The University of Maine at Presque Isle will be offering two courses this spring starting on Monday, Feb. 25 as part of its American Management Association's certificate programs. The deadline for registration is Wednesday, Feb. 20.
These spring courses, part of a multi-course curriculum leading to Certificates in Management and Human Resources Management, are specifically created to meet the unique needs of working professionals who want to be more effective in their current positions and better prepared for future advancement, according to Keith Madore, campus AMA coordinator.
By meeting in a classroom setting with other managers from many different organizations, students are able to see how other companies handle problems similar to their own. Instructors with extensive business experience and excellent teaching skills facilitate the courses.
The course Fundamentals of Human Resources Management is scheduled for Mondays from Feb. 25 through March 25, from 6-9 p.m. in the Campus Center, Room 118. In this course, students will get an up-to-date guide on virtually every aspect of human resources management, from understanding the basic HR functions to using the web for recruiting. Clare Exner, Chair of UMPI's College Professional Programs, will lead the course.
Leadership Skills for Managers is scheduled for Wednesdays from Feb. 27 through April 3 from 6-8:30 p.m. and meets in the Campus Center, Alumni Room. This course focuses on the five leadership skill sets needed to ensure individual and organization performance--providing direction, leading by example, enabling others, sharing power, and seeking a better way—and also examines the attitudes and mindsets of effective leaders. The instructor is Ruth White, Director of the "Early College for ME" Program at Northern Maine Community College.
To earn an AMA certificate, each student is required to complete six courses for Management or five for Human Resources Management. Courses may be taken in any order and there is no time limit for completion of the program. Courses also can be offered on-site, Madore said.