The University of Maine at Presque Isle will be offering two courses this spring beginning Monday, March 24, and Tuesday, March 25, respectively, as part of its American Management Association's certificate programs. The course registration deadline is March 19.
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 newly developed course The Legal Side of Human Resources will be held on Mondays from March 24 to April 28, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Campus Center, Alumni Room. Filled with workplace examples and step-by-step explanations, this course will provide a deep understanding of HR law fundamentals and the tools needed to legally recruit, onboard, manage, discipline, and lead others. Clare Exner, Professor of Business Management at UMPI, will lead the course.
A Manager's Guide to Human Behavior is scheduled for Tuesdays from March 25 through April 29, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Campus Center, Room 118. This course will prepare managers to better understand, motivate and focus the energies of individual employees and the collective energy of their work teams. Key theories and their practical application to typical management situations will be examined. Ruth White, Director of the "Early College for ME" Program at NMCC, will facilitate the course.
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.