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UMPI hosts management courses for the fall semester

The University of Maine at Presque Isle will be offering two courses this fall beginning Monday, Sept. 22, and Wednesday, Sept. 24, respectively, as part of its American Management Association’s certificate programs. The course registration deadline is Thursday, Sept. 18.

These fall 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 will be held on Mondays from Sept. 22 to Oct. 27, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Campus Center, Room 118. The course will provide a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to virtually every aspect of human resources management, from understanding the basic HR functions to using the web for recruiting and selecting the latest HRIS. Whether new to the profession or a newly promoted professional, students will find in this course all the information and skills they need to do their job and make a positive impact in their organization. This course is required for the Human Resources Certificate. Clare Exner, retired UMPI Business faculty member, will lead the course.

What Managers Do is scheduled for Wednesdays from Sept. 24 through Oct. 29, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Campus Center, Alumni Room. The course focuses on the many components of a manager’s job, from planning and organizing to staffing, directing and controlling, and gives participants the skills they need to delegate effectively, motivate successfully, use time efficiently, and increase productivity substantially. This course is required for the Management Certificate. Kim Jones, Marketing Coordinator for Cary Medical Center, will lead 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.

Each course meets once a week for six weeks and one or more courses may be taken per term. The cost is $250 per course, and includes instruction, text and materials. Continuing Education Units are available for an additional charge. For more information or to register, contact Keith Madore at 207.768.9568 or keith.madore@maine.edu.