Young Professionals Institute

Young Professionals Institute

A Professional Development Short Course for People who are Young in their Careers

Looking for the skills that will bring you long-term success in your career? Then this professional development opportunity is exactly what you’ve been looking for. Hosted by the University of Maine at Presque Isle and MMG Insurance, and supported by Cary Medical Center, Katahdin Trust Company, and Northern Light A.R. Gould Hospital, the Young Professionals Institute helps participants hone their professional skills through hands-on activities, on-the-spot public speaking assignments, and business simulation exercises.

YPI 2023

This year’s theme is The Leading Role and will focus on leadership communication, DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion), conflict resolution, and more through a fun, new lens: each week will feature a different movie that relates to a topic from the modern workplace. Join us to prepare for your leading role!

YPI 2023 will feature an exciting line-up of activities, projects, and special guests connected with the skills and abilities today’s employers are looking for in prospective employees and candidates for advancement. Classes will be held on Wednesdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, and 12, 4-6 p.m. The finale will take place on Thursday, April 27, 4:30-7 p.m. Participants are expected to attend all sessions.

If you have questions about YPI or other professional development opportunities, please contact Tracy Rockwell, Director of Employer U, at tracy.rockwell@maine.edu or (207) 521-3100 ext 2102.


The application deadline is Monday, January 30.
Selections will be announced Wednesday, February 1.
A $250 registration fee, paid by you or your business sponsor, is due by Friday, February 17.