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 2021

This year’s theme is Resilient Leadership and will focus on thriving in an ever-changing reality. Topics will include personal and professional wellness, relationship building, communication, sustaining and strengthening organizational culture, decision making, goal setting, and change management. All of these topics will include an emphasis on leadership in both virtual and physical environments.

YPI 2021–which is being offered for the very first time in a virtual environment–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 April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, and June 2, 4-5:30 p.m. Participants are expected to attend all sessions.

If you have questions about YPI or other professional development opportunities, please contact Kim Jones, Director of Employer U and Business Department Faculty, at kimberly.a.jones@maine.edu or 207.768.9459.


The application deadline is Wednesday, March 31.
Selections will be announced Friday, April 2.
A $250 registration fee, paid by you or your business sponsor, is due by Friday, April 9.