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 2022

This year’s theme is The Leadership Bucket List and will focus on setting and achieving leadership goals, from skill development to continuous improvement to work-life balance. Topics will include leadership communication, teambuilding, conflict resolution, critical thinking, and self-care (all with a bucket-themed twist). Each session will also include information and tools to lead in virtual and in-person environments.

YPI 2022–which will be offered in a virtual format, though the finale will be held in-person, if possible–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 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, and 25, 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 Tracy Rockwell, Director of Employer U, at tracy.rockwell@maine.edu or (207) 521-3100 ext 2102.


The application deadline is Monday, March 21.
Selections will be announced Tuesday, March 22.
A $250 registration fee, paid by you or your business sponsor, is due by Friday, March 25.