Professional Development Programs

Professional Development Courses

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Courses with links are still available this spring. Our Fall schedule will be available on June 1.

If you have questions about upcoming courses, email us at


Agile Leadership and Process Improvement (pdf)

  • Certificate Program in Agile Leadership and Process Improvement

    • Required Courses - Courses may be taken individually or as part of the program

      • Introduction to Agile, Scrum, and Kanban (offered again in the Fall)
      • Advanced Agile Practices

Career Series 

Grant Writing (pdf)

Human Resource Management 

  • Certificate Program in Human Resource Management (pdf)

    • Required Courses - starting in the Fall, all courses will be offered both in the classroom and online

  • Additional HR Workshops
  • Test Prep

Leadership and Professional Skills

  • Certificate Program in Managerial Leadership

  • Additional Workshops

Lean Six Sigma

Mediation (pdf)

Professional Communication

  • Certificate Program in Professional Communication (pdf)

    • Required Courses - Courses may be taken individually or as part of the program

      • Delivering Powerful Presentations
      • Leading Effective Meetings
      • Professional Writing Workshop: Two-Day Intensive
      • Skillful Conversations
  • Additional Communication workshops
    • Business Writing Basics

Project Management

  • Certificate Program in Project Management(pdf)

    • Required Courses -  Courses should be taken in order.

      • Effective Project Management
      • Implementing Project Management (Prerequisite Effective Project Management)
      • Advanced Project Management (Prerequisite Effective Project Management and Implementing Project Management)

Supervision (pdf)

  • Certificate Program in Supervision (Individual course option)

    • Required Courses - Courses may be taken individually or as part of the program

      • Stepping Up to Supervisor 
      • Using Feedback Effectively 
      • Coaching to Enhance Performance
      • Dealing with Poor Performance
      • Delegating

Test Prep for Grad School

  • GMAT Test Prep
  • GRE Test Prep


If you're interested in a degree program or considering finishing your degree at USM, contact the Office for Prior Learning Assessment to find out whether the learning you've acquired during your professional development program will translate to academic credits


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