Professional Development

Whether you're interested in advancing your own skills or bringing your staff up to speed, the University of Southern Maine (USM) offers a wide spectrum of in-depth, comprehensive training programs, including certificate programs, workshops, and test preparation courses.


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Customized Workshops to Meet Your Needs

Let us build your organization a customized workshop. We provide strategic consultation and offer in-person or live-online courses with a flexible design that meet your development needs. Our delivery model is cost-effective, fully-customizable, and provides administrative support.

Examples of popular workshops include Constructive Conflict Resolution, Finance for Non-Financial Professionals, and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification. Other frequently requested topics include mentoring, mediation, and supervisory skills. We are enthusiastic to partner with you for professional development!

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Approved Professional Development Programs for Veterans

Many non-credit/CEU certificate programs we offer are approved for the use of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs educational benefits (also known as the GI Bill). To qualify, the program or workshop must lead to a specific vocational/occupational outcome. USM Veterans Services can help you navigate the VA educational benefits process.

USM by the Numbers

33 certificate programs
1002 seats filled with professionals annually
746 workshops available annually

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