Professional Development

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Interview with Terry Porter, Olympian, Intrepid Observer of the Natural World and Teacher of Critical Thinking, Sustainable Business Practices

Dr. Terry Porter has taught in the UMaine Hutchinson Center’s professional development program since 2019. Her current offerings are Engaging Your Critical Thinking Skills and Going Green: Sustainability in Business.    Where are you based and what can you see out your window(s) today? I’m at my home in Topsham, Maine. I moved here in […]

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Where Do Our Professional Development Participants Come From?

As we seek to expand our professional development programming for 2022 and beyond, we wanted to pause and tell you a few things. Since 2015, we’ve administered more than 80 professional development programs and supported training for more than 2,200 participants from the public and private sectors. Participants in our programs are from all over […]

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Call for Proposals – Professional Development

The UMaine Hutchinson Center is actively seeking proposals for new professional development programs for 2022 and beyond. We are looking for proposals that meet the needs of Maine’s workforce, as defined by the Governor’s Economic Recovery Committee and the Maine Economic Development Strategy, in addition to the needs shared by our community via our recent […]

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Professional Development Survey – Please respond by Nov. 8, 2021

Hello friends! As you know, our goal at the UMaine Hutchinson Center is to create high-quality professional development programs that meet our community’s needs. We’re hard at work developing programs that address knowledge and skill gaps in workforces in Maine and beyond. We humbly ask for your input to ensure that your needs are considered […]

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Learn How This Belfast Native is Leading Big Groups of People Through Big Changes

Belfast-native Kristine Wentworth is Community Outreach Coordinator and Continuous Improvement Specialist with Mathews Brothers Company (America’s oldest window manufacturer!). Mathews Brothers has been in business in the Belfast area since 1854, employing over 200 people between their Belfast and Hermon locations. (Fun fact: Wentworth’s grandfather, Ashley Brown, worked at Mathews Brothers, too!) In her role […]

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Interview with Lorrie Heard, Teaching From the Heart Participant

Second-grade teacher Lorrie Heard recently participated in the UMaine Hutchinson Center’s Teaching From the Heart: Nonviolent Communication in the Classroom program, with Gina Simm. Learn about Heard’s experience in the program and how what she learned helped to build community in her classroom and empower her students to express their feelings and needs.     […]

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Interview with Christopher Tremblay, Grant Writing Program Participant

Christopher Tremblay recently participated in a UMaine Hutchinson Center Grant Writing program. This program has helped numerous people write and receive grants for meaningful work in their communities. Learn about Tremblay’s experience in this program and the grant he subsequently received to build a prototype for an underwater acoustic recorder that can be affixed to […]

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