Improving Personal And Business Effectiveness through Critical Thinking

May 29 and June 12
8:30am – 4:00pm

Presented by the University of Maine Business School and the University of Maine Hutchinson Center

Participants will learn about critical thinking and the role of assumptions. They will increase understanding of how their assumptions operate, learn and practice ways of surfacing assumptions in themselves and others, gain greater freedom to choose and revise their assumptions, and improve communications through mindfulness of assumptions.

Program Objectives:hand with lightbulb

  • Recognize and questions assumptions
  • Frame and solve problems more effectively
  • Enhance decision making skills
  • Improve conflict resolution capability

This program is for:

  • Non-profit leaders
  • Business leaders
  • MBA students
  • Educators
  • Municipal officials
  • Anyone interested in improving their personal and business effectiveness through critical thinking


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About the presenter:

Terry Porter is a UMaine associate professor emerita of management from the Maine Business School. She received a Ph.D. degree from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, where her research focused on strategic change and corporate environmentalism. Porter also holds an M.A. in clinical psychology, and has practiced in the areas of mental health and performance psychology. 


The program fee is $150 per person, and includes a continental breakfast and catered lunch. Need-based scholarships are available. Certificates for seven contact hours will be awarded at the end of the workshop. Applications for continuing education units (.7) will be available. 

For more information, to request an accommodation or scholarship application, contact Michelle Patten, 207.338.8002;