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Coming Up: Project Management Training

Jim Milliken's Project Management workshop series is scheduled twice a year each at USM's Abromson Center in Portland and UMaine's Hutchinson Center in Belfast.

The courses are designed for managers and professionals who work in group activities to innovate change and create solutions. Participants typically have been managing such work for some time without formal preparation, and are interested in improving their skills while reducing the time and effort such work takes.

The three-day Effective Project Management course is rich in "Aha!" moments as participants learn common-sense ways to set up, organize and manage complex innovations.

The three-day follow-on course, Implementing Project Management, builds on the basic Project Management design, examining actual projects, identifying problems/solutions, developing plans and practicing the leadership skills that project managers need on the job.

Full information and registration are available at:

For the University of Southern Maine, Portland

For the University of Maine, Hutchinson Center, Belfast

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  Jim Milliken is a consultant and coach who invests decades of in-the-grind experience in helping individuals and organizations become more productive and communicate more effectively.

    He works on-site with executives and managers to improve the processes and structures of organizations. In companion consultation, Jim provides customized skill-building counseling in the key skills of management and professional performance.

    Jim also presents classroom training, with workplace-based designs that emphasize practical skills in Project Management, Communication and Personal Productivity.

    And he is an interviewer and writer known for producing insightful reports and profiles; he provides professional editing services for newsletters and for writers of magazine articles and books; and he coaches writers in a broad range of disciplines. For professionals in midcareer, he provides counseling in workplace advancement and job interviewing/resume skills.

   Jim Milliken has been designing and delivering online college courses for undergraduate and graduate students for 10 years.

   As an accomplished public speaker, Jim Milliken provides presentations in any of his areas of specialty, customized for specific technical, managerial and professional requirements. Jim is active in the Association for Consulting Expertise; the Maine Chapter, Project Management Institute; and the Corporate Partners of the University of Southern Maine.

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Organizations need frequent tune-ups to maintain effective workflow amid change. Jim has long experience – plus creative tools -- to help executives analyze their organizations, then design and implement better ways.
Project Management is the 21st-century model for managing complex, risky innovations to on-time outcomes within budget. Jim Milliken offers workplace-tested designs in customized formats for onsite implementation and classroom training.
Communication is the lifeblood of human organization, in small partnerships and large corporations – and the pipeline to their markets. Jim provides practical approaches to all the oral and written forms.
Personal Productivity is fundamental, and it consists of skills that can be examined, practiced and perfected. Likewise Leadership and Supervision. Jim has common-sense training designs for dozens of these essentials.



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