External Resources

Professional development opportunities are offered by a number of organizations, online and in person. A few recommendations are listed below. Contact Human Resources to discuss potential resources for specific individual needs or to arrange for customized department training or facilitated retreats with local, professional, facilitators. 

Local Organizations

Online Training Options

Free and Affordable Online Trainings

  • University College, U-Maine System
    Offers a wide range of highly interactive, affordable, courses that can be taken online. The courses are led by experienced instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors.    
  • Khan Academy
    Offers free, personalized learning resource for all ages. Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. Subjects such as: math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. The Academy partners with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT  to offer specialized content.
  • American Management Association (AMA)
    Offers free webinar series on the newest management thinkings and concepts from world-renowned leaders. 
  • Coursera
    Offers hundreds of courses from the world’s best universities and instructors. Courses are open to anyone and you can explore lectures and non-graded material for free. For a cost complete course experiences include graded assignments and certificates. Financial aid is available for those who qualify. 

Resources for Starting or Completing a Degree

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Undergraduate/ Graduate School Loan Resources