Feb 19

(Online) Engaging Your Critical Thinking Skills

Friday, February 19 –

Event Time: 9:00am-1:00pm

University of Maine - Hutchinson Center
80 Belmont Ave.,, Belfast

Given the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, upcoming elections and social uprisings, the ability to communicate rationally and clearly is more important than ever. Critical thinking skills can help! This online professional development program can help ALL of us learn to connect with each other through rational thought, diffusing emotions and learning to discern facts from opinions. This online professional development workshop consists of two meetings where we will learn and practice every aspect of critical thinking in a fun and supportive atmosphere. On the first day, we’ll learn about each element of critical thinking and practice them with each other. In the second meeting, we’ll dive deeper into each aspect and combine them into your own complete, customized toolkit. During the time in between classes, you’ll be given some fun activities to do on your own. Winter 2021 Session: Friday, February 19 & Friday, February 26, 2021 9 a.m.–1 p.m. This dynamic, interactive program will be offered synchronously via Zoom—you’ll need access to a stable internet connection. This is not a pre-recorded program. Instructor: Terry Porter is Associate Professor Emerita at the University of Maine, where she taught business strategy and sustainability in the Maine Business School for 13 years. Dr. Porter also holds an MA in Clinical Psychology and is a certified mental health counselor. She has over thirty years’ experience as a teacher, counselor, coach, guide and facilitator. $150 Need-based scholarships for Knox and Waldo County residents who plan to use the skills gained in the course to benefit their community. CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS .75 CEUs Certificate of completion for completing the entirety of this 7.5-hour course For more information or to request an accommodation contact Michelle Patten, Conference and Professional Development Coordinator, um.fhc.pd@maine.edu; 207.338.8002.


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About University of Maine - Hutchinson Center

80 Belmont Ave.,
Belfast, ME 04915

Using on-site resources and distance learning technology, The University of Maine Hutchinson Center provides undergraduate, graduate, and non-credit programs for personal and professional development. The Hutchinson Center also offers conference services and meeting spaces to private businesses and community organizations, and shares local artists work throughout the calendar year.

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