Who Does She Think She Is?, a documentary by Academy Award-winning producer Pamela Tanner Boll (Born Into Brothels), features five diverse women who refuse to choose between being a mother and being an artist. While the film focuses on artists in particular, it also speaks more generally to mothers who strive to balance their desire to mother with their desire to pursue other dreams. The film goes beyond the individual stories by raising thought-provoking questions about our society. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with four local artists who have first-hand experience balancing mothering and art.
This event is free and open to all. March 28th, 7 PM at the Hutchinson Center.
Please visit http://www.whodoesshethinksheis.net/
to learn more about the content of this documentary.
For more information visit our websites, Facebook pages, or contact us by email
http://www.umaine.edu/mainemotherdaughterproject/ OR http://belfastcreativecoalition.org/
Facebook: MaineMotherDaughterProject OR BelfastCreativeCoalition
This project is supported by the Maine Humanities Council, The University of Maine Hutchinson Center, Department of Sociology and Women’s Studies Program
Need a 3-credit college course for this Spring?
The University of Maine Hutchinson Center is again offering the popular three-credit college course, PAX 452: Advance Study in Transformative Mediation, which deepens oneís understanding of the principles of the transformative orientation to medication practice, and builds on the learnings in PAX 451.
The course will begin on Monday, April 16th and continuing all week, ending on Friday, April 20th. The class will run from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm each day (Monday through Friday). The instructor is Will Galloway, who has been teaching for the University and Hutchinson Center for over 10 years and is very well respected in the peace studies field as well as the midcoast community. Mediation is about conflict and resolution, and is very much individualized to each situation. Some people choose mediation as a way to resolve a difficult situation. Others use it to begin a difficult conversation. The end goal is to work together to reach an agreement or understanding. Students will deepen their understanding of the premises and principles of the transformative orientation to mediation practice. Students will consider how values and belief systems impact the development of mediation models or schools of thought. The course includes skills development through intensive coaching.
The course introduces students to the theory and practice of mediation. Participants will reflect together on the nature and origins of conflict and its impact on society and individuals. Student will acquire and practice the skills needed for effective conflict management.
The skills gained in this course are useful in so many fields: community, human resource, community development, social work, restorative justice, peace studies and everyday life. For more information or to register for the class please contact the Hutchinson Center at 338-8000, toll free 800-753-9044 or stop in the main office.
In these difficult times, even non-profit directors, their staff and boards need to be proactive in guiding their organizations and leveraging their dollars and resources to their best advantage.
The University of Maine Hutchinson Centerís Nonprofit Certificate Management program is offering the workshop, “Strategic Planning and Management in the Nonprofit Organization” on Monday, April 1st from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. It is being team taught by Deb Burwell and Jane Haskell.
Strategic planning has evolved to meet our rapidly shifting environment. We will review past approaches, identify current uses, and highlight limitations. As a process, strategic planning is more of a mind-set than a one-time activity. We will explore how to design, implement, and evaluate user-friendly plans that have flexibility and room for change. With your organization in mind, we will practice using strategic planning tools and techniques. Each person will leave with an outline for developing a viable strategic plan.
Deb Burwell supports nonprofit leaders and their organizations in being sustainable and inspired. She has guided Strategic Planning for 18 years, and continuously discovers improved and relevant planning methods to take advantage of opportunities and address challenges as they arise. The business she co-runs, Paddling the Rapids, honors the courage it takes to stay the course while navigating the rapids.
Jane Haskell brings over 20 years of experience in the design and implementation of experiential community development programs for youth and adults as a UMaine Extension professor. She is a co-creator of Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills, a training series designed to help local citizens as well as professional staff learn how to get work done more effectively and efficiently in group meetings.
The University of Maine Hutchinson Center, Route 3, Belfast, has designed the certificate program in non-profit organizational management for non-profit organization executives, staff members, and leaders to deal with contemporary issues and problems using realistic, “hands on” strategies. The various workshops will encourage interactive discussion of “real world” situations and actively engage participants in quality planning, effective program/service development, creative problem solving, and issue resolution. This certificate represents yet another of the offerings that the University of Maine Hutchinson Center has created to be responsive to the educational needs of the community.
The non-profit workshops will appeal to those involved in a variety of organizational roles, including executive directors, board/trustee members, business managers, development officers, program officers, and those holding similar positions. Those not currently engaged in non-profit organizational rolesóbut seeking to move into these career areasówill also gain a great deal from participation in these workshops.
Register for any one workshop or for the series by contacting Nancy Boyington at the Hutchinson Center at 338-8002 (toll free 800-753-9044) or
. The cost for each one-day workshop is $150 and $255 for the two-day grant writing workshop. Each workshop fee will include continental breakfast, lunch and all workshop materials.
Two new University of Maine Orono classes are being added to the Fall 2013 class schedule and delivered via video conferencing technology at the Hutchinson Center:
CIE 598 Sustainable Infrastructure, a special topics 3 credit graduate engineering class with no pre-requisites and open to all. More details available soon.
PHI 100 Contemporary Moral Problems, examines a variety of moral problems causing controversy in contemporary society. Focuses on evaluating arguments for and against competing solutions to these problems. Also discusses different philosophical strategies for thinking about moral obligations and relationships. Topics surveyed may include: abortion, affirmative action, euthanasia, feminism, the environment, capital punishment, welfare and aid to the needy, technology, war and racism, among others. This course satisfies the General Education Ethics, Western Cultural Tradition, and Social Contexts and Institutions requirements. Credits: 3
We are pleased to announce the 2013 Maine NEW Leadership Summer Institute at the University of Maine in Orono from May 30 to June 4, 2013. Offered by the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, this six-day, residential non-partisan training program, provided at no cost to undergraduate college women, educates and empowers women to become civic and political leaders. To be eligible, undergraduates must either be from Maine or attending college in Maine. Graduating college seniors are eligible to apply. Applications must be postmarked or hand-delivered by March 21, 2013.
Please visit this link: http://vimeo.com/55492693 to view a short video, in which several NEW Leadership graduates describe how the program changed their lives and inspired them to become engaged community leaders. We hope you find inspiration in their stories!