Registration is open for an in-person professional development program, Going Green: Sustainability in Business. The online workshop, part of the University of Maine’s Hutchinson Center Professional Development Program, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on October 21 at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast.

This workshop will help participants understand current corporate sustainability strategies and how to put them into practice. The program is designed not only for environmental businesses, but also for large or small businesses or non-profit organizations providing goods, experiences or services. Participants will have the opportunity to step away from the day-to-day action, review their strategic plans and refocus them in light of new sustainability opportunities.

The program will be moderated by Terry Porter, Associate Professor Emeritus of Maine Business School. Porter earned his Ph.D. graduated from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, where her research focused on dynamic capabilities and strategic change in the case of corporate environmentalism. Porter taught business strategy and sustainability for 13 years at Maine Business School. She also launched a sustainability track in the MaineMBA program and advised the student chapter of Net Impact, a leadership development program in sustainable business. Porter has a Masters in Clinical Psychology, is a Certified Mental Health Counselor and a 2014 Fulbright Scholar. She has over 30 years of experience as a teacher, counselor, coach, guide and facilitator.

This program should be offered in person. Participants will receive a certificate of completion and 0.8 CFU/8 contact hours are available.

The cost of the program is $215 per person. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available for individuals who live or work in Knox or Waldo County. Early registration is recommended as places are limited. For more information or to request reasonable accommodation, contact Michelle Patten, [email protected]; 207.338.8002. For more information or to register, visit the Hutchinson Center website.