Special Deals for Chamber of Commerce Members at the Hutchinson Center

December 30, 2021

The past few years have reminded us both of the need to reflect and to support each other. To that end, we’re excited to offer registration for two of our new online professional development programs at a discount to chamber members. Both of these programs offer a chance to reflect on internal practices and the development of skills to support each other through these challenging times.The two programs we’re offering this discount on are Going Green: Sustainability in Business and Helping to Calm Strong Emotions with Nonviolent Communication, described below. Chamber members will receive 20% off registration with code CHAMBER22.


GOING GREEN: SUSTAINABILITY IN BUSINESS with Dr. Terry PorterJan. 27 & 28, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET$195 $156 with code CHAMBER22

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONA great deal of attention is focused on the greening of business these days, and for good reason. Yet there’s so much confusing jargon, ill-defined terminology, and conflicting information out there, it can be hard to know where to begin. This online professional development program, facilitated by Dr. Terry Porter, associate professor emerita from the Maine Business School, will help you understand current business sustainability strategies and put them into practice in your own organization or business. Sustainability isn’t only good for the planet; it can lead to even greater success for your business.

Any business or nonprofit willing to reflect, learn and make an effort can reduce its carbon footprint, increase its corporate social responsibility and make a change.

In this workshop you’ll have an opportunity to step away from the day-to-day action, review your overall business plan, and refocus it in light of emerging sustainability opportunities.


HELPING CALM STRONG EMOTIONS WITH NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION with Peggy SmithMondays, Feb. 28, Mar. 7, 21, Apr. 4, 4-5:30 p.m. ET$125 $100 with code CHAMBER22

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONDo people seem more edgy and argumentative these days? Would you like your own inner voice to be nurturing and supportive during challenging moments? Are you eager to support the emotional well-being of the people around you during these high-stress times? Could you use some easy-to-learn tools to help calm things down without using punishment or fear? Tools you could readily employ to mitigate conflict between students, dispel tension during customer service interactions, reduce workplace friction and intentionally minimize stress with your family and friends?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, this interactive online Nonviolent Communication workshop will offer you many tools to move toward your goals.

Participants will learn practical strategies for helping calm strong emotions in ourselves and others. Together, we’ll delve into verbal and somatic strategies to move away from brittle reactivity and into resilient responsiveness. You will leave this course with an understanding of how neuroscience and resonant language can help strengthen harmony and authentic connection.


We encourage you to reach out if you have any questions about these programs or others. Email um.fhc.pd@maine.edu or call 207.338.8002. As always, need-based scholarships are available for people who live or work in Knox and Waldo counties. We also offer custom programs and group discounts. Feel free to check out additional opportunities at the Hutchinson Center, including new academic programs and conference services.We hope you and yours are healthy and hale and we wish you a happy new year!


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Rockland, Maine 04841


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