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Instructor Spotlight: Carolyn Waterfall on Leading Change Management

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on January 24, 2020

 

Having been with Portland Community College since 1999, Carolyn Waterfall has taught a wide variety of highly experiential and fun courses designed to enhance leadership, management and communication skills.

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Topics: Professional Development, Leadership, Leaders, Interpersonal Communication

How Does Grant Writing Work

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on January 14, 2020

Grants are funds offered to companies, non-profits, and other organizations to help these groups reach their goals. For some organizations, grant money accounts for most or all of their operating budgets. Needless to say, it is essential for them to do their best to win these funds, which do not have to be paid back.

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Topics: Portland Community College

Instructor Spotlight: Hallie Puncochar, Excel Master

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on January 07, 2020

Hallie Puncochar has taught Computer Applications at Rock Creek for ten years. Before that, Hallie was a Global Account Specialist with a trims manufacturer that served major apparel giants such as Nike, Adidas, Columbia Sportswear, and Kroger. After a competitor acquired the parent company, Puncochar pursued a Master’s in Teaching. She found training others so enjoyable that, soon after graduation, she applied and was hired to teach at PCC. Learn more about the instructor for Technology Professional Development below.

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Topics: Employee Training, Technology, PCC

The Five Stages of Mediation

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on December 30, 2019

Mediation has become a popular alternative to standard legal actions such as arbitration or lawsuits, especially in business. This is because litigation has many downsides: expenses, hostility, and the likely ending of relationships. Even if a dispute is against a friend or family member, the adversarial nature of litigation will replace any previous good feelings with hostile ones.

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Topics: Professional Development, CLIMB Center, Interpersonal Communication

A Beginner's Guide to Project Management

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on December 27, 2019
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Topics: Professional Development, CLIMB Center, Project Management

5 Common Changes in Today's Evolving Workplace

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on November 04, 2019

“When life is hard, you have to change”
Shannon Hoon, Blind Melon 

In life, change is inevitable, including in the workplace. Today’s workplace is continuously shifting, ushering in a new norm with a variety of changes and disruptions. This can bring about positive change and growth, or lead to negative consequences. 

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Topics: Professional Development, Change Management

Upcoming Professional Development Courses for PDT

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on September 20, 2019

PCC's Continuing Education programming offers professional development workshops in addition to its long term certification programming. This Fall, PCC Professional Development & Training offers 4-8 hour courses in communication, leadership, delegating, resolving conflict, supervision and project management. 

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Topics: Professional Development, CLIMB Center, Communications, Leadership, Project Management

How to Prepare for Your Real Estate Broker License Exam

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on September 10, 2019

As a real estate agent, you position yourself for some incredible job benefits. You get to be your own boss and enter a field with nearly limitless opportunities for income and business growth. You will have the satisfaction of helping people find their dream home and location as well. PCC's Professional Development and Training offers two real estate test preparation courses - one for prospective brokers and one for prospective property managers.

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Topics: Professional Development, CLIMB Center, Real Estate

PCC Professional Development and Training - Fall Registration is Open

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on August 15, 2019

Our personal and professional development courses offered this Fall provide advanced training in communication skills, motivating others, leadership and real estate, among other subjects.

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Topics: Professional Development, CLIMB Center, Communications, Leadership

Five Methods for Motivating Your Employees

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on August 09, 2019

As a business owner or manager, one of your primary responsibilities is taking care of your employees. Motivated employees tend to be more productive, focused, and dedicated, which contributes significantly to helping your organization achieve and maintain its business goals. Different employees will respond better to some tactics over others, which is why it’s important to take a comprehensive approach to motivating and supporting your team. 

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Topics: Professional Development, CLIMB Center, Coaching, Interpersonal Communication

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