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4 HR Skills for Every Manager

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on April 24, 2018

As a manager, you are the first line of defense when it comes to addressing day-to-day HR issues before they become serious. However, it’s important to arm yourself with the necessary skills to empower your team and avoid possible legal headaches. In this post, we’ll take a look at four leadership skills that are essential for promoting effective teamwork.

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Topics: Leadership, Management, Leaders

Mindfulness as a Practical Tool for Anxiety and Depression

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on April 19, 2018

Mindfulness is the practice of being self-aware and truly present. While everyone has the ability to be “mindful,” it takes time and persistence to unlock the positive impact that mindfulness can have on mental health.

PCC’s Institute for Health Professionals has mental and behavioral health classes that include mindfulness as a tool, which can be extremely valuable and empowering when treating patients with anxiety and depression.

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Topics: Healthcare, Mental & Behavioral Health

Grow Your Practice (and Ease Your Own Pain) with Soft Tissue Release

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on April 10, 2018

Many CLIMB programs help small businesses to expand opportunities and develop additional revenue streams. One of our latest workshops enables body and movement professionals to teach individuals and group classes the sports massage techniques of soft tissue release.  

Soft tissue release techniques are safe and effective manual therapies designed to ease pain — for both you and your clients. Whether you are a massage therapist or athletic trainer, a yoga instructor or a nurse, you can use these techniques in your practice and even on yourself to treat a wide range of painful conditions.

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Topics: Healthcare

New Course Explores Medication Assisted Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on April 03, 2018

by Nick Reguero, CADCII, LPC

Can you take a drug and still be clean?

Or perhaps, a better question may be: does medication assisted treatment promote recovery?

Before we even attempt to answer these questions, we should get a lay of the land.

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Topics: Healthcare, opioid disorders

It's Not What You Say, But How You Say It (and 4 Other Effective Communication Tips)

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on March 28, 2018

In work and life, effective communication is a critical piece to successful relationships, leadership, and growth. There are communication challenges that can trip up any professional — like reacting instead of responding, treating everyone the same, or assuming your message is understood. And today’s many outlets for communication — like email, text messages, social media, and instant messaging — can actually make communication more complicated, rather than easier.

In this post, we’ll take a look at some wise words that offer practical advice for effective communication.

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Topics: Professional Development, Leadership

Looking to Enter the Healthcare Field in 2018?

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on March 15, 2018

Due to a continuously growing demand for healthcare services, healthcare job opportunities continue to be among the fastest growing in the nation. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, out of the 20 fastest growing jobs in the United States, 11 of those positions are in healthcare.

Employees are needed for all levels of positions, from entry-level to high-level administrators. People from unique backgrounds and with a variety of skills and life experiences are vital to ensure all community members receive quality healthcare.

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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers

3 Steps to Drive Organizational Change in a Non-Management Role

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on March 14, 2018

Organizational change is almost always difficult, and if you’re trying to encourage it from a non-leadership or non-management position, it can be even more challenging. However, there are strategies that can help you be successful in persuading others to adopt change.

PCC CLIMB offers a variety of classes in leadership skills, relationship management and networking that can help you be more effective when working with others to advance your ideas. In this post, we’ll take a look at three specific ways you can drive organizational change, even if you’re in a non-management role.

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Topics: Professional Development

What’s the Difference Between a Bookkeeper and an Accountant?

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on March 08, 2018

When it comes to starting a business, there are few roles as important as your bookkeeper and accountant. Sound bookkeeping and accounting are vital for small businesses to get up and running, and to maintain their financial stability.

Bookkeeping and accounting professionals perform a number of tasks that are essential for your business, including having your books in order, staying in compliance, filing taxes on time and correctly, managing payroll, and more. If you’re considering starting a new business or are already in the beginning stages, you might be concerned that you don’t have the right professional to manage them. Do you need an accountant or a bookkeeper to take on these crucial functions?

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Topics: Small Business

Understanding the Symptoms and Behavior of Dementia

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on February 27, 2018

As more people in an aging population suffer from dementia, it’s important for healthcare providers to understand how to care for and communicate with these patients. You can improve your caregiving skills with Portland Community College Aging Adult courses.

Dementia is not just one health condition; it’s a collection of conditions that can impact memory and brain function so severely that it affects a person’s daily life. These conditions may include:

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Topics: Healthcare, Aging Adult

Are You Looking at Things From All Angles? 7 Steps to Take When Making a Tough Decision

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on February 15, 2018

One of the most important life skills a business professional can develop is the ability to make smart and informed decisions. Both logic and emotion play a role in the process, but in order to accurately identify your options and choose the right solution, you need to explore things from all angles.

In this post, we’ll take a look at the process for how to make a tough decision and how you can feel more confident about your decision-making skills.

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Topics: Professional Development