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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

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

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

Coaching: A Leadership Skill that Belongs in Your Intellectual Trophy Case

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on July 08, 2019

By Michelle Brubaker

“We’re way past big speech time” said Coach Norman Dale in the renowned 1986 sports film Hoosiers, based upon a small-town Indiana basketball team that made it to the state finals.

The coach, portrayed by actor Gene Hackman, knew that it wouldn’t be a motivational pep talk to a bunch of underdogs that led to victory. The championship would be the result of ongoing leadership bringing individuals together to achieve a common goal. 

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Topics: Leadership, Coaching, Interpersonal Communication

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