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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

A Diverse Career in Mediation Demonstrates the Value of Skillful Communication During Conflict Resolution

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on November 19, 2018

Mediation Instructor Tsipora Dimant is a former program manager with PCC’s Community Education program – but her connection to Portland Community College runs even deeper. She arrived in the United States from Israel in 1974 and earned a GED, then an Associate’s Degree from PCC. Tsipora began studying mediation in 1992 and became an instructor for the subject in 2005. Inspired by the conflict in her native Israel, Tsipora strives to find resolutions to complex communication challenges. Her experience in mediation training spans decades and encapsulates diverse fields including small claims court, business, nonprofits and higher education.

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Topics: Professional Development, Meet the PDT Team, Portland Community College, Mediation, PCC

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