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Remote Professional Development Courses for Online Learning - Part 1

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on March 26, 2020

The national coordinated response to the Coronavirus Pandemic has led to many challenges across the American workforce - and the impact to PCC has been no different. Fortunately, our Professional Development and Training team team is able to adapt, holding many of our programs remotely (including Customized programming) during spring term. To make it simpler for prospective students to see which classes are available online, we're creating a two-part blog series listing all remote spring learning opportunities. 

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Topics: Professional Development

What Are the Five Conflict Resolution Strategies?

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on March 11, 2020

Different people use different methods to resolve conflict, and most people have one or more natural, preferred conflict resolution strategies that they use regularly. It is possible to scientifically measure an individual's inclinations toward specific conflict resolution strategies. In this article, we will discuss the five different categories of conflict resolution from the Thomas-Kilmann model, as well as their advantages and disadvantages.

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Topics: HR & Organizational Effectiveness, Communications, Leadership, Management

What Are Portland’s Laws on Tattooing?

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on March 09, 2020

 

Being a successful tattoo artist requires both knowledge and skill. One of the most important aspects of any tattoo artist's knowledge base is an in-depth understanding of the laws and rules that apply to your trade. In Portland, Oregon, the laws and rules that regulate tattooing come primarily from two bodies: the Board of Electrologists and Body Art Practitioners and the Health Licensing Office.

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Topics: Professional Development, CLIMB Center, Oregon

How to Hone Your Supervisor Skills

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on February 19, 2020

Being a great supervisor is not an inborn trait; it is developed through hard work. It takes a consistent effort to hone abilities. That’s why it’s important to have a good base set of skills, and the resources to hone those skills over time.

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Topics: CLIMB Center, Leaders, Portland Community College

7 Potential Changes to Portland's Electrical Code in 2020

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on February 13, 2020

Electricians in Portland need to pay attention to Oregon’s Electrical Specialty Code, which will implement regulations based on the National Electric Code (NEC) throughout 2020. Even electricians who are familiar with prior NECs need to take the time to read the newest regulations, as Oregon is known for adding state-specific amendments to prior NECs.

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Topics: Professional Development, PCC

Instructor Spotlight: Heiko Spoddeck

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on February 11, 2020

Heiko Spoddeck has worked at PCC for the last 16.5 years teaching math, physics, and chemistry. This year is the first time he will teach “Transgender Employees - Creating an Inclusive Community.”

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

Professional Development for Educators

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

Our world is continuously changing and evolving, meaning it's crucial to keep your skills up to date. This is particularly important if you're in the field of education, as others are looking to you to provide leadership and newfound knowledge on a variety of topics. It's all too easy for your information of key topics to become outdated without continual study. These reasons for ongoing education should be all the motivation that you need to continue learning so you can properly educate today's fast-thinking students.

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Topics: Professional Development, PCC

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

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