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Portland's Top Course For Restaurant Business Builders

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on August 14, 2020

Making the leap towards pursuing your dream of running a restaurant, or food cart, or breaking into the food service industry takes a lot of hard work, patience, preparation and planning before you even hit the "start" button. The competitive industry requires a steadfast focus for all of the aspects that come with running your own business. You must prepare to face unexpected challenges, and learn how to become a master marketer.

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Topics: Small Business, CLIMB Center, Restaurants

What to Expect From Our Functional Nutrition Program for Healthcare Professionals

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on July 24, 2020

More and more people are realizing that nutrition is a key factor in good health, and this is creating a demand for professionals who can provide guidance in how to use it to its fullest. This goes far beyond the idea of using food to control weight. Nutrition has been linked to conditions like heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, digestive concerns, and more. It makes sense that while bad nutrition can increase risks, good nutrition can decrease them and may even help people heal from certain conditions.

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Topics: Healthcare, CLIMB Center, Functional Nutrition, Integrative Healthcare, institute for health professionals

Tips for Renewing Your Child Development Associate Certification

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on July 15, 2020

A Child Development Associate certificate provides key foundational information for a career as a teacher or child care professional. Whether you want to be an assistant teacher in a preschool or run your own daycare center, understanding the wider scope of how children grow and develop is key to understanding the milestones children will reach while in your care.

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Topics: CLIMB Center, Ed2Go

The Importance of Functional Nutrition

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on July 13, 2020

Whether you've been in the field for a while or are just starting your healthcare career in nutrition, the Functional Nutrition Program at the PCC Institute for Health Professionals will provide many benefits to your career development. The program will not only provide you with a solid foundation to develop your professional nutrition career, but it will also prepare you for the Holistic Nutrition Credentialing Board or HNCB certification exam.

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Topics: Healthcare, CLIMB Center, Functional Nutrition, Integrative Healthcare, Food

How Interpersonal Neurobiology Can Make You a Better Leader

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on July 06, 2020

During the industrial era, it was enough for leaders to have a succinct and linear way of thinking, display a strong sense of authority, and to exude at least a dash of charisma. In today's world, however, we need leaders with a far more complex set of skills and attributes, many of which relate directly to interpersonal relationships. Work relationships are less and less a top-down and hierarchical matter. Instead, they are ever-more dependent on a fluid, creative, and team-oriented mindset.

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Topics: Healthcare, CLIMB Center, Mental & Behavioral Health, Interpersonal Communication

How to Become an Inclusive Leader

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on July 02, 2020

Many businesses and organizations strive for inclusivity, but what does it really mean to lead with inclusion in mind? An inclusive leader is someone who can pair and effectively use the skills of leadership, which often include making tough decisions, with the skills of inclusion, which mean listening effectively, taking all suggestions into account, and formulating teams that feel their input is weighted equally with the input of others. When you successfully become an inclusive leader, you find greater trust in your team, better working conditions that result in lower turnover, and general functionality in the office that leads to long-term success.

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Topics: Professional Development, CLIMB Center, Leadership, Leaders

3 Reasons a Student May Be Difficult to Deal With

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on June 29, 2020

Teachers tend to spend an outsized amount of their attention on just one or two students in a given classroom. These students sometimes are acting out, not completing work, or actively distracting other students from their tasks. Difficult students make it hard to feel in control of a classroom and create frustration when you cannot accomplish the goals of your teaching plans. 

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Topics: Professional Development, CLIMB Center, Portland Community College

Delve into Remote IT Coursework

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on June 23, 2020

The world that runs our social media, business applications, and other software products is a complex one that has created some of the most prevalent and well-compensated jobs. Information Technology (IT) offers those who are willing to delve into the technical underpinnings of computers an opportunity to take good care of the systems under their responsibility. Getting trained for information technology careers is easier than you might assume; with Portland Community College, you can train for these careers using the remote professional development training for IT coursework. Offering a wide variety of coursework, this program makes it possible to gain prowess in a particular software, perhaps the one missing gap in your preexisting IT knowledge, or to get started and begin carving out a niche for yourself in this growing industry.

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Topics: CLIMB Center, Ed2Go

Transform Your Negotiation and Communication Skills

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on June 23, 2020

Understanding the power of negotiation is essential for anyone – especially business professionals. Developing key strategies and skills for successful and productive negotiation is key.

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Topics: Professional Development, CLIMB Center

4 Steps to Improve Conflict Management

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

No matter how versed we are in workplace experiences, most people still have areas of improvement to find when it comes to conflict management. After all, as many as 85% of people experience conflict in the workplace, according to a CPP Inc. Global Human Capital Report

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Topics: Professional Development, CLIMB Center, Communications

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