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How to Maintain Balance Under Pressure

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on August 10, 2020

From first-time management roles up to C-suite executives, one of the challenges of leadership is experiencing more responsibility and as a result, more pressure. While your direct reports feel pressure from you to complete their work objectives, management up through the ranks have bigger goals to meet and less direct control over the outcome. It's important when implementing your leadership style to make sure you're maintaining balance even as things get stressful. These maintenance choices are part of what helps you ride the waves of pressure and come through stronger and more capable than before.

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Topics: Professional Development, Leadership

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

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

4 Classes Managers Need to Adapt to Portland Workplaces

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on February 27, 2020

It is no secret that in the last decade, Portland's population has grown and the makeup of its workforce has changed drastically. In order to continue to effectively manage your employees, you must adapt, learn new skills, and gain an understanding of the diverse and ever-changing Portland workforce. It is critical as a manager to provide a healthy, safe, and respectful workplace for all of your employees. In order to accomplish this task, as a manager, you must continue to grow and improve in areas such as diversity, transgender employees, and workplace harassment. Workplace discord and stress affect everyone within the company and can affect not only your team's morale but also their productivity. 

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Topics: HR & Organizational Effectiveness, Leadership, Interpersonal Communication, Portland Community College

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

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

Upcoming Professional Development Courses for PDT

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on September 20, 2019

PCC's Continuing Education programming offers professional development workshops in addition to its long term certification programming. This Fall, PCC Professional Development & Training offers 4-8 hour courses in communication, leadership, delegating, resolving conflict, supervision and project management. 

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Topics: Professional Development, CLIMB Center, Communications, Leadership, Project Management

PCC Professional Development and Training - Fall Registration is Open

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on August 15, 2019

Our personal and professional development courses offered this Fall provide advanced training in communication skills, motivating others, leadership and real estate, among other subjects.

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Topics: Professional Development, CLIMB Center, Communications, Leadership

8 Key Qualities for Successful Supervisors

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on August 09, 2019

Supervisors play an integral role in the organizational structure and hierarchy of a company. They help manage other employees in the process of carrying out their daily tasks and ensure business operations run smoothly and efficiently.

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Topics: Professional Development, CLIMB Center, Communications, Leadership, Coaching

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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