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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

July Professional Development Courses at PCC

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on July 03, 2019

July courses offered by PCC Professional Development and Training are great introductions for developing leaders, or delectable refreshers for those who've been at it awhile.

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

It's Not What You Say, But How You Say It (and 4 Other Effective Communication Tips)

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on July 03, 2019

In work and life, effective communication is a critical piece to successful relationships, leadership, and growth. There are communication challenges that can trip up any professional — like reacting instead of responding, treating everyone the same, or assuming your message is understood. And today’s many outlets for communication — like email, text messages, social media, and instant messaging — can actually make communication more complicated, rather than easier.

In this post, we’ll take a look at some wise words that offer practical advice for effective communication.

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Topics: Professional Development, Leadership

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