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Flipped+ Winter Workshop

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on December 14, 2020

This January, learn how to take the Flipped Classroom student engagement strategy to a new level with the Portland Community College workshop on the Flipped+ Classroom. PCC Instructors Jessica Bernards and Wendy Fresh have seen how to create deeper engagement with students without putting them on the spot and still allowing them the flexibility to take extra time outside of class to push themselves and learn new concepts.

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Topics: Professional Development, Meet the PDT Team

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

Technology, and a Trend Towards Management-by-Project Alter Useful Project Management Skillsets

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on July 12, 2019

Before Mark Van Heuvel began teaching at PCC he had a career as a manager working with iconic regional and national food and beverage industry brands, including Kraft. He’s been an instructor with PCC for more than twenty years and currently leads several Project Management courses with PCC’s Professional Development and Training program. We recently connected with Mark to learn about trends in project management. 

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Topics: Professional Development, Meet the PDT Team

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

Pass the State Licensing Exam for the State of Oregon, Learn How Real Estate Works in the Real World

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on September 07, 2018

Jerry Lasselle is an instructor for PCC’s real estate broker test prep course and has taught the course for more than ten years. He’s worked as an accountant for a large national CPA firm and also as a staff attorney for large Northwest law firm. He’s lived in Portland all his life and says he’s amazed at the many changes the city has experienced. We recently checked in with him to learn more about his experience with real estate and what continues to inspire his interest. 

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Topics: Professional Development, Meet the PDT Team, Stories & News

Real Estate Property Management - Skills Can Lead to a Career, or Help Students Improve their Personal Investment Management Skills

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on August 28, 2018

Dave Amato has been active in the real estate industry for 45+ years and an active Real Estate Broker since 2003. During his 23-year career as a builder/developer his projects added over 200 units of housing to Portland metro market. He has served on the board of directors for the Portland Metropolitan Home builders and currently serves on the Board of the Oregon Association of Realtors. We recently sat down with him to learn more about his course.

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Topics: Professional Development, Meet the PDT Team, Stories & News, Real Estate, Portland, Portland Community College, Property Management License, Oregon

More than License Prep: Real Estate Course Helps Individuals Understand Real Estate for Their Own Purchases or Investments

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on August 17, 2018


Gary Calvert is a former Air Force pilot and professional diver, and currently works for Washington County in Hillsboro for its housing authority. He’s lived in the Portland-metro area for over 30-years and has been teaching at Portland Community College for nearly as long, and in various capacities. He recently connected with us to share more about his passion for education and his interest in real estate.

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Topics: Meet the PDT Team, Stories & News, Real Estate, Brokerage, Portland, Pre-licensing, PCC Stories

Meet Your Instructor: Bret Cody

Posted by CLIMB Center on October 11, 2016

Bret Cody works in customized training at PCC CLIMB. He is an expert in various technical services.

 

 

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Topics: Professional Development, Meet the CLIMB Team, Meet the PDT Team

Meet Your Instructor: George Knox

Posted by CLIMB Center on October 07, 2016

George Knox is an instructor for PCC CLIMB's Professional Development and Training Center who specializes in writing. He teaches such courses as Business Writing, Business Grammar, Writing On-line Content, and Note Taking & Minutes.

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Topics: Professional Development, Meet the PDT Team

Meet Your Instructor: Christopher Dennis

Posted by CLIMB Center on October 07, 2016

 Christopher Dennis is a professional development instructor at PCC CLIMB. His classes include Project Management, Process Mapping, Change Management and custom topics.

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Topics: Professional Development, Meet the PDT Team

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