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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

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

Ending Conflict Holistically: How Basic Mediation Skills Can Revolutionize Your Work Life

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on June 18, 2020

Whether in a workplace, in a family, or in a community group, the arrival of a dispute or conflict can grind forward progress to a halt. When a combination of combativeness and conflict avoidance leads to a standstill, it's easy to abandon important efforts or endeavors, or else see them waste away as participants move on to other tasks. At other times, these conflicts escalate, with multiple parties saying and doing things they later regret that damage their relationships moving forward. 

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Topics: Professional Development, CLIMB Center

How to Get Started as an Oregon Real Estate Broker

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on June 08, 2020

Real estate is an exciting career path for go-getters who enjoy talking with people and staying organized. The real estate industry can be challenging in the beginning, but those who are consistent can see rapid growth in their earnings. Creating a fruitful network for future home purchases will help you build a strong customer base. Your work helps people find their dream homes, the perfect commercial property for their business, or investment property. However, before getting started with your real estate career, you need the proper training and certification.

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Topics: Professional Development, Property Management License

Upcoming Professional Development Courses Available on Zoom

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

During the unprecedented COVID-19 interruption we've adjusted and retooled the delivery of our programming - and for the first time are offering Professional Development & Training courses remotely using Zoom. Unwrap new skills, or practice and enhance the ones you already have - from the comfort of home. 

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Topics: Professional Development, CLIMB Center, Communications, Project Management, Coaching, Change Management

Supervision Series - Leadership Skills, Coaching and Delegating

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on April 17, 2020

PCC Professional Development and Training's new Supervision series offers three 4-hr courses over three weeks with Instructor Carolyn Waterfall via Zoom. Practice Leadership Skills, Delegating and Coaching - and receive a discount for registering for the full series. To learn more, find the link at the bottom of this blog.

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Topics: Professional Development, CLIMB Center, Leaders, Portland Community College

Coaching: A Leadership Skill

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on April 16, 2020

In today’s business world, the right leadership skills are essential to help people achieve their best potential. Leaders have many different ways they can lead their teams. Advising and mentoring are both highly effective and positive leadership styles, but sometimes coaching leadership is the best way to approach leading employees.

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Topics: Professional Development, CLIMB Center, Portland Community College

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

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