Courses

Our strengths directly correspond to what we love to do most and what we do best. When we have a deep understanding of our strengths we open doors of possibility, leading us to more fulfilling work.  This highly interactive, fun and eye-opening workshop will give you an in-depth understanding of your own personal strengths and provide opportunities for you to collaborate with others with different strengths.


Tuesday, November 12, 2019, BEC 0154
Demonstrate your value as a Human Resource Professional through certification by the Society for Human Resource Professionals (SHRM) as a Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). This course prepares you for the SHRM certification exams, recognized as one of the global standards in certification for the HR professional. SHRM member fee $1095; Non-SHRM member fee $1675. This course is for experienced HR professionals (not an entry to the HR profession).


September 18, 2019 to December 6, 2019, CHLAB 207
Has your job scope grown to include Human Resource (HR) responsibilities? In today's workplaces, many professionals oversee HR functions while multitasking across various disciplines from sales, accounting, finance, etc. This course is designed to give non-HR professionals a baseline in Human Resource management. Topics will include the fundamentals and best practices of legal issues, recruitment and selection, training and development, assessing employee performance, and motivation techniques. This course combines five classroom sessions with online homework and student-directed projects that will have a direct impact on your organization (plan on spending about three hours per week outside class on homework and projects).


October 10, 2019 to December 5, 2019, BEC 0154
If you are an experienced supervisor, you already know that there are many different styles of effective leadership. Are you aware of the style you naturally gravitate towards? This class will explore cutting-edge research on the four most common leadership styles along with the pros and cons of each style. Learn how to maximize your strengths and overcome your weaknesses, as well as set goals for future improvement in your leadership role.


October 30, 2019 to November 6, 2019, BEC 0152
As we grow in our professional careers, we need critical skills like managing conflict and giving and receiving feedback. Learn techniques to be more effective in helping others learn and grow, and how to view conflict as an opportunity, not something to avoid.


Tuesday, October 29, 2019, BEC 0154
Leadership Lab@COCC is an intensive leadership development immersion experience incorporating many learning activities to grow the habits successful leaders need in today's workplace.


October 10, 2019 to December 19, 2019, BEC 0154
Would you like to gain more clarity, productivity, and courage as a leader to reach a new level of excellence leading your team? Through reading bestselling book High Performance Habits, examine how each of the six habits can challenge us to be better leaders through lively discussion, video clips, self-reflection, and shared conversation. The weekly at-home readings and goal-setting exercises will energize and focus you in new ways. You'll leave this class knowing what the six habits are and how to implement them to greatly increase your leadership influence. 


October 15, 2019 to December 3, 2019, BEC 0154
Make your transition from peer to supervisor successful! Being promoted to a role supervising your former peers is one of the most difficult transitions to make in your career.


Friday, November 8, 2019, CHLAB 301
What does the Oregon Equal Pay Act mean to employers and what should you be doing about it? This law attempts to level the uncertain compensation playing field in a number of key respects including disparate pay on the basis of more protected classes than just gender, salary history inquiry restrictions, applicable deadlines, what factors to consider, and strategies for implementing and complying with the Equal Pay provisions.


Tuesday, October 22, 2019, BEC 0154
Too often we view meetings as an obligation that prevents us from being productive and not a way to achieve our goals and move our organization forward. Gain the tools to transform meetings so they are productive and make a difference, whether routine check-ins, planning, or decision-making meetings. 


Tuesday, October 8, 2019, BEC 0154
Rapid change in the workplace puts more emphasis on the importance of effective conflict resolution. Explore and identify your preferred approach to dealing with conflict and learn the skills needed to resolve conflicts successfully in a respectful manner.


Friday, October 25, 2019, BEC 0154
TED Talks inspire us to think in new ways. Come together and discuss thought-provoking concepts while enjoying an adult beverage at Cascade Culinary Institute. Watch inspirational TED Talks followed by lively facilitated discussion focusing on applying new ideas to your professional and personal life. Discover the ingredients of great conversations: honesty, brevity, clarity and a healthy amount of listening.


Wednesday, November 6, 2019, CUL 120
TED Talks inspire us to think in new ways. Come together and discuss thought-provoking concepts while enjoying an adult beverage at Cascade Culinary Institute. Watch inspirational TED Talks followed by lively facilitated discussion focusing on applying new ideas to your professional and personal life. This session gives us hope that it is possible for the dissimilar to live in harmony.


Wednesday, October 16, 2019, CUL 120