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Free downtown ?Lunch-and-Learn' topics
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PORTLAND, Ore. – Don’t spend another lunch hour in the company of your computer. Instead, join Portland Community College for a stimulating series of free lunch-time lectures, designed to empower your decisions and increase your success with work relationships. The non-credit Downtown Lecture Series features a great lineup of speakers from noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 2 through Nov. 6, at the Multnomah County Central Library, 801 S.W. 10th Ave. Topics are as follows: * Power Listening (Oct. 2). Speaker Molly Keating will explore how understanding the needs and interests of other people helps meet your own needs. Learn how listening is not the same as agreeing.* Dalai Lama in the Workplace (Oct. 9). With speaker Jacqueline Mandell, find out how an intention of peace, mindfulness and harmony can bring greater happiness to each working day.* Resolving Daily Conflicts (Oct. 16). Speaker Michele LeBien will examine techniques for resolving conflicts, preventing new conflicts, and creating conflict-resistant relationships.* Massage Your Mind (Oct. 23). Speaker Maya Frost will explain how to tap into a unique blend of philosophy, compassion and humor to help think your way through life’s challenges.* Failing Forward (Oct. 30). Failure teaches lessons that success alone cannot. Try "failing forward." Speaker Frank Mungeam will explore how to learn without lingering, turn setbacks into opportunities and transform mistakes into success.* Office Politics (Nov. 6). Speaker Rob Solomon will offer sure-fire strategies for staying employed as a valued member of the team, getting a promotion and surviving successfully in the world of work.For more information, contact PCC Community Education at 503-614-7308.