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Lunch and Learn series explores life lessons

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PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland Community College is hosting a non-credit, free professional development series called “Lunch and Learn.”

The Lunch and Learn Series is designed to have professionals learn about new ideas on how to make their life at work better. This is a non-credit series, which features professional, energetic speakers about issues relevant to their work and personal life.

Bring your lunch and join other professionals, noon to 1 p.m., Thursdays, Oct. 19 through Nov. 16 at the Downtown Central Library, 801 S.W. 10th Ave. The series will include the following topics:

Break the Power of Fear and Shame – On Oct. 19, David Bryen shows how fear and shame can cause procrastination, low self esteem, defensiveness, hostility and difficult relationships. Learn to quiet the inner critic.

Beyond Networking: Grow a Community Around What You Love – On Oct. 26, Carolyn Campbell will help you draw people to your business, or to you, by putting your passion, interest and integrity upfront.

Negotiating Skills for Success – On Nov. 2, learn straight talk to uncover hidden agendas and resolve conflict for personal and professional success from speaker Sam Imperati.

Setting Boundaries – On Nov. 9, Gail Corbly says boundaries can define who we are and what we need. Discover how creating healthy boundaries can improve your relationships and enhance your life.

Life Lessons from the Couch – On Nov. 16, Rob Solomon will use his 25 years of clinical mental health counseling experience to help you with concepts and practical life tools learned through the therapy process without fees or health insurance hassles.

For more information, call 503-614-7308.

Portland Community College is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon, serving approximately 88,200 full- and part-time students. For more PCC news, please visit us on the Web at PCC has three comprehensive campuses, five workforce training and education centers, and 200 community locations in the Portland metropolitan area. The PCC district encompasses a 1,500-square-mile area in northwest Oregon and offers two-year degrees, one-year certificate programs, short-term training, alternative education, pre-college courses and life-long learning.

About James Hill

James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »


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