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Speaker: Judith Sugg

This program offers experiences of mindfulness and an explanation of why it can truly shift our life and work. It is a key ingredient in managing stress and conflict both in our personal lives and professional settings. 

What do we mean by mindfulness? What are the benefits to bringing this awareness into our lives? Both traditional approaches to mindfulness and the research developed in the last 30 years will be incorporated into this program. The program is a combination of experiential exercises, presentation, and discussion. Judith Sugg has practiced and taught mindful techniques for 30 years. She is a business consultant and licensed counselor.

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, these free programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

 

Direct download: Brownbag_MindfulnessWorking_Sugg_20150423.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 6:28 PM

Speaker: Tsipora Dimant

Emotional intelligence (EQ) grows as we develop the ability and skills to recognize, understand and use emotions successfully when managing day-to-day interactions with others. Develop the four basic core competencies of Emotional Intelligence which are self-awareness, self-management, social-awareness, and relationship management. 

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, these free programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

 

Recorded Live at Central Library: April 9, 2015

Direct download: Brownbag_BuildingEmotionalIntelligence_Dimont_20150409.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:31 PM

Celebrate Women’s History Month with prose writers and poets whose new work fills the Winter 2015 issue of VoiceCatcher: a journal of women’s voices & visions. The featured readers include Cathy Cain, Jennifer Kemnitz, Margie Lee, Gypsy Martin, Elizabeth Moscoso, Meghana Mysore, and Jennifer Pratt-Walter. VoiceCatcher is a nonprofit community that connects, inspires and empowers women writers and artists in greater Portland/Vancouver.

Recorded Live at Central Library: March 28, 2015

Direct download: CEN_Program_VoiceCatcher_20150328.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 3:18 PM

Join us for our 15th annual celebration of the work of Oregon's most famous and beloved poet, William Stafford. Born in 1914, Stafford was a celebrated poet, teacher, mentor, and champion of free speech and thought. He was a professor at Lewis and Clark College, received the National Book Award for Traveling Through the Dark in 1963, was poetry consultant to the Library of Congress (1970-71), and served as Oregon’s Poet Laureate in 1975.  A conscientious objector during World War II, Stafford died in 1993.

 

The program is hosted by Joseph A. Soldati, poet, long-time member of Friends of William Stafford and former chair of its board of trustees.  He is the author of four poetry books, including most recently the chapbook, On Account of Darkness.

Speakers:  Martha Gatchell, Paulann Petersen, Ingrid Wendt, Shelley Reece, Ralph Salisbury, Ann Staley, Patty Wixon, and Vince Wixon

Recorded Live at Central Library: January 25, 2015

Direct download: William_Stafford_Birthday_Celebration_20150125.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:11 AM

Speaker: Sam Imperati

 

Making correct decisions is essential to individual and group success. Decision-making is the art and science of removing uncertainty in what to do or believe. Optimum resolution requires courage, creativity, objectivity, and good judgment.

 

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, these free programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Recorded Live at Central Library: February 5, 2015

 

Direct download: Brownbag_DecisionMaking_Imperati_20150205.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 11:22 PM

Speaker: Tasha Harmon

 

We want to live in and cultivate environments of mutual respect and trust. However, we often find ourselves judging or feeling judged by others, usually without much real evidence. Learn simple tools for creating successful relationships.

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, these free programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

 

Recorded live at Central Library: January 22, 2015

Direct download: Brownbag_BuildingMutualTrust_Harmon_20150122.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 5:11 PM

Portland is home to many authors who started out by self-publishing

their work in zines, and went on to have work published by bigger

publishers, or by becoming publishers themselves. This program will

bring together some of these authors, as well as other creators,

entrepreneurs, and connectors in the local zine community, to discuss

how Portland’s economy and culture enable innovation and access

in publishing. Recorded live at Multnomah County Library US Bank Room, February 7, 2015. 

Audience: Adult Programming

Featuring:

Chloe Eudaly, Reading Frenzy bookstore proprietor

Nicole J. Georges, writer, illustrator, comics instructor at California College of the Arts, and

advice columnist at Bitch magazine

Tonya Jones, organizer and editor of the Portland Women of Color Zine

A.M. O'Malley, writer, Program Director & Certificate Program Director at the Independent

Publishing Resource Center (IPRC)

Kevin Sampsell, writer, publisher of Future Tense Books and curator of the small press

section at Powell’s Books

François Vigneault, artist and writer, cofounder and organizer of Linework NW comics

festival

Direct download: 20150208_MCLZT_FromZinestoPublishCC.mp3
Category:Zinesters Talking -- posted at: 6:45 PM

Speaker: Brenda Buratti

Use free social media platforms to gain visibility in your field or look for a new job. Maximize the power of LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and decide which outlets are best for your goals.

 

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, these free programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

 

Recorded Live at Central Library: January 15, 2015

Direct download: Brownbag_BoostYourCareer_Buratti_20150115.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 7:36 PM

Speaker: Tracee Wells

Explore the leveraging and power of personal branding. Use your new-found knowledge to gain a marketing edge, develop networks and meaningful connections, grow professionally, boost self-confidence and esteem.

Recorded Live at Central Library: October 30, 2014 

Direct download: Brownbag_PersonalBranding_Wells_20141030.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 4:47 PM

Not ready to retire? Turn your professional experience or hobby into an encore career, by starting your own business. Join us to learn about free resources and tools to get you started!

Presented by the Small Business Administration's Portland District Office and Portland Community College's Small Business Development Center.

Recorded Live at Central Library: October 21, 2014

Direct download: Program_Encore_Entrepreneurship_20141021.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 12:15 AM

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