Multnomah County Library Podcasts (brown bag lunch and learn)

Listen to library events, as well as information about books and other library resources.

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Speaker: Tracee Wells-Bryant

Branding is not just for organizations and products anymore!  Explore how to authentically foster what people associate with you when they hear your name. Boost your self-confidence and networking power. 

Co-sponsored by Portland Community College, Brown Bag Lunch and Learn programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Recorded Live at Central Library: April 19, 2018

Direct download: Brownbag_PersonalBranding_20180419.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 8:53am PDT

Speaker: Lisa Regan Vienop

Wish you could break up with stress? Instead, learn new ways to appreciate the challenges and opportunities that stress can bring to your life. Relaxation and coping skills will be discussed and demonstrated.

Co-sponsored by Portland Community College, Brown Bag Lunch and Learn programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Recorded Live at Central Library: April 12, 2018


Speaker: Jennifer Anderson

Inspired to find a new professional direction, but worried about the possible negative effects of making a big change? Learn how to overcome the top seven challenges every re-careerist faces.

Co-sponsored by Portland Community College, Brown Bag Lunch and Learn programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Recorded Live at Central Library: February 8, 2018

Direct download: Brownbag_PlantYourselfWhereYouWillBloom_20180208.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 9:25am PDT

Speaker: Steven Fullmer

For many people, it’s not fame or fortune that they seek but knowing they’re significant and have contributed to the world in some meaningful way that matters. They become paralyzed by the thought: “If I only knew how.” In this session, we explore how to move forward.

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

Recorded Live at Central Library: February 1, 2018

Direct download: Brownbag_Howtobesignificant_20180101.mp3.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 7:22am PDT

Speaker: Michele Mather

No need to quit your day job to have a passion project on the side. Want to tap your creativity, create more connection, or identify a volunteer gig? Kickstart the process with Michele Mather, CPC, and walk away with an outline to guide you.

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

Recorded Live at Central Library: January 25, 2018

Direct download: Brownbag_FindYourPassionProject_20180125.mp3.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 1:50pm PDT

Speaker: Berry Kruijning

Are you going through a major life transition (career change, divorce, new relationship, empty nest) and feeling lost? Gain awareness about the core path to follow to life’s new destination and learn to face change with ease and confidence. 

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

Recorded Live at Central Library: January 18, 2018

Direct download: Brownbag_LostinTransitionFindYourWayHome_20180118mp3.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 9:04am PDT

Speaker: Dr. Andy Swanson

Discover how what you eat affects the brain. Learn natural strategies that support the health of the nervous system, enhance neurological performance and prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, MS and other conditions.

Co-sponsored by Portland Community College, Brown Bag Lunch and Learn programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Recorded Live at Central Library: May 18, 2017

Direct download: Brownbag_BrainHealth_20170518.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 7:00am PDT

Speaker: Paul Iarrobino

Discover the power of storytelling in your communication and how to deliver your business and personal messages in a more compelling way.

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, Brown Bag Lunch and Learn programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Recorded Live at Central Library: May 11, 2017

Direct download: BrownBag_ButImNotAStoryteller_Iarrobino_20170511.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 7:00am PDT

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, Brown Bag Lunch and Learn programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Recorded Live at Central Library: May 4, 2017

Direct download: BrownBag_MindfulnessWorking_Sugg_20170504.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 9:39am PDT

Speaker: Jennifer Anderson

Learn ways to create a thriving career that's personally meaningful, financially rewarding, and rooted in your deep interests and passions.

 

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, Brown Bag Lunch and Learn programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Recorded Live at Central Library: April 27, 2017


Speaker: Tasha Harmon

Creativity is never more important than when you're searching for an answer. See how you can tap into your most creative self when tackling any problem.

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, Brown Bag Lunch and Learn programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Recorded Live at Central Library: February 2, 2017

Direct download: Brownbag_CreativeProblemSolving_20170202.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 10:00am PDT

Speaker: Steven Fulmer

Steven Fulmer brings leadership to life with a dynamic 3D model that allows you to be an effective leader of yourself and others. His road map will guide you forward, focused and engaged, ready to turn impossible into possible.

 

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, Brown Bag Lunch and Learn programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Recorded Live at Central Library: January 26, 2017


Speaker: Philip Mandel

The holidays provide a great time to get together with family and friends, but they can also be stressful. Learn six stress-busting skills that will help you sail through the holidays almost stress free!

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, Brown Bag Lunch and Learn programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Recorded Live at Central Library: October 27, 2016

 


Speaker: Brenda Burattti

Are you overwhelmed with job and family demands in an increasingly stressful world? Ms. Buratti will help you to identify your priorities as well as time-wasters. Walk away with strategies to make the most of your valuable time.

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, Brown Bag Lunch and Learn programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Recorded Live at Central Library: October 20, 2016

Direct download: Brownbag_TimeManagementforTodaysWorld_20161020.mp3.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 1:00pm PDT

Speaker: Michele Mather

No need to quit your day job to have a Passion Project on the side. Want to tap your creativity, create more connection or identify a volunteer gig? Kickstart the process with Michele Mather and walk away with an outline to guide you.

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, Brown Bag Lunch and Learn programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Recorded Live at Central Library: October 13, 2016


Speaker: Dr. Andy Swanson

Discover how what you eat affects the brain. Learn natural strategies that support the health of the nervous system, enhance neurological performance and prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, MS and other conditions.

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, Brown Bag Lunch and Learn programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Recorded Live at Central Library: April 28, 2016

Direct download: BrownBag_Brain_Health_Swanson_20160428.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 7:00am PDT

Speaker: Richard Stephens

How are drones currently being used in the private and public sectors? What are the federal, state and local regulations regarding safety, privacy and property rights? What will be the future of this transforming technology?

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, Brown Bag Lunch and Learn programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Recorded Live at Central Library: April 21, 2016

Direct download: BrownBag_Drones_Stephens_20160421.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 7:00am PDT

Speaker: Vivian Fiallo

Interested in finding out about your personality type? If so, please join Vivian Fiallo for a seminar where we look into a variety of personality types. Discover how to type others as well as the best ways to communicate with them.

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, Brown Bag Lunch and Learn programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Recorded Live at Central Library: April 14, 2016

 

Direct download: BrownBag_PersonalityTypes_Fiallo_20160414.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 7:00am PDT

Speaker: Jennifer Anderson

Branding is not just for organizations and products anymore! Join Jennifer Anderson to explore how to authentically foster what people associate with you when they hear your name. Boost your self-confidence and networking power. 

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, Brown Bag Lunch and Learn programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Recorded Live at Central Library: April 7, 2016

 

Direct download: BrownBag_PersonalBranding_Anderson_20160407.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 7:55am PDT

Speaker: Elizabeth Hayes

Seventy percent of the best jobs are obtained through networking! It is who you know that gets you through the door. Get tips and tools to develop the resources to move you forward in your job search.

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, Brown Bag Lunch and Learn programs help you develop and increase your professional skills. Recorded live at Central Library:

Recorded Live at  Central Library:February 4, 2016

Direct download: Brownbag_BuildingYourJobSearchNetwork_20160204.mp3.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 7:30am PDT

Speaker: Steven Fulmer

If you are one of those people that knows deep inside that you are so much bigger, so much stronger, so much more than you are currently being and you are longing to call that version of yourself forward, then this hour is exactly for you. 

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, Brown Bag Lunch and Learn programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Recorded Live at Central Library: January 28, 2016


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, Brown Bag Lunch and Learn programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Recorded live at Central Library: January 21, 2016


Speaker: Tasha Harmon

Self-judgment can paralyze you and keep you from stepping into the person you want to be. Befriend your inner critic so that you can move through fear into action.

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

Recorded live at Central Library: January 14, 2016

Direct download: Brownbag_ToolsForTrainingYourInnerCritic_20160114.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 8:14am PDT

Speaker: Jennifer Anderson

Learn ways to create a thriving career that's personally meaningful, financially rewarding, and rooted in your deep interests and passions.

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

Recorded live at Central Library: October 22, 2015


Speaker: Philip Mandel

The Holidays provide a great time to get together with family and friends, but they can also be stressful. Learn six stress-busting skills that will help you sail through the Holidays almost stress-free!

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

Recorded Live at Central Library: October 15, 2015 

Direct download: Brownbag_PreventingHolidayStress_Mandel_20151015.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 7:00am PDT

Speaker: Christopher D Sheesley

 

It only takes a millisecond to anger in tense communication situations. Learn how to apply the brakes on defensiveness while accelerating collaboration and problem solving. Gain a powerful and simple tool to help fix nearly any conflict.

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

Recorded Live at Central Library: October 8, 2015 

Direct download: Brownbag_BreakingTheSpiralOfBlame_Sheesley_20151008.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 7:59am PDT

Speaker: Dr. Andy Swanson

 

Discover how what you eat affects the brain. Learn natural strategies that support the health of the nervous system, enhance neurological performance and prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, MS and other conditions 

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

 

Recorded Live at Central Library: April 30, 2015

Direct download: Brownbag_BrainHealth_Swanson_20150430.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 7:50am PDT

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: 11:28am PDT

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: 3:22pm PDT

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: 9:11am PDT

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: 11:36am PDT

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: 8:47am PDT

Exploring Empathy: Understanding and Being Understood

Speaker: Lesley Harper

Employing empathy as a communication tool can strengthen and improve working relationships and connections. It will decrease stress in your work environment and minimize misunderstandings, creating a safe place to effectively communicate.

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

Recorded live at Central Library: October 16, 2014

Direct download: Brownbag_Exploring_Empathy_20141016.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 3:09pm PDT

Criticize Me! with Philip Mandel

Speaker: Philip Mandel

One of the toughest things we deal with is criticism from others. Learn how to easily de-escalate any comment or critical self-talk in order to hear something of value in the criticism.

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

Recorded live at Central Library: October 9, 2014

Direct download: Brownbag_Criticize_Me_20141009.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 8:21am PDT

Brain Health, with Dr. Andy Swanson

Speaker: Dr Andy Swanson

Learn natural strategies that support brain health; discover how good nutrition supports healthy brain function and overall wellness. 

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

Recorded Live at Central Library: May 5, 2014

Direct download: Brownbag__BrainHealth_Swanson_20140508.mp3.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 4:27pm PDT

LinkedIn For Career Development, with Greg Turcotte

Speaker: Greg Turcotte

A lively and informative discussion on using LinkedIn as a tool in your career development. Explore ways to connect with others and build a strong network.

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

Recorded Live at Central Library: May, 1 2014


Building Your Job Search Network, with Elizabeth Hayes

Speaker: Elizabeth Hayes

Tips and tools to develop resources to move you forward in your job search.

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

Recorded Live at Central Library: April 24, 2014


Direct download: BrownBag_Buildingyourjobsearchnetwork-20130418.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 2:02pm PDT

Tools for Getting Unstuck (2014), with Tasha Harmon

Speaker: Tasha Harmon

Discover tools for getting out of stuck spot: making decisions you'll feel good about and creating the forward motion you need to make changes happen.

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

Recorded live at Central Library: April 17, 2014

Direct download: Brownbag__ToolsForGettingUnstuck_Harmon_20140417.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 1:41pm PDT

Resolving Conflicts in Your Life, with Tsipora Dimant

Speaker: Tsipora Dimant

Discover the roots of conflict and learn the mediation skills needed to find effective solutions.

Recorded Live at Central Library: April 3, 2014


Rev Up Your New Year's Resolutions with Phil Mandel

Speaker: Phil Mandel

Learn how to set goals that will work for you, stay motivated, and rev up your resolutions!

Recorded Live at Central Library: February 6, 2014


You're A Leader, Whether You Know It Or Not with Steven Fulmer

Speaker: Steven Fulmer

Leadership isn't a position or title, it's a behavior -- and it's personal! Steven Fulmer leads a discussion on positive leadership attributes and how to apply these skills in your own life. 


Recorded Live at Central Library: February 27, 2014

Direct download: Brownbag_YouLeaderKnowItOrNot_Fulmer_20140227.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 3:19pm PDT

Plant Yourself Where You Will Bloom with Jennifer G Anderson

Speaker: Jennifer G Anderson

 

Learn ways to create a thriving career that's personally meaningful, financially rewarding, and rooted in your deep interests and passions.

 

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

Recorded live at Central Library: November 7, 2013

Direct download: Brownbag_PlantWhereBloom__20131107.mp3.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 3:19pm PDT

15 Steps to Confidence with Phil Mandel

Speaker: Phil Mandel

 

Tips on gaining confidence, self esteem and building a more positive self image.

 

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

 

Recorded live at Central Library: October 31, 2013

Direct download: BrownBag_15stepsConfidence_20131031.mp3.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 3:51pm PDT

A Woman of Color's Journey: Authenticity in the Workplace with Brenda Ivelisse

Speaker: Brenda Ivelisse

 

A candid discussion of the challenges women of color face in the workforce, and sharing strategies on how to navigate those challenges while maintaining authenticity.

 

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

Recorded live at Central Library: October 24, 2013


Direct download: Brownbag_WomanofColorsJourney_20131024.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 10:31am PDT

Revive Your Resolutions with Phil Mandel

Speaker: Phil Mandel

Remember those NYR's resolutions? If you're like most people, they've slipped onto the back burner by now. Learn how to bring them back to life using the tools of NLP.

 

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

 

Recorded live at Central Library: May 2, 2013

Direct download: BrownBag_ReviveYourResolutions_20130502.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 4:52pm PDT

Brain Health with Andy Swanson

Discover how what you eat affects the brain. Learn natural strategies that support the health of the nervous system, enhance neurological performance and prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, MS and other conditions.

Recorded at Central Library: May 9, 2013

Direct download: 20130509_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 12:29pm PDT

Building Your Job Search Network with Elizabeth Hayes

Seventy percent of the best jobs are obtained through networking. It is who you know that gets you through the door. You'll learn tips and tools to develop the resources to move you forward in your job search.

Recorded at Central Library: April 18, 2013

Direct download: 20130418_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 1:28pm PDT

Job Coaching with Jennifer Anderson

Speaker: Jennifer Anderson

Learn ways to frame and focus your job search, and find a career rooted in your deep interests and passions.

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

Recorded live at Central Library: April 11, 2013

Direct download: BrownBag_JenniferAndersonJobCoach_20130411.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 4:23pm PDT

Everyday Conflict Resolution with Mary Forst & Molly Keating

Speakers: Mary Forst & Molly Keating

 

Conflict is a natural part of life. The question isn't whether you'll experience it, but how to find effective solutions, both at work and home.

 

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

Recorded live at Central Library: April 4, 2013

Direct download: BrownBag_EverydayConflictResolut_20130404.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 1:42pm PDT

Managing Conflict

Speaker: Sam Imperati

Disagree without being disagreeable; fix problems without fixing blame. Discover the conflict resolution and communication tools necessary to reach resolution, not just settlement.

Recorded live at the Central Library: February 28, 2013

Direct download: 20130228_MCLBrownBag_ManagingConflict.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 4:25pm PDT

Tools for Getting Unstuck with Natasha Harmon

Speaker: Natasha Harmon

Tools for Getting Unstuck:Discover tools for getting out of stuck spots -- in your personal and work lives -- making decisions you'll feel good about and creating the forward motion that makes change happen.

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

Recorded live at Central Library: February 21, 2013

Direct download: 20130221MCL_BrownBag_Harmon.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 10:20am PDT

We May Be Getting Older, But We Don't Have to Act It with Flora Novarra

Speaker:Flora Novarra

We May Be Getting Older, But Don't Have to Act It with Flora Novarra

Three key lifestyle choices keep us younger and more energized. You know the first two: exercise and nutrition. Learn why social interaction/engagement is the crucial third task for living your life with gusto.

Recorded live at Central Library: February 14, 2013

Direct download: 20130214MCL_BrownBag_Novarra.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 11:36am PDT

How to Get What you Mean, Not What You Say with Steven Fulmer

Speaker: Steven Fulmer

How to Get What you Mean, Not What You Say with Steven Fulmer.

Building a life is like building a house, and the right tools make all the difference. Add a few more skills to your tool belt to achieve craftsmanship-quality, success and happiness in your life.

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

Recorded live at Central Library: January 30, 2013

Direct download: 20130130_MCLBrown_Bag_Fulmer.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 11:36am PDT

Go Ahead, Make My Day! Criticize Me! with Philip Mandel

Speaker: Philip Mandel

Go Ahead, Make My Day! Criticize Me! with Philip Mandel. One of the toughest things we deal with is criticism from others. Learn how to easily de-escalate any comment or critical self-talk in order to hear something of value in the criticism.

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

Recorded live at Central Library: October 25, 2012

Direct download: 20121025_BrownBag_Criticize_Me.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 4:15pm PDT

Conflict Ain’t So Bad: A New Way at Looking at Discord with Chris Sheesley

Speaker: Chris Sheesley

Conflict Ain’t So Bad: A New Way at Looking at Discord with Chris Sheesley. Examine any part of your life and you will find conflict. This presentation will help you develop a more constructive outlook on this phenomenon.

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

Recorded live at Central Library: October 18, 2012

Direct download: 20121018_BrownBag_Conflict_Aint_So_Bad.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 1:35pm PDT

Feeling Stuck in Your Job? with Kirsten Meneghello

Feeling Stuck in Your Job? Learn Three Keys to Freedom with Kirsten Meneghello. Discover what may be blocking you from finding fulfillment in your job or career: not knowing what you want, an identity that is wrapped up in your job, and/or some beliefs that may be holding you back.

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

Recorded live at Central Library: October 11, 2012

Direct download: 20121011_BrownBag_Feeling_Stuck_in_Your_Job.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 10:30am PDT

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? with Jennifer Anderson

Speaker: Jennifer Anderson

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? with Jennifer Anderson. It’s never too late to start again. Whether you’re looking for a new challenge or a new purpose, you’ll find tools to help you find the perfect career position for this time of your life.

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

Recorded live at Central Library: October 4, 2012

Direct download: 20121004_BrownBag_When_You_Grow_Up.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 4:43pm PDT

The Science of Being Happy and Productive, with Scott Crabtree

Speaker: Scott Crabtree

Everyone can act on these steps -- grounded in solid scientific data -- to be happier on the job. Studies show that happier people are healthier and more productive, creative, insightful, engaged and resilient!

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

Recorded live at Central Library: September 27, 2012

Direct download: 20120927_BrownBag__Crabtree.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 4:20pm PDT

Brain Health with Andy Swanson, N.D., L.Ac.

Discover how what you eat affects the brain. Learn natural strategies to support nervous-system health, enhance neurological performance and prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, MS and other conditions.

Recorded live at Central Library: May 10, 2012

Direct download: 20120510_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

Life Scripts with Cat Wilson

Almost everyone has a life event, challenge or issue where they feel stuck. A collection of ideas will help widen perspective and encourage you to move forward both personally and professionally.

Recorded live at Central Library: May 3, 2012

Direct download: 20120503_MCL_BrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 11:21am PDT

Dream It, Plan It, Do It! with Frank Mungeam

Speaker: Frank Mungeam

Learn where to get the courage to dream, how to take that first step and what achievers do to overcome obstacles that stop others.

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

Recorded live at Central Library: April 26, 2012

Direct download: 20120426_MCL_BrownBag_Mungeam.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

Resolving Conflicts in Your Life, with Tsipora Dimant

Speaker: Tsipora Dimant

Discover the roots of conflict and the mediation skills needed to find effective solutions, at work and in your personal life. Learn how to have discussions that are balanced, direct and fair.

Recorded live at Central Library: April 19, 2012

Direct download: 20120419_MCL_BrownBag_Dimant.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 10:48am PDT

Extreme Time Management for a 26/7 World with Brenda Buratti

Are you overwhelmed with job and family demands in an increasingly stressful world? Identify your priorities as well as time-wasters. Walk away with strategies to make the most of your valuable time.

Recorded at Central Library: April 12, 2012

Direct download: 20120412_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

Informational Interviews with Elizabeth Hayes

One effective strategy for getting your dream job is to conduct informational interviews. Learn how to connect with key managers and develop techniques that put you on the inside track to the job!

Recorded live at Central Library: March 1, 2012

Direct download: 20120301_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 8:55am PDT

Sheconomics with Grace Antares

Understand the emotional forces and barriers that influence women's success with money. Using a clinical study from the University of Hertfordshire, speaker Grace Antares shares solutions to better spending.

Recorded live at Central Library: February 23, 2012

Direct download: 20120223_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 2:58pm PDT

HUMAN Strategies: It's All About the People with Steven Fulmer

Business is personal because it depends upon humans; and what odd creatures we can be! Come explore five key human strategies for improving leadership, communication and decision-making skills.

Recorded live at Central Library: February 16, 2012

Direct download: 20120216_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 8:54am PDT

Speaker: Tasha Harmon

Learn simple, effective ways to shift your approach from a dynamic of complaint to a dynamic of cooperation.

Recorded live at Central Library: February 9, 2012

Direct download: 20120209_MCLBrownBag_Harmon.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 12:17pm PDT

Selling Without "Selling" with Philip Mandel

Whether you are trying to sell a product, an idea or a point of view, the traditional hard sell may not be the most effective approach. Discover a method that encourages people to WANT what you're offering.

Recorded live at the Central Library: February 2, 2012

Direct download: 20120202_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 12:21pm PDT

Stress Less This Holiday Season with Sarai St. Julien

Author and life-coach Sarai St. Julien helps you cope with holidays and crazy days, year-round. Experience a quick and simple relaxation technique you can do anywhere, anytime.

Recorded live at Central Library: November 3, 2011

Direct download: 20111103_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 3:52pm PDT

Three Keys to Difficult Conversations with Berry Kruijning

We often avoid difficult conversations out of fear of conflict, being misunderstood or that the issue won't be resolved. Join Berry Kruijning to learn the three keys to starting and having these difficult conversations.

Recorded live at Central Library: October 27, 2011

Direct download: 20111027_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 2:23pm PDT

Conflict Ain't So Bad with Chris Sheesley

Examine any part of your life and you will find conflict. This presentation will help you develop a more constructive outlook on this phenomenon.

Recorded live at Central Library: October 20, 2011

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Direct download: 20111020_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 9:09am PDT

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? with Jennifer Anderson

It's never too late to start again. Speaker Jennifer Anderson will identify tools to help you find the perfect career for this time of your life.

Recorded live at Central Library: October 13, 2011

Direct download: 20111013_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 9:46am PDT

Glee-mail: Writing Emails That Sing! with Gabriel Boehmer

Put humor into your messages without jeopardizing your career. Gabriel Boehmer will include real-life examples from his career as a Fortune 500 communications consultant and local author.

Recorded live at the Central Library: October 6, 2011

Direct download: 20111006_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 12:10pm PDT

Face to Face: The Original Social Networking with Hannes Geiger

Grow your business successfully and enhance your interactions by building better relationships. Discover the real value of networking through the art of conversation.

Recorded at Central Library: September 29, 2011

Direct download: 20110929_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 10:25am PDT

Ethical Conversations with Tsipora Dimant

The roots of conflict are in the ways that we talk with and respond to each other. Learn ways to have ethical conversations to resolve conflict.

Recorded at Central library: May 12, 2011

Direct download: 20110512_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 12:17pm PDT

Leading Through Service with Kate Dins

Explore ways to build leadership and collaboration skills that develop more effective teams.

Recorded May 5, 2011

Direct download: 20110505_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 2:14pm PDT

The Secrets of Writing Well with Brent Walth

Author and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Brent Walth talks about lessons learned as a writer and teacher. Learn skills he wishes he had 30 years ago.

Recorded April 28, 2011

Direct download: 20110428_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 9:00am PDT

Listen Up! with Berry Kruijning

Speaker Berry Kruijning leads an exploration of internal barriers to listening. Gain practical tips to improve your listening skills, equipping you to build authentic and dynamic relationships.

Recorded April 14, 2011

Direct download: 20110414_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 1:33pm PDT

Stress Rescue with Karl Starkweather

Stress is an inevitable byproduct of life. Speaker Karl Starkweather will introduce you to techniques to recognize stress triggers, let go of no-productive patterns, release tension and improve concentration.

Recorded February 24, 2011

Direct download: 20110224_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 1:02pm PDT

Leadership, Courage and Heresy with Steven Fulmer

Too often we seek a magical wizard to show the way to success when we have the power within us the whole time. Discover the keys to unlocking a whole new level of success.

Recorded February 10, 2011

Direct download: 20110210_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 8:52am PDT

Mediating Conflicts in Your Life with Tsipora Dimant

Discover the roots of conflict and the mediation skills needed to find effective solutions. Learn how to have discussions that are balanced, direct and fair.

Recorded: February 3, 2011

Direct download: 20110203_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 5:07pm PDT

Strategies for Embracing Change with Cheryl Hinerman

Change isn't always about completely letting go of the old. The best changes blend your history and core values with a new focus to move forward. Explore strategies to help you plan for change.

Recorded: January 27, 2011

Direct download: 20110127_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 4:26pm PDT

Seeking Better Interactions with Sally Rhys

Want the secret to getting along better with people very different from you? Join speaker Sally Rhys for a short survey and short lecture, followed by tips to have more satifying interactions with others.

Recorded at Central Library: January 20, 2011.

 

Direct download: 20110120_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 2:20pm PDT

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

Whether you are looking for a new challenge or a new purpose, it's not too late to start again. Speaker Jennifer Anderson will identify tools to help you find the perfect career for this time of your life.

Recorded at the Central Library: October 28, 2010

Direct download: 20101028_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 9:03am PDT

Extreme Time Management for a 26/7 World with Brenda Buratti

Are you overwhelmed with job and family demands? Speaker Brenda Buratti will help you to identify your priorities and your time-wasters. Walk away with strategies to make the most of your valuable time.

Recorded October 14, 2010

Direct download: 20101014_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 1:05pm PDT

How to Follow Your Passion with Suzanne Jauchius

How to follow your passion when everyone tells you to get a Real Job. Author Suzanne Jauchius tells how she overcame a lifetime of criticism and skepticism from those closest to her. She describes her journey to success in a profession far from the norm.

Recorded September 30, 2010

Direct download: 20100930_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 8:34am PDT

Creativity and Innovation in the Workplace with Shane Sasnow

Explore how creativity and innovation interact with the people, processes and products in business and organizational development. Discuss examples from history and find practical applications.

Recorded September 23, 2010

Direct download: 20100923_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 8:56am PDT

Creative Problem Solving with Tasha Harmon

Creativity is always most important when you are searching for an answer. Learn to tap into your creative self when tackling any problem.

Recorded September 16, 2010

Direct download: 20100916_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 8:46am PDT

TransitionPDX is a diverse group of Portland area residents working to build sustainable communities equipped to meet a reduced carbon future. In this presentation with Meg Bowman, TransitionPDX will examine peak oil and climate change and their predicted impact on an already strained economy. The audience will learn practical steps for easing the strain of rising food and utilities costs with Harriet Fasenfest from Preserve and Lani from the Community Energy Project. And they’ll hear how Portland neighborhoods are gearing up for transition to a resilient future.

Direct download: 20090521_MCLStayingWarmandWellFed.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 2:04pm PDT

The Cup is Always Half Full with Tonya Booker

Change a challenging work environment to one that is more positive. Speaker Tonya Booker shows you how!

Recorded May 13, 2010

Direct download: 20100513_MCLBrownBagmp3.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 4:28pm PDT

Managing Conflict: Tips, Tricks, Traps, Tools with Sam Imperati

Investigate how to disagree without being disagreeable and fix problems without fixing blame. Discover techniques to reach resolution, not just settlement.

Recorded May 6, 2010

Direct download: 20100506_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 1:53pm PDT

Three Ways to Enhance Brain Health with Dr. Greg Nigh

Learn how your lifestyle can enhance your neurological performance, reduce stress and prevent Alzheimer's and other degenerative conditions.

Recorded April 29, 2010

Direct download: 20100429_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 2:45pm PDT

Building Self-Esteem with Kathy Edwards

Even the most confident have doubts from time to time, and for many these doubts lead to an inability to move forward. Learn how to break the cycle to achieve your dreams.

Recorded April 22, 2010

Direct download: 20100422_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 1:08pm PDT

Taming Your Inner Critic with Tasha Harmon

Self-judgment can paralyze you and keep you from stepping into who you want to be. Befriend your inner critic so that you can move through fear into action.

Recorded April 15, 2010

Email: Tasha@LifeWorkChanges.Com

Direct download: 20100415_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 2:56pm PDT

Using Humor in the Workplace with Gabriel Boehmer

Humor brightens any workplace when used appropriately. Gabriel Boehmer will demonstrate how to add joy to your day while keeping the fun professional.

Recorded April 8, 2010

Direct download: 20100408_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 1:42pm PDT

Making a Difference with Philip Mandel

Philip Mandel will show you how to make a difference in your life by setting and achieving your goals.

Direct download: 20100218_MCLBrownBagl.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 1:31pm PDT

How to Tell Your Story with Nancy McDonald

Start with improv, add a dash of pathos, a pinch of standup, a bit of character and you have the path to shaping and communicating your story. Actor nancy McDonald provides the tools in this fun and informative lecture.

Recorded February 11, 2010

Direct download: 20100211_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 1:31pm PDT

How to Get What You Mean, Not What You Say with Steven Fulmer

Building a life is like building a house and the right tools make all the difference. Discover tools to achieve craftsmanship-quality success and happiness in your life.

Recorded February 4, 2010

Direct download: 20100204_MCLFulmer.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 9:03am PDT

Conversation and Conflict with Tsipora Dimant

Discover the roots of conflict and the mediation skills needed to find effective solutions. Learn how to have discussions that are balanced, direct and fair.

Recorded January 28, 2010

Direct download: 20100128_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 4:18pm PDT

Global Concerns, Grassroots Solutions with Toby Dittrich and Richard Brenne The creators of the groundbreaking Global Climate Change online PCC course will share stories from the trenches.
Direct download: 20100121_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 9:10am PDT