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Professional Development and Workforce Training

PCC offers flexible training options in a variety of formats. Since the Covid-19 pandemic, businesses have had to pivot and adapt to new ways of offering training to their employees. PCC has been in step with these innovative training formats and has seamlessly adapted to remote and online training for our industry partners. Additionally, we continue to offer the more traditional in-person and/or hands-on training. All training formats can be customized for any hurdle – so you may improve your team’s response to the changing world.

How it Works

PCC’s Custom Professional Development Training team partners with organizations to train incumbent workers to meet current and future needs. Whether that means designing a Management or Leadership Program for emerging leaders or designing entry-level manufacturing technical training programs to promote from within, or expanding employees’ knowledge and ability to work remotely, our team facilitates training for the workforce for tomorrow.

Top Training Programs
Management/Leadership Training: for incumbent workers and for emerging leaders

Good managers and supervisors know that employees who feel valued for their work are more motivated, responsible, and productive. Create a more dynamic, loyal, and energized workplace by understanding what motivates your employees. Example programs include:

  • Communication Strategies
  • Consultative Conversations
  • Leadership, Management, and Supervision
  • Interpersonal, and workplace communication including technical and written
  • Time Management
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Managing Teams: for setting employee expectations in the current workforce climate

Effective leadership is a key factor in achieving business objectives and keeping a competitive edge. Give yourself and your employees the confidence, vision, inspiration, and coaching they need to excel. Popular trainings cover:

  • Building Better Teams
  • Managing a Remote/Hybrid Team
  • Performance Management
  • Leading in Times of Change and Transition
  • Delegating
  • Multigenerational teams
  • Problem Solving
Time Management/Telecommute/Hybrid Work Schedule

Working from home is a wonderful opportunity. It offers more flexibility and can eliminate a daily commute. It can also help you feel more relaxed and closer to those that you care about. It also presents a lot of challenges, especially when it comes to time management. In this training you will learn strategies to better manage your time and stay focused while at work, while maintaining a healthy work/life balance.

Change Management

Caring for our people is an important part of successfully adapting, and we’ll learn what to expect
from them during change and some techniques for helping people be effective while they are coming to
terms with their new world. A critical step of getting ahead of the change is making use of any benefits it
offers: we’ll spend some time identifying opportunities in the face of change.

  • Understand what the change means for their people and organization
  • Clarify high-value objectives for the high-change period
  • Guide teams in planning the organizational shifts that must accompany significant change
  • Clarify roles and responsibilities during high-change periods
  • Remove barriers preventing adoption of new tools and methods
  • Communicate engagingly about the new way of working
Engaging Remote Employees

Many supervisors and managers are finding themselves managing remote employees and teams for the first time ever. One of the biggest challenges is keeping folks engaged and productive. The additional challenge of work/life balance from home is one that leaders can help their employees manage. Opportunities to engage remote staff are at the heart of this 90-minute webinar that explores the challenges of keeping folks engaged while providing tools and best practices to help do so.

Behavioral Health First Aid Micro-Credential Series

In collaboration with PCC’s Family and Human Services program, and PCC’s Professional Development and Training department, we are launching a micro-credentialing series in Behavioral Health First Aid (BHFA). This series includes three stand alone courses that together bring an elevated set of skills in mental health and suicide first aid for both youth and adults.

  • Mental Health First Aid: Adults
  • Mental Health First Aid: Youth
  • ASIST: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Contact us to bring any of these programs into your organization!

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