COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information: Central Oregon Community College is preparing to offer some in-person instruction and activities on all campuses this fall, along with online, remote and hybrid learning options for students. Please find COCC’s board-approved reopening plans here. Please also find: COVID-19 general college information; COVID-19 updates for students; and COVID-19 updates for employees.

Public Sector Employee Training

Spring 2020
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The Public Sector Partners Employee Training Program was created by Human Resources representatives from several organizations collaborating with Central Oregon Community Colleges Continuing Education program.

Partner organizations include:

  • Bend Park & Recreation District
  • City of Bend
  • City of Redmond
  • Deschutes County
  • Deschutes Public Library
  • COIC 

All participating organizations are committed to providing learning opportunities for their employees and welcome your participation in courses focusing on building professional, leadership and technology skills. Please follow the procedures required by your specific organization for approval to attend any of these courses. Have fun learning with others from public sector organizations in Central Oregon!
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Below is a list of our current course offerings. View our Spring 2020 Public Sector Employee Training Catalog (pdf) for course descriptions, dates, times, locations and registration options.


  • Lead Worker Series
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Leadership for Change
  • The Supervisor’s Tool Chest: Get the Right Tools for the Job
  • Creating a Culture of Appreciation
  • Boundaries in Leadership: How to Lead With Your Heart Without Losing Your Soul
Professional Development

  • Healthy Workplace Communication     
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Facilitating Meetings with Multiple Stakeholders
  • Increasing Communication & Collaboration Through DiSC
  • Spanish for Customer Service
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • Crisis Communication at the Front Desk
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Become a Valuable Team Member Through StrengthsFinder
  • Excel: Getting Started
  • Excel: Intermediate Topics
  • Excel: Advanced Topics
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro Basics
  • PowerPoint: Getting Started

To register, call 541.330.4388 or view our registration instructions.

Spring 2020 Public Sector Catalog

View our Spring 2020 Public
Sector Employee Training Catalog (pdf)



Registration Information

Location Codes

General Information/Cancellations


Contact COCC

Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Human Resource Contacts:

Bend Park & Recreation District
Theresa Albert

City of Bend
Stephanie Byrne

City of Redmond
Katie Graham

Deschutes County
Jason Bavuso

Deschutes Public Library
Jennifer Palmer

Barbara Taylor