Doubling her salary with Oregon State’s Technical Writing Certificate

September 9, 2022
April Ponto was unhappy in her job. She had two Masters degrees and her Chicago-based publishing job relied on her knowledge of French, ancient Greek, and ancient Hebrew, but she could barely cover her basic living expenses. Eventually she hit a crisis point and started looking for jobs in adjacent fields and stumbled upon technical writing. She then enrolled in the Technical Writing Certificate.

Tips for City Gardening - What Gardeners Can Learn from Farmers

July 21, 2020
Post by Mykl Nelson I want to help as many people as possible grow more food where they live. Growing at least some of your food not only saves you money, it helps you appreciate the fruits and vegetables you buy in the store.   Gardening takes time, however, so here are some tips for making your time in the garden more efficient and enjoyable as you increase your production.

6 Essential Tips to Ensure Your Urban Farm Doesn’t Fail (plus 1 bonus technique)

July 17, 2020
Post by Mykl Nelson Looking for the standard "Five essential tips to…?" Well, I’ll do you one better! Below are seven urban farming tips, each with their own explicitly actionable starting point!

India’s Permaculture Revolution - Part 2

February 3, 2020
Post by Andrew Millison The next leg of our journey through India’s revolutionary water projects begins in West Bengal.  If you missed it, you can read the first part of the journey where we went from bedrock to bounty!

India’s Permaculture Revolution - Part 1

January 2, 2020
Post by Andrew Millison I am currently in Chennai, India, a city of over 11 million people, that ran out of water last summer. It’s hard to imagine a dried up city with more people than New York being supplied by trains and trucks hauling in water to the highest bidders, but that was the situation here before the monsoon’s arrival.

Non-Credit Education Benchmark Report

June 3, 2019
Economic, social and educational institutions are in the midst of a transformation at a level of intensity never experienced before. In short, the way people learn is changing and evolving. As a result, the workforce is more diverse and flexible, and professional and continuing education has become a key way for people to level up their skills outside of a degree environment.

How To Start A Craft Distillery

April 10, 2019
When starting a craft distillery, it is important to plan out as much as possible in the beginning. Distilling usually requires a large investment upfront, and it can sometimes be difficult to even know where to begin. By thinking through some key questions and points, however, you can be well on your way to building a business development plan that lays everything out. Here are several areas you.

Learning to Code: Building a Career by Learning Web Design

August 27, 2018
Leicie Piscitelli is resilient. Completely on her own at age 17, she worked retail jobs to support herself while finishing high school. Her father died when she was 16, forcing her from her homeschooled background into the public-school system.

What Is Authentic Leadership? A Conversation with Dean Newlund

August 15, 2018
This conversation with Dean Newlund covers leadership insights based on his years of experience as a leadership expert and trainer for large organizations. Dean is CEO of Mission Facilitators International, a 25-year-old boutique team-based development firm with offices in Phoenix and Bend. He has developed and facilitated hundreds of training programs for small to large organizations, for-profit.

Project Management Insights with Laszlo Retfalvi

August 1, 2018
Laszlo Retfalvi leads Oregon State University's online Project Management Certificate program. Laszlo is founder and general manager of Retfalvi and Associates and author of "The Power of Project Management Leadership: Your Guide on How to Achieve Outstanding Results". Laszlo's background includes extensive project management experience, including leadership positions at General Dynamics and.

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