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.

From Wall Street to Main Street

August 1, 2018
After a career on Wall Street, Marianne Cicala wanted to give back. When she began building the first organic farm in her rural Virginia community, she turned to Oregon State University’s Professional and Continuing Education for online training in sustainable landscape design.

Embracing Career Change

May 24, 2018
For most of us, losing our job is a terrifying prospect. For Maria Novak, it became a great opportunity. Maria spent her career in marketing positions across a variety of industries, including over ten years in her most recent position. When the company relocated, she considered her options and where she could go next. After some deliberation, and time as an independent consultant, Maria decided.

The Aging Potential of Oregon Pinot Noir

December 21, 2017
It’s a common misconception that because Pinot Noir is “lighter” than many other reds, it will not age well or for any notable length of time. While I’m personally in the habit of enjoying wines on the younger side, much of this can be attributed to simple impatience, rather than preference. Pinot Noir can in fact age beautifully. Perhaps the misconception lies in the fact that it doesn’t have to.

The Importance of Writing in the Workplace

December 21, 2017
  Writing well is one of those skills that can help you rise above in your career, no matter what you do. When done well, strong writing almost falls into the background as your information is seamlessly delivered to your audience. On the flip side, poor writing is immediately recognized and can damage your standing. We've all received an email, for example, that had the opposite effect that the.

Social Skills Training at PACE

December 21, 2017
Sometimes here at Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) we get a course that’s so interesting and innovative that we can’t resist taking it ourselves. Such was the case with our recent Developing Emotionally Intelligent Communication Skills course. 

From Dentistry to Winemaking

October 20, 2017
Brandon Moss entered Oregon State University with the long-term plan to become a dentist. Now, ten years later, he is co-winemaker at Gramercy Cellars, a consistently top-ranked winery in Walla Walla, Washington.

Going Straight to the Source

September 22, 2017
I didn’t plan to go to Plzeň -- Pilsen in German -- during my trip to Europe this summer. In fact, I was specifically focused on researching and exploring the emerging craft beer scene in the Balkans and eastern Europe. But when I had to find a way to get from Munich, Germany to Szczecin, Poland in early June, I realized that if I went by train I wouldn’t have to deviate too far off the most.

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