Professional Development

Opportunity Knocks partners with OSU-Cascades to host two professional development courses:

Principles of Leadership with Dr. Rod Ray


Dr. Rod Ray

Join Dr. Rod Ray for an interactive course on the Principles of Leadership. Dr. Ray will share what he learned during 20 years as President and CEO of Bend Research, easily one of Bend’s most iconic and successful businesses. Bend Research is a leader in the pharmaceutical development technology industry and was recently acquired by Capsugel in one of Bend’s largest acquisitions ever. Course topics will include: principles of leadership, change, change management, strategy and operational excellence.

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Compassion Cultivation Training with Aly Waibel, PhD


Dr. Aly Waibel

Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) is a professional development program designed at Stanford University. The program includes practical tools and exercises designed to enhance your awareness, compassion and resilience. You’ll walk away from each CCT class with tools and practices you can immediately put to work. Aly Waibel, PhD, has over fifteen years of experience teaching adults in a variety of businesses and communities. She was one of the first Certified Instructors of CCT, and is currently the only Certified Instructor in Central Oregon. Since 2013, Aly has facilitated public and private CCT classes in Tucson, AZ, Portland, OR and Bend, OR. She is the Executive Director of Opportunity Knocks.

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