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Classes and Workshops

  • Pre-registration is required for all classes. 
  • All classes listed below take place in downtown Oakland.
  • Log into UC Learning Center (UCLC) to pre-register and see full class description and location. (See instructions at bottom of this page.)
  • For general information about learning and development opportunities at UCOP, visit the Local Human Resources webpage.


SharePoint Fundamentals

Date: Thursday, Sept. 28
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SharePoint is a complex platform with many features and capabilities. A strong understanding of those features and capabilities will allow you to work more efficiently and effectively with SharePoint, and with the documents and data stored in SharePoint. Furthermore, effective use of new social networking capabilities will allow you to identify, track and advance issues and topics most important to you, and collaborate with colleagues more effectively.


Accomplishing More with Less

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 10
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Today’s business professionals are bombarded by information, being persistently interrupted and sidetracked, constantly dealing with competing and changing priorities, handling an increasingly complex set of technologies, and having to work virtually and deal with a global and ever changing economy. In this engaging and motivating workshop, Pierre Khawand brings breakthrough insights and revolutionary techniques that tackle the core issues that today’s workforce is wrestling with.

Google Analytics

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 10
Time: 9 to 11 a.m.

This course will provide a basic understanding of some of the main components of Google Analytics and some of the ways of accessing and filtering data. This will provide the tools to acquire a better understanding of the behavior of users on your site.

Project Management, Part 2 – Planning and Estimating a Project

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 11
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Part 2 of a 3 part course series. Learn how to build a professional-grade project plan and detailed estimates.

SharePoint – Site Administration

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 11
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

SharePoint is a powerful tool that provides collaboration team sites for workgroups to share documents, calendars, project information to name a few. For SharePoint to be effective, the day-to-day team site administration needs to be in the hands of the teams rather than a central authority. Therefore individuals in the business units need the knowledge to administer team sites. This workshop focuses on the primary skills necessary for site administration such as permissions, site and list creation, page editing and navigation.

Write Right: Baseline Business Writing Skills

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 17
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This foundational course provides the basics of grammar and writing clearly. Participants learn key characteristics of good writers and practice those skills in the session.

Excel Intermediate

Date: Thursday, Oct. 19
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Microsoft Excel 2010 offers powerful charting and graphing abilities, an unmatched set of mathematical and statistical functions, and secure tools for sharing spreadsheets with others, making it the most widely-used spreadsheet application worldwide.  This class is taught by instructors who bring years of practical experience to the classroom, so that you will be readily able to apply what you learn. Participants in this course learn to:

  • Manage large, interconnected sets of data with linked workbooks.
  • Apply an Office theme for a consistent appearance between spreadsheets and other documents.
  • Add distinctive background images and watermarks to spreadsheets for branding or security.
  • Consolidate multiple rows of data into collapsible outlines.
  • Use powerful data filters and sorting to target specific data for analysis.
  • Create professional-looking charts that accentuate key data with advanced formatting techniques and graphic elements.
  • Test formulas and trace errors with Error Checking and Auditing tools.
  • Prevent data corruption or deletion by protecting a workbook, or specific cells.
  • Allow multiple users to edit a spreadsheet simultaneously, without creating inconsistencies between versions.
  • Create and edit Excel templates with common data and formatting for your specific needs.



To register for any of these classes, go to the UC Learning Center:

  • Log in using your UCOP login and password
  • Using the Search box on the left, type in the name of the class you want
  • Click the session you want, then click on the Register box and Submit

If you enroll in a class and are unable to attend, please be sure to cancel your registration so that your slot can be made available to others interested in the class. Cancel through the UC Learning Center 48 hours before the scheduled class time, or contact John Blake in Learning & Development at 510-587-6258 or