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Classes and Workshops

  • Pre-registration is required for all classes. See individual listings for the date that registration opens for that particular class.
  • 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 – Site Administration

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 20
Time: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Registration opens: Open now

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. Topics:

  • Permissions overview
  • Permissions Best Practices
  • Site Management
  • Lists and Libraries
  • Navigation
  • Web pages and Web Parts

Hands-on exercises:

  • Create a site
  • Configure permissions
  • Modify navigation
  • Edit the site’s homepage
  • Add Web Parts
  • Create a site column and apply to pre-existing lists

Halogen for Beginners

Date: Thursday, Feb. 22
Time: 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Registration opens: Open now

Learn the basics of UCOP’s SMART Goal and Performance management system.

  • Navigating the system
  • Adding goals
  • Editing goals
  • Using filters
  • Preparing goals for reviews and appraisals
  • Viewing past evaluations

Halogen for Managers

Date: Thursday, Feb. 22
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Registration opens: Open now

Learn the basics of UCOP’s SMART Goal and Performance management system.

  • Navigating the manager’s system
  • Viewing employee information
  • Viewing employee’s goals
  • Editing employee goals
  • Navigating reviews and appraisals
  • Viewing employee’s past evaluations 

Excel 2016  – Introduction

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 28
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Registration opens: Open now

Microsoft Excel is an all-purpose software application for creating and sharing information through spreadsheets. With a robust set of functions to automatically perform complex calculations, features to rapidly convert data into charts and graphs, and tools to securely share business information with others, it is the most widely-used spreadsheet application worldwide. Use Microsoft Excel to create a spreadsheet to track data and perform calculations. Recommended prerequisite: Basic familiarity with Microsoft Windows.

  • Rapidly navigate Excel’s tool ribbons, gallery commands, and Live Preview feature.
  • Perform basic calculations and apply calculations accurately with cell references.
  • Format cells, tables and entire worksheets quickly with styles and style galleries.
  • Use Excel’s conditional formatting rules to visually enhance your data.
  • Give printed spreadsheets a professional appearance with Page Layout View, page breaking controls and print area definitions.
  • Create dynamically-updating charts quickly with predefined layouts and styles.
  • Incorporate 3-D shadowing, anti-aliasing and other visual effects to design compelling graphic summaries.
  • Employ key Excel display techniques to navigate large workbooks effectively.

MARCH 2018

Influencing Without Authority

Date: Thursday, March 8
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Registration opens: Open now

To exercise influence without authority, it is important to understand the nature of power and influence in the organization, understand personal sources of influence, and know how to leverage personal political power. Successful professionals build networks of relationships with stakeholders and influencers. This course introduces the skills necessary to employ these interpersonal and leadership skills and to manage the often complex relationship dynamics of the workplace.

This 4-hour workshop explores the primary strategies of influence –reciprocity, communicating to influence, and influencing styles. The participant will learn how to select the most appropriate strategy for the circumstances.

SharePoint – Document Management

Date: Wednesday, March 14
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Registration opens: Open now

SharePoint is a powerful tool to manage documents and other files by providing secured, web-based document libraries. There are many features of libraries that can make your SharePoint experience a success, but it is equally important to understand the common pitfalls to avoid. This workshop takes a deep dive into SharePoint’s document management features including those that are often overlooked or underutilized. Of equal importance are the best practices that will be woven into the workshop.

Presentation Skills

Date: Thursday, March 15
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Registration opens: Open now

Practice planning, preparing and delivering powerful presentations in this one-day course. Participants will work on preparation skills and deliver several practice presentations.

Excel 2016  – Intermediate

Date: Wednesday, March 21
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Registration opens: Open now

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