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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.

MARCH 2017

Cascade Fundamentals

Date: Wednesday, March 1
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

This course is designed to teach UCOP Content Editors / Content Managers how to maintain their department websites.

SharePoint Document Management

Date: Tuesday, March 7
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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. Prerequisites:

  • SharePoint Fundamentals Class or hands-on experience
  • A desire and the time to adopt these techniques on the job

Excel Intermediate

Date: Tuesday, March 14
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Taught by instructors who bring years of practical experience to the classroom, this course teaches participants how 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.

Project Management, Part 1: Initiating a Project

Date: Wednesday, March 22
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This three-part course in project management helps you learn how to identify a clear, shared understanding of a project and create a comprehensive project charter or decision document. The first in the series, Initiating a Project, focuses on how to effectively set up a project to ensure a smooth start. Recognize the critical importance of having a clear, shared understanding of the project at the outset by creating a comprehensive project charter.

Embracing Change

Date: Wednesday, March 22
Time: 1 to 5 p.m.

Change is something that excites people who love opportunities for growth, to see and learn about new things, or who like to shift the status quo. Some changes, however, are harder to adjust to and lead to expressions of resistance and anger. We can take concrete steps to make change more palatable by understanding people’s hesitation, enlisting the help of others, setting up plans, and managing stressors. These steps can also ensure that desired changes are implemented successfully. In this half-day workshop, participants learn how to work through and cope with change, and how to help those around them.




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