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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.

August 2018

Tableau Server Workshop

Date: Aug. 1 (two classes offered)

Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Introduction) and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. (Tableau PREP)

Location: Franklin

During this hands on workshop you will work with the Tableau team to learn the ins and outs of modern analytics. The workshop will focus on the use of Tableau Server to develop, access and publish visual analytics for the enterprise.

Topics will include:

• Using Tableau’s Web Authoring capabilities for content creation and data discovery

• Collaborating and sharing best practices with diverse departments and business units

• Governing data to create a self-service environment that is scalable, yet secure and available to business users

By the end of the workshop you’ll learn about the benefits of Tableau’s modern approach and get hands on training to bring self-service analytics at scale back to your organization in a secure and governed fashion.

 

PowerPoint – Introductions

Date: Aug. 15

Time: 9 a.m.– 4 p.m.

Location: Franklin

Microsoft PowerPoint Introduction helps the learner build proficiency in developing persuasive, dynamic slide show presentations which combine graphics, text and animation effects.  In this course, the participant will learn to expedite presentation creation with the Outline mode, Masters and Templates tools.

Participants gain hands-on experience with the following:

  • Navigate PowerPoint’s features using the new “Fluent” interface
  • Create and modify a slideshow in minutes
  • Perfect mouse and keyboard controls for precision editing
  • Use the Format Painter to easily match character styles
  • Insert and adjust WordArt, SmartArt, and Excel-created tables and charts
  • Emphasize information by adding animated transition effects
  • Use PowerPoint themes to give presentations a professional look and feel
  • Manage multiple versions of the same presentation by applying the “hide” feature
  • Add speaker notes to keep on track
  • …and much more!

 

Tableau Server Workshop

Date: Aug. 29 (two classes offered)

Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Introduction) and 1 – 4 p.m. (Tableau PREP)

Location: Franklin

During this hands on workshop you will work with the Tableau team to learn the ins and outs of modern analytics. The workshop will focus on the use of Tableau Server to develop, access and publish visual analytics for the enterprise.

Topics will include:

  • Using Tableau’s Web Authoring capabilities for content creation and data discovery
  • Collaborating and sharing best practices with diverse departments and business units
  • Governing data to create a self-service environment that is scalable, yet secure and available to business users

By the end of the workshop you’ll learn about the benefits of Tableau’s modern approach and get hands on training to bring self-service analytics at scale back to your organization in a secure and governed fashion.

 

Influencing without Authority

Date: Aug. 29

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Location: Franklin

The ability to exercise influence without authority is one of the most important skills of an effective professional. This course will develop the learner’s capability to assess and increase influential power to accomplish objectives.

Effectively exercising influence, even when one may not have the formal authority to mandate action, is a challenge many face. Whether working in a matrix organization or leading a cross functional team, the goal is to contribute one’s best, support the organization, and ensure goals are met.

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.

Learning Objectives

  • Better understand the dynamics of the influence process
  • Develop skills for use in a variety of situations
  • Increase awareness of one’s current influence behavior
  • Identify areas for ongoing development

 

Embracing Change

Date: Aug. 29

Time: 1– 5 p.m.

Location: Franklin

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.

 

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How to Register

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 Learning & Development.