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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.


Cascade Fundamentals

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 5
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.

Excel – Introduction

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 12
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Learn basic and intermediate level skills for this dynamic spreadsheet application.

Project Management, Part 1: Initiating a Project

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 13
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.

Influencing Without Authority

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 13
Time: 1 to 5 p.m.

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.

SharePoint Document Management

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 13
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.

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.




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