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Classes and Workshops

Advance registration is required for all classes through UC Learning Center (instructions at bottom of page). Visit the UCOP L&D page for more information about learning and development opportunities including our popular cohort programs.

Looking for a training we don’t currently offer? Request a class here.

Download and print a poster of this month’s classes: November Poster (pdf). (*Dates and times may change and will only be updated on this website, not on the poster.)

Upcoming Classes and Workshops

Mindfulness at UCOP

Broadway: Thursday, November 14, 10:00am - 11:00am

20th Street: Tuesday, December 10, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Less stress. Enhanced awareness and focus. Improved health. These are some of the benefits shown in research studies on mindfulness. In this one-hour workshop, you will learn how to both reduce your stress and increase your effectiveness at work through simple mindfulness techniques.

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LinkedIn Learning Introduction

Online + Franklin: Friday, November 15, 12:15pm - 1:00pm

Online + Franklin: Tuesday, November 19, 1:00pm - 1:45pm

Online + Kaiser: Friday, December 6, 12:15pm - 1:00pm

Online + Franklin: Wednesday, December 11, 12:15pm - 1:00pm

Online + Franklin: Tuesday, December 17, 9:15am - 10:00am

UCOP L&D is thrilled to announce that all UCOP employees will have access to LinkedIn Learning — over 9,000 professional development courses — in the next few months! Come to this session and learn how you can leverage this new benefit to grow your career. Additional sessions will be added in December.

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Series: Upgrade Your Excel Skills

Excel Beginner/Intermediate (Online): Monday, November 18, 9am-12pm, 2 sessions (Nov 18, 21)

Excel Beginner/Intermediate (Franklin): Monday, November 18, 1pm-4pm, 2 sessions (Nov 18, 21)

Excel Advanced (Online): Tuesday, December 3, 9am-12pm, 2 sessions (Dec 3, 4)

Excel Power Users (Online): Wednesday, December 11, 9am-12pm, 2 sessions (Dec 11, 13)

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Lunch & Learn: Toxic Leadership Systems (and what you can do about them)

Franklin: Monday, November 18, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Toxic leadership is an important topic that affects many of us, and the more we understand it the better we can act to address it. Come learn about the systems that enable, support and even create toxic leadership — and what you can do about it!

Register for Lunch & Learn: Toxic Leadership Systems (and what you can do about them)

Take Charge Info session

Kaiser: Wednesday, November 20, 12:15 pm - 1:00pm

Franklin/Online: Monday, December 9, 12:15 pm - 1:00pm

Come Learn about the Take Charge cohort. Take Charge: Developing a Career Strategy is a five-month program that provides administrative and support and entry level staff with tools to better direct and manage their careers.

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Growing Your Personal Leadership Skills

Franklin: Wednesday, November 20, 10:30am - 12:00pm

In this engaging and interactive session led by UCOP’s very own Ola Popoola, you will use tools to identify and discuss personal leadership areas of strength and potential areas of development to grow to be better leaders of self.

Register for Growing Your Personal Leadership Skills

Halogen Training

UCOP Halogen for Beginners: Franklin/Online: Monday, December 2, 11:15 am - 12:00 pm

UCOP Halogen for Managers: Franklin/Online: Tuesday, December 10, 2:15 pm- 3:00 pm

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Giving Feedback

Lobby 1: Monday, December 2, 3:00 pm- 5:00 pm

This in-person training is geared for people managers. We will focus on how to give an employee clear, constructive feedback in a positive manner that helps them hear and integrate your feedback.

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Effective Writing Skills: Audience-Centric Writing

Online: Wednesday, December 4, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Persuasive writers shift their messages depending on their primary audiences. In this course, you will identify your audience’s interests and biases and practice a writing technique for preparing influential messages.

Register for Effective Writing Skills: Audience-Centric Writing

UCOP BRC Financial Ledger

Franklin: Wednesday, November 13, 2:00pm - 4:00pm Register for UCOP BRC Financial Ledger on Wednesday, November 13

Sharepoint Intermediate Workshops (Franklin + Online)

Document Management: Thursday, November 14, 9:15am-11:45am Register for Sharepoint Intermediate Workshops (Franklin + Online) on Thursday, November 14

Site Administration: Thursday, December 12, 9:15am-11:45am Register for Sharepoint Intermediate Workshops (Franklin + Online) on Thursday, December 12

Finances: Your UC Retirement System

Oakland (Kaiser): Tuesday, November 19, 9:00am - 9:45am Register for Finances: Your UC Retirement System on Tuesday, November 19

Riverside (Skye Hall): Wednesday, November 20, 10:00am - 10:45am Register for Finances: Your UC Retirement System on Wednesday, November 20

Finances: Women and Investing - Organize, Plan, Own Your Future

Oakland (Franklin): Tuesday, November 19, 12:00pm - 12:45pm Register for Finances: Women and Investing - Organize, Plan, Own Your Future on Tuesday, November 19

Riverside (Skye Hall): Wednesday, November 20, 11:00am - 11:45am Register for Finances: Women and Investing - Organize, Plan, Own Your Future on Wednesday, November 20

Finances: Fundamentals of Retirement Income Planning

Oakland (Franklin): Tuesday, November 19, 12:45pm - 1:30pm Register for Finances: Fundamentals of Retirement Income Planning on Tuesday, November 19

Riverside (Skye Hall): Wednesday, November 20, 12:00pm - 12:45pm Register for Finances: Fundamentals of Retirement Income Planning on Wednesday, November 20

Finances: Guide to Investing in the UC Retirement Savings Program

Oakland (Kaiser): Tuesday, November 19, 9:45am - 10:30am Register for Finances: Guide to Investing in the UC Retirement Savings Program on Tuesday, November 19


Using the UC Learning Center

Log in to the UC Learning Center using your UCOP login and password. In the Search box on the left, enter the name of the class you want. Select the session you want, then select 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 the Learning & Development Team.