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Upcoming classes: Conflict and Project Management

Upcoming classes offered in September by UCOP Learning and Development include Conflict Management and the three-part Project Management series.

Conflict Management, Thursday, Sept. 6, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in 11326 Franklin

Learning and development facilitator Katy Liddell presents this class in conflict management, which provides useful tools for assessing conflict situations and your conflict-handling style.

Conflict is a natural occurrence in the workplace, ranging from differences of opinion to patterns of interaction between two people or heated disagreements. When managed effectively, conflict can be used to spur innovation and productive change that supports rather than undermines the organization’s goals.

Project Management workshop, three-part series beginning Thursday, Sept. 13

This three-part series, conducted by Raj Kapur, president of the Center for Project Management, introduces project management basics and includes three four-hour sessions. All take place 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., as follows:

  • Initiating a Project, Thursday, Sept. 13, 5320 Franklin: Identify a clear, shared understanding of a project and create a comprehensive project charter or decision document.
  • Planning and Estimating a Project, Thursday, Sept. 27, 5320 Franklin: Become skilled in preparing detailed, professional work order estimates with task descriptions and durations.
  • Scheduling and Tracking a Project, Thursday, Oct. 18, 12322 Franklin: Master the skill of converting a project plan and estimates into a project schedule, and learn how to track progress and communicate status.

To register for either class, go to the UCOP 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; that will bring up Results of Search.
  • Click the session you want, then click on the Register box and Submit.

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