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You asked and UCOP delivered: New development class offerings

You’ve asked for additional offerings, and now UCOP Learning and Development is delivering more sessions and new topics to help OP staff take their skills to the next level.

Two Excel classes and a new workshop in Introductory HTML have been added to the spring roster. (See below or the Classes and Workshops page for full details on April offerings.) But you still need to register right away, as many classes fill up quickly.

“Contact us with your ideas, because we are always looking for new courses to bring in house,” said Linda Klink, Learning and Development manager. Klink has expanded the catalog of offerings significantly in the last two years, with classes like Embracing Change, Essential Analytical Skills and Accomplishing More with Less.

But it’s the full-day software workshops that fill up quickest, she said. There’s at least one Excel class offered each month at four different levels (intro, intermediate, advanced and power user). But they fill up fast and have long waiting lists; so check the UC Learning Center for upcoming offerings (just search “excel”) and book your spot while you’re thinking about it.

UCOP’s hands-on, instructor-led software workshops are presented by Academy X of San Francisco and taught to small groups in UCOP’s Computer Training Lab, 7107 Franklin. Classes are free of charge and open to all Oakland UCOP staff, including staff in locations other than Franklin, including UC Press.

The April 22 Introductory HTML class provides a basic overview of hypertext markup language, the primary markup code for creating web pages. The class was added in response to popular demand and will come in handy for the growing number of OP staff working on web production.

2014 offerings in both these topics include:

  • Introductory HTML: April 22
  • Excel Introduction: June 3, Oct. 14
  • Excel Intermediate: April 23, July 9, Nov. 19
  • Excel Advanced: April 8, May 15, Aug. 26, Dec. 2
  • Excel for Power Users: Sept. 24

Check the UC Learning Center for these offerings and more. Not all classes are feasible for bringing in house but contact Klink with your suggestions at

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