Learn more about UCOP Connect, the new online forum for OP staff
If you’d like to find out more about UCOP Connect, the new LinkedIn collaboration group for UCOP staff, you are invited to attend one of this month’s introductory sessions offered by the team behind the group.
These sessions are meant to introduce staff to LinkedIn and the online interest group. You’ll be given a brief tour of LinkedIn and learn how to join UCOP Connect. The discussion will cover the potential benefits of the group and offer some tips on how to use it. Members of the team will answer any questions you may have. Sessions are scheduled as follows:
- Thursday, June 12, 10 a.m., Franklin 5320
- Monday, June 16, 11 a.m., Franklin lobby
And, remember, if you come to one of these two sessions, the team is offering a special prize that will help get you started on LinkedIn.
In addition to the introductory meetings, there will also be three drop-in training sessions in June, where you can get hands-on help creating a profile and interacting with the group. The training sessions will be held as follows, all in 7107 Franklin:
- Wednesday, June 11, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- Monday, June 16, 1 to 3 p.m.
- Tuesday, June 24, 2 to 4 p.m.
The purpose of UCOP Connect, an idea adopted as part of the president’s Efficiency Review, is to boost engagement and make it easier to reach colleagues in different parts of the organization. It’s meant to offer staff a less formal way to raise issues, ask for help, exchange information and break out of work “silos” that sometimes limit OP’s effectiveness.
UCOP Connect is the place to come to ask colleagues for help with a project, answer a question or discuss an article that catches your eye in, for example, the Chronicle of Higher Education. Looking to run an idea past a group of colleagues? Hoping for some Excel tips? Want to share a favorite neighborhood lunch spot? Got a job you need filled? Use UCOP Connect; that’s what it’s there for.
Feel free to email any of the members of the team if you have questions about the group or LinkedIn.
- Siena Carter, systemwide talent acquisition program specialist
- Ginny Cox Delaney, center for operations excellence
- Candace Jones, senior application manager, web application services
- Chris Noble, managing editor, internal communications
- Karla Wood, program analyst, division of health sciences and services
I’m in and thanks to the “Foodie” thread, I have already learned about two new lunch spots to try! (No, I am not going to reveal them here. Sign up and you’ll learn, too)