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New online courses for today’s work challenges

When you’re used to working in the office with face-to-face colleagues, transitioning to fulltime telecommuting can be challenging — particularly while we’re also experiencing greater stress due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The UCOP Learning and Development team is here to help with courses specifically chosen to address these unprecedented times. Select each course name to register on the UC Learning Center.

The Remarkable Remote Worker

April 30, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

In this interactive, two-hour course, you’ll learn to be your most effective at working remotely and managing others. Topics include:

  • Managing stress
  • Increasing focus
  • Balancing competing priorities
  • Collaborating more effectively
  • And more!

All UCOP course participants rated this course as “very helpful” or “extremely helpful” and 100% would recommend it to colleagues on a 10 out of 10 scale. “This class was very helpful in staying calm, helping to focus and acknowledging that this is a stressful time for everyone,” shared one participant. 

Mindfulness at UCOP

May 5 or June 11, 10 – 11 a.m.

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 led by UCOP Senior Content Developer and Trainer Gary Cheng, you will learn how to both reduce your stress and increase your effectiveness at work through simple mindfulness techniques.

Resilience: Navigating the Unexpected with Grace

May 14, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Resilience increases our ability to “respond” rather than to simply “react” to unexpected events and setbacks — while also mitigating the impact these events can have on our mind, body and productivity. During this live online workshop led by UC Santa Cruz Learning and Talent Development Manager Adrienne Harrell, you’ll explore what it means to be resilient. Discover why resilience is an important skill and competency to nurture and develop, in yourself and in others.

All UCOP course participants rated this course as “very helpful” or “extremely helpful” and 100% would recommend it to colleagues on a 10 out of 10 scale. “The course was a great and valuable use of my time. I’m glad I attended,” shared one participant. “Adrienne was wonderful — upbeat and genuine. It showed that she cared about our experience. She called us by name, engaged us with examples, played music and offered valuable insight.”

Resource: Resilience playbook

LifeLabs Learning — one of UCOP’s most highly-rated training vendors — has compiled a helpful and free online guide, People Leader Resilience Playbook: How to lead in the midst of uncertainty.

“Imagine if we, as people leaders, could make our response to this crisis our finest hour. Imagine if a year or two from now we looked back on this situation and told the stories of how we came together as a team in our companies, our community, as a nation, and as members of this planet.” – LifeLabs Learning

This guide includes an array of topical resources, including:

Check out the free online guide now.

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

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