Virtual September classes: Our picks for every professional development goal
Back-to-school season is here! Kick off your professional development with live virtual courses offered through UCOP Learning and Development. Here are our top picks for September learning to meet a range of professional development goals. Select each course name to register. All times are Pacific.
Top pick for becoming an all-star telecommuter
Remarkable Remote Series
This popular series, rated 4.5 out 5 by your fellow UCOP colleagues, is now offered once a month! Join us for three relevant workshops designed to support your telecommuting experience: Remarkable Remote Meetings, Remarkable Remote Worker and Remarkable Remote Teams. Each course takes a thoughtful approach to the telecommuting experience, addressing challenges in various situations and offering practical solutions for addressing them. You’ll also have opportunities to connect with cross-departmental colleagues during in-course breakout sessions.
- Remarkable Remote Meeting: Sept. 23 (register by Sept. 16) or Dec. 4 (register by Nov. 28), 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
- Remarkable Remote Worker: Oct. 6 (register by Sept. 29), 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Register
- Remarkable Remote Team: Nov. 17 (register by Nov. 10), 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. This course is geared to managers and meeting facilitators but open to all.
Top pick for boosting basic software skills
Sept. 9 and 16, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Have you always wanted to learn how to unlock the magic of Excel? In this two-part, in-depth training, you’ll learn vital Excel techniques such as functions, tables, sorting and transposing data and conditional formatting.
Top pick for mastering project management
Project Management Fundamentals
Sept. 18, Sept. 24 and Oct. 7, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
This three-session, beginner-level class taught by popular instructor Raj Kapur gives you an in-depth overview of project management basics. In the first session, you’ll learn to initiate projects — from defining the value and objectives to scope and success. Next, you’ll learn how to build a professional-grade project plan and detailed estimate. In the final session, you’ll learn to schedule your project and keep it on track. If your position or interests involve managing projects, this is the course for you!
Top picks for rocking performance appraisal season
Performance appraisal season is here! Whether you’re the reviewer, reviewee or both, you’ll benefit from helpful advice from UCOP’s Learning and Development team.
- How to Give & Receive Feedback (all employees)
Sept. 11, 1 – 2 p.m.
In this course, you’ll learn how to give and receive constructive feedback in a positive manner. Discover how to identify and manage your feedback triggers, get guidelines for giving and receiving feedback effectively.
- Giving Feedback to Employees (for people managers)
Sept. 25, 9 – 11 a.m.
In addition to advice from the all-employee session, this managers’ workshop includes additional guidelines on how to give clear, constructive feedback in a positive manner that helps employees hear and integrate your feedback. Plus, you’ll get targeted guidance for providing feedback virtually.
There are many more fantastic courses available throughout the month of September! View them all and register at the Link Classes & Workshops page.
Tags: performance appraisals, professional development, remarkable remote