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January classes and workshops: Prepare for a productive new year

The new year is a perfect time to put your professional development goals into motion. Throughout the month of January, join UCOP Learning and Development for several great learning opportunities. Select each course name to register.

General career development

Stand Out on LinkedIn!
Jan. 14, 10 – 10:50 a.m.

Did you know that adding detailed work experience on LinkedIn can get you eight times more profile views? Learn the best ways to get engaged on the site, and what it takes to get your profile noticed.

Remarkable Remote Worker
Jan. 19, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The Remarkable Remote Worker online live training is intended to help you be most effective at working remotely and/or managing remote workers with skills ranging from managing stress, increasing focus, managing competing priorities, collaborating more effectively with others, and more.

Accomplishing More with Less
Jan. 20, Jan. 27 and Feb. 3, 9:30 – 11 a.m.

Bombarded by information? Persistently interrupted and sidetracked? Always juggling competing and changing priorities? Frustrated with digital overload? This fun and engaging series of three workshops, facilitated by “People on the Go,” gives breakthrough techniques for difficult time and productivity challenges.

Technical classes

Microsoft Excel Techniques
Jan. 12, 9:30 – 11 a.m.

Take your Microsoft Excel skills to the next level! In this workshop, users learn powerful techniques that can help them save significant time, analyze data and extract important business insights, present information in a compelling way, and collaborate with others more effectively.

Smartsheet Fundamentals
Jan. 21 and Jan. 22, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

This two-part class is designed for newer users who wish to gain a foundational understanding of the Smartsheet collaboration tool. Learn how Smartsheet can track projects and information to improve teamwork. Smartsheet licenses are available to all UCOP employees.

Microsoft Word Techniques
Jan. 28, 9:30 – 11 a.m.

In this workshop, you will learn powerful techniques that can help you save significant time, better manipulate and format documents, present information in a compelling way, and collaborate with others more effectively.

Work/life balance

21 Practices for Happiness at Work
Jan. 26, 11 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Presented by People-OnTheGo, participants will learn to develop and practice mindfulness, emotional intelligence, growth mindset, and productivity skills that are crucial in today’s workplace. Participants focus on behavioral changes and initiative-taking, while at the same time paying attention to self-care, stress reduction, fostering enjoyment, and self-fulfillment.

Managing Stress
Jan. 29, 10 – 10:50 a.m.

Job stress can be all-consuming — but it doesn’t have to be. Find ways to identify your triggers, keep perspective, learn helpful strategies, and know when to seek help.


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