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New class with Dr. Rachelle Rogers-Ard: Using SEL to build strong relationships

A new class offered by UCOP Learning and Development in partnership with the Culture and Connectivity Initiative will offer staff an opportunity to learn the basics of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and how they can be applied in the workplace to better communicate and connect with many people in healthy ways.

This course will be led by Dr. Rachelle Rogers-Ard — who taught the first sessions of UCOP’s Continuing the Conversation on Race series — and will take place Friday, March 19, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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What is SEL?

SEL is a process through which people learn to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships and make responsible decisions.

What are the five components of SEL?

The components of SEL are:

  1. Self-management
  2. Self-awareness
  3. Social awareness
  4. Responsible decision-making
  5. Relationship skills

Why is UCOP teaching SEL?

UCOP strives to be an employer where faculty and staff lead based on organizational values. Our culture of professional leadership excellence ensures that our core values are met and implemented.  Best practices indicate that focusing on SEL can improve employee satisfaction and retention.

Why should I learn SEL?

Enhancing your knowledge of SEL will allow you to connect with a broader range of people in more meaningful ways. This can enhance your effectiveness at work, and deepen out-of-office relationships. It can also help you to be a more impactful leader at UCOP — regardless of whether you manage people.

How might SEL tie into my performance goals?

The concepts you’ll learn in SEL tie closely to the UC Competencies of Building Relationships: Belonging and Community. By taking this workshop, you’ll learn easy-to-implement techniques to strengthen your knowledge in this area.

How can I learn more about building culture and community at UCOP?

Please visit the UCOP Culture and Connectivity Initiative website.

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