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July learning opportunities start this week!

Summer is a great time to expand your professional and personal skills. UCOP Learning and Development is offering an array of opportunities to help you meet your career goals! Select each course name below to register.

Envision and advance your career

UCOP Career Development Panel on Career Longevity
July 1, 2 – 3 p.m.
Join OPSA for an interactive career panel with long-tenured staff to hear their perspectives and stories. Learn how long-tenured staff have navigated their UC careers, balanced work and family, and how their experiences have shaped them to help inform other staff to successfully navigate and succeed in their own careers at UC.

Aspiring Leader Development Program (ALD) Information Sessions
July 14, 9 – 9:30 a.m. or July 27, 1 – 1:3o p.m.
Come learn about the Fall 2021 UCOP ALD experiential professional development program for UCOP staff who are interested in exploring leadership roles and career development, for those who are not current managers or supervisors. Read the program descriptionApplications are due Aug. 13. Attendance at an information session is not an application requirement.

Support yourself — and make connections

Mindfulness at UCOP
July 9, 10 – 11 a.m.
In this one-hour workshop, learn how to reduce your stress and increase your effectiveness at work through simple mindfulness techniques.

Trust and Psychological Safety in the Workplace — New!
July 15, 1 – 3 p.m.
Research continues to demonstrate that trust and psychological safety are critical to creating an inclusive, high-performing work environment. Join Lisa Terry, UCOP systemwide director of leadership and organizational development, for an interactive workshop to discuss the concepts of trust and psychological safety, learn how to measure trust and psychological safety and develop action steps to help build increased levels of trust and psychological safety in your own work environment. 

People Leader Forum: Developing yourself and your people
July 16, 1 – 2 p.m.

The People Leader Forum is a monthly opportunity for managers and supervisors to connect with one another to develop leadership skills, build community and share best practices. This session will focus on professional development.

Accomplishing More with Less
July 27, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Presented by People-OnTheGo, this popular class returns with techniques for difficult time and productivity challenges. Leave with practical tips and strategies to apply and save time immediately!

Get software-savvy

Microsoft Word Techniques
July 21, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Learn powerful techniques that can help you save significant time, better manipulate and format documents, present information in a compelling way and effectively collaborate with others.

Smartsheet Fundamentals
July 22 & 23, 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 and should be requested through ServiceNow.

Zoom Office Hours
July 29, 10 – 11 a.m.
Ask your Zoom questions to an expert to get the personalized help you need. Advance registration is not needed. Join the meeting here.

Creating Accessible PDFs
July 27, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
IT Accessibility is about empowering users with disabilities to easily access and engage with online resources. Many tax forms, annual reports and policy documents are PDFs. We will cover how to create accessible Word documents, which can be easily converted into accessible PDFs, and identify basic accessibility issues using Adobe’s accessibility checker.

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