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Don’t miss these fall learning opportunities

Fall is here and UCOP Learning and Development is offering a variety of professional development opportunities to help you boost your career! Build your skills while connecting with colleagues from all UCOP locations during these live online classes. Select each course name to register through the UC Learning Center; all times are listed in Pacific Time.

Develop your career

Aspiring Leaders Development Program: Information Sessions
Aug. 6, 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Come learn about the new UCOP Aspiring Leadership Development Program, an experiential professional development program. This opportunity is offered to UCOP staff who are interested in exploring leadership roles and career development. It will provide UCOP employees opportunities to learn leadership skills without holding a formal leadership position. Participants will attend six two-hour workshops in September, October and January.

Stand out on LinkedIn
Aug. 12, 2 – 3 p.m., Oct. 21, 2 – 3 p.m. and Dec. 2 10 – 11 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.

LinkedIn Learning Introduction
Aug. 24, 1 – 1:45 p.m.
The UCOP L&D team is thrilled to announce that all UCOP employees have access to LinkedIn Learning, which includes over 9,000 on-demand professional development courses! Come to this session and learn how you can leverage this new benefit to grow your career.

My UC Career
Sept. 2, 2 – 3 p.m.
My UC Career is an online development portal available to all UC employees seeking to advance their careers. During this session, you will receive a demo of the portal and what it can do for you.

OPSA Career Panel – Leadership
Sept. 14, 1 – 2 p.m.
The OP Staff Assembly and UCOP Learning and Development welcome all staff to attend a forum to engage with senior leaders, learn about their leadership journeys and gain valuable insights into how they have developed their careers. This session will feature Yvette Gullatt, Chris Harrington, Jenny Kao, Cheryl Lloyd and Charles F. Robinson.

UCOP People Management Integrated Learning Program (PM-ILP) Info Session
Several sessions between Sept. 9 and Oct. 14
Join us as we kick off the second year of PM-ILP, a program designed to complement the online Systemwide People Management Series & Certificate. PM-ILP participants complete online courses individually, then meet in person monthly, as a cohort, to apply the skills they’ve learned to maximum effect. PM-ILP is designed to help current and aspiring managers acquire knowledge and insights to be more impactful in their roles.

STEP Office Hours
Every Friday, 9 – 10:30 a.m.
Have questions about your performance appraisal or your employees’? Members of the UCOP Learning and Development team will be on hand to offer live virtual support.

Software skills

Zoom Advanced
Aug. 12, 10 – 11 a.m.
Topics will include: personal meeting IDs, advanced web portal settings, advanced scheduling options, advanced sharing options and annotation, polling, breakout rooms, reporting and cloud recording. A Q&A session will follow.

Excel PivotTables Techniques
Aug. 12, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Register by Aug. 6)
Learn tips and tricks for Excel PivotTables and find out how they can be an invaluable tool in helping you analyze data and present conclusions in compelling ways. If you have been using PivotTables and are wondering what more you can do with them, or need help overcoming obstacles, this workshop will help you get outstanding results.

Creating Accessible PDFs
Aug. 31, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
IT Accessibility is about empowering users with disabilities to easily access and engage with online resources. Many of these resources, such as 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 to identify basic accessibility issues using Adobe’s accessibility checker.

Productivity skills

Managing and Organizing Your Email Inbox
Aug. 19, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Learn powerful tips and techniques that can save you hours and help you get the results you desire from email communication. You will learn practical MS Outlook features such as customizing and setting flags; using categories, calendar and tasks to track action emails; advanced searches for easily finding relevant information; and organizing and archiving messages for future reference. Don’t miss this important advice on strategies for transforming email into a productivity tool that can help you, your team and your organization better succeed.

Running an Effective Meeting
Aug. 26, 10 – 11 a.m.
Are you interested in making your meetings more collaborative, streamlined and effective? In this session, you’ll learn how to structure a meeting that meets the multiple needs of your attendees.

Personal and professional growth

Mindfulness at UCOP
Aug. 6, 10 – 11 a.m.
Less stress. Enhanced awareness and focus. Improved health. These are some of the benefits shown in research studies on mindfulness. Learn how to reduce your stress and increase your effectiveness at work through simple mindfulness techniques.

Social-Emotional Learning at Work: Creating Connection and Belonging at UCOP
Sept. 10 & Oct. 1, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Join one of UCOP’s most popular and highly rated instructors, Dr. Rachelle Rogers-Ard, as she discusses and provides frameworks and interactives to support the building of connections with your peers and teams in this interactive two-part workshop. Studies have shown that incorporating the principles of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) at work enhances our ability to communicate and connect with a range of people in healthy ways. Focusing on the elements of SEL at work can lead to greater employee satisfaction and retention.

Fidelity financial classes
Dates throughout August and September
If you need help planning for your financial future, Fidelity can help. Learn the ins and outs of financial and retirement planning — from managing student loan debt to setting savings goals to claiming Social Security income — in upcoming workshops.

Workshops for people managers

August People Leaders Forum: What is psychological safety, anyway?
Aug. 20, 1 – 2 p.m.
The People Leaders Forum is a monthly opportunity for people managers to connect with one another to develop leadership skills, build community, share best practices, swap strategies for navigating current challenges and learn to better support themselves and their teams. Join us for a discussion of how psychological safety can enhance collaboration and enable your team to do its best work.

LinkedIn Learning for Managers
Aug. 24, 2 – 2:45 p.m.
Learn how to use LinkedIn Learning with your team as a professional learning tool. As a UCOP manager or supervisor, LinkedIn Learning has tools and features to make assigning and tracking team learning easy!

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