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Check out this month’s hottest virtual classes

September is a great time of year to boost your career! Check out these upcoming opportunities from UCOP Learning and Development to boost your professional skills, harness work-life balance and connect more deeply with your team.

Select each course name below to register; all listings reflect Pacific Time.

Personal growth and career development

Social-Emotional Learning at Work: Creating connection and belonging at UCOP
Sept. 10 and Oct. 1, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Join one of UCOP’s most popular and highly rated instructors, Dr. Rachelle Rogers-Ard, for this two-part course. We’ll discuss frameworks and activities to support building connections with your peers and teams. 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, leading to greater employee satisfaction and retention.

OPSA Leadership Panel
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 panel will feature Yvette Gullatt, Chris Harrington, Jenny Kao, Cheryl Lloyd and Charles F. Robinson. Learn more.

Professional development cohorts
Build your leadership skills in a supportive network of peers. Learn more about our learning cohorts.

Software and technology

Advanced Zoom
Sept. 9, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Get even more from our meeting software with this course for advanced users. Learn about personal meeting IDs, advanced web portal settings, advanced scheduling options and sharing options, annotation, polling, breakout rooms, reporting and more.

Microsoft OneNote
Sept. 15, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Register by Sept. 10)
Take your meeting organization to the next level with Microsoft OneNote. This course will review the capabilities of OneNote and how to efficiently use its features. We’ll explore time-saving techniques like searching, taking screen clippings and using templates to increase productivity.

Advanced Excel
Sept. 22 and Sept. 24, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Building on the key concepts learned from the introduction and intermediate courses, this two-part class focuses on importing and exporting data, formatting numbers, working with ranges and macros, data analysis tools, summarizing data, using “what-if” data analysis and workgroup collaboration.

Having Fun with Virtual Meetings
Sept. 23, 2 – 3 p.m.
Learn some of the tools and techniques that can make virtual meetings more enjoyable and collaborative. Come with an open mind and ready to learn new internet-based tools!

Advanced Box
Sept. 29, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Get the most out of UCOP’s online storage tool with this course for advanced Box users.

For managers

People Leaders Forum: Hybrid Work
Sept. 17, 1 – 2 p.m.
Learn strategies and tools for helping your team excel in a hybrid work environment. People Leaders Forums provide an opportunity to connect with people managers across all UCOP locations to develop leadership skills, build community, share best practices, swap strategies for navigating current challenges and learn to better support yourself and your team.

The Remarkable Hybrid Workplace Manager
Sept. 30, 1 – 3:30 p.m.
This highly interactive workshop helps managers turn hybrid workplace challenges into opportunities for their teams. We’ll provide a variety of concepts, techniques and tools to counter hybrid-work challenges, while providing cutting-edge problem solving and collaboration frameworks. Learn to fully engage your team and get employees’ involvement and buy-in in addressing challenges and opportunities.

New to UCOP? Attend our New Hire Orientation, taking place Sept. 14, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Get the ins and outs of working at UCOP while connecting with other new colleagues at all UCOP locations.

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