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Newly recommended LinkedIn Learning courses from UCOP trainers

Are you ready for your next LinkedIn Learning course — or looking for suggestions to help kick off your online learning?

Check out these newly recommended LinkedIn Learning offers personally vetted by UCOP Learning and Development trainers for our staff.

Note: You must log into LinkedIn Learning to access the courses below. If you haven’t yet created an account, here’s what you need to know.

For all staff

Inclusive Mindset for Committed Allies by Dereca Blackmon
Located within the UCOP LinkedIn Learning belonging and inclusion collection, This course addresses the question: What does it mean to become a true ally? Learn how true allies start with an inclusive mindset, based on being brave, humble and dedicated. Gain a firm understanding of diversity and inclusion concepts and conduct a self-inventory to identify the motivations driving your allyship actions. Discover how to practice humble allyship that puts marginalized voices first. And, learn how to continue your journey by dedicating yourself to education and practicing real-world situations.

Excel Pivot Tables for Beginners by Dave Ludwig
In this concise course, discover how to get started using PivotTables to analyze your data. Learn two PivotTable basic building blocks, value fields and row fields, then adjust a PivotTable by adding fields, filters and formatting. Finally, use special filter buttons, AKA slicers, and timelines. This course is highlighted within the UCOP technology collection, which includes courses and videos on Excel, Smartsheet, Tableau, Zoom, PowerPoint, data visualization and more.

For people managers

Supporting Your Team as Offices Reopen by Daisy Lovelace
The newest offering within the UCOP managing in a remote/ hybrid workplace collection focuses on how to get your team to a place where everyone can thrive. Returning to work doesn’t exactly mean returning to “normal,” but you can develop a new and improved baseline for moving forward. In this course, instructor Daisy Lovelace shares important topics and issues to address in building a flexible plan to support your team. Get answers to commonly asked questions and learn how to balance your needs, as well as your team’s, as you navigate the challenges ahead.

Coaching Virtually by Alisa Cohn
With the acceleration of remote and hybrid work, managers must learn to coach employees virtually. This course overviews virtual coaching challenges and methods you can use to overcome them, beginning with building trust virtually. Learn how to coach for career mobility — especially internal mobility — and how to model good listening virtually. Plus, learn to support employees resistant to coaching and motivated top performers. This course is included in the UCOP STEP performance appraisal collection, which is full of videos and courses that help with giving and receiving feedback for growth and development.

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