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Reach your professional goals with December classes

The calendar year is coming to an end, but there’s still time left to meet your 2021 professional development goals. Check out these upcoming learning opportunities offered to UCOP staff at no charge through Learning and Development. All listings reflect Pacific time.

All employees

Accomplishing More with Less
Dec. 1, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Bombarded by information? Persistently interrupted and sidetracked? Always juggling competing and changing priorities? Frustrated with digital overload? This fun and engaging workshop, facilitated by People-OnTheGo, gives breakthrough techniques for difficult time and productivity challenges.

Inclusive Hybrid and Virtual Meetings
Dec. 2, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Inclusive meetings lead to a climate of openness, greater teamwork and increased decision ownership. In this workshop, you’ll learn techniques to facilitate virtual and hybrid meetings that include all voices and engage your participants, including how to determine the best engagement strategy for your participants and meeting objectives.

Mindfulness at UCOP
Dec. 3, 10 – 11 a.m. 
Less stress, enhanced awareness and focus, and improved health: These are some of the benefits shown in research studies on mindfulness. In this one-hour workshop, you will learn how to reduce your stress and increase your effectiveness at work through simple mindfulness techniques.

The Science of Managing Stress
Dec. 9, 3 – 4 p.m. 
Job stress can be all-consuming — but it doesn’t have to be. Find ways to identify your triggers, keep perspective, learn helpful strategies and know when to seek help.

Smartsheet for Project Management
Dec. 9 & 10, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Designed for existing and emerging project managers — as well as anyone who is involved in projects or change management — this two-part course provides the knowledge you need to use Smartsheet to successfully initiate, execute, control and close projects.

New Employee Orientation
Dec. 14, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Starting a new job or new location can be daunting. The UCOP New Employee Orientation is designed to facilitate a smooth transition to the organization. Topics include: UC’s mission and history, overview of the Office of the President, tools and resources, safety and compliance.

People managers

People Leaders Forum: Feedback in a Hybrid World
Nov. 19, 1 – 2 p.m.
Giving feedback virtually takes a slightly different skill set than in-person feedback and coaching sessions. At this interactive session, 15 minutes of training is followed by an opportunity for supervisors to connect with one another to build community, share best practices and strategies, and learn to better support themselves and their teams.

The Remarkable Hybrid Manager
Nov. 18, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
This interactive live workshop helps managers and supervisors turn hybrid workplace challenges into opportunities for themselves and their teams. We’ll provide techniques and tools, as well as cutting-edge problem solving and collaboration frameworks. Learn to fully engage your team, have transparent discussions and clarify responsibilities for better performance, well-being, inclusion and morale.

Cohort information sessions

Two of UCOP’s leadership development cohorts — People Management Integrated Learning Program (PM-ILP) and Aspiring Leaders Development Program (ALD)  — are holding information sessions leading up to the December application deadlines. Learn more about the two programs.

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