January classes: Kick off 2022 with professional development
Sign up today for 2022 classes and workshops. All courses listed below feature live instructors and are offered at no charge for UCOP staff. Virtual professional development is a great way to build your skillset while connecting with peers throughout all UCOP locations.
Listings reflect Pacific Time. Select each course name to learn more and register through the UC Learning Center.
Well-being, inclusion and personal growth
Mindfulness at UCOP
Jan. 14, 10 – 11 a.m.
Start the year with no stress! Learn to feel more present, enhance your awareness and focus and increase your effectiveness at work through simple mindfulness techniques.
21 Practices for Happiness
Jan. 26, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Register by Jan. 23)
Develop and practice the mindfulness, emotional intelligence, growth-mindset and productivity skills that are crucial in today’s workplace. This workshop focuses on behavioral changes and initiative-taking, while at the same time paying attention to self-care, stress reduction, fostering enjoyment and self-fulfillment.
Managing Implicit Bias: Conversations about Implicit Bias
Jan. 28, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Debrief the popular UC Managing Implicit Bias online course series by discussing challenges and strategies for managing implicit bias in a supportive and collegial environment. You’ll walk away with a greater understanding of your own biases and your ability to promote equity, diversity and inclusion. You must complete all six courses in the UC Managing Implicit Bias series before registering for this class.
Belonging and Inclusion Toward an Anti-racist Organization
Feb. 3, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
This new workshop led by popular instructor Dr. Rachelle Rogers Ard provides an opportunity to deeply explore the application and behaviors of the UCOP Core Competency of Belonging and Inclusion. Learn how building strong social-emotional skills and gaining a deep awareness of personal values are essential to countering racism and promoting a truly inclusive workplace. We will explore concrete examples of needed change, including asking hard questions. All participants will have an opportunity to complete the SEL Awareness Inventory.
Hybrid and remote workplace skills
Jan. 19, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Want to know how to securely store sensitive data in Box? Interested in how to get data into Box via email or URL? In this advanced Box class, we’ll cover a wide range of topics, including setting up alerts to monitor folders and using Box groups to manage department collaborations.
Jan. 25, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Register by Jan. 20)
With today’s information overload, it’s increasingly challenging to get and stay organized. This workshop is designed to help users who manage a great deal of information in electronic and/or paper formats, and those who want to design a workspace that’s more conducive to creativity and productivity. Learn a realistic and practical approach for “total organization.”
Collaborative Tools for Virtual Meetings
Jan. 21, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Learn and try tools and techniques to make virtual and hybrid meetings more engaging and collaborative. Come with an open mind and ready to learn new internet-based tools!
Jan. 27, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
In this course for advanced Zoom users, we’ll cover personal meeting IDs; advanced web portal settings scheduling options, sharing options and annotation; polling; breakout rooms; reporting and cloud recording.
Managing and Organizing Your Email Inbox
Feb. 8, 10 – 11:30 a.m. (Register by Feb. 2).
Are you trying to get more organized in the new year? Learn email management strategies to transform your inbox into a productivity tool.
Making Connections in a Hybrid World
Feb. 11, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Connection is a crucial component in building engagement, and a productive and efficient workplace. It is widely noted that when people feel connected, healthy working relationships that foster collaboration improve. In this interactive workshop, you’ll experience and learn tools and techniques that can support connection in our remote and hybrid world. Bring ideas to share!
For managers: People Leaders Forums
People Leaders Forums are a monthly opportunity for people managers and supervisors 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.
January: Coming Back Into the Office
Jan. 21, 1 – 2 p.m.
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