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Develop your career with February classes

Sign up today for February 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.

Inclusion, well-being and personal growth

Belonging and Inclusion Toward an Anti-Racist Organization — New!
Feb. 3, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Led by popular instructor Dr. Rachelle Rogers Ard, Ed.D., this workshop will deeply explore the application and behaviors of the UCOP Core Competency of Belonging and Inclusion. Explore the emotional depths associated with feelings of inclusion and belonging, awareness of your own values and the element of race. Review concrete examples of change and learn the hard questions necessary for building lasting change.

Mindfulness at UCOP
Feb. 4, 10 – 11 a.m.
Learn to feel more present, enhance your awareness and focus and increase your effectiveness at work through simple mindfulness techniques.

New Employee Orientation
Feb. 8, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Starting a new job can be daunting. Our orientation is designed to facilitate a smooth transition to the organization, with topics including UC and its history, UCOP overview, tools and resources, safety and compliance. New employees should attend orientation as soon as possible.

Hybrid and remote workplace

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!

The Remarkable Hybrid Worker
Feb. 18, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Register by Feb. 14)
Learn to successfully navigate hybrid work environments where you may be working with colleagues who are on-site, remote or a mixture of both. Discover how to be more productive, manage stress, practice self-care and stay motivated. Improve your people/emotional skills as well as the practical/operational side of your work. As a bonus, all attendees will receive access to a 21 Practices eCourse and the Hello Mindful app.

Technology skills

Cascade CMS – Accessibility Workflow
Feb. 4, 2 – 4 p.m.
People who create content for using our Cascade content management system need to take steps prior to publication to ensure content is accessible to those with disabilities. This workshop will overview what you need to know — and why it’s important.

Box Fundamentals
Feb. 16, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Get an overview of Box Drive and have your questions answered! Administrators from IT will be on hand to answer your questions and review the best features.

Zoom Advanced
Feb. 17, 11 a.m. – 12 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.

Microsoft Excel Macros
Feb. 25, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Register by Feb. 21)
Learn what Macros are really about, how they work behind the scenes and how they can help you add functionality to your Excel workbooks. This workshop will provide an overview of Macros and step-by-step demonstrations for using them.

Organization and record-keeping

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.

Records Management 101
Feb. 9, 10 – 11 a.m.
Knowing what records to keep and for how long can be challenging, as various requirements based on law and university policy govern administrative records retention. Join UCOP Records Retention Manager Laurie Sletten for an overview of the UC records retention policy schedule and how to comply.

For managers

People Leader Forum: Create a Professional Team Development Plan with Guest Speaker Jenna Allen
Feb. 11, 1 – 2 p.m.

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. In this month’s session, we’ll explore why ongoing professional development is crucial to ensuring your team remains productive, effective and engaged

GROWing your Check-in Conversations — Required
Two-hours; several sessions available.

This workshop is part of the three-year training plan designed by the Performance Appraisal workgroup made up of colleagues from across UCOP. Managers will get practice using the STEP GROW framework during Check-ins, as well as tips and strategies for providing and receiving employee feedback.

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