Level-up your remote or hybrid work experience
Even though many of us have grown used to telecommuting, working from home in a full-time or hybrid capacity can be challenging. Check out these upcoming professional development opportunities to help make your experiences smoother and more positive.
Live online workshops
Select each course name to register; listings are in Pacific Time.
Inclusive Hybrid and Virtual Meetings
March 16, 1 – 2 p.m.
Inclusive meetings lead to a climate of openness as well as greater teamwork and decision ownership. This workshop features techniques to facilitate virtual and hybrid meetings that include all voices and engage your participants. Topics include meeting structures that foster engagement, tailoring engagement strategies for participants and objectives and best practices for hybrid and remote meetings.
March 16, 9 – 10 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? Sign up for this advanced Box class and we will cover a wide range of topics including setting up alerts to monitor folders and using Box groups to manage department collaborations.
March 24, 9 – 10 a.m.
Learn the basics of Zoom: Resources and support, desktop applications, account web portal, configuration settings, scheduling and hosting meetings, meeting controls and basic troubleshooting.
Making Connections in a Hybrid World
April 12, 2 – 3 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. Come to this interactive workshop to experience and learn tools and techniques to support connections in the remote and hybrid world.
April 13, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Get an overview of Box Drive — UCOP’s cloud-based file storage and sharing service. Learn how to: use box, collaborate within and outside of UCOP, comment on files, set folder permissions, share links and more. IT administrators will answer questions and review helpful features.
April 14, 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.
Collaborative Tools for Virtual Meetings
April 15, 10 – 11 a.m.
Learn techniques to facilitate virtual and hybrid meetings that include all voices and engage your participants. We’ll cover how to structure your meeting, determining the right engagement strategy and best practices of hybrid vs remote meetings.
People Leader Forum – Returning to the Office Conversations
March 11, 1 – 2 p.m.
Monthly People Leader Forums provide an 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 March, UCOP Ombudsperson Callale Concon will share strategies to support employees through change.
Remarkable Hybrid Manager: Leading and Managing the Whole Self
March 18, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Register by March 15)
The hybrid workplace brings a whole new set of challenges, requiring adaptability, flexibility and adjustments to work habits and behaviors. This impacts the practical aspects of work, as well as emotional and well-being aspects. In this highly interactive online live workshop, we’ll help managers and supervisors tackle hybrid work challenges and identify new opportunities.
Self-paced learning resources
LinkedIn Learning videos and courses
- Communicating remotely
- Digital body language
- Essentials of mindfulness and compassion
- Leading virtually: Vulnerability and presence when working from home
- The key to making hybrid work? Meaningful engagement— Johnny Warström
- 11 ways to create community in a ‘hybrid’ work environment— Forbes Communications Council
- How to communicate when everyone is wearing a mask— Jeremy Adam Smith & Zaid Jilani
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Tags: hybrid work, professional development, remote work