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Social-emotional learning opportunities at UCOP

If you think emotions don’t belong in the workplace, it’s time to revisit that assumption. Developing an emotional understanding of your colleagues — and demonstrating respect for their skills, preferences, backgrounds, experiences and other elements of diversity — is key to building and working as a high-functioning team.

UCOP offers several workshops and resources focused on social-emotional learning (SEL) — the process through which we acquire and apply knowledge, skills and attitudes around emotional awareness. This includes developing healthy identities, managing emotions, achieving personal and collective goals, developing and demonstrating empathy, establishing and maintaining healthy relationships and making responsible and caring decisions. Try one of the courses below to build new skills, boost your career and strengthen relationships with colleagues!

Live virtual trainings

All listings reflect Pacific Time.

April 1, 10 – 11 a.m.
Learn how to reduce stress and increase your effectiveness at work through simple mindfulness techniques.

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. When people feel connected, they foster healthy working relationships and collaboration. 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!

21 Practices for Happiness at Work
April 27, 2 – 4:30 p.m. (Register by April 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.

Trust and Psychological Safety in the Workplace
April 28, 2 – 4 p.m.
Led by UCOP Systemwide Director of Leadership and Organization Development Lisa Terry, this interactive workshop will teach participants to understand the concepts of trust and psychological safety, how to measure trust and psychological safety in the workplace, and action steps to create greater trust and safety within organizations and teams.

Emotional Intelligence: Attain Results Through People
May 3, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Learn the fundamentals of emotional intelligence, then take part in interactive exercises to experience various aspects of emotional intelligence and formulate strategies and behaviors to develop ongoing practices. This session will teach you to use self- and social-awareness to better relate to and motivate people, manage difficult situations, navigate conflict and more.

For people managers

People Leader Forum: Self-Care for Leaders
April 8, 1 – 2 p.m.
People Leaders Forums, offered every second Friday from 1 – 2 p.m., are monthly opportunities for supervisors to connect with one another. Develop leadership skills, build community, share best practices, swap strategies for navigating current challenges and learn to better support yourself and your team!

  • April 8: Self-Care for Leaders: Showing Up As Our Best Self. Featuring Annie Prozan with special guest Nicole Browning Williams, senior program associate, quality schools and districts, WestEd.
  • May 13: Creating Strong Teams. Featuring Zoanne Nelson, associate vice president, finance and administration, UC Health.

Self-paced learning

Too pressed for time to attend an online course? Check out the LinkedIn Learning collections Social and Emotional Skills at Work, Leading and Working in Times of Complexity and Stress and Change Agility.

To view all collections:

  • Log in to your LinkedIn Learning account
  • In the top navigation, go to Browse > University of California Office of the President
  • Scroll down to Collections from University of California Office of the President
  • Select Show All

Have ideas for more collections? Contact For more info about your UCOP LinkedIn Learning membership, read our FAQs.

View all upcoming courses on the Link Classes & Workshops page. For questions, contact


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