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Start learning this month with May courses

As a UCOP employee, you can access an array of career-boosting courses and resources. Sign up for a live virtual training to connect with colleagues and ask questions in real-time, or check out our self-paced offerings to accommodate your busy schedule.

New to UCOP? Sign up for New Employee Orientation, taking place May 10 from 10 – 11 a.m. (PT)

Live virtual classes and workshops

All listings reflect Pacific Time.

Focus on your career

Writing SMART goals in STEP
May 4, 10 – 10:30 a.m. | May 24, 2 – 2:30 p.m.  
Do you need some support in choosing and writing effective goals? At this hands-on workshop, you’ll get goal-writing tips in a supportive atmosphere and will leave with at least one draft goal to discuss with your manager.

Rock Your LinkedIn Profile
May 25, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Our LinkedIn Learning rep will share what it takes to build a great profile that speaks directly to your ideal audience. Get your questions answered by a LinkedIn expert! Multiple dates are available in May and June; use the registration link above to see additional dates and times. 

Learn to work smarter — in the office and at home

Total Organization
May 10, 1 – 3 p.m. (Register by May 5)
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.”

Tools for Adapting to Change
May 19, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Register by May 16)
This interactive workshop will share techniques to help you stay calm, clear-minded and adaptive, even when situations quickly change. Learn how to diagnose and optimize your default stress style, make good decisions (even when information is confusing or limited) and create structure for yourself and others. You’ll leave knowing how to move yourself and others out of freeze-fight-flight mode and prepared for whatever comes your way.

Project Management I
In this three-part series led by The Center for Project Management, you’ll learn the fundamentals of how to initiate, create and manage projects. The course takes place over three sessions — please register for each separately using the links below. Read this Link article for more information about the series.
– May 25: Initiating projects
– June 2: Planning and estimating a project
– June 8: Scheduling and tracking a project

Build your knowledge of social-emotional learning (SEL) and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)

May 6, 10 – 11 a.m.
Learn how to reduce stress and increase your effectiveness at work through simple mindfulness techniques.

Driving Inclusion in the Hybrid Work Environment
May 11, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Many of the initiatives that organizations take to drive diversity, equity and inclusion are designed for a pre-pandemic, on-site workforce. However, organizations that focus on sustainable strategies that are proven to increase employee inclusion in hybrid work are more successful. This webinar, hosted by Gartner, will review the 44 initiatives identified in Gartner’s Inclusion Index that organizations are taking on to advance DEI in a hybrid work environment.
— Note that registration for this webinar is through Gartner, not the UC Learning Center. If you have not yet created an account, you can do so here by registering with your UCOP email address.

Inclusive Hybrid and Virtual Meetings
May 13, 11 a.m. – 12 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.

People Leaders Forum: Creating Strong Teams
May 13, 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! Our May workshop will focus on creating strong teams and will feature Zoanne Nelson, associate vice president, finance and administration, UC Health. And, save the date: On June 10, we’ll cover team professional development with Jenna Allen, executive director and deputy of Institutional Research and Planning, UCOP.

Belonging and Inclusion Toward an Anti-Racist Organization
May 24, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
This workshop is an opportunity to deeply explore the application and behaviors of the UCOP Core Competency of Belonging and Inclusion. While not a new concept, the notion of creating inclusive workspaces where each person feels connected and a sense of belonging has increased exponentially with the increasing normalcy of remote engagement and our country’s continued tension around race. In this workshop, you’ll learn relevant facts and concrete examples of change, then explore how to ask the hard questions needed for change. 

Boost your tech-savvy

Box Advanced
May 11, 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? 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.

Microsoft Access Techniques – Intermediate
May 26, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
This workshop is for business users who are familiar and comfortable with the basics of working with Microsoft Access objects and want to expand their skills to include some of Access’s more advanced features.

Self-paced learning: LinkedIn Learning Collections

The UCOP Learning and Development team has personally vetted and recommended hundreds of courses in LinkedIn Learning. Collections include Mission and Vision FocusProblem SolvingSocial and Emotional Skills at WorkTechnology Courses for UCOP and more. 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.

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