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Register today for June courses and workshops

If you’ve been hoping to build on your profile of professional skills, check out upcoming courses offered this June through UCOP Learning and Development.

Select each course name to register; listings reflect Pacific Time.

Technology and software

Excel Introduction to Data Analysis
June 8 & June 15, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Microsoft Excel includes many tools that can help you analyze large amounts of data. By utilizing these tools, you can make informed decisions for a more strategic overall approach to your work. In this course, you’ll learn to use Excel data analysis tools, maximize the data included in your records and unlock the analysis power of Excel. Attendance at both sessions is required.

Box Introduction
June 22, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Box is the cloud-based service that provides secure file storage and file sharing at UCOP. In this introductory course, you’ll learn how to use Box, collaborate with people in and outside UCOP, comment directly on files, folder permissions, shared links and more. IT administrators will also answer your questions. 

Smartsheet for Project Management
June 24, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
This three-hour Smartsheet workshop is geared towards new and experienced project managers. Attendees will discover new ways to save time, increase collaboration and better manage projects. You will learn a variety of tips, tricks and shortcuts to streamline projects and manage them more effectively and efficiently.

Collaborative Tools for Virtual Meetings
June 29, 2 – 3 p.m.
Learn and try different 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!

Storytelling with Data
June 30, 11 – 11:45 a.m.
When presenting data, we often prioritize its accuracy and analysis — and for good reason. But it’s almost as important to be able to share this information in a way that draws people into the insights presented and inspires decision-makers towards action. In this course, you’ll learn techniques to engage audiences through effective storytelling, meaningful presentations and helpful meeting settings. Participants will be invited to share their own examples of successful data presentations. 

Career development

People Leader Forum – Career Development Meetings
June 10, 1 – 2 p.m.
People Leaders Forums are monthly opportunities for supervisors to develop leadership skills, build community, share best practices, swap strategies for navigating current challenges and learn to better support themselves and their teams. The next session will focus on career development meetings and will feature special guest Jenna Allen, executive director and deputy to the vice president, Institutional Research and Planning. And, save the date: On August 12, we’ll focus on onboarding new employees. 

Career Development Tools: LinkedIn and My UC Career
June 28, 2 – 3 p.m.
As a UCOP employee, you have free career development tools at your fingertips. At this workshop, we’ll share how you can use My UC Career and LinkedIn to develop your professional brand, share and document your accomplishments and network with colleagues throughout UC.

SEL and change management

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) at Work: Creating Connection and Belonging at UCOP
June 10 & June 17, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Incorporating the principles of SEL into your day-to-day work can enhance your ability to communicate and connect with a range of people in healthy ways. In this two-part workshop, learn the elements of SEL and reflect on ways to embed it within UCOP competencies. Attendance at both sessions is required for course completion.

Navigating Change and Transitions
June 22, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
In this brand new workshop taught by Learning & Organizational Development Specialist Oscar Lara, you’ll explore the human response to change and stages within the transition process. Expand your capability to successfully navigate through personal and professional changes, while utilizing the William Bridges’ Transition Model and Psychological Flexibility framework.

View all upcoming classes at the Link Classes & Workshops page. For questions, contact

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