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Build your tech skills with upcoming classes

Keeping your tech skills up to date is key to maintaining current professional workplace skills. Boost your knowledge with upcoming UCOP workshops. All are offered at no charge for UCOP staff — one of the great benefits of your employment!

All listings reflect Pacific Time; select the course name to register.

Excel Advanced Data Analysis
Oct. 18 and 25, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
In this two-part class, participants will learn essential Excel skills, including working with multiple worksheets and workbooks, sharing and protecting documents, automatic functionality, dynamic arrays, introduction to macros/VBA, basic functions, auditing tools, forecasting and mapping data, sparklines and more.

Box Advanced
Oct. 26, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Take your Box skills to the next level in this advanced class. Learn how to securely store sensitive data, import data via email or URL, set up folder-monitoring alerts and use Box groups to manage department collaborations.

Rock Your LinkedIn Profile
Nov. 2, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Make the most of your LinkedIn profile! Join this session, led by LinkedIn, to learn what it takes to build a great profile that speaks directly to your audience and get your questions answered by a LinkedIn expert. You’ll learn to recognize the value of your LinkedIn profile as part of your brand, identify qualities to highlight across your profile and apply best practices for building an engaging profile.

PowerPoint Techniques
Nov. 3, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
In this session, you will learn powerful techniques that can help you save significant time, better manipulate and format presentations, convey information in a compelling way, and collaborate with others more effectively. You’ll learn:

  • Formatting tips, shortcuts and master slides
  • Data presentation tips, including tables, charts and diagrams from within PowerPoint and from other applications, like Excel and Word
  • Using SmartArt to add visual elements that make your presentation more memorable
  • Presentation best practices to increase your impact

Box Fundamentals
Nov. 9, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The course will give you an overview of, the cloud-based service that provides secure file storage and file sharing. Learn how to use Box, how to collaborate with people in and outside of UCOP, commenting on files, folder permissions, shared links, and many other tips that will help you when using Box. IT administrators will be on hand to answer your questions and review the best features of Box.

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