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Boost your skills with these December classes

The year is almost over, but there’s still time to make progress on your professional development goals! End the year on a strong note by taking advantage of December classes and workshops — all offered at no charge for UCOP staff.

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

Building Relationships and Managing Conflict
Dec. 1, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Knowing that we are valued and trusted team members — and helping our colleagues to feel the same way —  is central to our job satisfaction and ability to consistently perform at a high level. Facilitated by highly rated trainer Raj Kapur, this workshop will provide techniques to practice a mindset that positions you to make important investments in relationships; strategies for navigating the natural and challenging conflicts that can develop with colleagues; and practical tools for preventing and addressing conflict, in person and virtually.

December 3Practice Circles (Live, on-site)
UCPath Center: Dec. 6, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Dec. 8, 1:30 – 3 p.m.
Oakland: Dec. 15, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
UCOP Human Resources and the Ombuds Office are holding 3Practice Circle sessions to facilitate dialogue between colleagues and help us connect as a community. A 3Practice Circle isn’t a debate, discussion or therapy group; it’s a safe space for clarity and understanding — with no obligation to agree — and an opportunity to exercise your listening and communication skills. December sessions will focus on the question, “This is what would change at UCOP/UCPath if my voice were heard.” Read more about 3Practice Circles, and see all upcoming sessions and topics.

Smartsheet for Project Management
Dec. 8, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
This three-hour Smartsheet workshop is geared toward both new and experienced project managers. Attendees will discover new ways to save time, increase collaboration and better manage projects. You’ll learn a variety of tips, tricks and shortcuts to streamline projects and manage them more effectively and efficiently.

People Leaders Forum: Restore, Rejuvenate and Reset
Dec. 9, 1:30 – 3 p.m.
The People Leaders Forum is a monthly opportunity for people managers 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. For our December session, Callale Concon returns to share essential strategies to restore, rejuvenate and reset energy and motivation to meet your goals in the new year.

Creating Accessible PDFs
Dec. 14, 2 – 3 p.m.
IT Accessibility is about empowering users with disabilities to easily access and engage with online resources. Many of these resources, such as tax forms, annual reports and policy documents, are PDFs. We will cover how to create accessible Word documents, which can be easily converted into accessible PDFs, and to identify basic accessibility issues using Adobe’s accessibility checker.

Microsoft Project Tips for Project Management
Dec. 15, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
If you use Microsoft Project to manage projects and tasks, this course is for you! New and current project managers will learn time-saving tricks, ways to increase collaboration and more effective project management. Plus, learn how to streamline projects for more efficient management.

For all upcoming classes visit the Link classes and workshops page.

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