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March classes and workshops are live: Register today

Build your professional skills in March with upcoming classes from UCOP Learning and Development.

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

Boost your technology and software skills

Box Advanced
March 6, 1 – 2 p.m.
If you want to know how to securely store sensitive data in Box, are interested in how to get data into Box via email or URLs, or other advanced Box techniques, sign up for this workshop! We’ll cover a range of topics including setting up alerts to monitor folders and using Box groups to manage department collaborations.

Excel Intermediate/Advanced
March 20 and March 27, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
This two-session course will teach you core Excel features and help you rapidly build your knowledge of SumIF, AverageIF and CountIF functions; tables with structured referencing; and Pivot Tables.

Zoom Advanced
March 27, 1:10 – 2 p.m.
This workshop will cover personal meeting IDs, advanced web portal settings, advanced scheduling options, screen-sharing options, smart recording, Zoom rooms and event spaces. There will also be a question and answer session.

UCOP Creating Accessible Documents
March 27, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Digital accessibility is about ensuring users with disabilities can easily access and engage with any digital content. In this course, you will learn the principles of digital accessibility, how to generate accessible Microsoft Office Documents and how to export these to PDF.

Discover how to be an even better people manager

GROWing Your Check-In Conversations for Managers
March 5, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
GROW is a popular coaching framework used around the world for problem-solving, goal-setting and performance improvement. This interactive session provides managers an opportunity to discuss and practice using the GROW framework as a strategy and tool to support engaging STEP Check-in conversations. The ecourse “GROWing your Checkpoint Conversations” must be taken before this class.

GROW Plus: Accountability Conversations for Managers
March 6, March 19, March 22 or March 28, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
This is the second part of the required live training series on manager and employee performance conversations. This training answers the question: What do I do when my coaching is not improving performance? In this virtual, live and highly interactive workshop, we will cover providing productive critical feedback, managing emotions, creating efficient documentation and holding effective accountability conversations. Managers will also practice role-playing accountability conversations using the UCOP GROW Plus framework.

People Leader Forum: How to Be Your Own Recruiter
March 15, 1 – 2 p.m. 
At this session, Senior Talent Acquisition Manager Kelly Howard will share strategies for recruitment — including some new and improved LinkedIn tools.

Get settled in as a new employee

New Employee Orientation 
March 7, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Starting a new job or transitioning to a new location can be daunting. The UCOP New Employee Orientation is designed to facilitate your smooth transition to the organization. Topics will include UC and our history, UCOP overview, tools and resources, safety and compliance.

GROWing your Check-In Conversations for Employees
March 14, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
In this session, we’ll discuss the GROW framework and how to incorporate it into your Check-in Conversations. We will then practice using the GROW and share tips and strategies for providing feedback. The ecourse “GROWing your Checkpoint Conversations” must be taken before this class.

Grow your collaboration and communication skills

Collaborating Productively in Hybrid Meetings (Oakland and virtual)
March 26, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Learn techniques to help you lead hybrid meetings with the preparation and processes to run meetings smoothly, increase participation and engagement, and include all voices — whether they’re joining in-person or virtually.

Creating an Inclusive Culture: Intergenerational Collaborative Work Teams
March 8, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
In today’s workforce, five generations work alongside each other. Each generation offers values, assets and viewpoints that enhance organizations and enrich culture. While this array of experiences and talent benefits organizations, it can also be challenging. During this workshop, we’ll define and understand cultures within teams; identify the strengths of each generation and the value they provide to the team dynamic; learn about silent team “killers”; and develop methods to shape a diverse, and inclusive team grounded in equity.

Write Right
March 19 and March 21, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
This two-session course provides the basics of grammar and writing clearly. Learn the key characteristics of good writing, discover current best practices in business writing and practice your own writing skills.

Invest in yourself

Mindfulness at UCOP
March 1, 9 – 10 a.m.
Less stress, enhanced awareness and focus, and improved health are some of the benefits shown in research studies on mindfulness. In this one-hour workshop, you’ll learn how to reduce your stress and increase your effectiveness at work through simple mindfulness techniques.

New health and fitness webinar series: Classes start March 8. Check out the full listings and learn how to register!


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