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Build your knowledge with July classes and workshops

If your summer plans involve learning, you’re in luck — UCOP’s July classes and workshops are online now! Take advantage of free professional development opportunities that can help you build your skills and boost your career.

All listings reflect Pacific Time. Unless noted otherwise, classes take place via Zoom. Select each course name to register.

For all employees

Box Fundamentals
July 10, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
This course will give you an overview of Box, the cloud-based service that provides secure file storage and file sharing at UCOP. The session will go over the basics and best features of Box, collaborating within and outside UCOP, commenting directly on files, folder permissions and shared links. IT colleagues will answer any participant questions.

Gartner Introduction
July 17, 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
You’ve activated your Gartner membership through UCOP, now what? Join us to learn how to tailor your Gartner experience and leverage the latest research available to you on generative AI, manager effectiveness, DEI and more. Together, we will explore various membership views and tailor your homepage; review research resource centers, tools and benchmarks; search for upcoming webinars in areas of interest; and use advanced search to help you find what you’re looking for.

Same Dishes, Healthier Swaps
July 17, 1 – 1:45 p.m.
Eating healthy doesn’t have to be hard. Simple changes can lead to big transformations when it comes to increasing energy, adding vibrancy to skin and boosting health from the inside out. The key is making those small changes consistent. Learn about nutritious swaps that you can easily incorporate into your cooking. Please note that you must register for this class by using the step-by-step Strive Well-Being registration guide (Box log-in required)

GROWing Your Check-in Conversations for Employees
July 23, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
This live virtual workshop provides employees with an opportunity to practice using the GROW framework in STEP performance appraisal check-ins. We’ll share tips and strategies for providing feedback to your manager.

Subtle Acts of Exclusion
July 25, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The term “microaggression” is widely used, yet just as widely misunderstood. Join us as we reframe microaggressions as subtle acts of exclusion (SAE). Explore the SAE framework and participate in group dialogue on how to normalize interrupting these acts and engage colleagues in discussion. Participants will reflect on our socialization and its impact on our outlook, attitudes and behaviors; understand the shift in language to SAEs; and participate in group dialogue on best practices to interrupt SAEs.

Reflective Listening
July 30, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Reflective listening is key to better communication and, ultimately, better workplace performance. People have a fundamental need to feel heard and understood. When they do feel heard and understood, problems are more easily resolved or averted, and trust and psychological safety grow. Reflective listening is a necessary skill for today’s workplace, both for leaders and team members. And, it’s a skill that you can learn. This course will cover the fundamentals of reflective listening so that you can start practicing today.

For people managers

LinkedIn Learning for Managers
July 31, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Learn how to use LinkedIn Learning with your team as a professional learning tool. LinkedIn Learning has tools and features to make assigning and tracking team learning easy!

For new employees

New Employee Orientation
Oakland, Franklin Lobby 1: July 9, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Online, via Zoom: July 11, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Starting a new job or at a new UC location can be daunting. This session is designed to facilitate your smooth transition to the organization. We’ll cover UC and its history, an overview of UCOP as an organization, employee tools and resources, safety, and compliance. You are encouraged to attend a session as soon as possible; however, your orientation attendance date does not impact your benefits enrollment period (31 days from your benefits eligibility date).

IT Orientation
July 3, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
This session is for new and existing employees and those who could use a refresher course on UCOP hardware, software and systems. We’ll cover using Jabber phones, Outlook email and calendars, the difference between the Office 365 Client and Outlook Web Application, and how to use the Box online file storage system. You’ll also have an opportunity to ask any additional technical questions.

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