Classes and Workshops (archived)
Note: All listings on this page reflect Pacific Time. Unlesss noted otherwise, classes are held virtually via Zoom.
Managing Implicit Bias | Tuesday, May 30 – This course is to debrief the popular UC Managing Implicit Bias series of eCourses. Join UCOP colleagues to discuss challenges and strategies for managing implicit bias. Participants will walk away with a greater understanding of their own implicit biases and their ability to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion wherever they are.
Self Care for Leaders | Friday, June 2 – Creating the spaces and opportunities to care for yourselves as leaders opens the possibility of sustainability, longevity, and healthy personal and team dynamics. In this course, Dr. Nicole Williams Browning will identify the different components of self care, identify key attributes of each component, highlight self care specific for leaders, and create a plan for better self care.
May LinkedIn Learning Challenge: Say Hello to Hybrid – Hybrid work has changed the way we interact, and honing the skills needed to navigate the new world of work has never been more important. Join this month’s learning challenge, taking place from May 8 – 19, Say Hello to Hybrid: Sign up here!
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Upcoming Classes and Workshops
People Leaders Forum: Team Agreements
online: Friday, May 12, 1:00 - 2:00pm
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.
Team Agreements: Team Agreements are co-created rules of engagement that focus on how teams collaborate, communicate and hold each other accountable. In this session you will learn how to facilitate the Team Agreements activity with your own team to co-create your team’s rules of engagement as you navigate a new way of working. This activity involves every individual in a way that is easy to craft, discuss and maintain team agreements.
- Friday, June 9 – SB 1162: California Senate Bill 1162 (SB 1162) requires employers to disclose pay scales on all job postings, as well as that of current employees, upon request. The intent is to assist applicants in the application process to ensure that they are aware of the hiring range that the location can offer before they apply for the position. In this PLF Session, we will discuss this new law and what it means for you as a manager.
UCOP BRC Travel & Entertainment Training
online: Thursday, May 18, 11:00am-12:15pm
This training is geared toward UCOP employees who travel or book travel on behalf of others. Beginning July 1, 2020, all travel requests will need to be pre-approved in the new Concur system. Travel & entertainment expense reports will be submitted in Concur rather than UCLA Express. Additionally, procurement card (PCard) expenses will be processed through Concur.
- Thursday, May 18, 11:00am-12:15pm
- Thursday, June 22, 2:00-3:15pm
GROWing Your Check-In Conversations for Managers
online: Thursday, May 18, 1:00-3:00pm
GROWing your Check-in Conversations is two-hour virtual live workshop that provides managers with an opportunity to practice using the GROW in STEP check-ins and share tips and strategies for providing feedback. This is part of the three-year training plan designed by the Performance Appraisal workgroup made up of colleagues from across UCOP.Register for GROWing Your Check-In Conversations for Managers
Mindfulness at UCOP
online: Friday, May 19, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Less stress. Enhanced awareness and focus. Improved health. These are some of the benefits shown in research studies on mindfulness. In this one-hour workshop, you will learn how to both reduce your stress and increase your effectiveness at work through simple mindfulness techniques.Register for Mindfulness at UCOP
online: Wednesday, May 24, 9:00am - 12:00pm
In this class, users will learn about and practice using Power BI. Users will learn how to: connect to data sources. perform data cleaning, profiling, and shaping, visualize data with Power BI, create interactive visualizations, enhance reports and dashboards, publish and share reports and dashboards.
Participants must attend all three sessions:
- Wednesday, May 24 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
- Thursday, May 25 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
- Wednesday, May 31 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
Zoom for Advanced Users
online: Wednesday, May 24, 1:30-3:00pm
Learn the various features Zoom offers to improve your virtual experience. Topics include: Personal Meeting ID ; Advanced Web Portal Settings; Advanced Scheduling Options; Advanced Sharing Options & Annotation; Polling; Breakout rooms; Reporting and Cloud Recording; Q&A
- Wednesday, June 7, 9:30-11:00am
Managing Implicit Bias
online: Tuesday, May 30, 1:00-3:00pm
This course is to debrief the popular UC Managing Implicit Bias series of eCourses. Join UCOP colleagues to discuss challenges and strategies for managing implicit bias. Participants will walk away with a greater understanding of their own implicit biases and their ability to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion wherever they are.
- Debrief the Implicit Bias online training series
- Discuss and learn how socialization shapes our biases
- Discuss and learn how power, privilege, and positionality influence our decisions
- Discuss how our implicit biases affect our work
- Discuss strategies moving forward
Prerequisite: In order to register for this class, you must have completed all six eCourses in the UC Managing Implicit Bias series.Register for Managing Implicit Bias
Developing a Career Plan
online: Thursday, June 1, 2:00-3:00 pm
UCOP offers free Career Development tools at your fingertips. Come learn how to use My UC Career and LinkedIn to develop your professional brand, share and document your accomplishments, and network with colleagues in UC.Register for Developing a Career Plan
Self Care for Leaders
online : Friday, June 2, 10:00am-12:00pm
Successful leaders have an array of unique skills, talents, personalities, and passions. One thing many of them have in common is self care. In the last few years, the term self care has become common, with little attention on its importance not just for self, but also for healthy teams. Adapting the necessary tools of self care improves emotional, cognitive, and spiritual capacity, while offering the opportunity for connection and thoughtful partnership. Creating the spaces and opportunities to care for yourselves as leaders opens the possibility of sustainability, longevity, and healthy personal and team dynamics. In this course we will identify the different components of self care, identify key attributes of each component, highlight self care specific for leaders, and create a plan for better self care.Register for Self Care for Leaders
online : Wednesday, June 7, 9:00am-12:00pm
In this worksho, you will learn tips and tricks with Excel PivotTables and how they can be an invaluable tool in helping you analyze your data and present your conclusions in compelling ways. If you have been using PivotTables and are wondering what more you can do with them or are maybe running into obstacles and wishing you can get around them, this workshop will help you unleash the power of PivotTables and get outstanding results.Register for Pivot Tables
The Science of Managing Stress
online : Thursday, June 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Job stress can be all-consuming — but it doesn’t have to be. Find ways to identify your triggers, keep perspective, learn helpful strategies, and know when to seek help.Register for The Science of Managing Stress
UCOP Creating Accessible Documents
online : Wednesday, June 21, 9:00-10:30am
In this two-part training we will provide you with all the information you need to create accessible Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and PDF documents. The first session will focus on the principles of accessibility, how to generate accessible Microsoft Office documents, and how to export these to PDF. The second session will focus on Adobe Acrobat and how to edit or enhance accessibility within a PDF file. We will be remediating a Word document during session one and a PDF during session two. While sample documents will be provided, please feel free to bring your own documents to practice on.
Participants must attend both sessions:
- Wednesday, June 21, 9:00-10:30am
- Wednesday, June 28 9:00-10:30am
Collaborative Tools for Virtual Meetings
online: Thursday, June 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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!Register for Collaborative Tools for Virtual Meetings
online: Tuesday, June 27, 10:00am-12:00pm
Whether you’re having a feedback conversation, navigating conflict, or just sharing a tough message, knowing how to communicate for impact without damaging relationships is essential. In this workshop, you’ll develop skills to manage your emotions and communicate effectively, especially under pressure. We’ll explore a 3-step model of structuring a conversation and useful strategies for opening dialogue. You’ll leave this workshop knowing what to do before, during, and after a difficult conversation. Participants will practice real-life examples and get feedback from their peers.Register for Courageous Conversations
Navigating Change and Transition
online: Thursday, June 29, 10:00am-12:00pm
The only thing that is constant is change” — Heraclitus who lived 100 years before Plato knew this, and it is still true in today’s world. This workshop will explore the human response to change and stages within the transition process. Participants will expand their capability to successfully navigate through personal and professional changes while utilizing the William Bridges’ Transition Model and Psychological Flexibility framework.Register for Navigating Change and Transition
UCSB Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification Training
This certificate course will be facilitated UCSB Lean Six Sigma instructors at no cost to participants. Each cohort will consist of 3- four hour sessions with hands on practice, project simulations, and intersession homework. Attendance at all 3 sessions is mandatory for course completion. At the end of the cohort, Participants will receive a Yellow Belt certificate of completion.
To register login to the UC Learning Center and type UCSB Lean Six Sigma into the search bar at the top right of your screen.
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Registration: Log in to the UC Learning Center using your UCOP login and password. In the Search box on the left, enter the name of the class you want. Select the session you want, then select the Register box and Submit.
Cancellation: You can cancel your registration through the UC Learning Center. We ask that you cancel 48 hours before the scheduled class time so that others may sign up, or contact the Learning & Development Team.
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