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Classes and Workshops

Advance registration is required for all classes through UC Learning Center (instructions at bottom of page). Visit the UCOP L&D page for more information about learning and development opportunities including our popular cohort programs.

Looking for a training we don’t currently offer? Request a class here.

Download and print a poster of this month’s classes: January Poster (pdf). (*Dates and times may change and will only be updated on this website, not on the poster.)

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Upcoming Classes and Workshops

Advanced Excel: Macros/VBA (Online)

Part 1 of 2: Thursday, January 16, 9:00am - 12:00pm

Part 2 of 2: Friday, January 24, 9:00am - 12:00pm

Would you like repetitive tasks and formatting in Excel spreadsheets to be done at the click of a single button? Come and learn how in this two-part class on Macros plus an intro to VBA to easily edit your macros!

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MS Word Advanced (Online)

Part 1 of 2: Tuesday, January 21, 9:00 am- 12:00pm

Part 2 of 2: Tuesday, January 28, 9:00 am- 12:00pm

Would you like to upgrade your skills in MS Word? This two-part class covers time-saving techniques and lesser known features in Microsoft Word. Examples: working with tracked changes, easily comparing and merging documents side-by-side, working with table of contents and footnotes/endnotes, using a Master Document, using mail merge to create custom emails or letters to large lists of people, creating macros, and more!

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MS Project, Part 3 (Tracking + Reports)

Franklin: Wednesday, January 22, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

In part 3 of this series, you will focus on updating and tracking projects, working with data from other applications, and working with reports. Click Register to learn more.

Register for MS Project, Part 3 (Tracking + Reports)

LinkedIn Learning Introduction

Online + Franklin: Thursday, January 23, 12:15pm - 1:00pm

Online + Franklin: Thursday, February 6, 12:15pm - 1:00pm

UCOP L&D is thrilled to announce that all UCOP employees now have access to LinkedIn Learning — more than 13,000 video tutorials that cover topics from people management and leadership to software and new technologies to creative skills and more!

Come to this session and learn how you can leverage this new benefit to grow your career.

Can’t make these sessions? Watch the recording here.

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Influential Communication

Franklin: Thursday, January 23, 9:00am - 11:00am

Online: Thursday, January 30, 9:00am - 11:00am

Research reveals that one of the most valuable (but least known) abilities you need to communicate well and influence effectively is inquiry skills: how to use the right question at the right moment. In this workshop by LifeLabs, you’ll deepen your question skills so that you instinctively word questions in ways that earn influence, resolve problems, and motivate people to take action.

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Accomplishing More With Less for Managers (Online)

Online (2/5, 2/12, 2/19): Wednesday, February 5, 10:00am - 11:15am

From People-OnTheGo, this 3-part workshop series is ideal for managers and supervisors who are overseeing the work of others and want to build best practices to enhance team communication and productivity. Learn how to manage strategically and help your team succeed in times of high-volume work. Participants must have one or more direct reports. These live online workshops are 3 x 75-minute series on 2/5, 2/12, and 2/19.

Attendance at all three sessions is required to receive credit for this class.

Register for Accomplishing More With Less for Managers (Online)

Managing and Organizing Your Email Inbox -- MS Outlook (Webinar)

Online: Thursday, February 6, 9:30am - 11:00am

Online: Thursday, March 19, 9:30am-11:30am

Are you trying to get more organized in the new year? Learn skills for e-mail management strategies to transform e-mail into a productivity tool that can help you succeed.

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Resilience: Navigating the Unexpected with Grace

Broadway: Wednesday, February 12, 9:00am - 11:00am

Presented by Adrienne Harrell, Learning & Talent Development Manager of UC Santa Cruz. Explore what it means to be resilient and practice specific tools and approaches for building resilience in your professional and personal life, as well as how to cultivate a culture of resilience in the workplace.

Register for Resilience: Navigating the Unexpected with Grace

Box Fundamentals

Franklin 7107: Thursday, February 20, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Get an overview of Box Drive and get your questions answered! Administrators from IT will be on hand to answer your questions and review the best features of Box Drive.

Register for Box Fundamentals

Smartsheet Fundamentals (2 Part Class)

Part 1 Online: Friday, February 21, 8:30am-12:30pm

Part 2 Online: Friday, February 28, 8:30am-12:30pm

This class is designed for newer users who wish to gain a foundational understanding of the Smartsheet collaboration tool. Learn how Smartsheet can track projects and information to improve teamwork. Smartsheet licenses are available to all UCOP employees.

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My UC Career

Online: Monday, February 24, 12:00pm-1:00pm

My UC Career is an online development portal available to all UC employees seeking to advance their career. During this session, you will receive a demo of the portal and what it can do for you and your career.

Register for My UC Career

Project Management for Non-Project Managers (2 Part Class)

Online Part 1 : Tuesday, February 25, 11:00am-12:15pm

Online Part 2: Tuesday, March 3, 11:00am-12:15pm

This workshop is designed for professionals who want to enhance their project management skills and better manage projects of all kinds. The focus is on bringing innovative insights and practical techniques to improve your managing of projects of all sizes.

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Managing Change and Transitions

Lobby 1: Friday, February 28, 9:00am-4:00pm

This workshop focuses on change and your role in understanding, communicating, and managing change and transitions. All UCOP employees are welcome to attend.

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Accomplishing More With Less

Online (3/5, 3/12,3/19): Thursday, March 5, 10:00am - 11:15am

From People-OnTheGo, this 3-part workshop series has been described as transformational. If you want to make breakthroughs in your time management, respond instead of react to today’s demanding work environment, and establish sustainable practices that will help you effectively manage the information and task overload, you have come to the right place!

These live online workshops are 3 x 75-minute series on 3/5, 3/12, and 3/19.

Attendance at all three sessions is required to receive credit for this class.

Register for Accomplishing More With Less

People Management Integrated Learning Program (PM-ILP) Lunch and Learns

Online + Franklin 9204: Tuesday, January 28, 12:15pm - 1:00pm Register for People Management Integrated Learning Program (PM-ILP) Lunch and Learns on Tuesday, January 28

Online + Kaiser 612: Thursday, February 13, 12:15pm - 1:00pm Register for People Management Integrated Learning Program (PM-ILP) Lunch and Learns on Thursday, February 13

My UC Career Workshop (Online)

Online: Thursday, January 16, 10:00am-11:00am Register for My UC Career Workshop (Online) on Thursday, January 16

UCOP Cascade Fundamentals (Online + Franklin)

Online + Franklin: Wednesday, January 22, 9:00am - 12:00pm Register for UCOP Cascade Fundamentals (Online + Franklin) on Wednesday, January 22

Online + Franklin: Tuesday, February 18, 1:00pm-4:00pm Register for UCOP Cascade Fundamentals (Online + Franklin) on Tuesday, February 18

Online + Franklin: Tuesday, March 10, 1:00pm-4:00pm Register for UCOP Cascade Fundamentals (Online + Franklin) on Tuesday, March 10

Mindfulness at UCOP (Online)

Online: Friday, January 31, 10:00am - 11:00am Register for Mindfulness at UCOP (Online) on Friday, January 31

Kaiser 712: Thursday, February 20, 10:00am-11:00am Register for Mindfulness at UCOP (Online) on Thursday, February 20

Microsoft Word Techniques

Online: Tuesday, February 18, 9:30am-11:00am Register for Microsoft Word Techniques on Tuesday, February 18

People On The Go Microsoft Excel PivotTables Techniques

Online: Wednesday, February 26, 10:00am-12:00pm Register for People On The Go Microsoft Excel PivotTables Techniques on Wednesday, February 26

Online: Wednesday, March 25, 10:00am-12:00pm Register for People On The Go Microsoft Excel PivotTables Techniques on Wednesday, March 25

Microsoft PowerPoint Techniques

Online: Thursday, March 26, 11:30am-1:00pm Register for Microsoft PowerPoint Techniques on Thursday, March 26

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Using the UC Learning Center

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.

If you enroll in a class and are unable to attend, please be sure to cancel your registration so that your slot can be made available to others interested in the class. Cancel through the UC Learning Center 48 hours before the scheduled class time, or contact the Learning & Development Team.