Virtual Classes and Workshops
Note: All listings on this page reflect Pacific Time.
Zoom for Meeting Rooms | Wednesday, April 5 – As we welcome more and more staff back to the office, familiarize yourself with the technology in meeting rooms. Join us for a 30-minute demo on how to connect to the screens to project content or join a Zoom meeting. IT Client Services will be available to answer questions to ensure your next meeting is a success.
Leading Across Difference: Understanding Self, Understanding Leadership | Wednesday, April 19 – A training experience focusing on disrupting racial bias and anti-blackness, increasing awareness of institutional, structural, and systemic inequity through race, and applying this information to increase leadership skills at all levels.
Accomplishing More with Less | Thursday, April 20 – This is the workshop that participants describe 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!
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Upcoming Classes and Workshops
online: Wednesday, April 5, 9:00am-12:00pm
Advance your Excel skills with learning Power Pivot. In this class you will: Become familiar with the PowerPivot application and import data. Manipulate data in a PowerPivot worksheet. Create reports using PowerPivot data. Use DAX functions in PowerPivot. Distribute PowerPivot Data.
Participants must attend both sessions:
- Session 1: Wednesday, April 5, 9am-12pm
- Session 2: Wednesday, April 12, 9am-12pm
Zoom for Meeting Rooms
In-Person: Wednesday, April 5, 10:00-10:30am
As we welcome more and more staff back to the office, familiarize yourself with the technology in meeting rooms. Join us for a 30-minute demo on how to connect to the screens to project content or join a Zoom meeting. IT Client Services will be available to answer questions to ensure your next meeting is a success.
- Wednesday, April 5, at 10 am – Broadway Room 5001
- Wednesday, April 5, at 1 pm – Franklin, Room 5322
- Wednesday, April 12, at 1 pm – Franklin, Room 5322
- Wednesday, April 12, at 3 pm – Broadway , Room 5001
STEP for New Employees: Define Criteria
online: Thursday, April 6, 11:00am -12:00pm
In this instructor-led training on the Staff Talent Evaluation Process (STEP), we will expand on the materials presented in the STEP Fundamentals for Employees eCourse by going into detail on the first stage of STEP, called Define Criteria. You will practice writing goals, review strategies for choosing focus competencies, and discuss personal change management.Register for STEP for New Employees: Define Criteria
People Leaders Forum: Holding Difficult Conversations with Employees
online: Friday, April 14, 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.
- April 14: Difficult Conversations with Callale Concon, Annie Prozan, & Oscar Lara
- Learn and practice key strategies for having difficult conversations with employees. Note: this class is for managers.
Leading Across Difference: Understanding Self, Understanding Leadership - Session 1
online: Wednesday, April 19, 9:00am-12:00pm
A training experience focusing on disrupting racial bias and anti-blackness, increasing awareness of institutional, structural, and systemic inequity through race, and applying this information to increase leadership skills at all levels. Leaders will examine the ways in which their own biases have a huge structural impact while engaging in discussions and that will shed light on leadership growth areas.
This training is based on the facilitator’s Authentic Leadership model which moves participants from theoretical concepts to context-driven practice; to that end, leaders will be challenged to implement systemic and leadership change within their context as a concrete deliverable. Given the transformative, sensitive, and often painful content around racism, this training embeds facilitative social-emotional best practices to create a supportive environment. `
1) Build a foundational understanding of historical and social foundations of structural racism and anti-blackness in America.
2) Increase leadership skills towards improved relational outcomes with colleagues and direct reports.
3) Grapple with the question: “Who do I need to become to radically shift my leadership?”
4) Create a learning community of leaders better equipped to transform workplace culture.”
Participants must attend both sessions:
- Session 1: Wednesday, April 19, 9:00am-12:00pm
- Session 2: Wednesday, May 3, 9:00am-12:00pm
online: Wednesday, April 19, 1:00-2:00pm
Want to know how to securely store sensitive data in Box? Interested in how to get data into Box via email or URL? Sign up for this advanced Box class and we will cover a wide range of topics including setting up alerts to monitor folders and using Box groups to manage department collaborations.Register for Box Advanced
UCOP Safety: Basic Awareness
Online : Thursday, April 20, 11:15am-12:00pm
Melissa Collins, Program Manager for Security, Risk and Resilience, will facilitate this 30-minute live virtual class that will provide basic safety tips to help employees feel informed, alert, and safe as they travel to and from the workplace. Extra time will be allotted for questions and feedback. Melissa recently joined UCOP after serving 20 years with the UC San Diego Police Department, retiring as a lieutenant, and is a safety expert.Register for UCOP Safety: Basic Awareness
Accomplishing More with Less
online: Thursday, April 20, 1:00-4:00pm
This is the workshop that participants describe 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!Register for Accomplishing More with Less
Excel Intermediate/ Advanced
online : Wednesday, April 26, 9:00am-12:00pm
Microsoft Excel has hundreds of features and hundreds of functions. Getting the right feature, at the right time, used in the right way, in the right sequence is very often a problem. In this three-hour session you will become aware of a few core Excel features that you can use right away and that other capabilities do exist that you can build on later as your Excel knowledge increases. Knowledge gaps will be filled in and you can rapidly build your skill-sets around the featured tools in this class.
We start with these features, and if time permits, cover other interesting features.
• SumIFs, AveregeIFs, CountIFs: Get what you need from your data with minimal effort
• Tables (with structured referencing): Look good and be organized
• Pivot Tables: The easiest, best method to get unexpected and expected answers from you giant, messy data set
Participants must attend both sessions:
- Session 1: Wednesday, April 26, 9am-12pm
- Session 2: Thursday, May 4, 9am-12pm
online: Thursday, April 27, 10:00-11:30am
In this session, you will learn powerful techniques that can help save significant time, better manipulate and format presentations, convey information in a compelling way, and collaborate with others more effectively. What will be covered? :
- Formatting tips ranging from dozens of navigation and formatting tips and shortcuts, to introducing the powerful concept of Master slides.
- Data presentation tips including creating tables, charts, and diagrams from within. PowerPoint, as well as importing them from other applications such as Excel and Word.
- Using SmartArt to add visual elements that make your presentation more memorable.
- Presentation best practices to increase impact.
Developing a Career Plan
online: Friday, April 28, 10:00-11:00am
We have 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
UCSB Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification Training
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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.
Using the UC Learning Center
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.
If you require any assistance or accommodation with finding, registering or attending a class please email the Learning & Development Team.