Virtual Classes and Workshops
Note: All listings on this page reflect Pacific Time.
- New Required STEP Training for Managers and Supervisors
- GROWing your Check-in Conversations – This workshop provides managers with an opportunity to practice using the GROW tool in STEP check-ins and share tips and strategies for providing feedback (register here). Prerequisite: Completion of GROWing Your Checkpoint Conversation eCourse (start course here).
- Highlighted Classes
STEP Deadlines & Resources
- REQUIRED for Managers
- Virtual workshop: GROWing your Check-in Conversations for all managers (register here)
- Dates available from February 1st through March 15th
- PreRequisite: GROWing Your Checkpoint Conversation eCourse (17 min) (start course here)
- Next Due date: Thursday, March 31: Finalize Criteria
- STEP learning resources | Performance appraisal learning resources | STEP learning resources and documents
- Virtual workshop: GROWing your Check-in Conversations for all managers (register here)
Upcoming Classes and Workshops
online: , 10:00am - 11:00am
Offered Monthly In 2022: Jan 14 / Feb 4/ March 4 /April 1 / May 6 / June 10
Start the year with no Stress! Enhance you awareness and focus. Join us for this one-hour workshop, where you will learn how to both reduce your stress and increase your effectiveness at work through simple mindfulness techniques.
Recommended related courses: 1/26 21 Practices of Happiness @ 9:30-12 (register here)Register for Mindfulness
online: Wednesday, January 19, 9:00am - 10:00pm
Additional dates (3/16, 5/11)
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.
Recommended related courses: 2/9 UC Records Management @ 10-11 (register here)Register for Box Advanced
People Leader Forum - Coming back into the office
online: Friday, January 21, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
This monthly opportunity is for people managers and supervisors 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.
Recommended related courses: 2/11 Making Connections in a Hybrid World @ 11-12 (register here)Register for People Leader Forum - Coming back into the office
Total Organization (Waitlist)
online: Tuesday, January 25, 10:00am - 12:00pm
With today’s information overload, it is becoming increasingly challenging to get organized and to stay organized. Presented by People-OnTheGo, this workshop is for users who deal with a great deal of information in a variety of electronic and paper formats, and who want to get a good handle on it. It is also for those who are in need of organizing their workspace to create an environment that is conducive to creativity and productivity. You will learn a realistic and practical approach for “total organization,” focusing on three important areas of organization: Organizing your e-mail, organizing your computer files, and organizing your papers and physical workspace.Register for Total Organization (Waitlist)
Collaborative Tools for Virtual Meetings
Online: Friday, January 21, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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!
Recommended related courses: 2/11 Making Connections in a Hybrid World @ 11-12 (register here)Register for Collaborative Tools for Virtual Meetings
21 Practices for Happiness
online: Wednesday, January 26, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Presented by People-OnTheGo, participants will learn to develop and practice mindfulness, emotional intelligence, growth mindset, and productivity skills that are crucial in today’s workplace. Participants focus on behavioral changes and initiative-taking, while at the same time paying attention to self-care, stress reduction, fostering enjoyment, and self-fulfillment.
Register by 1/23Register for 21 Practices for Happiness
online: Thursday, January 27, 11 am- 12:00 pm
Additional Dates (2/17)
Zoom for Advanced users includes the following topics:
-Personal Meeting ID
-Advanced Web Portal Settings
– Advanced Scheduling Options
– Advanced Sharing Options and Annotation
– Breakout rooms
-Reporting and Cloud Recording
Register for Zoom Advanced
Managing Implicit Bias- Conversations about Implicit Bias (Waitlist)
online: Thursday, January 28, 10 am - 12:00 pm
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.
Highlights: • 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.
Recommended related courses: 2/3 Belonging and Inclusion toward an Anti-racist organization @ 10-12 (register here)
Belonging and Inclusion toward an Anti-racist organization
online: Thursday, February 3, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
This workshop is an opportunity to deeply explore the application and behaviors of the UCOP Core Competency of Belonging and Inclusion. While not a new concept, the notion of creating inclusive workspaces where each person feels connected and a sense of belonging has increase exponentially with the increasing normalcy of remote engagement and our country’s continued tension around race.
Most diversity initiatives also include inclusion; some have added the “b” for belonging as part of improving office culture. However, these concepts are deep, rest in emotions and feelings, and can often be seen as an additional managerial hurdle. The skill set required for true inclusivity and belonging leans heavily upon excellent social-emotional skills, along with a deep awareness of one’s own values. The added element of race provides a tenuous backdrop onto which belonging, and inclusion must fall.
Inclusion and Belonging towards an anti-racist organization is a two-hour training session that outlines these facts, provides concrete examples for change, and asks the hard questions needed for change.
- Modules include:
Defining race, equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging
Sharing inclusion & belonging examples within organizations
Naming and discussing barriers to inclusionary practices at UCOP
Completing the SEL Awareness Inventory
Register for Belonging and Inclusion toward an Anti-racist organization
Managing and Organizing Your Email Inbox
online: Tuesday, February 8, 10:00am - 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.
Registration Deadline Feb 2
Recommended related courses: 2/9 UC Records Management @ 10-11 (register here)Register for Managing and Organizing Your Email Inbox
UC Records Management (open to all)
online: Wednesday, February 9, 10:00am - 11:00am
Knowing what records to keep and for how long is challenging. The UC records retention schedule defines the period of time that records should be retained and when they should be destroyed. Various requirements based in law and university policy govern the retention of administrative records. Join UCOP Records Retention Manager Laurie Sletten as she reviews the UC records retention policy schedule and what it means to you.
In this course we will cover:
• The Records Management Program at UC
• The UC Records Retention Schedule
• What it is
• Where it is
• How to use it
Making Connections in a Hybrid World
online: Friday, February 11, 11:00 am - noon
Connection is crucial component in building engagement, and a productive and efficient workplace. It widely noted that when people feel connected, healthy working relationships that foster collaboration improve. Come to this interactive workshop to experience and learn some of the tools and techniques that can support connection in this remote and hybrid world. And bring your ideas as well.
Register for Making Connections in a Hybrid World
People Leader Forum - Professional Team Development Plan with Guest Speaker Jenna Allen
online: Friday, February 11, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
This monthly opportunity is for people managers and supervisors 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.Register for People Leader Forum - Professional Team Development Plan with Guest Speaker Jenna Allen
Box Introduction (Oveview, Collaborating and Tips)
online: Wednesday, February 16, 11:00am - 12:00pm
This course will give you an overview of Box, the cloud-based service that provides secure file storage and file sharing.
- How to use Box
- How to collaborate with UCOP and non-UCOP people
- Commenting directly on files, folder permissions, shared links, and many other tips that will help you when using Box.
- Administrators from IT will be on hand to answer your questions and review the best features of Box.
- More info on Box can always be accessed on our webpage.
Recommended related courses: mult dates: Box advanced (register here)
Register for Box Introduction (Oveview, Collaborating and Tips)
Remarkable Hybrid Worker - Bringing your best self in this hybrid world
online: Friday, February 18, 9:30am-12:00pm
This online live training is designed to help you successfully navigate through today’s challenging times where you may be working remotely, in the office, or in a hybrid work environment.
This session touches on both the people/emotional side as well as the practical/operational side of working remotely.
The facilitator will share important social and emotional strategies and practical tools to support you being productive working remotely, managing stress and paying attention to self-care, as well as staying invigorated and motivated.
As a bonus to your participation, each attendee will also be given access to the 21 Practices eCourse and the Hello Mindful App (Web, iOS, and Android).
Registration deadline 2/14Register for Remarkable Hybrid Worker - Bringing your best self in this hybrid world
Microsoft Excel Macros
online: Friday, February 25, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
You may have used Excel Macros to record some steps and replay them, or even ventured into some of the underlying scripts, but wondered about what Macros are really about, how they work behind the scene, and how they can help you add important functionality to your Excel Workbooks. In this workshop you will learn exactly that and get some step by step demonstrations and instructions on how to put Macros to use into your daily work.
Registration deadline 2/22Register for Microsoft Excel Macros
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.