Learning and Development opportunities
Join us on Aug. 16 at 12 noon for “Putting Condition Changes to Work for Me.”
Understand ANR's new condition changes
- how they connect to Public Value Statements
- how you will use them in Project Board (website)
- other practical uses
- how ANR will use them
(646) 558-8656 or (669) 900-6833
Webinar ID: 963 167 636
Our presenters are:
- Wendy Powers, Associate Vice President ANR
- Mark Bell, Vice Provost Strategic Initiatives and Statewide Programs
- Katherine Webb-Martinez, Associate Director Program Planning & Evaluation
- Kit Alviz, Analyst, Program Planning & Evaluation Cooperative Extension
This webinar will be recorded and linked to the Café Thursday WebANR page.
UC Library Research Resources for UCCE
Did you know that you can borrow books or other material from any UC library, via interlibrary loan or document delivery? Books can be mailed to your office, and shorter works can be scanned and emailed to you. More information here.
A great place to start your research is with UC libraries' growing collection of subject guides, which provide an overview of key information services and resources relevant to researchers in a particular field.
- Information Resources for Cooperative Extension Staff (emphasis on agriculture, but provides an overview relevant to all users at remote sites)
- Food Science and Nutrition
- Community Development
- California Agriculture Resources Archive (CARA), a project to archive, preserve, and provide access to UC Cooperative Extension historic records
- California Agriculture Resources Archive (CARA), a project to archive, preserve, and provide access to UC Cooperative Extension historic records.
UC librarians are also in the process of developing webinars for UCCE staff on how to find and access information resources, as well as specialized subjects, such as citation management. To suggest a webinar topic, you would like us to cover, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Even experienced ANR people managers develop themselves
One of the ways ANR people managers have been developing themselves is by completing UC People Management Series Certificate modules and participating in monthly facilitated networking calls to review what they've learned, ask other supervisors for advice, and share successes. Participants enjoy scenario-based role playing, a fun and challenging group assignment, and networking.
Kim Delucchi, one of our participants was willing to share the following about her experience as a member of this year's cohort:
Why Participate in People Management Network Calls?
The perfect companion piece to the People Management Program are the monthly networking calls. They are a time to share and delve further into the skills learned from the modules and to discover real-life opportunities to use those skills. It is interesting to learn what your peers are dealing with as supervisors, brainstorm ideas on how to handle current situations, and find support in a confidential, caring, and nurturing environment. The networking calls provide lasting takeaways and are a chance to share your successes and challenges.
A new cohort will form in January 2019. If you are interested please fill out this survey.
Call for Applicants: Fall 2018 Pilot Staff Mentorship Program
ANR Learning & Development is delighted to announce a call for mentee applicants to ANR's first staff mentorship program.
This program will pair staff mentees who seek professional development with experienced professionals (mentors) from across UC ANR. See UC Mentors: Definition, Roles and Characteristics. The program will provide a supportive structure in which mentees can cultivate contacts, better understand ANR, gather information, explore challenges and enhance effectiveness as they design their personal growth and career paths.
The 9-month Mentorship Program (October 2018 – July 2019) will consist of
- Regular monthly meetings (conference video/calls) with your mentor, and
- Three in-person group sessions (Mentee orientation, Strength Finder session, Individual Development Plan/Celebration).
ANR Learning & Development will cover the cost of travel for the in-person sessions. Because this is a pilot, the program will be limited to 15 staff.
If you are interested, please fill out the survey by Aug. 14, 2018 https://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=25281
In selecting mentees for the pilot program, we will consider each applicant's survey responses, length of time with ANR, and unit/location. Our goal is to include a broad range of participants from across the division.
Call for Presentation Proposals: 2018 NAEPSDP Annual Conference
The National Association of Extension Programs and Staff Development Professionals (NAEPSDP) is soliciting proposals for presentations at the 2018 NAEPSDP Annual Conference. The conference will be held Dec. 10-13, 2018, at the Hilton in Old Town Alexandria, Va. The theme for the 2018 conference is Extension Excellence: Breaking down Barriers.
Presentation proposals will be accepted from NAEPSDP members and non-members alike for four different tracks and four different session types. Proposals from graduate student research or projects are encouraged.
NOTE: All presenters that attend the conference must also register for the conference. For conference registration information, go to www.naepsdp.org.
Learn it on Lynda
This month Lynda.com features negotiation, cultivating positive environments and how to make the most of your LinkedIn account.
When it comes to negotiation, shifting your mindset from “a battle to be won” to a “problem solving conversation” can improve your results dramatically. In this course, leadership coach, negotiation expert, and author Lisa Gates demonstrates the core skills of interest-based negotiation to get win-win outcomes every time here.
Being Positive at Work
Hardships at work affecting you? Consider Brenda Bailey-Hughes' techniques for stopping negative thought patterns and cultivating positive environments, relationships and habits here.
Learning LinkedIn on Lynda.com
Harness the power of LinkedIn and discover how to make the most of your LinkedIn account. Follow Oliver Schinkten as he explains how to build a stellar LinkedIn profile and shares how to expand your network, look for new career opportunities, join groups, share updates and contribute your own thought leadership here.