- Author: Michael L. Poe
The ANR Training Advisory Committee is coordinating several training opportunities for academics and staff over the next few months. Below are a few examples.
“Essential Facilitation for Academics” will be held Feb. 28 and 29 and March 1 at UC Davis. “Essential Facilitation for Staff and Academics” will be held April 10-12, also at UC Davis.Each of the Essential Facilitation trainings will be three full days. This workshop will give the participants practical, proven models and tools for planning and conducting effective meetings through an interactive format that includes a comprehensive manual, practice sessions, discussions and video feedback.
Crucial Conversations for Staff and Academics will be May 23-24 in San Diego and June 13-14 at UC Davis. Each of these trainings is two full days (14 hours). “Crucial Conversations” will provide participants with tools for talking when stakes are high, emotions are strong and the opinions of individuals differ. Participants will build greater personal influence and power, move stuck relations and projects forward, improve personal and team results, and reduce stress from team frustrations and blocked communication.
Additional trainings and experiences are planned by the advisory committee:
- The ANR Leadership Book Club, open to anyone in ANR, reads and discusses books that engage topics that may help to identify leadership attributes and potential measures of success for developing UC ANR leaders. If you are interested in participating, contact Kim Rodrigues at email@example.com.
- ANR’s Staff Personnel Unit is developing a replacement of the ANR Supervisor Training Handbook. It will be a blend of in-person and online training modules to cover topics like family medical leave, hiring/classification/recruitment, performance management, labor relations, corrective actions and others. An online training module has already been produced for immediate use: Harassment Prevention Training for Non-Supervisors.
- Ongoing academic training and orientation opportunities are available through ANR’s Academic Personnel Unit, including developing a needs assessment, developing a focused program, developing performance goals that work for you, ANR and California, etc.
- Environmental Health & Safety is working on online versions of quarantine and regulated pest training and is developing other online safety orientation modules.
- Principal Investigator training will be completed this spring, as will training about the importance and use of the Rate and Recharge System in ANR.
Announcements and registration for these and other training events are listed on the ANR Training website at http://ucanr.org/sites/anrtraining.