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IGIS workshops schedule now available

The UC ANR Informatics and Geographic Information Systems Statewide Program (IGIS) is pleased to announce that it has finalized the schedule of workshops that it will be offering for spring 2015. This series of agriculture and natural resources-oriented geographic information systems, remote sensing and global positioning system training workshops will be held at a variety of venues around California. 

Please visit http://igis.ucanr.edu/IGISTraining for the schedule of upcoming events and to find a workshop near you.

For more information about IGIS, please visit http://igis.ucanr.edu.

Sincerely,

Maggi Kelly
Director of the ANR Statewide IGIS Program

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Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 10:33 AM

Apply for UC staff management-skills assessment by Feb. 11

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Management Skills Assessment Program (MSAP). This staff program is designed to assess the management skills of high potential, early career supervisors, managers and professionals for future leadership opportunities at the University of California (academics are not eligible to participate). This year an integrated MSAP program is being offered with both northern and southern locations participating in one program that will include participants from the entire UC system. The program is scheduled for April 20 – 23, 2015, at the UCLA Conference Center in Lake Arrowhead.

UC ANR has just been given one slot for the Spring 2015 program, and we are seeking applicants to fill our slot. Apologies for the short notice, as applications are due Wednesday, Feb. 11.

We strongly recommend that department heads, unit leaders and directors discuss the program with supervisors, managers and professionals who exhibit potential for management development and encourage them to apply.

Eligibility requirements for staff participants include (note: academic employees are not eligible for this program):

  • Classification at “___” Assistant III Supervisor, equivalent or above
  • Full-time career status with a current, satisfactory (or better) performance evaluation
  • Designation as a supervisor or manager

Participants will be selected based on an evaluation of the applicant's (1) career goals in management, (2) level of skills essential for performing management functions, and (3) demonstrated career path and/or strong commitment to management skill development.

The cost for the program is $1,095 (including all program materials and room and board for three days and two nights). This does not include transportation or other related travel costs. The cost of the program will be covered by ANR for the successful participant, as well as travel costs according to ANR policy.

Further information and the 2015 online MSAP application form (including applicant and supervisor components) can be found at: http://msap.ucr.edu/. Applications are completed and submitted online. An ANR committee will review all applications and make the final selection.

Completed applications must be submitted online by noon, Wednesday, February 11.

For more information, contact Jan Corlett at jan.corlett@ucop.edu.

 

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Posted on Monday, February 2, 2015 at 10:33 AM

GIS training for crops and mapping offered on Feb. 17 and 18

Dear Colleagues,

The UC ANR Informatics and GIS Statewide Program (IGIS) is pleased to announce that it will be offering workshops on GIS for Agriculture and Web Mapping, on Feb. 17 and 18, at the UC ANR building at 2801 Second Street in Davis.  Please visit http://igis.ucanr.edu/igiscomponents/Training to register and to read detailed descriptions of these workshops, and/or see the attached announcement fliers.

These will be the first two of a series of four-hour long GIS, Remote Sensing and GPS training workshops that IGIS will be offering across California this year.  Please stay tuned for a schedule of additional workshops, which will be posted soon.

For more information about IGIS, please visit http://igis.ucanr.edu.

Sincerely,

Maggie Kelly
Director of the Statewide IGIS Program

 

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Posted on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 2:24 PM
Tags: IGIS (5), Maggie Kelly (2)

Registration is now open for the Work Environment Assessment workshops

Dear Colleagues,

UC ANR has scheduled six workshops around the state to discuss the results of the Work Environment Assessment. In addition to sharing the assessment results and discussing their significance, we are taking this opportunity to move forward with the creation of an ANR Staff Assembly. 

Register for the workshop in your area at http://ucanr.edu/weworkshop.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Share results of the 2012 Work Environment Assessment, by regional grouping.
  • Engage in discussion about what it means to have a welcoming and inclusive work environment.
  • Take part in a dialogue on ANR values, and how they could translate into Principles of Community. Identify 2 or 3 academic/staff employees to serve on a committee to direct the process for finalizing statewide Principles of Community for ANR.
  • Clarify the purpose and benefits of a Staff Assembly for ANR. Identify 2 or 3 staff employees to serve on a committee to develop the process for forming a statewide ANR Staff Assembly.

Survey results have been analyzed by regional groupings, and we are looking forward to engaging in discussions with you.  Each regional grouping includes ANR employees located in county offices (including county-paid staff), at Research and Extension Centers and on the campuses. Administrative units from Davis, Kearney and Oakland will have their own workshop. 

As you know, California is a very large state, and some people will have to travel further than others to reach the workshop site. Because we will be reviewing data specific to each regional grouping, attendance at each workshop is limited to those employees in that specific grouping. Please refer to the map to find your regional grouping.

CE specialists are also encouraged to engage with their colleagues in the workshop in their area. Campus-based CE specialists received the campus version of the survey, and unfortunately, we were unable to extract their data for analysis.  Survey results for the Oakland-based staff, however, were extracted and have been merged with the statewide data.

Dates and locations of workshops by regional grouping:

  • South, San Diego – Monday, March 2
  • Central Valley, Kearney REC – Monday, March 9
  • Sacramento Valley, Davis – Tuesday, March 31 – note new date
  • North, Redding – Wednesday, April 15
  • Administrative Units, Davis – Wednesday, May 20
  • Coast, San Luis Obispo – Wednesday, May 27

Please register to attend – a positive and welcoming work environment is important to all of us. Travel expenses will be reimbursed according to ANR policy.

To register for the workshop, visit http://ucanr.edu/weworkshop. All workshops are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with registration starting at 9 a.m.

More information on the Work Environment Assessment is available on the website at http://ucanr.edu/sites/wesurvey. For specific questions, please contact Jan Corlett at jan.corlett@ucop.edu.

Work Environment Committee

 

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Posted on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 1:36 PM

UC facts available in two-page handout

UC Office of the President has produced a two-page handout of current facts about the university. “University of California At A Glance” shows campus locations on a map and includes statistics about funding, students, employees, economic impact and ANR. You may find these facts useful when talking about UC. To download the PDF of “University of California At A Glance,” visit http://ucanr.edu/ucatglance.

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Posted on Monday, January 26, 2015 at 4:56 PM
Tags: fact sheets (1)

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