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Learning & Development: Water, Fund Raising, Grant Tracking, Staff Mentorship


Check out the ANR Learning and Development website for new skills and development opportunities. Webinars are archived here.

January 2020 Announcements
Solutions to CA Water Challenges - Webinar Series (second Tuesdays through May 2020)
Jan. 14, 2020
10 a.m.-11 a.m.
The Water Program Team is bringing you second Tuesday webinars through June 2020. These webinars focus on solutions/approaches for addressing challenges on the complex California water system. The first of this series was Tuesday, Nov. 12 – The Role of the Scientist in Decision Making. Stay tuned for updates and remember - when it comes to California water challenges, there is no silver bullet – but a variety of solutions! Zoom access:https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/502451113 | 669 900 6833 | Webinar ID: 502 451 113

Partnering for Fund Raising Success WebANR
Jan. 16, 2020
Noon-12:30 p.m.
Join Development staff and partners to hear real life stories of success in fund raising from around the state.
Zoom: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428 | 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656| Web ID: 751 701 428

Intro to Contracts & Grants and the Grant Tracking System
Jan. 29, 2020
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
This training is for academics and staff who are new, or just need a refresher, to submitting proposals for external funding. We will provide an introduction to the Office of Contracts and Grants including an overview of the proposal submission process and the Grant Tracking System.
Zoom access: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/502451113 |1 669 900 6833 | Webinar ID: 502 451 113

Experiential Learning and Reflective Practice - Webinar 2
January 30, 2020
1 p.m.-2 p.m. 
Making our educational practices public: There's value in the conversation. Reflective practice as an ongoing “check in” strategy can help educators advance their practice. Reflective practice is enhanced when educators share and discuss ideas with colleagues.
Zoom access: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/502451113 669 900 6833 | Webinar ID: 502 451 113

Staff Mentorship Program Orientation
Jan. 30, 2020
Fifteen mentors and fifteen mentees will meet each other - some for the first time - at the second ANR Staff orientation in January.

Activities will include networking, ice breakers, establishing pillars of trust for the important relationship, and drafting contracts of expectation between each mentor-mentee pair. Each mentor-mentee team, will meet for about 1 hour/month via Zoom, phone, in-person if they are within close range of one another, and using other agreed upon platforms such as texting, emails…etc.

Mentors and mentees will be offered a GallopClifton® Strengths survey which will identify their top five strengths. Then we will follow-up Strengths workshop where our colleague Judyth Isaman will help us learn what these strengths mean. In September 2020 we will debrief about results from the 2020 program and celebrate.

Here are some results from our last program:

% Respondents that reported the following:

100%: The program benefited mentees
94%: The one-on-one meetings were meaningful

94%: There was an increase in self-awareness
89%: Observed professional growth
88%: Grew in skill level (ex., interpersonal communication, leadership, technical)
84%: Identified development actions
83%: The program benefited mentors, too

Testimonials
Mentee: “We each have so much to offer one another, whether we serve as a mentor or mentee. The hard part is finding the time to listen. When someone makes time to feel,understand and relate to another person we all grow. It becomes a rippling effect.”

"Mentee: The mentorship program granted me the privilege and honor of having an exceptional mentor; a leader, role model and friend who helped me gain the confidence and guidance I needed to grow within UC ANR and beyond."

Unexpected results included:
2 Job reclassifications
9 of our mentors reported that their mentorship experience helped them learn about themselves & that mentoring benefits mentors.

Online Learning Standards Revised
The National Standards for Quality Online Courses, Online Teaching and Online Programs have been the benchmark for online programs, districts and state agencies since their creation in 2007. Recently they have released revised standards for virtual education, the first such update since 2011.

eLearning Tips – LinkedIn Learning
Find out how to draft preliminary storyboards to explore your ideas, develop prototypes to test your functionality and visualize your look and feel, design more engaging and visually interesting courses, and add interactivity that gives learners a chance to practice and validate their skills. Go to the course to learn more.

Discovering Your Strengths – LinkedIn Learning
If you match your strengths to your day-to-day work, you will create a big impact in your quality of life and career success. When you focus on what you do best, you'll grow more quickly than working to develop your weaknesses. So how do you know you're your strengths are? This course will guide you through a path of self-discovery, that will help you understand what you are naturally good at doing, where your deepest interest lie, and skills you've already developed. Enjoy it and discover your strengths!

Unconscious Bias - What is it? Linkedin Learning 
Renee Navarro, Vice Chancellor, Diversity and Outreach shares UCSF's initiative to address Unconscious Bias in this article and video. LinkedIn Learning has a course called Unconscious Bias that will help you understand this phenomenon more closely.

Posted on Monday, December 16, 2019 at 6:02 PM

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