The call for nominations for the UC Women's Initiative for Professional Development has started. To cultivate a vibrant, professional network of women across the UC system, the program is designed for mid-career women, including academics and staff, who demonstrate the potential to advance their careers within UC.
Again this year, ANR will be sponsoring women (academics and staff) to participate in the 2018 program. The program schedule has been modified for 2018 to reduce the time commitment and to provide more timing options, with regional sessions offered in the winter, spring and fall.
Six regional cohorts (three in the north and three in the south) will be offered.
Each cohort program is comprised of four sessions:
- First session of each cohort is 1.5 days, remaining sessions will be 1 day each
- Final session of each cohort program will be a combined north & south capstone event that allows participants to make systemwide connections
The experiential program requires full, active participation; only UC ANR employees who can commit to this will be selected. More details about the expectations and logistics are included on the nomination form. When prompted for the FAU (account code) enter:
- Non-represented staff: L/STC5030/ UCWIP-GOAL08
- Academics and represented staff: L/STC9941/UCWIP-GOAL08
If you are interested in participating in this program, please talk to your supervisor. Supervisors are asked to send in nominations by close of business Oct. 31. Late or incomplete nominations will not be considered.
Nominations should include name and supervisor consent. Please send a letter of support to Terry Barton at Teresa.Barton@ucop.edu and Vanessa Cavallaro at Vanessa.Cavallaro@ucop.edu.
The program is a collaboration between the UC Systemwide Advisory Committee on the Status of Women and UC Human Resources, and is delivered by CORO, a nonprofit leadership-development organization that has worked with UC for the past decade. UC President Napolitano supports and partially funds the program. ANR will cover registration fees and reimburse travel expenses for those selected.
Last year's program was very successful. Katherine Soule, Valerie Borel, Jan Gonzales, Margaret Lloyd, and Robin Sanchez completed the 2017 program, and shared the benefit of developing leadership skills and a network across the UC system.
If you have questions about the program, please contact Jodi Azulai, the staff representative on the Systemwide Advisory Committee on the Status of Women.
How can a law almost as old as our country work in today's high-tech universities? On April 4, UC ANR Office of Contracts and Grants will sponsor a workshop and webinar to provide academic basic information on copyright law and policies related to teaching and research, and how they affect typical needs of our university community. The workshop, which runs from 9 a.m. to noon, is intended to give academics a better sense of how copyrights work at UC ANR.
- What is copyright? How is it different from patents and trademarks?
- Who owns copyrights at UC ANR?
- How does one get a copyright?
- When and how can one use copyright-protected material belonging to someone else?
- If there is no money involved, does it really matter?
- How does the Internet affect copyright?
Presenter Jan Carmikle, Esq., has been a part of UC Davis since 1985 in a variety of roles. She is currently the senior intellectual property officer at UC Davis' InnovationAccess, a unit of the Office of Research with an emphasis on copyrights and material transfer agreements. She is also the UC Davis designated agent for the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
Three ways to participate:
1. In person at the UC ANR Building in Davis: Click here to RSVP so we can plan for parking, seats and coffee.
2. Online at https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/861986107. Webinar ID: 861 986 107
3. By phone by dialing (408) 638-0968 or (646) 558-8656 (toll call)
- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
“To better understand climate-science training needs across UC Cooperative Extension and the Agricultural Experiment Station, we want to hear from colleagues across the family and consumer sciences, youth development, agriculture and natural resources disciplines,” said Leslie Roche, UCCE rangeland science and management specialist at UC Davis. “For example, if you lead programs on food, drought, pests, farmworker safety or environmental education, then climate science is relevant to you.”
“The survey includes questions about your interests and experiences in incorporating climate science and outreach into your research and extension programs,” Roche said. “We will use this information to guide future professional-development opportunities to better support UC ANR's research and extension work.”
The program team is also taking inventory of climate-related research and outreach being done by UC ANR so they would like to know about any research or outreach activities that are related to climate change.
The climate survey takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. This survey is anonymous and participation is voluntary. The program team plans to share the aggregate survey results.
To begin the survey, visit http://ucanr.edu/climatetrainingsurvey.
If you have any questions about the survey, contact Roche at email@example.com.
Roche is collaborating with Climate Change Program Team members Ted Grantham, UCCE climate and water specialist at UC Berkeley; Faith Kearns, academic coordinator for the California Institute for Water Resources; Susie Kocher, UCCE natural resources advisor in the Central Sierra Multi-County Partnership; and Tapan Pathak, UCCE specialist in Climate Adaption in Agriculture at UC Merced, to conduct the survey.
At the 2017 UC People Management Conference, Aug. 1 and 2, participants will hear from inspiring speakers, learn from peers and industry experts and stay current with people management trends.
Conference topics will include
- Human Resources & Management Practices
- Leadership & General Management
- Change Management
- Talent Management
- Employee Relations
- Financial Management
- Labor Relations
To attend the conference, participants must complete of one of the following:
- UC Systemwide People Management Series and Certificate
- Management Development Program
- UC-CORO Systemwide Leadership Collaborative
Registration is $350 and cancellations before June 1, 2017, will be fully refunded. Register at https://pmc.ucop.edu.
UC ANR Learning & Development will sponsor a limited number of eligible supervisors. If you would like to be considered for sponsorship, please complete the survey at https://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=20278. To be eligible for sponsorship, UC ANR employees must complete by May 1 (extended from April 1) the UC Systemwide People Management Series and Certificate found at the UC Learning Center - http://lms.ucdavis.edu. Course numbers are at http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/259104.pdf.
On Aug. 1, the conference will open with a networking reception.
The conference will be held at UCLA Luskin Conference Center, 425 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095. A limited number of guestrooms are reserved at the Luskin Conference Center for a group rate of $239 per night. A promocode for the group rate will be included in the registration confirmation email.
During the four-day program, Pressman and Yu participated in simulated UC management scenarios, received behavioral feedback, attended a career development workshop and connected with colleagues from throughout the UC system. Before arriving at Lake Arrowhead, they participated in pre-assessment components and will be involved post-program activities to continue their professional development.
“I appreciate the opportunity I had to spend time focused on my own professional development through MSAP,” Pressman said of the experience. “Having time away from the office and dedicated to training participation was rewarding. MSAP helped me identify professional development areas that are essential for me to work toward as I continue to design my individual development plan.
“The MSAP activities were engaging, challenging and intense at times,” she said. “I think this kept me ‘hooked' into utilizing my time to participate fully in the training. I was able to set work tasks aside and concentrate on authentic professional development.”
Yu's sentiments were similar. “MSAP focused on assessing my skills and providing me feedback, which I will translate into my individual skill development plans,” Yu said. “It was a wonderful program, I think it's the best development opportunity I've had with UC.”
The next MSAP will be held April 18-21, 2016. Department heads, unit leaders and directors are urged to discuss the program with supervisors and managers who exhibit potential for management development and to encourage them to apply for the MSAP. The call for staff applications is at http://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=19609.
Completed applications must be submitted online at http://msap.ucr.edu by Wednesday, Jan. 20. For more information, contact Jodi Azulai, ANR Training and Development coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.