- Author: Jodi Azulai
Join us on Thursday, July 19, for “Communicating Science, Creating Trust” with UC Davis News Media and Relations Specialist Katherine Kerlin:
- Acquire an understanding of communication skills that can help build trust.
- Learn communication techniques adaptable to a variety of audiences.
- Learn approaches to discussing climate change with more and less receptive audiences.
(646) 558-8656 or (669) 900-6833
Webinar ID: 963 167 636
Did you know that one of the goals of the ANR Strategic Plan 2016-20 was to establish mentoring partnerships for ANR employees? Yes, and planning is underway. Because of some differences between academic and staff mentoring objectives, Staff Human Resources and ANR Learning & Development is working on a staff mentoring program for now.
Why mentoring? Read an article How Mentoring Propelled My Career Forward posted in LinkedIn by UC President Janet Napolitano. She writes: “...find a good mentor. Look for someone who is genuinely interested in your long-term success and who will invest the time and energy to provide advice, guidance and feedback with candor.”
Stayed tuned for more on ANR's Staff Mentoring Program!
Call for applicants: Management Skills Assessment Program (MSAP)
October 8-11, 2018 @ the UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center
How does this program work?
This program assesses the management skills of high potential, early career supervisors and managers for future leadership opportunities at the University of California. Discuss the program with supervisors and managers with 1-5 years of people management experience who exhibit potential for management development.
When are Applications due?
EXTENDED TO THURSDAY, July 5, 2018
Who is eligible?
Eligibility requirements include:
- Full-time career status with a current, satisfactory (or better) performance evaluation
- Career Tracks job classification as a supervisor or manager with 1-5 years' experience
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.
ANR Learning & Development pays (program cost $1350 PLUS transportation and other related travel costs)!
What to expect?
- A demanding program with assessees in activities from 8 am until 8 pm.
- No time to check email or attend to work responsibilities.
- Eat with other assessees and share small condos.
Application instructions and further information about the program are at http://msap.ucr.edu/. Choose UC ANR (not UC Davis) in the application.
A UC ANR committee will review all applications and make the final selection. Completed applications must be submitted online at http://msap.ucr.edu/ by EXTENDED TO THURSDAY, July 5, 2018
As supervisor, you will also have a required portion in the submission for application consideration and commit to participate in the required post-program activities.
For more information, contact Jodi Azulai, ANR Learning and Development Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have you ever participated in or led a meeting that was not effective or where it was not clear why you were meeting? That is where facilitation training comes in. An effective facilitator is a meeting architect who can help plan and/or lead a meeting so that desired goals are achieved.
Are you in need of a facilitator for your next meeting? Through various courses, ANR has graduated many people with training in facilitation. There are ANR Facilitators willing to help you with your next meeting.
In fact, in May a group of 17 ANR people participated in a Collaborative Facilitation Course instructed by Kim Ingram, Susie Kocher, and Linda Manton.
In this course participants learned how to
- Help a group free itself from internal obstacles so they may more effectively accomplish goals
- Guide a group to identify ways to respond to challenges, while maintaining safety and trust among the members
- Bring in processes to help the team achieve its charge
ANR Learning & Development hopes to support another Collaborative Facilitation course in FY18-19, so keep posted!
- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
UC ANR will offer a two-day Collaborative Facilitation and Group Process Tools Workshop in May. It will give UC ANR academic and staff employees an opportunity for
- Learning collaborative facilitation techniques
- Increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of collaborative processes
- Increasing participants' comfort level in applying facilitation skills
If you are interested, fill out this application survey at https://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=22115 by Nov. 15.
The exact dates and location are to be determined. The two-day workshop will be followed by a one-day training in Summer 2018.
The workshop will be limited to 24 participants. Applications will be reviewed and selected to give opportunities to both staff and academics representing different units and job titles.
Fees for approved registrants will be covered by ANR Learning and Development Funds.
For more information about workshop content, contact Kim Ingram at email@example.com or (530) 750-1282.
For questions on travel or funding, contact Jodi Azulai at firstname.lastname@example.org or (530) 750-1239.
- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
ANR Learning and Development will offer an Essential Facilitation® workshop March 28 to March 30, 2017. The training will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at the UC ANR Building at 2801 Second Street in Davis.
UC ANR employees who organize or lead meetings should apply to attend the training byInteractive Associates for Social Change.
The skills and techniques offered are designed to produce significant performance improvement, career development, and personal growth. Essential Facilitation® shows how to effectively facilitate in situations that have one or more of the following "three Cs":
- Complex or high-stakes content.
- Conflict — the situation is emotionally charged or controversial.
- Context — when you must balance multiple stakeholders' needs and points of view. (read more).
Seating is limited to 24. Register at https://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=19310.
Applications will be reviewed to give opportunities to both staff and academics as well as people from different program and unit areas and job titles. Priority will be given to those in Northern California who have not participated in this training. However, others should apply and acceptance will be reviewed at on a case-by-case basis. Please clear with your supervisor for release time.
Registration fees for approved registrants will be covered by ANR Learning and Development funds.
Because this event is fully funded by ANR, we need to limit the possibility of last-minute, costly cancellations. Please provide a UC account number that can be charged in the event of a late cancellation. If you cancel within one week of the workshop, your UC account may be charged for meeting expenses.
For more information, contact Jodi Azulai, Learning and Development coordinator, at email@example.com or (530) 750-1239.