- Author: Jodi Azulai
Join us on Aug. 16 at 12 noon for “Putting Condition Changes to Work for Me.”
Understand ANR's new condition changes
- how they connect to Public Value Statements
- how you will use them in Project Board (website)
- other practical uses
- how ANR will use them
(646) 558-8656 or (669) 900-6833
Webinar ID: 963 167 636
Our presenters are:
- Wendy Powers, Associate Vice President ANR
- Mark Bell, Vice Provost Strategic Initiatives and Statewide Programs
- Katherine Webb-Martinez, Associate Director Program Planning & Evaluation
- Kit Alviz, Analyst, Program Planning & Evaluation Cooperative Extension
This webinar will be recorded and linked to the Café Thursday WebANR page.
UC Library Research Resources for UCCE
Did you know that you can borrow books or other material from any UC library, via interlibrary loan or document delivery? Books can be mailed to your office, and shorter works can be scanned and emailed to you. More information here.
A great place to start your research is with UC libraries' growing collection of subject guides, which provide an overview of key information services and resources relevant to researchers in a particular field.
- Information Resources for Cooperative Extension Staff (emphasis on agriculture, but provides an overview relevant to all users at remote sites)
- Food Science and Nutrition
- Community Development
- California Agriculture Resources Archive (CARA), a project to archive, preserve, and provide access to UC Cooperative Extension historic records
- California Agriculture Resources Archive (CARA), a project to archive, preserve, and provide access to UC Cooperative Extension historic records.
UC librarians are also in the process of developing webinars for UCCE staff on how to find and access information resources, as well as specialized subjects, such as citation management. To suggest a webinar topic, you would like us to cover, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Even experienced ANR people managers develop themselves
One of the ways ANR people managers have been developing themselves is by completing UC People Management Series Certificate modules and participating in monthly facilitated networking calls to review what they've learned, ask other supervisors for advice, and share successes. Participants enjoy scenario-based role playing, a fun and challenging group assignment, and networking.
Kim Delucchi, one of our participants was willing to share the following about her experience as a member of this year's cohort:
Why Participate in People Management Network Calls?
The perfect companion piece to the People Management Program are the monthly networking calls. They are a time to share and delve further into the skills learned from the modules and to discover real-life opportunities to use those skills. It is interesting to learn what your peers are dealing with as supervisors, brainstorm ideas on how to handle current situations, and find support in a confidential, caring, and nurturing environment. The networking calls provide lasting takeaways and are a chance to share your successes and challenges.
A new cohort will form in January 2019. If you are interested please fill out this survey.
Call for Applicants: Fall 2018 Pilot Staff Mentorship Program
ANR Learning & Development is delighted to announce a call for mentee applicants to ANR's first staff mentorship program.
This program will pair staff mentees who seek professional development with experienced professionals (mentors) from across UC ANR. See UC Mentors: Definition, Roles and Characteristics. The program will provide a supportive structure in which mentees can cultivate contacts, better understand ANR, gather information, explore challenges and enhance effectiveness as they design their personal growth and career paths.
The 9-month Mentorship Program (October 2018 – July 2019) will consist of
- Regular monthly meetings (conference video/calls) with your mentor, and
- Three in-person group sessions (Mentee orientation, Strength Finder session, Individual Development Plan/Celebration).
ANR Learning & Development will cover the cost of travel for the in-person sessions. Because this is a pilot, the program will be limited to 15 staff.
If you are interested, please fill out the survey by Aug. 14, 2018 https://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=25281
In selecting mentees for the pilot program, we will consider each applicant's survey responses, length of time with ANR, and unit/location. Our goal is to include a broad range of participants from across the division.
Call for Presentation Proposals: 2018 NAEPSDP Annual Conference
The National Association of Extension Programs and Staff Development Professionals (NAEPSDP) is soliciting proposals for presentations at the 2018 NAEPSDP Annual Conference. The conference will be held Dec. 10-13, 2018, at the Hilton in Old Town Alexandria, Va. The theme for the 2018 conference is Extension Excellence: Breaking down Barriers.
Presentation proposals will be accepted from NAEPSDP members and non-members alike for four different tracks and four different session types. Proposals from graduate student research or projects are encouraged.
NOTE: All presenters that attend the conference must also register for the conference. For conference registration information, go to www.naepsdp.org.
This month Lynda.com features negotiation, cultivating positive environments and how to make the most of your LinkedIn account.
When it comes to negotiation, shifting your mindset from “a battle to be won” to a “problem solving conversation” can improve your results dramatically. In this course, leadership coach, negotiation expert, and author Lisa Gates demonstrates the core skills of interest-based negotiation to get win-win outcomes every time here.
Being Positive at Work
Hardships at work affecting you? Consider Brenda Bailey-Hughes' techniques for stopping negative thought patterns and cultivating positive environments, relationships and habits here.
Learning LinkedIn on Lynda.com
Harness the power of LinkedIn and discover how to make the most of your LinkedIn account. Follow Oliver Schinkten as he explains how to build a stellar LinkedIn profile and shares how to expand your network, look for new career opportunities, join groups, share updates and contribute your own thought leadership here.
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.