A major factor in job satisfaction is the extent to which people feel part of a wider supportive community. Such connections have historically been offered in UC ANR through various means, including our structural units (i.e., our 81 workgroups, 21 program teams and 5 strategic initiatives).
Healthy organizations should regularly look at their structure. Important elements of structure include how the pieces fit together and how people may better connect to more effectively implement their work. In the summer of 2018, we began a series of discussions and surveys to revisit aspects of our structure.
Thank you to the 120-plus people who provided input on our structure and suggestions regarding how we may...
Several program teams and workgroups will be meeting before the end of the year. See below.
Viticulture Program Team Meeting
Thursday, November 3
J. Lohr Wine Center in Paso Robles
Discussion topics include wine grape production manual, GiESCO meeting and tour in Argentina/Chile, November 4 seminar and potential future seminars in other areas.
Program Contact: Mark Battany
SNE and EIPD Joint SI Conference
Register for Nov. 16 SNE and EIPD Joint SI Conference
Registration is now open for the Joint Strategic Initiatives Conference for Sustainable and Natural Resources (SNE) and Endemic & Invasive Pests & Diseases (EIPD) on Nov. 16 at UC Davis Conference Center.
The conference will provide an opportunity for colleagues to learn about the projects, programs, and research efforts happening throughout the Division that are at the intersection of pest management and natural resources. Proposed presentations and discussions will include:
- Wildlife management
- Invasive plants in rangelands and forests
- Impacts of pests on fire vulnerability
Six program teams are scheduled to meet in 2015. You can register and request travel funds at http://ucanr.edu/sites/programteams for the following meetings:
- February 12-13, Water Resources PT, Davis
- April 8-10, Joint Environmental Horticulture PT and Pest Management PT, Davis
DATES TO SAVE! More information will be made available in early to mid-January for the following meetings:
- March 17-19, Joint Agronomic Crops PT and Dairy Production and Food Safety PT,...
In September, the Youth Science Literacy Program Team and the California Communities and Food Systems Program Team will meet and grant writing seminars will be offered. Travel funds are available for all of these meetings.
Program team leaders and workgroup chairs can schedule meetings by completing a short online request at http://ucanr.edu/sites/programteams.
The Youth Science Literacy Program Team will meet on Sept. 10 and 11 at Moss Landing Marine Lab. For more information, visit