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Spotlight Webinar Series from ANR Healthy Family and Communities (HFC) Strategic Initiative
Positive Youth Development and the 4-H Thriving Model

Register for any of the three 90-minute webinars which are designed to introduce 4-H educators to the 4-H Thriving topics outlined below. Each is limited to 100 participants.  

Webinar #1: Introduction to the 4-H Thriving Model, Monday, February 22
Webinar #2: Introduction to the Science of Learning and Development (SoLD), Wednesday, February 24
Webinar #3: Thriving, Robust Equity and Positive Youth Development, Friday, February 25

For each webinar, a presentation by Dr. Mary Arnold will be from 9-10:30 AM followed by reflection and discussion session from 1-2 PM. 

Click to read descriptions and Dr. Arnold's biography.

Foreign Influence:  What is Foreign Influence and How can I comply?
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

There is a heightened awareness and increased scrutiny related to the issue of foreign influence in academia.  Learn about new requirements and guidance to better understand the evolving compliance landscape. With Kathy Nolan and Brian Oatman. Click to read more.

Sponsorship - (If you are reading this, you should watch this webinar!)
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Learn to incorporate sponsorships into your events. This webinar will provide a basic overview of sponsorships for virtual and in-person events, and will review strategies for identifying who would make a good sponsor, how to establish sponsorship levels and the ANR policies that will guide you as you solicit and recognize your sponsors. You will also discover ways to work with Development Services to secure larger sponsorships in the future.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Learn about sponsorships and why we have them
  • Explore strategies for identifying sponsor prospects, developing sponsor levels and associated benefits
  • Understand the ANR policies for how you can recognize your sponsor

With Scott Brayton, Major Gifts Officer and Andrea Ambrose, Director of Advancement. Click to read more.

Intro to Contracts & Grants and Grant Tracking System
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
9:30 a.m.-10:00 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. With Kimberly Lamar and Kendra Rose. Click to read more.

Hard Times, Hard Questions: Communicating Science with Difficult People
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Noon - 12:30 pm

Learn tools that will 

  • Engage the science-skeptic members of your audience
  • Make you relatable to them
  • Have your message resonate

Some simple suggestions  

  • Know your audience
  • Listen to their concerns and stay calm
  • Make it relevant
  • Keep it simple; use analogies and avoid jargon
  • Encourage questions; answer factually

With Peggy Lemaux, Professor Plant Pathology, UC Berkeley

Big Dig Day of Giving
Wednesday April 28, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Description coming!


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Career Catalyst Lunchtime Series (UC Davis, Zoom options!)

New! My UC Career (UC Career Development Portal) (Demo)

Wellness During COVID19

Wellness workshops and other resources (in-person and Zoom options) at UC Davis.




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