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Office & Team & Personal Management


Working with others

Leadership, Meetings, Connect & Engage, Teams, Volunteer Engagement, Affirmative Action, Diversity & Inclusion, Facilitation, Integrating, Office Communication, Conflict Competence, ...

Personal Development

Your power in the Workplace, Wellness, Career Planning, Being Positive, Mentoring, Seven steps to Success, Time Management,  ...

Working at UC ANR

Project board, Hiring, Policies, Safety, Counseling, ...

Performance Evaluation



Working with Others



Working Remotely

Tips to work remotely (Fact Sheet)

Getting ready in the counties and RECs (Fact Sheet)

Safety Note 155 Home Office Safety

Computer Ergonomics at Home

Avoid zoom fatigue

For more

Using Information Technology (UC ANR L&D)

Using Zoom

Create and implement an engaging webinar

Working remotely (eXtension resources)


Better meetings

Better meetings Fact sheet

Healthy Meetings (Tips, UC ANR Staff Assembly)

8 Tips for better meetings Video (8:52)

Have an agenda Fact Sheet
Best Management Practices for Meetings Fact Sheet (From Staff Assembly)

Focused conversations for better meetings  WebANR (26 mins) (Snowden) PowerPoint

See Facilitation skills below!



Connect & Engage

UC ANR Principles of Community (Wesbite)

Affirmative Action

Training (website)

Build Trust

Build trust Fact sheet ; Build Trust Video (3:08)

Listening like an ally PDF (credit Interaction Associates)

The Power of Listening (YouTube, UC Davis)


Engage your audience

Engage your audience Fact sheet

Adults as learners Fact sheet video (4:39 min)

Strategies for Adults learners Video (37:36 min) (Lynn Brock)

Live polling in meetings.

Slido (Smartphone or computer/tablet needed)

Poll Everywhere Can vote anonymously (laptop or phone needed)

Meeting Sift (Smartphone or computer/tablet needed)

Note: These are just 3 options we have heard of (no endorsement is implied - Many others also exist. There is no implication if we haven't included other options).

Strategies for Adults learners Fact Sheet (Lynn Brock)

People Management/Supervisor

Recruiting, hiring, onboarding, engaging employees (website)

Build a Team

"To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart." Eleanor Roosevelt

Building successful teams WebANR (23 mins - Dana Hinojosa UC Davis)

Team building Fact sheet (UC ANR)

Build Consensus Fact sheet

The 5 common behaviors Fact Sheet

How to show appreciation Fact sheet and free test (From Betterthinking.com.nz)

Appreciation versus recognition Video (16:42)

Working in teams online lesson (Lumen)

UC People Management Series Certificate Website (Course listing) (Contact jlazulai@ucanr.edu when completed for your certificate signed by our Vice President)

Engage Volunteers

Building Volunteer Engagement Course. Develop an action plan to enhance volunteer engagement

Login instructions PDF,

Login instructions Video (1:32)

eXtension Activity Completion Report Instructions (PDF)


The New Leadership Literacies: Thriving in a Future of Extreme Disruption and Distributed Everything (PDF) - By Bob Johansen, Institute for the Future

UC-CORO Systemwide Leadership Collaborative (UCOP website)

UC Leadership Development (UCnet website)

UC Management Development Program (UCOP website)

Conflict Competence

Conflict de-escalation: ANR’s Behavior Intervention Team Webpage

Volunteer Conflict Resolution Guide UC ANR 

Managing conflict Fact sheet ; Video (3:13)

Dealing with Difficult Multicultural Discussions  Video (49:08) NAEPSDP

Using Conflict for Growth (Video, UC Davis)

What to Do When You're Bullied at Work (LinkedIn Learning)

UC Responding to Conflict (UC Learning Center Module)


    Connecting within UC and UC ANR

10 tips to starting your program Fact Sheet

Getting started: Connecting Fact sheet

County-Campus Collaboration Fact sheet

Strategic Initiatives, Program Teams and WorkGroups (web)

Roles & Responsibilities at ANR (web)

Opportunities to connect and access student support

Planetary Health institute (Summer Fellowships)

Environmental Policy and Management (UC Davis)

Extension Certificate Capstone students (UC Davis - coming)


Don't go it alone Fact Sheet (UC ANR AAC)

Mentoring and Networking Fact sheet


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Professional Development (Fact sheet)

A tool for plotting linkages to define connection paths: Template ; Example (Powerpoint)

Foundation and Program Design Video (Sponsored by Engage and Empower Online)

Can We Talk About Microaggression? Quick Tip

Cultural Awareness & Competence

Increasing Cultural Awareness & Equity and Inclusion in Extension Programs (Course Instructions)

Understanding Cultural Competence (Linkedin Learning)

Cross Cultural Competence Training (UC Davis Staff Development and Professional Services)

Principles of Community

Living the Principles of Community (UC Learning Center, UC Davis)
Working Out Loud: Diversity and Inclusion Core (with John Stepper) (eXtension.org webinar)

Implicit bias

Implicit bias test (Harvard University Website)

Bias test explained (Video)

Dealing with Difficult Multicultural Discussions  Video (49:08) NAEPSDP

UC Managing Implicit Bias (UC Learning Center, bundle)

The UC Managing Implicit Bias Series is a series of six online courses designed to increase awareness of implicit bias and reduce its impact at the University

Working with Latinos

Latino youth development (web)

Building Partnerships with the Latino Community (Fact sheet)


UC 4-H guidance for LGBTQ+ inclusion info sheet  


Facilitation Skills


Innovation Toolkit Website - The Innovation Toolkit (ITK) by MITRE is a collection of methods and techniques to help you and your team be more innovative.

The basics

Facilitation checklist Fact Sheet

Facilitation Fact sheetVideo (2:47)

Process versus Content Fact Sheet

Stages of Discussion Fact Sheet

Stakeholder analysis Fact Sheet

The ORID Method Fact Sheet

Interaction skills

Active listening Fact sheet

Cultural competency Fact Sheet

Increase engagement Fact Sheet

Thinking and learning styles Fact Sheet

Using technology Fact Sheet

Getting to output

Building Key Agreements Fact sheet

Decision-making Methods Fact sheet

Desired outcomes Fact sheet

Handling difficult people

Dealing with Difficult Behavior Fact Sheet

Tools to Reduce conflict Fact Sheet


Integrate your Programs

Tips for Program Integration Fact Sheet

Summary tips to integrate Fact Sheet

Example: UC MFP & EFNEP

Office Communications

Office Communication

Write better emails Fact sheet

Using SiteBuilder 3.0 (Video 1, Video 2)

Google Analytics with SiteBuilder (Video)



Common phrases and more Web (from UC)

Learn Spanish and other languages for free (e.g., Duolingo)


Personal Development

pesonal development

Your Power in the Workplace

Seven steps to Success Fact Sheet

Being Positive Fact sheet 

The happiness advantage Video (Ted Talk)

Motivation - The Power of Why Video (Ted Talk 5:01)

The 5 common behaviors Fact Sheet

Memory & Brain Training Video (Youtube 5:39)

Career Planning


Seven steps to Success Fact Sheet

Academic Development Resources (Website)

Administrative Skills (Website)

Engage your Supervisor in Your Career Goals (PDF - UC Davis Box)


Be Positive Fact sheet

The happiness advantage Video (Ted Talk)

Habits for Balance & Productivity Fact Sheet

Ergonomics when telecommuting Fact sheet (UC Davis)

See also tips for working remotely under Working at UC ANR

Mentoring and connecting

Tips for connecting within UC ANR (pdf)

Tips for networking and mentoring (pdf)

Don't go it alone Fact Sheet (UC ANR AAC)

Mentor role (Video t7:30) ;

Mentee role (Video 6:42)

Time Management Fact Sheet


Working at UC ANR

Project board, Hiring people, Policies, Safety in the workplace, and more.....


Other resources

"For Employees"

"Orientation & On-Boarding"

Includes FAQs and Who does what

Supervisors checklist for new hires

Principles of Community Fact sheet

Health & safety


The situation is fluid. For the latest, go to

UC ANR Environmental Health and Safety Health Alerts

Safety in the workplace

Rick Management

In times of need

Emergency support from UC benefit plans

Faculty and staff assistance programs free, confidential resources for emotional health needs (available to UC ANR employees through UC Davis).

Working Remotely

Tips to work remotely (Fact Sheet)

Getting ready in the counties and RECs (Fact Sheet)

Safety Note 155 Home Office Safety

Computer Ergonomics at Home

Avoid zoom fatigue

For more

Using Information Technology (UC ANR L&D)

Using Zoom

Create and implement an engaging webinar

Working remotely (eXtension resources)


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


Who does what

Who Does What

Who to contact at Business Operations Center (BOC)

County and Statewide Program roles

UC 4-H

UC Calfresh & EFNEP ;



Performance Evaluation

performance evaluation


Annual Evaluation


Annual Evaluation

Merits & Promotions

Understanding Merits & Promotions (pdf)

Your Narrative - Telling your story

Elements of a Successful Program (W Powers) Info Sheet

Themes, Goals, Objectives

How they fit Fact sheet

Tools to help set Goals

Logic Model. What is it? How make one and why? Fact Sheet

Mindmapping (web link mindmapping.com)

LogFrame (web)

Setting objectives

SMART objectives Fact sheet

Policy work

Making Your Policy Work Visible Fact Sheet ; Manual


Expectations by rank draft Fact sheet