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Learning and Development Resources

ANR Strategic Learning & Development Goals
 
ANR's Strategic Learning & Development skills and goals fall under four tracks: Extension Delivery, Building Support, Diversity-Equity-Inclusion, and Office & Team Management.
 
ANR Webinars
 
To propel ANR into the future of Extension, join us for webinars on Extension Delivery, Building Support, and Office & Team Management.


Extension Foundation (formerly eXtension)

A knowledge-to-action service integral part of the U.S. Cooperative Extension System that helps professionals (advisers, educators, specialists) do their work more effectively using an online constellation of people, resources and tools, including professional development. See also extension Learn.

  • ePubs: Database available for all Cooperative Extension Professionals (Connect Extension)
This is a database available for all Cooperative Extension professionals that contains subject matter content or programming process model publications developed by the Extension Foundation and project/program fellows. Click here to learn more.

This is a database available for all Cooperative Extension professionals from Extension Foundation Member Institutions that contains video resources on a variety of subjects including the Impact Collaborative Innovation Skill-Building blocks, Leadership resources, and technical tutorials. Click here to learn more.

The Extension Foundation offers employees of its member institutions the free use of its online course system for the sale and delivery of courses to their clientele. This happens through a package of two integrated sites, Campus (a Moodle 3.11+ platform) and Catalog, a store front facilitating fee-based access to courses on Campus. Click here to learn more.

This is a database available for all Cooperative Extension professionals from Extension Foundation Member Institutions that contains video resources on a variety of subjects including the Impact Collaborative Innovation Skill-Building blocks, Leadership resources, and technical tutorials. Click here to learn more.
 

Coursera

Coursera offers many free online courses developed by universities and other organizations with an array of subjects including computer science, digital marketing, data science, business and other subjects.

Gartner

Technology research and consulting company.
ANR pays for your access. Register here to access webinars, models, tools, research, conferences through Gartner.

LinkedIn Learning

Access thousands of subject matter expert instructor-led video courses where you can learn software, creative, and business skills to achieve your personal and professional goals. Each course is broken into 5 to 15 minute tutorials.

Access it anywhere, anytime, and complete training at your own pace. Available to UC ANR employees and paid for through Learning & Development funds, to access your account, contact help@ucanr.edu. Learn about LinkedIn Learning privacy information

Good Will Global Foundation

For almost 20 years, the GCFGlobal.org program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century by offering self-paced online courses. 

National Association of Extension Programs and Staff Development Professionals (NAEPSDP)

NAEPSDP was formed to provide an organized forum for Extension professionals who are engaged in program and staff development. Their mission includes:

  • Improving communication & collaboration
  • Sharing resources
  • Enhancing multi-state efforts
  • Sponsoring and promote educational training programs and activities that advance program and staff development practices, and
  • Advancing the professional status of program and staff development extension professionals by encouraging continuous improvement.

ANR Staff Assembly Scholarships
UC ANR Staff Assembly is committed to supporting career training and professional development opportunities for ANR staff to further career advancement. The UC ANR Staff Assembly has established a scholarship program to provide financial assistance to UC ANR Staff to pursue career interests, develop new career paths, and address knowledge or skill gaps needed to reach professional development goals. For more information, please visit the SA Scholarship. Click to read more.

ANR Academic Assembly Council
The mission of the Assembly Council is to provide a forum to enhance the impacts of Cooperative Extension programs and address the professional needs of Cooperative Extension academic employees. Click to read more.

UC Davis Learning & Development

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UC ANR and UC Davis have a memorandum of understanding that provides ANR employees access to courses and workshops at UC Davis, virtually and in person. You can also access these courses through the UC Learning Center.

UC Learning Center

The UC Learning Center is the web-based learning management system (LMS) used across the University of California, for training and development. With the UC Learning Center, UC ANR employees and affiliates can register for in-person activities (usually at UC Davis), as well as access online activities, and view training transcripts and...

  • Browse or search the training catalog
  • Keep track of email notifications about courses
  • Launch online courses
  • Browse and search the Books 24x7 catalog

Access the UC Learning Center affiliated with your location below and log in to explore topics, read course descriptions and find the courses you wish to take:

UC Davis
UC Berkeley
UCOP
UC Merced
UC Riverside

UC Employee Professional Development Programs
 
UC Extension Programs
 
Reduced Fee Enrollment Programs (UC Tuition Discounts)