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Learning and development update: Register for ANR Statewide Conference


When: April 9-12, 2018

Where: Ontario, California DoubleTree Inn

All ANR academics and staff are invited. Non-academic employees need to discuss and obtain approval from their supervisors, county directors or program managers before registering or making travel arrangements.

See and hear what your colleagues (staff and academics) across UC ANR are doing and share your own work during this multi-day event. Discover what's new in Extension and Agriculture Experiment Station research. Engage with leaders of the University of California and interact with invited leaders of peer organizations across the state. Network with colleagues and cultivate new partnerships and new ideas.

ANR pays for your attendance. You will provide an estimate for your travel and lodging when you register and will get an approval or a resubmit from Program Support.

To register or to get more information, visit


When: May 23, 2018, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Where: ANR Building Davis, 2801 Second Street, Davis, CA 95618

Who should attend: New Academics and Staff

Registration: Will open in March

More information can be found at


When: Aug. 7-9, 2018

Where: UCLA Luskin Center

Who: ANR People Managers who have completed the UC Performance Management Series Certificate (UC Learning Center). (Browse course titles and codes here).

Cost: ANR will be sponsoring fees, travel, and lodging for several ANR People Managers. Managers must complete the Series by June 26, 2018 and can apply for funds here.

The UC People Management Conference brings together leaders from across the UC network to learn about current management topics, exchange best practices, collaborate with their peers, and continue their development and growth as UC people managers and leaders. This year's conference will explore the importance of cultural change. After an unforgettable two days of learning, inspiration and fun, participants will walk away re-energized with knowledge, connections, and tools to help them achieve their goals and maximize their teams' full potential.


People Managers: Could you use some help onboarding your new hire? Do you have a star employee that could introduce your new employee to the rest of your team and others at your location? How about someone to share the workplace culture, safety plans, ANR Collaborative Tools, ANR processes and procedures...and more.? 

If yes, read the ANR Onboarding Buddy Guide and think of sharing this guide with your next onboarding buddy.


Leading and Working in Teams

Organizations thrive or fail to thrive based on how well the teams within those organizations work. If you want to know what it takes to create a high-performing team, complete the course “Leading and Working in Teams”.

Harvard Business School professor Amy Edmonson reveals how high performance arises when teams are encouraged to take risks, fail, and learn from those failures, a process she calls “teaming.” Learn more here


The annual performance appraisal is an opportunity for staff and supervisors to recognize accomplishments, identify opportunities to build skills, and align individual efforts to high-level unit and division goals. Take time in the next month to review and reflect on the past year, and plan your future work with your supervisor.

The staff performance review period runs from April 1, 2017, through March 31, 2018. An annual appraisal should be completed for all ANR staff employees, including represented and non-represented, career and contract employees with at least six months of service as of March 31, 2018.

The recommended first step for the process is for employees to complete a Summary of Accomplishments. This year ANR supervisors have the option to have their staff prepare a self-appraisal in lieu of the summary of accomplishments using the 2017-18 Employee Performance Appraisal Form.

Upcoming webinars

ANR Human Resources will host Zoom webinars for staff and supervisors during the month of March. Please hold one of these dates/times on your calendar. (Zoom meeting details will be sent prior to the first session.)

Employee Role: March 1, Thursday, 10 a.m.–11 a.m.         

Employee Role: March 14, Wednesday, 3 p.m.–4 p.m.                        

Supervisor Role: March 23, Friday, 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Supervisor Role: March 28, Wednesday, 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

If you are a supervisor, you only need to participate in a supervisor session.

For those unable to join a live session, the sessions will be recorded and posted on the ANR HR website

More information about the annual process, including timelines, guidelines and Performance Appraisal Tools are available on the ANR Human Resources website

Note: ANR staff based at the Office of the President will follow the UCOP-HR performance process with separate trainings, timelines and forms.

If you have questions regarding the appraisal process, please contact Mary Vlandis at or Jodi Rosenbaum at


Posted on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 3:26 PM
  • Author: Jodi Azulai

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