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Nominations open for UC Women's Initiative for Professional Development until Oct. 14

Vanity Campbell and Mary Ciricillo were among the UC Women's Initiative for Professional Development participants in 2018.

Nominations are now open until 11:59 p.m., Oct. 14, 2020, for the 2021 UC Women's Initiative for Professional Development (UC WI). 

As in the past, ANR will be sponsoring women academics and staff to participate in the 2021 program. UC WI is committed to enabling the full participation, success and advancement of woman-identified professionals at the University. The program is open to all who support and are committed to this mission. 

The UCWI program is designed to:

  • Cultivate a professional network that spans the UC system
  • Provide access to top UC leaders — women and men — to learn about their diverse leadership approaches and journeys
  • Strengthen skills and confidence through hands-on practice with a range of tools in the areas of: 
    • Professional development and impact
    • Strategic relationship building
    • Developing and delivering a compelling narrative regarding one's professional accomplishments and vision
    • Negotiating at work
    • Peer coaching

The ideal participant:

  • Is mid-career faculty, staff or academic employee
  • Has demonstrated potential for advancement
  • Supports woman-identified professionals and seeks to learn concepts that improve their effectiveness at work and hear about the career journeys of established UC leade

The schedule - four online sessions during:

  • January-March 2021, or 
  • April – June 2021
  • For exact cohort dates/workshop sessions, see last 3 pages of this document.

Program overview:

Six cohorts of 30 participants each with representatives from every UC location, come together for interactive sessions jointly led by a Coro Northern California facilitator and a UC Facilitator. UC facilitators are past graduates of the program who share their experience and expertise and add a UC perspective. The final session of each cohort program will be a combined capstone event that allows participants to make systemwide connections.

Nomination instructions

Please use this nomination form.

  1. Nominate someone, yourself, or more than one person.
  • You can nominate more than one person without having to fill out a new form each time. 
  1. A letter of recommendation is suggested but not required. 
  2. Combine – if there are multiple letters of recommendation – into a single PDF.
  3. When prompted for an FAU account – enter “999”
  • Once candidates are selected the Learning & Development Coordinator will send the proper accounting information.

If you have additional files, please send them to ucwomensinitiative@ucop.edu.

If you are interested in participating in this program, please talk to your supervisor. Supervisors are asked to send in nominations by close of business October 14th, 2020. Late or incomplete nominations will not be considered.

The program is a collaboration between the UC Systemwide Advisory Committee on the Status of Women and UC Human Resources, and is delivered by CORO, a nonprofit leadership-development organization that has worked with UC for the past decade. UC President Napolitano supports and partially funds the program. ANR will cover registration fees and reimburse travel expenses and half the lodging for those selected.

Testimonials

Dawn Kooyumjian, UCCE Master Gardener Program coordinator, Alameda and Contra Costa counties:

"The UCWI was much more than I expected. Rather than simply being something like "10 Tips for Success" the format of the course combined readings, presentations, deep thought, and time to reflect and share with other participants in a way that I found meaningful and useful both professionally and personally."

Vanity Campbell, proposal development coordinator, Office of Contracts & Grants:

"The program is a truly exceptional way to get to know and grow with other University of California professionals from across the system….Through these personal connections, I built upon and extended my professional network – creating and leveraging opportunities for both personal and professional growth."

Wendi Gosliner, project scientist, Nutrition Policy Institute:

"I found the program to be … a practical experience in which I gained new tools to help me advance professionally, and an overall inspiring educational journey that left me feeling like we each have the ability and the power to build and cultivate the relationships and supports needed to achieve our professional goals."

Mary Ciricillo, Director of 4-H Foundation:

"UCWI enabled me to think more broadly about my career …. it gave me the tools to expand upon and improve my skillsets in the workplace. I would highly recommend this conference to women looking to strengthen their performance in their current position as well as those who have long term aspirations to elevate their career."

If you have questions about the program, please contact Jodi Azulai.

 

Posted on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 12:30 PM

Nominations open for UC Women’s Initiative until Oct. 14

Nominations are now open for the 2021 UC Women's Initiative for Professional Development (UC WI). Please submit nominations by Oct. 14, 2020.

As in the past, ANR will be sponsoring women academics and staff to participate in the 2021 program. UC WI is committed to enabling the full participation, success and advancement of woman-identified professionals at the University. The program is open to all who support and are committed to this mission.

The program is designed to

  • Cultivate a professional network that spans the UC system
  • Provide access to top UC leaders — women and men — to learn about their diverse leadership approaches and journeys
  • Strengthen skills and confidence through hands-on practice with a range of tools in the areas of:
    • Professional development and impact
    • Strategic relationship building
    • Developing and delivering a compelling narrative regarding one's professional accomplishments and vision
    • Negotiating at work
    • Peer coaching

The ideal participant:

  • Is mid-career faculty, staff or academic employee
  • Has demonstrated potential for advancement
  • Supports woman-identified professionals and seeks to learn concepts that improve their effectiveness at work and hear about the career journeys of established UC leade

Selected candidates will participate in a cohort that meets for four online sessions during: 

  • January-March 2021, or
  • April – June 2021
  • For exact cohort dates/workshop sessions, see last 3 pages of this document.

Program overview:

Six cohorts of 30 participants each with representatives from every UC location, come together for interactive sessions jointly led by a Coro Northern California facilitator and a UC Facilitator. UC facilitators are past graduates of the program who share their experience and expertise and add a UC perspective. The final session of each cohort program will be a combined capstone event that allows participants to make systemwide connections.

Nomination instructions

Please use the nomination form at https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5759587/2020-2021-UC-WI-Nomination-Form.

  1. Nominate someone, yourself, or more than one person.
    • You can nominate more than one person without having to fill out a new form each time.
  2. A letter of recommendation is suggested but not required.
  3. Combine – if there are multiple letters of recommendation – into a single PDF.
  4. When prompted foranFAU account – enter “999”
    • Once candidates are selected the Learning & Development Coordinator will send the proper accounting information.

If you have additional files, please send them to ucwomensinitiative@ucop.edu

If you are interested in participating in this program, please talk to your supervisor. Supervisors are asked to send in nominations by 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 14, 2020. Late or incomplete nominations will not be considered. 

The program is a collaboration between the UC Systemwide Advisory Committee on the Status of Women and UC Human Resources, and is delivered by CORO, a nonprofit leadership-development organization that has worked with UC for the past decade. UC President Napolitano supports and partially funds the program. ANR will cover registration fees and reimburse travel expenses and half the lodging for those selected.

If you have questions about the program, please contact Jodi Azulai.

 

 

 

 

Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 3:56 PM
  • Author: Jodi Azulai

Learning and Development opportunities

WebANR Café Thursday

Join us on Aug. 16 at 12 noon for “Putting Condition Changes to Work for Me.”

Understand ANR's new condition changes

  • how they connect to Public Value Statements
  • how you will use them in Project Board (website)
  • other practical uses
  • how ANR will use them

https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/963167636
(646) 558-8656 or (669) 900-6833
Webinar ID: 963 167 636

Our presenters are:

  • Wendy Powers, Associate Vice President ANR
  • Mark Bell, Vice Provost Strategic Initiatives and Statewide Programs
  • Katherine Webb-Martinez, Associate Director Program Planning & Evaluation
  • Kit Alviz, Analyst, Program Planning & Evaluation Cooperative Extension

This webinar will be recorded and linked to the Café Thursday WebANR page.

 

UC Library Research Resources for UCCE

Did you know that you can borrow books or other material from any UC library, via interlibrary loan or document delivery? Books can be mailed to your office, and shorter works can be scanned and emailed to you. More information here.

A great place to start your research is with UC libraries' growing collection of subject guides, which provide an overview of key information services and resources relevant to researchers in a particular field.  

UC Davis

UC Berkeley

UC Merced

UC Berkeley

UC Merced

UC librarians are also in the process of developing webinars for UCCE staff on how to find and access information resources, as well as specialized subjects, such as citation management. To suggest a webinar topic, you would like us to cover, please email lrcabugos@ucdavis.edu.

Even experienced ANR people managers develop themselves

Kim Delucchi
Being an effective and professional people manager takes many skills and considerable development and the best people managers develop both their employees and themselves.

One of the ways ANR people managers have been developing themselves is by completing UC People Management Series Certificate modules and participating in monthly facilitated networking calls to review what they've learned, ask other supervisors for advice, and share successes. Participants enjoy scenario-based role playing, a fun and challenging group assignment, and networking.

Kim Delucchi, one of our participants was willing to share the following about her experience as a member of this year's cohort:

Why Participate in People Management Network Calls?

The perfect companion piece to the People Management Program are the monthly networking calls. They are a time to share and delve further into the skills learned from the modules and to discover real-life opportunities to use those skills. It is interesting to learn what your peers are dealing with as supervisors, brainstorm ideas on how to handle current situations, and find support in a confidential, caring, and nurturing environment. The networking calls provide lasting takeaways and are a chance to share your successes and challenges.

A new cohort will form in January 2019. If you are interested please fill out this survey.

Call for Applicants: Fall 2018 Pilot Staff Mentorship Program

ANR Learning & Development is delighted to announce a call for mentee applicants to ANR's first staff mentorship program.

This program will pair staff mentees who seek professional development with experienced professionals (mentors) from across UC ANR. See UC Mentors: Definition, Roles and Characteristics. The program will provide a supportive structure in which mentees can cultivate contacts, better understand ANR, gather information, explore challenges and enhance effectiveness as they design their personal growth and career paths.

The 9-month Mentorship Program (October 2018 – July 2019) will consist of       

  • Regular monthly meetings (conference video/calls) with your mentor, and
  • Three in-person group sessions (Mentee orientation, Strength Finder session, Individual Development Plan/Celebration).

ANR Learning & Development will cover the cost of travel for the in-person sessions. Because this is a pilot, the program will be limited to 15 staff.

If you are interested, please fill out the survey by Aug. 14, 2018 https://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=25281 

In selecting mentees for the pilot program, we will consider each applicant's survey responses, length of time with ANR, and unit/location. Our goal is to include a broad range of participants from across the division.

Call for Presentation Proposals: 2018 NAEPSDP Annual Conference

The National Association of Extension Programs and Staff Development Professionals (NAEPSDP) is soliciting proposals for presentations at the 2018 NAEPSDP Annual Conference. The conference will be held Dec. 10-13, 2018, at the Hilton in Old Town Alexandria, Va. The theme for the 2018 conference is Extension Excellence: Breaking down Barriers.

Presentation proposals will be accepted from NAEPSDP members and non-members alike for four different tracks and four different session types. Proposals from graduate student research or projects are encouraged.

Please read the 2018 Call for Proposals for all the details. To submit your abstract, click here. Submissions are due no later than Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, at 9:59 PM Pacific time.

NOTE: All presenters that attend the conference must also register for the conference. For conference registration information, go to www.naepsdp.org.

For more information, contact Marina Denny (mdd269@msstate.edu or 662.325.1175), Mississippi State University, or Sarah Baughman (baughman@vt.edu or 540.231.7142), Virginia Tech.

Learn it on Lynda

This month Lynda.com features negotiation, cultivating positive environments and how to make the most of your LinkedIn account.

Negotiation Foundations

When it comes to negotiation, shifting your mindset from “a battle to be won” to a “problem solving conversation” can improve your results dramatically. In this course, leadership coach, negotiation expert, and author Lisa Gates demonstrates the core skills of interest-based negotiation to get win-win outcomes every time here.

Being Positive at Work

Hardships at work affecting you? Consider Brenda Bailey-Hughes' techniques for stopping negative thought patterns and cultivating positive environments, relationships and habits here.

Learning LinkedIn on Lynda.com

Harness the power of LinkedIn and discover how to make the most of your LinkedIn account. Follow Oliver Schinkten as he explains how to build a stellar LinkedIn profile and shares how to expand your network, look for new career opportunities, join groups, share updates and contribute your own thought leadership here.  

Posted on Friday, July 27, 2018 at 5:46 PM
  • Author: Jodi Azulai

Nominate a UC ANR woman for UC professional development by Oct. 31

The call for nominations for the UC Women's Initiative for Professional Development has started. To cultivate a vibrant, professional network of women across the UC system, the program is designed for mid-career women, including academics and staff, who demonstrate the potential to advance their careers within UC.

Again this year, ANR will be sponsoring women (academics and staff) to participate in the 2018 program. The program schedule has been modified for 2018 to reduce the time commitment and to provide more timing options, with regional sessions offered in the winter, spring and fall. 

Six regional cohorts (three in the north and three in the south) will be offered.

Each cohort program is comprised of four sessions:

  • First session of each cohort is 1.5 days, remaining sessions will be 1 day each
  • Final session of each cohort program will be a combined north & south capstone event that allows participants to make systemwide connections

The experiential program requires full, active participation; only UC ANR employees who can commit to this will be selected. More details about the expectations and logistics are included on the nomination form. When prompted for the FAU (account code) enter:

  • Non-represented staff: L/STC5030/ UCWIP-GOAL08
  • Academics and represented staff: L/STC9941/UCWIP-GOAL08

If you are interested in participating in this program, please talk to your supervisor. Supervisors are asked to send in nominations by close of business Oct. 31. Late or incomplete nominations will not be considered.

Nominations should include name and supervisor consent. Please send a letter of support to Terry Barton at Teresa.Barton@ucop.edu and Vanessa Cavallaro at Vanessa.Cavallaro@ucop.edu.

The program is a collaboration between the UC Systemwide Advisory Committee on the Status of Women and UC Human Resources, and is delivered by CORO, a nonprofit leadership-development organization that has worked with UC for the past decade. UC President Napolitano supports and partially funds the program. ANR will cover registration fees and reimburse travel expenses for those selected.

Last year's program was very successful. Katherine Soule, Valerie Borel, Jan Gonzales, Margaret Lloyd, and Robin Sanchez completed the 2017 program, and shared the benefit of developing leadership skills and a network across the UC system.

If you have questions about the program, please contact Jodi Azulai, the staff representative on the Systemwide Advisory Committee on the Status of Women.

 

Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 11:49 AM

Copyright workshop for academics, April 4

How can a law almost as old as our country work in today's high-tech universities? On April 4, UC ANR Office of Contracts and Grants will sponsor a workshop and webinar to provide academic basic information on copyright law and policies related to teaching and research, and how they affect typical needs of our university community. The workshop, which runs from 9 a.m. to noon, is intended to give academics a better sense of how copyrights work at UC ANR.

Workshop topics:

  • What is copyright? How is it different from patents and trademarks?
  • Who owns copyrights at UC ANR?
  • How does one get a copyright?
  • When and how can one use copyright-protected material belonging to someone else?
  • If there is no money involved, does it really matter?
  • How does the Internet affect copyright?

Presenter Jan Carmikle, Esq., has been a part of UC Davis since 1985 in a variety of roles. She is currently the senior intellectual property officer at UC Davis' InnovationAccess, a unit of the Office of Research with an emphasis on copyrights and material transfer agreements. She is also the UC Davis designated agent for the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Three ways to participate:

1. In person at the UC ANR Building in Davis: Click here to RSVP so we can plan for parking, seats and coffee.

2. Online at https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/861986107. Webinar ID: 861 986 107

3. By phone by dialing (408) 638-0968 or (646) 558-8656 (toll call)

For more information about the program, contact Kim Lamar, kdlamar@ucanr.edu or (530) 750-1305. For more information about logistics, contact Sherry Cooper, slcooper@ucanr.edu or (530) 750-1256.

Posted on Monday, March 20, 2017 at 6:10 PM

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