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L&D - Communicating science, diversity, Big Dig Day, giving and receiving feedback


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Past webinar recordings

EXTENSION DELIVERY

Hard Times, Hard Questions: Communicating science with difficult people
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Noon - 12:30 pm

With Peggy G. Lemaux, Ph.D.
Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, UC Berkeley

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

Zoom access:
https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT09
Password: 4Learning | +1 669 900 6833 | Webinar ID: 751 701 428

Innovation Skill-Building Experience (Q2, Session 1)
April 20, 2021
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

For Extension Foundation Members Only.
Members can register here.

April 20, 2021
April 27, 2021
May 4, 2021
May 11, 2021

Do you have a project idea that needs incubation, innovation and ways to get to implementation and impact faster? Are you looking to learn about design thinking and lean experimentation combined with Cooperative Extension's best practices for solving important community issues? Are you interested in becoming an Innovation Facilitator/Coach for future Impact Collaborative events and to support your institution's teams and teams across the nation? Read more here.

Learning to Teach Online (LinkedIn Learning)
Staff author Oliver Schinkten draws the connections between high-quality instruction and online education. He provides a framework for creating a digital classroom and guidance to get students interacting with the course material, the instructor, and each other. Collaboration is the key to making the learning experience more dynamic. Course link.

For your free Linkedin Learning account, contact help@ucanr.edu.

Diversity - Equity - Inclusion

Understanding Unconscious Bias: Awareness, knowledge and competency development
Various dates – see below.
Register for a session now! - Register early because each session is limited to 35 participants!

Bias, in its most simplistic definition, is having a preference for one thing over another. Also, biases come into play in our impressions and judgment of people, especially those whose identities and experiences are different from our own.

Workshop leaders are Mikael Villalobos, associate chief diversity officer in the Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at UC Davis, and Eric Sanchez, diversity and inclusion educator, UC Davis.

Who should attend: Those who have not participated in this type of learning are encouraged to register. Priority will be given to people who have not had previous access to this learning topic. There will be a waiting list for those who are interested but regularly engage with bias-related topics.

Objectives: We will explore how we make snap judgments about people by understanding our socialization that informs our biases.

Participants will be introduced to theory and language in understanding implicit and explicit bias.

Using personal reflection, experiential exercises and case studies, participants will gain greater awareness when they engage in bias and gain essential knowledge and skills (tools) in how they recognize and mitigate biases in both personal and professional domains.

By participating in one of these workshops, you have the opportunity to support the ANR Strategic Plan 2020-2025 goal to develop an inclusive and equitable workplace, and employ a workforce that reflects the racial, ethnic, and gender diversity of California.

Choose one session
Each of the following two-hour workshops will be tailored to job roles as indicated below but you are welcome to sign up for the session that fits best with your schedule.

People who deliver programs to clientele - Including but not limited to academic coordinators, UCCE advisors, UCCE specialists, community educators, CE field workers, REC and staff research associates.
Wednesday, April 7, 9-11 a.m.
Tuesday, June 1, 9-11 a.m.
Monday, June 7, 10 a.m.-noon

People who work with volunteers - Including but not limited to volunteer coordinators and managers
Monday, May 10, 10 a.m.-noon

People who support to others in ANR - Including but not limited to administrative and support staff
Thursday, May 20, 10 a.m.-Noon

Cancellation: Participants must notify us of cancellations in writing to ANR Program Support at least one week prior to the session for which they're registered.

Registration & Logistics: ANR Program Support or call (530) 750-1361

Asian Pacific Heritage Month
May 2021 – Every Tuesday, 3-4 p.m.

Register here.

May 4– The Asian Pacific Identity: Experiences and Stories
May 11 – Asian Pacific Farmers in California: Past and Present
May 18 – Violence in Asian Pacific Communities: Exclusion, Internment, and Hate Crimes
May 25 – Supporting Our Friends and Colleagues: Bystander Intervention Training

Thank you to the Planning Team
Sibani Bose, Surendra Dara, Charles Go, Pam Kan-Rice, Janice Kao, Dohee Kim, Vikram Koundinya
Elaine Lander, Tunyalee Martin, Yu Meng, Stephanie Parreira, Devii Rao, Marisa Tsai, Sua Vang

Racial Equity Capacity Building Workshops
Read more here.


The Wallace Center's Food Systems Leadership Network is excited to partner with the Interaction Institute for Social Change's Curtis Ogden and Aba Taylor to design and deliver two capacity building workshops and customized coaching for network members to operationalize racial equity and anti-racism in their organizations and their program work.

These trainings are part of the FSLN's CORE Project to embed racial equity into its framework for systems change; learn more on the CORE webpage here.The FFRJW Training is a four-part, virtual workshop for 12 food systems leaders who are actively engaged in facilitating discussions around racial equity that lead to impactful action.
Applications are due April 12 and participants will be notified by April 16. Space is limited to 12 FSLN members. Click to read more.

Building support

Big Dig Day & Social Media: Strategies for success
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
10 - 10:45 a.m.

Join Emily Delk, director of annual giving, and Dora Garay, social media strategist, as they share how to make the most of UC ANR's Big Dig Day (June 4, 2021) giving campaign to raise money for your program. You will learn how to plan your campaign, including themes, tools and timelines. Together we will learn the ins and outs of using social media to promote your campaign—from the basics of each platform to more advanced strategies to expand your reach. Zoom access:

https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT09
Password: 4Learning | +1 669 900 6833 | Webinar ID: 751 701 428

Proposal Development and Proposal Process
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
3 – 4 p.m.

Learn about the steps involved in the proposal submissions process from developing your idea to submission.Vanity Campbell and Kendra Rose will go over identifying funding opportunities, developing the project concept, building collaborative teams, drafting the proposal, submitting to Office of Contracts and Grants for review, and submission to the sponsor. Zoom access:

https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT09
Password: 4Learning | +1 669 900 6833 | Webinar ID: 751 701 428

Office, team and personal management

Giving and Receiving Feedback - Let's lighten the load
Thursday, April 8, 2021
3:30-4 p.m.

Join Mark Bell and Jodi Azulai to discuss key takeaways from three short videos that feature giving and receiving feedback. The objective is to help lighten this sometimes difficult process. Come ready to change your mind and lighten the load! Join Zoom meeting:

https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/94900422680?pwd=SzFGbGtwdUpXVHlMT3o5UHhIdllMQT09 | Meeting ID: 949 0042 2680 | Passcode: 2Lighten | One tap mobile+16699006833,,94900422680# US (San Jose) or +12532158782,,94900422680# US (Tacoma)

Collaborative Facilitation Advanced Workshop Series - Advanced
Apply here.

Dates: Tuesdays - April 27- May 11, 2021
2 hours/session (virtual)

Limited to 24 participants. Your application will be reviewed and you will be notified about your participation. Preference will be given to participants who have previous learning or experience in meeting facilitation.

This course is designed for people who have already learned basic meeting facilitation. It is open to all UC ANR academic and staff employees, including statewide program volunteers.

Collaborations and group processes are complex, dynamic and unpredictable. Successful processes are based on shared understanding and learning, and work towards common goals. However, we know that this doesn't always happen. Then what?

Collaborative facilitation and group process tools support success, allowing everyone to feel heard and to contribute. Whether you have a lead facilitator role or are a group participant, join us in learning appropriate and applicable facilitation tools to use before, during and after your meetings.

This course will cover the following topics:

Session I - review and include building teams to “compete” for the correct responses to challenges with meetings.
Session II - prevention and intervention tools.
Session III - dealing with difficult people, including ourselves.
Session IV - tools to manage conflicts combining all the tools you have learned and experienced.
Apply here.

The Six Morning Habits of High Performers Course Link (LinkedIn Learning)
Learn the six habits of the most successful people in history. Hal Elrod describes how they changed his life—and how they can change yours, too—in this course adapted from the podcast How to Be Awesome at Your Job. Elrod is one of the highest rated keynote speakers in America, creator of one of the fastest growing and most engaged online communities in existence, and author of one of the bestselling books in the world, The Miracle Morning. For your free Linkedin Learning account, contact help@ucanr.edu

Critical Thinking Course Link (LinkedIn Learning)
By focusing on root-cause issues critical thinking helps you avoid future problems that can result from your actions. In this course, leadership trainer and expert Mike Figliuolo outlines a series of techniques to help you develop your critical thinking skills. He reveals how to define the problem you're trying to solve and then provides a number of critical thinking tools such as blowing up the business, asking the 5 whys and the 7 so whats. Read more here.

Career Management Toolkit (UC Davis)
Whether you are on a specific career path or considering new options, perhaps the UC Davis Career Management Toolkit will inspire you to develop your talents and engage them. The best person to manage your career is you!

Learning about yourself and understanding your interests, personality, skills and values are fundamental to engaging your work in meaningful ways.

Effective strategies for career exploration can help you identify a satisfying career and accelerate … Read more here.

 


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Everyone can learn something new

ANR Learning & Development
Office: 530.750.1239
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Posted on Monday, March 29, 2021 at 5:03 PM

ANR Learning & Development: Engaging youth, sponsorship, strategies for success


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Learning & Development Opportunities

ANR Learning & Development | Webinar Recordings 

Engaging Youth in Natural Resources
Please join us for our Eighth (in a series of nine) webinar!
March 4 at 10 a.m. PST / 1 p.m. EST.
Register here.

This webinar is open to all! 
Please distribute to your colleagues and other interested people.

Webinar summary:
To maintain attraction to and retention of new and diverse talent in applied STEM careers, youth engagement in natural resources is critical. However, due to limited funding, widespread disconnect to natural systems, and a lack of effective science communication on behalf of the STEM community, youth engagement in natural resources is dwindling. Cooperative Extension is well positioned to address this challenge. This webinar will explore three very different ways that Extension personnel have engaged youth in natural resources and speakers will illustrate how to initiate and maintain new youth programming across states.

Impact Collaborative Innovation Facilitator Training 
March 9 & 11, 2021
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PST
eXtension Foundation Members – Click to register.

Become an Innovation Facilitator -
Are you someone who is always looking for new ways to improve?  Do you like adopting innovative ideas and helping others along the way? Would you like to be a leader that helps teams design cutting edge programs/projects that make real impact? If so, please consider joining our Innovation Facilitator team!

Our Innovation Facilitator training provides you with a new way of looking at innovation. Once trained, you are an invaluable asset in helping teams develop projects or programs more quickly and connect them with national resources. You will use our innovation incubator process to bring fresh ideas aligned with institutional goals to every team you work with.

Today, there are 151 Innovation Facilitators across Cooperative Extension working to synergize innovative efforts in their own states, institutions, and supporting regional & national teams. Click to register

Sponsorship - (If you are reading this, you should watch this webinar!)

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
10 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. Zoom access:

https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT09
Password: 4Learning | +1 669 900 6833 | Webinar ID: 751 701 428

Come See the New Integrated Web Platform Demo! Third Thursday WebANR
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Noon – 12:30 p.m.

Join ANR IT colleagues Sree Mada and Jon Wilson as they demo ANR's new and under-construction integrated web platform. Find out what it will look like, how you and your clientele will use it, and the improvements it will provide for the people of California. Zoom access:

https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT09
Password: 4Learning | +1 669 900 6833 | Webinar ID: 751 701 428

Intro to Contracts & Grants and Grant Tracking System
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
9:30 a.m.-10 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. Zoom access:

https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT09
Password: 4Learning | +1 669 900 6833 | Webinar ID: 751 701 428

Rev-up Your Virtual Leadership Series: Rev-up the trust!
March 24, 2021
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. PDT
Click to register.

Who? Extension Professionals from Extension Foundation member institutions leading five or more peers. Rev-up Your Virtual Leadership includes discussions on how to lead when we've lost the ability to put a hand on a shoulder.

It's not time that builds trust, it's our behaviors.  Learn what you can do to keep it from eroding and create an environment where trust can thrive! Click to read more.

Big Dig Day & Social Media: Strategies for Success
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
10 - 10:45 a.m.

Join Emily Delk, Director of Annual Giving and Dora Garay, Social Media Strategist, as they share how to make the most of UC ANR's Big Dig Day (June 4, 2021) giving day campaign to raise money for your program. You will learn how to plan your campaign, including themes, tools, and timelines. And together we will learn the ins and outs of using social media to promote your campaign—from the basics of each platform to more advanced strategies to expand your reach.

Zoom access:

https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT09
Password: 4Learning | +1 669 900 6833 | Webinar ID: 751 701 428

Collaborative Facilitation - 5 Spots left!
Dates: Every Tuesday from April 20-May 11
Four 2-hour sessions (virtual)
Instructor: Kim Rodrigues; Co-facilitators: Kim Ingram and Javier Miramontes

Application survey.

Limited to 24 participants. Your application will be reviewed, and you will be notified about your participation.

This course is designed for people who have already learned basic meeting facilitation. It is open to all UC ANR academic and staff employees, including statewide program volunteers.

Collaborations and group processes are complex, dynamic and unpredictable. Successful processes are based on shared understanding and learning, and work towards common goals. However, we know that this doesn't always happen. Then what?

Collaborative facilitation and group process tools support success, allowing everyone to feel heard and to contribute. Whether you have a lead facilitator role or are a group participant, join us in learning appropriate and applicable facilitation tools to use before, during and after your meetings.

This course will cover the following topics:

Session I - review and include building teams to “compete” for the correct responses to challenges with meetings.
Session II - prevention and intervention tools.
Session III - dealing with difficult people, including ourselves.
Session IV - tools to manage conflicts combining all the tools you have learned and experienced.

Outlook: Efficient Email Management (LinkedIn Learning)
Click to link to course.

Many of us spend hours every day plowing through our email, reading, replying or forwarding, searching, storing. If we could improve our email management, even if only incrementally, and if the improvements we made could become habits, we would save hours every single week. In this course, Gini von Courter will use her Outlook Inbox to demonstrate features and techniques that will help you more efficiently view, organize and even automate your Outlook email. Please join this exploration of the Outlook tools you can use to tame your wild inbox.

Request your LinkedIn Learning account by contacting help@ucanr.edu.

PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL SKILLS
- For managers and direct reports

There's only one right way to ask for feedback: ‘How can I do better?'

Negative feedback is inconsistent with our self-image and so we reject it.

By Marshall Goldsmith

“Soliciting feedback” is just what the words imply. It is when we solicit opinions from people about what we are doing wrong. As simple as it sounds, it is not always so simple. Most people have two problems dealing with negative feedback. This may not sound like many, but they are big problems. The first is we don't want to hear it and the second is we don't want to give it.

The reason we don't want to hear it is because negative feedback is inconsistent with our self-image and so we reject it. Did you know that of all the classes I've taught 95% of members believe they are in the top half of their group? While this is statistically impossible, it is psychologically real. Proving to successful people that they are “wrong” works just about as well as making them change. Click here to read more.

Giving and Receiving Feedback (LinkedIn Learning)
Click to link to course.

Say someone on your team misses a deadline. Do you address it right away or do you wait to see if it becomes a pattern? If you do address it, how do you go about giving that feedback? Feedback is a critical aspect of managing a team. The more often you provide it, the better. It's important to provide both positive and constructive feedback to the people on the teams you manage, individually and collectively. It's best to keep these conversations simple and frequent. One way I find to be extremely useful in providing feedback is SBI. It stands for situation, behavior, impact. Let's watch Hilary provide feedback to Jeff using this model. Click to link to course.


CAREER RESILIENCE

Network your way to a more satisfying job
Click to read more.

Monday, March 8, 2021
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Part of the Career Resilience Webinar Series.
In this workshop (via Zoom) you will explore the best strategies for building a professional network including simple techniques for networking, whether you are a social butterfly, or you tend to be more reserved. Topics will cover how to identify contacts, what techniques to use for making connections, and how to create valuable two-way professional relationships.

Ace Your Virtual Interview
Click to read more.
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Part of the Career Resilience Webinar Series.

This workshop (via Zoom) will help you understand best practices for successful phone and video interview formats. We will explore tips and techniques for what to do before, during, and after a virtual interview, to ensure you make the best impression possible. Armed with the latest information on this growing approach to interviews, you will have the confidence to ace a virtual interview like a pro.

Why it Feels so Good to Read about this Princeton Professor's Failures (WaPo)
By Ana Swanson, Reporter
Click here to read more.

Most of us have had some momentary feelings of inferiority when looking over the résumé of a friend or job applicant. When you look at someone else's shining educational and professional accomplishments, it's easy to feel that the person in question is far more impressive than yourself.

But any accomplished résumé – or CV, as non-Americans and some in the professional class like to call them – hides secrets. If you could read between the lines of the many successes that are recorded in a résumé, you would probably see far more failures: schools people didn't get into; scholarship essays that were toiled over and rejected; job applications that now seem harebrained.

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Everyone can learn something new. 

ANR Learning & Development
Find webinar announcements and recordings here.
Office: 530.750.1239
learninganddevelopment@ucanr.edu

 

 

 

Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 3:41 PM

Learning & Development: Community engagement; working with CA 4-H Foundation; foreign influence, career resilience



Learning & Development Opportunities

ANR Learning & Development | Webinar Recordings

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Introducing SEED: An evidence-based method for engaging communities
Feb. 10, 2021
11 a.m. – Noon PST
Register here

The SEED Method is a multi-stakeholder approach to engaging communities in research, problem solving, and action planning. Developed at Virginia Commonwealth University, SEED provides a framework for collaborative research and action planning that can be scaled up or down depending on project resources and goals. Typically, projects are led by stakeholders in partnership with researchers and implemented by diverse community stakeholders. The SEED Method has been used to develop research agendas on specific health topics and to develop community action plans addressing community-identified health priorities. This webinar will introduce participants to the SEED Method. Learning outcomes include: Understanding the roles of community members and stakeholders, reviewing the processes and outcomes of the SEED Method, and becoming familiar with SEED Method steps and tools.

SPOTLIGHT WEBINAR SERIES

From ANR Healthy Family and Communities (HFC) Strategic Initiative
Positive Youth Development and the 4-H Thriving Model
Monday, Feb. 22, 2021
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021
Friday, Feb. 25, 2021

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.  

  • Introduction to the 4-H Thriving Model (Monday, Feb. 22)
  • Introduction to the Science of Learning and Development (SoLD), (Wed. Feb. 24)
  • Thriving, Robust Equity and Positive Youth Development (Friday, Feb. 25)

For each webinar, Mary Arnold will give a presentation from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., followed by reflection and discussion session 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Click to read descriptions and Arnold's biography

FUND DEVELOPMENT

The Benefits of Working with the California 4-H Foundation
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021
10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.  

An opportunity to learn more about the foundation's role and mission. Not just for 4-H advisors and staff but also for CDs and others. With Mary Ciricillo. Zoom access:

https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT09
Password: 4Learning | +1 669 900 6833 | Webinar ID: 751 701 428

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

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 Kathleen Nolan , ANR Office of Contracts and Grants.

Zoom: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT09
Password: 4Learning | +1 669 900 6833 | Webinar ID: 751 701 428


DIVERSITY AWARENESS

Black History Month
Register Today!


Feb. 3, 2-3PM - Keynote speaker Sonia Lewis, founder of ASCRIBE Educational Consulting, will deliver “The Black lived experience is a matter of history.” Opening remarks by Glenda Humiston. Closing remarks by John Fox. 

Feb. 10, 2 p.m.-3 p.m - Virtual Museum Tour & Group Discussion, National Museum of African American Culture and History
Feb. 17, 2 p.m.-3 p.m  - Virtual Farm Tour & Discussion, Yisrael Family Farms, Sacramento CA
Feb. 24, 2 p.m.-3 p.m  - Priorities & Experiences of Black Farmers

Discussion and Q&A

Invitation to Join the ANR DEI Alliance

By now you may have heard of the ANR Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Alliance. It is an informal group of UC ANR personnel who have self-identified as being committed to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion within UC Cooperative Extension. The group currently includes five subcommittees established to build structure, transparency, and opportunity for broad participation in this work. Subcommittees include coordination & outreach, learning, evaluation, policy and workforce diversification. Read more here if you are interested. Feel free to fill out the interest form to get involved.

CAREER RESILIENCE

Reduced Fee Enrollment for UC Employees

The University of California provides reduced fee enrollment for career employees (non-probationary) who meet the enrollment eligibility requirements. UCOP Personnel Policy, Employment Development PPSM-51. A., regarding reduced fee enrollment for staff members, is applicable to all University of California campuses; however, enrollment at ANY campus may not apply. Click to read more.

Modernize Your Resume (UC Davis)

Monday, March 1, 2021
10 a.m.-11 a.m.
Register here.

Having an up-to-date, modern resume is a key factor in feeling prepared to pursue new career opportunities when they present themselves, or when you want to find them. This workshop will help you learn the critical components and latest trends for creating a resume that rises to the top in a crowded applicant pool. Discover how to modernize your resume and customize it to a particular job, incorporate accomplishments, include key words, and select a format that most effectively represents your experience.

Accomplishment Statements (UC Davis)
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
10 a.m.-11 a.m.
Register here.

Developing accomplishment statements as success stories is an opportunity for you to share your achievements in a clear, concise and compelling way. Whether on your resume, during an interview, or on your “Self-Evaluation” as part of the Annual Employee Performance Appraisal, your documented successes serve as an important part of your professional development and future career goals. In this workshop, you will discover tools and techniques for developing meaningful accomplishment statements that reflect your positive and impactful success stories.

For More Career Resilience Webinars such as those below read more here.

  • Networking Your Way to A More Satisfying Job (March 8, 2021)
  • Ace Your Virtual Interview (March 10, 2021)
  • LinkedIn 101 (March 15, 2021)

EXCEL COURSES

Excel Essential Training (LinkedIn Learning)

Learn how to enter and organize data, perform calculations with simple functions, and format the appearance of rows, columns, cells and data. Other lessons cover how to work with multiple worksheets, build charts and PivotTables, sort and filter data, use the printing capabilities of Excel, and more. Read more here.

Excel for Accounting (Linkedin Learning)
Become a better accountant, bookkeeper, or financial analyst with Microsoft Excel.
Read more here.

For LinkedIn Learning access, please request your account by emailing help@ucanr.edu

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Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 1:17 PM

Learning & Development: Microaggressions, engaging Latinos, legacy giving, diversity awareness

ANR Learning & Development - Everyone can learn something new
Announcements 
Archived Webinar Recordings
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Microaggressions: Towards Greater Awareness and Understanding (UC Davis)
Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021

1 – 4 p.m. or
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
1 – 4 p.m.
Register here. If seats are filled, select “Express Interest” and you may be added if a spot comes free.

Our socialization includes conditioning in how we understand differences and our identities and how those identities are understood and experienced at the individual and structural levels. Using the work of Derald Wing Sue, this session explores the phenomenon of microaggressions in everyday life by increasing awareness of common occurrences, understanding its impact on those who experience them, and exploring strategies on how to mitigate and respond to them.

This course is developed by the Office of Campus Community Relations (OCCR) as a part of its Diversity Education Program, and is offered in partnership with Staff Development and Professional Services (SDPS).

Innovation Skill-Building Experience (Q1, Session 1)
Jan. 19, 2021 (and Jan. 26, Feb. 2, Feb. 9, 2021)
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Register here For eXtension members only

Do you have a project idea that needs incubation, innovation and ways to get to implementation and impact faster? Are you looking to learn about design thinking and lean experimentation combined with Cooperative Extension's best practices for solving important community issues? Are you interested in becoming an innovation facilitator/coach for future Impact Collaborative events and to support your institution's teams and teams across the nation? Are you already an innovation facilitator or a team member who would like a refresher on the innovation skill-building process? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then join us to explore the Impact Collaborative's innovation skill-building experience in a whole new way: The ISBE will meet via Zoom for four sessions covering specific ISBE building blocks to spark ideas, increase innovation, and turbocharge implementation to ultimately create local impact.

Virtual Crucial Conversations Training
March 1 to 5, 2021

10 a.m.- Noon each day
Apply online here. Applications are due Monday, January 18th.

Who should apply?
UC ANR academics, staff employees, and Cooperative Extension county-paid employees who have not taken Crucial Conversations Training in the past are welcome to apply. It is important that applicants get their supervisor approval before applying for this training. 

A limited number of seats are available for this five-day training session. Participants must be able to commit to the full 10-hour training.  

If you are selected, you will be notified by Monday, Feb. 1. Cancellations after Feb. 21 will be charged a cancellation fee of $195 to cover materials (participants toolkit/manual, "Crucial Conversations" e-book, .mp3 upload Audio Companion). If you are unable to commit to the full training, please do not apply.

Contacts for more information:
Program: Linda Marie Manton at lmmanton@ucanr.edu or at 559-871.5759

Logistics: ANR Program Support Unit, Julia Kalika (530) 750-1361

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Engaging Latinos and creating partnerships with Latino media
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021
Noon-12:30 pm

In this webinar, program educators, advisors and directors will learn best practices to reach and engage Latinos, and the importance of creating partnerships with their local media.

By the end of this webinar, you will have knowledge on 

  • Assessing your audience
  • Knowing relevant issues
  • Building relationships/understanding cultural relevance
  • Partnering with community organizations
  • Social media vs. traditional media

Please click this URL to join: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT09 Password: 4Learning | Or join by phone: +1 669 900 6833 | Webinar ID: 751 701 428

Legacy giving to your programs

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Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Learn about the role planned gifts (gifts from a donor's will or estate plan) can play in your fundraising strategy. This webinar will provide a basic overview of the most popular planned giving options, discuss strategies for donor outreach, and provide you practical guidance on how to work with Development Services to secure planned gifts to your program.

  • Learn about planned gifts and why they matter
  • Explore the most popular types of planned giving vehicles
  • Understand how to message and inform your donors of planned giving opportunities

Presented by: Kelly Scott, Major Gifts Officer and MaryCiricillo, 4-H Foundation Director

Please click this URL to join.https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT09
Password: 4Learning | +1 669 900 6833 | Webinar ID: 751 701 428

NIFA AFRI Sustainable Agricultural Systems: Virtual team-building and networking event
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2020

9:30 -11:00 a.m.

The USDA NIFA AFRI Sustainable Agricultural Systems (SAS) program solicits creative and visionary project applications that use transdisciplinary teams and integrated research, education, and extension/outreach activities to promote convergence of science and technology to solve present and future food and agricultural production system challenges. Specifically, funding support projects focused on increasing agricultural productivity; optimizing water and nitrogen use efficiency; protecting yield losses from stresses, diseases, and pests; reducing food-borne diseases; and advancing development of biobased fuels, chemicals and coproducts. 

The 90-minute webinar will focus on SAS Priority Area A9201, which is limited to Coordinated Agricultural Projects not exceeding $10 million in funding over 5-years.

The session will provide an overview of the SAS program proposal requirements as well as a review of successful awards from past funding cycles. Participants will have the opportunity to connect with one another and explore potential collaborations. At this workshop, those interested in team-building should come prepared to provide an overview of your research interest and how your work may address one of the SAS priorities as well as specific expertise or partnerships that you may bring to a collaboration.

The overall goal of the session is to provide UC ANR academics support for building collaborative and successful SAS proposal teams. The event is geared to participants that have completed a letter of intent submission directed to SAS Priority Area A9201, due by Jan. 7, 2021.

For more information about this funding opportunity, please review the RFA at https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/afri-sustainable-agricultural-systems-competitive-grants-program.

With Vanity Campbell, ANR Office of Contracts and Grants.

Please click this URL to join. https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT09
Password: 4Learning |  +1 669 900 6833  | Webinar ID: 751 701 428

Black History Month at UC ANR - SAVE THE DATES
Wednesdays -
Feb. 3, 2 - 3:30 p.m. - Keynote Speaker with remarks from Glenda Humiston and John Fox
Feb. 10, 2 - 3:30 p.m. - Virtual Museum Tour & Group Discussion National Museum of African American Culture and History
Feb. 17, 2 - 3 p.m. Viritual Farm and Tour, Yisrael Family Farms, Sacramento
Feb. 24, 2 - 3 p.m. Black Farmers Panel Discussion and Q&A.

Contacts for more information
Content: Esther Mosase, UCCE San Diego, Community Education Specialist
Logistics: Kellie McFarland, ANR Program Support Unit, 530-750-1361

UC ANR Mastering Communication Series Certificate: Part I (UC ANR)
Wednesdays - Jan. 27, Feb. 10, and Feb. 24, 2021

2 - 3 p.m.
Register here (Must attend each class in the series)

Be one of the first!
UC ANR Learning & Development is starting its first Certificate Cohort with a focus on communication. Join in to earn Part I of the “Mastering Communication” and “Building Success” series. Be one of the first to attend three 1-hour sessions spread over 6 weeks.

The goal of our work is to positively impact communities. Facilitating such change in part requires effective communication skills. Building such communication competency means sharpening skills in several topic areas, such as verbal and written communication, application of technology, educational programming and interpersonal skills.

What's required?

  1. Complete the online presentation and quiz for each of the three modules.
  2. Develop a brief capstone for each session and
  3. Participate in three 1-hour learning session to share capstone ideas, receive feedback on yours and provide feedback to others. Read more here.

Picture a Scientist” Film viewing and panel discussion (UC Davis)

Save the date for viewing Jan. 23-25, 2021
Roundtable Jan. 25, 4:30 p.m.

Registration information will be available soon.

Please join the Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in partnership with the Women in Medicine and Health Sciences and Isabel P. Montañez and Dawn Sumner, professors in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, for an opportunity to view the 2020 Tribeca film selection “Picture a Scientist” about the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. We will publish a link to view the film online for 72 hours.

Communicating within Teams (LinkedIn Learning)

Click to access course. If you want a Linkedin Learning account request one be emailing help@ucanr.edu.

Communication is an integral part of strong teamwork. In this course, Duke University professor Daisy Lovelace walks managers through how to cultivate the communication practices of high-performing teams. She highlights the foundations of successful teams and explains how to craft a team charter to establish ground rules for how you work together as a cohesive group. She also discusses essential elements of team communication — such as creating a shared vision and holding team mates accountable — and shows how to best communicate with your team in different settings.

Diversity Awareness for New Supervisors and Leads (UC Davis)
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, 1 – 4:30 p.m.
Register here.

Presented by Diversity & Inclusion Education and Training
Sponsored by Staff Development and Professional Services & the Office of Campus Community Relations

This course covers the skills necessary for working and leading in a multicultural community and explores ways to create a respectful and inclusive work environment. Supervisors and leads at UC Davis contribute to a campus culture that values diversity. Course discussions will focus on ways to integrate the UC Davis Principles of Community into your workplace.

Topics include:

  • Developing personal and organizational cultural competence
  • Implementing practical strategies that promote inclusion and respect

Developed by the Office of Campus Community Relations as a part of its Diversity Education Program, this course is offered in partnership with Staff Development and Professional Services. This class is a part of the Developing as a Supervisor Certificate Series. More information on the Developing as a Supervisor Certificate Series can be found here.

 

Everyone can learn something new.
ANR Learning & Development

Find webinar announcements and recordings here.

Office: 530.750.1239
learninganddevelopment@ucanr.edu

Jodi Azulai

Posted on Friday, December 18, 2020 at 8:44 AM

Learning & Development: Academic advancement, Crucial Conversations, Mastering Communication, Mitigate Bias


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ANR Learning & Development
Webinars/Events
Archived Webinar Recordings

Forward, Together - Fall Webinar Series (UC Davis)
Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2020
Wednesday Dec. 3, 2020
Noon – 1 p.m.

These are the last two of this free webinar series and will focus on providing positive support, tools and resources as we continue moving forward, together. Attend any or all sessions in the series, presented by our subject matter experts from various departments across the organization. All 12 noon-1 p.m. Please register in advance. 

Q&A webinars for the 2021 ANR Academic Advancement Process
Friday, Dec. 4, 2020
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 8, 2020
3 p.m.-4:30 p.m

Join Associate VP Wendy Powers, Vice Provosts Mark Lagrimini and Mark Bell, Academic HR, Program Planning & Evaluation, and the Academic Assembly personnel committee to review and ask questions about the 2021 ANR academic advancement process, including: (a) assembling your program review dossier and presenting your efforts, impacts, and accomplishments; (b) steps in the process including letters of evaluation, ad hocs, and peer review committee; or (c) any other items in the 2021 Guidelines for Preparing the Thematic Program Review Dossier for UC ANR Academics  (aka “eBook”). Two opportunities are available: 

Free webinar date: Path to Peace (VitalSmarts®)
Tuesday, Dec. 8
8 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Speakers: Joseph Grenny (co-author of Crucial Conversations), Brittney Maxfield, and Justin Hale
Register Here

At the close of a challenging year and on the heels of divisive elections, civil strife, stressful work changes, pandemic-related conflict, and much more, who wouldn't love a return to civility, respect and kindness in 2021? But is it even possible? The truth is, as a society, we have lost sight of some basic tools for maintaining civility. We are all responsible for where we are, which means we can all make changes that will lead to a different 2021.

We published Crucial Conversations in 2001, nearly 20 years ago. The skills were foundational then and have only grown more relevant. We continually hear from readers and clients about their desire to see these skills permeate our culture—to be taught in schools, shared in the halls of congress, and mandatory in new employee orientations. And we stand by the premise that if people could practice these skills consistently, our social media forums, workplaces, communities, and homes would be stronger, safer, healthier and happier. Peace on earth truly starts with respectful dialogue.

Join us online where we will share six powerful crucial conversation skills that if routinely practiced, can restore civility and respect and lead to greater peace and happiness in the coming year. You'll learn:

  • How to engage respectfully online
  • How to respond to hostility and anger
  • How to find common ground with just about anyone

Measure your social media outreach 
UC ANR Communicators meet regularly to network, learn and share best practices. At the October meeting, UC Davis director of Social Media, Sallie Poggi, self-described data nerd, provided an overview of options for collecting and comparing social media metrics. She described what to measure, how to measure and how to apply it to your social media outreach to maximize your impact.

Since many people in UC ANR are regular social media users, we would like to share the recorded webinar Sallie presented. The webinar is on the UC ANR YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/t6Lgwy4X6jE Click here to download the presentation deck (pdf). For additional information, please email Jeannette Warnert at jewarnert@ucanr.edu
Image by Thomas Ulrich from Pixabay

Microagressions: Towards Greater Awareness and Understanding (UC Davis)
Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021
1 p.m. – 4 p.m. or
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Register here. If seats are filled, select “Express Interest” and you may be added if a spot comes free.

Our socialization includes conditioning in how we understand differences and our identities and how those identities are understood and experienced at the individual and structural levels. Using the work of Derald Wing Sue, this session explores the phenomenon of microaggressions in everyday life by increasing awareness of common occurrences; understanding its impact on those who experience them; and exploring strategies on how to mitigate and respond to them.

This course is developed by the Office of Campus Community Relations (OCCR) as a part of its Diversity Education Program, and is offered in partnership with Staff Development and Professional Services (SDPS).

UC ANR Mastering Communication Series Certificate: Part I (UC ANR)
Wednesdays - Jan. 27, Feb. 10, and Feb. 24, 2021
2 p.m.-3 p.m.
Register here (Must attend each class in the series)

Be one of the first!
UC ANR Learning & Development is starting its first Certificate Cohort with a focus on communication. Join in to earn Part I of the “Mastering Communication” and “Building Success” Series. Be one of the first to attend three 1-hour sessions spread over 6 weeks.

The goal of our work is to positively impact communities. Facilitating such change in part, requires effective communication skills. Building such communication competency means sharpening skills in several topic areas such as verbal and written communication, application of technology, educational programming, and interpersonal skills.

What's required? 1). Do the online presentation and quiz for each of the three modules. 2). Develop a brief capstone for each session and 3). participate in three 1-hour learning session to share capstone ideas, receive feedback on yours and provide feedback to others.

Audience: All those wanting to improve their educational communication skills

Part 1. Communication Planning for Success (see the other three parts – below)

Session 1: Planning Your Communication Strategy - based on Online course, handout, Quiz and a Skill Development summary. Each participant will share their communication strategy with colleagues. Cohort colleagues will provide feedback. Skill Development summary

Session 2: Adult Learning Principles - based on online courseQuizexercise sheet, video (4:39 min), Fact sheet, Creating good learning objectives, Skill Development summary. Each participant will share with colleagues their plans and the tools they will incorporate for developing an Adult Learning event. Cohort colleagues will provide feedback. Skill Development summary.

Session 3: Methods to Engage an Audience online course (UC ANR); Fact sheet (UC ANR). Each participant will share with provide a mini-presentation that demonstrates use of engagement techniques. Cohort colleagues will provide feedback. Skill Development summary.

Complete all three above sessions to receive the Part I “Communication Planning for Success” certificate. Once you complete the entire series (Parts 1-4) you will receive the “UC ANR Mastering Communication Series Certificate.” Registration for Parts 2, 3, and 4 will open in February 2021.

Series Parts (Additional future Certificate elements):
Certificate I - Communication Planning for Success:Communication Planning Strategy, Adult Learning Principles, Methods to Engage an Audience
Certificate 2 – Communication: “Looking Out, Looking In”: “Looking Out”: Presentation Skills, PowerPoint skills “Looking In”: writing better Emails
Certificate 3 – Communication: Virtual Delivery – Choose 2 electives, Bridging the Digital divide, Online courses, Podcasts, Social media, Video, Webinar
Certificate 4 – Communicating Science- Written Materials, Fact sheet, Newsletters - Working with the media

Do all four certificates and get the “UC ANR Master Communication” certificate. Comments and feedback welcome; email mozbell@ucanr.edu.

Unconscious Conscious: Understanding and mitigating bias (UC Davis)
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, 9 a.m. –12 p.m.; April 29, 2021; 1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Register here. If seats are filled select “Express Interest” and you may be added if a spot comes free.

Participants will be introduced to theory and language in understanding implicit and explicit bias. Using personal reflection, experiential exercises and case studies, participants will gain greater awareness when they engage in bias and gain essential knowledge and skills (tools) in how they recognize and mitigate biases in both personal and professional domains.

2021 Impact Collaborative Events: Registration open now for eXtension members! (eXtension.org)
eXtension Foundation is pleased to announce open registration for several 2021 events in our Impact Collaborative program. This includes registrations for the Innovation Skill-Building Experience and the Impact Collaborative Innovation Facilitator Training.

These events are for everyone inside eXtension Foundation member institutions. The eXtension Foundation invites all members to participate in the Impact Collaborative program to build skills in innovation, hone project & program development, and leverage national resources that the Impact Collaborative program provides to our members.

eXtension Foundation members can click the links below to access event registration pages. Members can also find a list of events on the home page of eXtension.org, on the Learn Calendar in Connect Extension, or in the Impact Collaborative Subgroup in Connect Extension.

Innovation Skill-Building Experience (ISBE)

Impact Collaborative Innovation Facilitator Training

Impact Collaborative Summit

Additionally, eXtension Foundation members will have the opportunity to participate in 50-60 other offerings next year made available through our Impact Collaborative program. In 2020, more than 5,000 Cooperative Extension professionals leveraged eXtension's member offerings on topics that were responsive to the needs of the system including remote work, digital engagement, diversity, equity and inclusion, and more.

2021 offerings will include learnings around leadership development, technology and social media, health and other customized events created by request from anyone from our member institutions to meet the evolving needs of Cooperative Extension. For suggestions or inquiries on member offerings, please contact impact@extension.org.

2021 membership is required to participate in the Impact Collaborative program. For membership inquiries, please contact membership@extension.org. For assistance with registration, please contact impact@extension.org.

Culturally Inclusive Language (UC Davis)
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
1:00–4:30
Register here.

Instructors:
Eric Sanchez, Mikael Villalobos

This course will explore how our day-to-day communication can create a climate of equality and goodwill and can help to improve the quality of our work relationships. Language plays an important role in determining how well members of our community feel respected and included. It is important to choose what we say, whether that be verbally, nonverbally or over email, to ensure that we are communicating mutual respect and understanding for the diverse perspectives and backgrounds in our community. 

Conducting Culturally Inclusive Trainings (UC Davis)
Thursday, May 13, 2021
1 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Register here.

Instructors:
Eric Sanchez, Mikael Villalobos

Developing training programs that engage participants of varied cultural backgrounds, abilities, learning styles, reading levels, and other differences requires thoughtful attention to training design and delivery. The instructor will model culturally respectful training and provide valuable tools that novice and expert trainers alike can use.

Building Resilience (LinkedIn Learning)
Course Link (34:00)

Have trouble getting by when the going gets tough? Everyone wants to perform well when the pressure's on, but a lot of us withdraw in times of stress or adversity. If you can build your resilience, you'll have an easier time facing new challenges and earn a valuable skill to offer employers. In this course, Kelley School of Business professor and professional communications coach Tatiana Kolovou explains how to bounce back from difficult situations, by building your "resiliency threshold." Click to read more. Want a LinkedIn Learning Account? Contact help@ucanr.edu.

Working from Home: Strategies for Success (LinkedIn Learning)
Course link (42:00)

Melinda Emerson, aka the Small Biz Lady, shares practical advice for making the transition to a remote job smooth. Get tips for dynamic scheduling and collaboration, healthy ideas for staying focused, and apps and tools to maximize success. Melinda also coaches you on how to set realistic expectations and goals, so you don't get burned out or overwhelmed. Plus, learn proven strategies for working from home with kids and working from home as a manager. Click to read more.

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