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Café Thursday WebANR (every third Thursday!) 

Join us on Thursday, July 19, for “Communicating Science, Creating Trust” with UC Davis News Media and Relations Specialist Katherine Kerlin:

  • Acquire an understanding of communication skills that can help build trust.
  • Learn communication techniques adaptable to a variety of audiences.
  • Learn approaches to discussing climate change with more and less receptive audiences.
(646) 558-8656 or (669) 900-6833
Webinar ID: 963 167 636

Pilot mentoring program for staff coming to ANR soon!

Did you know that one of the goals of the ANR Strategic Plan 2016-20 was to establish mentoring partnerships for ANR employees? Yes, and planning is underway. Because of some differences between academic and staff mentoring objectives, Staff Human Resources and ANR Learning & Development is working on a staff mentoring program for now.

Why mentoring? Read an article How Mentoring Propelled My Career Forward posted in LinkedIn by UC President Janet Napolitano. She writes: “...find a good mentor. Look for someone who is genuinely interested in your long-term success and who will invest the time and energy to provide advice, guidance and feedback with candor.” 

Stayed tuned for more on ANR's Staff Mentoring Program!

Call for applicants: Management Skills Assessment Program (MSAP)

If you or your people managers are ready for a leap in professional development, we encourage applying for the Management Skills Assessment Program (MSAP). Applications due date: EXTENDED TO THURSDAY, July 5, 2018

Next program

October 8-11, 2018 @ the UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center

How does this program work?
This program assesses the management skills of high potential, early career supervisors and managers for future leadership opportunities at the University of California.  Discuss the program with supervisors and managers with 1-5 years of people management experience who exhibit potential for management development.

When are Applications due?


Who is eligible?

Eligibility requirements include: 

  • Full-time career status with a current, satisfactory (or better) performance evaluation
  • Career Tracks job classification as a supervisor or manager with 1-5 years' experience

Participants will be selected based on an evaluation of the applicant's (1) career goals in management, (2) level of skills essential for performing management functions, and (3) demonstrated career path and/or strong commitment to management skill development.

Who pays?

ANR Learning & Development pays (program cost $1350 PLUS transportation and other related travel costs)!  

What to expect?

  • A demanding program with assessees in activities from 8 am until 8 pm.
  • No time to check email or attend to work responsibilities.
  • Eat with other assessees and share small condos. 

Application instructions and further information about the program are at Choose UC ANR (not UC Davis) in the application.

A UC ANR committee will review all applications and make the final selection. Completed applications must be submitted online at by EXTENDED TO THURSDAY, July 5, 2018

As supervisor, you will also have a required portion in the submission for application consideration and commit to participate in the required post-program activities. 

For more information, contact Jodi Azulai, ANR Learning and Development Coordinator, at

Got Facilitation?

Have you ever participated in or led a meeting that was not effective or where it was not clear why you were meeting?  That is where facilitation training comes in. An effective facilitator is a meeting architect who can help plan and/or lead a meeting so that desired goals are achieved.

Are you in need of a facilitator for your next meeting? Through various courses, ANR has graduated many people with training in facilitation. There are ANR Facilitators willing to help you with your next meeting.

In fact, in May a group of 17 ANR people participated in a Collaborative Facilitation Course instructed by Kim Ingram, Susie Kocher, and Linda Manton.

In this course participants learned how to

  • Help a group free itself from internal obstacles so they may more effectively accomplish goals
  • Guide a group to identify ways to respond to challenges, while maintaining safety and trust among the members
  • Bring in processes to help the team achieve its charge

ANR Learning & Development hopes to support another Collaborative Facilitation course in FY18-19, so keep posted!


Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 8:22 AM
  • Author: Jodi Azulai

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