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Learning & Development: public issues leadership, transferable talent, supervisor networking



Café WebANR Thursday (first Thursday – Dec 6
– @ 10 am!)
Communicating Your Story: For Blogs and More

  • Why you should blog
  • Techniques and best practices to start OR get better
  • Crafting catchy headlines and smart ledes
  • Using images and videos to enhance your posts
  • Using your blog on the ANR website and on other publishing platforms like LinkedIn
  • Quick tips for effectively using SiteBuilder


Rose Hayden-Smith, Editor UC Food Observer
Cynthia Kintigh, Marketing Director CSIT

When: 10 a.m., Dec. 6, 2018

Where: (different link than usual Café Webinars)
(646) 558-8656 or (669) 900-6833
Webinar ID: 963 167 636

Participants will also be provided access to a range of resources and tools to support their blogging efforts, including samples, tip and FAQ sheets, guidelines, and more. Join us This webinar will be recorded and archived on the WebANR page.

Call for Proposals for the PILD Conference due Dec. 8, 2018

The Public Issues Leadership Development Conference (PILD) is just around the corner. The deadline for proposals is Dec. 8, 2018. This is a great conference for advancing professional development, working across program areas and strengthening skills for working with those in public leadership.

For more information, review the website found at If you have any questions contact:

Bob Ohlensehlen , JCEP Executive Director
Phone: 208-736-4495
Cell: 208-539-1279


Online For Today

University of Missouri Extension has developed an innovative online program with the focus on building better leaders. The session runs from Jan. 21 to April 8, 2019. The registration deadline is Jan. 7, 2019.

Leadership Online for Today was developed to prepare emerging leaders to affect positive community change. This innovative online program allows participants to develop leadership skills at their own convenience and helps prepare participants for other leadership opportunities within the community.

For more information about the program, contact Johanna Reed Adams, Ph.D., at Follow on Facebook at Leadership Online For Today.


SAVE THE DATE: UC ANR Programmatic Orientation April 23 - 25

Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center (KARE)
Parlier, CA

The UC ANR Programmatic Orientation will be April 23 - 25, 2019. The orientation is designed to help academics jump start their programs by focusing on program design and showcasing other ANR academics' successful projects.

The orientation is open to all early-career UC Cooperative Extension advisors, UC Cooperative Extension specialists, academic coordinators, academic administrators and Agricultural Experiment Station faculty who were unable to attend in the past.




Transferable Talent: Thinking Outside the Box

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 | 12 noon – 1 p.m.
Zoom access!

Heitman Staff Learning Center or Zoom

Have you ever wondered if you could succeed in another role, department, or even another organization? Understanding how your transferable skills can be applied to another role is essential for today's savvy professionals. In this upbeat workshop, you will define transferable skills and acquire strategies for assessing them. This is your opportunity to think outside the box about your transferable talent.

Facilitator: Lisa Montanaro
(669) 900-6833 or (646) 876-9923 or
Meeting ID: 439 807 305#





Apply Now! UC People Manager Networking Cohort

If you are interested in being part of the ANR Supervisor Networking Cohort for 2019, please fill out this survey

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, excellent tools, a fun and challenging group assignment, and networking.

A new cohort will form in January 2019. If you are interested, please fill out this survey. Supervisors who complete the series will be eligible to apply for the 2019 systemwide UC People Conference and preference will be given to networking cohort participants. For questions, contact

New implicit bias modules: UC People Management Certificate Series

Elevate your people-management skills by completing the UC Systemwide People Management Series and Certificate. This course is for all ANR people managers consisting of core and elective courses, which include local and systemwide programs and eCourses. Earning this certificate aligns you with ANR's Strategic Plan Goal for our People Managers.

The following topics are included in the People Management Series and Certificate: Performance Management, Managing Implicit Bias, Managing People, Administration & Operations, Change Management and Communications.

New for 2018 is the addition of the UC Managing Implicit Bias Series, which is made up of six self-paced, online interactive courses, ranging from 15 to 20 minutes in length. The series is designed to increase awareness of implicit bias, reduce its impact at the university, and further reinforce the university's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. 

  1. What is Implicit Bias?
  2. The Impact of Implicit Bias
  3. Managing the Influence of Implicit Bias: Awareness
  4. Common Forms of Bias
  5. Managing the Impact of Implicit Bias: Mindfulness and Conscious De-biasing
  6. Managing Implicit Bias in the Hiring Process

These courses can be completed individually or together as a series to earn the UC Managing Implicit Bias Certificate. As a UC People Manager, being aware of implicit bias and how it impacts the way we work and interact with others is especially important. Therefore, this series is now a part of the 2018 UC People Management Series and Certificate core requirements.

If you are a formally designated supervisor/manager, completing the 2018 UC People Management Series and Certificate will make you eligible to attend the UC People Management Conference held later this year.

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In the next 2-3 months, our account will be upgrading to LinkedIn Learning. Your records will transfer with this upgrade and you will have access to more tools! Stay-tuned!


Everyone can learn something new.

ANR Learning & Development

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