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Learning & Development: Grant tracking, experiential learning, new leadership literacies


New skills? Extension Delivery? Building Support? Personal, Team and Office Management? Check out the Learning and Development website. Future webinars are posted and past webinar recordings are archived here.


Intro to Contracts & Grants and the Grant Tracking System
January 29, 2020
9:30 a.m.-10:30 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. Zoom access: |1 669 900 6833 | Webinar ID: 502 451 113

Experiential Learning and Reflective Practice - Webinar 2
January 30, 2020
1 p.m.-2 p.m. 
Making our educational practices public: There's value in the conversation. Reflective practice as an ongoing “check in” strategy can help educators advance their practice. Reflective practice is enhanced when educators share and discuss ideas with colleagues. Zoom access: 669 900 6833 | Webinar ID: 502 451 113

New Leadership Literacies for the Future
January 31, 2020
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. PST

Register here by Jan. 29.

Futurist Bob Johansen, Cornell Cooperative Extension, has thoughts about the future. He feels the world will become explosively more connected.  The historical practice of centralized organizations will become brittle in a future where authority is radically decentralized. Rigid hierarchies will give way to liquid structures. Because of technological advances and demographic changes, most leaders aren't ready for this future.

What could this mean for us personally and for Cooperative Extension? Join us for a Learning Circle to discuss the transitions organizations are making and how we can prepare for these changes. We will take a look at a part of Johansen's New Leadership Literacies and his vision of how leaders need to prepare themselves for a new way of leading organizations and people. 

2020 Grant Essential Summit
March 2-3, 2020
Deadline to apply is Friday, Jan. 31, by noon.

We are currently accepting applications for the 2020 Grant Essentials Summit, a professional development program to promote the grantsmanship and leadership capacity of extension researchers and educators at UC ANR. This two-day program will feature:

  • Free-writing (productivity)
  • Team Science (justification, exercise, methods)
  • Finding and evaluating funding opportunities
  • Non-proposal communication
  • Narrative strategies
  • The review process
  • And more!

Application Process: Email ANR Program Support Unit, or call Julia Kalika at (530) 750-1380 or (530) 750-1361.
Course Content: Vanity Campbell, Coordinator, Proposal Development Services, UC ANR Office of Contracts and Grants,, (530) 750-1329.

Conflict Competence for Staff Register with UC Learning Center 

January 29, 2020 – UC Davis Health, Sacramento
February 27, 2020 – UC Davis Campus, Davis
April 23, 2020 – UC Davis Health, Sacramento
June 23, 2020 – UC Davis Campus, Davis

This highly interactive course provides tools to help you effectively prevent and resolve conflicts at work. You will learn strategies to successfully communicate your needs, lower others' defenses, and navigate emotionally charged situations. Please note that this course has significant overlap with “Conflict Competence for Managers and Supervisors,” but focuses on interpersonal conflict dynamics with colleagues and supervisors. Travel is not covered.

Conflict Competence for Supervisors Register with UC Learning Center
February 25, 2020 – UC Davis Health, Sacramento
April 30, 2020; June 23, 2020 – UC Davis Campus, Davis
May 20, 2020 – UC Davis Health, Sacramento

At the end of this course, you will develop a personalized plan to address your specific conflict management needs. Please note that this course has significant overlap with “Conflict Competence for Staff” but includes an additional focus on managing conflict from a leadership position.


Impact Collaborative Facilitator Training Register Here
Registration deadline February 13, 2020
February 18-20, 2020
This training will provide individuals with a new way of looking at program and project development to help new and existing programs across your states and institutions identify gaps in their planning, ensure they are most ready for implementation, and have explored all considerations to maximize local impact.
Recommendations for selecting individuals to participate include:

  • Individuals such as a program leaders 
  • Individuals that work closely with your leadership team
  • Possess strong confidence in facilitation skills
  • Can be effective in working alongside your leadership team and other program leaders to catalyze innovation throughout your organization.

Individuals must have the permission of their Extension Administrator or Director to participate.

Experiential Learning and Reflective Practice - Webinar 3
Feb 20, 2020
10:00 -11:00 am
Sustaining momentum around experiential learning and reflective practice through a Community of Practice. What are steps are needed to continue my professional growth? Zoom access: 669 900 6833 | Webinar ID: 502 451 113

Cultivating Youth Scientists with Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR)
February 25, 2020

Our Experiences from the ANR Grant Project: Developing a Culturally-Relevant Civic Science Approach to Improving Scientific Literacy for Latino Youth

Participants will:

  • Become familiar with the YPAR model and its potential for improving scientific literacy and civic engagement.
  • Learn about how YPAR aligns with civic science.
  • Improve understanding of the current ANR-funded project in Sonoma, Mendocino, and Humboldt counties. +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656 Webinar ID: 751 701 428

Proposal Development and Proposal Process
Wednesday, February 26
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Learn about the steps involved in the proposal submission process from developing your idea to submission. We'll go over identifying funding opportunities, developing the project concept, building collaborative teams, drafting the proposal, submitting to OCG for review, and submission to the sponsor. 1 669 900 6833 | Webinar ID: 502 451 113

Anytime learning

Why Conflict is Good and How Managers Can Embrace It LinkedIn Learning - Managing Team Conflict Succeeding as a leader means being a master of relationships. You need to know how to connect with people at all levels in the organization through the good and the bad—especially the bad. 

Because where there's conflict, there's an opportunity to grow. Read More.

4 Ways to Get Noticed for the Job You Want (With Video) LinkedIn Learning
Finding a great job starts with a great resume. Easier said than done, right? If you want to get noticed for the job you want, you need to craft a resume that's worthy of more than six seconds. In the LinkedIn Learning course Writing a Resume with Stacey Gordon, you will learn professional tips to showcase your skills, stand out from the crowd, and land a job you want.

Everyone can learn something new.
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