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

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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 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: 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.
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

With Vanity Campbell, ANR Office of Contracts and Grants.

Please click this URL to join.
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

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.


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Jodi Azulai

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