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

Learning & Development Opportunities

ANR Learning & Development | Webinar Recordings


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


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


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:
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.

Password: 4Learning | +1 669 900 6833 | Webinar ID: 751 701 428


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.


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.
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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.
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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 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

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