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L&D - Planning & evaluation, advocacy, Giving Tuesday, foreign disclosures

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ANR Learning & Development
Webinar Recordings

Extension Methods & Delivery
Building Support

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Office, Team and Personal Management

Do you have a learning topic you would like to present to our ANR colleagues that covers the ANR Strategic Plan 20-25 or one of these four strategic learning goals? Submit your webinar idea here.


2021 Planning and Evaluation Capacity Building Trainings
Every Tuesday in October & November
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; except the last session is 2-4 p.m.
Click here to register.

These online interactive trainings are designed to help with planning your projects/programs, engaging diverse audiences, civil rights compliance/affirmative action, and evaluating your projects/programs. Many UCCE examples are highlighted. This is a nine-part series being offered a la carte, select whichever interests you!

Trainings are hosted by Katherine Webb-Martinez and Kit Alviz from UC ANR Program Planning and Evaluation; Vikram Koundinya, UCCE evaluation specialist, UC Davis; Roshan Nayak, UC ANR 4-H evaluation coordinator; and David White, UC ANR Office of Diversity & Inclusion.

FORMAT: Flipped classroom approach, where participants review presentation recordings and materials BEFORE the training. During the training there is a short recap, and the focus of the live Zoom meeting is to practice hands-on activities and ask questions.

PRE-WORK: Please plan to complete 15 to 60+ minutes of pre-work for each training; this will be emailed 1 to 2 weeks before each training.

Who should attend? UCCE academics, community educator specialists and other program staff. New employees are highly encouraged; taking the entire series can build overall program development competencies.

The presentations will be recorded and posted on Learning & Development and UCCE Program Evaluation.
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GIS Data Workshops - Fall Line Up Link to Courses

The Informatics and GIS (IGIS) program is pleased to announce our 2021 fall lineup of GIS and data workshops. All workshops (with one exception) are online and free, with required registration and additional information that can be found on the IGIS Training page. Additionally, all UC ANR employees and workshop alumni are eligible to sign up for IGIS Office Hours for a wide range of consultations on geospatial and data topics. Hope to see you there!

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Best practices for building relationships with elected officials and developing support for your program.
Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021
12 -12:30 p.m.

Building support within your community is key to the success of your programs, and that community includes local elected officials. This WebANR will focus on best practices for building and maintaining relationships with elected officials and their staff. It will also help you understand how to best communicate your impacts in a manner that government officials understand and can easily digest. Sneak-peek: one-pagers are your friend and regular contact is crucial. Join Anne Megaro for this 30-minute WebANR.

Note - This session will not be recorded. Video on is highly recommended. Participation expected!

Password: 4Learning | +1 669 900 6833 | Webinar ID: 751 701 428
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Foreign Engagement: Disclosures to UC ANR and Research Sponsors
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Information and guidance on how to comply with UC, ANR, and federal grant policies in areas related to foreign engagement. With Kathy Nolan.

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

Giving Tuesday: Strategies for Success
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021
12 - 12:45 p.m.

This webinar is inspired by the global giving movement known as #GivingTuesday, following Thanksgiving and kicking off the year-end giving season. Learn how UC ANR can capitalize on this day of giving and raise funds for our local programs using resources available from the statewide office. 2020 marked UC ANR's most successful #GivingTuesday yet with dozens of groups raising funds for county-based use. UC ANR Director of Annual Giving and Donor Stewardship, Emily Delk and Social Media Strategist, Dora Garay will present social media toolkits, timelines, and recommended campaign strategies for success. Presented by Emily Delk, director of Annual Giving and Donor Stewardship and Dora Garay, social media strategist.

Meeting ID: 976 6436 0999 
+1 669 900 6833 US | One tap mobile +16699006833,,97664360999# US 

Open Forum/Questions for Office of Contracts and Grants
Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

The world of contracts and grants can sometimes seem complicated. Let us help you alleviate your concerns. Please join Kathy Nolan, Kim Lamar and the Office of Contracts and Grants team for an open forum to answer your most compelling questions.  If possible, please send us questions in advance (not required) for an informative discussion. Email questions to

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

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UC SAREP Racial Equity in Extension Webinar Series #3 and #4

Part 2: Leadership and perspectives of farmers of color in sustainable agriculture
Friday, Oct.15, 2021
1:30 - 3 p.m. PDT

Click here for more information and to register.
This session will explore how farmers of color have led the way in farming a sustainable landscape, and how their worldviews and cultures contribute to the way they tend the land.


  • Genesis Martinez, Soul Fire Farm Speakers Collective
  • Samuel Sandoval-Solis, Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, UC Davis

Contacts for More Information
Registration and Logistics: UC ANR Program Support, (530) 750-1361 (messages only)
Program Content: Stephanie Parreira or Sonja Brodt

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Making the Unconscious Conscious: Understanding and Mitigating Bias (UC Learning Center Course)

Oct. 27, 2021 
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Hamilton Room, Heitman Staff Learning Center

March 8, 2022 
1 – 4 p.m.
Virtual Instructor-led Training

May 26, 2022 
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Virtual Instructor-led Training

Click to register and for more information.

Participants will be introduced to theory and language in understanding implicit and explicit bias. Using personal reflection, experiential exercises and case studies, participants will gain greater awareness when they engage in bias and gain essential knowledge and skills (tools) in how they recognize and mitigate biases in both personal and professional domains. This session includes an exploration of how the pandemic has impacted this area of diversity, equity and inclusion. NOTE: Class is subject to a minimum enrollment of 15 to proceed. Register with the waitlist if the class is full.

Registration now open for Othering and Belonging Conference (UC Berkeley)
Oct. 18-19, 2021
Click here to register.
Click here for information on fees, which are tiered.

“Risk and the Courage to Bridge" is the theme of UC Berkeley's Othering & Belonging Conference. Strong on vision and hope, scholarship and strategy, it includes poets and well-known book authors.

In the introduction video, john a. powell, director of the Othering and Belonging Institute, says, "There are two competing visions, or stories, that are emerging in the world today, and one story is a story about a smaller and smaller we that's hierarchical, that's based in fear. And the other vision is an expanding we, where we share with each other—we share the Earth, we share our dreams, and we learn to care and love each other, in our similarities and our difference. And those visions are competing with each other across the globe. We're great because of the future we are building together. So it's not who were we, it's who will we be, who are we becoming. And all of you become a bridge, become an author, of that future."

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Analytical Skills Development Series (UC Learning Center Course)
Oct. 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1 and more offerings.
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Virtual Instructor-led Training
Click to register and for more information.

Develop core analytical abilities and learn how to manage analytical work assignments using the techniques covered in the Analytical Skills Development series. Note: Participants are expected to attend all five sessions in the series.

  • Session 1-2: Essential Analytical Skills
  • Session 3: Critical Thinking Tools
  • Session 4: Analytical Writing Skills
  • Session 5: Problem Solving Tools 

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Writing for and Presenting to Executives - 2-day training (UC Learning Center Course)

Oct. 25 & 27, 2021 and other dates.
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Virtual Instructor-led Training

Click to register and for more information.

Writing and presenting are unique skill-sets, each requiring competence in communication—and confidence. However, even people experienced in both can feel some dread knowing they'll eventually be evaluated and questioned by an executive team.

During the course we'll review business writing basics, like plain language and active/passive voice, and you will learn a process to give you consistent results every time. We'll explore how to transform your writing into a concise, coherent, and clear presentation. We'll also discuss best practices for presenting to executives, including knowing your audience, having a clear call to action, and avoiding annoying habits.

Everyone will draft an executive-ready document (Day 1) and present it to the class, receiving feedback (Day 2).

Accomplishing More with Less (UC Learning Center Course)
Oct. 28, 2021
8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Virtual Instructor-led Training

Click to register and for more information.

This workshop is designed for business professionals who are responsible for important projects and initiatives and who want to get outstanding results accomplished. The workshop covers topics relating to managing time, managing priorities, managing to-do lists, organizing e-mail, electronic documents, papers, and most importantly being invigorated and re-energized in the workplace and elsewhere.

Customer Service Essentials (UC Learning Center course)
Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021
1 – 4:30 p.m.
Click here to register.

Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021
1:30 – 5 p.m.
Click here to register.

This course focuses on customer service essentials that elevate service levels, whether interacting with internal or external customers.

Everyone has experienced superb customer service as well as difficult interactions both as a customer receiving service and as an employee dealing with unhappy customers. In addition to fun and informative learning activities, through this course you will gain insights, tips and skills for dealing with difficult customer situations. You will then apply those skills to specific workplace scenarios. This interactive course is for anyone interested in maximizing the essentials of customer service in their organization. This course's individual and team activities will stimulate interest and reinforce key concepts that participants can apply immediately to their work at UC Davis.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be better prepared to:

  • Understand what customer service skills are essential to any job
  • Anticipate and meet customer expectations

Apply appropriate strategies for dealing with customers in a variety of situations

Growing as a Community: Healing our Trauma and Managing our Toxic Stress - Part I (Virtual - UC Davis)

Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021
12 - 1:30 p.m.
Click here to register and for more information.

Join us in this Growing as a Community series: Healing our Trauma and Managing our Toxic Stress. Many of us experience individual and collective trauma, the secondary traumas of our professions, and are managing toxic levels of stress. There are days when it can feel overwhelming and the versions of “self-care” we see on social media feel expensive, out of reach, and unrealistic. The good news is neuroscience can help! We have it within ourselves.

Leadership in the City - Urban Extension Leadership (online course)
January – May 2022
Click here to register and for more information.

Urban Extension Leadership (online course) Focused on Extension in large cities? Ready to improve your knowledge, skills and results? Participate in this professional development program with your urban Extension peers from across the country. A complete course schedule is posted at

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