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Learning & Development - Evaluation Design, Science of Communication, Antiracism resources


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Innovation Skill-Building Experience (ISBE)
Aug. 4, 6, 11, and 13
Time: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PDT
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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.

Request for Proposals - National Association of Extension Programs & Staff Development Professionals NAEPSDP  Due date - Aug. 11, 2020 by 8:59 p.m. PDT

The 2020 Conference Planning Committee is requesting presentation proposals (Click for more information) for the VIRTUAL 2020 NAEPSDP Conference. The purpose of the presentations is to share research, application, theory/philosophy or innovative educational models related to, but not limited to: evaluation and assessment; staff development; organizational development; program development and delivery; technology; and communications. In the scenario that the 2020 NAEPSDP Conference is moved to an online format due to COVID-19 and university travel restrictions, you will be asked to deliver your presentation virtually.

Evaluation Designs & Reporting - Part 1 of 2-Part Series
Wednesday, Aug. 12 (& 26), 2020
11 a.m.-Noon

Participants in these webinars will learn basic program evaluation designs and data collection methodologies. The webinars will cover steps to design and incorporate evaluation into a new or an existing program. The webinars will also focus on California statewide 4-H program evaluation efforts and the procedures to access country-specific evaluation results. With Roshan Kumar Nayak. Zoom access: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT09 - 1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656  - Webinar ID: 751 701 428

Investing in Community Resilience Series - Trauma-informed Practice: Moving from Knowledge to Action - Learning Circle (eXtension)
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020
Noon – 1 p.m.
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We believe it is critical to acknowledge what is happening to our communities. From the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic that has taken many lives, to the systemic racism and inequalities that continue to deeply affect communities of color, we are seeing trauma in a multitude of ways.

Please join us on Wednesday, Aug. 12, from 3-4pm ET for the first Learning Circle of the Investing in Community Resilience web series. Connect with others from around the country who are integrating ACEs and trauma science into their work in order to bring about stronger, healthier communities.

Communicating Science Using the Science of Communication (eXtension.org)
Friday, Aug. 14, 2020
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. PDT
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In the digital world in which we live today, the public is presented with an overwhelming quantity of information, much of which is unscientific. STEM professionals seeking to navigate this information space need new strategies for breaking out from the pack and targeting new audiences. This webinar is brought to you by the iAMResponsible project, a nationwide team of researchers and extension experts working to develop and deliver effective outreach on antimicrobial resistance for diverse audiences, from the farm and pharma to family. In this webinar, we will apply the lessons learned from antimicrobial resistance and health communications to more science communication challenges. We'll be joined by a panel of communication experts discussing how the public forms their perceptions of science and health information, the kind of information sources they trust and seek out, and how socioeconomic and cultural differences impact audience engagement with scientific information.

Webinar for Educators: Exploring Climate Migration in the Classroom (eXtension.org)
Aug. 19, 2020
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. PDT
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Educators are invited to join Pulitzer Center education staff and journalist-grantees for a professional development webinar on migration and its relationship to climate change. By engaging with a path-breaking new reporting project in The New York Times Magazine and ProPublica, participants will be able to...

• explore new models for understanding how migration will change as the world warms,
• hear the stories of today's climate refugees from Central America,
• evaluate action steps to keep the planet habitable for human life,
• and identify interactive methods for sharing under-reported stories on migration with students.

Webinar attendees will receive a 1-hour certificate of attendance upon completion of a short survey.

ANR has a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Alliance?
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Noon - 12:30 p.m.

The ANR DEI Alliance is an affinity group of ANR employees who want to make a difference at ANR to create an inclusive and equitable organization. Join us to learn about goals, structure, and how you can join the Alliance. Zoom access: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT09 - 1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656  - Webinar ID: 751 701 428

Post Award Process
Wednesday, August 26
9:30-10:30 am
Fiscal management of grants, contracts and other funding agreements is the responsibility of the principal investigator and the administering unit. Learn more about how to successfully manage your project finances, adhere to University policies, adhere to the sponsor's terms and conditions, and how to monitor your subawardees. Zoom access:  Zoom access:  https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT09 - 1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656  - Webinar ID: 751 701 428

Evaluation Designs & Reporting - Part 2 of 2-Part Series
Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020
11 a.m. – Noon

Participants in these webinars will learn basic program-evaluation designs and data collection methodologies. The webinars will cover steps to design and incorporate evaluation into a new or an existing program. The webinars will also focus on California statewide 4-H program evaluation efforts and the procedures to access country-specific evaluation results. With Roshan Kumar Nayak.

Zoom access: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT09 - 1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656  - Webinar ID: 751 701 428

Antiracism resources

Are you concerned about racism? Do you want to learn more about it and how to dismantle it? UC ANR has an Antiracism resources webpage. The list is meant to serve as an initial resources to guide you into understanding and dismantling internalized and institutional racism. Antiracism is not something that can be checked off a list; nor cured within an individual or an institution through occasional learning. Dismantling racism must be a regular and intentional process that is done throughout the course of our lives. Unlearning racism and becoming antiracist is a lifelong, ongoing process. We encourage you to continue unlearning racism after using these resources. Over time, we will add to the list to address different intersections of racial oppression.

Everyone can learn something new. 

ANR Learning & Development
Find webinar announcements and recordings here.

Office: 530.750.1239

jlazulai@ucanr.edu

Posted on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 10:49 AM

Learning & Development: Identify major donors; fire education; science for skeptics; unwritten rules for Black youth

 

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Teamwork – An inspirational Video (2:24) 

Individual commitment to a group effort or goal, that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” – Vince Lombardi (former head coach and general manager of the Green Bay Packers)

Call for proposals: National Association of Extension Programs & Staff Development Professionals (NAEPSDP) Conference Dec. 1-3, 2020

The 2020 Conference Planning Committee is requesting presentation proposals for the 2020 NAEPSDP Conference in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The purpose of the presentations is to share research, application, theory/philosophy, or innovative educational models related to, but not limited to: evaluation and assessment; staff development; organizational development; program development and delivery; technology; and communications. In the scenario that the 2020 NAEPSDP Conference is moved to an online format due to COVID-19 and university travel restrictions, you will be asked to deliver your presentation virtually. More information here.

Identifying major gift donors
- Part 1 of 4 Part Series (Development Services)
Wednesday, July 8 (Parts 2-4 - 9/9, 10/7, 11/4)
10:00 a.m. -10:45 a.m.

Join Greg Gibbs and Kelly Scott to learn the pivotal role major gifts play in the success of fundraising campaigns. We will walk through the process of identifying major gift prospects (gifts >$25K), discuss strategies for donor engagement, and learn about various ways donors can give.

Zoom access: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT09 - 1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656  - Webinar ID: 751 701 428

Program Outcomes Through Common Measures - Part 1 of two-part series
Wednesday July 8, 2020 (Part 2 – 7/22)
11:00 a.m.- noon

In this webinar, Roshan Kumar Nayak will cover steps to design and incorporate evaluation into a new or an existing program. The webinars will also focus on California statewide 4-H program evaluation efforts and the procedures to access country-specific evaluation results.

Zoom access: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT09 - 1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656  - Webinar ID: 751 701 428

Business writing that builds relationships – Online Workshop UC Davis (Register here)

Thursday, July 9, 2020

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

We'll discuss and write emails and letters, applying relationship-building communication principles to routine situations and those that require special care and sensitivity.
You will learn:

  • Ways to add “heart” to your writing to build and maintain relationships
  • Risky email behaviors that lead to trouble
  • Strategies for writing powerful thank-yous that build relationships
  • How and why to write sincere, productive apologies
  • The importance of communicating bad news, rather than concealing it
  • The value of saying “no” clearly, and the necessary parts of the “no message”
  • How to use MS Word tools to ensure readability

Fire education to prepare residents for wildfire in California oak woodlands

Students from the Say Yuba Environmental Science (YES) Charter Academy modeled wildfire in oak woodlands at a workshop held before the coronavirus pandemic.

July 14, 2020
11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Register here

Join Hannah Bird who will discuss lessons focused on the positive! She and her team don't spend time on things that cannot be changed. Rather they teach crucial concepts of fire science and build on them to make schools, families and communities more fire prepared.

https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT09  - 1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656 - Webinar ID: 751 701 428

Communicating science to skeptics and the uninformed – Third Thursday WebANR Series
July 16, 2020
Noon - 12:30 p.m.

Join Peggy Lemaux for some simple suggestions -

  • Know your audience
  • Listen to their concerns and stay calm
  • Make it relevant
  • Keep it simple; use analogies and avoid jargon
  • Encourage questions; answer factually

Zoom access:  https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT09 - 1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656  - Webinar ID: 751 701 428

Program outcomes through common measures - Part 2 of 2 - Part Series
Wednesday July 22, 2020
11:00 a.m.-Noon

Join Roshan Kumar Nayak to learn about the 4-H National Common Measures instruments used for measuring 4-H program impacts. Participants will learn about available tools and their use. The webinars will focus on how 4-H staff can access and use these Common Measures tools to evaluate their programs. Participants will also learn the use of Common Measures reporting template. Zoom access:  https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT09 - 1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656  - Webinar ID: 751 701 428

Academic cost recovery/salary savings
Wednesday July 29
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Kathy Nolan will provide information on why you should include full cost recovery on a proposal budget and set up a salary savings account.  Salary savings can be used as a PI's discretionary account to cover expenses on other programmatic activities beyond the funded project. Zoom access:  https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT09 - 1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656  - Webinar ID: 751 701 428

‘Let's Just Make It Home.' The unwritten rules Blacks learn to navigate racism in America (Time.com)

Speak in short sentences. Be clear. Direct but not rude. Stay calm, even if you're shaking inside. Never put your hands in your pockets. Make sure people can always see your hands. Try not to hunch your shoulders. Listen to their directions. Darnell Hill, a pastor and a mental health caseworker, offers Black teenagers these emotional and physical coping strategies every time a Black person is fatally shot by a police officer. That's when parents' worries about their sons and daughters intensify. “They're hurting,” Hill says. “They're looking for answers.” (Read more here)

Confronting Bias: Thriving across our differences LinkedIn Learning modules

Verna Myers and Ariana Huffington

We're living at a time when diversity and inclusion at work and in the rest of our lives are finally beginning to be taken seriously. Not only because they make our workplaces more just, but because performance improves when we're surrounded by people who look and think differently from us. Yet for all the progress we've made we have a long to go toward creating workplaces that truly work for everyone.

For example, far too many workplaces are fueled by a culture of machismo. It's so often driven by a growth above our mindset and the glorification of burnout. We talk a lot about gender parity and how there should be more women at the top of every profession, but we're never going to get there if we don't change the day-to-day experience of women at every level. For decades Verna Myers has been helping organizations eradicate barriers based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and other differences in order to build a new stronger, more productive status quo. Read more.

Credit: https://icons8.com

Everyone can learn something new.
Learning & Development
Office: 530.750.1239
jlazulai@ucanr.edu

Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 1:16 PM

L&D: People management, research compliance, citizen science, Qualtrics, Google Earth


ANR Learning & Development
Find webinar announcements and recordings here.

UC People Management Training for all ANR Employees
You don't need to be a people manager to complete the UC People Management Certificate Series. In fact, it's for anyone who aspires to lead and manage people – or for anyone who wants to enhance their people and collaboration skills.

Topics include: Performance Management, Administration & Operations, Change Management Communications, Managing Implicit Bias

This training is for you if you seek a greater appreciation for any of the following:

Caring about people and helping them develop
Setting & communicating clear expectations
Being respectful and considerate of everyone
Team building
Employee engagement
Time and priority management

By deepening these skills, you can become a better team member, and you can prepare yourself for leadership opportunities. Find all the courses here. Once you complete the series, contact jlazulai@ucanr.edu to receive your certificate of completion!

Video Ventures - Let's Talk Lighting - Indoors and Outside (eXtension)
Wednesday June 3, 2020
8 a.m.-9 a.m.

Let's talk about lighting for those of us who are using the tools we have at home to make videos. Learn about different ways to improvise by creating your own light or finding it when your outside. This will focus on those who need advice getting started in the area of making videos and do not have fancy equipment. Register here. Questions contact Amy Rhodes at arhodes1@umd.edu.

Social Media Learning Circle w/Rose Hayden-Smith (eXtension)
June 9, June 23, July 7, July 21
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Register here.

In this Learning Circle experience - convened via weekly interactive Zoom meetings - participants will learn about a range of social media platforms that have the potential to advance their work.

How Organizations Can Support Parents Working at Home Alongside Children (Gartner – register with your ANR email address for your free account here)

Demonstrate empathy, establish a sense of community, enable flexibility, share the virtual hub tips for working parents. Link to article.

From "Me" to "We" Discussion on Values, Trust & Teamwork (eXtension)
June 11, 18 and 25
11 a.m.-Noon
Register Here

We are professionals at what we do, amateurs at who we want to become.” – Marshall Goldsmith. Join Karl Bradley, eXtension Foundation Leadership Development Fellow, as we discuss leaning into the best version of yourself, how we build trust & the effects they have on a team! This three-part series will be offered in 1-hour sessions in consecutive weeks beginning on June 11.

Research Compliance
Wednesday June 24, 2020
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Research compliance can be complicated, but it is important for researchers to understand the regulations that govern their work. Kathy Nolan and BrianOatman will provide an overview of conflict of interests, environmental health & safety, human subjects and animal subjects requirements and procedures. 

Zoom access: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT09 +1 669 900 6833 |Webinar ID: 751 701 428 | Password: 4Learning

Citizen Science
June 18, 2020
Noon-12:30 p.m.

Join Greg Ira and Sarah Angulo to learn about how they use citizen science to strengthen the California Naturalist Program.

Zoom access: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT09 +1 669 900 6833 |Webinar ID: 751 701 428 | Password: 4Learning

Setting up surveys through Qualtrics
2 Part Series –
11 a.m., Wednesday, June 10
11 a.m., Wednesday, June 24 

Join Roshan Kumar Nayak, who will offer learning opportunities on how to use Qualtrics to create surveys for data collection. Participants will learn key features associated with the online survey platform. The first webinar of this series will provide information on how to build surveys. The second webinar will focus on survey distribution, tracking, analysis of responses, and generation of reports.

Zoom access: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT09 +1 669 900 6833 |Webinar ID: 751 701 428 | Password: 4Learning

Getting Results from Formal Feedback (Gartner) Free to anyone with an ANR email address. Register here
June 23, 2020
10 a.m.-11 a.m.

Last year, 100% of participating managers said they planned on taking action based on what they learned in this workshop. Join us to learn how to drive the performance you need from your team!

This workshop helps managers:

  • Clearly explain performance expectations
  • Create effective development plans
  • Deliver effective performance feedback

Key exercises include:

  • Focusing performance conversations on the future
  • Developing an individual development plan
  • Providing an effective formal review

Intro to Google Earth Engine: Tracking a Forest through Time
Thursday, July 9, 2020
10 a.m.-12 noon

(Register for workshop here; Register for Earth Engine account here)

This workshop will introduce participants to Earth Engine, a cloud/browser-based platform that enables large analyses in very little time. It's most relevant for people who are interested in using satellite and aerial imagery to study large areas, long time periods, or both. Earth Engine is home to hundreds of public remote sensing/geospatial datasets totaling more than 30 petabytes and growing by thousands of images daily (it is continuously updated as images are captured).

Using a case study of drought mortality in an island forest, we will explore a new tool for time series analysis in Earth Engine: LandTrendr. Using this algorithm, we will track the heartbeat of a forest over many years. This workshop is intended for two broad groups – people with some initial geospatial or GIS knowledge who are interested in learning to use Earth Engine, and people with some Earth Engine experience who are interested in applying LandTrendr to time series analyses. This workshop will hopefully serve both groups by empowering those in the more experienced group to jump ahead within the detailed workshop handout and in the Earth Engine repository as they see fit.

You must preregister for an Earth Engine account here with a Gmail account. Allow about one week for account approval. Register for the workshop here

Image credits to icons8

Everyone can learn something new.
ANR Learning & Development

Learning & Development: Facilitation, Racial Understanding, Engaging Webinars


Find webinar announcements and recordings here.
Find information on Extension delivery; building support; and office, team and personal management here.

Call for
 WebANR Presenters and Topics
Do you have a WebANR Cafe Thursday topic and presenter to recommend for our Third Thursday Cafe' WebANRs? Or do you have a topic that you would like to present?

WebANR topics are based on the areas of Extension Delivery, Building Support, and Office & Team Management. Our targeted audience members are ANR advisors, community educators and others. Your feedback will be reviewed by leadership and we will let you know at a future date if added to the WebANR planning process. Please share your recommendations here.

Collaborative Facilitation – Are you interested in:
Learning collaborative facilitation techniques?
Increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of your collaborative processes?
Increasing your comfort level in applying facilitation skills?

If so, please fill out this interest survey by Friday May 8, 2020. We will let poll responders know if we have enough people to form a cohort (20 people).

More information on Collaborative Facilitation and Group Process
You have participated in many meetings. You've observed that some are successful, decisions are made, and action items are delegated. Other meetings have seemed pointless. Still others go on and on with no decisions made. Worse are contentious meetings where bridges are burned. If you are ready to run successful meetings, consider participating in the Collaborative Facilitation and Group Process Tools Workshop. It is open to all UC ANR academic and staff employees, including Statewide Program volunteers.

Collaborations and group processes are complex, dynamic and unpredictable. Successful processes are based on shared understanding and learning, and work towards common goals. However, we know that this doesn't always happen. Then what?

Collaborative facilitation and group process tools support success, allowing everyone to feel heard and to contribute. Whether you have a lead facilitator role or are a group participant, join us in learning appropriate and applicable facilitation tools to use before, during and after your meetings.

Racial Understanding
From July 27-29, 2020, 20 members of the ANR community will engage in the “Coming Together for Racial Understanding” workshop. Participants will explore the power of language, their commitment to inclusion, understanding of past and present policies and practices of inequality and how to begin the work of dismantling racism and inequities within our UC ANR community.

UC ANR has committed to additional diversity, equity and inclusion activities including a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Collaborative Group, the Intercultural Development inventory (IDI) program, and some employees voluntarily participated in community forums such as the 21-Day Racial Challenge and others. These activities enable ANR employees to dig deeper and develop greater understanding of our unconscious biases, societal structures that exclude people, and provide transformative challenges in the quest of for strengthening inclusion at ANR – within and outside the organization.

Upcoming Webinars

eXtension Social Café - Extension Response & Resources for Extension Professionals Working Online
Thursday, April 30, 2020
10 a.m.-11 a.m.
Join Rose Hayden-Smith for an informal, drop-in conversations and questions about the effective use of social media and communications in Extension work. It will open with a 5-15 minute “tutorial” of a tool or feature on commonly used social platforms, or a brief showcase of a Cooperative Extension employee who is using digital communications in innovative and effective ways. The remainder of the time will be devoted to sharing, discussion and Q&A. See more events on the eXtension Social Café Calendar.

Juntos – A College Preparation Program
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
1 p.m.-2 p.m.
In this webinar, Jose Campos will share the Juntos Program, a college preparation course being offered in multiple counties in California primarily to Latinx youth. Jose will provide an overview and host a discussion how other counties could possibly replicate this program. Zoom access: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428 | +1 669 900 6833 | Webinar ID: 751 701 428

Video Production discussion and next steps
May 12, 2020
10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

  • Q&A with participants about video editing. What was difficult? What went well?
  • Sharing and review of examples
  • More information coming!

https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428 | +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656 | Webinar ID: 751 701 428

Creating & Conducting Engaging Webinars
Register here.
Wednesday, May 13
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

In this webinar, hosted by eXtension Foundation staff Mark Locklear, Molly Immendorf and Aaron Weibe, you'll learn how to:

  • Plan a webinar by answering a few key questions about audience and objectives;
  • Anticipate and troubleshoot technology issues (including security);
  • Optimize Zoom features to meet your learning objectives;
  • Structure a meaningful online experience that meets participants needs; and
  • Use a range of tools and strategies to keep participants engaged (polls, surveys, chat, etc.). 

Register here: https://extension.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_df8Hf5cxRTKoy4IErsV5hA

How to Host Engaging Webinars: Advanced Topics
May 18, 2020
Time TBD
Registration: Coming

In this webinar, hosted by eXtension Foundation staff Mark Locklear, Molly Immendorf and Aaron Weibe, you'll learn how to use:

  • More advanced Zoom features (e.g., rooms, settings);
  • Zoom recordings on other platforms (YouTube, Facebook Live, Google Drive);
  • Archived chat to create educational content for other platforms; and
  • Webinars as Learning Circles for more focused and engaged small group work.

Registration coming soon.

Disability Management
May 21, 2020
Noon-12:30 p.m.
Join David Ritz, Disability Management Director at UC ANR. Learn about your role as a supervisor and the policies you need to know. Zoom access: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428 | 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656| Web ID: 751 701 428

Award Process
Wednesday May 27, 2020
9:30-10:30 am
Once a sponsor elects to fund a proposal, the review, negotiation and award acceptance process begins. This webinar walks you through what is happening in the Office of Contracts and Grants, and what to do when the accepted agreement arrives in your office. https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428 | +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656 | Webinar ID: 751 701 428

Everyone can learn something new. 

ANR Learning & Development
Find webinar announcements and recordings here.
Office: 530.750.1239
jlazulai@ucanr.edu

Posted on Monday, April 27, 2020 at 6:18 PM

Learning & Development: Working online, racial understanding, Connect Extension, Big Dig Day and more


Find ANR webinar announcements and archived recordings here.

Call for WebANR

Do you have a WebANR Cafe Thursday topic and presenter to recommend for our Third Thursday Cafe' WebANRs? Or do you have a topic that you would like to present? WebANR topics are based on the areas of Extension Delivery, Building Support, and Office & Team Management. Our targeted audience members are ANR advisors, community educators and others. Your feedback will be reviewed by leadership and we will let you know at a future date if added to the WebANR planning process. Please share your recommendations here.

IGIS expands online office hours

Informatics and GIS is expanding its online office hours from 1 hour a week to 4 hours. The IGIS  team offers advice for a range of technical and data analysis topics. They are also introducing consultations on statistical programming language R. For details, see the announcement on their blog.

Extension Response to COVID-19 & Resources for Extension Professionals Working Online

The purpose of this website is to provide a means through which Extension educators and administrators can share with their Cooperative Extension colleagues various resources and guides about teaching and working virtually, and provide a listing of current institutional responses to COVID-19. The current list of resources is just a beginning; it needs your additional contributions and expertise. As indicated by the note just below the search box on the right, you are encouraged to share other resources with us by sending an email to contact-us@extension.org.

Registration or SAVE THE DATES:
Coming Together for Racial Understanding Workshop

This workshop is scheduled to take place TBD in July 2020.
Apply to attend by April 3, 2020.

Here is an opportunity to engage in democratic dialogues that address racism and inequities and learn how to engage your community in those dialogues. This workshop is not meant to be an end to your thoughts and feelings about historical or present-day racism and inequities nor is it meant to be a single experience of addressing internalized, interpersonal, institutional, structural and systematic racism and inequities. Rather, the workshop aims to serve as part of your process in addressing the power of language, our commitment to inclusion, our understanding of past and present policies and practices of inequality and how to begin the work of dismantling racism and inequities within UC ANR and within our communities. The workshop will be capped at 20 people.

Connect Extension:
A Hub For Learning, Professional Development and Collaboration
Register here for your free account.

The eXtension Foundation is pleased to announce a new platform for all Cooperative Extension professionals, Connect Extension. Connect Extension provides an interactive social space designed for this specific community of educators and professionals.

All Cooperative Extension professionals can access our national calendar to share webinars and events systemwide and with the public. eXtension members can access their member benefits in Connect Extension made possible through our Impact Collaborative program. Register here for your free account.

eXtension Social Café
Every Thursday from March 26 - April 30
10 a.m.–11 a.m. 

Available to all Cooperative Extension professionals

The eXtension Social Café will provide a weekly opportunity for informal, drop-in conversations and questions about the effective use of social media and communications in Extension work. Each Social Café will open with a 5-15 minute “tutorial” of a tool or feature on commonly used social platforms, or a brief showcase of a Cooperative Extension employee who is using digital communications in innovative and effective ways. The remainder of the time will be devoted to sharing, discussion and Q&A. Hosted by Rose Hayden-Smith, Ph.D., Technology in Extension Education Fellow and UC ANR advisor emeritus. To participate, please create your Connect Extension account. This event is listed on the main calendar.

April 2020 Virtual Impact Collaborative Summit
April 28 - 29
11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Where: Online
Who can attend? eXtension member institutions
Deadline to register: April 15, 2020 Register Here

As you know, COVID-19 has created challenges across Cooperative Extension and across the nation. As a result of a survey conducted across the system last week, eXtension is currently focused on serving Cooperative Extension in two primary areas in response to COVID-19:

1. Providing resources, professional development, and learning opportunities around working virtually. Using our technology platforms and tools, we've launched a resource site at virtual.eXtension.org available to the entire Land-Grant University system with new content being added every day from all across Cooperative Extension. Additionally, we have launched a new platform, Connect Extension, available to the entire system. Within the platform, eXtension members have exclusive access to professional development, learning opportunities, and opportunities for collaboration.

2. Co-creating solutions for delivering Extension programs virtually.

Our network of key informants from in and out of Cooperative Extension will be ready to help accelerate finding solutions to the challenges of delivering Extension programs virtually.

April ANR Webinars

SiteBuilder 201: Functionality, Navigation, and Basic Web Design
Monday, April 6, 2020
11 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Join Ricky Satomi for an informal webinar on SiteBuilder. He will be using examples from the ANR Forestry web pages. Topics likely to be covered: Page hierarchy, asset management, page Management, calendar sharing, color wheel use, content management, adding a table, permalink set-up website readability Zoom access: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428 | 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656| Web ID: 751 701 428

Shooting videos with your iPhone
April 8, 2020
11:30 a.m.-noon

Ricardo Vela will lead us in this presentation where we will learn about basic composition, and lighting and best practices on how to use the iPhone as a video recording device. Zoom access: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428 | 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656| Web ID: 751 701 428

Big Dig Day: How To Get The Most Out Of Your Campaign
April 14, 2020
11 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

#DigDeep and learn how to use the campaign materials to create a successful 24 hour social media fundraising campaign to support your program! Presentation host is Emily Delk. Zoom access: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428 | 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656| Web ID: 751 701 428

Budget Basics and Calculator
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Noon - 12:30 p.m.

Learn how to develop a proposal budget. Topics covered include: cost components that make up a budget, applicable cost principles, budgeting techniques and practices, calculating F&A costs, and budgeting tools and resources.
https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428 | +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656 | Webinar ID: 751 701 428

Finding Happiness
April 20, 2020
10:00-10:45 a.m.

Join Surendra Dara in how to find happiness inside and around us. Zoom access: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428 | 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656| Web ID: 751 701 428

Cost Sharing
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Cost sharing or matching funds is the portion of project expenses provided by UC and not paid by the sponsoring agency. Tune in to learn more about when its acceptable to commit cost share on a proposal, required approvals, and tracking cost share after the award has been made. With Kathy Nolan, ANR Office of Contracts and Grants Zoom access: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428 | +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656 | Webinar ID: 751 701 428

Zoom Training
Find live Zoom training and tutorials

3 Keys to Culture Continuity in the Workplace during COVID-19 TerryBerry

Does it feel like the world is changing every hour? More than ever, we are looking for hope, reassurance and as much stability as possible. 

As we all adjust to this uncertain environment, focusing on communication, community and commitment will help us get through it together, and be stronger on the other side.

Check out Terryberry's blog post to

  • Maintain your workplace community
  • Demonstrate commitment to your people
  • Keep the lines of communication open

Let's all focus on communication, community and commitment to help us get through it together, and be more connected the other side.

Maximize Efficiency and Productivity of Remote Work (LinkedIn Learning)
New to working from home? These courses provide work/life hacks that can help you create a productive remote work environment, optimize your schedule for peak productivity (including meaningful breaks to help you avoid burnout), and show up the way you want to on video conference calls: 

  1. Working Remotely – 1 hr
  2. Time Management: Working From Home – 1 hr 25 min
  3. Productivity Tips: Finding Your Productive Mindset – 59 min
  4. Executive Presence on Video Conference Calls –  34 min

 

Everyone can learn something new.


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