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Home | Upcoming Webinars & Recordings

Check below for upcoming opportunities and other resources. 

Extension Methods & Delivery
Building Support
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Office, Team and Personal Management

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EXTENSION METHODS & DELIVERY
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National Urban Extension Conference (Rutgers University Cooperative Extension)
May 23-26
Camden, New Jersey

Visit Conference website here.
The 2022 National Urban Extension Conference will be held on May 23-26, 2022, in Camden, New Jersey – part of the Camden-Philadelphia metro area! 

This event provides an opportunity for Extension professionals and applied researchers to share research and innovative educational strategies that address the needs of urban, suburban, and peri-urban populations as well as urban-rural interdependencies.

Extension Skills (Extension Foundation)
May 12, 2022
11 a.m.-noon Pacific Time

Click here to read more and register.
Each second Thursday of the month, the Impact Collaborative's Extension Skills series will provide an opportunity for Cooperative Extension professionals to build capacity with tools, processes and tech skills training. Each month, we will update the information below for the Extension Skills Session for the month.

Dynamic Discussions (Extension Foundation)
May 26, 2022
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Pacific Time

Click here to read more and register.
Each fourth Thursday of the month, the Impact Collaborative will host professionals from across Cooperative Extension and beyond to address hot topics of interest to Cooperative Extension. Each month, we will update the information for the Dynamic Discussion for the month! For new ANR employees, get your free account here: extension.org/members.

Program Center Stage (Extension Foundation)
May 23, 2022
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Pacific Time

Click here for more information and to register.
The Program Center Stage will highlight programs from across the system including current and past New Technologies from Ag Extension projects, Impact Collaborative projects, National programs like EXCITE, and more on the fourth Mondays of each month at 11 a.m. Pacific time.

Converting from Face-to-Face to Digital Learning (LinkedIn Learning)

Click here to access course.
Digital learning removes many of the barriers associated with in-person training, allowing professionals to tune in whenever and wherever they want. And as the world of work becomes increasingly more digital, it's essential that your content adapt to the times. In this course, learn how to transform a traditional face-to-face training into an impactful digital learning experience. Instructor Daniel Brigham delves into the different types of digital learning — from virtual instructor-led training to traditional elearning — and shares tips and tools for developing in each format.

Request your LinkedIn Learning account by contacting ANR IT at help@ucanr.edu.

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BUILDING SUPPORT

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Budget Basics and Calculator
May 25, 2022
9:30-10:30 a.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. Presenter is Kendra Rose.

Zoom webinar: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT0
Password: 4Learning | +1 669 900 6833 | Webinar ID: 751 701 428

Award Process
June 22, 2022
9:30 -10:30 a.m.

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. Presenters are Kim Lamar and Heidi Von Geldern.

Zoom webinar: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT0
Password: 4Learning | +1 669 900 6833 | Webinar ID: 751 701 428

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DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION

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Becoming an inclusive leader: Six key skills for thriving in a diverse world (UC Davis, Virtual)
Click here to read about this series.

Empowering leaders to lead an increasingly diverse workforce (UC Davis, Virtual)
Click here to read more and register.

Diversity — of locations, customers, ideas and talent — is an omnipresent part of today's work environment. When leaders have clarity about what it means to be highly inclusive, they're positioned for success.

Join the Organizational Excellence team in this interactive, research-based monthly series that prepares leaders to develop inclusive workplaces where everyone feels valued and respected.

Commitment - Because Staying the Course is Hard (UC Davis, Virtual)
May 5, 2022
1:30-3 p.m.

Click here to read more and register.
In this session, we will explore how aligning your personal values with the business need for diversity and inclusion is the foundation of being an inclusive leader. You will gain understanding for how your values support inclusivity and increase your commitment to this work.

Courage - Because Talking About Imperfections Involves Personal Risk-Taking (UC Davis, Virtual)
June 9, 2022
9:30 -11 a.m.
Click here to read more and register.

Inclusive leaders speak up with bravery to challenge the status quo and demonstrate humility about their strengths and weaknesses.

In this session, you will identify where and how you can use courage to challenge entrenched attitudes while acknowledging your own personal limitations and mistakes.

Cognizance - Because Bias is the Leader's Achilles Heel (UC Davis, Virtual)
June 14, 2022
10-11:30 a.m.

Click here to read more and register.
Inclusive leaders are aware of both their own biases and blind spots in the organization.

This session will provide insights onto regulating our own biases, as well as enacting processes and structures to mitigate organizational bias.

Click here to learn about more sessions in this series.

Perspectives: Culturally Responsive Place-based Education Series (Michigan State)
May 5, 2022
3:30–5:30 p.m. Pacific Time

Click here to learn more and to register.
The Michigan State University Extension Tollgate Farm and Education Center is hosting a virtual professional development panel discussion series for formal and nonformal educators about learning to better incorporate the perspectives of those with whom we work in schools and educational programs. Moderators and panelists from each community provide a chance for educators to deepen their teaching practice in a safe online space for open conversation and community. SCHECHs are available for teachers. Perspectives: Culturally Responsive Place-Based Education began Nov. 4, 2021, with a session on indigenous perspectives and experiences of maple sugaring especially as they connect to schools and place-based education centers.

Making the Unconscious Conscious: Understanding and mitigating bias (UC Learning Center Virtual Instructor-led)
May 26, 2022 
9 a.m.–noon

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 wait list if the class is full.

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OFFICE, TEAM, & PERSONAL MANAGEMENT

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2022 UC ANR Programmatic Orientations
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Virtual Orientation (register)
May 10, 2022
9 -11 a.m.

In-Person Tour and Meeting (register)
May 17-18, 2022
UC ANR Building

Plan to join ANR Leadership for the Programmatic Orientation to discuss the mission of UC ANR and our varied roles in California and the University, as well as see examples of successful research and outreach programs.

Disability Management Essential for Supervisors
May 19, 2022
Noon-12:30 PM

This course is designed to provide supervisors and managers with an understanding of the relevant federal and state law as well as UC policy as they relate to working with employees with disabilities. The course will discuss and demonstrate the Interactive Process and how the Interactive Process leads to reasonable accommodation. Presented by David Ritz, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor.

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

Leading Through Stressful Times (Connect Extension)
June 8, July 6, Aug. 10
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Pacific Time

Click to read more and register.
Join this summer series for conversations with special guests to get wisdom on turning volatility into vision, uncertainty into understanding, complexity into clarity and ambiguity into agility. Series led by Karl Bradley, Extension Foundation Leadership Development Specialist.

New (or old) to supervision? Tips from colleagues on being a good supervisor
June 16, 2022
Noon-12:30 p.m.

Be you an experienced supervisor or new, come and share and learn practical tips from your colleagues about what makes and how to be a good supervisor. Who should come?Be you a leader, a manager or simply someone who oversees (or wants to oversee) others, come and learn. Presented by Mark Bell.

Zoom Meeting: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/5307501239?pwd=WDI3U2g5cXRvWUhVUlY3MitJWkVVUT09 | Meeting ID: 530 750 1239 Phone +1 669 900 6833 US | Password: 4Collab

Crucial Conversations for Mastering Dialogue (Connect Extension) 
Win a Seat! *
July 25, 2022 - July 29, 2022
11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Pacific Time
Cost $450.00

Click here to read more.
Backed by 30 years of social science, Crucial Conversations for Mastering Dialogue represents the standard in effective communication and the marker of high-performance individuals & organizations. The course teaches nine powerful skills for working through disagreement to achieve better results.

A limited number of seats are available for this course. Each session can have up to 30 individuals participate. Each member institution can send ONE individual at no cost to one of the two sessions available. Registrants will be asked to provide a special discount code provided by their Extension Director or Administrator valid for one individual per member institution on the registration form. If additional individuals wish to participate, please contact impact@extension.org to check if space is available. A $450 invoice will be sent to additional registrants. Registration will close when the sessions are full.

*ANR has received one complimentary seat from Connect Extension! Please fill in this survey by May 10, 2022 - to enter a raffle for this free seat (applicants did not already take the Crucial Conversations course). The winning name will be picked out of a hat, literally! We will also select two alternates to give people time to ask their supervisor for approval and also, in case of last-minute changes.

Work-Life Skills for the New World of Work UC Davis, Virtual Instructor-led)

The WorkLife Program offers presentations to assist people in minimizing work-life conflict and optimizing their work-life harmony. Look for annual topical series or schedule a WorkLife presentation specifically for your team. (see below).

Stress Management in the New World of Work (part of the Work-life skills series, UC Davis, Virtual)
Tuesday, May 17, 12-1 p.m.

Click here to read more and register.
From the time of our very first breath until our last, the majority of individuals will experience various stressful situations and changes. As we go through times of change and high anxiety that might be taking place in our everyday work-life or in the world, we can explore and implement various ways for managing stress and enhancing our well-being. Join us for a discussion on strategies around recognizing stress, decreasing anxiety, and exercising self-care & self-compassion while navigating challenges, stressors, and experiences. The discussion will focus on:

  • What stress is
  • Causes & symptoms of stress
  • Stress management and self-care practices
  • Grounding exercise

This presentation will provide mindfulness tools and coping skills for stress management and increasing well-being in the New World of Work and Life.

Organizational Excellence: How to Navigate Change (part of the Work-life skills series, UC Davis, Virtual)
June 7, 2022
12-1 p.m.

Click here to read more and register.
“The only constant is change.” Yes, we know. That doesn't make it always easy or pleasant! The last two years have brought fast, interconnected changes that we were not expecting. Undoubtedly, there are more changes to come. How can we use what energy we have left in the best possible way, and continue moving forward? In this presentation we will:

  • Examine the process every individual goes through during change.
  • Discuss what you might notice in yourself and others at different points during change
  • Develop actions, skills and ways of thinking to navigate changes
  • Integrate individualized plans to thrive through change

When we consider our individual process and needs, we are prepared to take actions to not only survive change, but to thrive during change.

How to Advocate for Yourself at Work (recording) (April 26, 2022)

Accomplishing More with Less (UC Davis Virtual Instructor-Led Training)
June 21, 2022
8:30 a.m.-noon

Click to read more and to register.
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 email, electronic documents, papers, and most importantly being invigorated and re-energized in the workplace and elsewhere.

Improving Your Listening (LinkedIn Learning)

Click here to access course.
Just as public speaking is a skill that you can hone through practice, good listeners aren't in possession of a special, unattainable gift — careful listening is a skill that you can learn. In this course, join career expert Dorie Clark as she helps uncover why it's hard to listen well, and how to develop the mindset of a good listener.

To request your LinkedIn Learning account contact ANR IT at help@ucanr.edu.

Writing Emails People Want to Read (LinkedIn Learning)

Click here to access course.
In this course, instructor Sam Bennett shows you how to write great emails that'll leave a positive impression. First, Sam explains that being both personal and direct contributes to a high return on investment, no matter who your recipient is. She goes over how to use the basic types of emails: inquiry, transactional or informational, and marketing. She steps you through how to write engaging yet clear emails that grab your client's attention and keep it.

To request your LinkedIn Learning account contact ANR IT at help@ucanr.edu.

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L&D - Extension skills, food security, ANR Giving, avoiding hiring bias, conflict competence, time management

 

 

 

 

 

 


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ANR Learning & Development
Home | Webinar Recordings

Check below for upcoming opportunities and other resources. 

Extension Methods & Delivery
Building Support
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Office, Team and Personal Management

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Extension Methods and Delivery

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Innovation Skill-Building Experience - Session #3 (Extension Foundation)
April 5 and 12, 2022
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Pacific Time

This four-part series welcomes teams to incubate and tease out innovation in project and program development. With the help of trained impact facilitators, your team will learn 17 unique and exciting approaches to infusing new thinking into your offerings for maximum impact! Prerequisites:


Innovation Facilitator Training Session #3
(Extension Foundation)
April 6 and 13, 2022
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Pacific Time

Click here to read more and register.
The perfect companion to the Innovation Skill-Building Experience, individuals attend this training alongside each session to transform the curriculum into facilitation and coaching skills. We can't wait to see what you bring to the nationwide Impact Facilitator network!

Extension Skills (Extension Foundation)
April 14, 2022
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Pacific Time

Click here to read more and register.
Each second Thursday of the month, the Impact Collaborative's Extension Skills series will provide an opportunity for Cooperative Extension professionals to build capacity with tools, processes, and tech skills training. Each month, we will update the information below for the Extension Skills Session for the month.

Dynamic Discussions (Extension Foundation)
April 21, 2022
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Pacific Time

Click here to read more and register.
Each fourth Thursday of the month, the Impact Collaborative will host professionals from across Cooperative Extension and beyond to address hot topics of interest to Cooperative Extension. Each month, we will update the information for the Dynamic Discussion for the month! This series is available to Extension Foundation Members Only. Find out if you're an Extension Foundation member at extension.org/members.

Program Center Stage (Extension Foundation)
April 25, 2022
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Pacific Time

Click here for more information and to register.
The Program Center Stage will highlight programs from across the system including current and past New Technologies from Ag Extension projects, Impact Collaborative projects, National programs like EXCITE, and more on the 4th Mondays of each month at 11 a.m. Pacific time. We will update the information below for which program we will be putting center stage each month!

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Building Support
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25 Years of Food Security Measurement: Extramural Research Grants Conference (USDA's Economic Research Service, Tufts University, and University of Missouri)
April 4, 2022
7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Pacific Time

Click here to register. (Free)
To mark the 25th anniversary of U.S. household food security measurement, USDA's Economic Research Service funded a suite of competitive grants on food security measurement methods, data and future research needs. Research papers resulting from funded projects will be presented at the Twenty-Five Years of Food Security Measurement: Extramural Research Grants Conference. The conference will be held as an webinar and a draft agenda with topics and speakers is available. Selection and coordination of the research projects and the conference is managed through a collaboration between Tufts University and the University of Missouri.

Grant Essentials Summit (UC ANR)
April 4-5, 2022
8 a.m.–1 p.m.

Click here to register.
The Grant Essentials Summit will offer sessions focused on the essentials of successfully securing grant funding -- learning best practices in grantsmanship, understanding funding agencies, articulating your project plans, building partnerships and collaborative teams, and establishing relationships with agency program officers. Examples will be drawn especially from USDA and NSF, but we will also explore other funders. Participants will engage in a number of interactive exercises and discussions, including strategies for developing competitive proposals and a mock grant review panel. View tentative agenda here.

Join us virtually during the mornings of April 4-5 for two half-days of programming in support of your upcoming grant application plans. Academic participation will be prioritized. Space is limited.

We look forward to engaging with you and offering robust, high-quality programming with interactive training experiences.

UC ANR Giving Day: Creating A More Inclusive Brand for Big Dig Day (UC ANR)
April 14, 2022
Noon-1 p.m.

The big reveal…Big Dig Day is now called UC ANR Giving Day! The excitement of our 24-hour online giving campaign remains the same but with a new brand story that is more inclusive of all ANR programs.

Join Emily Delk, director of Annual Giving, to learn about updates to the campaign format for UC ANR Giving Day (May 19-20) that will make it simpler and more fun to raise money for your programs. You will learn how to plan your campaign — including timelines, promotional tools and incentives to boost giving!

Zoom: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/99754932338 | Meeting ID: 997 5493 2338
One tap mobile 669-900-6833, 99754932338#

What if? Big Gifts Follow Big Dreams (UC ANR)
April 21, 2022
Noon-12:30 p.m.

National 4-H recently received a $50 million unrestricted gift from philanthropist Mackenzie Scott. A gift of this scale presents a seismic opportunity for growth, impact, and transformation. What if your program were to receive a similar windfall gift with no strings attached . . . what change could it create? Let's talk about how to dream big and develop a vision that will inspire and motivate. Join Development Services for some tips on how to get the conversation started with your teams and your valued stakeholders. Big gifts do in fact follow big dreams.

Zoom meeting: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/5307501239?pwd=WDI3U2g5cXRvWUhVUlY3MitJWkVVUT09
Meeting ID: 530 750 1239 Phone +1 669 900 6833 US | Password: 4Collab

Proposal Development and Proposal Process (UC ANR)
April 27, 2022
9:30-10:30 a.m.

Learn about the steps involved in the proposal submissions 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 Office of Contracts and Grants for review, and submission to the sponsor. Presenters are Vanity Campbell and Kendra Rose.

Zoom webinar: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT0
Password: 4Learning | +1 669 900 6833 | Webinar ID: 751 701 428

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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Diversity Awareness for New Supervisors and Leads (UC Davis in-person)
April 6, 2022
1-4:30 p.m.

or

June 21, 2022
8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Click here to read more and register. Hamilton Room, Heitman Staff Learning Center.
Supervisors and leads at UC Davis [and all UC locations] contribute to a culture that values diversity. Course discussions will focus on ways to integrate the UC Davis Principles of Community into your workplace. This session includes an exploration of how the pandemic has impacted this area of DEI. Topics include:

  • Developing personal and organizational cultural competence
  • Implementing practical strategies that promote inclusion and respect

Perspectives: Culturally Responsive Place-based Education Series (Michigan State)
April 7, 2022
May 5, 2022
3:30–5:30 p.m. Pacific Time

Click here to learn more and to register.
The Michigan State University Extension Tollgate Farm and Education Center is hosting a virtual professional development panel discussion series for formal and non-formal educators about learning to better incorporate the perspectives of those with whom we work in schools and educational programs. Moderators and panelists from each community provide a chance for educators to deepen their teaching practice in a safe online space for open conversation and community. SCHECHs are available for teachers. Perspectives: Culturally Responsive Place-Based Education began Nov. 4, 2021, with a session on indigenous perspectives and experiences of maple sugaring especially as they connect to schools and place-based education centers.

Avoiding Bias in the Hiring Process (Virtual Instructor-Led Training UC Learning Center)
April 20, 2022
9 a.m.–12 noon

Click here to read more and register. (If class is full, you can add yourself to the waitlist)
Building an environment that doesn't just tolerate, but values diversity requires the active participation of everyone in the organization.

Participants in this course will gain practical information about developing personal and organizational cultural competence that can be applied at work, at home or in community organizations.

This session explores the power of impressions and its potential influence in the evaluation of job applicants. Using reflection exercises, participants will explore the relationship between impressions and bias and introduce learners to key research involving biases in hiring. Participants will leave the session having greater awareness and understanding of bias theory (coupled with case studies) and strategies in mitigating bias in the hiring process. This session includes an exploration of how the pandemic has impacted this area of DEI.

Making the Unconscious Conscious: Understanding and Mitigating Bias (UC Learning Center Virtual Instructor-led)
May 26, 2022 
9 a.m.–12 p.m.

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 wait list if the class is full.

How Culture Impacts Communication (UC Learning Center eCourse)

Click here to register.
Communication is always a challenge, and when diverse cultures interact, good communication can be even more challenging. In this course, you'll learn about the importance of achieving a proper mindset for cross-cultural communication. You'll explore aspects of cultures that affect how people communicate across cultural boundaries. You'll learn also considerations for speaking and writing in cross-cultural environments.


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Office, Team, and Personal Management
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Accomplishing More with Less (UC Davis Virtual Instructor-Led Training)
April 5, 2022

June 21, 2022

8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Click to read more and to register.
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 email, electronic documents, papers, and most importantly being invigorated and re-energized in the workplace and elsewhere.

Work-Life Skills for the New World of Work - Starting April 5 (UC Davis, Virtual Instructor-led)

Click here to read more and register.
The WorkLife Program offers presentations to assist people in minimizing work-life conflict and optimizing their work-life harmony. Look for annual topical series or schedule a WorkLife presentation specifically for your team.

  • Tuesday, April 5, 12-1 p.m. Sandy Batchelor, WorkLife: Work-Life Skills for the New World of Work
  • Dana Hinojosa, Ombuds Office: How to Advocate for Yourself in the New World of Work
    • Tuesday, April 26, 12-1 p.m.
  • Marina Podoreanu, ASAP, Stress Management in the New World of Work
    • Tuesday, May 17, 12-1 p.m.
  • Vicky Tibbs, Organizational Excellence: How to Navigate Change
    • Tuesday, June 7, 12-1 p.m.

Conflict Competence: Getting to the Root of Group Conflict (UC Davis, Virtual Instructor-led)
April 7, 2022
12-1 p.m.
Virtual Instructor-Led Training

Click here to read more and register.
In this course for leaders of groups or teams, you'll learn a structured approach to identify and address root causes of group conflict. Discover how to apply the Goals, Roles, Processes and Interpersonal Relationships team development model to reveal both hidden sources of conflict and valuable opportunities to effectively prevent and manage conflict.

Save the date: Crucial Conversations for Mastering Dialogue (Extension Foundation)
May 2 - 6, 2022 OR July 25-29, 2022
11 a.m.–1 p.m. Pacific Time

Click here to read more. Registration is not yet opened.
Backed by 30 years of social science, Crucial Conversations for Mastering Dialogue represents the standard in effective communication and the marker of high-performance individuals and organizations. The course teaches 9 powerful skills for working through disagreement to achieve better results. Course will be led by Karl Bradley.

Outlook 2016: Level 2 (UC Davis, Virtual Instructor-Led)
April 7, 2022
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Click here to read more and register.
Participants will learn some of the advanced features of Microsoft Outlook including how to organize and customize the Outlook environment as well as learn how to integrate Outlook with other Microsoft Office programs.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Organize e-mail messages and set e-mail options
  • Use the Outlook journal
  • Set e-mail rules
  • Import items into Outlook
  • Export items from Outlook
  • Use the Outlook Mail Merge feature

Conflict Competence: Getting to the Root of Group Conflict (UC Davis, Virtual Instructor-Led Training)
April 7, 2022
12-1 p.m.

Click to read more and register.
Group conflict can be difficult to manage and have costly consequences. It can significantly impact productivity and work quality and even destroy teams. While conflict is often attributed to interpersonal dynamics or "people problems," conflicts are commonly symptoms of other solvable issues. In this course for leaders of groups or teams, you'll learn a structured approach to identify and address root causes of group conflict. Discover how to apply the Goals, Roles, Processes and Interpersonal Relationships team development model to reveal both hidden sources of conflict and valuable opportunities to effectively prevent and manage conflict.

New Employee Administrative Orientation (UC ANR Virtual Instructor-led)
Tuesday-Wednesday, April 12-13, 2022
9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Click here to register.
Goals are to provide opportunities to:

  • Meet colleagues
  • Learn about the ANR's vision and mission.
  • Learn about ANR structure.

Who Should Attend: All UC ANR Employees (academics, staff and affiliated staff on campuses, counties and RECs) who have not participated in an administrative orientation in the past. Priority will be given to those hired by ANR within the past year.

If you have questions or would like further information, feel free to email ANR Program Support  or call (530)-750-1361.

Copyrights at UC Davis (Relates to UC ANR research; UC ANR Virtual Instructor-Led)

April 14, 2022
8:30 a.m.–12 p.m.

Click here to read more and register.
This workshop will provide an overview of the U.S. copyright law and its implications for research, publishing and teaching at UC Davis (and UC ANR). The instructors will provide the basics of copyright protection with focus on an academic setting. They will talk about limitations to the copyright law such as fair use, best practice to obtain permissions to use copyrighted material, and the procedure to register copyrights for works created at UC Davis. Other forms of intellectual property protection, such as patents and trademarks, will also be discussed.

Eating for Planetary Health and Human Health (Rutgers Virtual Instructor-Led)
April 20, 2022
11 a.m.-12 p.m. Pacific Time

Click here to register.
Join Sara Elnakib, Ph.D., MPH, RDN on Wednesday, April 20, at 2 p.m. as she discusses Eating for Planetary Health and Human Health. How does what we choose to eat, how we prepare it and what we do to dispose it can have significant impacts both on our health and planetary health. This presentation will discuss the climate impacts of our food choices and what we can do to support healthy eating with smaller climate impacts.

2022 UC ANR Programmatic Orientation (ANR Virtual Instructor-Led)
May 10, 2022
9 -11 a.m.
Zoom meeting

Click here to register. An in-person orientation and tour may be planned for later in 2022. 
Plan to join ANR Leadership for the Programmatic Orientation to discuss the mission of UC ANR and our varied roles in California and the University, as well as see examples of successful research and outreach programs. Take this opportunity to engage in discussions with colleagues about the resources and opportunities available through ANR as a division.

Coping with Difficult People (UC Davis Virtual Instructor-Led)
May 18, 2022
1-4 p.m.

Click here to read more and register.
Do you recognize some of these types of people: hostile/angry, pushy, manipulative, self-centered, silent, passive-aggressive, complaining, defensive?

In this course you will learn:

  • why difficult people are the way they are    
  • how to move from "reacting" to "responding"         
  • practical techniques for making your dealings more effective
  • 12 considerations in working with difficult people        
  • three stages of conflict management

Save the Date: Disability Management Essential for Supervisors
May 19, 2022
Noon-12:30 p.m.

This course is designed to provide supervisors and managers with an understanding of the relevant federal and state law as well as UC policy as they relate to working with employees with disabilities. The course will discuss and demonstrate the Interactive Process and how the Interactive Process leads to reasonable accommodation. Presented by David Ritz, vocational rehabilitation counselor.

Zoom details to come.

Next Opportunity at Work Conference (UC Berkeley virtual instructor-led)
Thursday, June 9, 2022
8:30 a.m.– 5 p.m. with numerous pre- and post-conference activities, workshops and coaching sessions happening the entire week, June 6-10.

Click here to read more.
UC Berkeley People & Culture is thrilled to announce the 10th annual Next Opportunity at Work (NOW) conference for staff career development will be held virtually on June 9, 2022. The NOW Conference is an all-day event designed to support UC staff with career and professional development.

UC Berkeley has 300 seats available for non-UCB UC staff. If you would like to purchase your ticket(s), you can use this external UC registration link.(link is external) Note: the Early Bird registration rate of $99 is available now through April 6, when the regular rate of $119 will begin.

ANR Learning & Development will reimburse a limited number of seats. Therefore, if you pay for the conference, please feel free to apply for a $99 reimbursement in this survey. Decisions about reimbursements will be sent in early May so recipients can recharge L&D before mid-June.

Learning Excel: Data Analysis (LinkedIn Learning)

Click here for course link.
Microsoft Excel is an important tool for data analysis. It helps companies accurately assess situations and make better business decisions. This course helps you unlock the power of your organization's data using the data analysis and visualization tools built into Excel. Author Curt Frye starts with the foundational concepts, including basic calculations such as mean, median and standard deviation, and introduces the central limit theorem. Frye then shows how to visualize data, relationships and future results with Excel's histograms, graphs and charts. He also covers testing hypotheses, modeling different data distributions and calculating the covariance and correlation between data sets.

To request your LinkedIn Learning account, email ANR IT at help@ucanr.edu.

Time Management Fundamentals (LinkedIn Learning)

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What would you do if you had an extra 10 hours per week? Sounds impossible? In this course, productivity expert Dave Crenshaw shows you how to get more done in the shortest time possible and give you more of that precious free time. The course lays out the theoretical and practical foundations for being more productive and explains the obstacles that can get in the way. It then gives practical strategies for increasing productivity in three main areas: How to develop habits to be more organized and reduce the clutter in your workspace; how to stay mentally on task and eliminate the to-dos you have floating in your head; and how to develop a time budget to get the most done during your workday and focus on your most valuable activities.

To request your LinkedIn Learning account, email ANR IT at help@ucanr.edu.

Using Humor in Training to Engage Your Audience (LinkedIn Learning)

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Laughter is the best medicine, but it also is one of the best ways to learn. Humor can be a powerful tool in getting people's attention, explaining a concept, and helping them remember material longer. When done correctly, and used in the right amounts, humor can help you make your training more engaging and effective. Join Andrew Tarvin, best-selling author of Humor That Works, to learn how to use humor to get better results from your learning and development. Find out exactly why humor is so effective and how to employ it in judicious ways to grab attention, improve understanding and keep learners engaged with fun activities.

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New! Extension Skills – Second Thursdays (Extension Foundation – A Partner to Cooperative Extension)

Each second Thursday of the month, the Impact Collaborative's Extension Skills series will provide an opportunity for Cooperative Extension professionals to build capacity with tools, processes, and tech skills training. The first in this series is Virtual Engagement Sessions Tools & Tips:

Virtual Engagement Session Tools & Tips
March 10, 2022 (and April 14, May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11, Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 8, 2022) 
11 a.m.-12 p.m. Pacific Time  

Click here to read more and register. 
Join Victor Villegas and Molly Immendorf as they share their favorite tools and tips for creating and hosting engaging dynamic meetings and webinars. While Zoom will be the primary platform demonstrated, most of these tools and tips will translate to platforms like Teams, WebEX, and others. Some tools to be shared will include free or low-cost third-party tools. Be sure to bring your own tools and tips to share. Collectively, we'll create some ah-has and examples to try in this fun session. 

Innovation Skill-Building Experience & Innovation Facilitator Training (Extension FoundationStarts March 22 (and continues March 29, April 5, & 12 2022)
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time

Click here to read more and register.
Extension project and program teams – you have an opportunity to incubate and tease out innovation in your program or project development. With the help of the network of Innovation Facilitators, join in to test your project or program through our Innovation Skill-Building process to infuse new thinking into your offerings for maximum impact!

Join the Innovation Facilitator training whether you are participating in the Innovation Skill-Building Experience on a team or not to transform the curriculum into facilitation and coaching skills and get hands on experience with new tools and resources that you can utilize to support Extension teams locally.  

Pursuing fame and fortune (or some grants and new partners) with Strategic Communications (Extension Foundation)
March 17, 2022 
Noon-12:30 p.m. 
 
Learn how publicizing your work can help you reach and engage online audiences as well as attract new funding, partners and participants. Strat Comm will present 3 case studies as examples.

Zoom: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT09
Password: 4Learning

New! Dynamic Discussions (Fourth Thursday of Every Month - Extension Foundation) 
Each fourth Thursday of the month, the Impact Collaborative will host professionals from across Cooperative Extension and beyond to address Dynamic Discussions (Hot topics) of interest. Each month, we will update the information below for what the Dynamic Discussion for the month will be!

What the Climate Change Misinformation Campaign Can Teach Us about All Science Communication (Part of the Dynamic Discussion series)
March 24, 2022
11 a.m. – noon  

Click here to read more and register. - With CalNAT's Sarah Mae- Nelson! 
As Extension professionals, our job is to communicate science to the public. Yet, in the ever growing and ever-changing spaces of global media, successfully sharing science has become a monumental task. Agents of misinformation abound and it seems like there are always new—and worse—distortions of the science to be found. For the last 30 years, climate change communicators and communication scientists have been studying the misinformation campaigns, learning how and why they work, and developing means to successfully communicate climate topics in spite of them. What we have learned about climate communication is relevant to all science communication. This Dynamic Discussion will present the basic tenets of “information disorder” and begin the conversation on what Extension professionals can do to further science communication in their fields.

Program Center-Stage: Southern University Ag Center (JAGriculture) Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery
March 28, 2022
11 a.m. – Noon Pacific Time

Click here to read more and register.
The Southern JAGriculture (Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center, SUAREC) team prioritizes emergency preparedness and answering the calls of our community following an emergency. After the danger is controlled and the threat is managed, they provide programming and support to aid communities and Louisiana citizens in the Recovery phase. Using the historic 2016 Louisiana Flood as their conceptual lens, this webinar will focus on our individual efforts as second responders, SUAREC's response to help mitigate future losses, the role and linkage of Extension professional as second responders, and much more. Be prepared to leave with a Social Action charge!

 
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Cost Sharing/Matching 
March 23, 2022 
9:30-10:30 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 it is acceptable to commit cost share on a proposal, required approvals, and tracking cost share after the award has been made. Presenter is Kathleen Nolan. 

Zoom: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT0 
Password: 4Learning |?+1 669 900 6833 | Webinar ID: 751 701 428

In case you missed these:

Donor Stewardship: How to Show the Love - (video) Slide deck (PDF) - Emily Delk, Andrea Ambrose, Mary Ciricillo, Kelly Scott

Intro to Contracts & Grants and Grant Tracking System (video) - Kim Lamar, Kendra Rose

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WEDA – Excellence in Extension Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award

Nomination Deadline: Friday, March 11, 5pm Pacific Time? 
Click here to read more. 
 
Eligibility: 
Extension professional or team with Extension responsibility or appointment. (Administrators are not eligible) 

Criteria: 
The WEDA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Extension award was created to recognize Extension professionals in the Western Region who have demonstrated excellence in reaching diverse audiences, especially minority and/or traditionally underrepresented populations. The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award may be given annually to recognize up to a total of two programs which represent the work of an individual or multidisciplinary team within a single or multistate/territory setting. If warranted, at least one of the two awards will be given to a multistate/territory program. An Honorable Mention award(s) may be granted, if deemed warranted by the review committee. 

WEDA Excellence in Extension Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award Winner: Oregon State: “Juntos en Colaboración” - WEDA Excellence in Extension Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award winner  Click here to read more.

A Brief Overview of Afghan History and Culture - Webinar
March 24, 2022
4–5 p.m.

California has been and still is the home to the largest number of Afghan refugees in the country. During the recent wave of arrivals, about 5,200 new Afghan people immigrated to cities like Sacramento, Fresno and Los Angeles, in a traumatizing flight from their homeland  ANR academics and staff indicated they could benefit from an introduction to Afghan culture and history in order to work with our new neighbors in a culturally literate and responsive manner. 

Join us for this one-hour interview style discussion with guests Afzal Qayoumi, civil engineer/project manager and Shapoor Benawa, community engagement manager in Sacramento and volunteer with Starting Point, a nonprofit that helps refugee children transition to their new lives here.

Zoom: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/5307501239?pwd=WDI3U2g5cXRvWUhVUlY3MitJWkVVUT09 
Meeting ID: 530 750 1239 Phone +1 669 900 6833 US 
Password: 4Collab

Perspectives: Culturally Responsive Place-based Education Series 
Feb. 3, March 3, April 7, May 5, 3:30–5:30 p.m. Pacific Time 

Click here to learn more and to register. 
The Michigan State University Extension Tollgate Farm and Education Center is hosting a virtual professional development panel discussion series for formal and non-formal educators about learning to better incorporate the perspectives of those with whom we work in schools and educational programs. Moderators and panelists from each community provide a chance for educators to deepen their teaching practice in a safe online space for open conversation and community. SCHECHs are available for teachers.

Avoiding Bias in the Hiring Process 
(Virtual Instructor-Led Training UC Learning Center) 
April 20, 2022 
9 a.m.–noon

Click here to read more and register. (If class is full, you can add yourself to the wait list) 
Participants in this course will gain practical information about developing personal and organizational cultural competence that can be applied at work, at home or in community organizations. 

This session explores the power of impressions and its potential influence in the evaluation of job applicants. Using reflection exercises, participants will explore the relationship between impressions and bias and introduce learners to key research involving biases in hiring. Participants will leave the session having greater awareness and understanding of bias theory (coupled with case studies) and strategies in mitigating bias in the hiring process. This session includes an exploration of how the pandemic has impacted this area of DEI. 
 
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Coping with Difficult People (UC Davis Virtual)
May 18, 2022
1–4 p.m.

Click here to read more and register.
Do you recognize some of these types of people: hostile/angry, pushy, manipulative, self-centered, silent, passive-aggressive, complaining, defensive? 

In this course you will learn:

  • why difficult people are the way they are
  • how to move from "reacting" to "responding"
  • practical techniques for making your dealings more effective
  • twelve considerations in working with difficult people
  • three stages of conflict management

Python for Non-Programmers (LinkedIn Learning)

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Did you know that learning Python is one of the easiest ways to learn to code? It's true. And in this course you can avoid the jargon and make learning how to code a lot more fun. You don't have to be an expert technician, either. Join instructor Nick Walter and find out what you need to get started now.

In this course, Nick teaches the fundamentals of Python to you: a non-programmer, a user with little to no coding experience. Learn more about what Python is, and what it is and isn't used for. Explore how Python works with numbers and how you can interact with simple programs such as a simple number-guessing game.

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Visual Storytelling in Power Point (LinkedIn Learning)

Course link
Are you ready to take your PowerPoint presentations to the next level, but don't know where to begin? The cure for the common PowerPoint often seems more elusive than it is. Incorporating visual storytelling techniques into your slides can set you apart in a very big way. In this course, instructor Jole Simmons brings years of experience as a professional presentation designer to teach you how to make your presentation come alive with a good story.

To request your LinkedIn Learning account ask ANR IT at help@ucanr.edu.

Collaboration Software (UC Learning Center UCD eCourses)

GoogleApps: Google Drive (eCourse) 

GoogleApps uses Google Drive for central, cloud-based, accessible anywhere storage. This course covers the use of Google Drive as a central hub for GoogleApps, and how to use it for synchronizing offline files. 

GoogleApps: Gmail and Calendar (eCourse)

GoogleApps includes a comprehensive suite of business communication tools, including Gmail   for e-mail that can work with any domain, and Calendar for organizing and synchronizing. This course covers using Gmail and Calendar to maximize productivity. 

GoogleApps: Docs and Sheets (eCourse) 

The core productivity apps in the GoogleApps suite are the word processing app Docs and the spreadsheet app Sheets. Both are fully featured and include the functionality of desktop equivalents. This course covers creating and disseminating documents using Docs and Sheets. 

GoogleApps: Slides, Sites and Google+ (eCourse) 

Google+ is a cloud-oriented social network that ties in with the rest of the Google ecosystem. Hangouts enable real-time chat and video chat using the same infrastructure. Slides is a fully featured presentation app with features equivalent to desktop offerings. Sites is a website creation and management portal, which enables eye-catching, professional website creation using the same tools and interface as GoogleApps. This course covers Google+ and how it ties in with Hangouts and the rest of GoogleApps, Slides for creating presentations, and Sites for creating form-driven websites. 

Microsoft Office 365: Applications (eCourse) 

Microsoft Office 365 provides access to a range of online Office applications for business users, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Lync, and others. In this course, you'll be introduced to the online applications and their uses. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers Microsoft Office 365. 

Microsoft Office 365: Document Management (eCourse) 

Microsoft Office 365 provides access to a range of online Office applications for business users, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Lync and others. In this course, you'll learn how to share, collaborate on, print, and manage documents and e-mail using the Office 365 applications. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoftlearning path that covers Microsoft Office 365.

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Want to host a student and have research help for summer 2022?
Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022
10 – 10:30 am (PST)

Please join Mark Bell and David Bunn to learn about the Summer Work Experience program of the Global Health Institute (specifically the UCGHI Planetary Health Center of Expertise that sits at UC Davis). ANR has participated in the past and as a result we have had 20+ undergraduate and graduate students doing a summer session with Advisors in the counties and with Statewide Programs and Institutes.

The fellowships allow the students to get some “real world” experience and provide UC ANR with the support of some of some really sharp UC student minds. The program draws from students across the University of California system. Join us to learn how to sponsor an undergraduate or graduate student this summer.

Zoom Meeting: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/5307501239?pwd=WDI3U2g5cXRvWUhVUlY3MitJWkVVUT09
Meeting ID: 530 750 1239 Phone +1 669 900 6833 US | Password: 4Collab

What is the Extension Foundation? How can you benefit from it?

The Extension Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was founded by Extension directors and administrators in 2006. Originally it was founded as an electronic publishing service for Cooperative Extension. In 2014, Directors and Administrators changed the mission of the organization to meet the evolving needs of the Cooperative Extension System (click here for Extension Foundation timeline). Today, the Foundation partners with Cooperative Extension to increase system capacity while providing programmatic services, and helping Extension programs scale and investigate new methods, partners and funding. The Foundation also provides exclusive services and professional development to its members.

UC ANR is a member of the Extension Foundation. Therefore, as an ANR employee, you're a member, too. Click here to create your account and select subgroups of interest.

The Extension Foundation (EXF) helps Cooperative Extension (CE) professionals like us make a more innovative, visible and measurable impact on local issues. They challenge us to use intentional program design that fosters innovation, collaboration, strategic partnerships, user engagement and continual evaluation for iteration and validation of programming efforts. The Impact Collaborative methodology is a driver for establishing and validating programming approaches. Click here to read more. Registrations open in 2022:

Icebreakers, Energizers and Activities to Make Learning Stick
April 26, 2022
8:30-11:30 a.m.
Hamilton Room, Heitman Staff Learning Center (UC Davis)

Click here to learn more and register.
In this interactive three-hour class, learn how to liven up your content and make it stick with the appropriate use of icebreakers, energizers and activities.

If you will be training adults - employees or clientele - then this class is for you. Research shows only 5% of classroom material taught via lecture is retained. Today, trainers need to incorporate a variety of training methods to engage learners. By the end of this class you will be able to:

  • Know the difference between icebreakers, energizers and activities
  • Identify when to use them
  • Invigorate your training by using best practices

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Stewardship: The Key To A Lasting Relationship With Your Supporters
Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022
Noon - 1 p.m.

Donor stewardship is a term we hear often, but what does it really mean? What does it look like at the different levels of our organization? And how can we do it well? Join the Development Services team for a presentation on how we can show the love to our supporters and discuss everything you wanted to know about stewardship.

Zoom meeting: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/95531713154 |Meeting ID: 955 3171 3154
One tap mobile +16699006833,,95531713154# US (San Jose) | +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) | Meeting ID: 955 3171 3154

Using the new ANR Workflow Automation program to route C&G Forms “800“ and Advance Account Request
Feb. 23, 2022
9:30-10:30 a.m.

Introduction and training on the new Workflow Automation system. We will go through the automated program and show how to use it for the C&G Form 800 and the C&G Form Advanced Account Request. Presenters are Kathleen Nolan, Kim Lamar and Kendra Rose.

Zoom webinar: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT0
Password: 4Learning | +1 669 900 6833 | Webinar ID: 751 701 428

Cost Sharing/Matching
March 23, 2022
9:30-10:30 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 it is acceptable to commit cost share on a proposal, required approvals, and tracking cost share after the award has been made. Presenter is Kathleen Nolan.

https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT0
Password: 4Learning | +1 669 900 6833 | Webinar ID: 751 701 428

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Operationalizing a JEDI Plan using the 4R's Framework: Relationships, Relevance, Recruitment and Responsibility.

Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022
Noon – 1 p.m.

This webinar addresses the question that many program managers and teams are asking themselves: “How do I systematically integrate the wealth of information, opportunities, resources, policies, and professional development opportunities around Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion put them into practice in my program?” This session explores the process that the UC California Naturalist program has used to operationalize its JEDI strategic plan using a simple framework focusing on four key areas: Relationships, Relevance, Recruitment and Responsibility. This framework is a work in progress and presented in the spirit of sharing our experience in addressing the question above. It is not indented to be a one size fits all approach for all programs. Please join us in a discussion to learn more about the benefits and challenges of the 4R's framework from examples drawn from the UC California Naturalist program.

Zoom Meeting: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/5307501239?pwd=WDI3U2g5cXRvWUhVUlY3MitJWkVVUT09
Meeting ID: 530 750 1239 Phone +1 669 900 6833 US
Password: 4Collab

Perspectives: Culturally Responsive Place-based Education Series
Feb. 3, March 3, April 7, May 5 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time

Click here to learn more and to register.
The Michigan State University Extension Tollgate Farm and Education Center is hosting a virtual professional development panel discussion series for formal and non-formal educators about learning to better incorporate the perspectives of those with whom we work in schools and educational programs. Moderators and panelists from each community provide a chance for educators to deepen their teaching practice in a safe online space for open conversation and community. SCHECHs are available for teachers.

Perspectives: Culturally Responsive Place-Based Education will begin Nov. 4, 2021, with a session on indigenous perspectives & experiences of maple sugaring especially as they connect to schools and place-based education centers.

Avoiding Bias in the Hiring Process
(Virtual Instructor-Led Training UC Learning Center)
April 20, 2022
9 a.m.–12 noon

Click here to read more and register. (If class is full, you can add yourself to the waitlist)
Building an environment that doesn't just tolerate, but values diversity requires the active participation of everyone in the organization.

Participants in this course will gain practical information about developing personal and organizational cultural competence that can be applied at work, at home or in community organizations.

This session explores the power of impressions and its potential influence in the evaluation of job applicants. Using reflection exercises, participants will explore the relationship between impressions and bias and introduce learners to key research involving biases in hiring. Participants will leave the session having greater awareness and understanding of bias theory (coupled with case studies) and strategies in mitigating bias in the hiring process. This session includes an exploration of how the pandemic has impacted this area of DEI.

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Fundamentals of Change Management
(Virtual Instructor-Led Training UC Learning Center)
Feb. 16, 2022
12:30-4:30 pm
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April 20, 2022
12:30-4:30 p.m.

Click here to read more and register.
During the workshop, participants will:

  • Establish a shared definition of change management and how it impacts organizational outcomes
  • Understand the research and best practices around change management
  • Understand the interconnection between change leadership, change management and project management outcomes
  • Develop an awareness of the three phases of organizational change
  • Understand and apply the Prosci ADKAR Model for individual change
  • Identify resistance to change and understand tactics to address resistance

What to Do When There's Too Much to Do (LinkedIn Learning - audio course)

Click here to learn more and access course.
Who doesn't want to be more efficient and effective at work? In this audio-only summary of Laura Stack's popular book, you can learn how to do more with less time by simplifying, streamlining, and prioritizing work. A leading productivity expert, Laura offers simple, innovative ways to help you enjoy a more effective and meaningful workday. She shows you how to prioritize your workload and create realistic daily, weekly and yearly work schedules by decluttering your files and inbox, identifying what's important, streamlining your workload, and making more effective decisions.

For your LinkedIn Learning account, please contact ANR IT at help@ucanr.edu.

Developing a Critical Thinking Mindset (LinkedIn Learning)

Click here to learn more and access course.
Critical thinking is often cited as a desirable skill to have, but what exactly does it mean to be a critical thinker, and how does one achieve this mindset? The goal of critical thinking is to give ourselves time and tools for improving how we think, to see things closer to how they really are, and get a better sense of the world. But just understanding the concepts won't get you there. As Becki Saltzman explains, developing a critical thinking mindset requires commitment and deliberate practice. Becki shows how to put critical thinking knowledge to work to create a mindset that enables you to examine information and determine how to assess information you can trust.

For your LinkedIn Learning account, please contact ANR IT at help@ucanr.edu.

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Learning & Development: Impact Collaborative, copyright, eXtension resources, DEI, change management

 

 

 

 

 



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Impact Collaborative Summit

Jan. 18, 19 & 20, 2022
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Pacific Time
Click here to read more and register. Registration deadline: Jan. 5, 2022

The January 2022 Summit will focus on Community Resilience. Teams from Extension Foundation member institutions and special guests will:

  1. Learn the value of integrating community resilience into planning for collective action.
  2. Examine existing power structures, formal and informal social infrastructures through an equity lens.
  3. Increase their ability to position Cooperative Extension as an organization that can inform and facilitate the development of community-level policy systems and environmental change resulting in expanded community capacity and greater resilience

Using Extension Foundation Tools (eXtension Foundation)

  • Connect Extension Basic Settings (video); Introduction to the platform; Presented by Aaron Weibe, Communications & Engagement Manager, Extension Foundation
  • Extension Foundation Public Demo (video); Demo of an Extension Foundation publication and how to navigate it. With Ashley Griffin, Program Manager, Extension Foundation.
  • National Registry Demo (video); A demo on how to use the National Registry of Cooperative Extension Programs and Assets. Utilize this tool to register projects, programs, or curriculum to the registry for nationwide collaboration among Cooperative Extension colleagues; Presented by Aaron Weibe.
  • Mural Virtual Whiteboarding Tutorial (video 3:11). Learn how to get started with Mural, apply for a Mural account, discounted prices, and getting support for Mural; Molly Immendorf, Design Strategist, Extension Foundation.

Telling Your Extension Story (recording) (eXtension Foundation)

If you tell a strong story, people want to help you and support you. Telling Your Extension Story, writing like your life depends on it, is a presentation from USDA communications director, Faith Peppers at the 2021 Impact Collaborative.

Collaborative Design in Extension: Using a modified game jam to explore game-based learning (eXtension Foundation) (Link to publication)

Educational games can be an innovative way for Extension educators to teach content to any given audience. While many in Extension have an interest and passion for using and designing games, the process may seem intimidating to Extension professionals, especially those without experience in game design. This eFieldbook offers an alternative to full game design, in which game developers, content experts, and Extension educators collaborate to design a game prototype. This modified game jam process is budget-friendly and can be completed in a few weeks.

ePubs: Database available for all Cooperative Extension professionals (Connect Extension)

Click here to learn more.
This is a database available for all Cooperative Extension professionals that contains subject matter content or programming process model publications developed by the Extension Foundation and project/program fellows.

Examples of available ePublications:
Wellness in Tough Times Toolkit
The Google Earth Pro Pilot A Model for Creating Innovative Extension Curriculum
Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery: Creating a Virtual Conference for Low-Resourced Communities

Video Resources Library (Connect Extension)

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This is a database available for all Cooperative Extension professionals from Extension Foundation Member Institutions that contains video resources on a variety of subjects including the Impact Collaborative Innovation Skill-Building blocks, Leadership resources, and technical tutorials. Examples of videos:

Keynote Speaker: Telling Your Extension Story with Faith Peppers
Keynote Speaker: Oh the Places You'll Go with Krystal Allen
Keynote Speaker: Overlooked People and Places, the Hope of a Nation with Nick Smoot

Delivering Online Courses (Connect Extension Resource)

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The Extension Foundation offers employees of its member institutions the free use of its online course system for the sale and delivery of courses to their clientele. This happens through a package of two integrated sites, Campus (a Moodle 3.11+ platform) and Catalog, a store front facilitating fee-based access to courses on Campus. Why use it?

  • Anyone in the world can enroll
  • Extension Foundation provides hosting and support
  • Makes courses available 24/7/365
  • Provides a single site for all Extension Foundation courses
  • Allows for multi-institutional collaboration in development
  • Provides incorporation of competency frameworks
  • Uses a commercial storefront for sale of fee-based courses

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BUILDING SUPPORT

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If it's free, can I use it?
Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022
Noon – 12:30 p.m.

Do you appreciate using external sources for images and videos to add to your presentations, online classes, workshops? Great! Many of us do. However, it is also important to use them according to their licensing and credit requirements. Otherwise, you may be infringing on copyright. Join Cynthia Kintigh and Robin Sanchez to learn best practices.

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


SAVE THE DATE: Donor Stewardship

Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022
Noon-1 p.m.

Our presenters will be Emily Delk, Kelly Scott and Mary Ciricillo.
Description and Zoom access coming soon!

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DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION

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Save the Date! Growing as a Community (Office of Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, UC Davis)
Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022
Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Join us on Thursday, Jan. 20, from 12 - 1:30 p.m. PST for our 90-minute webinar, Growing as a Community: Racism as a Public Health Crisis. We will be featuring a special short screening of Cooked: Survival by Zip Code followed by a discussion and audience Q&A with special guests who are part of a national movement to address the colliding crises of structural racism, health inequity, and climate change. For more information about the film, please go to www.cookedthefilm.com.
Registration information will be ready in early January.

Perspectives: Culturally responsive place-based education series
Feb. 3, March 3, April 7, May 5 (first event took place Dec. 2, 2021)
3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time

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The Michigan State University Extension Tollgate Farm and Education Center is hosting a virtual professional development panel discussion series for formal and non-formal educators about learning to better incorporate the perspectives of those with whom we work in schools and educational programs. Moderators and panelists from each community provide a chance for educators to deepen their teaching practice in a safe online space for open conversation and community. SCHECHs are available for teachers.

Perspectives: Culturally Responsive Place-Based Education began Nov. 4, 2021, with a session on indigenous perspectives & experiences of maple sugaring especially as they connect to schools and place-based education centers.

Dec. 2 - Incorporating Black Perspectives in Place-Based Teaching and Learning
Feb. 3 - Special Needs Perspectives and PBE In and Beyond the Classroom
March 3 - Engaging with LGTBQ+IA Communities in PBE in Formal and Non-Formal Settings
April 7 - A Latinx Lens: Incorporating Latinx Perspectives through Place-Based Educational Programming
May 5 -Incorporating Asian Principles, Practices, People in Community, & Place-Based Learning

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OFFICE, TEAM & PERSONAL MANAGEMENT

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Change Management for Managers and Supervisors (Virtual-UC Davis)
Jan. 12, 2022
12:30-4:30 p.m.

 

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Managers are critical to change success, however, they sometimes underestimate their role or are unsure how to fulfill it. Change Management for Managers and Supervisors provides people managers with the tools and skills necessary to understand and process change themselves while proactively leading their teams through change. In this program, participants will:

  • Gain an appreciation for the impact of change management on organizational results.
  • Understand foundational aspects of change management and the critical role managers play in the change process.
  • Learn a practical framework for planning for the many organizational changes that impact them and their teams.
  • Understand how to plan for and manage resistance to change.

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Do you need a facilitator for an upcoming meeting? Internal employee meeting? Meeting with clientele? Please check out this webpage to find someone. What a facilitator does:

  • Helps a group free itself from internal obstacles so they may more effectively accomplish goals
  • Guides the group helping them identify ways to respond to challenges, while maintaining safety and trust among the members
  • Brings processes to help the team achieve its mission

Also, if you are trained in facilitation, experienced and interested in serving as a facilitator for other ANR units or even our ANR partners, please fill out this survey to be added to the ANR Facilitator webpage.

Leadership - It's all about everyone
By Scott Reed, Vice Provost Emeritus, Outreach and Engagement, Oregon State University

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Essayist William Gibson recently reminded us, “The future is here. It's just not widely distributed yet.” The same sentiment is reflected by the Institute for the Future in discussions of leadership in a world characterized by explosive connectivity and disruption and describes literacies for leading in a “VUCA” world: Volatile/Uncertain/Complex/Ambiguous. The Institute further observes that in the next ten years, leadership will be more distributed and that rock star leaders will be rarer.

How To Build a Fearless Organization (Harvard Business School – Working Knowledge)
By Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management

“Psychological safety at work takes effort. It's not the norm. But it's worth the effort,” says Professor Amy Edmondson. She explains how and why a culture of open candor — and the willingness and courage to speak up — is a strategic asset and can be developed in companies of all sizes, in her new book The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth.

“These are not things that happen routinely in most organizations, but they are mission critical to doing well in a complex, fast changing world,” she says. In our Q&A, we asked her guidance for managers and leaders. Click here to read more.

Managing Your Well-Being as a Leader (LinkedIn Learning)
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Research shows that today's leaders are suffering from poor well-being and mental health issues more so than ever before. Too often, they put the needs of the business or their team before their own needs. But, much like airline pre-flight instructions to “put your oxygen mask on first, before helping others,” leaders need to take a similar approach by managing their own well-being first. By doing so, they can become role models for their employees and build stronger team relationships that lead to better health and productivity outcomes. In this course, New York Times bestselling author, researcher and workplace expert Dan Schawbel gives leaders the inspiration, advice, and real-world examples to guide them on their journey to better well-being.

Request your LinkedIn Learning account by contacting ANR's IT Team at help@ucanr.edu.

Developing Your Data Analysis Skills (LinkedIn Learning)

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Explore the practice of data analysis. Learn about the process of applying statistical and graphical techniques to data in order to discover useful information. Identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts by breaking down information or data into separate parts.

Request your LinkedIn Learning account by contacting ANR's IT Team @ help@ucanr.edu.

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