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Learning & Development - Community engagement, social media, leadership, designing presentations


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Webinar Recordings

Be a part of the ANR Learning Culture. Find upcoming and ICYMI (in case you missed it) webinars and resources in these following sections:

Extension Deliver
Diversity Equity, and Inclusion
Office, Team, and Personal Management
Building Support

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


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EXTENSION DELIVERY

ICYMI - The Power of Stories in Extension and Behavior Change: Insights of a Professional StoryTeller (Video) Douglas Gayeton, Founder of Lexicon (August 24, 2021).

Impact Collaborative Innovation Facilitator Training (Q3, Part I) (Connect Extension)
Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021

10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Click here to register.

Become an innovation facilitator!

Are you someone who is always looking for new ways to improve? Do you like adopting innovative ideas and helping others along the way? Would you like to be a leader who helps teams design cutting edge programs/projects that make real impact? If so, please consider joining our innovation facilitator team! Click here to read more.

Our innovation facilitator training provides you with a new way of looking at innovation. Once trained, you are an invaluable asset in helping teams develop projects or programs more quickly and connect them with national resources. You will use our innovation incubator process to bring fresh ideas aligned with institutional goals to every team you work with.

Today, there are 151 Innovation Facilitators across Cooperative Extension working to synergize innovative efforts in their own states, institutions, and supporting regional & national teams.

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Social Media - How to Increase Engagement
Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021
12 - 12:30 pm

Join Doralica Garay, our new social media expert to learn how social media best practices can help increase online engagement.

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

Save the Date: Annual Conference – National Association of Extension Programs and Staff Development Professionals (NAEPSDP) Moving Forward in a New World
Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 2021

This will be the association's second virtual conference. As we were able to demonstrate in 2020, due to the expertise and flexibility of our membership, the association can conduct an excellent and productive virtual conference.To see a tentative agenda for the conference, go to: 2021 NAEPSDP Conference Tentative Schedule.
We are looking forward to getting together virtually to again interact with colleagues and share ideas and successes!

Rev-up Your Virtual Leadership Series: Rev-up the Focus!
Sept. 22, 2021

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. PDT
Click here to register.

This four-part series is part of our Impact Collaborative program and is for Extension Directors and Administrators, and Extension Program Leaders from Extension Foundation Member Institutions. Rev-up Your Virtual Leadership includes discussions on how to lead when we've lost the ability to put a hand on a shoulder.

Part III: Rev-Up the Focus!
Deciding what not to do is just as important as deciding what to do. Being “busy” is the easy choice. Learn the secret to doing the right things!

The SEED Method: An Evidence-Based Method for Engaging Communities (Connect Extension)
SEED Method Technical Office Hour
Upcoming office hours:

  • Wednesday Sept. 22, 2021, Noon PDT
  • Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, 10 a.m. PDT
  • Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, Noon PDT

What are the office hours?  One-hour sessions offered from August through October 2021,  to provide a forum for you and your team to bring your questions on applying the SEED method and/or SEED method tools to your research or action planning project.
Who are these office hours for?

  • Anyone, any institution or any team that has attended a previous webinar and is interested in using the SEED Method or any of the SEED Method tools for their project!
  • All subgroup members interested in using the SEED Method or any of the SEED Method tools.
  • Anyone or any institution that has heard about the SEED Method and is thinking of using it for your research, program implementation, or action planning, but still has questions.

Zoom link for all sessions: https://zoom.us/j/93497838827.

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Annual Project & Program Summit - Impact Collaborative
Oct. 5 - 7, 2021
9 a.m. - 2 p.m. PDT

Click here to register

Location: Virtual
Registration Deadline: Sept. 17, 2021

The Extension Foundation invites teams of Cooperative Extension faculty, staff and their community partners from member institutions to its annual Impact Collaborative Project & Program Summit.

The Impact Collaborative Summit helps increase Cooperative Extension's organizational readiness and capacity for innovation and change by connecting teams with skills, tools, resources, and partners that can expand and deepen their impact. Participating teams will receive one-on-one support from coaches to help identify gaps in their project and program planning and have access to our network of expert Key Informants to help fill those gaps.     

Registration Information: The Impact Collaborative Summit is a team event. All participants must be part of a team to participate. Community partners are encouraged to participate on teams. We highly recommend sending teams that include three to eight individuals focused on a project or program aligned with state/institutional strategic priorities and/or community issues.

Extension Foundation Update
By Aaron Weibe

Created by Extension directors and administrators starting in 2001, the Extension Foundation facilitates and supports the success of Extension professionals and systems. The bylaws state the foundation's purpose is "Helping Cooperative Extension professionals make a visible and measurable impact on local issues." The Extension Foundation mid-year update details funding, impacts and progress towards helping Cooperative Extension professionals advance their work. A timeline of the history, including the logo change from eXtension to the Extension Foundation is available here. The Foundation Board of Directors, who are also members of the Cooperative Extension Section, are listed here.

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DIVERSITY EQUITY INCLUSION

Is it Bullying? Awareness, Understanding & Strategies in Dealing with Abrasive Behaviors in the Workplace
Sept. 8, 2021 (virtual)
8:30 a.m. –12 p.m.
Virtual instructor-led Ttaining

Nov. 18, 2021 (in person and more dates)
1–4:30 p.m.
In-person
Click here for more information.
Click here to register.

Participants will learn skills for responding to abrasive behaviors in the workplace, examine one's own behavior (self-reflection) that impacts interaction with colleagues and workplace climate, and explore strategies for empowering ourselves and others in cultivating inclusive work environments. Throughout the course, participants will have the opportunity to discuss hypothetical workplace case studies and apply various proactive and response strategies to these cases. NOTE: Class is subject to a minimum enrollment of 15 to proceed. If the class is filled, request to be added to the wait-list.

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Land-Grab Universities: Owning the truth and sharing the path to making amends
Oct. 6, 2021, 9-11 a.m. PDT

Additional info and registration: https://u.osu.edu/landgranttruth/speaker-series/

As an aside, if you're curious to see where the Morrill Act land grants in California were located, there's an interactive map at http://bit.ly/ca-morrill-map. An interesting fact is only 8.5% of the 1.7 million acres transferred in California under the Morrill Act went to support UC. The rest went to fund the endowments of land grant institutions in other states (click here to see which state got the most land in California).

Connecting DEI and Employee Experience Initiatives (Gartner)
Published May 19, 2021 - ID G00750845 - 6 min. read
By Human Resources Research Team

Initiatives:

To create a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all employees, HR professionals must integratediversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategy into organizational employee experience practices. Many organizations focus on DEI as a set of initiatives with outcomes that are different and separate from those of employee experience initiatives. However, to realize a fully diverse and inclusive workforce, DEI must be integrated into employee experience.

HR professionals are investing heavily in employee experience improvements to increase employees' satisfaction, including onboarding updates, flexible work policies, parental leave and L&D programs. HR professionals are even adding DEI-related investments into their employee experience improvements, including DEI training and diversity recruiting. Despite these efforts, only 13% of employees indicate they are currently fully satisfied with their experience.

To be fully satisfied with their experience, employees need to be able to bring their full selves to work without negative repercussions. Eighty-two percent of employees say it's important for their organizations to see them as a person, not just an employee; however, only 45% of employees believe their organizations actually see them this way. When organizations see employees as people, they invest in creating an environm­­ent that is inclusive, where employees feel like they are safe and belong. By integrating DEI into the employee experience rather than adding on DEI investments, employees can more comfortably bring their full selves to work. Click here to read more. All ANR employees have free access to Gartner. To register enter your name and ANR email address here.

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OFFICE, TEAM and PERSONAL MANAGEMENT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Moving Your Training Online (part of the Train-the-Trainer series – UC Davis)
Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021 
9 a.m. - Noon
Click here to register.

Are you tasked with moving your training online? Are Google searches leaving you overwhelmed with too much information? In this interactive course, you will decipher the language and the best practices for virtual training. See the options you have for engagement, practice and learner involvement through your own involvement in practical, repeatable activities. You'll leave class with templates, resources and experience.

If this class is filled, express your interest on the wait-list in the UC Learning Center portal.

Designing a Presentation (LinkedIn Learning)
Click here for course.

Perhaps the most essential skill for all knowledge workers is the ability to design compelling presentations. Whether you're reporting performance metrics, delivering a training or pitching a big idea, you need a presentation to support you and illuminate your speech. In this course, designer Tony Harmer takes you through the essentials of presentation design to give you the tools you'll find most useful in thinking about, designing and building successful presentations. Tony covers a variety of key topics, including moodboards, outlines, layout, type and text, color considerations, graphics, video, charts, transitions and animations. He concludes with some useful advice on finishing touches and follow-ups for your presentation.

This course was created by the American Negotiation Institute. We are pleased to offer this training in our library. To request your LinkedIn Learning account email ANR IT at help@ucanr.edu.

How to Be Both Assertive and Likeable (LinkedIn Learning)
Click here for course.

Managing the inherent tension between the friendliness that encourages rapport and the assertiveness that is required to be effective can be tricky. In this course, adapted from the American Negotiation Institute podcast Negotiate Anything, Kwame Christian discusses with Hamilton Chan how to build rapport, stand your ground, and manage the flow of information. Hamilton is the head of executive education and visiting professor of business and technology at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and CEO of Coaching for Startups LLC. He explains why rapport is so powerful and provides tips to stay strong at the negotiation table. Plus, learn why it's so important to understand your options before you start difficult conversations.

This course was created by the American Negotiation Institute. We are pleased to offer this training in our library. To request your LinkedIn Learning account email ANR IT at help@ucanr.edu.

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BUILDING SUPPORT

ICYMI Suggested recordings

Cost Sharing Basics (video) Slide deck, Kathy Nolan, Kimberly Lamar
Workflow Automation Application (Activiti & 800 Form), Kathy Nolan
Building Relationships with Reporters (video) - Slide Deck (PDF) Pam Kan-Rice


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Posted on Friday, August 27, 2021 at 9:12 AM

L&D: Virtual program building, DEI in youth programs, YouTube, Qualtrics


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ANR Learning & Development Webpage | Past Webinar Recordings
Do you have a training to offer? Contact ANR Learning & Development and let us know!


EXTENSION DELIVERY

Innovation Skill-Building Experience (Sessions 3&4)
Aug. 3, Aug. 10, 2021
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Click to apply here.

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.

Click here to read more. For Extension Members Only. Members can register here. Note that ANR is a member and all ANR employees can register for access.

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Building Virtual Program That Works!

Aug. 16, 18, 20 2021
9 - 11 a.m. PDT

Click here to register. Cost $30.00. Space is limited!
The University of Maryland Extension invites you to join in the highly interactive, three-session virtual program hosted on Zoom. The program provides you with practical and applicable techniques and resources to create learner-centered virtual programs.

Our program provides you with evidence-based models and an in-program experience of building your own virtual program framework. By the end of the program, you will leave with numerous resources as well as your own prospective virtual program framework. This program does not train you on virtual platforms but the foundational aspect of the virtual program building that ensures a successful program implementation. Click here to read more.

Land-Grab Universities: Owning The Truth And Sharing The Path To Making Amends
Oct. 6, 2021, 9-11 a.m. PT

A symposium in October will highlight some of the work being done at The Ohio State University to better understand their history as a Land Grant institution and make amends with Tribes.

Additional info and registration: https://u.osu.edu/landgranttruth/speaker-series/.

If you're curious to see where the Morrill Act land grants in California were located, Andy Lyons of IGIS created an interactive map at http://bit.ly/ca-morrill-map. "An interesting factoid is only 8.5% of the 1.7 millions acres transferred in California under the Morrill Act went to support UC. The rest went to fund the endowments of land grant institutions in other states," he said. (Click here to see which state got the most land in California).

BUILDING SUPPORT

Working with Volunteers to Maximize Fund Raising Success
TBD - September 2021
More details to come!

To access archived recordings of previous Building Support Webinars, click here.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Youth Programs: Developing Inclusive Program Structures
Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021
8 - 9:30 a.m. PDT
Click here to RSVP. (See RSVP on right hand side of page/click “Yes”)

Youth programs that are welcoming and safe are built on a program structure aimed at protecting and empowering all young people. Learn how your youth program structure can impact diversity, equity, and inclusion and strategies for adapting your program structure to make it more inclusive.

This webinar is first in a series. The second webinar, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Youth Programs: Fostering Supportive Adult – Youth Relationships, is on Aug. 24, 2021.

Participants will:

  • Be introduced to the Youth Inclusion Implementation Guide (YIIG) and Module
  • Be introduced to the model for adult learning within the YIIG (i.e. reflective practice)
  • Learn how program structure impacts Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)
  • Learn strategies to adapt program structure to increase DEI

Click here to read more. Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay.

Diversity Awareness Workshops 2021-2022 (UC Davis)
Thursday and Friday, Aug. 26 & 27, 2021
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Click here to register. Complete by Aug. 6, 2021, to be considered for these sessions.

The first of our two-day diversity workshops is scheduled for, with more sessions planned in fall, winter and spring. We are planning for this session to be in-person, following University guidelines and protocols in response to COVID. If selected, we ask participants to comply with the guidelines.

Selected participants will receive a confirmation letter with additional information; those not selected this year will be notified and their names will be placed on the waiting list, and they will receive priority for future sessions.

At this time, we are only able to consider participants who have not attended the workshop in previous years. If you have any questions, please contact Sunny Dosanjh at ssdosanjh@ucdavis.edu or at (530) 754-0610. Click here for more information.

How Culture Impacts Communication (UC Learning Center)
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.

Skills for Inclusive Conversations (LinkedIn Learning)
Click here to access course

Organizations reap the benefits of diversity—when employees bring their whole, authenticselves to work. Diverse teams are more productive, innovative, and engaged. Authenticity at work includes sharing and speaking up about work and life experiences that may be different based on one's identity. Developing the skills to conduct meaningful conversations on potentially polarizing topics such as race, religion, and gender is critical for human resources professionals, managers, and team leaders. Mary-Frances Winters offers a multistep process for building the skills necessary to engage in inclusive conversations. Find out how to conduct an exploratory self-assessment to better understand yourself and your team, learn tactics to go from polarization to common ground, and discover practical techniques for discussing difficult topics. Click for more information. To request your LinkedIn Learning account, contact ANR IT at help@ucanr.edu.

OFFICE, TEAM and PERSONAL MANAGEMENT

Resolution Re-do: How to Get Your Habits Back on Track (VitalSmarts)
Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021
9 – 9:40 a.m.

Click here to register.

It's official. We're halfway through 2021 and chances are your New Year's resolutions are long forgotten. But here is some good news…

It's not too late.

Let us help you get back on track and set you up for a successful and productive second half of 2021. Join Scott Robley, Master Trainer and behavior change expert. With this presentation Resolution Re-do: How to Get Your Habits Back on Track, you'll learn:

  • Why your resolutions might have derailed and how to create habits that stick.
  • How to tap into the science of habit formation and eliminate the guesswork.
  • How to become a finisher and end 2021 on a high note.

This free course is a product review from VitalSmarts®.

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Analytical Skills Development (UC Davis Course link)
Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2021
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Click here to register in the UC Learning Center. If the course is full, you can express your interest in the wait list.

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

Through a combination of lecture and skill-building exercises, each session in the series focuses on a key component of analytical skill development.

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

Youtube made easy - the basics (WebANR)
Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021
Noon – 12:30 p.m.

Join Clin Xu and Charles Go to find out why you might need a YouTube account and the basics.

Learning objectives:

  • Do I need a YouTube account (https://www.utmb.edu/pediedtech/YouTube/account.htm)
  • Creating a YouTube account
  • Creating content Downloading video mp4 from Zoom - different sources for content but today's focus from zoom recordings, Loading mp4 file, Selecting options such as made for kids/not made for kids; Unlisted/Private video
  • Downloading video mp4 from Zoom
  • Loading mp4 file/ Selecting options such as made for kids/not made for kids; Unlisted/Private video
  • Creating a title/editing in Zoom
  • Closed captioning - using the Zoom transcription, upload to YouTube, editing to match said vs. transcript

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

Password: 4Learning
Or join by phone: +1 669 900 6833  
Webinar ID: 751 701 428

Qualtrics: Helps close your clientele's experience gap (Qualtrics)
How do you turn an ANR client into an ANR enthusiast? An ANR workshop into a trusted one? An ANR tool into a go-to tool? You can use Qualtrics, the software platform that helps you be at every meaningful touchpoint for every experience and predict which changes will resonate most with your participants and stakeholders. As they say at Qualtrics, ‘their mission is to close the experience gap.'

If you do not already have your Quatrics account and would like to request one, please register by completing this  online form for a UC ANR Qualtrics account. Qualtrics is not a replacement to the ANR Portal Survey Tool and our Qualtrics account does not currently have the option add workshop payment. Suggested use for Qualtrics includes for workshop evaluations, needs assessments, data collection, etc. The UC ANR Qualtrics license is managed by Program Planning and Evaluation (contact Kit Alviz, kit.alviz@ucop.edu) and training and technical support are provided by Qualtrics.

Disability Management for Managers and Supervisors (UC Davis)
Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021 (UC Davis Health)
8 - 11:30 a.m.
Click here to register.

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Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021 (UC Davis)
8:30 a.m.–12 noon
Click here to register.

This course addresses what supervisors need to know regarding the requirements to accommodate employees with disabilities under federal and state law as well as university policy.

Do you know what is meant by "the interactive process"? Did you know that...

  • the interactive process is mandatory on the part of employers?
  • both the employer and employee have a duty to assist in a reasonable accommodation search?
  • an employer has an ongoing obligation to continue the interactive process if the first efforts are not successful?

In this informative course you will discuss questions such as these and learn about helpful resources concerning disability management. Click here to read more.

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

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

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

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

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

  • Understand what customer service skills are essential to any job
  • Anticipate and meet customer expectations
  • Apply appropriate strategies for dealing with customers in a variety of situations

How to Give Constructive Feedback to Your Boss (LinkedIn Learning blog post)
By Rachel Parnes

In a professional setting, we're all used to our managers providing us with feedback, both positive and negative. But what happens when the tables are turned—when you disagree with something your manager said, or how they're handling a situation?

It can be tricky to open up that conversation and give feedback up the chain. 

“Most of us don't want to tell someone something that we think they don't want to hear, especially if that someone has more of a senior title,” says Amy Bateman in How to Give Negative Feedback to Senior Colleagues (Course – 19 minutes). But if you do it well, she says, your professional relationships will be improved, not damaged. Click here to read more.

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

Empathy
Psychology Today says Empathy is "...the ability to recognize, understand, and share the thoughts and feelings of another person, animal, or fictional character. Developing empathy is crucial for establishing relationships and behaving compassionately. It involves experiencing another person's point of view, rather than just one's own, and enables prosocial or helping behaviors that come from within, rather than being forced." Click here to read more on Connect Extension.

New! ANR Supervisor Café' (via Zoom)
Click to register

Come join other ANR supervisors in discussing challenges, resources and ideas for best practices in human leadership. Sessions will be informal with general topics such as EPARs, transitioning back to work in person, goal setting for staff and possible presentations.

If this is something you're interested in, please share in this survey link. Details of dates and times to follow shortly. We plan to kick off in August 2021. For questions, please contact Christine Davidson, EFNEP program supervisor, at cdavidson@ucanr.edu.

New Employee Administrative Orientation
Tuesday & Wednesday, August 17 & 18, 2021
9 a.m. – Noon
Click here to register.

Learn about ANR administrative units and statewide programs and institutes!

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. Click here to read more.

 

Everyone can learn something new.

ANR Learning & Development
Find webinar announcements and recordings here.

Posted on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 6:05 PM

L&D: Lessons from the pandemic, Activiti, Principles of Community, Leadership in the City


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ANR Learning & Development Webpage
Past webinar recordings

EXTENSION DELIVERY

Virtual Summer School with National Association of Extension Programs (NAEPSDP)
Moving Extension Forward: 
July 12 - 16
Noon – 1 p.m. (PDT)

Click here to register.

All Extension professionals are invited to join us for this informative webinar series on where Extension goes from here. We will examine how Extension was able to respond to the challenges posed during the pandemic and how we will take those lessons and strategies into the future. *All session recordings will be housed on the NAEPSDP Webinar Archives Page at https://naepsdp.org/Webinar-Archive.

Engaging Your Community to Strengthen Farm and Farm Family Risk and Resilience Interactive Workshop
July 12 and 26, 2021
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Click here to register.

The second of three professional development workshops available for Extension professionals on Engaging Strategically to Build Farm and Family Resilience. In these workshops, you and your team will increase your understanding of how to integrate theory-based risk and resilience concepts into programming, develop confidence to engage community members in building resilience of farms and farm families, and create a plan of action for incorporating risk and resilience and community engagement. Offered by the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension and University of Maryland Extension, supported by the Extension Foundation through a USDA-NIFA New Technologies in Agriculture Extension grant.

During this session you will:

  • Learn how to frame problems inclusively,
  • Identify strategies to make impact at multiple levels (individual, family, community),
  • Learn strategies for collaborative engagement and
  • Walk away with a draft of the Farm and Farm Family Risk and Resiliency Planning Worksheet that will outline your collaborative solutions that will create change.

Click here to read more.

Innovation Skill-Building Experience (Q3, Session 1)
July 20, 2021, (and July 27, Aug. 3, Aug. 10)

ANR is a member of eXtension. For individuals to participate in Extension Foundation events, please register here.

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. Click here to read more.

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BUILDING SUPPORT

Using our new ANR program activities to route our C&G Forms “800“ and Advance Account Request
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Introduction and training on the new Activiti system. Kathleen Nolan and Kendra Rose will go through the program and show how to use it for the C&G Form 800 and the C&G Form Advanced Account Request.  

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

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION


Inclusive Instructional Design (LinkedIn Learning)
Click here for course.
Does the training you create really reflect your audience? Have you considered someone's geographical location, learning preference, or accommodation needs? These types of questions should be core to the instructional design process. In this course, learn how to make sure your training is inclusive by considering everything from your graphics to the subject matter experts (SMEs) you select. Request your LinkedIn Learning account by contacting ANR It at help@ucanr.edu.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resource at UC Davis
To learn more about your part in DEI practice and developing an inclusive and equitable ANR and community, refer to the learning resources on the UC Davis DEI page here.

OFFICE, TEAM and PERSONAL MANAGEMENT

Giving Life to the ANR Principles of Community
 
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Noon-12:30 pm

Join your colleagues to brainstorm the behaviors that breathe life into our ANR Principles of Community.

It will be a fun collaborative session. We'll use a 15-minute breakout session and a collaborative platform tool to share the behaviors we have done or should do to embrace these principles.

  • Ensure open communication
  • Work together to achieve common goals and mutual understandings
  • Value the contribution and worth of all members
  • Appreciate and celebrate differences and diversity
  • Foster a sense of belonging and emotional safety
  • Practice mutual respect
  • Demonstrate ethics and integrity
  • Invest in all members
  • Recognize that all members are important

The second half we will review the board and discuss. Then these behaviors will be conveyed into a document that we can use for future discussions. --> And if you're inspired by this WebANR, perhaps you'd like to contribute to an ANR Principles of Community video montage. More on that to come!

Zoom Meeting (not Webinar): https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/5307501239?pwd=WDI3U2g5cXRvWUhVUlY3MitJWkVVUT09
Meeting ID: 530 750 1239 Phone +1 669 900 6833 US
Password: 4Collab

Leadership in the City
Click for more information and registration details.
Leadership in the City is a professional development program for Extension professionals working in urban areas who aim to be locally relevant, responsive statewide, and recognized nationally. 

In the first four years of the program, 103 Extension professionals from 31 states have participated. Here's what some of your peers had to say:

  • “Thought-provoking and a good way to learn about what others are working on across the country.”
  • “The course went beyond giving content, to encouraging critical thinking and application.”
  • “Completing the course has pushed me to explore my inner self to look deep into how I can be a better leader and how to be a more inclusive leader.”
  • “I appreciated the vast number of resources that were shared. A great investment.”

This online professional development program will help you learn about leadership, networks, innovation, marketing, management and more. The program is based on a foundation of entrepreneurial theory and urban Extension practice and will build upon existing leadership experiences, management training, and Extension professional development.

You will learn from experienced leaders; apply what you learn in your city, region, or state; engage in critical thinking and creative problem solving; and participate in online learning. The final session of the course will be held in conjunction with the 2022 National Urban Extension Conference (May 23-26) in New Jersey.

The investment in the program is $500 plus a commitment to work hard and have fun investing approximately 8 hours per month. The five-month online course begins in January 2022. If you have multiple participants from the same institute, you are each entitled to a $100 discount (Discount code: LITC22-MULT).

This course is led by Julie Fox from the Ohio State University Extension. Course manager Michelle Gaston.

Complete details and registration can be found at go.osu.edu/urbanleadership. The deadline for registration is Nov. 19, 2021. 

Burnout - (Part of the UC Davis Resilience Series)
July 8, 2021
12 – 1 p.m.

Click here to register.

Burnout is not a personal failing nor a badge of honor. It is an "occupational phenomenon" recently (but actually before COVID) added to the World Health Organization classification of diseases.  It is defined as a syndrome of exhaustion, cynicism and inefficacy. The tagline for the presentation is "Why are we so Exhausted?" The presentation explores the neurobiology behind our demanding new ways of working and explains that sense of depletion, negative feelings about work and increased difficulty with motivation. We explore scientific data to see why videoconferencing is so draining, the effects of (normally helpful) brain short cuts called cognitive associations and some common feelings we are seeing across the workforce today. Presenter: Sandy Batchelor, WorkLife. Click here to read more and see other dates/topics.

Self-compassion Quiz 
When you're struggling, are you your own worst critic?
Take the Berkeley Greater Good Science Center Quiz

New Employee Administrative Orientation
Tuesday & Wednesday, August 17 & 18, 2021
9 a.m. – Noon
Click here to register.

Learn about ANR Administrative Units and Statewide Programs and Institutes!

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. Click here to read more.

Customer Service Foundations (LinkedIn Learning)
Click here for course.

Do your customers feel valued? When they do, they keep coming back. When they don't, your business suffers. In this course, writer and customer service consultant Jeff Toister teaches you the three crucial skill sets needed to deliver outstanding customer service and increase customer loyalty. Request your LinkedIn Learning account by contacting ANR It at help@ucanr.edu.

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay.



Everyone can learn something new
ANR Learning & Development

 

 

 

Posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 4:48 PM

Learning & Development - Emergency Preparedness, Intro to ArcGIS, Allyship and more

 

EXTENSION DELIVERY

Inaugural Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Conference
June 1-3, 2021
8 to 11 a.m. PDT
Register here. Click for more information.

Southern University's Cooperative Extension Program will be hosting the inaugural and interactive Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery Virtual Conference.

Each day is designed for strengthen and build sustainable and resilient communities. The conference dates and targeted audiences are as follows:

June 1 - covers Emergency Preparedness for communities, entrepreneurs, and Extension professionals
June 2 - covers Emergency Response for community responders and Extension professionals
June 3 - covers Emergency Recovery for farmers (rural, urban, low-resource, and peri-urban) and Extension professionals

Conference sessions will cover topics from Emergency Preparedness for Businesses, an interactive activity on emergency evacuation, resources for farmers, and so much more.

“We are so excited to establish the inaugural conference at the Ag Center; each day is designed to be most beneficial to different segments of the population. I am sure you will learn valuable information on emergency preparedness whether you join us for one day or all three. Evacuation is a luxury, and being prepared can be the difference between life and death,” said Krystle J. Allen, conference organizer.

The conference agenda will be uploaded to www.suagcenter.com in the upcoming days; and registration is now open at www.extension.org/emergency. During registration, you can register for 1-3 days. Register here. Click for more information.

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Introduction to ArcGIS Pro
Friday, June 4, 2021
1 to 4 p.m.

Click here to register

The goal of this workshop is to introduce you to the ArcGIS Pro software application and collections of online GIS data that are particularly useful for mapping and analysis of natural and managed landscapes.

This workshop is designed for participants with little to no GIS experience. Following a brief lecture, the workshop will include an interactive exercise that will have you loading, creating, analyzing and stylizing spatial data, while building your own map with ArcGIS Pro. This exercise will conclude with you exploring the various online data repositories that are available through ArcGIS Online. Click here for more information.

Impact Collaborative Innovation Facilitator Training - Become an Innovation Facilitator (Q2, Part I)
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
10 a.m. to Noon
Click to register here. Click here for more information.

Are you someone who is always looking for new ways to improve?  Do you like adopting innovative ideas and helping others along the way? Would you like to be a leader who helps teams design cutting-edge programs/projects that make real impact? If so, please consider joining our Innovation Facilitator team!

Our Innovation Facilitator training provides you with a new way of looking at innovation. Once trained, you are an invaluable asset in helping teams develop projects or programs more quickly, and connect them with national resources. You will use our innovation incubator process to bring fresh ideas aligned with institutional goals to every team you work with.

Today, there are 151 Innovation Facilitators across Cooperative Extension working to synergize innovative efforts in their own states, institutions, and supporting regional and national teams.

Who should participate? We recommend Extension directors and administrators select individuals with these qualities:

  • Individuals with program leadership experience
  • Individuals who work effectively with your leadership team
  • Individuals who possess strong confidence in facilitation
  • Individuals who are effective in working alongside leadership teams and program leaders to catalyze innovation across the organization

Virtual Chat Book Club: Getting to the Heart of Science Communication
Thursday, June 17, 2021
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. PDT

Click here at 11 a.m. on June 17 PDT, to join this virtual chat book club! A Connect Extension account is required to participate.

This event is for Extension Foundation Members. ANR is a member, but you might need to sign up before the webinar.

Join us for the second Virtual Chat Book Club of 2021. This quarter's book selection is the newly released Getting to the Heart of Science Communication: A Guide to Effective Engagement, which is garnering rave reviews. We are excited to announce that our event moderator is Faith Kearns, Ph.D., the book author and an expert in #Extension and #SciComm.

In this virtual chat, we'll discuss the rapidly changing landscape of the field, and our evolving role as Extension communicators. You do not need to have read the book to participate. Participants can expect a wonderful opportunity to share and learn about best practices, strategies, and resources. We'll also be discussing how communication occurs on social media.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION

Allyship: Deepening Our Impact!
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
12 p.m.
The event is free. 

The speaker will be Anatasia Kim, who is a professor, author and consultant for large organizations on diversity, equity, and inclusion matters.  (Her book is called It's Time to Talk (and Listen) – click here.) Kim has written and presented on allyship on a number of occasions.  As an added bonus, Kim is the sister of our former UC Legal colleague, Martha Kim!!  Additional biographical information is available here.    

UCOP Allyship Committee Co-Chairs (Alison Krumbein, Bart Lounsbury, and Angus MacDonald)

Zoom: https://UCOP.zoom.us/my/angusmacdonald (669) 900-6833 Meeting ID: 510-987-9737 One-tap mobile:  +16699006833,5109879737#

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Join us for ANR Pride Month!
Tuesdays, June 9, 16, and 30, 2021
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. (with the option to continue discussions until noon)

Click here to register (for one or more sessions)

Interactive Zoom sessions and weekly emails on the history of Pride, LGBTQ+ basics, and more.
Learn how ANR can support the LGBTQ+ community.

After you register, weekly emails will go out every Tuesday in June, beginning on Tuesday, June 1. Questions? Contact Rebecca at rkozeran@ucanr.edu

Healing in Action
from Juneteenth to July 3, 2021

Healing for Black folx, Accountability for Non-Black folx
Click here to register.

Academics for Black Survival and Wellness will be holding a variety of workshops between June 19 and July 3. These include an antiracism training (open to all, $125 to attend), accountability groups (for non-Black people, free), Black wellness and healing (Black only, free), and liberation bootcamp (open to all, free).

There are two options for antiracism training — access to the recorded 2020 content, or participation in this year's course. Discounts are available for people who are currently students.

Last year's course included:

Foundations of Black Liberation
Understanding Anti-Black Racism
Appropriately Applying Intersectionality
White Terrorism and Black Resistance
Whiteness in Academia
Practicing Black Allyship
Committing to Black Liberation

UC SAREP Racial Equity in Extension Webinar Series #1: Farm workers are farmers
Friday June 18, 2021
1:30 – 3:00 pm
Click here to register

As part of a Western SARE Professional Development Program grant, UC SAREP is holding a series of webinars on racial equity in extension. These webinars are meant to provide professional development to extension professionals (including but not limited to UC ANR and UCCE), with the overall goal of helping extension personnel increase the skills and knowledge they need to build relationships with farmers and ranchers of color, as well as make extension services more widely accessible and responsive to what producers of color need.

The traditional way of defining extension clientele has largely focused on serving agricultural landowners and operators. This approach has made it difficult for extension personnel to serve diverse audiences, as 94% of the owner-operators in California are white. Shifting attention to serve farm workers (99% of whom are Hispanic or Latino) as well as owner-operators would both increase the diversity of extension clientele and take a more all-encompassing approach to who benefits from extension research and programming. This approach will also help achieve strategic goals related to improving the equity and reach of extension in California (such as UC ANR's condition change to improve living and working conditions for California's food system and farm workers).

This session will introduce the importance and value of farm workers and addressing farm labor issues in California, how extension professionals can better work to build relationships with farm worker organizations and serve the farm worker community, and why supporting farm workers is critical to the sustainability of California agriculture. Panelists include Bonnie Bade (Professor, California State University San Marcos), Patricia Carrillo (Executive Director, Agricultural and Land-Based Training Association), and Christy Getz (Associate Cooperative Extension Specialist, UC Berkeley).

Objective: This session will provide an introduction to the importance and value of farm workers and addressing farm labor issues in California, how extension professionals can better work to build relationships with farm worker organizations and serve the farm worker community, and why supporting farm workers is critical to the sustainability of California agriculture. 

Panelists include:

Contacts for More Information
Registration and Logistics: UC ANR Program Support, 530-750-1361 (messages only)

OFFICE, TEAM and PERSONAL MANAGEMENT

ANR Performance Standards

Review the ANR Core Competencies to see how your staff role aligns with the mission, vision and values of the UC ANR. By understanding your strengths and areas where you can upskill, you can use the Career Planning Tools to upscale your skill sets and grow.



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2021 NOW Conference - UC Berkeley – open to staff at all UCs!
June 3, 2021
Registration limited
Cost: $99
Click here to register and learn more

UC Berkeley People & Culture is excited to announce the 9th annual Next Opportunity at Work (NOW) Conference for staff career development will be held virtually on June 3, 2021. The NOW Conference is an all-day event designed to support UC staff with career and professional development. Learn all about NOW below!

What to expect: We have reimagined the 2021 conference by developing a virtual program designed to give you the same dynamic learning experience and networking opportunities that you have come to expect from the NOW Conference. The conference will include

  • 2 Inspiring Keynote Speakers
  • 18+ Dynamic Breakout Sessions
  • 1:1 Career Coaching
  • 1:1 Recruiting Sessions
  • Group Wellness
  • Networking Opportunities

Featured speakers:
Aiko Bethea
Janet Napolitano
Eugene Whitlock

More information here.
Questions? Contact us at nowconference@berkeley.edu

Burnout - Why are we so Exhausted? 
Thursday, June 8, 2021

Click here to register

Burnout is not a personal failing, nor a badge of honor. It is an "occupational phenomenon" recently (but actually before COVID) added to the World Health Organization classification of diseases. It is defined as a syndrome of exhaustion, cynicism and inefficacy. The presentation explores the neurobiology behind our demanding new ways of working and explains that sense of depletion, negative feelings about work and increased difficulty with motivation. We explore scientific data to see why videoconferencing is so draining, the effects of (normally helpful) brain short cuts called cognitive associations and some common feelings we are seeing across the workforce today.

Overcoming Challenges
Thursday, June 10, 2021
Click here to register

Whew! It's been a challenging year...so we explore the collective human experience, its effect on our work and lives, and how to move forward. We start by exploring the particular stressors of the past year and then move on to coping skills such as self-compassion, boundaries, mindset shifts and gratitude. We then turn to the concept of resilience itself and specific exercises on how to build it and gratitude. We then turn to the concept of resilience itself and specific exercises on how to build it, and then keep adapting and evolving to protect our well-being and keep our inspiration on track.

Everyone can learn something new

ANR Learning & Development
Office: 530.750.1239
learninganddevelopment@ucanr.edu

Posted on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 4:05 PM

L&D - Distance learning apps, Earth Engine, justice-centered approaches, mentorship


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ANR Learning & Development home, webinars, past webinar recordings

Potential presentations/presenters
Let us know here if you have a webinar to offer/recommend for ANR Colleagues in one of our four strategic learning areas.

Click on one of these areas for upcoming training events:

EXTENSION & DELIVERY

Image by Hatice EROL from Pixabay.
Distance Learning Apps to Enhance Teaching and Increase Engagement
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
10 -11:30 a.m.

Please join Anna Jones, PhD and Lyn Brock, MA, RD; CalFresh Healthy Living, UC and Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Distance learning apps can help learners engage with material and make learning fun, but it can be hard to know what apps are out there and where to start. Join this session in which we will share a variety of learning apps that are available at no-cost, how to get started with each app, and potential ways to use them to engage learners and enhance teaching. We will also discuss guiding principles for incorporating apps into distance education.

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

Introduction to Google Earth Engine

Friday, May 7, 2021
1 to 4 p.m.
Click Here for Registration

The goals of this workshop are to introduce you to the Earth Engine interface, import Sentinel (satellite) imagery, export a composite NDVI image, and analyze changes in NDVI over time.

We will take advantage of the up-to-date and easy-to-access satellite imagery in Earth Engine to calculate and analyze changes in a vegetation index (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index, or NDVI) from recent Sentinel imagery at the Sierra Foothills Research and Extension Center. First, we'll focus on the fundamentals that are needed to explore the Earth Engine API, including familiarity with JavaScript and common Earth Engine commands. Next, we'll work through several basic tasks, ultimately building towards a simple analysis of NDVI over time and exporting a change image. The main goal of the workshop is to make the case that surmounting the initial hurdle of using JavaScript in EE is worth the payout in computational power and speed. Therefore, wherever you end up in this workflow is a success. Here are the main tasks you can look forward to completing:

  • Run basic commands in JavaScript
  • Search for and add Sentinel imagery an Earth Engine Script
  • Print imagery datasets to the console to explore metadata
  • Add images to the map and change display settings
  • Construct a simple graph showing changes in NDVI over time within a rangeland ecosystem
  • Calculate the change in NDVI and export the result

UC Davis Library Resources virtual workshop
Thursday, May 27, 2021
4 -5 p.m.

Join Ruth Gustafson, UC Davis STEM Librarian to earn about UC Davis Library resources such as new library services/resources during COVID-19-time, VPN, and key research tools and strategies for specific disciplines.

Zoom: https://ucdavis.zoom.us/j/96282266839?pwd=cS9QaGpOeFN1K2JNWE96S3RIb25tQT09
Meeting ID: 962 8226 6839
Passcode: 978512

BUILDING SUPPORT

Big Dig Day & Social Media: Strategies for Success
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
10 - 10:45 a.m.

Join Emily Delk, Director of Annual Giving and Dora Garay, Social Media Strategist, as they share how to make the most of UC ANR's Big Dig Day (June 4, 2021) giving day campaign to raise money for your program. You will learn how to plan your campaign, including themes, tools, and timelines. And together we will learn the in's and out's of using social media to promote your campaign—from basic strategy to a more advanced approach to expand your reach.

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

Proposal Development and Proposal Process
Wednesday April 28, 2021
3 – 4 p.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 OCG for review, and submission to the sponsor. With Vanity Campbell and Kendra Rose.

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

Endowments 101: Slow and Steady Wins the Race
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
10 – 10:45 am       

Presented by Andrea Ambrose, Mary Ciricillo and Kelly Scott

Did you know that UC ANR has 76 endowed funds valued at more than $304 million? Or, that each year, we will realize more than $9 million in annual payouts to support our programs and research statewide? Join your Development Services team to learn more about endowments – what they are, how they work and if they are a good solution for your long term funding strategies. While endowments are not a quick fix, they can be an important component of your fundraising program as you build toward a more sustainable program funding model for the future. Find out if an endowment initiative is right for you as you and learn how we can help you develop a plan to ensure success.

Participants will:

  • Learn about different types of endowed funds and how they are managed
  • Understand the key differences between endowments and current use funds
  • Explore current UC ANR endowment initiatives
  • Have the information needed to determine readiness to explore endowment options

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

Basic Budget Calculator
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
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.

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

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION

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Special invitation: Apply to join justice-centered discussion

Real Talk: Learnings from Justice-Centered Approaches in Science and Advocacy
Thursday, May 6, 2021
10 –11:30 a.m.

The Union of Concerned Scientists will be hosting a virtual, interactive event next month to discuss experiences working with community partners and applying racial justice and equity frameworks to science and advocacy. We invite you to apply today to participate in our discussion.

Apply today to join UCS staff and fellow scientists and experts for an in-depth discussion on bringing justice and equity to science and advocacy.

The application of justice-centered frameworks in science and advocacy is often complex. No one size fits all. Rather, a vulnerable, human- and community-centered, intersectional approach is required. Good intent is not enough. We must attend to impact as well as understand historical and contemporary context; how our biases can show up; and how accessibility, privilege and power shape the work we do. But, scientists and experts don't often learn these approaches in their training.

During this session, we will discuss some of the challenges, successes and lessons we've learned in our work here at UCS. You'll also have the opportunity to examine your own experiences and opportunities for applying justice-centered approaches to your work. Learning from our collective experiences and digging into our individual goals, barriers and opportunities, we'll prepare ourselves and support each other in working towards science for justice, including partnering with communities.

Please complete the application today to be considered for attendance. We are asking folks to apply in order to host an intimate discussion with individuals committed to justice and committed to deeper engagement with us. If we cannot accommodate you, we will offer additional opportunities in the future for you to join us in this work. 

Asian Pacific Heritage Month
May 2021 – Every Tuesday, 3 - 4 p.m.
Register here.

May 4 – The Asian Pacific Identity: Experiences and Stories
May 11 – Asian Pacific Farmers in California: Past and Present
May 18 – Violence in Asian Pacific Communities: Exclusion, Internment, and Hate Crimes
May 25 – Supporting Our Friends and Colleagues: Bystander Intervention Training

Thank you to the Planning Team
Sibani Bose, Surendra Dara, Charles Go, Pam Kan-Rice, Janice Kao, Dohee Kim, Vikram Koundinya
Elaine Lander, Tunyalee Martin, Yu Meng, Stephanie Parreira, Devii Rao, Marisa Tsai, Sua Vang

Hollaback! 5D's of Bystander Intervention Methodology
Free! Training dates and times:

In response to the rise in Anti-Asian/American and xenophobic harassment,  Hollaback! partnered with Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC to adapt a free bystander intervention training as well as offering a de-escalation training to meet this moment. Hollaback! invites you to attend their free bystander intervention trainings:

The one-hour, interactive training will teach you Hollaback!'s 5D's of bystander intervention methodology. We'll start by talking about the types of disrespect that Asian and Asian American folks are facing right now — from microaggressions to violence — using a tool we call the “spectrum of disrespect.” You'll learn what to look for and the positive impact that bystander intervention has on individuals and communities. We'll talk through five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening. We'll have time at the end for practice, and you'll leave feeling more confident intervening the next time you see Anti-Asian/American harassment online or in person.

Understanding Unconscious Bias: Awareness, Knowledge and Competency Development
Various dates – see below.
Register for a session now! - Register early because each session is limited to 35 participants!

Bias, in its most simplistic definition, is having a preference for one thing over another. Also, biases come into play in our impressions and judgment of people, especially those whose identities and experiences are different from our own.

Workshop leaders are Mikael Villalobos, Associate Chief Diversity Officer in the Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at UC Davis, and Eric Sanchez, Diversity and Inclusion Educator, UC Davis.

Who should attend: Those who have not participated in this type of learning are encouraged to register. Priority will be given to people who have not had previous access to this learning topic. There will be a waiting list for those who are interested but regularly engage with bias-related topics.

Objectives: We will explore how we make snap judgments about people by understanding our socialization that informs our biases.

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.

By participating in one of these workshops, you have the opportunity to support the ANR Strategic Plan 2020-2025 Goal to develop an inclusive and equitable workplace, and employ a workforce that reflects the racial, ethnic, and gender diversity of California.

Choose One Session.
Each of the following two-hour workshops will be tailored to job roles as indicated below but you are welcome to sign up for the session that fits best with your schedule.

Those Tasked with Program Delivery to Clientele - Including but not limited to academic coordinators, advisors, CE specialists, community educators, CE field workers/RECS and staff research associates

Tuesday, June 1, 9 - 11 a.m.
Monday, June 7, 10 a.m. - noon

Those Who Work with Volunteers - Including but not limited to volunteer coordinators and managers

Monday, May 10, 10 a.m. - noon

Those who provide support to others in ANR - Including but not limited to administrative and support staff

Thursday, May 20, 10 a.m. - noon

Cancellation: Participants must notify us of cancellations in writing to ANR Program Support at least one week prior to the session for which they're registered. 

Registration & Logistics: ANR Program Support or call (530) 750-1361

OFFICE, TEAM, and PERSONAL MANAGEMENT

Pivot Leadership: The Key to Leading Change is Changing the Way You Lead (from VitalSmarts ® – the people who bring you Crucial Conversations)

April 28, 2021
10 - 11 a.m.

Click to register

Join master trainer and speaker Scott Robley for Pivot Leadership: The Key to Leading Change is Changing the Way You Lead. In this 45-minute, free webinar you'll learn:

  • The 4 key pivots of influential leaders – skills to lean on when the world changes around you.
  • How to recognize what's getting in the way of change.
  • Skills to coach and lead others through challenges and opportunities.

UC Virtual Risk Summit 2021! Registration Open!
May 18-20, 2021
Register here.

The Virtual Risk Summit is free to UC employees this year! Register, even if you can only attend a session or two – you'll learn useful information to improve safety, risk management or wellness at your location. The conference will feature topics including ergonomics, lab safety, emergency preparedness, drones, travel, risk management, and wellness, to name a few.

View the Program at a Glance at https://www.ucop.edu/risk-services/_files/risk-summit/risk-summit-21.pdf.

To acknowledge and celebrate the hard work everyone has put in over the last year, UCOP Risk Services is also inviting us to submit a Shout-Out recognizing our team's accomplishments over the past year! You can send an image of your team or yourself, and a shout-out paragraph to RiskMgmt@ucop.edu before Monday, May 10, and it will be displayed on the conference event site. Share with colleagues!

Hidden Gem - ANR Staff Mentorship Program
May 20, 2021
noon -12:30 p.m.

Join mentors and mentees who have participated in past ANR Staff Mentorship Programs to learn about this hidden gem at ANR.

Find out about how the process works, the learning participants gain, and why you would consider participating in our next program (January 2022).

The interview-style format will be fun and informative and you will have an opportunity to ask questions.

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

2021 NOW Conference - UC Berkeley – open to staff at all UCs!
June 3, 2021
Registration limited
Cost: $99

UC Berkeley People & Culture is excited to announce the 9th annual Next Opportunity at Work (NOW) Conference for staff career development will be held virtually on June 3, 2021. The NOW Conference is an all-day event designed to support UC staff with career and professional development. Learn all about NOW below!

What to expect:

We have reimagined the 2021 conference by developing a virtual program designed to give you the same dynamic learning experience and networking opportunities that you have come to expect from the NOW Conference. The conference will include

2 Inspiring Keynote Speakers
18+ Dynamic Breakout Sessions
1:1 Career Coaching
1:1 Recruiting Sessions
Group Wellness

Networking Opportunities

Featured speakers
Aiko Bethea

Janet Napolitano
Eugene Whitlock

More information here.
Questions?

Contact us at nowconference@berkeley.edu

Supervisor Training Encouraged for all ANR Employees

You don't need to be a people manager to complete the UC People Management Certificate Series (video). In fact, it's for anyone who aspires to lead and manage people – or just to be a enhance your general employee skills.

By completing this training, you will help make UC ANR more productive and a better place to work. Topics covered include:

* Performance Management * Administration & Operations * Change Management * Communications * Managing Implicit Bias

In addition, if you seek a greater appreciation for any of the following, this training is for you:

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

By deepening these skills, you become a better team member, will better support your colleagues, and if you become a supervisor someday, you'll help in ANR's succession fulfillment. Once you complete the series, contact jlazulai@ucanr.edu to receive your certificate of completion!

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