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ANR Learning & Development: Engaging youth, sponsorship, strategies for success


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ANR Learning & Development | Webinar Recordings 

Engaging Youth in Natural Resources
Please join us for our Eighth (in a series of nine) webinar!
March 4 at 10 a.m. PST / 1 p.m. EST.
Register here.

This webinar is open to all! 
Please distribute to your colleagues and other interested people.

Webinar summary:
To maintain attraction to and retention of new and diverse talent in applied STEM careers, youth engagement in natural resources is critical. However, due to limited funding, widespread disconnect to natural systems, and a lack of effective science communication on behalf of the STEM community, youth engagement in natural resources is dwindling. Cooperative Extension is well positioned to address this challenge. This webinar will explore three very different ways that Extension personnel have engaged youth in natural resources and speakers will illustrate how to initiate and maintain new youth programming across states.

Impact Collaborative Innovation Facilitator Training 
March 9 & 11, 2021
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PST
eXtension Foundation Members – Click 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 that 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 & national teams. Click to register

Sponsorship - (If you are reading this, you should watch this webinar!)

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Learn to incorporate sponsorships into your events. This webinar will provide a basic overview of sponsorships for virtual and in-person events, and will review strategies for identifying who would make a good sponsor, how to establish sponsorship levels and the ANR policies that will guide you as you solicit and recognize your sponsors. You will also discover ways to work with Development Services to secure larger sponsorships in the future. Learning Objectives: 

  • Learn about sponsorships and why we have them
  • Explore strategies for identifying sponsor prospects, developing sponsor levels and associated benefits
  • Understand the ANR policies for how you can recognize your sponsor

With Scott Brayton, major gifts officer, and Andrea Ambrose, director of advancement. Zoom access:

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

Come See the New Integrated Web Platform Demo! Third Thursday WebANR
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Noon – 12:30 p.m.

Join ANR IT colleagues Sree Mada and Jon Wilson as they demo ANR's new and under-construction integrated web platform. Find out what it will look like, how you and your clientele will use it, and the improvements it will provide for the people of California. Zoom access:

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

Intro to Contracts & Grants and Grant Tracking System
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
9:30 a.m.-10 a.m.

This training is for academics and staff who are new, or just need a refresher, to submitting proposals for external funding. We will provide an introduction to the Office of Contracts and Grants including an overview of the proposal submission process and the Grant Tracking System. With Kimberly Lamar and Kendra Rose. Zoom access:

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

Rev-up Your Virtual Leadership Series: Rev-up the trust!
March 24, 2021
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. PDT
Click to register.

Who? Extension Professionals from Extension Foundation member institutions leading five or more peers. Rev-up Your Virtual Leadership includes discussions on how to lead when we've lost the ability to put a hand on a shoulder.

It's not time that builds trust, it's our behaviors.  Learn what you can do to keep it from eroding and create an environment where trust can thrive! Click to read more.

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 ins and outs of using social media to promote your campaign—from the basics of each platform to more advanced strategies to expand your reach.

Zoom access:

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

Collaborative Facilitation - 5 Spots left!
Dates: Every Tuesday from April 20-May 11
Four 2-hour sessions (virtual)
Instructor: Kim Rodrigues; Co-facilitators: Kim Ingram and Javier Miramontes

Application survey.

Limited to 24 participants. Your application will be reviewed, and you will be notified about your participation.

This course is designed for people who have already learned basic meeting facilitation. It is open to all UC ANR academic and staff employees, including statewide program volunteers.

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

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

This course will cover the following topics:

Session I - review and include building teams to “compete” for the correct responses to challenges with meetings.
Session II - prevention and intervention tools.
Session III - dealing with difficult people, including ourselves.
Session IV - tools to manage conflicts combining all the tools you have learned and experienced.

Outlook: Efficient Email Management (LinkedIn Learning)
Click to link to course.

Many of us spend hours every day plowing through our email, reading, replying or forwarding, searching, storing. If we could improve our email management, even if only incrementally, and if the improvements we made could become habits, we would save hours every single week. In this course, Gini von Courter will use her Outlook Inbox to demonstrate features and techniques that will help you more efficiently view, organize and even automate your Outlook email. Please join this exploration of the Outlook tools you can use to tame your wild inbox.

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

PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL SKILLS
- For managers and direct reports

There's only one right way to ask for feedback: ‘How can I do better?'

Negative feedback is inconsistent with our self-image and so we reject it.

By Marshall Goldsmith

“Soliciting feedback” is just what the words imply. It is when we solicit opinions from people about what we are doing wrong. As simple as it sounds, it is not always so simple. Most people have two problems dealing with negative feedback. This may not sound like many, but they are big problems. The first is we don't want to hear it and the second is we don't want to give it.

The reason we don't want to hear it is because negative feedback is inconsistent with our self-image and so we reject it. Did you know that of all the classes I've taught 95% of members believe they are in the top half of their group? While this is statistically impossible, it is psychologically real. Proving to successful people that they are “wrong” works just about as well as making them change. Click here to read more.

Giving and Receiving Feedback (LinkedIn Learning)
Click to link to course.

Say someone on your team misses a deadline. Do you address it right away or do you wait to see if it becomes a pattern? If you do address it, how do you go about giving that feedback? Feedback is a critical aspect of managing a team. The more often you provide it, the better. It's important to provide both positive and constructive feedback to the people on the teams you manage, individually and collectively. It's best to keep these conversations simple and frequent. One way I find to be extremely useful in providing feedback is SBI. It stands for situation, behavior, impact. Let's watch Hilary provide feedback to Jeff using this model. Click to link to course.


CAREER RESILIENCE

Network your way to a more satisfying job
Click to read more.

Monday, March 8, 2021
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Part of the Career Resilience Webinar Series.
In this workshop (via Zoom) you will explore the best strategies for building a professional network including simple techniques for networking, whether you are a social butterfly, or you tend to be more reserved. Topics will cover how to identify contacts, what techniques to use for making connections, and how to create valuable two-way professional relationships.

Ace Your Virtual Interview
Click to read more.
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Part of the Career Resilience Webinar Series.

This workshop (via Zoom) will help you understand best practices for successful phone and video interview formats. We will explore tips and techniques for what to do before, during, and after a virtual interview, to ensure you make the best impression possible. Armed with the latest information on this growing approach to interviews, you will have the confidence to ace a virtual interview like a pro.

Why it Feels so Good to Read about this Princeton Professor's Failures (WaPo)
By Ana Swanson, Reporter
Click here to read more.

Most of us have had some momentary feelings of inferiority when looking over the résumé of a friend or job applicant. When you look at someone else's shining educational and professional accomplishments, it's easy to feel that the person in question is far more impressive than yourself.

But any accomplished résumé – or CV, as non-Americans and some in the professional class like to call them – hides secrets. If you could read between the lines of the many successes that are recorded in a résumé, you would probably see far more failures: schools people didn't get into; scholarship essays that were toiled over and rejected; job applications that now seem harebrained.

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Everyone can learn something new. 

ANR Learning & Development
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Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 3:41 PM

Learning & Development: Foreign travel with a laptop, Measuring outcomes, Wellness

 


Check out the continuing learning opportunities provided through ANR Learning & Development. ANR Webinars are recorded and archived here.

Export Control: What is export and how does it affect me?
Wednesday, Nov. 6
9:30 a.m.-10:30 am
Planning to travel abroad and taking your laptop? Have you ever wanted to know more about the fundamental research exclusion? Tune in to find out more about Export Control.

With Kathleen Nolan, ANR Office of Contracts and Grants.

Zoom access:
https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/723407963
1 669 900 6833 
Webinar ID: 723 407 963

Wellness @ Work (Recorded on Oct. 17, 2019.)
During our October WebANR a chat came through to our presenter, Satinder Gill, Pysch. D. UC Davis: "My job isn't particularly stressful regarding responsibilities. But its more of the interactions with other that causes distress. I find my boss as well as a few others around the office to be high stress individuals or unhappy. Since I transfer those emotions easily over to myself it ends up making me moody too. How can I deal with that? Sometimes it feels like it ruins my day (how others feel or act) and it makes me anxious or feel isolated because they I avoid certain people to avoid negativity or feeling that way. Question: What can I do about this? Listen to the Recording to find out what you can do about stresses that arise for you at work.

Practical Methods to Measuring Outcomes
Nov. 7, ANR Building, Davis
Dec. 10, Kearney REC, Parlier

Please register here and request travel funds provided by ANR Learning & Development budget.

 Workshop desired outcomes: Participants will gain...

  • understanding of and experience in defining outcomes and identifying measurable indicators for your programs
  • understanding of evaluation data collection approaches and methods used by UCCE
  • progress on your outcomes evaluation plans/efforts

Led by Katherine Webb-Martinez, Associate Director of UC ANR Program Planning and Evaluation Office; Vikram Koundinya, UCCE evaluation specialist; and UCCE advisor co-presenters TBA. 

Writing Strong Impact Statements
Nov. 8, ANR Building, Davis
Dec. 11, Kearney REC, Parlier

Please register here and request travel funds provided by ANR Learning & Development budget. 

Workshop desired outcomes: Participants will gain understanding and practice

  • organizing your program activities into themes for the merit and promotion process
  • using basic logic model techniques to connect program outcomes to UC ANR condition changes and public value
  • identifying condition change indicators to strengthen impact writing
  • writing impact statements for your programs -- for your merit and promotion efforts, for UC Delivers, and other communications

Led by Katherine Webb-Martinez, associate director of UC ANR Program Planning and Evaluation Office, and Mark Lagrimini, vice provost of research and extension.

New Employee Administrative Orientation
Nov. 13, 2019
ANR Building, Davis

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. Register here.

Communicating Your Story: Instagram
November 13, 2019
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

  • Techniques and best practices to use the platform most effectively.
  • A few quick tips for using your smart phone to shoot pictures and video (and for posting).
  • Finding your online community and building an audience for your work.
  • Tips to manage your Instagram account efficiently.

With Rose Hayden-Smith, CE advisor and Strategic Communications, and Dan Macon, CE advisor for Placer, Nevada, Sutter & Yuba counties

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

UC Delivers - now in easy to use blog format!
Nov. 21, 2019
Noon-12:30pm

UC Delivers communicates your project's measured outcomes and how these contribute to broader UC ANR condition changes and public value statements. This presentation will include:

  • how to navigate the ANR website to find the UC Delivers blog
  • a step-by-step guide on writing a UC Delivers ...read more here.

Disability Management for Supervisors (3-hr In-person; UC Davis; Registration required; 4/16/2020)

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. If classes are filled, sign up for the wait-list. Register here

Foreign Influence: What is foreign influence and how can I comply?

Wednesday, Dec. 4
9:30 a.m-10:30 am
The university has observed heightened awareness and increased activity related to the issue of foreign influence in academia. Learn about new requirements and guidance to better understand the evolving compliance landscape.

With Kathleen Nolan, ANR Office of Contracts and Grants.

Zoom access:
https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/502451113
1 669 900 6833 
Webinar ID: 502 451 113


People Managers - Join the 2020 UC People Networking Cohort! 

Starting in January 2020

Enroll now to participate in 11, one-hour ANR-facilitated discussions for supervisor development and upskilling! Share challenges and successes with peers. Learn how to increase employee performance, engagement, and team collaboration. Join discussions based on the UC People Management Series Certificate on how to be an effective people manager. Register by Dec. 20, 2019. For more information, email jlazulai@ucanr.edu.

Finding Your Time Management Style (LinkedIn Learning)

  • Modify your time management system to suit your style.
  • Use the variety-consistency assessment to discover your time management style.
  • Adapt your time management system to suit the needs of your team.
  • Show coworkers how to discover their time management style.
  • Evaluate your language to collaborate more effectively.

Management Tips Weekly (LinkedIn Learning)

In this series, Todd Dewett, PhD, shares the tips respected and motivated managers use to improve rapport, navigate tricky situations, build better relationships, and drive the business forward. Each installment, is two tips ranging from avoiding the dreaded micromanagement, to managing a multigenerational workforce, cultivating better listening skills, and developing an understanding of your organization's politics.

Career Catalyst Lunchtime Series
UC Davis, Zoom options!

New! My UC Career (Demo)
UC Career Development Portal

Wellness workshops and other resources
In-person and Zoom options) at UC Davis.

 


Everyone can learn something new.

 

 

Posted on Friday, October 25, 2019 at 4:48 PM

Learning and Development: LinkedIn, water diversion reporting, staff mentorship


Check out the continuing learning opportunities provided through ANR Learning & Development. ANR Webinars are recorded and archived here.

Communicating Your Story: LinkedIn
October 9, 2019
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Rose Hayden-Smith explains that many of us think of LinkedIn as a professional networking tool. But with a powerful publishing platform and an ability to post links, it's also an ideal place to share your ANR story and grow a network of people who are interested in your work. In this fast-paced webinar, we'll cover the basics of building a great LinkedIn profile, publishing posts. Read more here.

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

Social Cafe' Drop-in
October 10, 2019 (also Nov. 14 and Dec. 11)
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Join Rose Hayden-Smith for drop-in conversations and questions about the effective use of social media and communications in Extension work. The Cafe' opens with a 5-10 minute "tutorial" of a new tool or feature on commonly used social media platforms, or a brief showcase of the effective and innovative use of digital communications within ANR. The remainder of time will be devoted to sharing best practices and Q&A.

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

Spotlight Webinar: Helping Water Rights Owners Comply with CA Water Diversion Reporting Requirements
Oct. 15, 2019
2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Join Khaled Bali and Larry Forero to learn about their training courses for water rights holders to address water storage and diversion as it relates to California Senate Bill 88.

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

Call for Mentee Applicants: ANR Staff Mentorship Program
ANR Learning & Development is delighted to announce a call for mentee applicants to ANR's second annual staff mentorship program!

This program will pair staff mentees who seek professional development with mentors from across UC ANR. The program will provide a supportive structure in which mentees can cultivate contacts, better understand ANR, gather information, explore challenges and enhance effectiveness as they design their personal growth and career paths.

The 9-month Mentorship Program (January-October 2020) will consist of

  • Regular monthly meetings (conference video/calls) with your mentor,
  • CliftonGallop Strengthfinder survey for both mentors and mentees
  • Three in-person group sessions (Mentee orientation, CliftonGallop Strengthfinder ® workshop, Completion & Debrief Day).

ANR Learning & Development will cover the cost of travel for the in-person sessions. The program will be limited to 15 staff. If you are interested, fill out the survey by Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, to be considered.

In selecting mentees for the pilot program, and ANR Staff Assembly Subcommittee will consider each applicant's survey responses, length of time with ANR, unit/location, and role. Our goal is to include a broad range of participants from across the division. For more information on mentoring relationships read more here.

Nominations due Oct. 4: UC Women's Initiative for Professional Development (UC WI(Video)
Nominate your direct reports, ANR colleagues, or yourself for the 2020 UC Women's Initiative for Professional Development. Get more information and learn how to apply.

LGBTQIA Inclusion in the Workplace
Oct. 3, 2019 and April 1, 2020 @ UC Davis

UC Davis training: Among the course objectives include broadening our understanding of the experiences of LGBTQIA people on our campus by exploring the culture, language and terminology related to sexual orientation and gender identity.  Using case studies, participants will gain awareness and knowledge of the issues that impact members of the LGBTQIA community in the workplace, and will engage in developing strategies the work towards creating a welcoming work environment. Register here.

WebANR - Wellness in the Workplace
Join Satinder Gill, Psyc.D. UC Davis for the following topics and more:

Overview of ASAP (Academic and Staff Assistance Program)
Identify signs and symptoms of stress
How gratitude and self-compassion can help us cope with stress

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

Communicating Your Story: For Blogs and More
October 23, 2019
11:30am-12:30pm

Join Rose Hayden-Smith for this fast-paced webinar, in which we'll cover the basics of communicating your story through blogging, with a particular focus on creating content for ANR sites. Read more here.

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


Practical Methods to Measuring Outcomes
November 7, ANR Building, Davis
December 10, Kearney REC, Parlier

 Workshop desired outcomes: Participants will gain. . . 

  • understanding of and experience in defining outcomes and identifying measurable indicators for your programs
  • understanding of evaluation data collection approaches and methods used by UCCE
  • progress on your outcomes evaluation plans/efforts

Led by Katherine Webb-Martinez, Associate Director of UC ANR Program Planning and Evaluation Office; Vikram Koundinya, UCCE evaluation specialist; and UCCE advisor co-presenters TBA. Please register here and request travel funds provided by ANR Learning & Development budget.

Writing Strong Impact Statements
Nov. 8, ANR Building, Davis
Dec. 11, Kearney REC, Parlier

 Workshop desired outcomes: Participants will gain understanding and practice. . . 

  • organizing your program activities into themes for the merit and promotion process
  • using basic logic model techniques to connect program outcomes to UC ANR condition changes and public value
  • identifying condition change indicators to strengthen impact writing
  • writing impact statements for your programs -- for your merit and promotion efforts, for UC Delivers, and other communications

Led by Katherine Webb-Martinez, associate director of UC ANR Program Planning and Evaluation Office, and Mark Lagrimini, vice provost of research and extension. Please register here and request travel funds provided by ANR Learning & Development budget.

New Employee Administrative Orientation
Nov. 13, 2019
ANR Building, Davis

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. Register here.

People Managers - Join the 2020 UC People Networking Cohort!
Enroll now to participate in 11, 1-hour ANR-facilitated discussions for supervisor development and upskilling! Share challenges and successes with peers. Join discussions based on the UC People Management Series Certificate on how to be an effective people manager. Register by December 20, 2019. For more information email jlazulai@ucanr.edu.

5 Ways to Keep Your Star Employees (LinkedIn Learning)
Q: Yes or No, Managing Star Employees is easy. For the answer, read more here.

Posted on Friday, September 27, 2019 at 2:53 PM

ANR Learning & Development: UC library resources, understanding condition changes

 

 

 

 

Check out the continuing learning opportunities through ANR Learning & Development.
ANR Webinars are recorded and archived here.

Accessing UC library resources and services from your location - We're here for you!
August 8, 2019
Time: 11:30 am
After attending this session, participants will feel like library VIPs, and will know how to access resources owned or licensed by the UC Library system by mail or electronically. They will also know how to connect to research help, and suggest titles for the library to acquire.

Leyla R Cabugos, UC Davis Plant Science Librarian

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

Learning Circle - Ethical OS Toolkit (Register here)
Aug. 8, 2019
10:30 am-noon

Generated by the eXtension Foundation, Engage & Empower Online is an online co-learning community connecting local and regional Impact Collaborative projects across the U.S. for collective impact.  Through public and private cross-sector partnerships with the Cooperative Extension System's (CES) eXtension Foundation, Engage & Empower Online is a new resource designed to collectively drive innovation and action forward toward real and meaningful impacts. Register here.

Focus on your strengths with Strengthsfinder 2.0 
Aug. 12, Oct. 2, Dec. 10, 2019, UC Davis/UC Davis Health, Register here

During this session you will hear about the Gallup StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment which introduces 34 dominate themes, and identifies tops strengths and how to leverage them. Learn about research on talent-based productivity and engagement, and areas where you have the greatest potential to develop your strengths and apply them on the job. 

To help you identify and build upon your talents, you are required to complete the Strengthsfinder 2.0 assessment and review your Strengths Insight and Action-Planning Guide prior to attending this session. Register here. If a class is full, sign up for the wait-list so you can participate when the course repeats.

Improve your understanding of ANR's condition changes and use of relevant indicators
August 15, 2019
Noon-12:30pm

  • How you can start tracking and connecting to condition change indicators
  • Data sources you can use to make "Safe inferences" to change in conditions
  • UC ANR examples using condition change indicators

With Wendy Powers, Mark Bell, Katherine Webb-Martinez, Kit Alviz

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

Building Movement Project
Check out The Building Movement Project website. Learn how this organization develops research, tools, training materials and opportunities for partnerships that bolster nonprofit organizations' ability to support the voice and power of the people they serve. Learn their tools for developing the capacity of organizations to engage constituents in changing the systems that impact their lives.

Leadership - Analyzing how organizations can do their best work and encourage leaders at every level by promoting the most effective and inclusive practices.

Nonprofits and Social Change - Developing the capacity of organizations to engage constituents in changing the systems that impact them.

Movement Building - Acknowledging and building on the distinct role of nonprofit organizations in advancing movements for social change

In 2016, the Building Movement Project conducted a national survey on race and leadership in nonprofits. The data from that survey led to the development of the popular Race to Lead report series. This summer, the Race to Lead survey is back! By participating, survey respondents will contribute to one of the largest existing data sets on race and leadership in the nonprofit sector and will help inform the next round of Race to Lead reports. The confidential survey is open to anyone working for pay in the U.S. nonprofit sector and takes about 25 minutes to fill out. Just go to: bit.ly/RacetoLeadSurvey!

Time Management and Workplace Culture: Do longer hours mean higher productivity and increased passion? (Sponsored by FASEBRegister here.

Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019 at 5 p.m. Pacific Time

There is an unspoken perception within the scientific community: if you aren't working at least 60 hours a week, then you are less productive and passionate about your research. This has led to a culture in which scientists often become competitive and brag about their excessive time spent in lab and display their exhaustion like a badge of honor. This webinar will explore how long hours in the lab became the norm and the effects that it has on scientists. This webinar will also provide tips on how to maximize productivity in lab and maintain a healthy work-life balance. Register here.

With Julie Overbaugh, Ph.D. faculty member, Human Biology and Public Health Sciences Division, endowed chair for Graduate Education, director, Office of Education and Training, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; and Lesley Weaver, Ph.D. postdoctoral fellow, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.

7 Questions that ambitious employees can ask their boss

One of the most important and influential relationships you have at work is with your manager. Along with being an example you can learn from (for better or worse), your manager has great influence over your responsibilities and your ability to develop as an employee.
 
In the LinkedIn Learning course Building Business Relationships, Instructor Simon Bailey encouraged employees to ask their manager these seven questions. These seven questions will help you form a better relationship with your boss, which will both make your day-to-day life better as well as improve the prospect of your career.

If you want your free ANR LinkedIn Learning account, email jlazulai@ucanr.edu.

SAVE THE DATE: Agents of Change, Creating Extension Connections. NAEPSDP National Conference
Savannah, Georgia, Dec. 3-5, 2019.
Submit proposals by Aug. 13, 2019: Round tables, posters, workshops, oral presentations, ignite sessions.
Post conference tour: University of Georgia Marine Extension Center and Aquarium Tour on Skidaway Island.

Everyone can learn something new. 
UC ANR Learning & Development

Posted on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 12:47 PM

Delivering hope in the midst of loss

During evacuation from the Camp Fire, Tracy Schohr tweeted information for people seeking refuge for large animals.

Between the Camp Fire in Butte County and the Woolsey Fire in Southern California in November, most ANR members have been affected in some way by the devastating wildfires. Several have experienced major personal losses that they are still dealing with.

While the Camp Fire was still raging on Nov. 14, Emily Symmes, director of UCCE in Butte County, wrote:

“As you can imagine, due to the destruction of nearly the entire town of Paradise and other ridge communities, all of our employees have numerous friends, family, and loved ones who have lost their homes and all of their belongings, as evacuations were so sudden and urgent that most left with only what they could grab in minutes. As such, all have been affected to varying degrees. We have two direct staff members, Alexandra Falk (nutrition education specialist) and John Klepps (Honey Bee Tech Transfer Team) who lived in Paradise. Both have received confirmation that their homes were among those destroyed. They and their families and pets are now safe and have found temporary housing. Many in our extended network of 4-H and Master Gardener program participants and volunteers resided in Paradise have also been heavily impacted, losing everything.”

Among the Master Gardener volunteers in Paradise who lost their houses is Bob DiPietro and his wife, parents of Damon DiPetro of ANR's IT team. Damon's sister and her family also lost their house.

Colleagues have asked how to help.

Emergency resources for UC employees

In response to queries, the Staff Assembly has posted information on their website about the impact of the Camp Fire on our ANR employees and their families at http://staffassembly.ucanr.edu/Resources_/Emergency_Resources_/. Earlier in the year, they posted similar information for those impacted by the Mendocino fires and have committed to maintain Emergency Services information on their website whenever any UC ANR employees are impacted. 

Emergency support is also available to UC employees from the university's benefit plans https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/2018/11/emergency-support-from-ucs-benefit-plans.html.

UCCE staff in Butte County and other counties have been reaching out to assist community members.

UC ANR assists Camp Fire survivors

In the midst of their own losses, UCCE staff in Butte County and neighboring counties have been reaching out to assist community members. For example, Ryan Cleland, 4-H representative, has been working with the 4-H community since Nov. 8, the day the Camp Fire erupted, to coordinate assistance and volunteerism. He is providing vetted and frequently updated information on where evacuated and displaced people can find help and how other community members can volunteer, donate and contribute.

The UCCE nutrition education team has been assisting with meal preparation at shelters, and also with volunteering at indoor youth activities available through the shelters and the local area recreation district.

Other UCCE staff and advisors have been volunteering where needed – helping gather and deliver supplies, volunteering at human shelters and animal shelters, helping out at the numerous meal centers that have popped up.

UC Master Gardener volunteers have been reaching out to fellow Master Gardeners who have lost their homes or remain evacuated to offer housing and other support.

Tracy Schohr, UCCE livestock and natural resource advisor in Plumas and Sierra counties, has been helping care for large animals in the evacuation zone.

The forestry, fire and natural resource advisors have ongoing fire safety research and education programs, coordinating with fire safe councils, and working with other agencies to assist in recovery and become better prepared for natural disasters.

Posted on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 9:47 AM

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