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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.

Check below for upcoming opportunities or ICYMI (in case you missed it) recordings. 

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

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Extension Methods & Delivery

Edtech and Teachers: Selecting Products to Support Diverse Learners (Sponsored by Digital Promise)
Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021
2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Pacific

Click here for more information and to register.
A Learner Variability Project national survey of American public school parents and teachers found that teachers more comfortable with edtech were significantly less likely to say the pandemic has worsened their ability to work with each student's learner variability.

Yet, as our speakers will address, before developing a comfort with edtech is the need to understand the why within each student—their variability that can change over time and context. In this edWebinar, we will discuss:

  • How equity, accessibility, and supporting the whole learner give products more opportunities to address the needs of the full diversity of learners
  • Resources for teachers on how they can enable features that make tools they use more accessible
  • Access to clear and trustworthy information about edtech to ensure teachers can easily find tools that align with their priorities
  • Internal school district decision-making processes for tech tool selection

This edWebinar will be of interest to pre-K to grade 12 teachers, librarians, school and district leaders, ELL educators, and those involved in the edtech community. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.

Innovation Skill-Building Experience (Q4, Session 2)
Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021
Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021
Click here to learn more and to register.

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.

Southern Region NUEL Urban Agriculture Zoom
Friday, Nov. 19, 2021
10 a.m.-12 p.m. Pacific
Click to learn more.

The Southern Region National Urban Extension Leaders Network will again host quarterly webinars during 2021-22. We will be covering the topic of Urban Agriculture: Extension programs/initiatives that support local food production in urban communities, whether through commercial farming, school, and community-based gardening, or home food production.

Our guest will be Dr. Drew Carson from the University of the District of Columbia. We will also have "lightning presentations" from three Southern Region agents/educators.

Zoom Link: https://uky.zoom.us/j/86193898011

2021 NAEPSDP Annual Conference (Virtual)
National Association of Extension Programs and Staff Development Professionals
Tuesday, Nov. 30 - Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021

Click here for more information and to register.
Click here for tentative schedule.
The theme of this year's conference is "Moving forward in a new world."

We are looking forward to getting together virtually to again interact with colleagues and share ideas and successes!

29 Days Left to Submit Presentation Proposals for the 2022 National Urban Extension Conference
Monday, May 23 - Thursday, May 26, 2022, Camden, New Jersey
Click here to learn more and register.

This event provides an opportunity for Extension professionals and applied researchers to share research and innovative educational strategies that address the needs of urban, suburban, and peri-urban populations as well as urban-rural interdependencies. The Conference will take place in Camden, New Jersey--part of the Camden-Philadelphia metro area! Learn more.

A Non-Traditional Route to Delivering Traditional Extension Programs
Recording (July 2021)

Master Gardeners, Youth Development and Field Days are a mainstay for most Extension programs. The pandemic allowed the Harris County (Texas) ANR unit to develop educational outreach programs that were only concepts prior to COVID-19 restrictions. We will look at what was implemented, what we learned and what's next. Julie Robinson will discuss the efforts of Virtual Field Tours that began before the pandemic and then improved and enhanced during the pandemic.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension's Presentation: Slide deck.
Virtual Field Tours/Trip Presentation: Slide deck.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Perspectives: Culturally Responsive Place-based Education Series
Thursdays - Nov. 4, Dec. 2, Feb. 3, March 3, April 7, May 5
3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Pacific 
Click here to learn more and to register.

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

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

Nov. 4 – Incorporating Indigenous Perspectives and Maple Sugaring Experiences in Place-based Teaching and Learning
Dec. 2 - Incorporating Black Perspectives in Place-Based Teaching and Learning
Feb. 3 - Special Needs Perspectives and PBE In and Beyond the Classroom
March 3 - Engaging with LGTBQ+IA Communities in PBE in Formal and Non-Formal Settings
April 7 - A Latinx Lens: Incorporating Latinx Perspectives through Place-Based Educational Programming
May 5 -Incorporating Asian Principles, Practices, and People in Community- and Place-Based Learning

 

UC SAREP Racial Equity in Extension Webinar
Session 5: Understanding Disparities in Farmland Ownership
Friday, Nov. 19, 2021
1:30-3 p.m. (Pacific Time)

 

The goal of the UC SAREP Racial Equity in Extension webinar series is to provide a foundation of knowledge for extension professionals to foster relationships of trust with farmers, ranchers, and other land managers of color who have historically been underserved by extension institutions. By unpacking the history of how land is owned and by whom, this session seeks to draw attention to the importance of prioritizing equitable land ownership/tenure.

 

Who Should Attend:

 

Anyone who works in an extension capacity, including with organizations such as UC Cooperative Extension, Resource Conservation Districts, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and related agencies and organizations.

 

It is not necessary to have attended the previous webinars in the series to sign up for the upcoming webinars.

 

Description: Land is foundational to food production, and access to land is a critical issue for the next generation of farmers. Yet ownership of farmland in the United States is vastly unequal, with White people owning 98%. This webinar – the first of two on the topic of land justice – will explore how present-day trends in farmland ownership are rooted in colonization, land appropriation/theft, discrimination, and violence. The webinar will also recognize ways in which Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color in California have always resisted racism and affirmed lasting ties to the land. Part two – the final webinar in our 6-part series, to be held in December – will highlight organizations working towards land justice solutions and how extension professionals might engage them.

 

Panelists:

 

  • Brittani Orona is an enrolled member of the Hoopa Valley Tribe and an incoming Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies at San Diego State University. Her research focuses on Hupa, Yurok, and Karuk perspectives of visual sovereignty, memory, human and water rights on the Klamath River Basin.
  • Caroline Collins, Ph.D. is a Postdoctoral Fellow at UC San Diego and the producer of the Cal Ag Roots podcast series "We Are Not Strangers Here," which shines a light on African Americans in the history of California agriculture and rural communities.
  • Nikiko Masumoto is a yonsei (4th generation) farmer on her family's organic peach farm and the co-founder of Yonsei Memory Project, which creates inter-generational spaces for ‘memory keeping' within the Japanese American community and in alliance with other communities and movements for justice and healing.
  • Megan Horst, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University and author of the 2018 article “Racial, ethnic and gender inequities in farmland ownership and farming in the US”. 

 

REGISTER HERE

 

Registration/Logistics: Email UC ANR Program Support or call (530) 750-1361
Program Content: Gwenael Engelskirchen or Sonja Brodt

 

 

 

Making the Unconscious Conscious: Understanding and Mitigating Bias (UC Learning Center Course)
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 
1 – 4 p.m.
Virtual Instructor-led Training

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

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

Save the Date: Understanding Neurodiversity: Breaking barriers
Wednesday Dec. 8, 2021
1 – 2:30 p.m.

Presented by Steve Ruder from the MIND Institute's Resource Center. Mr. Ruder assists families and people with disabilities who have questions regarding high school transition, adult services, and employment. Steve is the facilitator for the Northern California Business Advisory Council. He also assists families with questions regarding supported decision-making before considering conservatorship. Please contact Steve at sruder@ucdavis.edu to schedule an appointment.

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

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Building Support

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

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

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

A State Perspective on Budget - Best Arguments for Increasing Funding
Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021
Noon-12:30 p.m.

Presented by our new Vice Provost of Research and Extension, David Bunn. Description coming.

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

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Office, Team and Personal Management 

Unafraid: How to Speak Up About Things That Matter (From the people who brought us Crucial Conversations, Crucial Learning® (formerly Vital Smarts®)
Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021
10 – 10:45 a.m. Pacific
Click here to learn more and register.

Afraid to speak up? You're not alone. Our latest research shows 9 out of 10 people have felt emotionally or physically unsafe to speak their mind at least a few times in the past 18 months.

But what's really driving our silence? Are we just victims of divisive current events and a volatile social landscape?

The truth is, we've always struggled to master Crucial Conversations. It's also true that today's topics are so divisive and so difficult that they reveal, more than ever before, our style when under stress. And if we're not lashing out in anger, disrespect, and judgment, we're retreating entirely from social discourse.

The good news is we have more control than we think. Our study of 1,300 people found a correlation between the stories we tell ourselves about those who disagree with us and our confidence and ability to engage in dialogue. When we master our stories, we control our fear and ultimately the outcome of the conversation.

Join Joseph Grenny and Emily Gregory, co-authors of the new third edition of Crucial Conversations. In this 45-minute webinar, Joseph and Emily will share results from our fascinating study and talk about what we can do to confidently and civilly speak up.

Change Management for Managers and Supervisors (Virtual- UC Davis)
Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022
12:30-4:30 p.m.
Click here for more information/registration.

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

In this program, participants will:

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

Technology Courses (UC Davis Learning Center)
Click here to learn more and register.

Collaboration Apps? UC Cyber Security Awareness? Database management? Or maybe Acrobat, PPT, Outlook or Excel?
Find courses on the UC Davis UC Learning Center and boost your technology versatility!

Project Management Foundations (LinkedIn Learning)
Click here to access course

Project management is a set of techniques that anyone can apply to achieve goals and make projects more successful. Project management can be used to guide small, simple projects as well as complex enterprise-wide initiatives. Bonnie Biafore has always been fascinated by how things work and how to make things work better. In this course, she explains the fundamentals of project management, from establishing project goals and objectives and building a project plan to managing resources and work, meeting deadlines, and closing the project. Along the way, she provides tips for communicating, holding meetings, keeping a project on track, and gaining customer acceptance. 

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

Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing (LinkedIn Learning)
Click here to access course

With easy-to-understand examples, Grammar Girl Mignon Fogarty shares ways you can instantly make your writing better, including using active voice, writing with rhythm, and using commas like a pro. She also dispels a few common grammar myths, gives pointers for breaking up run-on sentences, and much more. Watch just one video or the whole series of these quick tip videos any time you want to improve your writing skills.

  • Differentiate between making nouns and pronouns possessive.
  • Explore the differences between necessary and unnecessary prepositions.
  • Explore the nuances of quotation marks rules and how to use quotation marks properly while writing.
  • Identify when to use a serial comma to separate items in a list.
  • Recognize how to use quotation marks after introductory phrases and how to use commas to separate independent clauses.
  • Recognize that lowering the grade level of your writing can involves using shorter words and shorter sentences.
  • Recognize the types of omissions that can create run-on sentence and explore methods for fixing run-on sentences.

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

Manage Your Well-being as a Leader
Click here to access course.

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

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

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Posted on Friday, October 29, 2021 at 10:38 AM

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

Be a part of the ANR Learning Culture. Find upcoming learning opportunities below.

 

 

 

 

 

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ANR Learning & Development
Webinar Recordings

Extension Methods & Delivery
Building Support

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Office, Team and Personal Management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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BUILDING SUPPORT

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

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

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

Zoom https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT09
Password: 4Learning | +1 669 900 6833 | Webinar ID: 751 701 428
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Foreign Engagement: Disclosures to UC ANR and Research Sponsors
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

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

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

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

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

Zoom: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/97664360999
Meeting ID: 976 6436 0999 
+1 669 900 6833 US | One tap mobile +16699006833,,97664360999# US 

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

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

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

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DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION

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

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

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

Panelists:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click to register and for more information.

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

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

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

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

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OFFICE, TEAM AND PERSONAL MANAGEMENT

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

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

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

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

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

Click to register and for more information.

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

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

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

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

Click to register and for more information.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ANR Learning & Development

Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 4:03 PM

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


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ANR Learning & Development Webpage
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: 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.

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

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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.

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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!

Everyone can learn something new. 

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

 

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