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Learning platforms available for UC ANR employees

UC ANR has several learning platforms you can use to help you grow in any of four strategic learning themes: extension methods & delivery, building support, office & team management, or diversity, equity and inclusion.

Register for any of these platforms and access content important to your work and role at UC ANR and beyond. 

  • You can learn from, teach, and collaborate with colleagues across the nation through Extension Foundation
  • You can learn “the art of saying 'no'” from the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
  • LinkedIn Learning has 16,000 high-quality on-demand courses in seven languages

We recommend looking at these top sources; we also have additional resources below them.

Extension Foundation (formerly eXtension)

Register here. As a UC ANR employee, you have free access to the Extension Foundation and Connect Extension. The Foundation partners with Cooperative Extension through liaison roles and a formal plan of work with the Extension Committee on

Organization and Policy to increase system capacity while providing programmatic services and helping Extension programs help U.S. Cooperative Extension make a more visible, measurable impact on location issues and scale and investigate new methods and models for implementing programs. The Foundation provides professional development to Cooperative Extension professionals and offers exclusive services to its members. See also Connect Extension where you can find a calendar of events, publications, and tools. There you can also post events you would like to share with our national members.

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

Claim your UC ANR account.

As UC ANR employees, all academics and staff have free access to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. The NCFDD is the leading provider of professional development in higher education. Working with over 300 colleges and universities, as well as thousands of individuals in schools across the country, we are 100% devoted to supporting faculty members, postdocs and graduate students in making successful transitions throughout their careers. Refer to NCFDD for strategic planning, explosive productivity, work-life balance, and healthy relationship building by learning.


LinkedIn Learning
For your account contact ANR IT at

For many years, UC ANR has been providing employees with access to LinkedIn Learning. There you can access more than 16,000 high-quality, on-demand courses in seven languages as well as podcasts. Furthermore, you'll find certificate preparation courses developed in partnership with certificate providers so you can earn their professional certificate and showcase your mastery of in-demand skills to employers. There are courses representing each of UC ANR's learning strategies. 



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My UC Career

Create your account. As a University of California employee, you have free access to this online development portal, which

is available to all UC faculty, academic personnel, staff and students seeking to advance their careers. Six self-paced modules help users discover their internal UC career mobility options, highlight accomplishments, and identify how they can achieve their career goals within UC. In this portal you can

  • View all UC opportunities
  • Build a resume
  • Create a pitch statement
  • Network and research
  • Build: Interview skills, decision making tools, negotiating on the offer

National Association of Extension Programs and Staff Development Professionals(NAEPSDP)

The mission of NAEPSDP is to improve communication and collaboration by discussing issues, needs and opportunities of

mutual interest and building and sharing resources; advocate for the profession by promoting its importance within the land grant system, enhance multistate efforts; develop, sponsor and promote educational training programs and activities that enhance sound program and staff development practices; and advance the professional status of program and staff development professionals by encouraging continuous professional self-improvement. Membership is paid by individual UC ANR units. Free learning opportunities offered, too.


Create your account. Gartner, Inc. is an American technological research and consulting firm that 

conducts research on technology and shares this research both through private consulting as well as executive programs and conferences. Gartner provides actionable, objective insights to Education decision makers and their teams. They specialize in Applications & Software Engineering, Data & Analytics, Finance, Human Resources, IT infrastructure & Operations, Marketing. Here are examples of some of their offerings. Build a High-Impact Targeted Marketing Strategy

 UC Learning Center (UCLC)

The UC Learning Center is the web-based learning management system (LMS) used across the University of California for

training and development. With the UC Learning Center, UC Davis Campus and Health and UC ANR users can register for in-person activities offered at UC Davis, as well as access online activities (eCoures, eBooks) and view their training transcripts. There are “how to navigate” instructions for both individual employees and people managers.

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)

The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program) is a trusted standard in research, ethics, compliance and safety training, serving the training needs of colleges and universities, healthcare institutions, technology and research

organizations and governmental agencies. CITI fosters integrity and professional advancement of their learners. Besides many other learning opportunities, if your research funding comes from NIFA grants CITI provides you mandatory training in:

  • Responsible Conduct of Research for Administrators
  • Social & Behavioral Research - Basic/Refresher


Posted on Friday, July 28, 2023 at 3:00 PM

L&D Messaging your clientele, Customer relations, Equity-minded review letters, Pcard vs. Travel card, Art of saying no

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

Extension Skills July 2023: Marketing Research for Messaging
July 13
11 a.m. - Noon

Details & Registration.
Are you interested in learning how to develop messages that resonate with your Extension partners? Join us for a brief session with Lindsey Haynes-Maslow, to discuss how to identify and work with your priority populations to tailor messages that resonate with them.

Co-creating Value Between the Organization and Client through Customer Relationship Management: An Overview of CRM (Recording and Tools)

How Customer Management Relations (CRM) can play a role in helping Cooperative Extension professionals co-create value between their programs and their clients and improve customer service experiences.

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Administrative units at UC ANR are here to help you build your program and access funding:
Development Services
Government Relations
Office of Contracts & Grants

Fast Track to Contracts & Grants spring 2023 presentation recordings
April 12, 2023 | Introduction to Contracts & Grants (video) Slide deck, with Kim Lamar
April 14, 2023 | From Concept to Submission (AKA Proposal Development and Proposal Process video), Slide deck, with Vanity Campbell, et al
April 19, 2023 | Cost Share and Academic Cost Recovery-Salary Savings (video), Slide deck

April 21, 2023 | Proposal budget preparation basics (or Budget Basics and Calculator) (Video), Slide deck (PDF) with Kendra Rose
May 3, 2023 | Using the new ANR Workflow Automation program to route C&G Forms “800“and Advance Account Request (Video), Slide deck (PDF) Form 800 Quick Guide (PDF) Advance Account Quick Guide (PDF) 
May 5, 2023 | Understanding the awards process (Video), Slide deck (PDF)
May 10, 2023 | Working with Subrecipients (Video), Slide deck (PDF)
May 12, 2023 | Post Award Process (Video), Slide deck (PDF)

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An Equity-Minded Approach to Writing Effective External Review Letters for Tenure and Promotion
(National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity)
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July 18
11 a.m. – Noon

Details & Registration
Senior faculty are incredibly powerful. In a two-page tenure letter, they can make or break a career. This power has an outsized impact on scholars with marginalized identities, such as Black academics, who are promoted with tenure at lower rates than their White colleagues. We suggest that this difference in tenure rates is due to an implicit, overly narrow definition of academic excellence that does not recognize all contributions that Black scholars make to their departments, institutions and academia in general. Read more.

Diversity Certificate Series (UC Davis, Equity and Inclusion Program and Learning Center)
The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Education Program, in partnership with UC Davis Learning and Development, offers the Cross-Cultural Competence Certificate Series and the Understanding Diversity Certificate Series, both of which are aimed at developing and strengthening competencies in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. Image by Tumisu from Pixabay

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When to Use P-Cards vs. Travel Cards

UC ANR Business Operations Center (BOC)
Quarterly Webinars: Our Two Cents
July 20
12-12:30 p.m.

Do you have a P-Card or Travel Card? Learn when to use them and the restrictions for both. This will be a helpful overview for both long-term and new ANR staff. BOC presenters will reserve time at the end for questions. A useful resource to review beforehand and afterward: Card Compare

Zoom webinar link
Password: 4Learning | +1 669 900 6833 | Webinar ID: 751 701 428

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Fostering Health and Well-Being Across Extension (free - Sponsored by NAEPSDP - National Association of Extension Programs and Staff Development Professionals)
July 10-14
Noon – 1 p.m. Pacific Time

This year's theme is wellness and will focus on efforts at the organizational, managerial, employee and community levels to provide health and well-being programs and opportunities for employees and clientele. We will wrap up the week discussing ways to tell our health and well-being story more effectively. Who should participate in Virtual Summer School? Anyone! From Extension directors to mid-managers, to program and staff development specialists and
beyond. We welcome anyone interested in these topics to join us for any or all of the sessions.

The Art of Saying "No" (National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity)
Activate your account (All UC ANR employees have access)
July 13, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Details & Registration
Are you confused about when to say "yes" and "no" to other people's requests? Do you often say "yes" to requests without realizing the impact that response will have on your time and productivity? Do you find yourself feeling angry and resentful because you've said "yes" too often? Come and learn our favorite strategies that you can implement immediately so you can add "no" to your vocabulary.

Meals in Minutes, can it be true? (UC Davis -Virtual)
Tuesday, July 18
12:10 - 1 p.m.

Register for the Zoom webinar.
We will explore how to create quick, healthy balanced meals in minutes. You don't need a culinary degree to prepare healthy meals, but you do need to prepare. We will review how to prep, plan and get creative for quick, nutritionally balanced meals. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to join via computer or phone.  Share the event flyer with your colleagues! Presented by UC Davis Health Food and Nutrition Services and Staff and Faculty Health and Well-being. Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay

Be the manager people won't leave (LinkedIn Learning)
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Manager relationships can be the make-or-break point for whether employees stay or go. Join veteran HR leader LaurieRuettimann as she reveals the data behind why it's more important than ever to be a manager who demonstrates empathy and inspires loyalty from the workforce. Ruettimann covers basics first: be someone people can trust, be an example of integrity and be relentlessly inclusive. She steps you through ways to inspire your employees to grow.

Evidence suggests that improvements in people management practices, especially the development of supportive managers paired with time and place flexibility, contribute to increased well-being.

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Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2023 at 12:38 PM

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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Office, Team, and Personal Management

Confident Conversations: Useful tools to address farmer stress and difficult topics
June 7, 2023
10-11 a.m.

Details & Registration
This four-part webinar series will provide an overview and model the Confident Conversations Curriculum developed by University of Delaware Cooperative Extension and colleagues in the Northeast. 

Multitrack Audio Editing for Beginners, Extension Skills
June 8, 2023
11 a.m.-Noon

Details & Registration
In response to your feedback from our Podcasting for Beginners Extension Skills Session led by Aaron Weibe, June's Extension Skills will focus on multitrack audio editing. In this interactive session, we'll cover the basics of what multitrack audio editing is and walk you through a basic editing session in real time using Adobe Audition!

Climate Change and Science Communication Part 2: Putting it into Practice, Dynamic Discussions
June 22, 2023
11 a.m.-Noon

Details & Registration
As Extension professionals, we communicate science to the public. In our hyperconnected world of web pages, social media, and 30-second video reels, connecting with our audiences, especially on science, can seem like a never-ending uphill battle. Science communication experts are learning how to break through barriers to have meaningful conversations across audiences and identities, in part thanks to advances in communication science. With Sarah Mae Nelson of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources Environmental Climate Stewards.

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Food Recovery for Rhode Island: Cultivating Community-Led Solutions to Food Access and Food Waste, Program Center Stage
June 26, 2023
11 a.m.-Noon

Details & Registration
The Program Center Stage will highlight programs from across the system including current and past New Technologies from Ag Extension projects, Impact Collaborative projects, National programs like EXCITE, and more on the fourth Monday of each month. Each month, we will update the information below for which program we will be putting center stage! This series is open to anyone that would like to attend. Membership in the Extension Foundation is not required to participate.

Resources for Free Stock & Wonderful tutorials on Multimedia Production (Extension Foundation)

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Advancing Health Equity in California: Third of three-part series 

June 7, 2023
2-3:30 p.m. 

Register Session 3 
Are you concerned about increasing health inequities across California? Have you wondered how UC ANR can make a difference?  UC ANR's Community Nutrition and Health unit is proud to host a three-part training series on “Advancing Health Equity” in collaboration with UCSF School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, and Center for Child and Community Health. UC ANR educators, supervisors, advisors and specialists from across our Statewide Programs and Initiatives are invited to attend.    

This will be an interactive learning opportunity to come together and visualize how UC ANR can address critical health disparities we face and put into practice the opportunities outlined in our Strategic Initiatives Health Equity Concept Note (found here on the UC ANR website).   

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How to Add Closed Captioning in YouTube
June 15, 2023
Noon-12:30 p.m.

Many people at UC ANR are working to making our products and communications much more accessible. If you are one of these people, please join ANR IT Training and Development Specialist Stephen Dampier to learn how to add closed captioning to YouTube.

Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 530 750 1239 Phone +1 669 900 6833 US
Password: 4Collab

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Business Operations Center Q&A Office Hours
Second & fourth Thursdays
10-11 a.m.

Are you a CD with questions about budget and financial analysis? 
Are you a PI with questions about post-award grant management?
Are you staff with questions about payroll and fiscal close? 

Drop in with your questions. We're here to help!

(530) 212-3950

UC ANR New Employee Welcome – Virtual
June 20, 2023
9-11:20 a.m.

Participate in a concise welcome to ANR! Meet our Leadership team, get to know your colleagues, and learn a bit about ANR and how your role connects to the larger ANR mission. Learn about: UC Davis Health Benefits, UC Davis Fidelity Retirement, UC Davis Ombuds, Staff Assembly, Academic Assembly, Employee Resource Groups

Presenting Technical Information with Stories, LinkedIn Learning

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Storytelling can transform technical talks into dynamic and energizing presentations. In this course, you can learn the top reasons why audiences tune out and discover techniques to make your complex material more memorable and engaging. Instructors Poornima Vijayashanker and Karen Catlin share how to improve your public speaking skills and use storytelling to increase engagement and retention. Get your LinkedIn Learning account today! Contact our ANR IT team at

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The Eight Dimensions of Wellness
June 21, 2023
10:30-11:30 a.m.

Details & Registration
Well-being is an important part of living a healthy and fulfilled life. There are eight components of wellness defined by SAMSHA and this presentation will discuss intellectual wellness.

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Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at 9:50 AM

L&D - health equity, blogging, reaching Latinos, contracts & grants, managing expectations of supervisors, implicit bias

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Communicating Your Story: Blogging - Virtual Extension Foundation
May 11, 2023
11 a.m. - Noon

Details & Registration
In this fast-paced webinar, we'll cover the basics of communicating your story through blogging. Participants will be provided access to resources and tools to support their blogging efforts, including samples, tip and FAQ sheet, guidelines and more.

Doing Engaged Science: Tensions and Insights from the Water for Ag project - Virtual Extension Foundation
May 22, 2023, 11 a.m. - Noon 

Details & Registration
Water 4 Ag was a USDA NIFA funded multidisciplinary, five-year collaborative research and engagement project in Pennsylvania, Nebraska and Arizona that facilitated community-led stakeholder engagement to address local water and ag issues. Along the way, many lessons were learned around designing, managing and conducting practice and research across academic disciplines in supporting community led initiatives. May's presenters will provide participants with helpful information for designing and delivering their own programs through discussing the insights, tensions and outcomes of the Water 4 Ag project.

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Using the new ANR Workflow Automation program to route C&G Forms “800“ and Advance Account Request
May 3, 2023
12:15 - 1:00 PM

Introduction and training on the new Workflow Automation system. We will go through the automated program and show how to use it for the C&G Form 800 and the C&G Form Advanced Account Request.

Password: 4Learning | +1 669 900 6833 | Webinar ID: 751 701 428

Award Process
May 5, 2023
12:15 - 1:00 PM

Once a sponsor elects to fund a proposal, the review, negotiation and award acceptance process begins. This webinar walks you through what is happening in the Office of Contracts and Grants, and what to do when the accepted agreement arrives in your office. Zoom
Password: 4Learning | +1 669 900 6833 | Webinar ID: 751 701 428

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Working with Subrecipients
May 10, 2023
12:15 - 1:00 PM

Learn the definitions of Subrecipients, the internal processes involved in setting up a subaward as well as monitoring requirements and helpful resources available.

Fiscal management of grants, contracts, and other funding agreements is the responsibility of the Principal Investigator and the Administering Unit. Learn more about how to successfully manage your project finances, adhere to University policies, adhere to the Sponsor's terms and condition, and how to monitor your subawardees.
Password: 4Learning | +1 669 900 6833 | Webinar ID: 751 701 428 

Post-award Process
May 12, 2023
12:15-1:00 PM

Fiscal management of grants, contracts and other funding agreements is the responsibility of the Principal Investigator and the Administering Unit. Learn more about how to successfully manage your project finances, adhere to University policies, adhere to the Sponsor's terms and condition, and how to monitor your subawardees.
Password: 4Learning | +1 669 900 6833 | Webinar ID: 751 701 428

Advancing Health Equity in California: Part 2 of 3-part series 
May 3, (Part 3- June 7)
2-3:30 p.m. 

Register Session 2Register Session 3 
Are you concerned about increasing health inequities across California? Have you wondered how UC ANR can make a difference?  

UC ANR's Community Nutrition and Health unit is proud to host a three-part training series on “Advancing Health Equity” in collaboration with UCSF School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, and Center for Child and Community Health. UC ANR Educators, Supervisors, Advisors and Specialists from across our Statewide Programs and Initiatives are invited to attend.  

Can We Talk about Implicit Bias? Workshop - Virtual 
May 8, 2023
9:00 – 11:00 AM 

50 Seats available 
Apply by May 5.  Join us to help learn how to make UC ANR a more inclusive organization! 

 UC ANR Human Resources and Learning & Development are offering a workshop to further explore, develop and supplement the UC Implicit Bias Series. We will divide into facilitated breakout groups to tackle strategies that counter negative scenarios and encourage positive interactions. This workshop will be a great opportunity to practice “standing in the community” and supporting ANR Principles of Community and ANR's strategic mission to expand Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Image:NYSUT United    

Best Practices to Reach Out to Latinos - Extension Foundation
May 25, 2023
11 a.m. - Noon

Details and Registration
In this fast-paced webinar, Extension program educators, advisors and directors will learn best practices to reach and engage Latinos and the importance of creating partnerships with their local media. Topics include: Audience, Messaging, Identifying community needs and priorities, Building relationships,Partnering with community organizations, Social media vs. traditional media

Participants will gain insight into how to take a multi-directional approach to outreach and how to use traditional media outlets more effectively, including radio, print media, broadcast TV, and news releases. 

7 spots left for reimbursement - UC Berkeley NOW Conference - Next Opportunity at Work 2023

Thursday, June 8, 2023, from 9:00 to 5:30 in person! AND Pre- and post-conference virtual activities June 5, 6, 7, and 9, 2023.

Details & Registration. UC Berkeley People & Culture is thrilled to announce the (11th annual) Next Opportunity at Work (NOW) Conference is being planned as an in-person event for 2023! The in-person event will be held on pm at the Oakland Marriott City Center. Pre- and post-conference activities will be held virtually including but not limited to virtual group/1:1 coaching opportunities and other activities.

The NOW Conference is designed to support UC staff with career and professional development through inspiring keynote speakers, workshops, community building with peers, and career planning resources. Learn more about NOW by going to our Archives library to review previous conference materials.

Apply for up to $300 reimbursement from UC ANR Learning & Development
UC ANR Learning & Development funds will reimburse up to 10 Staff for up to $300.00. First served AND priorities will be given to those who have not been reimbursed for this conference in the past.

UC ANR New Employee Welcome – Virtual
May 23, 2023
9:00 - 11:20 AM

Participate in a concise welcome to ANR! Meet our Leadership team, get to know your colleagues, and learn a bit about ANR and how your role connects to the larger ANR mission. Learn about:

  • UC Davis Health Benefits
  • UC Davis Fidelity Retirement
  • UC Davis Ombuds
  • Staff Assembly
  • Employee Resource Groups

Participants are UC ANR employees (academics, staff and affiliated staff on campuses, counties and RECs) who have not yet participated in a New Employee Welcome meeting. 

Managing the Expectations of Your Supervisor - Virtual
May 31, 2023
8:30 AM - Noon

Register here by May 29.
Join Dennis Wade from People Development Systems for this workshop. Managing the expectations of your supervisor and having an effective relationship with them require conscious planning and effort.

This half-day course is for anyone with a supervisor. It will help you with necessary strategies and tools to understand:

  • The current state of the relationship with your boss and how to improve it
  • A strategy for managing the expectations of your supervisor
  • An approach for getting your boss to accept your ideas

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Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2023 at 1:34 PM

L&D - Volunteer engagement, Travel expenses, Conflict competence, DEI Alliance

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Do you have a webinar to present in any of these four learning strategies? Let us know by filling out this interest form!

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

Extension Skills Volunteer Engagement: ISOTURE Model (Extension Foundation)
April 13, 2023
2-3 p.m. 

This webinar will provide information on how to adapt the ISOTURE Model of Volunteer Management. Volunteer coordinators will better understand the seven steps of the ISOTURE Model of volunteer management that can help engage volunteers and become more effective in working with their local communities. Moreover, the latest research results on volunteer leaders' stewardship action-taking experiences will be shared with the webinar participants. Image by Tumisu from Pixabay 

Extension Transformation: preparing for the next 100 years (Extension Foundation)
April 27, 2023
11 a.m. –Noon 

Demographic trends in the United States indicate that higher education institutions, including Extension, face an uncertain future. Changes in population size and make-up, coupled with associated economic and political uncertainties, present an opportunity for Extension transform its approach to programming and staffing to meet the needs and interests of our future audiences. Join a panel from across the Extension and higher education system in a discussion and exchange of ideas around demographic trends, shifts in programming, and impacts on human resource management and staffing within the Extension system. Explore an exchange of ideas and potential approaches we need to take at the local, state, and national levels.

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UC ANR Giving Day: Creating Your Strategy For Success 
April 13, 2023 
10-11 a.m. 
This interactive webinar will give you resources to improve your online campaigns whether you are new to UC ANR Giving Day or have participated from the beginning. Learn how your group can harness the power of generosity and raise funds for your program. Join Emily Delk, UC ANR Director of Annual Giving and Donor Stewardship, to access campaign resources, and hear from other colleagues across the state as they share how they've engaged their supporters. And, of course, we'll announce exciting incentive Prize Challenges! Image by mustofa agus tri utomo from Pixabay 

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Advancing Health Equity in California: 3-part series 
April 5, May 3, June 7 
2-3:30 p.m. 

Are you concerned about increasing health inequities across California? Have you wondered how UC ANR can make a difference?  
UC ANR's Community Nutrition and Health unit is proud to host a 3-part training series on “Advancing Health Equity” in collaboration with UCSF School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, and Center for Child and Community Health. UC ANR Educators, Supervisors, Advisors and Specialists from across our Statewide Programs and Initiatives are invited to attend.  
This will be an interactive learning opportunity to come together and visualize how UC ANR can address critical health disparities we face and put into practice the opportunities outlined in our Strategic Initiatives Health Equity Concept Note (found here on the UCANR website). 
PLEASE REGISTER and plan to join this 3-part series: 
Session 1: Registration 
Wed. Apr. 5 from 2-3:30 pm 
Build your familiarity and understanding of core concepts related to health equity to establish a shared language about health equity at UC ANR. 
Session 2: Registration  
Wed. May 3 from 2-3:30 pm 
Identify how existing UC ANR work fits into the concepts and goals related to health equity including addressing the social determinants of health and policy, systems and environmental change work. 
Session 3: Registration  
Wed. June 7 from 2-3:30 pm 
Inform new areas and approaches UC ANR can work in to advance health equity in the future including transitioning from expert to partner within the communities that we serve. 
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UC ANR DEI Alliance Meeting at the Statewide Conference
Monday April 24, 2023
3:15-5 p.m. 
Salon D, Double Tree Hotel, Fresno
Please join us for gathering, participating in engaging activities, and getting to know one another more. Elizabeth Moon, our new Director of Workplace Inclusion & Belonging will give an introduction on what brought her to UC ANR. Let's plan on future activities and share with members new and veteran opportunities in our subcommittee. Invite a colleague who might be interested in joining the DEI Alliance. 

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From Me to We: Values, Trust, and Teamwork (Extension Foundation)

April 5, 12, 19, 2023  
11 a.m.-Noon 
Values - Discover the value of your values 
Trust - Discover how to show you're trustworthy 
Teamwork - Discover the 5 aspects of highly effective teams 
Led By Karl Bradley who brings expertise in leadership development & training, strategic thinking, public speaking, team building & community engagement to serve the Cooperative Extension system. The ability to help inspire others find their “why” while connecting passion to profession underlines his favorite role…coach. He has a lifelong enthusiasm for agricultural leadership growth to help take organizations past what the science of management says is possible. Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay 

Travel Expenses and Reimbursements (UC ANR BOC)
UC ANR Business Operations Center: Our Two Cents  
April 20, 2023 
12-12:30 p.m. 
Learning Objectives: 
What qualifies as a travel expense? 
What approvals are needed? 
How to claim reimbursements for hotels, transportation/mileage and meals? 
Learn what you need to submit for travel expenses. We'll walk you through the reporting and reimbursement process. 
We'll also reserve 10 minutes at the end for your questions! 
Password: 4Learning 
Phone: +1 669 900 6833   

Thursday, May 11, 2023 
12 – 1 p.m.
Are you constantly fielding complaints from your team members? Do you feel stuck in a web of gossip with no way through? Is your team's morale suffering due to the behavior of a few people on the team? Negativity is challenging to manage and can cause significant damage to work productivity, but it can also provide important information and an opportunity to improve the working environment overall. Designed for managers and supervisors, this 1-hour workshop highlights common pitfalls of managing negativity and outlines a three-step strategy to help you transform negativity into greater connection, productivity, and team effectiveness.
Conflict Competence for Staff (UC Davis) Virtual 
Nov. 3, 2023 
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Conflict has the power to damage our relationships, lower productivity, and increase stress. While conflict is inevitable, with proven conflict management techniques, you can minimize its negative impact, keep relationships on track, and lower your stress. This highly interactive course provides tools to help you effectively prevent and resolve conflicts at work. You will learn strategies to successfully communicate your needs, lower others' defenses, and navigate emotionally charged situations. Please note that this course has significant overlap with “Conflict Competence for Managers and Supervisors” but focuses on interpersonal conflict dynamics with colleagues and supervisors. Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay 
Conflict Competence for Managers and Supervisors (UC Davis)
Aug. 17 and 24, 2023 
8:30 a.m.-noon 
This highly interactive course provides tools, techniques and skills to effectively prevent and resolve conflicts within your team. You will learn how to recognize conflict before it escalates, navigate interpersonal dynamics from a position of higher power, identify core employee needs, build trust on your team, and navigate emotionally charged conversations. At the end of this course, you will develop a personalized plan to address your specific conflict management needs. Please note that this course has significant overlap with “Conflict Competence for Staff” but includes an additional focus on managing conflict from a leadership position. 
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