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ANR LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT  

Landing page| Webinar Recordings| Learning Resources

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, & Inclusion
Office, Team, & Personal Management


Introduction to Fall IGIS Workshops 
September – December 2022

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The Informatics and GIS (IGIS) Statewide Program is pleased to share their Fall 2022 Workshop Schedule. All workshops will be on Zoom and are free for the ANR community. Introductions to topics including:

ArcGIS Pro | ArcGIS Field Maps | Computing Agroclimate Metrics in R| Introduction to ArcGIS Story Maps

UCCE Program Development and Evaluation Capacity Building Trainings! 

9-part series from Oct. 4-Dec. 6
Tuesdays 10 a.m.-noon

Click here for session descriptions.
Click here to register.
Join us for online interactive trainings to help you with planning and evaluating programs and projects! These trainings highlight UCCE examples.

Where is …? The new UCD Library website and redesigned resources
Nov. 3
3-4 p.m.

The UC Davis Library website was re-designed and brought up on Aug. 16, 2022. Learn about UC Davis Library resources and delivery services, VPN, and key research tools and strategies for specific disciplines. We will review/use the following redesigned guide during this workshop: https://guides.library.ucdavis.edu/uc-cooperative-extension. With Ruth Gustafson, UC Davis STEM Librarian & Erik Fausak, Veterinary Medicine Librarian.

UC Davis Analytical Laboratory services available to UC ANR

Nov. 17 
12-12:30 p.m. 

The UC Davis Analytical Laboratory performs analyses on selected chemical constituents of soil, plant, water and waste water, and feed in support of agricultural and environmental research. Join Rani Youngman, director of AnLab, to learn about the basic testing offered by the lab, as well as new equipment and methods the lab has added in the past few years.

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

Applied Statistics for UC Researchers Recordings & Resources (Canvas archive)

The core target audience of this archived training: Cooperative Extension farm advisors.

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ANR Contracts & Grants (Landing page)
Our goal at the Office of Contracts and Grants is to provide principal investigators assistance with proposal preparation and with resources and expertise so that they may better understand contract and grant administration and successfully administer sponsored awards.

Giving Tuesday: Creating a Strategy for Success (recording)

Learn how to bring funds into your program! Watch this Oct. 26 presentation with Emily Delk!

 

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Disability Awareness in the Workplace (UC Davis virtual)

Dec. 14
8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

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This course will increase your awareness of the lives and experiences of people with disabilities.

Intercultural Communication and Competence (UC Davis virtual)
Nov. 29
8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
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This class will explore the impact culture and social identities have on communication with the goal of expanding awareness about intercultural interactions. How we interact and communicate are greatly influenced by our culture and lived experiences. This course will use interactive exercises and group discussions are used to support the class material and instruction.


Conducting Culturally Inclusive Trainings (UC Davis virtual)
Feb. 9, 2023
8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

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This course will give trainers the skills to conduct training courses that address the diverse needs of trainees, and ensure that the training content is accessible for all participants.
Developing training programs that engage participants of varied cultural backgrounds, abilities, learning styles, reading levels, and other differences requires thoughtful attention to training design and delivery. The instructor will model culturally respectful training and provide valuable tools that novice and expert trainers alike can use.

Accessibility
WebAIM maintains a series of articles on accessibility. They cover most aspects of planning, assessing and implementing electronic accessibility. These articles are an excellent primer and reference about accessibility.

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Unlock Site Builder, Zoom, SEO, Analytics and Accessibility!
Stephen Dampier is hosting Open Office Hours for Training and Help on Site Builder, Zoom, HTML, CSS, SEO, Analytics, and Accessibility. 

Tuesdays 1:30-2:30 p.m. Schedule a session! sdampier@ucanr.edu.

Career Development Week (UC Davis)
Nov. 14-18
ANR staff are eligible & welcome to attend!

UC Davis Learning and Development in Human Resources is hosting their first annual Career Development Week.
Just in time for National Career Development Month, Career Development Week runs Nov. 14-18.

This virtual conference will have an inspiring keynote speaker and panel, diverse workshop topics, and two networking events, with multiple events happening each day. 

Visit our webpage to learn more about our week of programming and how to register. Advanced registration on Zoom is requested. This week is part of our general Career Development support. You can access all of our career development programming in one place on our Calendar page.We hope to see you at Career Development Week next month!

What are my benefits as a UC employee?
Nov. 3
10 - 10:45 a.m.

Join Jodi Rosenbaum to learn about:

New Employee? Welcome Kit on UCNet
Eligibility for Benefits
How/When can I make changes to my Benefits? FAQ's
Medical Benefits
Dental Plans
Vision Plan
Legal Plan
Disability, Life & Accident insurance
Dep. Care Flexible Spending 

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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ANR LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT  
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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, & Inclusion
Office, Team, & Personal Management

Cocreating Value through Customer Relationship Management: A Basic Overview of Social CRM. (Extension Skills – Connect Extension)
Sept. 8, 2022
12–1 p.m. PDT 

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Are you tired of using spreadsheets to keep track of your clients? Do you wish that you could find an easier way to manage your contacts, send targeted communications, create social media content, integrate event registration, and better understand the lifecycle of engagement with your audience? Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems afford the opportunity to easily integrate this critical infrastructure under one roof. In this Extension Skills session, we will go over the key features of CRM systems and look at real-world applications of how these systems can play a role in helping Cooperative Extension professionals cocreate value between their programs and their clients and improve customer service experiences.

Gateway to Innovation (Impact Collaborative Extension Foundation - Virtual)
Sept. 13 & 20, 2022
11 a.m.-1 p.m. PDT 

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This two-session series will focus on increasing innovative practices in your life and work. The first session is unleashing the innovator within you through examples, self-reflection, tools, techniques and discussion. The second session expands your learning into ways to innovate in the "real world” with additional tools, reflection and examples.

Dynamic Discussions 
Sept. 22, 2022
11 a.m.-12 p.m. PDT

Click here to read more and register. 
Each fourth Thursday of the month, the Impact Collaborative will host professionals from across Cooperative Extension and beyond to address hot topics of interest to Cooperative Extension. Each month, we will update the information below for what the Dynamic Discussion for the month will be! 

Program Center Stage  
Sept. 26, 2022
12-1 p.m. PDT

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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 at 11 a.m. PT. We will update the information for which program we will be putting center stage each month!

Learning R (LinkedIn Learning) 

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If you want to participate in the data revolution, you need the right tools and skills. R is a free, open-source language for data science that is among the most popular platforms for professional analysts. Learn the basics of R and get started finding insights from your own data in this course with professor and data scientist Barton Poulson. For your LinkedIn Learning account, contact ANR IT at help@ucanr.edu

Spring ANR Stats Workshop – recordings and tools available

The public version (Canvas) of our Spring 2022 Stats Workshop. This read-only Canvas page houses recordings from our course as well as other resources which provided a refresh and update statistical skills for CE Advisors and other UC ANR researchers. Topics include:

  • The theory and application of basic statistical tests, including ANOVA, GLMs, mixed models,and regression 
  • What to do when the normal assumptions for statistical tests have not been met 
  • Newish methods like mixed models and bootstrapping that take advantage of modern computing power, which may not have been available when you took that undergraduate statistics class 25 years ago 
  • What you need to know when designing experiments and planning data collection 
  • How to use the extremely popular and powerful statistical programming language R

In Case You Missed IT  (ICYMI)
Qualitative Research and Data Analysis in Program Evaluation

August 11 focused on “Qualitative Research and Data Analysis in Program Evaluation” led by Paulina Velez. We learned about misconceptions in qualitative research and even had an introduction to coding on qualitative data! Here is a list of tools/resources that were discussed, as well as future workshops to register for today!

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Foreign Engagement: Disclosures to ANR and Research Sponsors 
Sept. 28, 2022 
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. Presenter is Kathleen Nolan.

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

Open Forum/Questions for Office of Contracts and Grants 
Oct. 26, 2022 
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 our 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. Presenters are Kathleen Nolan, Kim Lamar and Office of Contracts and Grants Team. Email questions to kdlamar@ucanr.edu 

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

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Hispanic Heritage Month 2022
Sept. 21, 2022
Noon-1:30 p.m.

We start Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a kick!

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On Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, from 12 to 1:30 p.m.. The UC ANR Latinx & Friends Affinity Group will have its first meeting, and everyone is invited. What is an affinity group? Click here to learn about it.

From 12 to 12:45 p.m., come and learn about our plans, goals and dreams. Our one safe space to share our cultural identities. Whether it is a discussion in Spanish of the book of the month or showcasing the most important and unique places of your country of origin, we will start creating solid bonds. Be part of the committees and share your ideas with all of us. This is our stage to showcase and educate our peers about who we are and what makes us unique.

Then, from 12:45 to 1:30 PM, we will show "First Time Home," a short film created by American children of Triqui farmworkers. It offers an unscripted, authentic glimpse into life for farmworker families and why people choose to sacrifice their lives in Mexico for opportunity up North. A Q&A will follow the short film with the film creators.

Culturally Inclusive Language (UC Davis, Virtual)
Nov. 17, 2022 
8:30 a.m.-noon

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Language plays an important role in determining how well members of our community feel respected and included. It is important to choose what we say, whether that be verbally, non-verbally, or over e-mail, to ensure that we are communicating mutual respect and understanding for the diverse perspectives and backgrounds in our community.?This session includes an exploration of how the pandemic has impacted this area of DEI.

Becoming an Inclusive Leader: Cultural Intelligence - Because Not Everyone Sees the World Through the Same Cultural Lens (UC Davis Organizational Excellence, Virtual)
Sept. 14, 2022 
1–2 p.m.

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Inclusive leaders are confident and effective in cross-cultural interactions. They see the benefit of learning about different cultures, seek relevant knowledge to operate cross culturally, and embrace any necessary adaptations. In this session, you will examine what cultural intelligence means in your environment and how you can gain both the knowledge and adaptability to lead effectively. Please join us virtually for the sessions your schedule allows as your participation is valued. To learn more about the series, view previous slides and recordings, and sign up for other sessions click on this link. If you have any questions, email the Organizational Excellence team at oeconnect@ucdavis.edu.

UC Managing Implicit Bias Series (UC Learning Center – click on links below to access each module)

The UC Managing Implicit Bias Series is a six-course eLearning series designed to increase awareness of implicit bias and reduce its impact at the university. The series reinforces the UC diversity, equity and inclusion values that enable the university to attract and retain a top talent workforce, and it further supports the UC commitment to developing effective leaders and managers of people. It is intended to supplement existing location programs and resources.

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 Skills Development Certificate Series (UC Davis - Virtual) 
Check out the Fall 2022 schedule!  
Click here to read more and register.

Through a combination of lecture and skill-building exercises, each session in the series focuses on a key component of analytical skill development. Develop core analytical abilities and learn how to manage analytical work assignments using the techniques covered in the Analytical Skills Development series. Note: Participants are expected to attend all five sessions in the series.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness: Do's, Updates and an October 31 Deadline (Connect Extension) 
Sept. 8 
10–11 a.m. PDT

Click here to read more and click here to register. 
This webinar is to provide reliable information to Extension personnel to use for themselves or to take back for their communities on the criteria to qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Most, if not all Extension personnel are government employees and therefore could themselves qualify for student loan forgiveness and could take advantage of the benefits.

Navigating Your ANR LinkedIn Learning Account
Sept. 15, 2022 
Noon-12:30 PM

Join our LinkedIn Learning relations team, which will guide you on content and navigation including:

  • Home page overview – how to get the most out of the home page user interface and how it relates to LinkedIn 
  • Finding and accessing content – course player overview and demonstration of course functionality 
  • Learning history – how to access your personal learning history 
  • Q&A

Zoom Meeting: https://linkedin.zoom.us/j/93883814323?pwd=aHo5Zzc1SWpNb3ExbjBPWlIrUmFKUT09&from=addon | Meeting ID: 938 8381 4323 | Password: 010970 

PowerPoint: Eight Easy Ways to Make Your Presentation Stand Out (LinkedIn Learning) 
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Making your PowerPoint slides more polished and engaging is easier than you think. In this short course, presentation guru Jole Simmons shares some helpful tricks to take your PowerPoint game to a new level. First, Jole teaches how to take both the presenter and the audience into account in your design approach. Next, learn to identify the main points of the story you're trying to tell in PowerPoint. Find out how to go the extra mile in making design calls. Explore some ways to convey your information without forcing everybody to read what's on the slide. For your LinkedIn Learning account, contact ANR IT at help@ucanr.edu

Welcome to Connect Extension - A resource for Cooperative Extension Professionals

As a UC ANR employee, you are a member of the 
Extension Foundationwhose mission is to help Cooperative Extension generate a more visible, measurable, local impact. They achieve this through nationally funded programs made possible by member dollars (yes, UC ANR dollars, too) and cooperative agreements with federal agencies, and through partnering on state, regional and national initiatives with Cooperative Extension and the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP). 
 
You can explore your member benefits including professional development through the Impact Collaborative, Leadership Development and Member Solutions on their website under "Member Services." You can also join Connect Extension to stay up-to-date with the foundation and its member offerings and connect with other Cooperative Extension professionals nationally. Learn more about all Extension Foundation programs, tools and services at extension.org/start. 

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Extension Methods & Delivery
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Office, Team, & Personal Management

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Your Extension Foundation Membership

As a UC ANR employee, you are a member of the Extension Foundation whose mission it is to help Cooperative Extension generate a more visible, measurable, local impact. They achieve this through nationally funded programs made possible by member dollars (yes, UC ANR dollars, too) and cooperative agreements with federal agencies, and through partnering on state, regional and national initiatives with Cooperative Extension and the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP).

You can explore your member benefits including professional development through the Impact Collaborative, Leadership Development, and Member Solutions on their website under "Member Services." You can also join Connect Extension to stay up to date with the Foundation and its member offerings, and connect with other Cooperative Extension professionals nationally. Learn more about all Extension Foundation programs, tools, and services at extension.org/start.

Video Resources (Connect Extension)

This is a database available for all Cooperative Extension professionals that contains video resources on a variety of subjects including the Impact Collaborative Innovation Skill-Building blocks, leadership resources and technical tutorials.

To filter what you are looking for by keywords, tags, category, or other field, please use the search feature below. Click here to read more


Qualitative Research and Data Analysis in Program Evaluation (Extension Skills - Connect Extension)
Aug. 11, 2022
2– 3 p.m.

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Qualitative research methods can be powerful tools for conducting program evaluations. Yet, most program evaluations rely heavily on quantitative methods and designs, possibly due to common misconceptions that qualitative research is less rigorous and credible than quantitative research. Both methodological approaches have strengths and weaknesses that complement each other, making it possible for the weaknesses of one method to be offset by the strengths of the other.

In contrast to quantitative methods, which ask variations of "how much/many" questions, qualitative methods focus more on "how" and "why" types of questions. As such, qualitative inquiry prioritizes people's lived experiences and the meanings they ascribe to their experiences. This webinar aims to introduce participants to the characteristics of qualitative research, focusing on the role of qualitative methods in program evaluation. We will discuss common qualitative techniques used for program evaluation and present an introduction to qualitative data analysis.

Empowering Rural Communities through Remote Work: An Introduction to Utah's Remote Online Initiative Program - Program Center Stage (Connect Extension)
Aug. 22, 2022
Noon-1 p.m. PDT

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Rural communities throughout the United States experience unique challenges. In this presentation, USU Extension's Remote Online Initiative team members share their vision for a vibrant future for rural areas, one where residents are not limited by geographic opportunities, but capable of obtaining well-paying remote jobs through reliable internet connectivity. The mission of the ROI program is to prepare rural residents and communities for the future by offering cohort-based specialized training courses and providing personalized career coaching and networking opportunities.

Dynamic Discussions (Connect Extension)
Aug. 25, 2022
11 a.m.-Noon PDT

Click here to read more and register.
Each fourth Thursday of the month, the Impact Collaborative will host professionals from across Cooperative Extension and beyond to address hot topics of interest to Cooperative Extension.

How to Use Digital Dashboards to Improve Program Implementation and Evaluation (Connect Extension)
By Rose Hayden-Smith

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This case study was written by Amy Patillo, Matthew Pezold, and Karen Funkenbusch from the University of Missouri. It outlines a strategy used by the University of Missouri Extension to manage and evaluate complex mental and behavioral health initiatives for farmers and rural communities. It highlights the processes and tools used to help a large, multidisciplinary team coordinate access to program assets, improve data collection, and report impacts and outcomes. The use of digital dashboards to streamline workflows and processes was unique to the team's approach. Click here to read more and access the flipping book.

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Academic Cost Recovery/Salary Savings
Aug. 24, 2022
9:30-10:30 a.m.

Learn more about why you should include full cost-recovery on a proposal budget and set up a salary savings account. Salary savings can be used as a PI's discretionary account to cover expenses on other programmatic activities beyond the funded project. Presenters are Kathleen Nolan and the ANR Business Operations Center.

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

Foreign Engagement: Disclosures to ANR and Research Sponsors
Sept. 28, 2022
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. Presenter is Kathleen Nolan.

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

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Indigenous Food Sovereignty Publication Reissued as Flipping Book (Connect Extension)

Kem?cemenaw: Tribal Extension Partnerships That Support Indigenous Food Sovereignty on the Menominee Indian Reservation has been reissued as a flipping book by the Extension Foundation.

The publication describes the Menominee Indigenous food system initiative, a collaborative project between the 1994 College of Menominee and UW Madison Extension. It shares information and resources about Menominee food sovereignty projects, programs, and activities. It also includes valuable information about stakeholder assessment; strategies for collaboration, outreach and communications; local and regional food projects; case studies; cultural considerations and DEI; and resources. Click here to read more.

Culturally Inclusive Language (UC Davis) Virtual
Nov. 17, 2022
8:30 a.m.-noon

Click here to read more and register.
Language plays an important role in determining how well members of our community feel respected and included. It is important to choose what we say – whether that be verbally, non-verbally or over email – to ensure that we are communicating mutual respect and understanding for the diverse perspectives and backgrounds in our community. This session includes an exploration of how the pandemic has impacted this area of DEI.

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Personal Leadership Bootcamp (Connect Extension)
Aug. 11, 2022
11 a.m. – Noon PDT

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New in 2022, this three-part series invites individuals to really get to know themselves, choose a path and take action with the power of their personal leadership philosophy.

The 8 Components of Wellness (Connect Extension)
Aug. 31, 2022
11 a.m. - Noon PDT

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Join Chris Zellers, MPP - educator and assistant professor as she discusses the 8 Components of Wellness. 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 them while suggesting ways to achieve them for better life-balance and stress reduction.

Speaking Confidently and Effectively (LinkedIn Learning Podcast)

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The ability to present yourself and communicate well is crucial in any work environment. In this course, adapted from the podcast How to Be Awesome at Your Job, learn how to build on your presentation skills to gain a competitive advantage in your career. Professional speaker Diane DiResta shares tips and tricks for leveling up your presentations and boosting your executive presence.

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

Career Management Academy (UC Davis) Virtual
Aug. 10, 2022 (and more dates!)
9 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.

Click here to read more and register.
"If you don't know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else,” said Laurence J. Peter. In this course, you will inventory your work values, transferable skills, personality, interests and skills, which are integral steps in developing career goals. You will emerge with a renewed sense of direction, more confident and prepared to make informed worklife choices. Click to read more.

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How to Create Engaging Social Media Content - Extension Skills (Connect Extension)
July 14, 2022,
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. PDT

Click here to read more and register. Join Anna Ribbeck to learn best practices in engaging your audience on social media! Creating engaging social media content can feel daunting and downright overwhelming at times, especially when a post's performance is lower than what you expected it to be. We have all been there. This presentation aims to provide tips on how to create engaging social media content for your organization. Anna will discuss strategies on developing social media content, posting content and maximizing your reach.

Hard time describing UC ANR? Learn some tips to avoid making it a mouthful
July 21, 2022
Noon-12:30 p.m.

Whether you're introducing yourself at a networking event, sharing about your work with family members or friends, you have an opportunity to "pitch" UC ANR in an engaging and easy to understand way. Join Anne Megaro during this short presentation to learn how to make your memorable pitch about your work and the organization you work for.

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

North Star Legacy Communities - Building Sustainability using Community Resiliency Tenets - Program Center Stage (Connect Extension)
July 25, 2022
12-1 p.m. PDT

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Learn about the North Star Legacy Community. Legacy Communities are African American communities that formed shortly after Emancipation. These self-reliant communities have survived decades withstanding unbelievable amounts of pressure from racist policies such as Jim Crow laws, acts of violence, and government neglect. Legacy Communities created important relationships with their neighbors that allowed them to thrive. This site seeks to take these neighborhoods' sense of community and share it with the world, inviting history-seekers and weekenders to explore their communities throughout North Florida.

Moving on From Traditions - Dynamic Discussions (Connect Extension)
July 28, 2022
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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Extension's storied past and sacred traditions served us well for more than a century. But today's world and issues are unlike history, demanding fresh thinking about the best ways to accomplish our mission of empowering communities of all sizes to meet the challenges they face, adapt to changing technology, improve nutrition and food safety, prepare for and respond to emergencies, and protect our environment.

Three recently retired (but not tired) directors of state Extension Services share their perspectives about meaningful (and frequently ongoing) improvements in the way we plan, design and implement our work. By participating, we hope you will react to their admonitions about the 1) strategic value of calling upon the entire university for Extension and engagement, 2) short-sighted programming by single disciplines and 3) failures in strategic planning. Hosted by Extension Directors Rick Klemme and Scott Reed.

Costs for High-Speed Internet Reduced for Millions of Americans (Connect Extension– article)
By Marie Ruemenapp


High-speed internet service is no longer a luxury — it's a necessity. But too many families go without high-speed internet because of the cost or have to cut back on other essentials to make their monthly internet service payments. Lowering prices — including the cost of high-speed internet service — is President Biden's top priority. In May 2021, President Biden and Vice President Harris announced that they secured private sector commitments that will lower high-speed internet costs for millions of American families. Click here to read more.

The SEED Method: An Evidence-Based Method for Engaging Communities (Connect Extension)

The SEED Method is a multistakeholder approach to engaging communities in research, problem solving and action planning. Developed at Virginia Commonwealth University, SEED provides a framework for collaborative research and action planning that can be scaled up or down depending on project resources and goals.

The SEED Method Team is proud to announce the launch of the SEED METHOD ONLINE COURSE AND TOOLKIT hosted on the Extension Foundation's Online Campus!

Access all resources and a FREE self-paced online course!

Here are the online course highlights:

  • Each step in the unit is numbered for easy navigation.
  • Each unit ends with a recap section that includes a summary of all the SEED Method tools discussed in that unit. Click here to read more.

Urban Sabbaticals and Urban Graduate Fellowships (WCMER)

Deep Dives, Urban Sabbaticals and Urban Graduate Fellowships are designed to enhance the impact of Extension, and the broader land-grant university system, in metropolitan communities. The application period for fiscal year 2023 is now open. Application deadline is July 31, 2022 (11:59 PDT). Click here to read more.

How to Give a Good Presentation on a Remote Call (LinkedIn Learning Blog)

Delivering an effective presentation can be the difference between getting what you want, or not. This makes it one of the most important skills for professionals of all stripes. In our evolving world, the fundamentals of presenting are changing. But that's not a bad thing. “Virtual is here to stay,” said Cassandra Worthy in her LinkedIn Learning course. Click here to read more. To request your LinkedIn Learning account contact UC ANR IT at help@ucanr.edu.

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Cost Sharing/Matching Funds
July 27, 2022
9:30-10:30 a.m.

Cost sharing or matching funds is the portion of project expenses provided by UC and not paid by the sponsoring agency. Tune in to learn more about when it is acceptable to commit cost share on a proposal, required approvals, and tracking cost share after the award has been made. Presenter is Kathleen Nolan.

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


Academic Cost Recovery/Salary Savings

Aug. 24, 2022
9:30-10:30 a.m.

Learn more about why you should include full cost recovery on a proposal budget and set up a salary savings account.  Salary savings can be used as a PI's discretionary account to cover expenses on other programmatic activities beyond the funded project. Presenters are Kathleen Nolan and the ANR Business Operations Center.

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

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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Cross-Cultural Competence (UC Davis, Virtual trainings)
Nov. 17, 2022; 8:30 -Noon Virtual - Culturally Inclusive Language
Dec. 14, 2022; 8:30-Noon - Disability Awareness in the Workplace
April 5, 2023; 8:30 a.m.-Noon - Intercultural Communication and Competence

Click to read more.
Cultural competence is defined as a set of behaviors, attitudes and policies that help organizations and staff work effectively with people of different cultures.

Getting to Diverse Representation of ANR Volunteers
by Pam Kan Rice

We know we need to attract more diverse representation for ANR volunteers. An article from North Carolina State University confirms it's not just ANR. 

The authors wrote, "Overall, 95% of respondents identified as white. The lack of racial diversity was striking for each sample, with 96% of participants in both the Christmas Bird count and Candid Critters identifying as white and 88% of respondents from SciStarter saying the same. While only 14% of the U.S. population has a graduate or professional degree, about half of our survey respondents held these degrees. Additionally, while only 6% of the U.S. population has careers in science, technology, engineering or math, almost half of our survey respondents from all three data sources worked in STEM fields.

"Participating in citizen science is linked to personal benefits like learning new skills and building community. If citizen science is only reaching educated white science professionals, then it's concentrating the benefits of participation among this group.

"Additionally, if one of the goals of citizen science is to boost science literacy and trust in science, it can't achieve that goal if it's preaching to the choir by only reaching people who already work in science." https://theconversation.com/citizen-science-volunteers-are-almost-entirely-white-184997 

Be an Inclusive Organization People Won't Leave (LinkedIn Learning)

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In recent years, organizations have faced an unprecedented amount of talent loss. While there are numerous external forces that may cause employees to leave a company—opportunities for advancement, more flexible schedules, better pay—you also need to look at the possibility that biased practices in your organization are pushing employees to leave. In this course, Jodi-Ann Burey shows how an approach rooted in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) best practices can help your company leverage inclusion practices to get at the business of truly caring for employees, provide an equitable workplace for all, and retain your valuable workforce.

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

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

Analytical Skills Development Certificate Series (UC Davis, Virtual)
Aug. 17, 24, 31, Sept. 7, 14, 2022

Note: Participants are expected to attend all five sessions in the series.
Click here to read more, register, and find other course dates.
Develop core analytical abilities and learn how to manage analytical work assignments using the techniques covered in the Analytical Skills Development series.

Coping with Difficult People (UC Davis, Virtual)
Aug. 24, 2022
8:30 a.m.- noon

Click here to read more and register.
In this course you will learn:

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

Introduction to Supervision (UC Davis – Virtual)
July 7, 2022
8:30 a.m.-noon

Click here to read more and register.
The Introduction to Supervision course will give you the opportunity to complete a self-assessment and explore supervisory myths. Participants who complete all eight classes in this series will receive a certificate of completion.

How to Work with a Chronic Liar (Crucial Learning)
By Joseph Grenny,

How do you deal with someone that you KNOW is lying to you? I have numerous examples and clear evidence
of the lies, and I have confronted each lie, but they continue to do it. I don't have the option of walking away. What next? Click here to read more.

Navigating in LinkedIn Learning (WebANR)
Sept. 15, 2022
Noon-12:30 p.m.

Join our LinkedIn Learning (LiL) relations team who will guide you on content and navigation including:

  • Home page overview – how to get the most out of the home page user interface and how it relates to LinkedIn
  • Finding and accessing content – course player overview and demonstration of course functionality
  • Learning history – how to access your personal learning history
  • Q&A

To receive your Linkedin Learning account please contact ANR IT at help@ucanr.edu.

Zoom Meeting: https://linkedin.zoom.us/j/93883814323?pwd=aHo5Zzc1SWpNb3ExbjBPWlIrUmFKUT09&from=addon | Meeting ID: 938 8381 4323 | Password: 010970

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New (or old) to ANR? You have access.
Connect Extension: All Cooperative Extension professionals are invited to join Connect Extension. In addition, as a UC ANR employee you are an Extension Foundation Members and have access to the Impact Collaborative Subgroup and its offerings and services.

Linkedin Learning - ANR Learning & Development has 300 new seats! Want to access real-time learning? Contact help@ucanr.edu (ANR IT) and ask for your account!

Gartner -Technology research and consulting company. UC ANR pays for your access. Register here to access webinars, models, tools, research, conferences through Gartner.

My UC Career (UCnet) - This online development portal is available to all UC faculty, academic personnel, staff and students seeking to advance their career. 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. Registering for an account provides instant access to the following six self-paced modules: Begin Career Discovery, job search, resume building, telling your story, networking, research and more.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Check below for upcoming opportunities and other resources. 

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Learn about the steps involved in the proposal submissions process from developing your idea to submission. We'll go over identifying funding opportunities, developing the project concept, building collaborative teams, drafting the proposal, submitting to Office of Contracts and Grants for review, and submission to the sponsor. Presenters are Vanity Campbell and Kendra Rose.

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

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

or

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How Culture Impacts Communication (UC Learning Center eCourse)

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


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Accomplishing More with Less (UC Davis Virtual Instructor-Led Training)
April 5, 2022

June 21, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 14, 2022
8:30 a.m.–12 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In this course you will learn:

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

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

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

Zoom details to come.

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

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

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

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

Learning Excel: Data Analysis (LinkedIn Learning)

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

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

Time Management Fundamentals (LinkedIn Learning)

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

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

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

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

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

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