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Strategic Initiative Brief: Help new colleagues, recruit more talent

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The UC ANR Strategic Initiatives offer a home for strategic thought - drawing on members of the wider UC ANR community and beyond to 1) help people connect and 2) to help them identify and address issues of current and emerging importance. 

Help our new colleagues get off to a strong start and recruit more talented people to join UC ANR. From top clockwise: Recent hires Amira Resnick Philip Waisen Hung Doan

Help our new people get up and running

We have a lot of information now available on our UC ANR Learning and Development site to help people get Programmatically OrientedProgrammatic orientation will be May 10.

Please share the link https://ucanr.edu/sites/Professional_Development/Office_-_Team_Management/Working_at_UC_ANR/?editon=1#OnlineOrientation and send us suggestions.

Let us (mozbell@ucanr.edu) know if you would like to be part of a group to brainstorm how people can get connected and to be successful and to get a strong start for their programs.  

Recruit new colleagues 

Know someone who would be a good fit for an ANR position? Let's all reach out to professionals we would be proud to work with and ask them to join us in achieving ANR's mission of improving the lives of all Californians. Spread the word: UC ANR is hiring. See UC ANR jobs.

Feedback and suggestions welcome.

For more on the SIs and their activities, contact

Jim Farrar: Pests (EIPD)

David Lewis: Natural Ecosystems (SNE)

Helen Dahlke: Water Quality, Quantity and Security (Water)

Deanne Meyer: Food Systems (SFS)

Lynn Schmitt-McQuitty: Families and Communities (HFC)

Mark Bell: Vice Provost (Strategic Initiatives and Statewide Programs)

 

Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 11:40 AM
  • Author: Mark Bell

Strategic Initiative Brief: Dahlke named Water Strategic Initiative leader

From left, Ken Shackel, Helen Dahlke and Roger Duncan discuss groundwater recharge in an almond orchard in 2016.

Following an open call, Helen Dahlke has agreed to take on the role of leader for the Strategic Initiative for Water Quality, Quantity and Security.

Dahlke is associate professor in integrated hydrologic sciences in the UC Davis Department of Land, Air and Water Resources. She brings a rich history of experience having completed her undergraduate and master's degrees in her native Germany before earning her Ph.D. at Cornell University. After her Ph.D., she did postdoctoral work at Stockholm University in Sweden before joining UC Davis in 2013.

Helen Dahlke
“California's water quantity, quality and security are increasingly impacted by uncertainty and scarcity,” said Dahlke. “As leader of the water SI, I hope to learn about the water challenges in California to develop and communicate solutions with the UC ANR team and our stakeholders.”

Dahlke's current research interests include surface water – groundwater interaction, water resources management, vadose zone transport processes, and applications of DNA nanotechnology in hydrology. She comes with a broad appreciation of the multiple roles for addressing issues facing water across the state from the mountains to the sea. One of her main research efforts focuses on testing the feasibility of using agricultural fields as recharge sites for groundwater replenishment.

“We welcome and thank Helen for adding this new role to her ongoing activities,” said Mark Bell, vice provost for strategic initiatives and statewide programs. “The SI leaders are the champions for the broad umbrellas of work across the organization.”

The Strategic Initiatives help people connect while helping unify, communicate and advocate for UC ANR's work across the state. The SI leaders are part of Program Council, which provides input for programmatic policy and direction for the organization.

Posted on Monday, February 28, 2022 at 10:51 AM

Strategic Initiative Brief: Connect with colleagues

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The Meat Production & Food Safety Program Team will meet March 17-18.

The UC ANR Strategic Initiatives offer a home for strategic thought - drawing on members of the wider UC ANR community and beyond to 1) help people connect and 2) to help them identify and address issues of current and emerging importance. 

Connect with colleagues

Find out what Program Teams have in the pipeline. Come to a Program Team meeting to network, share and learn. 

  • Meat Production & Food Safety Program Team - March 17-18, 2022
  • Pomology Program Team - March 23-24, 2022 

Help spread the word - come work at UC ANR 

Know someone looking for a job? Spread the word: UC ANR is hiring. See UC ANR jobs.

As people join UC ANR, help them get started. Direct them to the Program orientation materials available on the Learning and Development website.

Feedback and suggestions welcome.

For more on the SIs and their activities, contact:

Jim Farrar: Pests (EIPD)

David Lewis: Natural Ecosystems (SNE)

OPEN: (Water) Want to apply? Fill out the brief application.

Deanne Meyer: Food Systems (SFS)

Lynn Schmitt-McQuitty: Families and Communities (HFC)

Mark Bell: Vice Provost (Strategic Initiatives and Statewide Programs)

 

Posted on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 8:55 AM
  • Author: Mark Bell

Strategic Initiative Brief: Resources to help you be successful

Unify-Communicate-Advocate

The UC ANR Strategic Initiatives offer a home for strategic thought - drawing on members of the wider UC ANR community and beyond to 1) help people connect and 2) to help them identify and address issues of current and emerging importance. 

What's cooking - new resources to help you be successful

How to be successful in working across large areas (online presentation) Fact Sheet

What a good program looks like (online presentation) Fact sheet 

Feedback and suggestions welcome.

For more on the SIs and their activities, contact:

Jim Farrar: Pests (EIPD)

David Lewis: Natural Ecosystems (SNE)

OPEN: (Water) Want to apply? Fill out the brief application.

Deanne Meyer: Food Systems (SFS)

Lynn Schmitt-McQuitty: Families and Communities (HFC)

Mark Bell: Vice Provost (Strategic Initiatives and Statewide Programs)

Posted on Monday, December 20, 2021 at 9:06 AM

SI Brief: New leadership for Sustainable Natural Ecosystems, Water Strategic Initiatives

We are pleased to announce that David Lewis will be taking on the role of Sustainable Natural Ecosystems (SNE) SI leader starting January 2022. We thank David for this new undertaking while acknowledging the wonderful contributions he has already made over the last few years as Water SI leader. 

David Lewis

Opportunity for others

As a result of David's switch, the Water SI leader position will become open. (See below to apply.)  

Background on SIs

The SI leaders are champions for the broad umbrellas of work across the organization. See UC ANR Strategic Initiatives for more information.

The SI leader activities focus on: 

  1. Identifying mechanisms to help people connect across UC ANR, and identifying current and emerging strategic needs and possible responses (e.g., the concept notes and efforts on virtual reach; food systems; fire; urban extension; diversity, equity and inclusion, etc.).
  1. In so doing, the SI leaders work to Unify, Communicate and Advocate for the work done.

SI leaders are members of the Program Council – where discussion focuses on higher level Programmatic policy, directions and budgets – and generating recommendations for the Vice President. 

Interested in being Water SI leader? 

Learn more by talking with one of the current SI leaders – David Lewis, Deanne Meyer, Jim Farr and Lynn Schmitt-McQuitty – or with Mark Bell or Wendy Powers. 

Want to apply? Fill out the brief application.

The intent is to review applications, interview applicants and fill the position by January 2022.

For more on the SIs and their activities, contact:

Jim Farrar: Pests (EIPD)

David Lewis: Natural Ecosystems (SNE)

OPEN: (Water) (Let us know if you are interested in making sure Water has a voice)

Deanne Meyer: Food Systems (SFS)

Lynn Schmitt-McQuitty: Families and Communities (HFC)

Mark Bell: Vice Provost (Strategic Initiatives and Statewide Programs)

Posted on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 4:32 PM
  • Author: Mark Bell

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