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Staff Education & Development Newsletter

We distribute a campus-wide newsletter to inform staff of upcoming classes and trainings.

Check out the current March/April 2018 (PDF) issue of the SED Newsletter.

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Upcoming Classes and Trainings


My UC Career Online Career Development Tool

Staff Education & Development and Health Human Resources Learning & Organization Effectiveness Team have collaborated to launch the My UC Career online career development tool. In addition to our local programs and resources, this is a systemwide tool available to all University of California (UC) employees. Career development continues to be a focus area across all UC locations, and the portal helps employees to grow and advance their UC careers.

The My UC Career portal provides access to job openings at all UC locations via the Systemwide Job Board, as well as resources and tools to create and refine resumes, write cover letters, identify strengths, practice interviewing and find professional networking opportunities.

Addition to UC People Management Series and Certificate (effective February 15, 2018)

We are pleased to share with you about the newest course additions to the UC People Management Series and Certificate - the UC Managing Implicit Bias Series.

Launched in early 2017, the UC Systemwide People Management Series and Certificate is a program for all People Managers consisting of Core and Elective Courses, which include local and systemwide programs and eCourses, as well as in-person learning experiences. The certificate, recommended for all People Managers and those aspiring to a career in people management, builds on coursework that may have already been completed. The following topics are included in the People Management Series and Certificate: Performance Management, Managing Implicit Bias, Managing People, Administration & Operations, Change Management and Communications.

New for 2018 is the addition of the UC Managing Implicit Bias Series, which is made up of six self-paced, online interactive courses, ranging between 15-20 minutes each in length. The Series is designed to increase awareness of implicit bias, reduce its impact at the University, and further reinforce the University’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  1. What is Implicit Bias?
  2. The Impact of Implicit Bias
  3. Managing the Influence of Implicit Bias: Awareness
  4. Common Forms of Bias
  5. Managing the Impact of Implicit Bias: Mindfulness and Conscious De-biasing
  6. Managing Implicit Bias in the Hiring Process

These courses can be completed individually or together as a series to earn the UC Managing Implicit Bias Certificate. As a UC People Manager, being aware of implicit bias and how it impacts the way we work and interact with others is especially important. Therefore, this series is now a part of the 2018 UC People Management Series and Certificate core requirements.

If you are a formally designated supervisor/manager, completing the 2018 UC People Management Series and Certificate will make you eligible to attend the UC People Management Conference held later this year.

For more information, visit blink.ucsd.edu/go/ucpm.

We are excited to invite you to our Annual Staff Education & Development Learning Event

for all UC San Diego staff. We have an exciting line up!

Our two strategic topics are:

  • Recognize & Interrupt Unconscious Bias with Intentional Inclusion
  • Emotional Intelligence and Mindfulness @ Work

Monday, May 14, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (coffee & pastries 8:00-8:30 a.m.; lunch provided)
Price Center-West, Ballroom AB
Fee: Free

Register for the morning session, the afternoon session, or both sessions via the UC Learning Center using keyword lrngevent.

Overview of Morning Session: Manage implicit bias through understanding, awareness and strategies to interrupt bias using an interactive experience

A 2.5-hour highly interactive learning experience will demonstrate several of the unintentional ways that implicit associations influence and inform the large and small decisions we make on a daily-basis.
The goals of this session are to:
  • Gain an understanding of the patterns of Unconscious Bias and the type of biases that influence our
  • Learn how to recognize and interrupt your biases.
  • Provide a common language and set of mental models that assists in healthy and respectful dialogue in the workplace.
  • Enhance staff’s cultural competence in achieving intentional inclusion.
  • Clarify the key role everyone plays at UC San Diego in applying inclusive leadership to collaborate effectively across differences of thought, cultures and

Overview of Afternoon Session: Enable intelligent self-care with tactics that connect the dots between EQ, focus and attention at work that achieves better results

A 2.5-hour highly experiential workshop will educate staff about what is emotional intelligence (EQ) and mindfulness with applications in the workplace. Staff will learn tools and techniques to build increased awareness of mindsets and learn ways to develop new behaviors and habits.
The goals of this session are to:
  • Develop a better understanding of emotional intelligence (EQ) and mindfulness, and acquire the framework needed to deploy the corresponding behaviors at work, and feel less stressed and more fulfilled than ever before!
  • Become more aware of your thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations, their impacts on you and your relationships, and how to manage the balance skillfully.
  • Gain in-depth knowledge about the Perfect 15-Minute Day Method so you may thrive in the most demanding work environments. (An e-course will be provided to continue your learning and practice after the workshop.)


8:00-8:30 a.m. Coffee & Pastries  
8:30-8:45 a.m. Opening & Introduction of Dr. Jones Dr. Bernadette Han
8:45-11:15 a.m. Recognize & Interrupt Unconscious Bias with Intentional Inclusion Dr. Steven Jones
11:15-11:30 a.m. Morning Closing Dr. Bernadette Han
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch (provided)  
12:30-12:45 p.m. Afternoon Opening & Introduction of Pierre Khawand Dr. Bernadette Han
12:45-3:15 p.m. Emotional Intelligence and Mindfulness @ Work Pierre Khawand
3:15-3:30 p.m. Closing Dr. Bernadette Han


For general information or to request an accommodation, please contact Staff Education & Development by 5/7/2018, via (858)534-4890 or e-mail: staffeducation@ucsd.edu.

Managing Meetings and Groups Effectively

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Training Center North (Plaza Level, Torrey Pines Center-North)
Instructor: Justin Long
Fee: $10
Keyword: facgroups

Intended for: those who are new to meeting or group facilitation.

This workshop provides a good first step for new classroom or meeting facilitators. You will understand your role, how to inspire confidence in your facilitation skills, and be able to involve others in a variety of ways in group discussions.

Topics include:
  • Understanding your role as a facilitator
  • Establishing trust
  • Identifying, describing, and recording issues
  • Using basic group process techniques
  • Making the most of differences

 You will learn these techniques by practicing the various elements of the facilitation process.

To register, visit the UC Learning Center, and search by title or keyword.

Presentation Skills 101

Thursday, April 19, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Training Center North (Plaza Level, Torrey Pines Center-North)
Instructor: Justin Long
Fee: Free
Keyword: present101

Intended for: any staff.

Being a confident and polished speaker is a foundational skill for any professional. In this highly interactive workshop, participants will learn and practice strategies for presenting ideas and information with confidence, control and poise.

Topics Covered:
  • Discover the 3 essential elements of an effective presentation
  • Identify the common obstacles to flawless presentations and their solutions
  • Demonstrate the ability to handle challenging participants with ease

To register, visit the UC Learning Center, and search by title or keyword.

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