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Virtual Professional Development Resources

Want to make the most of your remote working time by continuing your professional development? Explore your options.

UC San Diego Human Resources is here to help you make the most of your remote work experience during these challenging times. In collaboration with Skillsoft, we are pleased to offer you a short list of courses that will support your professional growth across a range of topics, from software skills to communication and collaboration and more.

Some of these resources are tailored toward managers and supervisors, while others are intended for individual contributors and open to all. You can learn more about each course by visiting the UC Learning Center and clicking on the course name to view the description.

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Microsoft Excel

View the Mastering Excel Starter Bundle to register and get details about each course »

  • Microsoft Excel 2016 Essentials: Creating, Editing, and Saving Workbooks
  • Microsoft Excel 2016 Essentials: Formulas and Functions
  • Microsoft Excel 2016 Essentials: Charts, Tables, and Images


  • Microsoft Excel 2016 Essentials: Data Presentation Strategies
  • Microsoft Office 2016 Intermediate Excel: Macros and Advanced Queries
  • Microsoft Office 2016 Intermediate Excel: PivotTables and Advanced Charts


  • Microsoft Excel 2016 Advanced: Power Pivot, Custom Formatting, Fills, and Forms
  • Microsoft Excel 2016 Advanced: Apps and What-if Analysis
  • Microsoft Excel 2016 Advanced: Accessibility, Transforming Data, and Errors

Resources for Administrative Professionals

View the Suggested Activities for Administrative Professionals Bundle to register and get details about each course »


  • Clarity and Conciseness in Business Writing
  • Acting with Diplomacy and Tact
  • How Culture Impacts Communication
  • Writing Effective E-mails and Instant Messages


  • Being an Effective Team Member
  • Interacting Effectively with Colleagues
  • The Building Blocks of Building Trust
  • Working in Partnership with Your Boss


  • Aligning Goals and Priorities to Manage Time
  • Make the Time You Need: Get Organized
  • Organizing Your E-Mail
  • The Art of Staying Focused


  • Developing a Plan to Further Your Career
  • Difficult People: Can’t Change Them, So Change Yourself
  • Emotional Intelligence: Owning Your Emotions
  • Projecting a Positive Professional Image

Project Management

Are you interested in obtaining your Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification but don't know where to begin? Are you wondering how to obtain the required 35 contact hours of formal education required to apply for your PMP® exam? Did you know that UC San Diego offers free online courses to prepare you for the Project Management Institute's PMP® certification exam?

View the Project Management Professional Certification Preparation Starter Bundle to register and get details about each course »

  • Project Management Introduction
  • Manage and Control Quality
  • Manage Stakeholder Engagement
  • Plan and Define Project Scope
  • Develop the Project Schedule
  • Keeping Your Project on Budget
  • Plan and Manage Communications
  • Planning Risk Management
  • Procurement Planning
  • Capturing, Analyzing, and Using Project Lessons Learned

Business Continuity

View the Maintaining Momentum Through Challenging Times Bundle to register and get details about each course »


  • Forging Ahead with Perseverance and Resilience
  • Managing in a Crisis

Virtual Teams:

  • Establishing Virtual Teams
  • Facing Virtual Team Challenges
  • Supporting Remote Team Members
  • Overcoming Virtual Team Conflict


  • Becoming a Successful Collaborator
  • Overcoming Virtual Team Conflict


  • Staying Balanced in a Shifting World
  • Take a Deep Breath and Manage Your Stress
If you have questions, contact the Staff Education and Development team at