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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 »

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

Intermediate:

  • 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

Advanced:

  • 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 »

Communication:

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

Teamwork:

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

Organization:

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

Self-Development:

  • 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

 

Project Management Practical Training Program

Are you interested in learning about project management? Perhaps you are looking for a starting point to gain the knowledge and skills needed to successfully initiate, plan, execute, monitor, and close projects at UC San Diego? The UC San Diego Business Excellence Community of Practice (BECOP), UCSD Extension, and UCSD Campus and Health Human Resources have partnered to develop a blended learning project management program that incorporates online learning, live discussion sessions, social learning and mentorship, and project work to prepare the next wave of project managers at UCSD. This quarter-long program will begin in January with an estimated time commitment of 22 hours throughout the quarter. If you are interested, consider adding this to your professional development plan and fill out the PMPTP Interest Form to receive more details about this no-cost program.  It is recommended that you discuss with your manager should you choose to participate in the program and attend sessions during the work day.

 If you have any questions, please contact Raúl Navarro Rodríguez at raul@ucsd.edu.

Business Continuity

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

Resilience:

  • 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

Communication:

  • Becoming a Successful Collaborator
  • Overcoming Virtual Team Conflict

Mindfulness:

  • 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 staffeducation@ucsd.edu.