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Upcoming Staff Education & Development Classes and Events

Learn about upcoming Staff Education & Development classes and events.

As Campus Human Resources continues our planning and support for staff in alignment with the Chancellor’s guidelines for all of campus, we are looking at options for classes provided by Staff Education and Development and all our Human Resources partners. These options include creating some online options to replace originally planned in-person classes, postponing an in-person class to a rescheduled date, and/or postponing an in-person class with a future date to be announced. We are also communicating with our instructional partners across campus to determine how we can support them and you.

As we plan and adapt to this evolving situation, we will continue to share updates with you. If you have any questions about upcoming classes, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Staff Education & Development Newsletter

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

Check out the current Fall Quarter 2020 (PDF) issue of the SED Newsletter.

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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.

Upcoming Classes and Trainings


Empathy, Compassion & Well-Being

Intended for all staff, this course is an introduction to applying empathy towards the self & cultivating a compassionate self. Participants will explore the research-supported, brain-based benefits of how practicing empathic and compassionate internal responses increase connection, courage, resilience and empowerment.

oTuesday, September 15, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

oWednesday, October 14, 2020 | 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.


Emotional Intelligence - Focus on Empathy

Intended for all staff, join us for a deep dive into one of the cornerstones of emotional intelligence - empathy. In this interactive workshop, you will learn to recognize your own emotions and those of others as a valuable expression of each other's needs and how that can be channeled into a healthier and more satisfying work environment.

oWednesday, September 23, 2020 | 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

oTuesday, December 8, 2020 | 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Crucial Conversations - Start with Heart

Intended for all staff, when conversations get tough it’s easy to fall back to unproductive patterns including saving face, wanting to win, seeking revenge, and hoping to remain safe. Skilled communicators know to “Start with Heart.” Attend this session to learn more about this key initial step to preparing for high stakes conversations.

oWednesday, November 4, 2020 | 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.


Managing Remote Teams

Intended for: managers and supervisors

This interactive learning session is designed to help UC San Diego managers and supervisors adapt their supervisory toolkit to remote work, a landscape of rapid change, and the ongoing challenges of life in a pandemic.

Topics covered will include:

  • Setting expectations and goals and performance conversations
  • Supporting development
  • Collaborative problem solving and resources for employee challenges
  • Engagement, connection and trust - team building during change
  • Self-care and support

oTuesday, September 29, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

oFriday, October 23, 2020 | 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

oWednesday, November 18, 2020 | 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Project Management for Non-Project Managers

Topics Include:

  • Project management defined
  • Tasks, durations, dependencies
  • Resources, availability, assignment
  • Big, small and micro projects
  • Planning and micro-planning
  • Issue tracking and issue management
  • Defining results and driving to completion
  • Streamlining communication and collaboration
  • Setting expectations and negotiation
  • Project meeting facilitation
  • Project management tools


  • ¨ Tuesday, October 13, 2020
  • ¨ 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • ¨ Via Zoom
  • ¨ Fee: $130 (registration/cancelation deadline 9/28/20)

Time Management in the Digital Age

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
12:30  -  4:00 p.m.
Via Zoom - register via the UC Learning Center, keyword timemanagement
Fee: $130 (registration/cancelation deadline 7/6/2020)

Intended For: all staff

Today's business professionals are bombarded by information, being persistently interrupted and sidetracked, constantly dealing with competing and changing priorities, handling an increasingly complex set of technologies, and having to work virtually and deal with a global and ever-changing economy. This makes time management in the digital age more challenging than ever. This engaging and motivating workshop brings breakthrough insights and revolutionary techniques that tackle the core issues that today's workforce is wrestling with, ranging from managing the digital overload to feeling less stress, while accomplishing more meaningful results.

Key Takeaways:

  • Better manage e-mail and reduce the time you spend on e-mail
  • Proactively manage competing priorities to reduce stress and get the desired results
  • Better manage interruptions to stay focused and save significant time
  • Work more strategically instead of working harder and longer
  • Easily organize and manage your electronic and paper information
  • Optimize your workflow for increased efficiency and focus

People on the Go Webinars

 Please join us for any (or all!) of the webinars offered this summer from our partner, People-OnTheGo, as we explore innovative tools and approaches for working remotely, collaborating, solving problems - plus Excel webinars. Just $25 each.

The Remarkable Remote Worker

This online live training is designed to help you successfully navigate through today's challenging times where many are asked to work remotely, or collaborate with others who are working remotely, and turn these challenges into opportunities to develop your skills on several fronts. This includes being productive working remotely, staying invigorated and motivated, managing your attention so you can stay focused, communicating with other remote team members skillfully, and adopting a proven methodology for managing your work.

oTuesday, October 6 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

21 Practices for Happiness and Accomplishment @Work

This webinar consists of an innovative blend of short presentations, brief individual and group interactive exercises, and exposure to a variety of mindfulness practices. This webinar is designed to help participants learn our curated 21 Practices in small and manageable increments. And, to create a lasting impact and help participants continue to implement these practices post-program - thus reaping the long-term benefits - each attendee will also be given access to the 21 Practices eCourse and the Hello Mindful App (Web, iOS, and Android).

oTuesday, October 27 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

The Remarkable Remote Team

This highly interactive online live webinar is designed to help teams overcome traditional and new challenges, leveraging the latest research in mindfulness and emotional intelligence along with the latest technologies, tools, and collaboration practices to maximize team performance. This webinar is designed to help teams make breakthroughs by fostering compassion, connection, collaboration, and creativity; coupled with fully utilizing innovative methodologies and tools for achieving the crucial goals the team is aiming to accomplish.

oTuesday, November 17 | 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Design Thinking to Focus, Collaborate, and Play! (webinar)

This workshop will leave you transformed in your ability to think creatively and work collaboratively to solve significant problems and leverage unique opportunities of all kinds. It is a hands-on session that includes an in-depth exposure to design thinking and how to use it to design a product, a mobile app, and/or an add-on to e-mail.

oWednesday, November 18 | 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Microsoft Excel Techniques  (via webinar)

This webinar is for users who want to take their Microsoft Excel skills to the next level. In this webinar, users learn powerful techniques that can help them save significant time, analyze data and extract important business insights, present information in a compelling way, and collaborate with others more effectively.

How is this different from traditional classes?

The webinar is scenario-based. It covers real-life situations that make business sense. Each scenario is carefully selected to introduce some key concepts and numerous tips and techniques. The scenario-based training provides important insights into how to use Excel in new and innovative ways to support your business objectives. It introduces many of the advanced features of Excel in a natural way that is easy to grasp, and more likely to be retained and applied on a daily basis.

oTuesday, October 13 | 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

oThursday, November 12 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Advanced Microsoft Excel PivotTables (via webinar) 

In this webinar you will learn the most powerful capabilities of Excel PivotTables and how they can be an invaluable tool in helping you analyze your data and present your conclusions in compelling ways. If you have been using PivotTables and are wondering what more you can do with them, or are maybe running into obstacles and wishing you can get around them, this webinar will help you unleash the power of PivotTables and get outstanding results.

oWednesday, October 7 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

oTuesday, November 10 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

oWednesday, December 16 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

oWednesday, December 2 | 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.



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