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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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My UC Career Online Career Development Tool

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)

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.

Upcoming Classes and Trainings


Accomplishing More with Less

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Training Center North (TCN; Plaza Level, Torrey Pines Center-North (TPC-N))
Instructor: Betsy Butterick, People-OnTheGo
Fee: $200, includes the Accomplishing More with Less Workbook and The Perfect 15-Minute Day Journal
Keyword: AMWL

Intended for: anyone who would like to learn how to optimize their time in order to achieve meaningful results

In today’s world, we are faced with an incredible amount of information and demands, with conflicting priorities that seem to be constantly changing, and frequent interruptions, some are externally driven but many are self-inflicted. Not only do our efficiency and effectiveness suffer, but we may get stressed and overwhelmed or even fatigued and burned out. The question is, how do we manage these challenges? Or not just manage, but how do we thrive and feel accomplished? This workshop covers topics relating to managing time, priorities, interruptions, e-mail, calendar, and to-do lists, as well as organizing electronic and paper documents, and most importantly being invigorated and re-energized in the workplace and elsewhere.

What you will be able to do as a result:

  • Better manage interruptions and stay focused on the task on hand until meaningful results are achieved.
  • Work more strategically instead of working harder, methodically manage competing priorities, and learn new and innovative tools that can help you better align your daily activities with your goals.
  • Organize and manage your electronic and paper information easily and efficiently via a duplicate process that is practical and doable.
  • Manage stress like never before through purposeful action rather than passive reaction and turn stressful situations into opportunities.
  • Understand the obstacles that are stopping you from reaching your desired accomplishments, and take the necessary actions that will lead to growth and transformation, and significantly increased fulfillment.

Topics covered:

  • Time optimization/organization
  • Stress management
  • Project management

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

Innovative Project Management

Thursday, October 11, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Training Center North (TCN; Plaza Level, Torrey Pines Center-North (TPC-N))
Instructor: Betsy Butterick, People-OnTheGo
Fee: $175
Keyword: innovprmgmt

Intended for: those who want to enhance their project management skills and better manage projects of all kinds

While traditional project management concepts are covered, this session is focused on bringing innovative insights and practical techniques to revolutionize managing projects of all sizes.

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

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

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