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Upcoming Staff Education & Development Classes and Events

Learn about upcoming Staff Education & Development classes and events.

Learning Boost Series - Learn, Leverage, Lead

Meet leaders, dreamers, innovators, and change champions throughout 2022
We bring you two episodes each month – the first Friday and the fourth Wednesday of each month at 11am-12pm.

Removing Our Silos Restores Our Humanity: The Special Power of Mapping and Sharing Your Processes


Headshot image of Antonio Nava wearing a black suit with a white shirt and a grey background.


With Antonio Nava
Senior Strategic Programs Analyst, Operational Strategic Initiatives
Friday, May 6, 2022
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Register via Zoom


What’s the first step in process improvement? Understand your process! Ready to improve? Wait! Jumping to improve might feel necessary, but communicating out your process and understanding your stakeholders is key. Join Antonio for this talk to learn how to capture and communicate your process - not only with process mapping, but also with introspection, active listening, and empathy. 


A Little Change Management Goes A Long Way


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With Lynn Underwood
Enterprise Systems Renewal(ESR) Strategic Organizational Change Management
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Register via Zoom


The speed and volume of change has intensified for everyone - individuals, organizations, society and world around us! So, with so much change happening, you would think we would all be better at managing it. Join in the discussion and learn some simple practices to manage the people side of change. Lynn will share a handful of tools you can easily pick-up and integrate into your work to make sure you plan, manage and successfully introduce change.

Management/Leadership Classes and Events

Managerial Office Hours

Intended for: managers and supervisors

Join us for twice-monthly managerial office hours. Bring your questions and ideas to share to these informal sessions with Campus HR.

Tuesday, April 12 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Register »
Thursday, April 28 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Register »
Tuesday, May 10 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Register »
Thursday, May 26 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Register »
Tuesday, June 14 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Register »
Thursday, June 23 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Register »


Collaboration and Communication Tools for Teams

Primarily intended for all managers and supervisors, and open to all staff.

This workshop will focus on identifying the many and varied communication and collaboration needs for your team, and how to match the tools and structures that work best for each.

Thursday, April 28, 2022
8:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Via webinar - register on the UC Learning Center
Facilitators: Anne Curtis and Kim Greene
Fee: none (register/cancel by 4/28 8:30am)

Building Inclusive Teams and Trust

Intended for: managers and supervisors

This class will focus on understanding and developing the relationships between trust, inclusion and engagement within teams. We will explore how to foster work environments in which employees can bring their whole selves, and the benefits this brings not only to staff but also to your team and to UC San Diego.

The session will include discussion about establishing and enhancing connection with both current and new staff in on-site, hybrid and remote environments, creating psychological safety to support agility and innovation, and how trust fuels high performing teams.

Thursday, June 9, 2022
8:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Via webinar - register on the UC Learning Center
Facilitators: Campus HR
Fee: none

Team Building: Setting Norms, Goals, and Expectations

Intended for: managers and supervisors

This interactive learning session is designed to help UC San Diego managers and supervisors adapt their supervisory toolkit in light of a landscape of rapid and continuous change.

Topics Covered:

  • Understanding and leveraging team norms
  • Defining and workshopping team goals
  • Setting expectations for team success
  • Collaborative problem solving and resources for employee challenges

This course is adapted from “Managing Remote Teams” (2020) and “Managing Remote and Hybrid Teams” (2021) and addresses similar content. Repeat enrollment is permitted.

Thursday, July 14, 2022
1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Via webinar - register on the UC Learning Center
Facilitators: Campus HR
Fee: none

Supervising at UC San Diego (S@UCSD)

Intended for: supervisors of Campus staff; supervisors of Health System/Health Sciences employees are encouraged to submit an online inquiry to connect with the Learning & Organization Effectiveness team in Health HR (HHR) for equivalent opportunities, such as the Health Leadership Onboarding Opportunity Program and HHR Professional Development (HRPD).

This orientation provides an overview of the most important do’s and don'ts of supervising at UC San Diego, emphasizing an approach where supervisors/managers are grounded in best practices, recognize areas that may implicate laws and regulations, and connect with resources to help navigate supervisory challenges. Additionally, this course provides an introduction to the employee life cycle and identifies managerial responsibilities, as well as applicable tools and resources at each stage.

This focus on supervisory responsibilities at UC San Diego is designed to complement the Supervisory Training Laboratory’s (“Sup Lab”) exploration of managerial skills. This course includes two half-day sessions.

Strongly recommended for all new supervisors/managers; regardless of tenure or experience, all supervisors/managers will benefit from this opportunity to refresh their managerial toolkit.

Please note: you must attend both sessions to receive full credit. You may be able to makeup a missed session the next time this course is offered. 

Supervising at UC San Diego (S@UCSD) - Spring 2022
Wednesdays, April 13 and 20, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Via webinar - register on the UC Learning Center, keyword: S@UCSD
Facilitators: Anne Curtis and Kim Greene
Fee: none (register/cancel by 4/6 9am)

Supervising at UC San Diego (S@UCSD) - Summer 2022
Thursdays, August 13 and 20, 2022
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Via webinar - register on the UC Learning Center, keyword: S@UCSD
Facilitators: Anne Curtis and Kim Greene
Fee: none (register/cancel by 7/28 1pm)

Supervising at UC San Diego (S@UCSD) - Fall 2022
Wednesdays, November 9 and 16, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Via webinar - register on the UC Learning Center, keyword: S@UCSD
Facilitators: Anne Curtis and Kim Greene
Fee: none (register/cancel by 11/2 9am)


Supervisory Training Laboratory

Intended ONLY for: employees who are supervisors or work leaders who currently direct the work of one or more staff employees are eligible to attend, whether or not their position is represented by a union; departmental HR representatives are also eligible to attend

This class is delivered in six, four-hour sessions. You need to attend all six to complete the training. Registration closes 2 weeks prior to the first session, and users must register/cancel their registration 2 week prior to the first session.


The Supervisory Lab cohort will engage in self and team assessment activities, case study examinations, and small group projects to explore supervisory skills and strategies.

Supervisory Training Laboratory - Fall 2022
Wednesdays and Thursdays
October 12 through 27, 2022
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Via webinar - register on the UC Learning Center, keyword: suplab
Facilitators: Linda Thai Schlossman and Kim Greene
Fee: $150 (register by 9/28 8:30am)

People-OnTheGo Business Effectiveness Classes

The Remarkable Hybrid Manager

The hybrid workplace brings a whole new set of challenges. This highly interactive online live workshop is designed to help managers and supervisors tackle the hybrid workplace challenges and turn them into opportunities for them and their teams.

In addition to providing a variety of concepts, techniques, and tools to help overcome the hybrid workplace challenges, this workshop helps managers learn cutting edge problem solving and collaboration frameworks, so that they can fully engage their teams and get their involvement and buy-in in addressing challenges and opportunities.

Wednesday, April 6, 2022
1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Via webinar - register on the UC Learning Center; keyword remarkhybridmgr
Faciliator: Pierre Khawand
Fee: $85 (registration deadline extended to 4/5 1pm)


Project Management for Non-Project Managers

Who should attend? This workshop is designed for business professionals 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.

Key topics and takeaways:

  • Project management defined
  • Tasks, durations, dependencies
  • Resources, availability, assignment
  • Big projects, small projects, 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

Wednesday, May 5, 2022
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Via webinar - register on the UC Learning Center; keyword pmnpm
Facilitator: Pierre Khawand
Fee: $85 (register/cancel by 4/27 5pm)

Project Management Practical Training Program (PMPTP)

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?

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 UC San Diego is being offered by the UC San Diego Business Excellence Community of Practice (BECOP), UC San Diego Extension, and UC San Diego Campus and Health Human Resources.

The estimated time commitment for the program is 24 hours across four months, including facilitator-led discussion sessions, online training courses, project work, and social learning time. See this infographic (PDF) to learn more about the structure of the program.

The registration for both the Winter 2022 and Summer 2022 programs is now open. There is no fee for this program. The only investment is your time commitment. It is recommended that you discuss with your manager should you choose to participate in the program and attend sessions during the work day.

Registration Link (login required)

Here are the 2022 program dates:

Session Winter 2022 (Tuesdays) Summer 2022 (Wednesdays)
Session 1 (Kick Off) February 15, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. August 17, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Session 2 March 15, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. September 21, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Session 3 April 19, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. October 19, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Session 4 (Presentations) May 17, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. November 16, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact Raúl Navarro Rodríguez at

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