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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 January/February 2019 (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.

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

Training One-on-One

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
12:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Training Center North (Plaza Level, Torrey Pines Center-North)
Instructor: Anne Curtis
Fee: $15 (registration/cancelation deadline 4/12/2019)
Keyword: trainone

Intended for: those who train, cross-train, or coach staff, colleagues, student employees, students or other university constituents

You will learn how to do effective one-on-one teaching and coaching, regardless of the relationship between, or status in the organization of, you and your learner.

Topics include:

  • Understanding your role as a trainer or coach
  • Establishing trust and mutual respect
  • Giving clear instructions
  • Providing effective and appropriate feedback

As a result of this training you should experience greater confidence in your role as a trainer of others in the workplace.

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

Managing Meetings and Groups Effectively

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Training Center North (Plaza Level, Torrey Pines Center-North)
Instructor: Anne Curtis/Bernadette Han
Fee: $15 (registration/cancelation deadline 4/10/2019)
Keyword: facgroups

Intended for: those who are new to meeting or group facilitation

This workshop provides a good first step for new classroom or meeting facilitators. You will understand your role, how to inspire confidence in your facilitation skills, and be able to involve others in a variety of ways in group discussions.

Topics include:

  • Understanding your role as a facilitator
  • Establishing trust
  • Identifying, describing, and recording issues
  • Using basic group process techniques
  • Making the most of differences

You will learn these techniques by practicing the various elements of the facilitation process.

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

Coaching for Performance

Thursday, April 18, 2019
8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Training Center North (Plaza Level, Torrey Pines Center-North)
Instructor: Linda Thai Schlossman
Fee: none (registration/cancelation deadline 4/16/2019)
Keyword: coachperf

Intended for: those who direct the work of others (managers, supervisors, and work leaders)

Coaching begins with self-awareness and can transform people's capacity to take action. It is the ability to release an individual's latent talent and skills through a process of self-awareness initiated by the coach.

During this course, you will identify your strengths and opportunities for improvement in the area of coaching, learn and practice key coaching activities, and develop a coaching plan.

Topics include:

  • Assessing your coaching approach and behaviors
  • The 5-Step Coaching Model
  • Managing individual dispositions to maximize talent
  • Building self-efficacy
  • Assessing performance

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

The Practice of Listening

Thursday, April 25, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Training Center North (Plaza Level, Torrey Pines Center-North)
Instructor: Linda Thai Schlossman
Fee: $30 (registration/cancelation deadline 4/18/2019)
Keyword: practicelistening

Intended for: those who want to improve their ability to listen and understand effectively at work

Effective listening is the number one skill needed for success in the workplace, but even those who have had training in listening skills often find it a challenge. Not everyone listens in the same way and not everyone listens for the same things. Differences in listening styles can create rapport or misunderstanding and contributes to positive or challenging working relationships. The Practice of Listening is based on a test called the Personal Listening Profile, a popular and effective instrument that identifies individual listening patterns.

Topics include:

  • Taking the Personal Listening Profile
  • Understanding five listening styles
  • Interpreting your results
  • Identifying ways to relate more effectively to others with different listening styles
  • Identifying ways to improve your own effectiveness as a listener
To register, visit the UC Learning Center, and search by title or keyword.

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