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Upcoming Staff Education & Development Classes and Events

Learn about upcoming Staff Education & Development classes and events.

Staff Education & Development Newsletter

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

Check out the current Summer Quarter 2021 (PDF)  issue of the SED Newsletter.

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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 21 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.

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 including the registration link when it becomes available. It is recommended that you discuss with your manager should you choose to participate in the program and attend sessions during the work day.

Here are the dates and times for the Summer 2021 program:


Summer 2021 Dates and Times

Session 1 (Kick Off)

August 18, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Session 2

September 22, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 

Session 3

October 20, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 

Session 4 (Presentations)

November 17, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

You may instead choose to participate in the Winter 2022 program, which will meet once a month from February to May 2022. More information about the Winter 2022 program will be provided soon.

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

Return to Campus

Building Inclusive Teams and Trust 

Intended for: all 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.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021
9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Via Zoom - register on the UC Learning Center
Fee: none
Facilitators: Anne Curtis and Terri Winbush

Communication and Collaboration Biweekly Office Hours 

Do you have questions or ideas about communication and collaboration tools for your team?

Please continue to utilize this IdeaWave campaign, and/or join the Communication and Collaboration Biweekly Office Hours.

These are interactive, informal opportunities to workshop your question and challenges, share your ideas with colleagues, and explore available tools.

Registration is required for each session, just so we can plan effectively. We hope to see you in a Zoom room soon!

Register for the date(s) you want to attend using the Zoom links below.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021
2:30 - 3:20 p.m.
Register via Zoom

Thursday, September 9, 2021
1:00 - 1:50 p.m.
Register via Zoom

Friday, September 24, 2021
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Register via Zoom

Managing Remote and Hybrid Teams

Intended for: all managers and supervisors

This interactive learning session is designed to help UC San Diego managers and supervisors adapt their supervisory toolkit to all work environments: on-site, hybrid and remote.

Friday, October 22, 2021
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Via Zoom - register on the UC Learning Center
Fee: none
Facilitators: Anne Curtis and Terri Winbush

Upcoming Classes and Trainings

Supervising at UC San Diego 

Supervising at UC San Diego (S@UCSD) is a new learning opportunity for supervisors of Campus staff. Wondering if S@UCSD is right for you? Read on:

  • Do you newly supervise Campus staff? Come to this training as it is a great way to acclimate to the supervisory roles and responsibilities at UC San Diego. 
  • Are you an experienced supervisor of Campus staff? We invite you to attend this training as a refresher to meet your Campus Human Resources partners 

Tuesdays, November 2 and 9, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Via Zoom - register on the UC Learning Center; keyword S@UCSD
Fee: none (register/cancel by 10/26 4:30pm)
Facilitated by the Human Resources Team

This orientation provides an overview of the most important do’s and dont's 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.

Not the right time for you take S@UCSD in November? Good news, S@UCSD will be offered on a quarterly basis beginning 2022! More information about opportunities in 2022 is forthcoming.

Please note that this course is available to all 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 for equivalent opportunities, such as the Health Leadership Onboarding Opportunity Program and HHR Professional Development (HRPD).

People on the Go Classes

Project Management Classes


NEW! Microsoft Project™ Techniques

This workshop is ideal for first time users, and for those who have been using Project, but want to take their skills to the next level. In this workshop, users learn powerful techniques that can help them save significant time, while effectively planning their project tasks and resources, managing the internal and external demands they encounter, and communicating information at all levels. In addition, this workshop also provides managers with important business insights that can help them throughout their project planning, execution, and beyond.

Thursday, November 18, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (register/cancel by 11/4)
Via Zoom - register on the UC Learning Center; keyword msproject
Fee: $75 
Facilitator: Rebekah Threewitt

Effectiveness Classes

NEW! Overcoming the Email Overload - 40 minute class!

Do you receive a large number of email messages, and want to manage it more effectively, significantly reduce the incoming volume, and streamline communication and task management? This session uses Microsoft Outlook and Google Mail to demonstrate the most innovative email management techniques as well as provide tips on how to apply these techniques in other email applications.

Two offerings to choose from:
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 | 10:00 - 10:40 a.m. (register/cancel by 8/11)
Monday, October 25, 2021 | 1:00 - 1:40 p.m. (register/cancel by 10/11)

Via Zoom - register on the UC Learning Center; keyword emoverload
Fee: $25 
Facilitator: Pierre Khawand







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