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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 Spring 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? The UC San Diego Business Excellence Community of Practice (BECOP), Extension, and Campus and Health Human Resources have partnered to develop 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 UCSD.

This quarter-long program will begin in January, with an estimated time commitment of 21 hours throughout the quarter. 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.  It is recommended that you discuss with your manager should you choose to participate in the program and attend sessions during the work day.

If you have any questions, please contact Raúl Navarro Rodríguez at raul@ucsd.edu.

Upcoming Classes and Trainings

Crucial Conversations: Focused

Monday through Friday, June 7-11, 2021
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Via Zoom - register on the UC Learning Center; keyword crucconv
Fee: $250 (registration/cancelation deadline 5/28 5pm)
Facilitators: Kim Greene, Linda Thai Schlossman, and Rachel Almodovar

Continually selected as a Top Training Product for its ability to produce results, Crucial Conversations Training has been used by more than one million people and 300 of the Fortune 500 companies to improve productivity, quality of work, relationships, and overall performance.

This course will address how to hold high stakes conversations more effectively to get better results by learning:

  1. How to spot the conversations keeping you from what you want
  2. How to get your motive right and stay focused on what you really want
  3. How to stay in dialogue when you're angry, scared, or hurt
  4. How to be persuasive, not abrasive
  5. How to make it safe enough to talk about almost anything

Note: This course consists of five two-hour sessions occurring Monday-Friday. Please consider registration for this course very carefully as the cost of the class is non-refundable after the registration deadline has passed.

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.

 

Microsoft Excel PivotTables™

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Via Zoom - register on the UC Learning Center; keyword pivottblwebinar
Fee: $25 (registration/cancelation deadline 4/26 10am)
Facilitator: Kim Silverman

In this workshop 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. 

Microsoft Excel™ Techniques

Thursday, May 6, 2021
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom - register on the UC Learning Center; keyword exceltechnqwebinar
Fee: $25 (registration/cancelation deadline 5/4 11:30am)
Facilitator: Kim Silverman

This scenario-based workshop is for users who want to take their Microsoft Excel™ skills to the next level. In it 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.

Managing and Organizing Your Email Inbox in Microsoft Outlook™

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom - register on the UC Learning Center; keyword exceltechnqwebinar
Fee: $25 (registration/cancelation deadline 5/7 11:30am)
Facilitator: Pierre Khawand; Betsy Butterick

This workshop is for Microsoft Outlook™ users who want to learn new and innovative techniques for better managing and organizing their inbox and overcoming email overload. You will learn powerful tips and techniques that can save you hours and help you get the results you desire from your email communication.

Microsoft Word™ Techniques

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Via Zoom - register on the UC Learning Center; keyword wordtechnwebinar
Fee: $25 (registration/cancelation deadline 5/14 9:30am)
Facilitator: Kim Sullivan

This scenario-based workshop is for business users who want to take their Microsoft Word skills to the next level. In this workshop, users learn powerful techniques that can help them save significant time, better manipulate and format documents, present information in a compelling way, and collaborate with others more effectively.

The Remarkable Remote Team

Thursday, May 20, 2021
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Via Zoom - register on the UC Learning Center; keyword remoteteam
Fee: $25 (registration/cancelation deadline 5/18 9:30am)
Facilitator: Pierre Khawand

This highly interactive workshop 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. It 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.

Contact Staff Education & Development (858) 534-4890, weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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