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Course Categories

Benefits Orientation & Workshops
Career Development
Communication
Diversity & Inclusion
Leadership, Management & Supervisory Development
Productivity, Effectiveness & University Budgeting
Technology
UC Compliance & Policy
Worklife & Wellness



Benefits Orientation & Workshops

  • Benefits Orientation Schedule
    Benefits Orientation for employees who are newly eligible for Full or Mid-Level benefits is held on a regular basis.

  • Retirement & Savings Workshops
    UC offers a range of retirement planning and financial education classes to help you make the most of the UC Retirement Savings Program.


Career Development

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Communication

  • Dealing With Difficult Behaviors: 1201 Shaffer Road, Training Room 161 -  Free
    October 14, 2014 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    This presentation will increase our recognition and understanding of challenging behaviors and offer suggestions for addressing them.
    Program highlights:
    • Increase recognition and understanding of difficult behaviors in the workplace
    • Learn skills to cope with difficult interpersonal styles more effectively
    Presenter: Andrea Spence

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Diversity & Inclusion

  • Diversity & Inclusion Certificate Program
    The Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion offers training that promotes career development, academic and staff employee retention, and provides diversity and compliance education. We seek to educate academic and staff employees about best practices aimed at creating an environment that values diversity and inclusion, is free from bias, and in which all employees are able to succeed.

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Leadership, Management & Supervisory Development

  • Writing & Delivering Performance Appraisals: Free
    August 05, 2014 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    In this classroom session managers and supervisors will learn the requirements and techniques for writing and delivering meaningful performance appraisals. Build understanding of how to plan, communicate and document in preparation for writing performance appraisals. How to base the performance appraisal on the job description, expectations and goals. Learn strategies for building a narrative, providing evidence of behaviors, and highlighting the impact of performance. Receive pointers for discussing the appraisal, utilizing self appraisals, and avoiding appraisal pitfalls. Review the appraisal forms and gauge the appraisal ratings.
    Instructors: Bill Parro, Assistant Employee & Labor Relations Manager, and Renée Mayne, Employee & Labor Relations Manager

  • Webinar: Writing & Delivering Performance Appraisals: Free
    July 29, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    In this webinar managers and supervisors will learn the requirements and techniques for writing and delivering meaningful performance appraisals. Build understanding of how to plan, communicate and document in preparation for writing performance appraisals. How to base the performance appraisal on the job description, expectations and goals. Learn strategies for building a narrative, providing evidence of behaviors, and highlighting the impact of performance. Receive pointers for discussing the appraisal, utilizing self appraisals, and avoiding appraisal pitfalls. Review the appraisal forms and gauge the appraisal ratings. Internet and phone access are required to participate in the webinar. Instructors: Bill Parro, Assistant Employee & Labor Relations Manager, and Renée Mayne, Employee & Labor Relations Manager

  • Building Motivation and Morale: 1201 Shaffer Road, Training Room 161 -  Free

  • July 30, 2014 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm
    Managers and supervisors will learn tools to assess the current state of morale in their unit and ways to strengthen morale and motivate their staff during this session. Participants will walk away with an understanding of how deal with low morale and the some practices on how reward and recognize others. The session will be facilitated by Wally Anderson, LCSW.
    Participants will:
    • Understand the difference between building morale versus motivating employees
    • Learn to assess current levels of motivation and morale for their workgroup
    • Identify strategies for maintaining or rebuilding employee morale
    • Develop action plans for helping employees achieve their goals
    • Learn how set a positive example for staff
    Intended for: Managers and Supervisors

  • Building Successful Teams: 1201 Shaffer Road, Training Room 161 -  Free
    August 6, 2014 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Managers will learn to identify the characteristics of effective teamwork, influence the work group function and recognize the signs of a team in trouble. This program will help participants form and maintain effective teams, and improve productivity and morale.
    Program highlights:
    • Define teamwork
    • Identify the qualities and characteristics of an effective team
    • Determine your individual work style
    • Learn how to modify your work style for team effectiveness
    Intended for: Managers, Supervisors and Team Leaders
    Presenter: Colin McKechnie
  • Coaching Techniques: 1201 Shaffer Road, Training Room 161 -  Free
    August 12, 2014 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Learning about coaching and development helps managers and supervisors acknowledge and apply appropriate techniques in their communications with employees. Participants will be able to successfully identify and address coaching situations, maintain workplace relationships with subordinate staff, develop employees, and improve productivity and trust.
    Program highlights:
    • Identify the value of coaching and development
    • Apply basic coaching competencies
    • Recognize when to coach
    This session is intended for managers & supervisors, participants should not attend this workshop with their direct reports.
    Presenter: Colin McKechnie
  • Dealing With Difficult Behaviors: 1201 Shaffer Road, Training Room 161 -  Free
    October 14, 2014 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    This presentation will increase our recognition and understanding of challenging behaviors and offer suggestions for addressing them.
    Program highlights:
    • Increase recognition and understanding of difficult behaviors in the workplace
    • Learn skills to cope with difficult interpersonal styles more effectively
    Presenter: Andrea Spence

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Productivity, Effectiveness & Budgeting

  • Building Resiliency: 1201 Shaffer Road, Training Room 161 -  Free
    October 7, 2014 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    “Building Resiliency” explores the personal characteristics associated with being able to positively cope with unexpected challenges. The concept of stress hardiness is defined and discussed.
    Program highlights:
    • Define resiliency
    • Explore the relationship between resiliency, stress and overall health
    • Discover how to become more stress hardy
    Presenter: Colin McKechnie
  • Taking Charge of Your Time: 1201 Shaffer Road, Training Room 161 -  Free
    October 21, 2014 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Time may be our most valuable resource, but it often is given away thoughtlessly, unconsciously or reactively. This seminar focuses on the development of a conscious appreciation of time as a precious asset. Participants are introduced to decision-making and time-allocation techniques.
    Program highlights:
    • Gain a personalized understanding of time management principles
    • Increase our ability to use time to our best advantage
    • Gain an awareness of how our values should help us set goals and prioritize activities
    • Identify and address time wasters
    Presenter: Colin McKechnie

Technology

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UC Compliance & Policy

  • Fair Hiring: Best Practices in Staff Recruiting: Free
    Email Lori Castro, lhcastro@ucsc.edu for information on instructor-led workshops.
    Attracting and hiring the most qualified candidates to fill staff positions are essential to achieving our mission at UC Santa Cruz. Fair Hiring: Best Practices in Staff Recruiting is one of several UC Santa Cruz mandatory trainings. In this training, you will learn campus best practices to ensure fairness and excellence in all stages of the recruitment process.

  • Greenwashing (Online): Free
    Don't get taken in by deceptive marketing. Learn to buy green for UCSC.

  • Preventing Workplace Violence
    The intent of this handbook is to establish a Zero Tolerance Standard with respect to acts of intimidation, threats of violence, or acts of violence relating to the workplace (violence which stems from an employment relationship) at the University of California, Santa Cruz. It is intended as a guide for employees, supervisors, and managers and has been prepared to aid in the recognition and response to employee workplace violence. A safe and secure workplace is essential to carrying out the mission of the University; the campus and its employees are committed to working together to create and maintain a workplace that is as free as possible from forms of harassing and threatening behaviors.

  • Safety Training
    EH&S provides training to UCSC staff, faculty, and students in a variety of environmental, health, and safety topic areas. Some courses are held on a regular, rotating basis, and can be found on the schedule maintained as part of the BAS Events Manager online registration system. Some are seasonal, depending on specialized needs or are presented as part of an ongoing series.

  • UC Compliance Trainings
    The Regental Office of Ethics, Compliance and Audit Services (ECAS) has developed mandatory compliance training that reinforces the University of California Statement of Ethical Values and Standards of Ethical Conduct

  • UC Ready Training & Information Sessions
    Business Continuity Planning helps an organization respond to the impact of an emergency event or unplanned interruption to normal operations, and be able to continue to provide a minimum acceptable level of service during and in the immediate aftermath of such an event.

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Worklife & Wellness

  • UCSC Wellness Workshops
    UCSC Wellness encourages and supports a healthy and thriving campus community.  We help you attain your highest level of well-being through wellness and health outreach, programs, classes, and education.  

  • UC Living Well
    Welcome to UC Living Well a holistic portal providing faculty, staff and retirees with physical, emotional, and financial resources to promote a healthy culture at the University of California.



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