Before signing up for a course: Please obtain your supervisor's approval and review our Enrollment and Cancellation Policies. Important - unsupported browsers and popup blockers will create browsing issues with our Learning Management System; please refer to our Learning Center Page for a list of compatible browsers.
Course enrollments are handled by the UC Learning Center, please have your CruzID and Gold password to log in. For fee based courses you will need to provide a Fund, Organization, and Account information upon enrollment. Workshops are for UCSC employees only. Fees may be paid with a personal check made out to UC Regents if not covered by your unit.
To enroll in Training & Development Courses, click on the course titles:
Benefits Orientation & Workshops
Diversity & Inclusion
Leadership, Management & Supervisory Development
Productivity & Effectiveness
UC Compliance & Policy
Worklife & Wellness
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.
Individual Career Coaching Sessions: Free
Career Status Staff, past probation, will be eligible for three confidential career coaching sessions.
Career Management Toolkit (Courtesy of UC Davis)
The best person to manage your career is you!
Listening as a Means for Building Common Ground: Free
October 15, 2013 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Whether your goal is to build consensus, improve a working relationship, find common cause, or end a stand-off, this workshop will help. We will focus on listening beneath the spoken word to uncover the underlying values, principles and concerns of all involved parties, and then using what you’ve discovered to guide the communication in a more productive direction.
Effective Business Writing: $33
November 5, 2013 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This workshop will provide you with the foundation for planning and writing documents that get results. Participants will learn to apply the basic elements and structures of good business writing to their work as well as how to use correct punctuation, phrasing and tone in their sentences. The class activities include several individual and small group writing practice assignments to build confidence and ease with business writing.
Respectfully Requesting Change: Free
November 19, 2013 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
“I have a coworker who is always interrupting me.” “My boss doesn’t give me all the information I need when she assigns a new project.” “Sometimes people are so rude to me on the phone.” At some point, we all encounter behavior or communication patterns that interfere with our ability to do our best work, or be at our best in the workplace. How can we ask for change in a way that opens the door to cooperation rather than provoking defensiveness? In this workshop, we will review a simple template for respectfully requesting change, and practice applying it to common workplace situations – both lateral and hierarchical. Participants should not attend this workshop with their direct reports.
Diversity & Inclusion Workshops
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.
Essential Feedback Skills for Managers & Supervisors: $33
October 24, 2013 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Take the dread out of delivering feedback by learning these simple but powerful feedback techniques. In this highly interactive half-day program, participants will learn to fulfill the real purpose of feedback: To support employee success! By practicing skills for effectively delivering feedback, participants will walk away with increased confidence whether the situation calls for corrective or positive feedback. Participants will leave with concrete actions they can apply right away to help them deliver feedback with greater ease and frequency.
Supervisor's Roundtable: Supervising Students: Free
November 7, 2013 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Supervisor Roundtables are facilitated discussion and problem-solving sessions addressing issues of shared interest and concern to UCSC supervisors. Each Roundtable provides the opportunity to explore the terrain of a particular topic and gain tools for navigating it more effectively. Participants are invited to come with specific questions, scenarios, and triumphs related to the subject. Since the topics vary with each session, please click on the ILT class to read more about the topic.
Mental and Behavioral Health Issues in the Workplace: Free
November 21, 2013 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
As a manager or supervisor, what is your responsibility when an employee shows signs of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, or domestic violence? How do you respond to disruptive behaviors such as rudeness or bullying? This workshop surveys these and other issues that may adversely affect employee well-being and performance, and offers tips and tools for effective intervention.
Coaching & Development Techniques: Free
December 10, 2013 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Using a blend of theory and application, supervisors and managers will gain a better understanding of their role as coach in developing their employees. Participants will learn to use a variety of coaching skills to successfully identify and address coaching situations, confront problems, improve productivity and trust, and maintain positive workplace relationships.
- Taking Charge of Your Time: Free
October 10, 2013 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Time is one of our most valuable resources. Do you feel confident that you are using your time in the best way possible? This short workshop will introduce participants to tried-and-true methods for allocating time in accordance with values and goals.
Business Officer Institute
October 21 – 24, 2013, Irvine, CA
Is a four-day residential institute for selected business officers throughout the University of California. Attending plenary session presentations and participating in small-group discussions of case studies, BOI participants explore everyday issues that business officers face in the workplace.
Building Successful Teams: Free
October 30, 2013 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This workshop will provide managers, supervisors and team leaders with proven strategies and tools for developing and strengthening teams.
Critical Thinking: Free
November 14, 2013 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
What’s the best approach to solving problems while managing risk? How do you evaluate and choose between viable options to make the best decision? These and other questions will be addressed in this session that will cover how to use critical thinking skills to examine information from an objective, critical vantage—helping you to make the best decisions and take the right actions.
Computer Training Workshops
Training and Development offers many courses in Computer and Applications Training.
Life Theatre - Sexual Harassment Prevention: Free
October 22, 2013 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This special session of Sexual Harassment Prevention Training, sponsored by University of California's Office of the President, will be presented by Life Theatre as an alternative to the online Sexual Harassment training. This session is open to employees who are due to complete their mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention training during academic year 2013-2014. Attending this session satisfies the bi-annual requirement for Sexual Harassment Prevention Training mandated by UC Policy and by California Law AB 1825.
Fair Hiring: Best Practices in Staff Recruiting: Free
Email Lori Castro, email@example.com 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.
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.
Identity Theft: Prevention & Solutions: Free
October 23, 2013 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
What would you do if someone used your personal information to apply for
loans, run up credit card bills, or apply for jobs? Find out how to protect
yourself and your family from identity theft and how to minimize damage if
you are victimized.
Repair Your Personal Credit: Free
November 20, 2013 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Having bad credit can adversely affect your ability to get a loan, rent or
buy a home, and even get a job. While you can't undo the past, you can take
steps now to improve your credit over time. This presentation will provide
tools and resources to help
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.