Upcoming Classes

This page displays current Learning & Development class and workshops offerings designed to serve the needs of UC Santa Cruz employees. We also collaborate with the campus community to advertise and support professional development and training opportunities offered by other Departments. Unless otherwise noted, classes are sponsored and taught by Learning & Development personnel.

The upcoming classes listed below provide only abbreviated descriptions, and arranged in chronological order. Please note that some classes may have multiple sessions, as noted in the class description. Be sure to register for each class in the series!

For a complete description of our classes and works, please refer to our Course Catalog page!

HOW TO REGISTER

You can register for all Learning & Development courses through UC Learning Center, UC Santa Cruz’s online learning management system for staff. Remember to use your CruzID and gold password to gain access. Be sure to disable your popup blocker (or add uc.sumtotalsystems.com to the list of allowed sites in your pop-up browser settings). For fee-based courses, you will need to provide a Fund, Organization, and Account information (known as a FOAPAL).

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    Navigating Your Network

  • This class is taught by Debbie Melnikoff, Third Wave Career Coaching.

    Thursday June 6, 2019; 1PM - 3PM; 100 Enterprise Way, Scotts Valley, Room 1101 - Click to Register

    This is the third of three career development workshops offered by Learning & Development. The workshop series is designed around the new 'My UC Career' online career development tool. It is recommended, though not required, that participants attend these workshops in sequence. Participants may also prepare on their own by completing the ‘Tell Your Story’ and ‘Navigating Your Network’ module in the My UC Career portal.


  • Facilitation Boot Camp: Tools for Innovation and Inclusion (Part 2)

  • Tuesday, June 11, 2019; 1PM - 4PM; Kerr Hall; Room 212; Click to Register!

    ‘Facilitation Boot Camp’ is a unique two class series taught by Marie Logan in coordination with Learning & Development and based on the Liberating Structures methodology. In ‘Part 2: Practical Applications of Liberating Structures’ you'll learn to identify opportunities for creating more engaging meetings and group work through the use of Liberating Structures. Participants in your group activities will feel energized by these techniques instead of bored by conventional methods of working together. There will also be a discussion centered on best practices for remote meetings.

    Liberating Structures is a self-organizing methodology including 35+ ways of changing how results are generated. Come ready to participate! (Note: Part 2 includes a brief introduction to Liberating Structures, so you may attend even if you didn't attend part 1.)


  • Communication Strategies

  • Thursday June 20, 2019; 9AM - 11AM; Kerr Hall, Room 60/62 - Click to Register!

    The purpose of this workshop is to help participants understand the impact that their communication skills have on other people. Participants will explore common communication issues and develop skills to become more effective communicators in the workplace.

  • Problem Solving & Decision Making

  • Thursday, June 27, 2019; 9AM - 12PM; Kerr Hall, Room 60/62 - Click to Register!

    This course will explore key concepts in problem solving and decision making. Including how to analyze information to clearly describe problems, identify appropriate solutions and put things together in a way that works.

  • Management Development Program 1 of 4: Manager Redefined

  • Wednesday, July 10, 2019; 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM; Kerr Hall, Room 60/62 - Click to Register!

    The Management Development Program is a dynamic systemwide training program designed to enhance and strengthen your leadership capabilities in the UC Core Competencies and ensure you have the skills, knowledge and resources to effectively lead, engage, and develop your team. The program consists of completing three modules focused around the UC Core Competencies of people management, employee engagement and change management. 

    Cost: $84 via recharge.

  • Effective Strategic Planning

  • Thursday, July 11, 2019; 9AM - 12PM; Kerr Hall, Room 60/62 - Click to Register!

    Strategic plans naturally become harbingers of change. In this course, participants will explore the concept of strategic planning, be introduced to the pyramid strategic plan structure and learn how to use a SWOT analysis. The goal of this course is for participants to identify where they currently are and what they need to do to get where they want to go.

  • What is Your Conflict Management Style?

  • This class is taught by Nancy Heischman, Director of Conflict Resolution Services.

    Tuesday, July 16, 2019; 2 - 4PM; 100 Enterprise Way, Scotts Valley, Room 1101 - Click to Register!

    Ideally, when faced with conflict, we are all able to adapt our response to fit the circumstances. In reality, many of us have a habitual, “one size fits all” response, based on personal history and temperament. Using the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument, this workshop will help participants identify their own conflict management preferences relative to five universal styles. We will also explore the stages of conflict (including recognizing early signs), and appropriate and inappropriate applications of each conflict management style.

  • Management Development Program 2 of 4: The Engagement Equation

  • Wednesday, July 17, 2019; 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM; Kerr Hall, Room 60/62 - Click to Register!

    The Management Development Program is a dynamic systemwide training program designed to enhance and strengthen your leadership capabilities in the UC Core Competencies and ensure you have the skills, knowledge and resources to effectively lead, engage, and develop your team. The program consists of completing three modules focused around the UC Core Competencies of people management, employee engagement and change management. MDP consists of four modules of content: Manager Redefined, The Engagement Equation, Exercising Influence, and Change Management. 

    Cost: $84 via recharge.


  • Project Management Fundamentals

  • Thursday, July 18, 2019; 9AM - 12PM; Kerr Hall, Room 60/62 - Click to Register!

    Whether Project Management is in your job description or not, you are often expected to take on extra assignments, and to get that additional job done well, done under budget, and done on time. This course will familiarize participants with the most common terms and practices when working on projects.

  • Management Development Program 3 of 4: Exercising Influence

  • Wednesday, July 24, 2019; 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM; Kerr Hall, Room 60/62 - Click to Register!

    The Management Development Program is a dynamic systemwide training program designed to enhance and strengthen your leadership capabilities in the UC Core Competencies and ensure you have the skills, knowledge and resources to effectively lead, engage, and develop your team. The program consists of completing three modules focused around the UC Core Competencies of people management, employee engagement and change management. 

    Cost: $84 via recharge.


  • Keys to Collaboration

  • Thursday, July 25, 2019; 9AM - 12PM; Kerr Hall, Room 60/62 - Click to Register!

    Collaboration is increasingly important as we evolve into connected global citizens. In this session, you will understand what collaboration means, common obstacles and the qualities effective collaborators possess.


  • Management Development Program 4 of 4: Change Management

  • Wednesday, July 31, 2019; 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM; Kerr Hall, Room 60/62 - Click to Register!

    The Management Development Program is a dynamic systemwide training program designed to enhance and strengthen your leadership capabilities in the UC Core Competencies and ensure you have the skills, knowledge and resources to effectively lead, engage, and develop your team. The program consists of completing three modules focused around the UC Core Competencies of people management, employee engagement and change management.

    Cost: $84 via recharge.