Upcoming Classes

This page displays current Learning & Development class and workshop 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.

The upcoming classes listed below provide only abbreviated descriptions, and are 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!

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Shelter-in-Place & COVID-19

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  • ePerformance: Tool Navigation

    This course will introduce managers and supervisors to the ePerformance tool, the performance evaluation system in UCPath. This training solely focuses on the system navigation, steps to complete criteria in a performance evaluation, steps to complete the manager evaluation, and approval processes in the annual performance cycle.

    March 30, 2022  1:30 PM-4:00 PM

    May 2, 2022  9:00 AM-11:30 AM

     


  • ePerformance: Completing the Manager Evaluation

    This course will focus on the end of the annual performance cycle, following completion of the Define the Criteria step in the employee’s evaluation. The main focus of this training is to review the performance rating system and provide guidance on how to write a concise, but comprehensive, narrative to support performance ratings. This course will not cover tool navigation of the ePerformance system. For training on how to navigate the ePerformance system, please refer to the ePerformance Tool Navigation course.

    April 27, 2022  10:00 AM-11:30 AM

    May 11, 2022 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

    May 25, 2022 2:30 PM-4:00 PM

    June 8, 2022 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

    June 23, 2022 2:30 PM-4:00 PM

    July 13, 2022 9:00 AM-10:30 AM

     


  • Fundamentals of Time Management: Organizing your Work Life

    April 6, 2022, 10:00am-11:30am

    This overview of time management discusses some of the tools and techniques for finding balance in your work life. Class is designed to discuss the challenges of remote work, individual systems and tools, and remaining motivated and healthy.

     


  • ABCs of Supervising Others: Part A

    April 13, 2022, 10:00 am-12:00pm

    Making the Transition from Individual Contributor to SupervisorMaking the Transition from Individual Contributor to Supervisor ; Target Audience: New supervisors limited or no experience and individuals who aspire to a supervisory role. This is part one of a four-part series-; Level: Introductory ; Key Topics Covered: Making the Transition, Responsibilities of a Supervisor, Key Behaviors and Attitudes, Understanding University Staff Work Populations.

     


  • The Science of Managing Stress: How to Work Through the Stress Cycle

    April 14, 2022, 10:00 am -11:30 am

    Job stress, especially as we navigate return to the office and hybrid teams, can feel overwhelming. Learn about the science of the stress cycle, how to keep perspective and a variety of strategies that promote well-being.

     


  • ABCs of Supervising Others: Part B

    April 20, 2022, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Setting the Stage for Success as a Supervisor ; Target Audience: New supervisors with limited or no experience and individuals who aspire to a supervisory role. This is part two of a four-part series-; Level: Introductory ; Key Topics Covered: Goal Setting, Organizing for Success, Time Management Tips, Active Listening Techniques.

     


  • Conflict Management Skills for Supervisors

    April 21, 2022, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    At some point in your work as a supervisor, you will be asked to help resolve a conflict between two supervisees. When an employee comes to ask for your support, how do you respond? This workshop will prepare you to side-step common mistakes and avoid getting in over your head. It offers practical strategies for intervening early, assessing the situation, and coaching employees to take constructive action.

     


  • ABCs of Supervising Others: Part C

    April 27, 2022, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Communicating for Success as A Supervisor ; Target Audience: New supervisors with limited or no experience and individuals who aspire to a supervisory role. This is part three of a four-part series-; Level: Introductory ; Key Topics Covered: Communication skills, Giving Instructions, Orders, Requests, and Suggestions, Intro to Feedback Cycle.

     


  • Resilience: Flourishing Through Challenging Times

    April 29, 2022, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    Building resilience is an important skill for managing the stresses (big and small) that impact our lives. Resilience increases our ability to "respond" rather than "react" to unexpected events and set-backs. In this class, participants will explore what it means to be resilient and why it is an important skill/competency to nurture and develop in self and others. Participants will practice specific tools and approaches for building resilience in their own lives, and learn how to support cultivating a culture of resilience in the workplace.

     


  • ABCs of Supervising Others: Part D

    May 4, 2022 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Communication Challenges ; Target Audience: New supervisors with limited or no experience and individuals who aspire to a supervisory role. This is part three of a four-part series-; Level: Introductory ; Key Topics Covered: Giving and Receiving Feedback, Managing Conflict, Managing Challenging Situations, Developing Relationships , Establishing Credibility.