Upcoming Classes

The Learning & Development Department in Staff Human Resources offers classes year-round to serve the needs of UC Santa Cruz employees. We also currently collaborate with the campus community to advertise and support professional development and training opportunities offered by other Departments. Classes include training in technical job skills, managerial skills, navigating the workplace and wellness. We aspire to provide UC Santa Cruz staff with courses and ongoing learning opportunities to optimize their work performance, explore new interests, and connect with other campus employees they may not regularly encounter in their day-to-day duties.

LIST OF CLASSES

The upcoming classes listed below are arranged in alphabetical 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!

HOW TO REGISTER

You can register for all Learning and Development courses through UC Learning Center, UCSC’s online learning management system for staff. Remember to use your CruzID and gold password to gain access. Hint: Be sure to disable your popup blocker (or add uc.symtotalsystems.com to the list of allowed sites in your pop-up browser settings).


    Collaborative Customer Service

  • This class is sponsored by UCSC Learning & Development and offered via Optum.

    January, 17 2019; 9:00am – 10:00am; Kerr Hall; Room 60/62 – Click Here to Register Now!

    The goals and objective of this seminar are to understand the challenges of delivering great customer service through effective, professional customer service communication. We will discuss stress management related to working in customer service as well as final comments, action plans and evaluations.

    Program highlights:

    • Who are you, who do you serve?
    • Identify challenges
    • Establishing effective service communication
    • Managing the stress
    • Create an action plan
    • Evaluating progress

    Cost: Free
    Instructor: Optum Certified Instructor

  • Emotional Intelligence 1 of 5: Introduction

  • This class is sponsored by UCSC Learning & Development and taught by Frank Widman.

    Friday, February 1, 2019; 2:30pm - 4:30pm; 100 Enterprise Way, Scotts Valley, CA; Room 1101 - Click Here to Register Now!

    This 2-hour introductory class is the first in a series of 5 classes designed to present the concepts of emotional intelligence as explained by Daniel Goleman, psychologist, researcher and author. This class will introduce the concept of emotional intelligence, explore how the brain works in relation to emotions, consider how negative emotions hijack rational thought, look at the low road and high road pathways of the brain in relation to thought and emotion, and we’ll learn that self-coaching could be an effective way to create new brain pathways.


    This class kicks-off the remaining four classes that will approach the Goleman model of emotional intelligence:
    • Self-Awareness
    • Self-Management
    • Social-Awareness
    • Relationship-Management

    Note:  It is recommended, but not necessary, to take all five classes in the series.


    Please register early! In the event of a class cancellation due to low enrollments, registrants will be notified at least 3 business days in advance and placed on the waiting list for a future offering.


    For accessibility-related inquiries, please contact LearningCenter@ucsc.edu.


    Cost: Free

  • Emotional Intelligence 2 of 5: Self-Awareness

  • This class is sponsored by UCSC Learning & Development and taught by Frank Widman.

    Friday, February 8, 2019; 2:30pm - 4:30pm; 100 Enterprise Way, Scotts Valley, CA; Room 1101 - Click Here to Register Now!

    We know we have emotions, but we sometimes aren’t aware of them until it is too late. This 90-minute class explores the first facet of Daniel Goleman’s 4 categories of Emotional Intelligence: Self-Awareness. Viktor Frankl posits that between stimulus and response is a space, and in this space is the power to monitor and make an appropriate response.


    This class discusses how we can become more conscious of our response mechanisms. The brain is capable of rewiring itself throughout our lives, and this class will offer what are called low-road and high-road techniques of building our neural circuitry that will serve to help us thrive in the workplace. There will be 30 minutes for questions and discussion at the end of class.


    This is one of five classes that address the Goleman model of emotional intelligence:
    • Self-Awareness   
    • Self-Management   
    • Social-Awareness   
    • Relationship-Management  

    Note: It is recommended, but not necessary, to take all five classes in the series.


    Please register early! In the event of a class cancellation due to low enrollments, registrants will be notified at least 3 business days in advance and placed on the waiting list for a future offering.


    For accessibility-related inquiries, please contact LearningCenter@ucsc.edu.


    Cost: Free

  • Emotional Intelligence 3 of 5: Self-Management

  • This class is sponsored by UCSC Learning & Development and taught by UC Santa Cruz Personnel.

    Friday, February 15, 2019; 2:30pm - 4:30pm; 100 Enterprise Way, Scotts Valley, CA; Room 1101 - Click Here to Register Now!

    Managing emotions includes staying open to feelings and responses, learning from them, and using the information to modify reactions, make decisions and choose appropriate behaviors. This 90-minute class explores how we process emotions, how we can cope with negative emotions, learning to attune ourselves to positive emotions, and how we can transform unhelpful emotions into more positive actions. You will learn a quick technique called emotional CPR to help you thrive in the workplace. There will be 30 minutes at the end of class for questions and discussion.


    This is one of five classes that address the Goleman model of emotional intelligence:
    • Self-Awareness   
    • Self-Management   
    • Social-Awareness   
    • Relationship-Management  

    Note: It is recommended, but not necessary, to take all five classes in the series.


    Please register early! In the event of a class cancellation due to low enrollments, registrants will be notified at least 3 business days in advance and placed on the waiting list for a future offering.


    For accessibility-related inquiries, please contact LearningCenter@ucsc.edu.


    Cost: Free

  • Emotional Intelligence 4 of 5: Social Awareness

  • This class is sponsored by UCSC Learning & Development and taught by Frank Widman.

    Friday, February 22, 2019; 2:30pm - 4:30pm; 100 Enterprise Way, Scotts Valley, CA; Room 1101 - Click Here to Register Now!
    This class explores the third part of Daniel Goleman’s 4 Principles of Emotional Intelligence: Social-Awareness. We know we have emotions and we recognize and try to monitor them. This class deals with understanding of what is going on with other’s behaviors, thoughts, emotions and perceptions. Empathy is the ability to stand in another's shoes, to be able to nurture and grow positive relationships. This class looks at competencies of social awareness, how to monitor what is going on with others, the recognition that emotions are contagious, the ability to identify verbal and non-verbal triggers, and how we can listen more deeply. There will be 30 minutes at the end of class for questions and discussion.


    This is one of five classes that address the Goleman model of emotional intelligence:

    • Self-Awareness   
    • Self-Management   
    • Social-Awareness   
    • Relationship-Management  

    Note: It is recommended, but not necessary, to take all five classes in the series.


    Please register early! In the event of a class cancellation due to low enrollments, registrants will be notified at least 3 business days in advance and placed on the waiting list for a future offering.


    For accessibility-related inquiries, please contact LearningCenter@ucsc.edu.


    Cost: Free

  • Emotional Intelligence 5 of 5: Relationship Management

  • This class is sponsored by UCSC Learning & Development and taught by Frank Widman.

    Click Here to Register Now!

    The last of the series of classes on Emotional Intelligence explores Daniel Goleman’s 4th Principle: Relationship Management. This 90-minute class delves into the skills of understanding emotions, thoughts and behaviors of others that lead to effective interpersonal communication for everyone involved. Building these skills leads to influencing others, handling conflict effectively, and becoming a leader that embraces the Principles of Community here at UCSC. The class explores the competencies and benefits of relationship management such as building connection, relating authentically, and creating a positive work environment. There will be 30 minutes at the end of class for questions and discussion.


    This is one of five classes that address the Goleman model of emotional intelligence:
    • Self-Awareness   
    • Self-Management   
    • Social-Awareness   
    • Relationship-Management  

    Note: It is recommended, but not necessary, to take all five classes in the series.


    Please register early! In the event of a class cancellation due to low enrollments, registrants will be notified at least 3 business days in advance and placed on the waiting list for a future offering.


    For accessibility-related inquiries, please contact LearningCenter@ucsc.edu.


    Cost: Free

  • Facilitation Boot Camp - Tools for Innovation and Inclusion

  • February 8, 2019; 9:00am - 12:00pm; 100 Enterprise Way, Scotts Valley, CA; Room 1101 - Click Here to Register Now!
    March 15, 2019; 1:00pm – 4:00pm; UCSC Scotts Valley Center; Room SVC 1101 – Click Here to Register Now!

    You’ll leave Facilitation Boot Camp with enhanced skills as a group leader. Boot Camp will teach you the skills to deploy and assemble Liberating Structures to create engaging meetings that allow participants to feel energized, included, and heard.


    This workshop is geared towards both seasoned facilitators looking to hone their craft and those looking to learn a new set of skills. Come ready to participate!
    Cost: Free
    Instructor: Marie Logan

  • Management Development Program 1 of 4: Manager Redefined

  • This class is sponsored by UCSC Learning & Development and taught by Learning & Development personnel.


    Wednesday, January 23, 2019; 9:00am - 4:00pm; 500 Kerr Road, Santa Cruz, CA; Room 60/62 - Click Here to Register Now!
    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.


    "Manager Redefined" is the first module of the Management Development Program. The role of managers today is different from what it was just a few short years ago. This module explores what is required of managers today and discusses four key areas of focus:


    • Role of the Manager
    • Building Authenticity and Trust
    • Executing Tasks Through Others
    • Developing and Engaging People


    Note: It is recommended, but not required, to take all four classes in the series. MDP is designed for mid-level managers, but is open to all staff who aspire to manage people.


    Please register early! In the event of a class cancellation due to low enrollments, registrants will be notified at least 3 business days in advance and placed on the waiting list for a future offering.


    For accessibility-related inquiries, please contact LearningCenter@ucsc.edu.


    Cost: $84


  • Management Development Program 2 of 4: The Engagement Equation

  • This class is sponsored by UCSC Learning & Development and taught by Learning & Development personnel.

    Wednesday, January 30, 2019; 9:00am - 4:00pm; 500 Kerr Road, Santa Cruz, CA; Room 60/62 - Click Here to Register Now!

    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.

    "The Engagement Equation" is the second module of the Management Development Program. Employee Engagement goes beyond pure motivation to complete a task or do a job. Organizations with high levels of employee engagement are more efficient, have higher productivity and perform better financially than those that don’t. This module discusses what engagement is and the manager’s role in enabling team engagement. You will:
    •  Describe the drivers of Engagement
    •  Understand your role in Engagement
    •  Increase your team’s Engagement by using the Engagement Essentials
    •  Plan for and conduct Engagement Conversations
    •  Maintain Momentum through Follow-Up Meetings

    Note: It is recommended, but not required, to take all four classes in the series. MDP is designed for mid-level managers, but is open to all staff who aspire to manage people.

    Please register early! In the event of a class cancellation due to low enrollments, registrants will be notified at least 3 business days in advance and placed on the waiting list for a future offering.

    For accessibility-related inquiries, please contact LearningCenter@ucsc.edu.

    Cost: $84

  • Management Development Program 3 of 4: Exercising Influence

  • This class is sponsored by UCSC Learning & Development and taught by Learning & Development personnel.

    Wednesday, February 6, 2019; 9:00am - 4:00pm; 500 Kerr Road, Santa Cruz, CA; Room 60/62 - Click Here to Register Now!

    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.

    "Exercising Influence" is the third module of the Management Development Program. More and more, managers find themselves having to affect an organizational outcome or motivate someone to take action without having direct authority over the situation or the person in question. This module focuses on influence, a key skill in today’s work environment.

    Topics covered Include:
    • Identifying and assessing influence opportunities and choosing strategies to impact those opportunities
    • Evaluating your business network and building supportive working relationships
    • Engaging others in a way that is motivating and makes things happen

    Note: It is recommended, but not required, to take all four classes in the series. MDP is designed for mid-level managers, but is open to all staff who aspire to manage people.

    Please register early! In the event of a class cancellation due to low enrollments, registrants will be notified at least 3 business days in advance and placed on the waiting list for a future offering.

    For accessibility-related inquiries, please contact LearningCenter@ucsc.edu.

    Cost: $84

  • Management Development Program 4 of 4: Change Management

  • This class is sponsored by UCSC Learning & Development and taught by Learning & Development personnel.

    Wednesday, February 13, 2019; 9:00am - 4:00pm; 500 Kerr Road, Santa Cruz, CA; Room 60/62 - Click Here to Register Now!

    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.

    "Change Management" is the fourth module of the Management Development Program . “The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change” — Heraclitus Heraclitus who lived 100 years before Plato knew this, and it is never more true than in today’s organizations. This module focuses on change and the manager’s role in understanding, communicating and driving change.

    Topics covered include:
    • Developing the ability to drive change
    • Understanding change and individual change styles
    • Leading and motivating others through organizational change

    Note: It is recommended, but not required, to take all four classes in the series. MDP is designed for mid-level managers, but is open to all staff who aspire to manage people.

    Please register early! In the event of a class cancellation due to low enrollments, registrants will be notified at least 3 business days in advance and placed on the waiting list for a future offering.

    For accessibility-related inquiries, please contact LearningCenter@ucsc.edu.

    Cost: $84