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Newsletter November 2022

Visit the UC Learning Center for information regarding enrollment and to view full course descriptions, fees  (if applicable) and to explore other current offerings at UCLA.
Meeting materials and links are emailed to registered participants 1-3 days prior to the scheduled start date from Learning@chr.ucla.edu or the course instructor. All classes are held in Zoom until further notice.
GENERAL DEVELOPMENT

Managing Up: Communicating Effectively with Your Boss
December 1, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Research shows that managing the relationship we have with our managers can have a direct and lasting effect not only on organizational productivity, but on our own job satisfaction and professional development. But cultivating a positive and mutually respectful working relationship with our manager can be challenging and we are often at a loss for how to begin. This class is for employees wishing to learn how to develop a relationship with their manager that is respectful, beneficial for the organization, and professionally rewarding for all.

Mindfulness Training for Staff
December 8, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

 Mindfulness is a strategy that is particularly effective at developing the brain’s ability to be more resilient during life’s difficulties. Studies show that people who practice mindfulness techniques report up to 60% less anxiety and 5 times more productivity than before. In this workshop, you will learn to: (1) manage your nervous system to enhance relaxation and slow your stress response, (2) reduce your natural mind wandering so you can focus more effectively and (3) develop 3 “attention anchors” that can strengthen your calm and clarity The session includes a brief presentation and mindfulness-training practice. No previous experience necessary.

Introduction to Supervision
January 11, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This class provides new supervisors, those who aspire to be supervisors, and those seeking refresher skills an orientation to the role of supervision. Self-assessments are provided to help participants compare their current skill levels to those required of a supervisory position.

Introduction to Strategic Career Management Model
January 17, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This course will introduce you to a model for understanding the career development cycle and provide you with an opportunity and tools to locate where you are in the process. As you explore the different phases of career development, you will engage in activities for internal reflection and identify opportunities for career exploration, networking, and skill building.

Supervisory Principles Workshop
January 26, February 2, and February 9, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This intensive, three-day workshop provides an overview of supervision and the skills needed to successfully lead work groups with an emphasis on the human relations aspect of supervision. Current supervisors (and those who aspire to become supervisors) will engage in skill building through a variety of class exercises and simulations. 



TECHNICAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access
                 
Excel Level 1:  Dec 7, 9:00 am -12:00 pm
                                            
Excel Level 2:  Dec 14, 9:00 am -12:00 pm

MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISORY DEVELOPMENT

Team
Employee Engagement
November 30 and December 14, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Managers face the challenge of meeting performance objectives as key players are exiting the workforce, some of the remaining talent is just going through the motions and new employees bring unique expectations to the organization. Establishing an engaged work environment helps to address these issues. This two-part workshop is designed to help managers understand what employee engagement is and create a motivating work environment that positively impacts bottom-line results.
(This Management Development Certificate course is targeted for managers in high-level PSS, MSP, or equivalent classifications.)

Developing Others
December 7, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

This course provides leaders, coaches, and mentors with a practical process and the skills necessary to develop talent. It focuses on the leader’s role before, during, and after the development plan. The objectives include helping leaders build an agile team that can quickly adapt to changing work and skill requirements, assist team members in the creation of meaningful development plans, and increase the likelihood that development plans will be implemented and their goals will be achieved.
(This Management Development Certificate course is targeted for managers in high-level PSS, MSP, or equivalent classifications.)

Introduction to Supervision
January 11, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This class provides new supervisors, those who aspire to be supervisors, and those seeking refresher skills an orientation to the role of supervision. Self-assessments are provided to help participants compare their current skill levels to those required of a supervisory position.

Influential Leadership
January 12, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Influential Leadership is designed to help leaders get their good ideas heard, accepted, and enacted. Leaders learn strategies on influencing and how to package ideas to gain the commitment of even the most skeptical employees and other managers.
(This Management Development Certificate course is targeted for managers in high-level PSS, MSP, or equivalent classifications.)

Understanding Compensation & Salary Administration Processes
January 19, 9:00 am -12:00 pm

This course will provide an overview of the UC policies and UCLA Local Procedures, processes, and underlying compensation practices that guide compensation decision-making and salary administration at UCLA. The course is designed for and limited to individuals who are in managerial, supervisory, or human resource roles.
(This Management Development Certificate course is targeted for managers in high-level PSS, MSP, or equivalent classifications.)

Effective Interviewing Skills
January 24, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This workshop is also known as Quality Hiring Practices. This class on effectively interviewing job candidates brings together concepts learned in three pre-work eLearning modules. PLEASE NOTE: Prior to attending this in-person session, learners must complete the following pre-work online eLearning modules (total duration of approximately 60 minutes).
This course is part of CHR’s Quality Hiring Practices series, and is a requirement for the Interviewing Skills portion of the Supervisory Development Certificate.

Supervisory Principles Workshop
January 26, February 2, and February 9, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This intensive, three-day workshop provides an overview of supervision and the skills needed to successfully lead work groups with an emphasis on the human relations aspect of supervision. Current supervisors (and those who aspire to become supervisors) will engage in skill building through a variety of class exercises and simulations. 
Molecules
Preventing Workplace Discrimination, Sexual Violence & Sexual Harassment

Managers, Supervisors, and Faculty                      Staff

Dec 08 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm                                         Dec 08 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jan 18 10:00 am - 4:00 pm                                       Jan 18 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
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