CLS People Month 2021

By Elicia Rozic on March 11, 2021


April is CLS People Month!

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To Register: Click on event titles on the calendar or on the “Register here” links below

It’s important to take care and to spend some time on yourself, including your professional development! During CLS People Month, we encourage you to attend/participate in the various offerings, and work collaboratively with your supervisor to create a Career Development Plan to map out clear and concrete actions on how to reach your professional potential. Please find below a variety of virtual events and self-initiated activities to help you think about where you want to develop and grow, and plan for your future, both short- and long-term.
Please note: Several events will be recorded which we will make available on this page. By attending, you consent to having your video and image captured. Contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with accommodation requests.

Thursday, April 1
12-1pm: Tell Me More! Career Mixer. Want to grow your network within CLS? Join us for a virtual style mixer where you can meet others within CLS, learn about all of the events offered during People Month, and be able to ask a couple of our leadership team members about their experiences and career development. Guest speakers: Clare Shinnerl, Sr. Associate Vice Chancellor, Campus Life Services, and Billy Reynoso, Custodial Services Director, Facilities Services. Zoom. Watch the recorded session, “Tell Me More! Career Mixer.”

Friday, April 2
4-5pm: COVID-19 Response Town Hall. Join UCSF leaders and experts as they provide the latest on UCSF’s ongoing COVID-19 vaccination program as well as the state of the pandemic both globally and locally. Zoom - Link.

Monday, April 5
12-1pm: Command Your Audience with UC Oracles Toastmasters at UCSF. Nervous about speaking up? Have a big presentation coming soon? Practice and develop your presentation skills with a supportive group! Join presenters from our UC Oracles Toastmasters, Cee Cee Shinn, Michelle Teng, Amber Cobbett, current and former club officers. Hear from them about how Toastmasters has helped them professionally and personally and have an opportunity to ask them any questions about being a Toastmaster. Zoom. Watch the recorded session, “Command Your Audience with UC Oracles Toastmasters at UCSF.”

Tuesday, April 6
Keeping compliant with mandatory trainings at UCSF helps ensure that all staff are equipped with the knowledge they need and that we are doing our best to mitigate risk for the University. Are you compliant? Log into UC Learning Center and click on the “Required Training” icon to see what trainings you need to take, if any. If you haven’t completed Cyber Fundamentals (an annual course) this year between January and March, please do so now. If you are due to take your Sexual Harassment Prevention training (every two years) anytime this year, please complete it in April-June. Questions? Contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday, April 7
12-1pm: C-D-P, Easy as 1-2-3! – Career Development Plan Workshop. Why do you need a CDP? How do you craft a CDP to convey how you want to grow professionally? Join presenters Cathleen Stugard, CLS Chief of Staff, and Shauna Strong, Director, CLS Central Administration to find out! (Download your CDP template in order to be ready for the workshop!) Zoom. Watch the recorded session, “C-D-P, Easy as 1-2-3!”

9am-4pm: Accomplishing More with Less. In this virtual one-day workshop you will learn how to harness the power of organizational skills to deal with today’s most pressing workplace issues, such as: time management, prioritization, dealing with interruptions, e-mail, calendars and To-do lists, as well as organizing electronic and paper documents. And most importantly, you’ll learn how to feel re-invigorated and re-energized at work and beyond! Zoom - Register here.

Thursday, April 8
6-7pm: Laughter Yoga. (Also 4/1, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29 – weekly on Thursdays.) Laughter is contagious and has a powerful and immediate effect on our mind, body and spirit. Our bodies can’t tell the difference between real or simulated laughter. This class involves deep breathing, stretching, clapping, and laughter exercises. Zoom - Register here.

Friday, April 9
LinkedIn is a powerful networking and career building tool, but with so many features and options, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. In this video hosted by the UC Alumni Career Network, Executive Coach Robin Reshwan shares tangible tips to help you unlock the full potential of LinkedIn. Whether you’re looking to grow your network, identify your next job, or share your expertise on a topic you’re passionate about, this session will help you maximize your use of LinkedIn and its many tools. Watch video

What’s your path? Check out the Leadership Development Road Map for course/resource recommendations for all roles.

Monday, April 12
Visit and explore Learning & Organization Development, whose purpose is to enhance the success of UCSF by supporting the growth and development of its most valuable resource – its people – and create a continuous learning environment.

View a panel discussion on The Importance of Mentorship from International Women’s Day 2020 at UCSF. 

Tuesday, April 13
12-1pm: Who’s Who in the Zoo? Who’s Who in the Zoo is a fun and informative workshop to better understand one’s own communication style and the communication style of others, including co-workers, customers, and family members. Join our interactive workshop to find out your zoo animal! Zoom. (Space is limited.) 

Wednesday, April 14
Check out My UC Career to begin career discovery, strengthen your resume, practice interview skills, learn about research and networking, and more.

Thursday, April 15
1-2pm: YOGA-tta meditate and stretch! Take some “you/me” time during People Month to do some self care. Join us for a short mindfulness session and do some yoga and stretching with your fellow CLS peers. Led by Shelley Cummins Shehab from UCSF Fitness & Recreation. Zoom. Watch the recorded session, “YOGA-tta meditate and stretch!”

When you’re looking for a job or exploring a new career path, it’s smart to go out on informational interviews. But what should you say when you’re actually in one? Learn How to Get the Most Out of an Informational Interview.

Friday, April 16
12-1pm: AMP Leadership Series with Clare Shinnerl, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Campus Life Services. The AMP Leadership Series is an opportunity to get to know senior management from the UC community on a more personal level. There will be a presentation and time for Q&A. (CLS staff are welcome to join as guests of AMP.) Zoom - Register here.

4-5pm: COVID-19 Response Town Hall. Join UCSF leaders and experts as they provide the latest on UCSF’s ongoing COVID-19 vaccination program as well as the state of the pandemic both globally and locally. Zoom - Link.

Monday, April 19
12-1pm: Navigating Racism in Career Advancement. From racial microaggressions in the workplace to White-centric organizational culture, structural racism can serve as barriers to career advancement of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) professionals. This session will focus specifically on acknowledging and addressing racist barriers and sharing strategies for building a trusted network to support your career advancement. This webinar is an affinity space specifically designed for BIPOC alumni. To create a safe space for sensitive conversations, this session will not be recorded. This session is hosted by UC Alumni Career Network. Zoom - Register here.

Educate yourself on our campus’ many learning and development resources. Check out current training and events. Additionally, there are hundreds of online resources on multiple topics available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for no charge at LinkedIn Learning for UCSF and Skillsoft. Certificate programs for managers and staff are further opportunities to enhance your development.

Tuesday, April 20
12-1pm: Building Leadership Skills Through Sustainability During COVID-19. Think globally, act locally. Everyone can enhance their leadership skills by championing sustainability within their department. Discover how the LivingGreen certification can boost your workplace recognition, hone your abilities to propose successful initiatives, and provide a method of quantifying your impact. You’ll also learn how sustainability can inspire creative, impactful solutions to the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19. By the end of this session, you will leave with concrete examples of simple, effective changes you can make today. This workshop is led by the Office of Sustainability. Zoom. Watch the recorded session, “Building Leadership Skills Through Sustainability During COVID-19”

Watch “My Career Journey at UCSF,” a talk given by LaMisha Hill, PhD, Director of Multicultural Affairs for the Office of Diversity and Outreach.

Wednesday, April 21
10am-12pm: The Remarkable Remote Worker (for Non-Managers). This online live training is designed to help you successfully navigate through today’s challenging times where many are asked to work remotely, or collaborate with others who are working remotely, and turn these challenges into opportunities to develop your skills on several fronts. This includes being productive working remotely, staying invigorated and motivated, managing your attention so you can stay focused, communicating with other remote team members skillfully, and adopting a proven methodology for managing your work. This session touches on both the people/emotional side as well as the practical/operational side of your work. Zoom - Register here.

Thursday, April 22
12-1pm: Who’s Who in the Zoo? Who’s Who in the Zoo is a fun and informative workshop to better understand one’s own communication style and the communication style of others, including co-workers, customers, and family members. Join our interactive workshop to find out your zoo animal! Zoom - Register here. (Space is limited.)

9am-12pm: Leading The Frontline Series (for Supervisors and Managers). (4/22 through 6/17; 5 modules) The refreshed version of Leading the Frontline is a 5-module series offered in a blended format of online content and facilitated 3-hour events. The program is designed for emerging leaders, new supervisors, and program/project managers who have direct responsibility for the work of others. The program covers self-awareness, communication, team performance, coaching others, and building your resiliency. By the end of this series, participants will be able to implement leadership practices that engage and support a team towards success. Zoom - Register here.

Friday, April 23
Have you recognized someone lately? UCSF Recognize is an organization-wide recognition platform that allows us to thank one other and acknowledge a job well done. Recognition helps build positive relationships, encourages collaboration, and fosters teamwork. Give thanks to a coworker today!

Monday, April 26
Do you want to finish your degree, go back to school, or take a course to grow professionally? The Campus Life Services Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) provides financial assistance for the professional and career development of CLS’s career employees who meet the eligibility requirements. Employees may apply for financial assistance to pursue undergraduate or graduate degree programs or courses at an accredited college or university and may receive up to a maximum of $200 per unit/credit, with an annual limit of $2,500 per fiscal year.

Tuesday, April 27
12-1pm: “Tell Me About Yourself”—Sounds simple, yet responding with a meaningful story about yourself can be difficult. In this session, you’ll learn a framework for responding to open-ended questions that will help you make a great first impression and prepare you for networking opportunities and job interviews. Practice how to:
• Get to the point
• Share a story about who you are
• Position yourself within your organization’s needs and objectives
Zoom - Register here.

Wednesday, April 28
Although its stated audience is alumni, the UC Alumni Career Network is a can’t-miss resource for all members of our university community. In fact, more than 25% of its current audience are UC faculty and staff! From leveraging your UC network to LGBTQ @Work to careers at UC, this episode-based webinar series presents real-world, UC-centric career advice.

Thursday, April 29
12-1pm: Leadership Wisdom for your Career Journey Mixer. People Month may be coming to an end, but it’s always the right time to think of your professional development. Join us to celebrate during this closing mixer and to recap some of the highlights of this year’s People Month. Enjoy receiving best career advice from individual CLS-FS leaders and our very own People Month Committee Members to keep inspiring you forward during your career journey. Zoom - Register here.

Friday, April 30
12-1pm: Solving Our Climate Health Crisis with Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI). Environmental and DEI strategies must work together to build a just and resilient future. As an educational and healthcare institution, we have the unique opportunity and responsibility at UCSF to create diverse, inclusive, and equitable communities that protects everyone from climate and health impacts. Our guests will discuss how UC is putting DEI principles into action within our sustainability programs and why addressing climate and social justice directly aligns with UCSF’s mission to Advance Health Worldwide. This workshop is led by the Office of Sustainability. Zoom - Register here.


Tuesday, May 4
12-1pm: You Have a CDP, Now What?  – Career Development Plan Workshop. Learn how to work your CDP and execute your vision. Find ways you can grow, pivot, and move to where you want to go. Join presenters Janie Pena and Tim Alt, Facilities Services - Infrastructure Programs, to find out! (Download your CDP template in order to be ready for the workshop!) Zoom - Register here.

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