Development and Training
For information, call 642-8134. Follow your department training guidelines
before signing up for classes.
The CALS Project needs volunteer tutors to work with campus employees
who want to improve their writing, speaking, reading or basic math skills.
The next tutor training begins March 4. Tutoring is scheduled at convenient
times and locations.
For information on becoming a tutor or learner with the CALS Project,
contact Jane Griswold at 643-5280 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Employee Orientation March 3 and 17, 8:30 a.m.-noon.
This orientation, offered twice monthly, covers campus structure and
culture, benefits, computer competency and safety-related issues. Presentations
are given by staff from the campus police department; Environment, Health
and Safety; University Health Services; and the campus benefits office.
Women Leaders: A Symposium for Women in University Settings March
12, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Clark Kerr Campus.
M. Joycelyn Elders, former U.S. Surgeon General, is keynote speaker
for this all-day conference. The conference is intended to give women,
especially those at UCSF and Berkeley campuses, an opportunity to discuss
women's status in higher education leadership.
Call Jean Chen (415) 476-5836 to register, or visit the conference web
site at rebus.ucsf.edu/~wls.
Business Writing Workshop Series March 17, 18, 19 and 31, and
April 2, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Each of these four two-hour "brush-up" workshops offers experienced
writers information on challenging business writing issues. Subject experts
offer ideas to help make your writing process more efficient, effective
You may register for one or more of the following workshops: E-Mail:
Effective Use and Etiquette, March 17; Campus Writing Standards, March
19; Grammar and Punctuation Challenges, March 31; Persuasive Writing for
Promotion and Marketing, April 2.
Resolving Conflicts (for staff) March 18, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
This workshop discusses and analyzes typical workplace conflicts, assesses
styles of dealing with them, shows how to select a strategy for dealing
with conflict that is appropriate to the situation, and uses case studies
and role plays to practice effective listening and speaking skills.
CARE Services For information or to enroll, call 643-7754.
Raising Non-Biased Kids in a Multi-Cultural World March 9, noon-1:30
Joan Lester, author, diversity trainer and national speaker on multi-culturalism
and diversity, will discuss ways parents can help their children develop
a sense of respect for themselves and for those who are different than
they are, including children who speak a different language, children of
special needs and children of a different race and ethnicity.
"Skin Deep," a Video Presentation March 10, noon-1:30
p.m. Section Club Room, Tang Center.
Timely and compelling, "Skin Deep" documents what happens
when culturally diverse students from colleges across the United States
start talking candidly with each other about the impact of race on their
experience and outlook. This dynamic media resource provides viewers with
insights into possibilities for change as well as acting as a catalyst
for much needed interracial dialogue.
A facilitated discussion will follow the screening. No enrollment required.
Co-sponsored with the Staff Affirmative Action Office.
Stress, Burnout and Depression: What's the Difference? March 11,
2:30-4:30 p.m. Optional discussion groups Mar. 18, 25 and Apr. 1, noon-1
Do you feel drained all of the time? Are you stuck in the 'blues'?
In this workshop, participants learn the differences between stress, burnout
and depression. Particular attention will be paid to the nature of depression
and to the various treatment options available. Optional follow-up discussion
groups will provide interested participants an opportunity to discuss their
individual situations in a safe, respectful environment.
Making a Fresh Start in Your Work and Work Relationships March
13, 20 and April 3, 10 a.m.-noon.
Making a fresh start at work often requires that we address personal
issues such as feelings of anger or resentment, acknowledging and learning
from past mistakes, communicating constructively and setting goals for
the future. If you are interested in making a fresh start, or you have
been given a new opportunity and want to make the most of it, this three-session
workshop may help. The workshop is co-sponsored with the Staff Ombuds Office.
For information or to enroll, call 642-7823.