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If you’ve got 30 minutes of downtime today, stop scrolling through other people’s curated accomplishments — and instead, build more of your own! It’s easy to boost your career with free professional development courses through the UC Learning Center. And, you’ll be in good company: The UC Learning Center has 325,000 active users, including staff, faculty, student employees and others.

The UC Learning Center was among the first universitywide systems; the earliest adopting locations welcomed users in 2007. Each month, 80,000 unique users log into the UC Learning Center, and since the beginning of 2019 alone, users have completed more than one million online courses and registered for or attended over 100,000 in-person classes. 

Ongoing learning is essential for every career

Whether you’re a two-month, two-year or 20-year UC employee, there’s always something new to learn. Ongoing professional development helps you stay relevant in your field, gives you new perspectives and ideas, offers new opportunities for collaboration and boosts your eligibility to explore future opportunities.

The UC Learning Center, available to employees at all locations except UC Hastings,[1] allows you to search for and view hundreds of virtual and local learning opportunities, from compliance to communication to leadership development and technical skills. As it houses more than 90,000 activities systemwide — including over 26,000 online courses and nearly 50,000 in-person training classes — there’s something to suit nearly every interest and career goal.

Ready, get set, learn!

Each UC location manages their own training content and in-person classes for their employees. Some course availability varies by location.

Here’s how to access your professional development portal:

  • Go to the UC Learning Center for your location.[1]
  • Log in using your single sign-on username and password.
  • Select the search function (magnifying glass icon in the upper right corner).
  • On the search page, leave the drop-down in its default position (LEARNING), then type keywords related to a type of course you’d like to take.

Below are some popular UC Learning Center opportunities. Use the search feature, as described above, to locate them.

  • UC Managing Implicit Bias SeriesEveryone has implicit bias; it derives from the natural way human brains function. Learn how to manage yours in this informative and fascinating six-course webinar series.
  • People Management Series and CertificateThis systemwide management development series helps build strong management and leadership skills at all levels — from new managers to senior leaders. A mix of e-courses and in-person opportunities meets many learning styles. Graduates are eligible to attend the annual People Management Conference.
  • Responding to conflict: Part of the People Management Series, this course applies to people managers and individual contributors alike. Learn real-world strategies for developing self-awareness and addressing workplace conflict in a manner that moves both parties forward

[1]UC Hastings employees: Please contact Andrew Scott to request information about current professional development opportunities at your location.

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