Staff Enrichment

Employee Development and Training

For information, call 642-8134. Follow your department training guidelines before signing up for classes.

CALS Project

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

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

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 and professional.

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 p.m.

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 p.m.

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.



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