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Mentorship Programs, Training News

April 29, 2014

Internal Audit Mentorship Program

The UC Merced Office of Internal Audit and the Professional Development Unit are proud to present the first Internal Audit Mentorship Program. This program is an ideal learning opportunity for employees at UC Merced to gain invaluable field experience and to develop the skill set necessary to develop in their careers at UC Merced.

As an internal audit mentee, UC Merced employees will be able to work closely with the director of internal audit to analyze various aspects of our university’s operations to test the strength and reliability of our critical internal controls. Mentees will spend time in the various UC Merced facilities/satellite locations depending on internal audit project schedules.

Go online for additional information and online application access (via IntelForms).

Career Advancement Mentorship Program (CAMP)

Applications are now being accepted for the Career Advancement Mentorship Program. CAMP will match experienced staff members with colleagues who seek mentoring and professional development. The program launches July 1 and runs thorugh June 30, 2015. Staff members interested in becoming mentors or mentees can apply online. Applications are due by noon May 16.

Management Development Program

Nominations are now being accepted for cycle two of the Management Development Program. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. Friday, May 23. The UC Management Development Program is a systemwide initiative designed to strengthen leadership capabilities in the following three UC Core Competency areas: people management, employee management, and influence-and-change management. This is an energizing program relevant to the demands facing university managers, benefiting managers who manage other managers, supervisors and leads of complex programs or projects. Senior leaders also benefit and are encouraged to attend.

For additional information please email hrtraining@ucmerced.edu or call ext. 8247.

Professional Development Workshops

Below are the upcoming professional development courses through June:

  • May 7 - Whole Brain Thinking
  • May 8 - Microsoft Excel 2010: Advanced
  • May 14 - Values and Ethics
  • May 20 - Crucial Accountability
  • May 21 - Delegating for Success and Accountability
  • May 22 - Microsoft Access 2010: Basic
  • May 28 - Sexual Harassment Prevention Training - A Live Theater Performance
  • May 29 - Communication and Influence (at the UC Center Fresno)
  • June 2 - Microsoft PowerPoint 2013
  • June 3 - Leading Effective Meetings
  • June 4 - LinkedIn Basics Info Session
  • June 5 - Microsoft Access 2013 Intermediate
  • June 11 - Stress Management
  • June 11 - Facilitating Group Dynamics - Part 1
  • June 12 - Facilitating Group Dynamics - Part 2
  • June 16 - Microsoft Excel 2013 Basic
  • June 23 - Microsoft Excel 2013 Intermediate
  • June 25 - Adobe Acrobat Pro

To register:

  1. Log in to the UC Learning Center using your UC Merced Net ID.
  2. Search for training by name in the search bar on the left of your screen.

  3. Select the course you are interested in, click “register” to see offerings, schedule and location details.

  4. Check the box next to the class that fits your needs and click “submit” to register.

For more information, email hrtraining@ucmerced.edu or call ext. 8247.

New Employee Orientation, Resources

The next new employee orientation will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 6 in KL 232. For more information, visit the new employee orientation webpage.

The first few weeks in a new job can be challenging. To ease the stress of settling in, Human Resources has compiled a list of resources to assist new employees in acclimating to the university. Whether you are new to UC Merced or in a position of supervising others, you will find value in this tool.

Update: Systemwide Learning Management System

A cross-functional work group has formed to gather requirements and evaluate vendors during a request for proposal (RPF) process for a systemwide learning management system (LMS). The LMS will continue to provide learning and development opportunities for staff and faculty members while also adding limited compliance training for students and other non-employees.