Career Development Week

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Focusing on the future of our employees and helping them reach their full potential

Learning and Development in Human Resources hosted the first annual Career Development Week for employees at both UC Davis Campus and UC Davis Health. Just in time for National Career Development Month, Career Development Week was held on November 14-18, 2022

Overview

This virtual conference had an inspiring keynote speaker and panel, diverse workshop topics, and two networking events, with multiple events happening each day. The Learning and Development team emphasized skills and resources that employees, regardless of background and employment status, can utilize to support their career development and growth at UC Davis Campus and UC Davis Health. 

Participants can expect to:

  • Increase their ability to plan for and navigate career journeys at UC Davis.
  • Apply new skills and insights as they work on their professional and career goals.
  • Recall and better access resources and opportunities that support their learning and growth at UC Davis.

Schedule

All sessions were virtual and recorded.  Click on the event titles below to access archived workshop materials. 

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Monday, November 14
  • Welcome Address with Interim CHRO, Kristin Stevenson, and Keynote Speaker, Dr. Lina Mendez, 10:00-11:30am
  • Our welcome address will provide a summary of our week of programming, with brief remarks from our Interim Chief Human Resources Officer, Kirsten Stevenson.

    Our highlight is a fireside-style chat with keynote speaker Dr. Lina Mendez, UC Davis' inaugural director of Hispanic Serving Institution Initiatives. Dr. Mendez's career at UC Davis has spanned Campus and Health. In this chat she will be sharing what's she's learned about career growth, community, networking, and mentorship along the way. 

    Facilitators: Dr. Annalisa Teixeira, Interim Lead, Learning and Development; and Dr. Kristin Dees, Senior Trainer, UC Davis Campus
    Workshop Materials
  • Presentation: L&D Resources, UC Davis Campus, 12:00-12:50pm
  • Join us to hear an overview of Learning and Development resources for staff and faculty, specific to the UC Davis Campus. Learning and Development offers instructor-led courses and workshops, development programs, a large library of eCourses and other digital materials, and toolkits on our website. This presentation will include time for Q&A to help you best navigate our professional development and career development resources. 

    Presenter: Carmen Soriano, Training Analyst, UC Davis Campus
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  • Workshop: "Strategies for Hybrid/Remote Networking," 2:00-2:50pm
  • In the age of remote work, many pressed the pause button on career networking, and the return to natural way we met new people, at physical workspaces and events, is still in transition at best. In this session, you’ll identify and narrow your purpose for networking, learn strategies and best practices for virtual connection and create a “next steps” plan for utilizing and growing your network in the virtual space.

    Presenter: Jocelyn Newman, Senior Trainer and Interim Manager, UC Davis Health
    Workshop Materials
Tuesday, November 15
  • Workshop: "Using My Talents at Work," 10:00-10:50am
  • We all have talent - a naturally recurring pattern of thought, feeling, or behavior that can be productively applied. In this workshop, you will explore how CliftonStrengths can be used as a tool to help you reach your personal and professional goals.

    Presenter: JoAnna Van Brocklin, Trainer, UC Davis Health
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  • Networking Event: "Across the Causeway," 12:00-1:00pm
  • Unlock powerful connections by fostering across the causeway relationships. This is an interactive, break out group program.

    Facilitators: Carmen Soriano and Kim DeVaughn, Training Analysts, UC Davis Campus and Health
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  • Workshop: "Applying for UC Davis Jobs as an Internal Candidate," 2:00-2:50pm
  • Enjoy working for the UC, but want to expand your opportunities to grow within? Applying for an internal job posting may allow you to advance your career, move to a different department and learn new skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to apply for an internal job posting and stand out as an internal applicant.

    Presenter: Carmen Soriano, Training Analyst, UC Davis 
    Workshop Materials
Wednesday, November 16
  • Staff Panel: "Building a Career at UC Davis, Campus and Health," 11:00am-12:00pm 
  • Colleagues from both Campus and Health will join this panel discussion to share their career journey - challenges, wins, and support. From this discussion, you will gain insight into how you can take advantage of the career management resources available to all staff at UC Davis and UC Davis Health. 

    Panelists:
    > Molly Bechtel, Interim Director, Communications and Culture, UC Davis College of Engineering
    > Dr. Charlene Green, Assistant Dean of Admissions, Outreach, and Diversity, School of Medicine, UC Davis Health
    > Finis Jones, CCE, CEFP, SHRM-CP, Director of Custodial Services, UC Davis
    > Lisa Pastore-Anderson, Chief Administrative Officer, Internal Medicine, UC Davis Health

    Facilitator: JoAnna Van Brocklin, Trainer, UC Davis Health
    Workshop Materials
  • Workshop: "Exploring Career Tracks with Transferable Skills," 1:00-1:50pm
  • Career Tracks defines job families and functions, throughout the UC system, and creates consistency in job standards and skill requirements for each position level. Transferrable skills are the talents, qualities and experiences you bring with you to new positions. In addition to learning about Career Tracks resources, this session will guide you in exploring your own, unique transferrable skills and how to communicate them as qualifications for your next career move.

    Presenter: Jocelyn Newman, Senior Trainer and Interim Manager, UC Davis Health
    Workshop Materials
  • Workshop: "Designing Your Five-Year Plan(s)," 2:00-2:50pm 
  • Using a design-thinking framework from Stanford's Life Design Lab, participants will sketch out three iterations of their five-year career plan, playing with creativity and possibility. To take this reflection forward, each participant will identify 1-2 ways to prototype their plans through professional experiences and/or mentoring conversations. 

    Presenter: Dr. Annalisa Teixeira, Interim Lead, Learning and Development
    Workshop Materials
Thursday, November 17
  • Workshop: "Discovering Your Purpose-Driven Work," 10:00-10:50am 
  • Discovering your career purpose can be difficult. When you are entrenched in your current position, it can be challenging to see how your work fits into the University’s mission, vision, and values. This workshop will allow you the space to identify your purpose-driven work and tie it to the bigger, university picture.

    Presenter: Kim DeVaughn, Training Analyst, UC Davis Health
    Workshop Materials
  • Networking Event: "Community and Belonging," 12:00-1:00pm 
  • Connect with Campus and Health constituent and employee resource groups to build your network and connection to community at work. Participating groups include: Asian Pacific American Systemwide Alliance, DiversABILITY (UCDH), Latinx Staff & Faculty Association, and Native American Faculty & Staff Association. 

    Facilitator: Dr. Kristin Dees, Senior Trainer, UC Davis Campus
    Workshop Materials
  • Workshop: "Initiating a Career Conversation with Your Supervisor," 3:00-3:50pm
  • Learn about the UC Experience Conversation toolkit and how this resource can help to support career development conversations between you and your supervisor. Attendees will identify 1-2 questions from the toolkit that they would like to bring forward to their supervisor. 

    Presenter: Dr. Annalisa Teixeira, Interim Lead, Learning and Development
    Workshop Materials
Friday, November 18
  • Workshop: "Authenticity: Bringing Your Whole Self to Work," 9:00-9:50am
  • Authenticity is being yourself without covering or hiding elements of you.  In this session you will be given time to process in a variety of ways to think through how people and situations influenced who you are and how you present yourself at work. Participants will learn how work environments can impact a person’s authenticity, ways to building authentic work relationships, and how to take advantage of UC Davis opportunities to greater expand their network. 

    Presenter: Dr. Kristin Dees, Senior Trainer, UC Davis Campus
    Workshop Materials
  • Presentation: L&D Resources, UC Davis Health, 11:00-11:50am
  • Join us to hear an overview of Learning and Development resources for staff and faculty, specific to UC Davis Health. Learning and Development offers instructor-led courses and workshops, development programs, a large library of eCourses and other digital materials, and toolkits on our website. This presentation will include time for Q&A to help you best navigate our professional development and career development resources. 

    Presenter: Kim DeVaughn, Training Analyst, UC Davis Health 
    Workshop Materials
  • Closing Address and Raffle, 1:00-1:50pm 
  • Continue to build connection at our Closing Address as we hold a final networking discussion, emphasize continuing resources for career development, and raffle off a limited number of Clifton Strengths coaching packages.

    Facilitator: Jocelyn Newman, Senior Trainer and Interim Manager, UC Davis Health
    Workshop Materials