December Training & Development Newsletter

Training News - December 2010

“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it."

- Michelangelo

Take advantage of skill building and professional development opportunities. The following are highlights of upcoming workshops. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Career and Professional Development:

Managing Up: Communicating Effectively with Your Boss – Understand the importance of actively and effectively communicating with your manager. In this class you will learn how to develop a relationship with your manager that is beneficial to the organization and professionally rewarding for all.



Writing Effectively- Learn to write in clear, concise and direct prose through a variety of in-class exercises. Participants also have the option to bring a sample of writing with them to the first session that will be evaluated by the instructor and returned for feedback at the end of the course.


Research Administration and Practices: 

Contracting with Industry - This is an overview on contracting with private industry through the Office of Intellectual Property and Industry Sponsored Research. Participants will also gain an understanding of the complexity of industry contracts and receive tips on managing them from the pre-proposal to post-award stages.


UCLA Extension: 

Sequential Programs for Non-native Speakers - UCLA Extension’s American Language Center offers new professional development opportunities for non-native speaking professionals: two sequential programs to improve communication skills and enhance their effectiveness on the job. Participants receive a certificate upon completion. We can also bring these programs to your workplace. Visit

UCLA Extension’s winter courses begin on January 3, 2011. 

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