UC Academy 2014-15
Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives Raegan Schneider shares the fall UC Academy schedule.
Nearly all communications and marketing staff across campus agree that professional development is important to them, but many struggle to find or afford opportunities to pursue it.
The approach to UC Academy – a professional development program that began last year - is to leverage internal resources and experts to deliver a variety of workshops and subject-specific “brown bags.” You can simply review the new fall UC Academy schedule, find a topic that interests you and click the link to reserve your spot. Best of all – it’s free!
You can also contribute. If you have a topic suggestion and/or would like to be a UC Academy presenter, please submit your requests and ideas.
An added perk, new this year, is swag! Everyone who attends a UC Academy session in person will receive a button – uniquely branded to the session topic – to adorn your favorite bag or backpack. Depending on your participation, you can collect one or collect them all. Hokey, but fun – the buttons visually display how you have actively enhanced your own learning.
Moving forward, in the year ahead, the goal is to refine UC Academy to more deliberately deliver capability-building and “best practice” sharing across the communications and marketing function. This fall, University Communications will launch a forward-planning committee to explore, strategically design and prioritize how to transform UC Academy to deliver essential knowledge and skills. If you would like to learn more about this initiative or want to get involved, please contact Raegan Schneider.
While the purpose of and workshops within UC Academy become more refined and selective, the program will not lose its best feature – it’s open to anyone who wants to learn.