Career Development Week is November 18-22

Career Development Week

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

Learning and Development in Human Resources hosts the second annual Career Development Week (CDW) for employees at both UC Davis Campus and UC Davis Health. Just in time for National Career Development Month, Career Development Week will be held on November 13-17, 2023

Overview

This conference has inspiring keynote speaker and panel, diverse workshop topics, and five networking events, with multiple events happening daily. The Learning and Development team emphasizes 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.

Itinerary 

  • Opening Session Keynote
  • Our welcome address will summarize our week of programming with brief remarks from our Chief Human Resources Officer, Tammy Kenber.

    Our highlight is a fireside-style chat with keynote speaker Jita Buño, Associate Chief Operating Officer with UC Davis Health. 

    Facilitator: Lisa Laughter, MA, ACC

    Recording        Slide Deck

  • Applying for UCD Positions as an Internal Candidate
  • Are you looking to take your career to the next level? Join us for a workshop on applying for internal job postings and standing out as an internal candidate. Learn valuable tips and tricks to advance your career, explore new departments, and develop new skills within the UC. Don't miss out on this opportunity to expand your opportunities for growth! 
     

    Wednesday, November 15
    1:30 pm - 2:20 pm - Virtual

    Recording         Slide Deck

    Thursday, November 16
    2:00 pm - 2:50 pm - UC Davis, Davis Campus 
    Activities and Recreation Center, Ballroom
    * Live sessions not recorded
    Presenter: Lyndon Huling, Ed.D, MA, SHRM-SCP 

  • Building a Career at UC Davis, Campus and Health
  • 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. 

    Friday, November 17
    9:30 am - 10:50 am - Virtual
    ***Recording coming soon!
    Panelists:
    Charlotte Barbee
    Andrew Yap
    Faye Perata
    Christine Feller

    Recording       Slide Deck
  • Decoding and Demystifying Compensation
  • Are you confused about how your salary is determined? Do you want to learn more about the compensation system at UC Davis & UC Davis Health? Then don't miss out on our upcoming workshop led by Lead Compensation Analysts. This informative session will provide a brief walk-through of how compensation functions, addressing common misconceptions and addressing common compensation questions. Join us to understand your salary scale and compensation better and take control of your career trajectory.

    Wednesday, November 15
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Virtual

    Recording      Slide Deck 

    Thursday, November 16
    11:00 am - 11:50 am - UC Davis, Davis Campus 
    Activities and Recreation Center, Ballroom
    * Live sessions not recorded

    Panelists: Brian Linhardt & Maria Lucia Gonzalez
    Facilitators: Lisa Laughter & Kristin Dees
  • Designing your Professional Journey for the Next Five Years
  • Are you feeling stuck in your current career path? Do you want to explore new possibilities and get creative with your future? Join us for a workshop using a design-thinking framework from Stanford's Life Design Lab. You'll have the opportunity to sketch out three iterations of your five-year career plan and identify ways to prototype your plans through professional experiences and mentoring conversations. Don't miss this chance to take your career to the next level!

    Monday, November 13
    4:00 PM - 4:50 PM - UC Davis Health
    Comprehensive Cancer Center
    * Live sessions not recorded
    Presenter: Christina Jackson

    Recording      Slide Deck 


    Wednesday, November 15
    10:00 am - 10:50 am - Virtual

    Recording        Slide Deck         Handout

    Thursday, November 16
    10:00 am - 10:50 am - UC Davis, Davis Campus 
    Activities and Recreation Center, Ballroom
    * Live sessions not recorded
    Presenter: Emily Ziser

  • Focus on Work-Life Well-Being with Fulfillment
  • Are you struggling to find work-life well-being between your work and personal life? Do you feel like your productivity and happiness are suffering as a result? This workshop is for you! Gain the tools and strategies needed to achieve a fulfilling and productive life in and out of work. Don't miss out on this opportunity to improve your overall well-being. 

    Wednesday, November 15
    3:00 pm - 3:50 pm - Virtual

    Recording        Slide Deck        Handout 1         Handout 2

    Thursday, November 16
    3:00 pm -3:50 pm  - UC Davis, Davis Campus 
    Activities and Recreation Center, Ballroom
    * Live sessions not recorded
    Presenter: Sandy Batchelor
  • Networking
  • Join us for an exciting opportunity to expand your professional network at our upcoming workshop. This is the perfect chance to meet and connect with colleagues from various departments at UC Davis Health & UC Davis Campus. We'll provide valuable insights and strategies to help you build strong relationships and advance your career. Don't miss out on this chance to enhance your networking skills and expand your horizons!

    Monday, November 13
    12:00 pm - 1:50 pm - UC Davis Health
    Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Thursday, November 16
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - UC Davis, Davis Campus 
    Activities and Recreation Center, Ballroom

    Facilitator: Lisa Laughter, MA, ACC
  • Navigating your Career Journey at UC Davis & UC Davis Health 
  • Discover your hidden talents and propel your career to new heights! Join us for an insightful session on Career Tracks and transferrable skills. You will gain valuable knowledge on job families and skill requirements and learn how to effectively communicate your unique abilities to potential hiring managers at UC Davis/UC Davis Health. Don't miss this opportunity to take the next step towards your dream career!

    Monday, November 13
    2:00 pm - 2:50 pm - UC Davis Health
    Comprehensive Cancer Center
    * Live sessions not recorded

    Tuesday, November 14
    10:00 am - 10:50 am - Virtual

    Recording        Slide Deck       Handout

    Wednesday, November 15
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Virtual
    **Only one recording of this session is posted

    Presenter: Lisa Laughter, MA, ACC
  • Next Steps in your Career Journey Utilizing Career Development Resources
  • Are you looking to take your career to the next level? Join us for an interactive workshop on utilizing career development resources to achieve your professional goals. Learn how to leverage the tools and resources to create a personalized career plan and take actionable steps toward your next career move. This workshop is perfect for anyone looking to grow and develop their career. Don't miss this opportunity to invest in yourself and your future!

    Friday, November 17
    11:30 am - 12:20 am - Virtual
    Presenters: Lisa Laughter, MA, ACC & Carmen Soriano

    Recording     Slide Deck
  • Resource Fair & Networking
  • Are you interested in learning about the various resource groups available to you as an employee? Don't miss out on our upcoming resource fair! This event will feature tables presented by representatives from employee resource groups, WorkLife, ASAP, Compensation, and more. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions and gather information on the support available to help you thrive both personally and professionally. Don't miss this valuable opportunity to learn about the resources that can enhance your life as an employee. See you there! 

    Tuesday, November 14
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - UC Davis Health
    The Mind Institute, Auditorium

    Thursday, November 16
    12:00 pm - 1:50 pm - UC Davis, Davis Campus 
    Activities and Recreation Center, Ballroom
  • Strengths Driven Career Development
  • Discover the power of your natural talents and learn how to use them to achieve your personal and professional goals. Join us for an insightful workshop where you'll gain clarity on your values and explore how CliftonStrengths can be a valuable tool to unlock your full potential. Don't miss out on this opportunity to take a deeper dive into your talents and take the first step towards a more fulfilling career.

    Monday, November 13
    3:00 pm -3:50 pm - UC Davis Health
    Comprehensive Cancer Center
    * Live sessions not recorded
    Presenter: Will Peters

    Tuesday, November 14

    2:00 pm - 2:50 pm - Virtual
    Presenter: JoAnna Van Brocklin 

    Recording        Slide Deck        Handout 

  • Closing Address and Raffle
  • Join us as we wrap up the week with more detailed information about Career Development resources for staff and faculty. Whether you aim for a career transition, enhance your current role, or make the most of the abundant career development resources available at UC Davis, this workshop is your gateway to unlocking your full professional potential. Join us and take the next meaningful steps on your career journey. Your success story begins here.

    Friday, November 17
    1:00 pm - 1:50 pm - Virtual

    Recording     Slide Deck

    Presenters: The Learning and Development Department Team

A daily schedule for Career Development Week can be found here through the link below. 

CDW 2023 Full Schedule      All Session Materials 
 
CDW 2023 Recordings Playlist     

 


All sessions from the 2022 conference were recorded and are available for access through the button below. 

Archived Recordings (2022)