This is where we capture Staff Assembly news and events, ranging from articles about Breakfast with the Chancellor to participating in the Cookie Bake-off. You can search by article category or just scroll through to explore what we've been up to recently.

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June 08, 2018


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Breakfast with the Chancellor – April 27, 2018

May 24, 2018

Staff joined Chancellor Gary May and his wife, LeShelle, for breakfast at the Chancellor’s residence on March 1. Also in attendance were Ralph Hexter, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor; Ken Burtis, Faculty Advisor to the Chancellor and Provost; Kelly Ratliff, Vice Chancellor of Finance, Operations & Administration, Karl Engelbach, Chief of Staff, Office of the Chancellor & Provost, and members of the Staff Assembly Executive Committee, Kate Shasky, Chair and Ahna Heller, Communications Chair.

If You Had a Magic Wand, What Would You Change About Your Career?

May 24, 2018

Feeling stuck? Would you like something in your career that is new, better, different? What if you had a magic wand and you could wave it to figure things out, change an aspect of your career, achieve your goals? There is a lot of noise out there – all the shoulds and coulds playing their tunes that annoyingly repeat in our heads. Maybe the magic wand would bring you a pause, a quiet time of reflection, or perhaps a burst of energy and action steps to take now. If you choose, “pause,” consider nurturing yourself through reflective writing, meditation, yoga, or walking.

Office of Research gets into the TGFS spirit - all week long!

May 11, 2018
The Office of Research really knows how to celebrate staff and TGFS. They don't just attend TGFS - they celebrate TGFS in their offices all week long! Christine Parks at the Office of Research talked to Staff Assembly about how they make the week all about staff.   Examples: 
  • They play "get to know you better" games, like last year's "younger you" photo contest where staff submitted childhood photos and a current photo and players had to match the "younger you" photos to the current one.

Think Outside the Box - Think about Transferable Skills

April 26, 2018

You acquire transferable skills in your everyday workplace without even knowing it. You transfer skills from one situation, activity or job to another, including your future professional endeavors. They are action verbs, which become handy as you use them in your resume or self-accomplishment statements—a perfect time of year to be thinking about this. At work, how do you take all those great skills—whether interpersonal, communication, leadership, technical, organizational or a host of other skills—and translate them to you future career pursuits?

Racial Healing Circles- Circle Keeper Training

April 13, 2018
The University of California, Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) is hosting an all-day training on becoming a circle keeper to facilitate Racial Healing Circles (RHC), the training will be led by the Attitudinal Healing Connection Oakland (AHC Oakland). We are extending this invitation to staff members of the Sacramento and Davis campuses as well as community members in the region.

Space is limited to 30 trainees.  The registration deadline is Monday, April 30, 2018.

The Muslim American Experience: Diversity Dialogue Series

March 29, 2018
From Jihad to Sharia Law: UC Davis Faculty on Fact vs. Fiction

Many staff on campus do not have an opportunity to engage UC Davis faculty in conversations. Join three UC Davis faculty members who teach and study Islam & Muslims through many different perspectives: historical, legal, geo-political, language and cultural norms. The panelists will very briefly introduce themselves and their work; the primary focus of this panel will be on the Q&A portion to allow the audience to fully engage with the panelists.  ​

Chinese Flavors Food Truck Grand Opening

March 29, 2018

Featuring an authentic Chinese food menu designed by Chef David Tu, the food truck is a collaboration between Global Affairs, Confucius Institute at UC Davis, Live and Love Halal, and Lee Kum Kee. This grand opening is an opportunity for the campus community to celebrate this new food offering and enjoy free samples before Chinese Flavors rotates between the International Center and other campus spots.


University of California Administrative Management Professionals Conference

March 02, 2018
The 50th Annual UC AMP Conference

Hosted by UC San Diego

April 22-24, 2018 at the Westin San Diego

On behalf of the UC AMP Conference Steering Committee, we are pleased to extend a personal invitation to all UC Business Officers to attend the 2018 UC AMP Conference.  This year we are celebrating 50 years of collaboration.

The theme for this year’s conference is “50 years of Blue and Gold: Navigating into the Future.”

Advance Sale Discount for Picnic Day Fashion Show

March 02, 2018

The UC Davis Fashion and Design Society (FADS) is offering an advance sale discount for its annual Picnic Day Fashion Show. Called “Impression/Expression” this year, this energetic runway show features garments created and executed by students in the Department of Design’s Signature Collections class.

There are two shows Saturday, April 21, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., in the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) Ballroom.  

Sacramento Republic FC Ticket Discounts

March 02, 2018

Ticket Discount:

UC Davis Health and Sacramento Republic FC are more than partners – we are family. As a founding kit sponsor of Sacramento Republic FC, the professional men's soccer team, UC Davis Health staff and employees can receive exclusive discounts and waived ticket fees for the home-opener match and the next 7 home games through June!

Career Counseling for Staff - Lucky You!

February 27, 2018

Can you benefit from career counseling? You might, and here’s why. At UC Davis, we have a career counselor that is specifically dedicated to STAFF and she understands what they want in their careers and how to help them get there. Career counseling is a one-on-one, confidential service and staff are eligible for two individual appointments per fiscal year without charge. To schedule an appointment, call Staff Development and Professional Services at 530-752-1766.