Through a network of scholars, practitioners and fellows, UCPDI conducts applied research in diverse professional settings. This research takes on a variety of forms, including:
- Evaluations, environmental analyses and assessments
- Articles and presentations
- Practitioner-focused thematic research
- White papers, working papers and policy briefs
- Consultancies and case studies
- Resources and advisement for media and government entities
- Clearinghouse on the 21st Century workplace
- Speakers bureau
- Op-ed pieces
Teaching and Learning
In support of its education and outreach missions, UCPDI offers facilitated and self-paced courses, seminars, sessions and programs on campus, onsite and online. These offerings, focused on the 21st-century workplace experience, include:
Professional development seminars and workshops
Coursework offered in traditional and online formats, including Adult Learning and Social Capital in the workplace
Massive Online Open Courses (MOOC)
Mentor training in traditional and online formats
Trainings for instructional staff
Mentoring and Service
UCPDI is committed to serving its constituencies and communities in providing opportunities for meaningful engagement within and across organizations, guided by experienced professionals. This work incorporates the following elements:
Collaborative network of fellows and scholars
Mentorship opportunities that include training
Other service opportunities
Join our Professional Community: Become a UCPDI Fellow
UCPDI Fellows are accomplished professionals in a variety of fields committed to lifelong learning and creating meaningful change in the dynamic 21st century workplace. Through work supported by UCPDI, Fellows undertake projects in applied research and problem solving; teaching and learning activities; as well as mentoring, networking and service.
Fellows are selected by the UCPDI governing committee through formal application. Fellowships typically last one year, and may include the following activities:
Research design, data analysis and fieldwork
Articles and studies for publication, professional presentation and broader dissemination
Mentorship of Extension students and/or instructors
Development and delivery of professional development seminars
Collaborative ventures with peer fellows or community constituencies
For additional information about the application process and selection criteria, please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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During the first course, Achieving Your Optimal Performance, you will engage in self-reflective activities to define and develop optimal workplace performance in a variety of environmental circumstances. Course available at https://coursera.org/learn/achieving-your-optimal-performance
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Finally, in Showcasing Your Professional Potential, you will create an electronic portfolio to share with both potential and current employers. The E-portfolio features curated examples of optimal performance in workplace problem solving, networking and community building. This course is offered through the Education Department at UC San Diego Extension twice per academic quarter and includes transcriptable academic credit. Please see https://extension.ucsd.edu/courses-and-programs/education-programs for additional details.
Participants completing all four courses in the series will recieve an award of completion from UC San Diego Extension.
For more information or questions about the series, please contaact the UC San Diego Extension Education Department at 858-534-9286 or by email at email@example.com.