2024 Administrative Orientation Agenda (Tentative)

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Goals: To welcome new ANR employees and provide a forum for networking and learning about ANR’s mission, vision, and structure, administrative services, statewide programs, institutes, UC Cooperative Extension and Research and Extension Centers.  

9:30 AM   Registration and Refreshments

10:00       Welcome, Introductions and Principles of CommunityMissy Gable, Director, Statewide Master Gardeners Program 

UC ANR Mission, Vision, StructureMissy Gable, Director, Statewide Master Gardeners Program 

10:15       Ice Breaker ActivityTina Jordan, Interim Director, Academic HR and Jodi Azulai, L&D Coordinator

10:40       Leadership Introductionmoderated by Shannah Whithaus, Integrated Pest Management

Message from the Vice President (Via Zoom)Glenda Humiston, Vice President, UC ANR 

10:55       UC Cooperative Extension (Via Zoom)Lynn Schmitt-McQuitty, Director, County Cooperative Extension; Interim Statewide 4-H Director

11:00       Research & Extension Center System (Via Zoom)Darren Haver, Director, REC System; South Coast REC
11:10       Statewide Programs & InstitutesMissy Gable, Director, Statewide Master Gardeners Program 

11:15       Academic Personnel and DevelopmentTina Jordan, Interim Director, Academic HR

11:20       Human ResourcesBethanie Brown, Interim Executive Director, Human Resources

11:25       Funding Structure—Jennifer Bunge, Financial Analysis and Reporting Manager, Resource Planning & Management

11:30       Interactive Session: Statewide Programs and Institutes

Visit each table to learn about ANR and stamp your game card:
4-H Youth Development Program (State 4-H office)
UC Environmental Stewards 
Community Nutrition and Health 
Informatics & Geographic Information Systems (IGIS)
Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Master Gardener Program
Nutrition Policy Institute (NPI)
Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education Program

12:00 PM  Lunch & Game ResultsTina Jordan, Academic Human Resources

Organizational Excellencemoderated by Tina Jordan, Academic Human Resources

1:00      Workplace Inclusion and Belonging within ANR—Elizabeth Moon, Director

1:05      Academic Assembly Council (Via Pre-Recorded Video)Aliasghar Montazar, Chair

1:10      Staff Assembly CouncilScott Brayton, Chair

1:15      Employee Resource Groups (ERG)

                      Black and Allied Employees

                      People of Color

                      LatinX and Friends

                      LGBTQ+ Affinity            

1:23      DEI Alliance                     

1:25      Personal & Professional DevelopmentJodi Azulai, Learning & Development

1:30      Employee Health Benefits—Michelle Younger, UC Davis Employee Benefits

1:35      Fidelity—Kim Becker, Fidelity

1:40      Interactive Session: Administrative Units
Visit each table to learn about ANR and stamp your game card:
Business Operations Center
Contracts & Grants
Development Services
Employee Benefits
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Financial Services
Government & Community Relations 
Human Resources—Academic 
Human Resources—Staff Personnel
Information Technology 
Program Planning and Evaluation
Program Support Unit 
Risk Management & Environmental Health & Safety 
Statewide Programs and REC Operations
Strategic Communications and News and Outreach in Spanish
Resource Planning and Management
Black and Allied Employees ERG
LatinX and Friends ERG
LGBTQ+ Affinity Group
DEI Alliance

2:35      Evaluation 
              Game Results—Tina Jordan, Academic Human Resources

2:45       Wrap-up Discussion (i.e., what did you learn?)—Tina Jordan & Jodi Azulai

3:00       Adjourn


Optional Networking Tour of Davis ANR Building