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Whether you're looking to train for a new career; advance in your current field; explore the wonders of our changing world; or connect with people who share your interests, UCR Extension offers you more than 90 certificate programs and enrichment courses online and in classroom settings to meet your educational, career and enrichment needs. Visit UCR Extension,  search for classes, or find out more about the OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute.

SUPERVISION, LEADERSHIP, AND TEAM EXCELLENCE

Managing Through Workplace Inclusion

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Meets 5:30pm to 8:30pm, Thursdays, starting Sept. 26

Explore the role of diversity in the workplace.

BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT

Lean Six Sigma Capstone

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Meets 5:30pm to 9pm, Tuesdays, starting Oct. 1

This course completes the Six Sigma process development lifecycle with use of statistical processes and strategies designed to fully implement a Six Sigma project.

INTERIOR DESIGN

Introduction to Interior Design 

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Meets 6pm to 9pm, Tuesdays, starting Oct 1

This class covers the ABCs of creating a comfortable, functional, and beautiful environment.

INTERIOR DESIGN

Color Theory and Its Application 

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Meets 6pm to 9pm, Wednesdays, starting Oct. 2

This course covers all aspects of Color Theory in order to show you how to create harmonious color schemes in art and design.

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

Professional Workplace Skills 

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Begins Oct. 16

Master the core workplace skills that make you effective at work, whatever job you do.

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

Quality Customer Service 

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Begins Oct. 17

Examine best practices in service and how to expand customer base.

SUPERVISION, LEADERSHIP, AND TEAM EXCELLENCE

Motivating, Managing, and Developing Others 

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Meets 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, Thursdays, starting Oct. 17

Learn techniques and strategies to improve workplace engagement, innovation and flexibility.

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

Business Etiquette Dinner

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Meets 6 pm to 8 pm, Wednesday, Nov. 13 (one meeting) 

Held at the Riverside Extension Center. Students must also be enrolled in Professional Workplace Skills. 

SUPERVISION, LEADERSHIP, AND TEAM EXCELLENCE

Moving Through Change: What's In It For Me? 

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Meets 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, Thursdays, starting Nov. 14

The strategies and techniques to be a successful leader, guiding others through change management.


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Graduate Programs

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

The MFA in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts is a unique seven quarter low residency program that provides writers with a path toward publication and production in all genres of writing including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and screenwriting. Students explore multiple genres, allowing for a cross-disciplinary approach that is ideal for writers seeking the artistic latitude to move fluidly within the field. 


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California Naturalist Program

The UC California Naturalist Program is designed to introduce Californians to the wonders of our unique ecology and engage the public in study and stewardship of California's natural communities. The program uses a science curriculum to instill a deep appreciation for the natural communities of the state and to inspire individuals to become stewards of their local resources.

Courses combine classroom and field experience in science, problem-solving, communication training and community service. Students are taught by UCR lead instructor Dr. Cameron Barrows and a team of experts. Subjects covered include ecology, geology, plant communities, wildlife, communication and interpretation, citizen science, energy/global environmental issues, and much more.

Call 760-834-0800 or email palmdesert@ucanr.edu for more information.


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Future Physician Leaders (FPL)

The Future Physician Leaders (FPL) program is a long-term summer mentorship program for prospective medical students who also want to fulfill a mission of service to the community. The seven-week summer program is made up of three components: the Leadership Lecture Series, Community Service and Research Project, and Physician Shadowing Rotations. One program site is here in the Coachella Valley based out of UCR Palm Desert! The community-based, collaborative program was started in 2009 by Dr. Raul Ruiz. For more information, please contact Sophia Rodriguez, Program Coordinator at (951) 827-6030 or sophia.rodriguez@medsch.ucr.eduAPPLY NOW!


Master Gardner

Become A Master Gardener

  • Have you always wanted to join the Master Gardener Volunteer training classes in the Coachella Valley but were unable to because you work during the day? Here’s your opportunity to gain a wealth of knowledge, have fun learning about horticulture in the desert, and give back to your community. Evening Master Gardener Volunteer training classes for the 2019/2020  program are Wednesdays from 6 to 9:30 p.m.  
  • Certified Master Gardeners receive more than 50 hours of instruction from University of California Cooperative Extension specialists. In return, Master Gardeners volunteer 50 hours during the first year within the community and continue their gardening education. 
  • The program is open to individuals who wish to increase their knowledge and horticultural skills and share them with the community.

For more information call: 951-683-6491 ext. 230, or email: rmolaiz@ucanr.edu

Sign up for a free info session today! Each session runs from 6 to 9 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 11 

Wednesday, Sept. 25

Wednesday, Oct. 2


 

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