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Spring 2018 Management and Leadership Courses from UC Davis Extension http://extension.ucdavis.edu/business

Strong management and people skills give you a competitive edge. Our management and leadership classes are taught by expert instructors and will help you improve your communication, conflict management, coaching and leadership skills.
We offer several programs to meet your specific needs: Supervisory Skills Series I and II, Management Development Training and UC Davis Executive Leadership Program. In addition, each quarter we offer Specialized Skills Courses designed to quickly grow your leadership skills.

Free! Supervisory Skills and Management Development Online Information Session
• March 8: Thurs., 11 a.m.-Noon PST.
• No Charge. Enroll in section 173SUP100.

UC Davis Executive Leadership Program
• March 29-May 17, 1:30-8 p.m.
• $5,950 ($5,650 if registration and payment occur before February 15)
• Sacramento: 2501 K St.
• Apply online at extension.ucdavis.edu/executive

Management Development: Effective Management Practices
• May 9-23: Thurs., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
• $1,795. Enroll in section 174MGD165.
• Sacramento: 2501 K St.
• Special discounts: Group Discount, Info Session Discount, and CAAA Member Discount.

Supervisory Skills: Series II – Choose morning or afternoon sessions. You may enroll in the entire series or individual sessions. Visit extension.ucdavis.edu/leadership for more information. Sessions include:
• Juggling Multiple Priorities
• Developing Your Team
• Solutions-Focused Thinking
• Coaching Employees
• Generations at Work

Spring Courses in Viticulture and Enology, Wine Appreciation and Wine Business

DAVIS, Calif.—UC Davis Extension offers a variety of courses for novice and experienced grape growers, winemakers and wine lovers. The following courses will take place March-June 2018 in Davis, unless otherwise indicated.

Free Webinar Winemaking Certificate Program Online Information Session: Join us for a free, webinar to learn more about the online certificate program and to get a special sneak peek at course content. Learn from program staff about the scientific emphasis of the curriculum and who can benefit from the five quarter-long courses. You’ll also get an unprecedented look into the online learning platform, so you can see for yourself whether or not this program is right for you.
• April 4: Wed., noon-1 p.m.
• No charge. Enroll in section 174VIT100.

Online Introduction to Wine and Winemaking: Whether you’re interested in a career in the wine industry or are just a devoted oenophile, you can take this unique, self-paced course at home, at your convenience. Utilizing an interactive, web-based educational environment, become acquainted with the history of wine, the international wine industry, wine and health issues, and the fundamental processes involved in winemaking. Grady Wann, Ph.D., program director for the Winemaking Certificate Program, teaches this course.
• Enroll now through March 29 and complete by June 18. Passwords issued starting April 2.
• $685. Enroll in section 174VIT251.

Introduction to Wine Analysis
Examine the basics of wine analysis for commercial and advanced home wine production. Designed for serious winemakers, winery lab employees and small commercial winemakers, this course combines short lecture and hands-on experience. Michael Ramsey, the teaching laboratory manager for the Department of Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis, teaches this course.
• March 17: Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
• $255. Includes course materials. Enroll in section 174VIT220.

Wine Filtration Short Course
Build a strong foundation for solving filtration problems and choosing filtration systems for particular applications by combining theory of filtration with lab exercises and manufacturer demonstrations. Lecture topics include an overview of filtration systems, determining filtration efficiency, diatomaceous earth (DE) filtration, crossflow filtration and finding agents for clarification prior to filtration. UC Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology winemaker Charles Brenneman teaches this course. Note: You must be 21 years of age or older to enroll and attend.
• March 26-27: Mon., 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and Tues., 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
• $475. Includes two lunches and course material. Enroll in section 174VIT201.

Successful Home Winemaking
Receive an overview of all phases of home wine production in this course designed for beginning home winemakers. Learn about fermentation theory, yeasts and starter cultures, white and red wine production, common problems, sanitation and cleaning agents, and equipment suitable for small-scale wine production. Experienced winemaker, Melissa Pellini, teaches this course.
• April 7: Sat., 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
• $195. Includes course materials. Enroll in section 174VIT202.

Introduction to Sensory Evaluation of Wine : Enhance your critical tasting ability, and learn basic aspects of sensory evaluation often overlooked in most wine tastings. Study the different components of wine appearance, aroma and flavor. Participate in tastings of doctored wines in blind and known tastings. John Buechsenstein, a winemaker and wine educator with more than 30 years of experience, teaches this course. Note: You must be 21 years of age or older to enroll and attend.
• April 14-15: Sat.-Sun., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
• $625. Includes lunch. Enroll in section 174VIT200.

 

UC Davis Extension Announces Winter Courses in Viticulture and Enology, Wine Appreciation and Wine Business

DAVIS, Calif.—UC Davis Extension offers a variety of courses for novice and experienced grape growers, winemakers and wine lovers. The following courses will take place Jan.-March 2018 in Davis, unless otherwise indicated.

Online Introduction to Wine and Winemaking

Whether you’re interested in a career in the wine industry or are just a devoted oenophile, you can take this unique, self-paced course at home, at your convenience. Utilizing an interactive, web-based educational environment, become acquainted with the history of wine, the international wine industry, wine and health issues, and the fundamental processes involved in winemaking. John Buechsenstein, a winemaker and wine educator with more than 30 years of experience, teaches this course.

  • Enroll now through Jan. 4 and complete by March 19. Passwords issued starting Jan. 8.
  • $685. Enroll in section 173VIT251.

Current Wine and Winegrape Research

Competitive grants have funded some of the most exciting new and broad-reaching research on issues relating to winegrapes and enology. Enjoy this unique opportunity to hear and discuss the latest research directly from highly regarded researchers. Deborah Golino, Ph.D., director of Foundation Plant Services and a UC Cooperative Extension specialist in the Department of Plant Pathology at UC Davis, teaches this course. Note: You must be 21 years of age or older to enroll and attend.

  • Feb. 21: Wed., 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • $49. Includes lunch, wine reception that starts at 4 p.m. and course materials. Supplemental funding from the American Vineyard Foundation allows us to offer this conference at a reduced fee. Enroll in section 173VIT203.

Advanced Wine Tasting

This rigorous day of tasting duplicates many of the consistency and identification tests required for qualification as a wine competition judge and will challenge experienced tasters. Receive immediate feedback on your sensitivity to a range of odors and flavors in wine. Topics and tastings include sessions on wine odors, defect recognition, tasting consistency and wine memory. This class does not “credential” tasters as wine judges, but allows you to test and expand your sensory abilities.  John Buechsenstein teaches this course. Note: You must be 21 years of age or older to enroll and attend.

  • March 10: Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • $425. Enroll in section 173VIT216.

Tasting Room Design and Management

Make your tasting room more profitable and memorable with practical, experience-driven information that you can start using immediately. Craig Root, a 30-year industry veteran and tasting room consultant, provides ideas for achieving tasting room perfection. Explore tasting strategies, special events tips and how to improve your tours and trade relations. Craig Root, a tasting room consultant, teaches this course.

  • Feb. 28: Wed., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • $210. Includes course materials, morning refreshments and lunch. Enroll in section 173VIT204.

SAVE THE DATE: July 16-27, 2018

OIV Wine Marketing Program

Discover how to successfully create a brand, market and sell wine from industry experts. Get on the notify me list for this upcoming program, and we’ll send you an email when the courses are open for enrollment.

To request more information or to enroll, call (800) 752-0881, email extension@ucdavis.edu or visit our website:

www.extension.ucdavis.edu/winemaking

UC Davis Extension, the continuing and professional education division of UC Davis, has been an internationally recognized leader in educational outreach for individuals, organizations and communities for more than 50 years. With 62,000 annual enrollments in classroom and online university-level courses, UC Davis Extension serves lifelong learners in the growing Sacramento region, all 50 states and more than 100 countries.

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Winter 2018 Management and Leadership Courses from UC Davis Extension http://extension.ucdavis.edu/business

Strong management and people skills give you a competitive edge. Our management and leadership classes are taught by expert instructors and will help you improve your communication, conflict management, coaching and leadership skills.

We offer several programs to meet your specific needs: Supervisory Skills Program, Management Development Training and UC Davis Executive Leadership Program. In addition, we offer specialized skills courses designed to quickly grow your leadership skills.

UC Davis Executive Leadership Program

  • March 29-May 17: Thurs., 1:30-8 p.m.
  • Sacramento: Sutter Square Galleria, 2901 K. St.
  • $5,950 ($5,650 if paid by Feb. 15). Visit extension.ucdavis.edu/executive to apply.

Supervisory Skills and Management Development Free Online Information Session

  • March 8: Thurs., 11 a.m.-noon PST.
  • No Charge. Enroll in section 173SUP100.

Supervisory Skills Series

Now offering morning and afternoon sessions. Enroll in the entire series or just the courses that meet your needs: Juggling Multiple Priorities, Developing Your Team, Solutions Focused Thinking, Coaching Employees, Generations at Work

  • April 5–April 26, 8:30 a.m.-noon (morning session) or 1-5 p.m. (afternoon session).
  • Sacramento: Sutter Square Galleria, 2901 K. St.
  • $295 per course or $1,325 for the series. See website to enroll.
  • Special Discount: Group Discount.

To enroll or for more information and a full list of what we offer, visit UC Davis Extension at http://extension.ucdavis.edu/business or call (800) 752-0881.

 

Advance your career at UC Davis Extension’s Professional Education Information Sessions

WHAT:  UC Davis Extension’s Professional Education Information Sessions—Free events and webinars that provide working professionals with the opportunity to learn how continuing education in high-demand fields can advance their careers. Industry-specific sessions let attendees explore the job prospects in each field, meet program representatives and instructors, and learn how a certificate from UC Davis Extension can help them achieve their professional goals.

 

Most of the free information sessions are online webinars. Sessions indicated as “In Class” will take place at Sutter Square Galleria, 2901 K St., Sacramento. Upcoming sessions include the following:

  • Accounting/Professional Accounting: Online Mar. 21, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Business Analysis Certificate Program: Online Mar. 14, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Data Visualization with Tableau: Online Mar. 7, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
  • Human Resource Management Certificate Program: Online Mar. 20, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Paralegal Studies Certificate Program: In Class April 3, 5:30-6:30 p.m., and Online May 8, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Project Management Certificate Program: Online Feb. 21, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Professional Coaching for Life and Work: In Class April 11, 5:30-6:30 p.m., and Online April 17, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Supervisory Skills and Management Development: Online Mar. 8, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Web Development: Online Mar. 1, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., and Online May 30, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Winemaking Certificate Program: Online April 4, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

 

To reserve your space in an industry-specific information session, please enroll at: https://extension.ucdavis.edu/free. Attendees will receive a $100 discount on their first UC Davis Extension course (some exceptions apply).

 

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