Build Your Network (BYN) Program

New staff are invited to join the Build Your Network (BYN) program for up to six months after joining the UC Merced community. The BYN program connects experienced staff members known as ambassadors with new staff members in efforts to expand networking and learning opportunities.  Learn how the BYN program and the New Employee Orientation align.  New staff will choose to participate in the BYN program during the in-person orientation.

Want to get involved?

UC Merced has many ways to get involved to create, support, and maintain a healthy and positive campus climate. Click on this link to find a list of campus committees and organizations.

Build Your Network Program Topics

An advisory group of new and experienced staff members met during spring 2017 semester to determine topics for the BYN program.  The seminars will be led by campus experts and facilitated by the BYN ambassadors.  Seminars will rotate every six months.

•      Know Your Campus and Your Resources 

•      Tips and Tricks: How to Get Things Done

•      UC Merced: Past, Present and Future

•      Contribute to Campus Innovation and Growth

•      Your Role in a Research University

•      Connect to Campus and the Community

 

Register to Attend a Session

Log in to the UC Learning Center, and search for “Build Your Network."
If you are unable to register through the UC Learning System please send an e-mail to hrtraining@ucmerced.edu.

 

Spring - Fall 2017 Schedule

The BYN program coincides with the in-person orientation schedule, with the in-person orientation scheduled for the first Friday of each month and the BYN program scheduled for the third Friday of each month.  New employees are invited to the monthly sessions for six months.  

  • The New Employee Orientation and BYN program outcomes align.
  • Program materials will be made accessible on this website once available. ​
Date Time Location Topic Agendas Photos  
June 16 9-11am Bobcat Lair (KL 169) Know Your Campus and Your Resources Agenda & Resources 1 and 2 June 2017
July 21 9-11am Bobcat Lair (KL 169) Tips and Tricks: How to Get Things Done Agenda  
August 17     UC Merced: Past, Present and Future *Postponed due to Staff Convocation  
September 15 9-11am Bobcat Lair (KL 169) UC Merced: Past, Present and Future

Agenda and ppts (History and Present/Future

Connect via Zoom meeting: https://ucmerced.zoom.us/j/168857367

Photos Sept 2017
October 20 9-11am

SAAC 219

Contribute to Campus Innovation and Growth Agenda  
November 17 9-11am SAAC 219 Your Role in a Research University *  
December 15 9-11am Bobcat Lair (KL 169) Connect to Campus and the Community *  
January 19 9-11am TDB Know Your Campus and Your Resources    

Human Resources, the Office of Campus Climate and Staff Assembly partnered to present the Build Your Network (BYN) program.