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Join 'Keep Calm and Remote On' Online Discussions

April 8, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

As the coronavirus crisis unfolds around us, the job of keeping UC Merced running continues from home offices and breakfast tables across the Valley and beyond. Some of us have been working remotely for nearly three weeks. How do we hang on to the connections and work rhythms we enjoyed before the effects of social distancing?

Human Resources and the Office of the Ombuds is hosting three online discussions that will address the challenges presented by telecommuting. The sessions, called “Keep Calm and Remote On,” will invite campus staff to participate in discussions regarding useful resources, best practices for working remotely, and laying the groundwork for a supportive online community that can help sustain us in the weeks to come.

Participants will be invited to share experiences, challenges and strategies for working remotely. Several topics will be explored, including project management, keeping a schedule, and pacing ourselves in these extraordinary circumstances.

The discussions are scheduled for 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on three consecutive Wednesdays starting April 8. Interested participants can register through the UC Learning Center for any or all sessions.

April 8 | April 15 | April 22

The discussions will be moderated by Callale Concon, University Ombuds; Kevin Reyes, Talent Development Manager; and Luke Wiesner, Conflict Resolution Coach. Participants in the April 8 session will help determine specific topics to focus on in subsequent sessions.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Human Resources Team
Office of the Ombuds