October 2023 Newsletter

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

DiversityCal Poly Humboldt is a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) striving to foster an equitable and inclusive community that supports our students, faculty, and staff of diverse backgrounds. Cal Poly Humboldt is committed to building bridges of caring, engaging critical social consciousness, and elevating all community members' sense of belonging. We are committed to improving the human condition and the environment by dismantling systems of oppression so that all members of our community have what they need to thrive. Accountability for excellence, belonging, compassionate collaboration, confidentiality, cultural humility, integrity, ongoing learning, respect, service, accessibility, and social justice are the Principles of Community that animate our institutional commitments and our unifying institutional vision of inclusive excellence.

CSU Learn offers an extensive library of courses to watch, read and listen.  There are courses, books, and audiobooks that you can access for free.  Click here to see what CSU Learn offers.

You can also learn about what our campus offers by accessing the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion website.  You will learn all about their initiatives, their strategic partners, and get access to different resources available aroound campus.

Featured Tech Skills Course

Tech Skills

Data Visualization Mastery

Data Visualizations play a key role in helping companies make data driven decisions. This Skillsoft Aspire journey will help you understand the significance of creating user-centered visuals, best practices to follow along with various types of charts, plots, graphs and diagrams to represent data visually. Along with eye catching visualizations using Excel from various imported data formats, you will also learn to create various types of visualizations using BI tools like QlikView. You will then explore creating interactive dashboards and infographics for your visualization projects. You will also explore various techniques for creating visualizations using various Python libraries like Matplotlib, Plotly, and Bokeh before modeling the data.


Breath and Health

take deep breaths

Have you ever experienced how altering the pattern you breathe improves your state of mind? Come experience the intimate link between our breath and our emotions. During the session, we will do some light gentle stretches and guided meditation. Come prepared to leave this 30-minute virtual session afresh, anywhere you are! 

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Sustainability in the CSU: 101


Sustainability is a big term that gets thrown around a lot, but what does it mean and how does it apply to our work in the CSU? Join the Sustainability & Energy Director from CSU Channel Islands to learn about CSU sustainability policies and practical tips for how you can live and work more sustainably. This workshop is open to all levels.

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Fueling for Success

Student Success

Join this engaging and interactive learning experience on how positive psychology can lead to personal and professional success. We will explore the happiness advantage principles that can help shift our mindset through positive psychology.

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Facilitating Challenging Conversations: Facilitation Basics

Difficult Conversations picture

Facilitating conversations among peers is often a different experience than teaching students and other adult learners; when those conversations touch on issues of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion, they can be particularly challenging. This workshop will discuss the skills and dispositions of effective facilitators as well as strategies to address common concerns / challenges. Although no prior experience or knowledge is required, participants are encouraged to attend the other sessions in the Facilitating Challenging Conversations series. 

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Facilitating Challenging Conversations: Managing Hot Moments

Difficult Conversations picture

In this workshop, we will discuss strategies for facilitating productive group interactions and for responding with compassion when those interactions go astray. Although no prior experience or knowledge is required, participants are encouraged to attend the other sessions in the Facilitating Challenging Conversations series. 

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Featured Soft Skills Course

Soft Skills

Building Resilience in Your Personal and Professional Live

It's easy during pandemic and crisis to give into the isolation and fear that comes with pandemic and crisis. Therefore, we must do what we can to stay productive, positive, and professional. A crisis presents new challenges and creates new opportunities for leaders to cultivate a growth mindset. Learn more about preparing for pandemic and crisis through mindsets, teamwork, and more. With the right mindset, you can learn to make the best of these difficult times and seize the opportunity to improve yourself and your team.


Interviewing 101


Learn about common interview questions and how to prepare for a successful in person and virtual interview.

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Virtual Stepping Beyond - Customer Service

Customer Service

Stepping Beyond: SJSU Customer Service Training will review the components of customer service and will give participants an opportunity to step out of their shoes and into those of their customers. They will learn about "stepping beyond" customers' expectations to create a culture of helping and caring on campus.

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Mindful Communication

two women talking

Studies have demonstrated that having strong, meaningful relationships is one of the most important contributors to our wellbeing and success.

This workshop will offer mindful communication practices that can help you build honest, strong, respectful relationships with colleagues, friends and/or family members.

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Happy Affordable Holidays

Happy Holidays

Does your usual holiday celebration focus on those aspects of the celebration that you feel are most important?  Content includes:

  • Setting realistic expectations
  • Developing a budget
  • Involving kids
  • Establishing traditions
  • Creating gift ideas
  • Staying healthy

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Increase Productivity with MS OneNote

Computer Desk

Increase productivity and efficiency with Microsoft OneNote. OneNote is a digital note-taking app that provides a single place for all your meeting notes, plans, and other information. This session is an introduction level course. MS OneNote is part of the Office 365 suite.

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Being Relational: Being a Team Player

business team

This session will be applicable to team members at all levels of their department or organization. This session is intended for people with any level of experience working in teams. This session will involve short lectures, interactive discussions via breakouts and other small group discussion. 

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CSU's Got Talent

Career Management

"Career Management: Being the CEO of Your Life" October 24 from 10:00 - 11:00 PM PT


Register the Day of the Webinar

Upcoming Classes

Decisions, Decisions! Creative Problem Solving and Decision-Making Techniques

Decisions Plan AB

In this workshop you will learn and apply creative thinking techniques to problems, learn and practice a method of Problem Solving which can be applied to nearly any situation, and learn four styles of effective Decision Making and match them to appropriate situations.

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The Lifelong Learner: Developing Your Intellectual Curiosity

curious kid

Curiosity is a powerful tool for personal and professional growth. Some believe that curiosity is a superpower. 

In this 90-minute course, we will explore intellectual curiosity and its importance in your personal and professional development and provide you with information and resources to become a lifelong learner. 

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Designing Presentations for Results

Powerpoint Poster

You have a presentation to deliver! A goal you have is delivering a presentation that's practical and results-oriented. Is there a design approach you can follow to prepare a results-oriented presentation? Yes, there is! This workshop will cover the Backward Design approach for preparing presentations, trainings, or lessons. This session will include lecture and small group activities. 

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So, What’s Your Story? A New Approach to Elevate Your Personal Brand

Your Brand

So, What's Your Story? A new approach to elevate your personal brand" is an engaging and insightful session designed to help individuals uncover their personal brand by exploring their unique personal and professional experiences and their purpose. Through a series of interactive activities and guided discussions, participants will delve into their life journey, uncovering pivotal moments, challenges overcome, and significant accomplishments.

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Tech Tips

Would a Commonplace Book Help You?

Commonplace books are a way to compile knowledge, usually by writing information into books.  These are similar to scrapbooks filled with items of many kinds:  notes, proverbs, adages, aphorisms, maxims, quotes, letters, poems, tables of weights and measures, prayers, legal formulas, and recipes. Entries are  often organized under systematic subject headings and differ functionally from journals or diaries, which are chronological and introspective.

If you find this interesting, learn more here.

Skillshops @ the Library

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