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Instructor Spotlight: Diane Davidson

Diane Davidson believes that leading with a service mindset, having strong communication skills and giving recognition and feedback are key attributes of a successful leader. As a leadership development consultant and an instructor for UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education, Davidson has more than 25 years of experience training and coaching leaders.

Instructor Spotlight: Cathy Hoyle

Cathy Hoyle believes that understanding how our brain functions can help us better understand our triggers, reactions and behaviors. And she should know. Hoyle has led learning and organizational development programs for nearly 30 years and has more than 20 years of experience teaching management and leadership development in the corporate setting. She is currently an instructor for in our Leadership programs.

Instructor Spotlight: Tony Oliver

In his two decades of experience in a variety of roles, including project manager, business analyst and change management specialist, Tony Oliver has come to believe that listening is the most essential skill for facilitation. As an instructor for UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education, he aims to instill in his students a passion for the subject matter and becoming a lifelong learner.

Instructor Spotlight: Alayna C. Myrick

Alayna C. Myrick is a data insights scientist at Verana Health and an instructor in UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education’s Python for Data Science, Web and Core Programming Professional Concentration. She has witnessed the rising popularity of the Python programming language in technical and non-technical spaces.

Student Spotlight: Olivia Virgadamo

A recent alum of the UC Davis Executive Leadership Program, Olivia Virgadamo says that the program helped her integrate her professional life with her personal one and understand the valuable role she can play as a leader.

Student Spotlight: Logan Jager

Logan Jager wasn’t always a brewer. He actually started his career in finance. But desiring to do something new that would have a positive impact on his community, he heard the call of brewing and answered. He is a graduate of the Master Brewers Certificate Program and the founder and head brewer of Western Flyer Brewing.

Career Outlook: Professional Coaching

Coaching as a profession has evolved and become a much more prevalent part of the personal and professional development landscape. Clients come to coaches for help addressing challenging situations, defining their goals and setting up plans to achieve them. Learn more about this career path and how to get started in the field.

Instructor Spotlight: Al Pangelinan

In almost 30 years of providing programming services, Al Pangelinan has witnessed the rise of Python and the thriving community around it. In his course Introduction to Python Programming, he helps students understand the versatile language of Python and how it can prepare them for careers in almost any technical field.

Career Outlook: Construction Management

Construction managers coordinate and oversee construction projects of all kinds. With the job outlook expected to rise faster than average in the next decade, the construction industry will continue to be a vital part of the economy. Learn more about this in-demand career path and how you can get started in the field.

Instructor Spotlight: Demond Philson

Demond Philson is an attorney in employment law. He translated his love for learning into a passion for teaching, joining UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education as an instructor in the Human Resource Management Program. In his course, he provides students with a roadmap for navigating employment law issues that often come up in the workplace.

Student Spotlight: Amanda Nobbe

Amanda Nobbe is a senior formulation scientist at Burt's Bees (Clorox). When she took on an expanded role leading and training a cross-functional sensory panel team she knew she needed a strong fundamental understanding of sensory science, so she turned to the Applied Sensory and Consumer Science Certificate Program to expand her knowledge.