UC Management Development Program

  • January 15, 2021

The 2021 UC Management Development Program is now accepting applications. This impactful system-wide training program was established to enhance and strengthen leadership capabilities in core management competencies and ensure managers have the skills, knowledge, and resources to effectively lead, engage and develop staff.

The University of California Office of the President (UCOP) commissioned industry leaders in talent management and leadership development to create a program that is relevant to the evolving demands that University managers face, including managing a remote or hybrid workforce. Input from past participants and an ongoing review of emerging organizational needs help to ensure the program content is current and relevant. Attendees will participate in work-group discussions relevant to the UC context, including practical application and action planning.

The program consists of four full-day engaging modules conducted via Zoom:

  • March 3: Module 1 – Manager Redefined: Redefine your role as a manager and leader who encourages and guides employees, advances teamwork, inspires trust, and optimizes results. Towers Watson
  • March 17: Module 2 – Employee Engagement: Create a workplace environment that promotes employee engagement and development. Blessing White
  • April 14: Module 3 – Exercising Influence: Improve your ability to work with others to gain commitment and achieve results. Barnes and Conti
  • April 28: Module 4 – Leading Change and Managing Transitions: Develop strategic approaches to making an organizational change. UC Berkeley

The program’s target audience is managers at PSS5/MSP1 and above, Manager 1 level in Career Tracks, or equivalent classifications, especially those who manage supervisors and/or lead complex programs or projects. Participation is limited to 25 attendees, with the expectation that all four modules will be completed. We are pleased to offer a reduced program fee of $600 this year, including course materials.

To apply for UCMDP, applicants are required to submit an online questionnaire and have their supervisor complete the online nomination form by February 4, 2021. Participants will be notified of their selection by February 10th. If you have any questions, please contact Rejeana Mathis for program information.

If you have any questions, please contact Rejeana Mathis, Lead Manager, Learning and Organizational Development at [email protected], for program information.