UC Management Development Program

Campus Human Resources is pleased to announce the 2014 cycle of the re-designed UC Management Development Program and requests nominees for participation in this high-profile development opportunity. This systemwide program has been modified, based on participant feedback, to integrate change management strategies across all three modules. The program is designed to strengthen leadership capability in three core competencies – People Management, Employee Engagement and Change Management. The program is intended for managers at MSP Grade 2 and above (or equivalent classifications), especially those who manage supervisors and/or lead complex programs or projects.

The University of California Office of the President (UCOP) commissioned three industry leaders in talent management and leadership development – Towers Watson, Blessing White, and Development Dimensions International – to create an energizing program that is relevant to the demands facing University managers. Attendees will participate in work-group discussions relevant to the UC context, including practical application and action planning.

The improved program consists of three full-day and one half-day modules:

  • February 26th: Module 1 – Manager Redefined: Redefine your role as a manager and leader who encourages and guides employees, advances teamwork, inspires trust, and optimizes results.
  • March 19th: Module 2 – Employee Engagement: Create a workplace environment that promotes employee engagement and development.
  • April 9th: Module 3, Part 1 – Change: Develop strategic approaches to making organizational change.
    April 10th: Module 3, Part 2 – Influence: Improve your ability to work with others to gain commitment and achieve results.

Participants in the three-part program at UCLA and across UC will be invited to a conference later in the year to share and apply learning with their peers from other campuses.

Participation is limited to 25 attendees, with the expectation that all three modules will be completed. The program fee is $465, including course materials, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments. Each session is scheduled in the Wilshire Center training facility, Room 1080.

If you are interested in attending or wish to nominate someone in your organization, please register via the UC Learning Center in Related Information under the Management Development category and send the nominee’s name and title to Rejeana Mathis at rmathis@chr.ucla.edu by January 29th, along with a statement regarding the benefit of this program for the nominee’s role as a manager. Participants will be notified of their selection in early February.

If you have any questions, please contact Robert Gibson (rgibson@chr.ucla.edu) or Rejeana Mathis for program information.