Management Development Certificate

The Management Development Certificate is designed to help management-level employees strengthen effectiveness in their current roles and prepare for future leadership opportunities. It supports UCLA’s workforce planning objectives, enhances retention of high-potential professionals and positions managers for success through ongoing professional development. 

Design of the program was guided by a campuswide needs' assessment that identified competencies and management workshops. Previously piloted content is based on a mixture of elements sourced from Development Dimensions International, Center for Creative Leadership and in-house development.  

Certificates are earned by successful completion of 10 courses with four (4) required courses and six (6) electives from a total of 13 courses.

  • Assessing and Improving Managerial Skills
  • Influential Leadership
  • Adaptive Leadership
  • Leading Change
  • Addressing Challenging Employee and Labor Relations Issues for Managers
  • Leading High-Performance Teams
  • Coaching for Improvement
  • Recognizing and Resolving Workplace Conflict
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Developing Others
  • Strategic Focus
  • Employee Engagement
  • Current Topics in Leadership

For more information about the program, glance through the eBrochure in Related Information. Enroll via the UC Learning Center in the Management Development category, also in Related Information.

Contact Rejeana Mathis ( for program information or Marisa McCarthy for enrollment assistance ( 

Campus Human Resources, Training and Development
Phone: (310) 794-0850 | Fax: (310) 794-0855