2010-11 Professional Development Program

With succession planning and talent development important priorities at UCLA, now is the time to participate in programs that focus on fostering the next generation of University leaders. The Professional Development Program (PDP), sponsored by Campus Human Resources, is one of UCLA’s most comprehensive and widely respected programs dedicated to developing internal talent. PDP is gearing up for its 16th year by announcing that applications for its 2010-11 sessions will be accepted through May 6, 2010.

This one-year intensive training experience offers participants in the Professional and Support Staff classifications the opportunity to put their career goals on the fast track by improving their skills, developing collegial networks and enhancing their understanding of the University culture.

Program components include a career assessment retreat, individual development planning, 360-degree feedback, skill- and team-building seminars and mentoring. In addition, participants work on special projects that have been identified by campus leaders. A range of skills are developed and showcased, including technical capabilities in specialty areas, research and analysis, better understanding of business operations, collaboration, report preparation and public speaking.

The requirements for application to the program are:

  • Full-time, career employment in Professional and Support Staff Classifications (Grades 2-6) and Programmer Analyst 2 and above
  • Department endorsement for participation
  • Minimum of one-year service in a career appointment at UCLA

The application and more information about the 2010-11 Professional Development Program are located in Related Information. In addition to the application, your supervisor must complete the Supervisor's Assessment Form, also available online. It can be sent separately or as part of the application packet. Completed applications, including the Supervisor's Assessment Form and a Letter of Recommendation, must be submitted by Thursday, May 6, 2010.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Marsha Coutin at extension 40853 or by email at marsha@chr.ucla.edu.