2012-13 Professional Development Program

2012-13 Professional Development Program

January 23, 2014

Applications are now being accepted to the Professional Development Program (PDP), one of UCLA’s most comprehensive programs dedicated to developing internal talent. Now in its 18th year, PDP focuses on fostering the next generation of University leaders who are vital to moving forward UCLA's commitment to excellence.

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 of service in a career appointment at UCLA


The application for the 2012-13 Professional Development Program is located in Related Information. In addition to the application, your supervisor must complete the Supervisor’s Assessment Form, also available in 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 Friday, June 15, 2012.

If you have any questions about the program, contact Julia Sanchez at extension 4-0853 or by e-mail at JuliaSanchez@chr.ucla.edu.

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

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Related Information

Professional Development Program