New certificate program to help staff build leadership skills

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Managers, supervisors and those aspiring to lead and manage people can now enhance their management skills through UC’s new certificate program.

The UC Systemwide People Management Series and Certificate program for UC staff covers the following topics to help you hone your skills: performance management, managing people, administration and operations, change management and communications. 

The program consists of core and elective courses, which include easily accessible, self-paced local and systemwide eCourses as well as in-person learning experiences. All courses are available through the UC Learning Center.  For more information and resources, visit the UC People Management Series and Certificate webpage or contact UCLA's learning and development team.

Benefits of the program

Completing the series and certificate offers a number of career benefits:

  • Builds baseline management skills for all people managers;
  • Increases opportunity for promotion and potential for future leadership positions;
  • Builds on coursework already completed.

How it works

To accommodate a busy and unpredictable work schedule, the program is self-paced. You can start now, or at any time that works for your schedule.

To earn the certificate, you will need to complete 10 core courses and at least four elective courses covering the four competency areas. The elective courses are a combination of in-person and online courses.  All courses are available through the UC Learning Center.  For more information and resources, visit the UC People Management Series and Certificate webpage or contact your local Learning and Development team.

In addition, those who have completed the certificate are eligible to attend the UC People Management Conference scheduled on Aug. 1-3, 2017, in Los Angeles. The conference will bring together leaders from across UC who have completed the People Management Certificate Program, the Management Development Program, or the UC-CORO Systemwide Leadership Collaborative.

The goal of the annual conference is to provide attendees with the opportunity to collaborate and exchange ideas, learn about current topics and share best practices, and continue learning about leadership within the UC system.

For more information about the conference, visit the UC People Management Conference webpage.

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