Talent Management & Staff Development: What we do

Talent Management & Staff Development is responsible for providing the tools and support for leaders to effectively align the University of California's human capital with organizational objectives. We research and gather various best practice principles in an effort to identify opportunities to better serve UC. We are a systemwide unit that oversees training and development, talent acquisition and executive recruitment, and all their associate processes, to best optimize the performance of each employee at UC.

The Talent Management Continuum

The Talent Management Continuum

Talent Management and Staff Development work across the UC system in collaboration with learning and development groups to deliver training programs that best support all leadership levels. The programs listed below are currently available across the UC. If you’d like to learn more about the below programs please contact your local learning and development representative.

Management Development Program (MDP)

The Management Development Program is a dynamic systemwide training program designed to equip mid-level mangers of managers/supervisors and/or managers of complex programs or projects with the tools to enhance and strengthen their leadership capabilities in the UC core competencies of people management, employee engagement, and change management.

Management Skills Assessment Program (MSAP)

The Management Skills Assessment Program (MSAP) is designed to strengthen the engagement and preparation of high-potential UC supervisors, managers and professionals in an intensive, off-site assessment center experience for early career managers.

Sexual Harassment Training

Effective January 1, 2005 California law (AB1825) requires two hours of mandatory sexual harassment prevention education for all supervisory employees. In addition to staff supervisors, most academic employees (including all faculty) have been identified as having supervisory authority for the purposes of this law, and as such, are required to receive the training. New supervisory employees must receive the training within six months of their assumption of a supervisory position.

Additional development classes can be found in the UC Learning Management System.