People Management Series and Certificate 2018

The updated 2018 program for anyone who manages others or aspires to manage people.

The UC Systemwide People Management Series and Certificate is a program for all People Managers (or those who aspire to) consisting of Core and Elective Courses, which includes local and systemwide programs and eCourses, as well as in-person learning experiences, and covers the following topics: Performance Management, Managing Implicit Bias, Managing People, Administration & Operations, Change Management, and Communications. It is designed to increase our people management capabilities at UCOP as well as across the entire UC system.

The benefits of the program include:

  • Builds baseline management skills for all people managers
  • Increases opportunity for promotion and potential for future leadership positions
  • Offers easily accessible online courses that are learner-centric and self-paced
  • Builds on coursework already completed
  • Provides eligibility to attend the People Management Conference

All e-courses are available from the UC Learning Center and instructor-led classes can be registered for in UC Learning Center. The specific courses for UCOP currently include system-wide e-courses and local in-person classes. In order to obtain a People Management Certificate, you will need to complete all 16 Core Courses and 4 Elective Courses (one from each competency).

See the course grid below to see a list of all eligible classes included in the certificate. (Class list will be updated as new courses become available for enrollment, check back often)

To register for any class, visit the UC Learning Center ** Please Note — e-courses can be taken at any time, local in-person course are scheduled on a rotating basis throughout the year.

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Core Courses All must be completed

  eLearning ILT
Performance Management Overview X
Setting Expectations X
Giving and Receiving Feedback X
Engaging and Developing Employees X
Conducting Performance Appraisals X
Motivating, Recognizing and Rewarding Employees X
Coaching for Performance X
Managing Corrective Action X
Hiring for Success X
Strategic On-Boarding X
What is Implicit Bias X
The Impact of Implicit Bias X
Managing the Influence of Implicit Bias — Awareness X
Common Forms of Bias X
Managing the Influence of Implicit Bias — Mindfulness and Conscious De-Biasing X
Managing Implicit Bias in the Hiring Process X

Elective Courses Must complete at least one from each area

Managing People Must complete one

  eLearning ILT
Identifying the Root Causes of Performance Issues X

Administration and Options Must complete one

  eLearning ILT
Leverage Your Strengths and Avoid Derailing Behaviors X
Help Your Employees Prioritize Their Work X
Running an Effective Meeting X

Change Management Must complete one

  eLearning ILT
Change Project Management — The Crucial Role of Communication X
Choosing the Right Strategy for Implementing Change X
Embracing Change X

Communications Must complete one

  eLearning ILT
Facilitating Upward Feedback X
Dealing with Negative Reactions to Performance Feedback X
Building Collaborative Relationships X
Communicating — Connecting to Your People X
Influencing without Authority X
Responding to Conflict X
Dealing with Angry People X
Essentials of Communication X
Exercising Influence X

*Recognize any of these courses? You may if you've participated in the Performance Management Series which features these same eight courses. Participants who have completed any or all of these courses as part of the Performance Management Series can count them towards the completion of the People Management Series and Certificate.

How do I participate?

Simply log in to the UC Learning Center and search the catalog for these Management Core courses as well as the UCOP eligible elective courses. You can also contact the Learning and Development Team for questions and assistance.

What If I completed the 2016/2017 People Management certificate?

Those who completed the 2016/2017 version of the People Management Certificate are encouraged to update to the 2018 version by completing the Managing Implicit Bias series. Completion of the 2016/2017 certificate (and all individual course completed to obtain the original certificate) will still stay on your transcript. Moving forward, completion of the 2018 version will be required for programs such as the UC People Management Conference.

What about the conference?

Those who complete the UC Systemwide People Management Series and Certificate are eligible to attend the UC People Management Conference and join graduates of the Management Development Program (MDP) and the UC-CORO Systemwide Leadership Collaborative. The goal of this annual conference is to provide attendees with the opportunity to continue their learning and build connections across leadership levels and the UC system.