UC People Management Series Overview

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**NOTE: Several courses will become unavailable on October 31, 2017. They have been removed from the listing on this website. Please complete the following courses by October 30 if you are currently in progress:

Leadership Essentials: Leading change

Communicating During Difficult Times

Leadership Essentials: Communicating Vision

Strategies for Communicating with Tact and Diplomacy

Key Strategies for Managing Cross-functional Teams

Engaging Top Performers**

The UC People Management Series is a self-directed and self-paced certificate program consisting of standard system-wide courses, and courses offered at the local level.

The series addresses three (3) UC People Management competencies:.

      • Employee
      • Organization
      • Workplace

The competencies are broken out into the following topics:

      • Performance Management
      • Managing People
      • Administration and Operations
      • Change Management
      • Communication


The purpose of the UC People Management Series is to:

      • Build a baseline of management skills for all people managers and those interested in people management
      • Increase opportunity for promotion and potential for future leadership positions through early development of people management competencies
      • Standardize people management training across the University of California

Who Should Complete

  • All people managers are strongly encourage to complete this series.
  • Staff aspiring to manage people are recommended to complete this series.

Obtaining the Certificate of Completion

To receive the UC People Management Series Certificate of Completion, the following requirements must be met:

      1. Complete all ten (10) Core courses -
        • Select "Complete All: Core Courses" from above left navigation box
        • Following the instructions, select and complete each course
      2. Course surveys for required courses - complete each survey sent via email upon completion of each Required Core course
      3. Complete One from each of Four Topics
        •  Choose four elective courses - one from each topic area - by selecting from each title in the above left navigation box:
          • Complete One: Managing People Topic
          • Complete One: Administration and Operations Topic
          • Complete One: Change Management Topic
          • Complete One: Communications Topic
      4. Request your certification of completion: