UC People Management Series Overview

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The UC People Management Series is a self-directed and self-paced certificate program consisting of standard system-wide courses.

You may choose to complete the entire “UC People Management Series” or the “Implicit Bias Series” on its own, which is required as part of the UC People Management Series.


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 encouraged to complete this series.
  • Staff aspiring to manage people are recommended to complete this series.

Obtaining the Certificate of Completion for the UC People Management Series

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

  1. Complete all ten (16) Core courses **UPDATE** Additional Core Courses Added
    • Select "Core Courses: Employee (Complete All)" from the above left navigation box
      • Following the instructions, select and complete each course
      • Select "Core Courses: Implicit Bias (Complete All) from the left navigation box
      • Following the instructions, select and complete each course
  2. Complete One from each of the 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
  3. Access your certification of completion:
    • Login to the UC Learning Center
    • Find the activity “CURRICULUM: UC People Management Series and Certificate” 
      • Alternatively, you may choose "CURRICULUM: UC Managing Implicit Bias" to print that certificate
    • Click on the activity name, and a window will open for that activity
    • In the top right corner, select the drop-down arrow from the OPTIONS button
    • Select DIPLOMA
    • Select EXPORT TO PDF
    • Save (and print) your diploma

Obtaining the Certificate of Completion for the UC Implicit Bias Series

  1. Select “Core Courses: Implicit Bias” to the left.
  2. Select and complete each listed course.
  3. You can find your certificate of completion by completing the steps listed above under “access your certificate of completion.”