Talent Management: What We Do

Systemwide Talent Management 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

talent continuum

Systemwide Talent Management works 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 UC. If you’d like to learn more about the below programs please contact your local learning and development representative.

UC-CORO Systemwide Leadership Collaborative

The UC–CORO Systemwide Leadership Collaborative will be offered to 40–45 administrators from UC campuses to form a Northern California cohort and a Southern California cohort. The program will include campus explorations where participants will interview campus leaders and have the opportunity to visit and learn about the institution. This provides a direct opportunity to get a sense of the physical, intellectual, administrative and cultural nature of multiple University of California locations.

UC Management Development Program (MDP)

The UC Management Development Program is a dynamic systemwide training program designed to equip mid-level managers 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.

UC Systemwide People Management Series and Certificate

The People Management Series and Certificate is a systemwide program for all People Managers. It consists of select Core and Elective courses, including local and systemwide programs and eCourses, as well as in-person learning experiences, with topics ranging from Performance Management, to Managing People, Operations, Change Management and Communications.

UC Women’s Initiative for Professional Development

UC Women's Initiative is a four session program developed collaboratively by SACSW and UC Systemwide Talent Management, and delivered by CORO, a non-profit leadership development organization that has been delivering programs at UC since 2006. The UC WI program is designed for mid-career women, both faculty and staff, who demonstrate the potential to advance their careers at UC.

Systemwide Human Resources Fellows Program

The Systemwide HR Fellows program is part of a multidimensional Talent Management strategy designed to attract and develop highly capable, competitive and career-focused individuals, thus creating a pipeline of exceptional talent familiar with University's Human Resources operations and the Systemwide HR Office's foundational areas: Compensation, Talent Management, Labor Relations, HR Policy, HR Compliance, Pension Operations, Employee Relations, and Benefits.

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. MSAP cultivates a diverse talent pipeline that supports the University in its succession planning efforts while helping participants develop heightened self-confidence, greater managerial effectiveness, and better preparation for future management position opportunities.

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

As part of the UC's continuing efforts to strengthen our response to sexual violence and sexual harassment in our community, and to foster a culture of safety and respect systemwide, the UC has developed — in conjunction with the Joint Committee of the Administration and Academic Senate, and the President’s Committee on Sexual Violence Sexual Harassment Disciplinary Process for UC Personnel other than Faculty — new procedures effective July 1 for investigating and adjudicating complaints of sexual violence and sexual harassment against faculty and other UC personnel. Visit the UC's Sexual Violence Prevention and Response systemwide website to view the new procedures in full.