Take Charge: Developing a Career Strategy

UCOP program for administrative and support staff

Program Overview

"Take Charge: developing a career strategy" is a five-month program designed specifically for administrative and support staff. The intent of the program is to provide the participants with tools to better manage and direct their careers. It is sponsored by Human Resources Learning & Development. 

The program consists of six two-hour content sessions which provide professional development and career strategy tools. The program content is supplemented with self-guided assignments and five peer mentoring sessions facilitated by the program consultants. Professional development topics include: Singing Your Praises—Self Advocacy; Managing Up and Negotiation Skills. Career management topics include: Career Planning and Networking; Effective Resume Writing, and Interviewing Tips and Strategies.

2018 Program Timeline and Important Information

The 2018 program will run January – May, 2018.

Who can participate?

All administrative and support staff are encouraged to apply for participation in the program.
Individuals will need the support of their supervisors as a part of the application process. Up to 20 individuals will be selected to participate.

What is the process?

Individuals, with their supervisor’s approval, will apply for participation in the program. Registration Begins mid-August 2017.

Criteria for selection include:

  • Being a career, contract or represented employee who has completed the probationary period;
  • Having a “successfully meets expectation” performance rating or above;
  • Expressing a desire to learn new skills that will assist the applicant as he or she plans and manages his or her career; and
  • Committing to attending all scheduled sessions and completing the homework assignments.

Program Facilitators

The 2018 Program will be facilitated by Amy Levine and Vanessa George.

Facilitator Bios