UCOP People Management Series and Certificate

The systemwide program for UC employees who manage others or aspire 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.

** If you are not a UCOP employee, contact your location's Learning and Development team for guidance on program requirements

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 UCOP 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, so check back often.)

To register for any class, click on the class name below. You can manage your classes at the UC Learning Center. **Note: e-courses can be taken at any time; live in-person courses are scheduled on a rotating basis throughout the year.

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Download our useful Completion Checklist PDF.

Core Courses All must be completed

(click on class names to register) eLearning Live
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 and Development 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 for UCOP employees Must complete at least one from each area

Managing People Must complete one

(click on class names to register) eLearning Live
Building Strong Work Relationships
(Tuesday, July 30 at Franklin)
Management Redefined
(details coming soon!)
Identifying the Root Causes of Performance Issues X

Administration and Options Must complete one

(click on class names to register) eLearning Live
Accomplishing More (With Less Time, Effort, and Stress)
(Not scheduled. If interested, click on class and "Express Interest")
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

(click on class names to register) eLearning Live
Managing Change and Transitions
(Not scheduled. If interested, click on class and "Express Interest")
Change Project Management — The Crucial Role of Communication X
Choosing the Right Strategy for Implementing Change X

Communications Must complete one

(click on class names to register) eLearning Live
Communication Skills for Successful Projects
(Not scheduled. If interested, click on class and "Express Interest")
Do's and Don'ts of Effective Presentations
(Tuesday, July 16 at Franklin)
Giving Feedback to Employees
(Not scheduled. If interested, click on class and "Express Interest")
Get to the Point! Effective Writing Skills
(Not scheduled. If interested, click on class and "Express Interest")
Facilitating Upward Feedback X
Dealing with Negative Reactions to Performance Feedback X
Building Collaborative Relationships X
Communicating — Connecting to Your People X
Responding to Conflict X
Dealing with Angry People X
Exercising Influence Overview X

*Recognize these courses? You may if you've participated in the Performance Management Series which features eight of these courses. Participants who have completed any or all of these courses 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 start taking these Management core courses and elective courses. 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 courses 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 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.

What is the People Management Integrated Learning Program (PM-ILP)?

If you are a newer or an aspiring manager, the UCOP People Management Integrated Learning program is a fabulous opportunity to complete the online Systemwide People Management Series and Certificate program with a cohort of your peers. You will meet monthly to discuss progress, insights, and practical ways to apply the concepts from the online courses, and you will receive an additional certificate for this program. Guest speakers will also join you to provide additional perspectives on applying best practices in the workplace. The program will start September 9, 2019. For more information and to register, attend one of the program information sessions: