University of California, Riverside

Human Resources

Employee & Organizational Development

staff employment and development

UCR offers a wide variety of developmental programs to build job skills for the role you have and to foster the career we hope you develop. Programs extend to all segments of the workforce. Check out the many opportunities — classes and workshops, career programs, management development, UC systemwide programs, and certificate programs.

The Impact of People and Performance Management: Managing the Shift to Pay for Performance at UC

The UC system is transitioning to a merit-based system that recognizes, rewards and incentivizes staff performance. As a result, UCR HR has added a new resource to assist supervisors and managers in leading the transition to the Pay for Performance system. Learn more

 Management Skills Assessment Program

Call for Applications for Fall 2016 Program

 Management Skills Assessment Program

"Investing Today in the Leaders of Tomorrow"

The Management Skills Assessment Program (MSAP) is a long-standing UC management development program offering an intensive off-site assessment center experience for early career managers. The goal of MSAP is to address skill deficits and grow competencies that will prepare internal employees for future role opportunities in their UC workplaces.

The program is intended for individuals who have 1 – 5 years of supervisory experience, are on a demonstrated management career path, and are supported by a supervisor who actively supports continued professional development.

Participants will be guided through a series of structured exercises observed by trained assessors who offer feedback about observed strengths and development areas. Subsequent collaborative work after the program between the assessee participant and his/her sponsoring manager fine tunes a professional development plan designed to optimize assessment feedback.

The program cost is $1375, which covers food, lodging, and materials for four days and three nights at UCLA’s Lake Arrowhead Conference Center.  Transportation is not included. Information on the conference center can be found at

The application deadline for the Fall Program (October 10-13) is July 22, 2016. Applications must include the supervisor’s statement of support for consideration.  For more information, and to complete the application, please visit

If you have any questions, please contact Seana Núñez-Grider at extension 21442 or

Our Services

  • Provide staff development courses designed to help employees enhance their contributions to the University's mission and goals; provide opportunities for career growth; and assist employees in performing current and emerging position responsibilities effectively.
  • Conducting organizational assessments and developing action plans.
  • Facilitating department/team meetings.
  • Facilitate assessments for personal and team development.
  • Designing and delivering customized training for organizational units.
  • To enroll in classes, please visit the UC Learning Center.

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