University of California, Riverside

Human Resources

Employee & Organizational Development

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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.

Employee Professional Development Catalog

Downlod a copy of the HR Course CatalogThe Human Resources Division is pleased to provide you with a new tool for employee development planning. It contains our training calendar for the fiscal year, course and program descriptions, as well as helpful advice on how to create an individual development plan. We hope this will allow you to more strategically plan your development throughout the year and to align your learning with the university’s mission, vision, and strategic priorities.

Our goal is to grow organizational talent and increase the offerings that are available to you. We continuously look for relevant professional development options that allow you to increase your effectiveness in the workplace. We will continue to update our course offerings so please check often for development opportunities that meet your goals.


Supervisor Boot Camp

April 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2017

The Supervisor Boot Camp is designed to help leaders at all levels discover how to inspire trust and build credibility with their staff and to create/align systems of success through the development of leadership, management, and technical competencies.

This tightly focused and interactive training will be conducted by subject matter experts from throughout the UCR campus and will consist of 4 sessions, one per week over four consecutive weeks.

Topics Covered:

  • Role of the Leader/Supervisor
  • Creative Meeting Facilitation
  • Delegation Skills/Communicating Goals and Expectations
  • Creating an Inclusive Environment
  • Communication/Collaboration/Building Teams
  • Recruiting, Hiring and Retaining Staff
  • ADA/FMLA/Disability Management
  • Coaching for Performance and Development/Difficult Performance Conversations
  • Leading Through Change and Transition
  • Minimizing Risk
  • Creating a Safe and Healthy Workplace
  • Dealing with Disputes and Disagreements

Completion of the Supervisor Boot Camp is intended to quickly bring supervisors to a consistent level of knowledge in the topics currently identified as the most critical.

Course Schedule
  • Session 1
    Monday, April 3, 2017 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Session 2
    Monday, April 10, 2017 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Session 3
    Monday, April 17, 2017 | 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Session 4
    Monday, April 24, 2017 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

To participate, you are required to register through the the UC Learning Center (LMS).

UC Learning Center Learning Management System

Upgrade Coming in Summer 2017

We are pleased to announce that the University will be updating our Learning Management System (LMS), known as the UC Learning Center. The UC Learning Center enables access to required training and additional online and in-person development activities for all staff, faculty and students at UCR. The upgrade is currently scheduled for the end of July.

Stay tuned for additional details.

Professional Development Courses

March 2017

The calendar of UCR professional development courses for March 2017 is now available. All enrollments are conducted through the UC Learning Center (LMS).

View the calendar of courses Featured Courses

March 2017 is an online training library available to all staff and faculty via R’Space. It offers over 1,000 courses and video tutorials on a wide variety of software, technology, non-technical skill, and creative topics, supporting both professional AND personal development. can be accessed from your laptop, tablet, Smart Phone or personal computer.  Learn what you need, when you need it, where you need it – all at your own pace. 

Category Course Title

Business/Non-Technical Skills

  • Business Ethics
  • Communicating Across Cultures

  • Excel 2016 Essential Training
  • Learn Word 2016: The Basics

  • Balanced Scorecard and Key Performance Indicators
  • Leading Change

Just for Fun
  • Foundations of Drawings: Light and Shadow
  • iPhone and iPad Photography with iOS 10

Building Core Supervisory Competencies

The Building Core Supervisory Competencies Program is specifically designed for employees with one to two years of supervisory experience who want to develop a broad range of skills that can enhance their performance in carrying out supervisory duties.

The program focuses on critical competencies such as communication, conflict management, legal risk in the workplace, and a comprehensive offering of electives which provide instruction in other management areas. All aspects of the program emphasize participation and practice through the use of self-assessment inventories, assignments designed to take the learning back to the workplace, lectures, and small group exercises.

The program kicks off with an orientation for participants where they will meet the others in their cohort, and complete a management skills assessment. Here's what past participants have to say about the program:

What Are They Saying
"It was an awesome program and I would recommend it to all supervisors."  "I enjoyed the core courses the most; they were interesting, helpful, as well as engaging."
 "A lot of the self-knowledge and evaluation of personal skills and tendencies were helpful."  "It is helpful to meet colleagues from across the campus."

Participants must receive their supervisor's endorsement to apply for the program.

For more program details, including program cost and application, please visit our Certificate Programs page

Please send your applications to Human Resources, Attn: Seana Nuñez-Grider. If you have any questions, please contact Seana Nuñez-Grider at or extension 2-1442.

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

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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