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.


Organizational Excellence: Collaborative Leadership

May 18, 2017

Learn the power and advantages of collaboration, characteristics of collaborative people and leaders, and leave with personal action items to work toward collaborating with others. This course follows Google’s quest to build the perfect team and what that research revealed. It will provide you with a deeper understanding of your own collaborative leadership style and how to apply it to the workplace..

Learning Objectives
  • Advantages of Collaborative Leadership
  • Understand your Personal leadership style
  • Review research associated with successful teams
  • Define collaborative leadership and the daily disciplines needed to become a successful contributor to the team, department and organization
  • Identify the benefits and challenges associated with successful collaboration
  • Plan for future success when working with your team

To participate in the course, you are required to register at the Learning Management System (LMS).

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7 Habits of Highly Effective People

June 12, 19, 26 & July 10, 2017

Achieve greater productivity, improved communication, strengthened relationships, increased influence, and laser-like focus on critical priorities.

Today, more than ever we need to improve life and work effectiveness. Come to The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Signature Edition 4.0 and experience the difference this solution will make in your life.

Course Schedule
  • Habit 1 - Be Proactive®
    Take control of your life
  • Habit 2 - Begin With the End in Mind®
    Focus on what matters most
  • Habit 3 - Put Things First®
    Execute on your most important priorities
  • Habit 4 - Think Win-Win®
    Work with others to achieve results
  • Habit 5 - Think First to Understand, Then to Be Understood®
    Communicate to build trust and increase influence
  • Habit 6 - Synergize®
    Innovate and problem solve with those who have a different point of view
  • Habit 7 - Sharpen the Saw®
    Renew you energy and stave off burnout
Program Details
  • Date: Course runs for 4 half-days on the following dates:
    June 12, 19, 25 and July 10, 2017
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Location: Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) - Lyceum Room
  • Contact: Michelle Knighton - extension 2-4794

To participate, you are required to register through the the UC Learning Center (LMS) - search for 7 Habits.

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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

May 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

May 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

  • Decision-Making Fundamentals
  • Learning from Failure

  • Microsoft Project 2016: Essential Training
  • OneDrive for Business Essential Training

  • How to Handle Workplace Bullying
  • How to Set Team and Employee Goals

Just for Fun
  • Learn Portrait Photography: The Basics
  • Piano: Teach Yourself to Play

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.

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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