University of California, Riverside

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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.

News

The UC Learning Center System – Upgrade Update

Upgrade Coming  July 28, 2017

We are pleased to announce that the university will be updating our Learning Management System (LMS), known as the UC Learning Center. To allow time for this upgrade, the UC Learning Center will be unavailable beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 28, 2017, for at least 5 business days; be sure to complete any learning activities before this time.

As a result of this system upgrade, you will experience greatly improved browser capability and functionality. Learn more

Building Core Supervisory Competencies

Applications due: August 18, 2017
Program orientation: September 13, 2017

The Building Core Supervisory Competencies Program is specifically designed for employees with two to five 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, 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
“The leadership qualities I was able to gain and develop inform all of my decisions and have truly changed me as a leader and a person. I highly recommend this program to those who would like to develop different leadership perspectives and make meaningful connections with
cross campus partners.”
“This has truly strengthened me as a leader and has contributed greatly to what I have to offer my department and the campus,” she said. “I am incredibly grateful for the experience and colleagues I have been able to connect with and learn from.”
“We each walked away with tangible skills that we’re putting to practice in our offices, and also a wider network of collaborators, committed to fostering professional development and promoting diversity and inclusion across UC Riverside.” “Not only did the trainings give me insight and tools to what it takes to be a competent supervisor, but I also learned much about UCR that I did not know – in spite of being on campus for more than 15 years.”

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 email your applications to Seana Nuñez-Grider at seana.nunez@ucr.edu or extension 2-1442.

Professional Development Courses

July 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

Lynda.com Featured Courses

July 2017

Lynda.com 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. Lynda.com 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

  • Critical Thinking
  • Effective Listening

Computers/Technology
  • Excel 2016 - Advanced Formatting Techniques
  • OneNote 2016 Essential Training

Leadership
  • Leading Productive Meetings
  • Managing Teams

Just for Fun
  • Beginning Acoustic Guitar
  • Piano Lessons with Hugh Sung: 1 Fundamentals

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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Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Department Information

Human Resources
1201 University Ave., Suite 208
Riverside, CA 92507

Tel: (951) 827-5588
Fax: (951) 827-2672

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