University of California, Riverside

Human Resources



Management Development


Management Development

Managers and future managers can improve their effectiveness in their current roles and prepare professionally for career growth. Programs include a local certificate series in leadership skills, a systemwide assessment center and systemwide management development program.

Management Skills Assessment Program

The Management Skills Assessment Program (MSAP) is a highly successful program offered throughout the UC system for more than 20 years. UCR participates in the Southern Region of California with UC campuses in our area. MSAP is designed to assess, on an individual basis, the management skills of UC supervisors and managers. The program enables participants to identify managerial strengths, gain information on skills they need to improve, learn about the range of skills necessary for effective management, practice these skills in a supportive environment, and work with a manager trained to identify professional development activities. Participants demonstrate management skills in role-playing exercises that simulate typical management activities. The participant works with their assessors to design an individualized development plan based on the assessment of strengths and improvement opportunities.

MSAP is based on an Assessment Center approach that integrates personnel from across UC departments, sites, and hierarchy to assess core competencies that have been identified as essential for UC managers. It contributes a unique value by using integrated assessment centers to change and foster organizational culture.

UC Management Development Program

The UC Management Development Program is a dynamic systemwide training program designed to equip mid-level managers of managers/supervisors and/or managers of complex programs or projects with the tools to enhance and strengthen their leadership capabilities in the UC core competencies of people management, employee engagement, and change management.  The program is conducted at UC Riverside twice a year and individuals interested in attending must be nominated by their Vice Chancellor/Dean’s Office.  For more information about this program, contact the Education and Development team at hrtrainingcontacts@ucr.edu.            

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