University of California, Riverside

Human Resources



Professional Development


Professional Development

UCR staff are encouraged to pursue professional development and life-long learning opportunities. Adults can anticipate changing careers at least five times during their working lives. In order to provide assistance in meeting this challenge, there are numerous campus and systemwide services available.

Academic Business Officers Group (ABOG)

ABOG is a UC Systemwide committee that serves as a network to provide and exchange information about important issues that impact campus business practices. ABOG hosts conferences and meetings, where information about opportunities can be circulated.

Business Officers Institute (BOI) 

BOI offers an opportunity to communicate with Business and Finance senior management on issues directly concerning Business Officers and their organizations. The Institute encourages discussions on the role of the Business Officer, available resources and current challenges in Financial Management, Audit and Control, Sponsored Projects, Human Resources and Information Systems.

Career Center

The mission of UC Riverside Career Center is "To develop, prepare, and support UC Riverside students to become the most career-ready applicants in the global workforce." Faculty and staff are welcome to visit our home page at careers.ucr.edu

Professional Development Policy

UCR provides assistance and support to staff employees who desire to increase the effectiveness of their performance in their present University positions and obtain skills, knowledge and abilities that may improve their ability to compete for other career opportunities within the University.

Reduced Fee Enrollment Program

Non-probationary career status staff are eligible for a two-thirds reduction in education and registration fees when they have been regularly admitted to UCR. The reduction applies at all UC campuses.

UCR Reduced Fee Enrollment: UCOP policy, UCR Local Procedure, Form

Education and Development

The unit offers workshops, programs and other activities to all staff. Topics cover areas such financial systems, supervisory development, professional development and a Lunch and Learn Work-Life Wellness Series. It also provides customized facilitation and training for departments, as well as coordinating campus participation in University wide development programs.

Management Skills Assessment Program (MSAP)

The Management Skills Assessment Program (MSAP) is designed to strengthen the engagement and preparation of high potential UC supervisors, managers, and professionals. It offers an intensive, off-site, assessment center experience for early career managers. 

UCR Toastmasters

Opportunities to improve your public speaking skills are available by joining the UCR chapter of Toastmasters International. For more information, please contact Shante Morton, UCR Chapter President at shante.morton@ucr.edu.

University Extension (UNEX)

UNEX offers a broad range of workshops, courses and certificate programs which support professional development and personal growth. Eligible employees receive a 10% discount.

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
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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