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

HR Course Catalog 2018 bannerThe UCR Human Resources Employee & Organizational Development team would like to welcome you to the  2018 Employee Professional Development Catalog for employee development planning. It contains course and program descriptions, as well as helpful advice on how to create an individual development plan. We hope this will allow employees to strategically plan their development throughout the year and align their 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.

Parking at University Village for Human Resources

Visitors to Human Resources

If you are visiting UCR Human Resources located at University Village, you are welcome to park in the University Village parking lot. Please note that we are only able to validate parking for 2 hours - any charge beyond the 2 hours will be the responsibility of the visitor.

Faculty and staff attending training/meetings

  • Do not park in the main visitors parking lot or structure. We cannot validate parking for more than 2 hours - any charge beyond the 2 hours will be the responsibility of the attendee/visitor.
  • Parking is available in lots 60 and 50 - see parking map. The parking lots have the following guidelines:
    • Lot 60 - This parking lot is only available to blue permit holders and is only good for 2 hours. If you plan to be in training for more than 2 hours, you will need to notify Transportation and Parking (TAPS) to let them know that you will be parked longer than the 2-hour maximum. Please provide TAPS with the following information:
      • Make/model of vehicle, license plate #, and date and duration of training. There is no charge.
      • If you do not have a blue parking permit, you are welcome to purchase a daily pass from TAPS. The charge is $10 and will increase to $11 on August 1, 2018. They will also need the same vehicle and training information.
    • Lot 50 - This lot accepts both blue and gold permits and does not have the same 2-hour maximum restriction as lot 60. Vehicles can park in lot 50 for the duration of training without any notification to TAPS.
      • If you do not have a blue or gold parking permit, you are welcome to purchase a daily pass from TAPS. The charge is $10 and will increase to $11 on August 1, 2018. TAPS will also need the same vehicle and training information.


UC Managing Implicit Bias - Online Training Series

The UC Managing Implicit Bias Series is a six-course online training series designed to increase awareness of implicit bias and reduce its impact at the University. The series reinforces the UC diversity, equity, and inclusion values that enable the University to attract and retain a top talent workforce, and it further supports the UC commitment to developing effective leaders and managers of people. It is intended to supplement existing location programs and resources.

Employees may complete individual courses, or the entire series. Those who complete all six online courses will receive the UC Systemwide HR Managing Implicit Bias Certificate. The series will also be added as a core requirement to the existing UC Systemwide People Management Series and Certificate. As a UC People Manager, being aware of implicit bias and how it impacts the way we work and interact with others is especially important.

The series contains the following six self-paced, online interactive courses. Each course is 15 to 20 minutes in length. To learn more about this course, please expand by clicking on the + sign.

1. What is implicit bias?

Describes how the brain uses shortcuts and schema to process stimuli.

Explains how attitudes, stereotypes and biases form.

Differentiates between explicit and implicit biases.

2. The impact of implicit bias.

Describes the ways in which implicit bias can affect our actions.

3. Managing the influence of implicit bias: Awareness.

Assess your implicit bias.

Recognize situations wherein you are more prone to the influence of bias.

Recognize external factors that make you more prone to the influence of bias.

Evaluate whether you are being influenced by bias.

Understanding awareness and humility.

4. Common forms of bias.

Understand the common forms of bias.

5. Managing the influence of implicit bias: Mindfulness and conscious de-biasing.

Learn ways to minimize the influence of implicit bias.

6. Managing implicit bias in the hiring process.

Decouple the design procedures/structures that protect against biases by diversifying search committees, gaining more ideas, perspective, awareness, sensitivity and tapping into diverse networks.

How do I participate

Simply log into the UC Learning Center (LMS) and search the catalog for these courses using the search word: Implicit Bias.

My UC Career On-Line Career Development Tool

The UCR My UC Career is a self-directed, online career development portal available to all UC employees. Career Development continues to be a focus area across the university and the portal provides a resource that supports employees in growing their UC career. A UC email address is all that’s needed to register for an account.

The systemwide My UC Career portal provides access to job openings at all UC locations via the Systemwide Job Board, as well as resources and tools to create and refine resumes, write cover letters, identify strengths, practice interviewing and find professional networking opportunities.   

The portal consists of the following six, easy to use modules:

  1. Begin Career Discovery: Use personal assessments to help identify values, personality, skills, and talents.
  2. Job Search: Leveraging the existing Systemwide Job Board, in one search, view all UC opportunities by job type, location, or career level. Create multiple alerts for new postings that are most interesting.
  3. Resume: Build a new resume or revise an existing resume using the step by step online resume workshop that uses answers to automatically build an accomplishment-based resume tailored to the identified career path. View resume building guides and resume samples by position or type.
  4. Tell Your Story: Create a pitch statement, cover letter, and references to tell what the employee has to offer and how they can help the organization succeed. Use the step by step online workshop to automatically build each document. View samples of each type of document.
  5. Network and Research: Optimize social media presence and use research tools to help leverage employee networks that uncover additional career opportunities.
  6. Pre- and Post-Interview: Practice interview skills by recording video interviews using pre-recorded portal interviewers that ask the employee questions review interview type guides, create a post-interview thank you note, and review the offer negotiation guide and decision making tools.

Additional information about My UC Career and other career development resources are as follows:

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Facilitation Skills Workshop

The Facilitation Skills Workshop will give participants the opportunity to apply best practices when facilitating to an audience.

The workshop discusses the differences between training, facilitation, and presenting, and how to connect to the audience through storytelling, effective questioning, and a strong agenda. Though not required, this workshop is one of the steps required to facilitate OE Certificate courses to a live audience.

Topics Covered
  • Facilitator Skills
  • Recipe for Success
  • Asking Questions
  • Organization
  • Story Telling
  • That "what if's"
  • Action Planning
  • Accountability
When is it
  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | 9:00a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Human Resources Central Office, University Village, Suite 208

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

Successfully Supervising Students

Successfully Supervising Students will provide strategies relating to scheduling, giving effective feedback, and making your department student-friendly. Participants will gain an understanding of what motivates student employees to work and perform their best.

Topics covered
  • Scheduling
  • Giving effective feedback
  • Motivating student employees

When is it

  • Please check back for future dates or visit the UC Learning Center (LMS).

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

4 Essential Roles of Leadership

In this 2-day course, you will learn how to consistently live four essential Leadership roles, including:

  • Inspire Trust by being models of character and competence
  • Create Vision by rallying teams around an important purpose
  • Execute Strategy through consistent, focused discipline and alignment
  • Coach Potential by unleashing the untapped talent and potential of a team

This course has been designed for managers and above.

When is it

  • Wednesday, January 9 & Thursday, January 10, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
    Humanities & Social Sciences | HMNSS 1500

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

LEAN Forward

Lean Forward is the 3rd course in the Organizational Excellence Certificate bronze series which focuses on the transformative power of the Shingo guiding principles. This course demonstrates that Shingo is not a new initiative, but a new way of thinking, and how applying the Shingo principles can shape the culture of UCR.

Topics Covered
  • Shingo Model
  • Cultural Enablers
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Enterprise Alignment
  • Results
  • Lean @ UCR
When is it 
  • Please check back for future dates or visit the UC Learning Center (LMS).

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

Collaborative Leadership

In this course, you'll 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

  • Understand your personal leadership style
  • Review research associated with successful teams including the 5 dynamics that sets successful teams apart from other 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

Collaborative Leadership is a part of the Organizational Excellence bronze series.

Course Dates

  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
  • HR Central Office | University Village, Suite 208


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

Franklin Covey's Leading at the Speed of Trust

The ability to create trust is the single most critical leadership competency for leaders today, and creating it is a learnable skill. Leading at the Speed of Trust will help you understand what trust is, why it’s important, and the impact the lack of trust can have on teams and organizations. More importantly, this 2-day course will give you the tools you need to develop, restore and extend trust in the teams you lead.

When is it
  • October 23 & 24, 2018 | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Human Resources | University Village, Suite 208

Registration for this course is required through the UC Learning Center (LMS).

Leaders @ Change

Leaders @ Change is part of the Organizational Excellence courses in the bronze certificate series. This course uses the Franklin Covey Change Model and demonstrates how to become effective when navigating change at UCR.

Topics Covered

  • Why Change Fails
  • Reactions to Change
  • Franklin Covey Change Model

When is it

  • Tuesday, November 6, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Human Resources Central Office | University Village, Suite 208
  • Tuesday, January 8, 2019 | 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
    Human Resources Central Office, University Village, Suite 208


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

Delegation Skills

Learn the basics of the essential skill of  delegating effectively.  Exercises and assessments help you evaluate your current skills, easily identify the problems, and quickly find solutions. You'll discover how to develop your employees' potential while getting the job done.

Topics Covered
  • Assess your delegation challenges and skills
  • Evaluate what work must be done by you vs. what can or should be delegated
  • Plan tasks to delegate and align the tasks with the appropriate staff
  • Identify follow-up actions to ensure delegation success

When is it

  • Tuesday, November 20, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Human Resources Central Office | University Village, Suite 208


To attend this course, you are required to register through the UC Learning Center (LMS). Featured Courses

August 2018 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. 

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Business/Non-Technical Skills
  • Business Acumen
  • Business Etiquette: Phone, Email and Text

  • Excel Tips Weekly
  • Access 2016: Forms and Reports in Depth

  • Becoming a Good Mentor
  • Running Company Onboarding

Just for Fun
  • Rock Guitar: Teach Yourself to Play

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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