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

Download a copy of the HR Course Catalog

The UCR Human Resources Employee & Organizational Development team is pleased to announce the 2017-18 course catalog for employee development planning. It contains the 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 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.


Organizational Excellence Certificate: Collaborative Leadership

In this course, you will 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 and topics covered:

  • 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

This course fulfills the Managing People Elective of the UC People Management Certificate.

Course Schedule
  • Tuesday, December 5, 2017 / 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
    Human Resources Training Room | University Village, Suite 208
  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017 / 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
    Human Resources Training Room | University Village, Suite 208

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


A networking coffee/tea event for CORO alumni and participants to meet.

Meetings will be held on the 29th of each month at the Starbucks in Glenmor unless the date falls on a weekend. There will be no December meeting.

Professional Development Courses

November 2017

The calendar of UCR professional development courses for November 2017 is now available. All enrollments are conducted through the UC Learning Center (LMS).

View the calendar of courses Featured Courses

November 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
  • Recruiting Fundamentals

  • Working with Upset Customers

  • Office 365: Publisher Essential Training

  • Office 365: Learn Excel

  • Building Trust

  • Delivering Employee Feedback

Just for Fun
  • Drum Set Instruction: On the Beaten Path

  • Kids Photography: Newborns

Building Core Supervisory Competencies

Please check back for the Spring Session Dates

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 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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1201 University Ave., Suite 208
Riverside, CA 92507

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