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People Management Series and Certificate

The UC Systemwide People Management Series and Certificate is a program for all people managers that consists of core and elective courses, including local and systemwide programs and eCourses as well as in-person learning experiences. The series covers the following topics: Performance Management, Managing Implicit Bias, Managing People, Administration & Operations, Change Management, and Communications.

What are the benefits of completing the series and certificate?

  • Builds baseline management skills for all people managers
  • Increases opportunity for promotion and potential for future leadership positions
  • Offers easily accessible online courses that are learner-centric and self-paced
  • Builds on coursework already completed

What coursework is involved?

In order to complete the series and earn the certificate, participants must complete 16 core courses, plus 4 elective courses, which include systemwide eCourses and locally identified online and instructor-led courses.

Core eCourses

Participants must complete each of these 16 Core courses:

  • Performance Management Overview*
  • Setting Expectations and Individual Performance Goals*
  • Giving & Receiving Feedback*
  • Engaging & Developing Employees*
  • Conducting Performance Appraisals*
  • Motivating, Recognizing and Rewarding Employees*
  • Coaching for Performance*
  • Managing Corrective Action*
  • Hiring for Success
  • Strategic On-Boarding
  • Managing Implicit Bias Program
    • What is Implicit Bias?
    • The Impact of Implicit Bias
    • Managing the Influence of Implicit Bias: Awareness
    • Common Forms of Bias
    • Managing the Influence of Implicit Bias: Mindfulness and Conscious De-biasing
    • Managing Implicit Bias in the Hiring Process

*Recognize any of these courses? You may if you’ve participated in the Performance Management Series which features these same 8 courses. Participants who have completed any or all of these courses as part of the Performance Management Series can count them towards the completion of the People Management Series and Certificate.

Elective courses

Participants must complete one elective course from each of the following topic areas, for a total of 4 elective courses.

  • Managing People
  • Administration & Operations
  • Change Management
  • Communications

Check your local UC Learning Center for the complete list of eligible courses.

How do I participate?

Simply log in to your local UC Learning Center and search the catalog for these Management Core courses as well as your location’s eligible elective courses.

You can also ask your local HR unit or Learning Development unit for assistance.

What people are saying about the series…

“I appreciate the in-depth coverage of the interview process as a review. I believe that anyone hiring will feel the same about this high level of informative detail around this critical process.”

“I learned to engage with my team members more frequently and not just when something needs correcting.”

“I intend to stay aware of my own morale and remember what effect that has on the people around me.  I hope to increase positive check-ins with my staff and acknowledge their work in greater detail.”