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Professional development

Professional development — the lifelong process of building new knowledge and skills — is for everyone! To support your journey, UC offers programs, partnerships and access to UC Extension classes and certificate programs.

Systemwide programs and resources

My UC Career

Achieve your career goals at UC with help from this interactive, self-paced program! From exploring the university’s career paths to creating a perfect pitch and cover letter, building your resume, interview prep and more, My UC Career helps you plan your next move. Start by entering your UC email address on the My UC Career homepage.

Gartner CEB Memberships

All UC employees have access to Gartner, the world’s leading member-based advisory service. Gartner provides research, tools, resources and best-practice guidance for several disciplines and industries. Create a free account with your UC email address on the Gartner welcome page.

UC Women’s Initiative for Professional Development (UC WI)

UC WI is an experiential professional development program that supports the success and advancement of mid-career, woman-identified professionals. It is is open to all employees who support and are committed to this mission. Applications and nominations are accepted from faculty, academic personnel and non-academic staff, both people managers and independent contributors, at all UC locations.

UC Managing Implicit Bias Series

Being aware of our implicit biases and understanding how they impact the ways in which we interact with others is a key component of embodying UC’s equity, diversity and inclusion values. This six-course online training series helps staff at all levels better understand implicit bias and how to counter it.

To receive credit, UC Employees should log into the UC Learning Center and search the catalog for the Managing Implicit Bias course titles. They can also contact their location’s Human Resources Training, Learning and Development for assistance.

Non-UC employees can take these courses as well. Visit Systemwide Human Resources eCourses for access.

UC Core Competencies (PDF) 

UC’s core competencies define how the university views talent and promotes behaviors that reflect our vision and values. Our systemwide framework maps the foundation for our workplace culture. UC locations may have implemented customized staff competencies, select your location below to view more information.

UC Experience Conversations

These conversations can be included as part of ongoing 1:1 conversations between managers and employees, and are a valuable way for managers and employees to discuss new or shifted career aspirations and provide employees with an opportunity to discuss areas of importance to them.

Professional development at your location

Each UC location Human Resources office provides professional development programs, resources, and tools for their location employees. 

UC Learning Center

Links to login pages to the UC Learning Center for each location.

UC Extension

Our continuing education arm offers innovative educational programs for adult learners worldwide in an array of subject areas. In some cases, UC staff may be eligible for reduced tuition.

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UC staff professional development policies