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Management Development Certificate

UCLA staff and faculty can take advantage of the Management Development Certificate series designed to help management-level employees enhance effectiveness in their current roles and prepare for future leadership opportunities. The Management Development Certificate supports UCLA’s workforce planning objectives, enhances retention of high-potential professionals, and positions managers for success.  Design of the program was guided by a campus-wide needs assessment that was conducted to identify competencies and plan management workshops. In addition to learning management theory, participants work with peers, team members, their own managers, and other colleagues on application of new skills to real-world scenarios. Individual courses may be taken without pursuing a certificate.

Managers in roles classified at the following levels (including equivalent IT and academic classifications) are eligible to enroll:

  • Career Tracks: MGR1 through MGR4
  • Career Tracks: Professional 4 and 5
  • MSP – all levels
  • PSS-5 through PSS-7

Supervisors who are not classified at the levels above but who have attained the Enhanced Supervisory Leadership Principles Certificate and the Supervisory HR Principles Certificate are also eligible to enroll.

The Management Development Certificate is earned by successful completion of 10 courses from a total of 17 subject areas:

  • Adaptive Leadership
  • Addressing Challenging Employee and Labor Relations Issues
  • Assessing and Improving Management Skills
  • Boosting Poor Performance
  • Building Effective Partnerships with Faculty
  • Building Trust for Effective Management
  • Coaching for Improvement
  • Creativity and Innovation: Unleashing and Leveraging Ideas
  • EDI in Management: from Ideas to Action
  • Developing Others
  • Employee Engagement: A Manager’s Guide to Effectively Motivating Employees
  • Influential Leadership
  • Leading Change
  • Leading High-Performance Teams
  • Recognizing and Resolving Workplace Conflict
  • Strategic Focus: Managing Toward the Future
  • Understanding Compensation and Salary Administration Process
  • Current Topics in Leadership 

Several of the courses are delivered live and the remainder are self-paced. The live courses in the series are highly participative – attendees interact with the facilitator and each other in discussions and activities in large-group and small-group/breakout settings. The self-paced courses in the series leverage e-learning and other online content as well as interaction with direct reports, the participant’s own supervisor, and other colleagues in order to complete the coursework.

Please click on the course schedule link below under Related Links for additional information and course dates/links. 

An eBrochure with course descriptions, required and elective course information, and additional details is also available in the Related Links section below.

Registration for all courses is conducted via the UC Learning Center. Instructor-led workshops are primarily held online, and early registration is encouraged.

Please reach out to David Fuller (, Rejeana Mathis (, or CHR Learning & Organizational Development ( with questions regarding this certificate or its related classes.


Campus Human Resources, Learning & Organizational Development
Phone: (310) 794-0850 | Fax: (310) 794-0855