Professional Development Program Nominations (2019-2020)

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019-2020 Professional Development Program (PDP). As one of the most successful career development programs, PDP is beginning its 25th year. The program assists the University in the development and retention of a highly skilled, diverse, and motivated professional staff. The program has a demonstrated record of enhancing skills, strengthening institutional loyalty, and broadening participants' knowledge of University affairs.

The program features several components, including advanced skills training, mentoring, coaching, networking, and career assessment. Participants work with department sponsors on special projects of importance to UCLA, enabling them to demonstrate professional skills to campus leaders. Staff members at PSS Grades 2 - 6 and equivalent Programmer/Analyst levels are eligible to participate and must receive departmental endorsement.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is April 5, 2019, and the program begins in August, 2019. Links to the digital applications, as well as a more information about PDP, are available on the Human Resources PDP website.

If you have any questions about PDP, contact Megan Eigenbrod, Training and Professional Development Coordinator at extension 4-0872, or via email at