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Professional Development Program Nominations (2022-2023)


Campus Human Resources

To: Administrative Officers, Deans, Department Chairs, Directors, Vice Chancellors and Vice Provosts

Dear Colleagues:

I am writing to encourage nominations for members of your staff to participate in our annual Professional Development Program (PDP). As we plan for the future, it is important to build management and professional competencies, implement strategies to transfer institutional knowledge, and expand career growth opportunities for UCLA’s diverse workforce.

As one of our most successful career development programs, PDP 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 Professional Development Program is beginning its 28th year and features advanced skills training, mentoring, coaching, networking, and career assessment. Participants design and execute an individual Capstone Project for their department or organization, with an emphasis on developing and tracking metrics to assess the project’s impact and success.

Professional Development Program eligibility requirements include:

  • Full-time, career employment in Professional & Support Staff (PSS) Grades 2-6, Career Tracks titles at the Professional 3-5 level, or Career Tracks titles in the Supervisor 2 category
  • Department endorsement for participation
  • Minimum of one-year of service in a career appointment at UCLA by August 1, 2022

Additional program information, as well as application instructions are available on the Professional Development Program web page.

The application period closes on April 4, 2022.

If you have any questions about the program, contact Kelsey Duff, Professional & Career Development Portfolio Manager via email at

Please join us in this opportunity to develop UCLA’s staff leaders for the future.


Lubbe Levin
Associate Vice Chancellor
Campus Human Resources