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Who We Are

man at desk gesturingUC San Diego Staff Education & Development (SED) is a multi-function division of the Human Resources Department that consists of Learning & Development, Organization Development, and Learning Technologies. SED is responsible for providing complex organization development consulting services and programs, instructor-led and e-learning, instructor support, enrollment management, development and coordination of major professional development programs and processes for UCSD employees; coordination of systemwide development programs and processes for the campus,  self-study library acquisition and administration, administration of the UC Learning Center, oversight of professional development policies and use of educational benefits. Staff Education & Development supports two training facilities, instructor led classes, e-learning, thousands of course enrollments and compliance training reporting.

Staff Education & Development Mission

Our mission is to provide an adaptive learning and organization development infrastructure to support a creative, collaborative and innovative work force that furthers the university’s mission.  We will meet the needs of individuals, teams and the organization:

  • By providing a blend of offerings that are strategically developed to relate to one another within the context of campus strategy
  • Through a variety of delivery methods leveraging technology whenever possible
  • By recognizing and responding to the diverse learning styles of our campus community
  • By creating and managing learning experiences that promote high performance and professional development
  • Through leveraging our expertise as learning and organization development professionals

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Staff Education & Development Newsletter

We distribute a campus-wide newsletter to inform staff of upcoming classes and trainings. 

Check out the current Summer Quarter 2021 (PDF) issue of the SED Newsletter.

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Quick Guide to Staff Education & Development Services

Getting Started (For New Staff)

The Staff Education & Development division of Human Resources offers a comprehensive array of learning and development opportunities.  To guide your exploration of these opportunities, start by using the list provided below and always feel free to contact Staff Education & Development with any questions you may have. Whether it is on-the-job-experiences, learning from others, technology-based courses, classroom-based courses, or something else, Staff Education & Development offers a variety of forums, tools, and resources to support your continuing professional development.

To get started, you may want to:

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UC San Diego's 70:20:10 Learning Strategy

Learn about the 70:20:10 strategy (PDF) and how you can apply it to your professional development.

Find out more how to implement the 70:20:10 strategy in your job growth and career development by creating an Individual Development Plan, and looking at Learning Road Maps.


The testimonials below provide examples of how UC San Diego staff members have gone beyond the classroom for professional development and furthered their careers by learning from others and learning on the job.

Kim Ayoub testimonial (PDF)
Director, Temporary Employment Services

Mae Brown testimonial (PDF)
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Admissions and Registrar

Alonso Noble testimonial (PDF)
Assistant Superintendent, Facilities Management


  • Facilities Available for Campus Use: Staff Education & Development's Torrey Pines Center-North training room is available for campus use.  Located adjacent to the beautiful Torrey Pines Golf Course, the Training Center North is on the plaza level of Torrey Pines Center-North. The facility has a desktop computer, projector, podium, and presenter station, with tables and chairs for seating.  The Training Center-North seats 32.  Please note that a five-day cancellation policy applies to all reservations. Catering and cleaning are the responsibility of occupants; rooms should be left in their original condition. For reservation information, please contact
  • For other conference/training rooms, visit Reserving Space at UC San Diego on Blink.
  • Training Resources
  • Workplace Instructor Resources: Link to resources for those who teach others in the workplace, either on the job or in the classroom.


Policies and Guidelines


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