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Managerial Development

Explore resources available for the learning and development of supervisors at UC San Diego.

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Recognizing that the learning and training needs of a supervisor adjust and shift over time, Campus Human Resources offers an approach to managerial and supervisory development that is organized by “subway stops.” Each subway stop has specific resource options available at the different stages of managerial development and reflects the diverse range of skills for each stage. In sharing these resources we aim for all managers and supervisors to have access to resources when they need them while fostering connections amongst the UC San Diego supervisory community. To our supervisors and managers: We recognize and support you.

Note: We are excited to share our approach and resources to support you on your managerial journey. This content is currently under development and we encourage you to review this page in summer/fall 2022 for updated information. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy engaging with the available resources in subway stops 2 and 3.

Subway Stops

Review the subway stops below and jump to the resources that best fit the developmental stage of your managerial journey.

Get started here: Use the decision tree to identify the Managerial and Leadership subway stop that is the best starting point for you.

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Subway Stop 1: Explore a supervisory path.

Not yet a supervisor and interested in becoming one? 

Learn more about managerial development and prepare for the supervisory role.

Staff Education & Development is working on new resources to help UC San Diego staff prepare for the supervisory role. In the meantime, we encourage any staff interested in exploring a supervisory role to request a consultation.

Consultation

We encourage any staff interested in exploring a supervisory role to request a consultation with a member of the Staff Education & Development by emailing staffeducation@ucsd.edu.

Purpose: Connect with a member of the SED team to learn more about supervisory/managerial resources and connect to important training opportunities.

Delivery method: Online or phone call

 

Subway Stop 2: Learn about supervising at UC San Diego.

New to supervising at UC San Diego? 

Engage in the onboarding resources to help build awareness of the policies and procedures, connect with your HR and University support network, and acclimate to the university culture. 

Note: For a visual comparison of the Subway Stop 2 resources, use the Learning Resources for New Supervisors of Campus Staff: A Comparison Chart.

Resources:

Supervisors’ HR Toolkit

This toolkit includes resources and information put together by your Campus HR Partners and includes key topics you should know as a supervisor at UC San Diego. Topics include: prevention of harrassment and discrimination, supporting your teams, safety training, hiring, being a responsible employee, confidentiality, and the Faculty Staff Assistance Program.

Purpose: Access these resources the moment you become a supervisor within the UC San Diego Campus community.

Delivery Method: On-demand online


Supervising @UCSD​

This orientation provides an overview of the most important do’s and don'ts of supervising at UC San Diego, emphasizing best practices, recognizing areas that may implicate laws and regulations, and connecting with resources to help navigate supervisory challenges.

Purpose: This is recommended as the first course for Campus supervisors/managers who are new to supervising at the university.

Delivery Method: Live online


Survey Course (Sup Lab)​

The Supervisory Lab cohort will engage in self and team assessment activities, case study examinations, and small group projects to explore supervisory skills and strategies.

Purpose: This is recommended for those who are new to the supervisor/manager role.  It should be completed after S@UCSD.

Delivery Method: Live online


Core Courses

Log in to the UC Learning Center to review the offerings and enroll in these courses: Building Inclusive Teams Trust, Team Building: Setting Norms, Goals, and Expectations, and Collaboration and Communication Tools for Teams.

Purpose: The three core courses are to be completed after “S@UCSD” and can be taken in any order. The courses are tailored for new supervisors/managers and can be helpful for experienced supervisors/managers who want to refresh their supervisory  toolkit.

Delivery Method: Live online


Lifecycle Series

These are supervisor/manager-specific trainings hosted by Campus Human Resources. Email staffeducation@ucsd.edu to learn about our current offerings, as they are regularly updated.

  • Best Practices for Employee Disability Management
  • Topics on the horizon: streamlining the recruitment process, approaches and resources for supporting employees experiencing challenges, providing behavioral feedback, managing employees during probationary periods

Purpose: The lifecycle courses provide a deeper exploration into specific subject areas and are facilitated by experts in the respective fields.

Delivery Method: Live online


Toolkit for Team Building

The Toolkit for Team Building includes instructions and resources for you to select and facilitate an activity with your team. Assess your team’s needs and build rapport with your team via self-serve activities.

Purpose: The Toolkit for Team Building provides a structure and affiliated activities for  supervisors/managers to encourage open communication and the active inclusion of all voices.

Delivery Method: On-demand online


UC People Management Certificate

The UC People Management Series and Certificate is for anyone who currently manages or supervises people or aspires to manage people and includes topics such as: performance management, implicit bias, change management, and communications.

Purpose: The certificate coursework is designed to increase people management capabilities at UC San Diego as well as across the entire UC system.

Delivery Method: On-demand online

Subway Stop 3: Grow your supervisory skillset with the university.

Have a few years of supervising experience at the university and wanting to grow your supervisory skillset?

Deepen supervisory competencies via development planning and participating in programs for emerging leaders.

Resources:

STRIVE​ Leadership

The 4-year program catalyzes innovation, emphasizes performance, focuses on effectiveness and solutions, expands situational influence, explores the unknowns and moves participants beyond their comfort zone. Applications are accepted once per year.

Purpose: STRIVE is a mentoring and leadership program supporting the mission of higher education through intentional employee development.

Delivery Method: Live online and in-person


UC Women's Initiative​

The UC Women’s Initiative (UC WI) is a systemwide professional development program designed to help woman-identified professionals advance in their UC careers. Applications are accepted once per year.

Purpose: The program is committed to enabling the full participation, success, and advancement of woman-identified professionals at the University, and all who support this mission are invited to apply.

Delivery Method: Live online


Management Skills Assessment Program

The Management Skills Assessment Program (MSAP) is designed to strengthen the engagement and preparation of current and potential UC supervisors, managers, and professionals. It offers an intensive, off-site, assessment center experience for early career managers.  

Applications for this twice annual program are accepted once per year.

Purpose: The learning and accountability continues after the program through collaborative work between the assessee participant and their sponsoring manager to fine tune a professional development plan designed to optimize assessment feedback.

Delivery Method: In-person training


Supervisory Community of Practice

Coming soon in fall 2022.

Delivery Method: Online opportunity with occasional in-person opportunities


Toolkit for Team Building

The Toolkit for Team Building includes instructions and resources for you to select and facilitate an activity with your team. Expand your team building experience and find new team building strategies.

Purpose: The Toolkit for Team Building provides a structure and affiliated activities for  supervisors/managers to encourage open communication and the active inclusion of all voices.

Delivery Method: On-demand online

Subway Stop 4: Strengthen your organizational effectiveness as a middle manager.

Wanting to strengthen your organizational effectiveness as a middle manager? 

Maximize your leadership strategy and strengthen your supervisory network. 

Resources:

Coaching Program

Review this page in early summer 2022 for updates about the new Coaching Program available to UC San Diego supervisors.


Daring Leadership Assessment

Complete Brene Brown’s Daring Leadership Assessment to identify strengths and opportunities for leadership development.  


Center for Creative Leadership

Review the training program options for middle leaders. Connect with the Center for Creative Leadership to learn more. 

Subway Stop 5: Continue growing your skillset as a senior people leader.

Looking to continue growing your skillset as a senior people leader?

Leverage the resources in subway stop 5 to scale your impact and refine your leadership approach.

Resources:

Executive Coaching Program

Review this page in late 2022 to learn more about the Executive Coaching Program for UC San Diego supervisors.


Center for Creative Leadership

Review the training programs options for senior leaders. Connect with the Center for Creative Leadership to learn more.