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UC Management Development Program 2018

Call for Applications:
UC Management Development Program (MDP)

Application Deadline: October 5, 2018 (5:00 pm)

UC Davis Talent Management and Development is pleased to offer the UC Management Development Program (MDP) in October-November 2018. Although the program cost is approximately $550 per participant, HR Talent Management and Development will be covering the cost for all selected participants.

We invite managers who manage other supervisors and/or manage complex programs or projects to apply for the upcoming program. Thirty participants from across UC Davis Campus and UC Davis Health will be selected from those who apply.  Please ensure you can attend all modules listed below prior to your submission.

The application deadline is October 5, 2018.


MDP is designed to enhance and strengthen UC manager capabilities in four core competencies – People Management, Employee Engagement, Change Leadership and Influence. UC Office of the President and a consortium of training and performance improvement professionals throughout UC worked with industry leaders in talent management and leadership development to create four modules of content. The curriculum includes topics and discussions relevant to the demands facing UC managers. Each module will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. alternating between the Davis and Sacramento campuses. Lunch will be provided.

  • Module 1: People Management – October 30: Redefine the role of manager and leader who encourages and guides employees, advances teamwork, inspires trust, and optimizes results.
  • Module 2: Employee Engagement – November 5:  Create a workplace environment that promotes employee engagement and development.
  • Module 3: Leading Change and Managing Transition – November 15: Lead, guide and motivate others through organizational change and individual transition.
  • Module 4: Exercising Influence – November 27:  Practice influence strategies to engage others in a way that is motivating and makes things happen.


Please submit your application by Friday, October 5:

Questions or for more Information

Davis Campus: Kelly Crabtree, (530)752-6381 or
UC Davis Health: Kristi Dorsch, (916) 734-2673 or

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