Central HR is creating a brand new HR Professional Development Program (HR PDP) to:

  • Prepare HR professionals to succeed in a shared services environment
  • Develop consistent HR skills, knowledge, and approach among UC Berkeley HR professionals
  • Strengthen partnership across the HR professional community

The HR PDP offers learning opportunities for a variety of HR audiences. Workshops and learning tools are now available!

To share ideas on learning needs or to find out more, please contact Suzy Thorman in Staff Learning and Development at sthorman@berkeley.edu or (510) 642-3595.

HR Competencies

Functional/Technical Competencies – Framework of competencies and key skills by job level for:

Learning Resources - Catalog of online and instructor led courses for HR Generalist and Employment Representative job families, organized by competency and job level

HR Generalist Workshops

The HR Generalist Workshops are designed especially for HR generalists to enhance skills and promote consistent practice and alignment with HR policy and law. These workshops are taught by campus HR subject matter experts and provide an opportunity to come together as a community to share ideas, ask difficult questions, refresh skills or learn new ones. 


All workshops will be held in University Hall, Room 24, 2199 Addison Street, Berkeley (basement level).


For course descriptions and registration, visit the UC Learning Center:

  • Go to blu
  • Authenticate using your Calnet ID
  • Select "UC Learning Center" in the "Self Service" section
  • Search for the class title you want

For further registration questions or information about the HR Generalist Workshop Series, email: top@berkeley.edu.

HCM: Workforce Administration Classes

HR and AP staff have free access to training classes in HCM: Workforce Administration.

Online HR Courses & Books

Online SkillSoft Courses & Books 24/7

UC Berkeley staff have free online access to 213 HR courses, 1,629 books covering a wide range of human resources topics, and HR certification preparation guides.

  • Access through BLU portal.
  • Select e-Learn from Self Service menu on left-hand side.
  • Search for Human Resources.
  • Displayed are top 10 courses and top 10 books. To see more, select View More on top right-hand side.

UC Berkeley Extension: Certificate in Human Resource Management

UC Berkeley Extension's Certificate Program in Human Resource Management provides the knowledge, methods and skills necessary to meet the human resource challenges of today's changing workplace and workforce. With courses developed by top HR professionals and approved for re-certification credits by the HR Certification Institute, the certificate establishes a strong foundation in current HR best practices. It also prepares the HR professional to lead the strategic deployment of human capital in today's corporations, government agencies, nonprofit organizations and small businesses. The curriculum is overseen by an advisory board of business and education leaders and approved by the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business, ensuring content is relevant and up-to-date. Courses are taught by working human resource professionals with many years of practical experience.

Sponsored Tuition Support

To support ongoing learning and development for HR professionals,Staff Learning and Development, in cooperation with UC Berkeley Extension (Extension), is providing free tuition at the time of enrollment for selected Extension courses in the Certificate Program in Human Resource Management.

HR professionals are encouraged to enroll in and complete courses that develop skills critical to success in the Operational Excellence environment.

Visit Sponsored Tuition at UC Extension to find out more about:

  • Eligibility requirements
  • Available Certificate Program courses (see listings under Business: Human Resources)
  • Enrollment process and form