UC People Management Certificate

This program is for anyone who manages or supervises others and consists of core and elective courses covering the following topics: Performance Management, Managing People, Administration and Operations, Change Management and Communications. It is designed to increase our people management capabilities at UC Berkeley as well as across the entire UC system. It is also open to staff who aspire to be a people manager, though there are restrictions to the KEYS in-person classes.

The benefits of the program include:

Thriving as a Manager at Berkeley

What’s it about?

Managers have let us know they need more support and guidance. In response, we developed this program to give you the tools and approaches needed to navigate an environment that is going through unprecedented change. Here at UC Berkeley we are facing the transition of senior administration, retirement of key staff at all levels, rapidly evolving operational tools and significant budget reductions, amongst many other factors. 

How will it help me?

The program is designed to support you by:

Succession Management

Succession management involves a systematic process to identify and develop individuals with the potential to advance in the university. Focusing on the development of key skills prepares you for a variety of future roles. We must ensure that we have a pipeline of diverse, talented, engaged, top performers.

Talent Management

It is very important that all managers know how to recruit, identify, develop, and retain talented staff. Talent Management is defined as "an organizational approach to leading people by building culture, engagement, capability and capacity through integrated talent acquisition, development, and deployment processes that are aligned to business goals." (American Society for Training and Development) It is a strategic imperative to ensure that we are properly resourced in Human Capital to meet our goals and fulfill our mission today and in the future.