Berkeley People Management

BPM Grow Your Knowledge series and certificate (complete within 2 years)

Through this series of face-to-face workshops, managers, supervisors, and team leads obtain the knowledge necessary for successful people management in our campus environment. Even those who have been leading others for years, find the content valuable for navigating the parameters of our unique organization.

To view current offerings, visit the Learning Calendar and Events.
To register for workshops, visit the UC Learning Center.

Berkeley People Management Knowledge Assessment

Synopsis: 

Estimated duration of assessment: approximately 30 minutes. This assessment is part of the BPM Grow Your Knowledge series.

The Berkeley People Management Knowledge Assessment was developed especially for managers, supervisors, and team leads to gauge knowledge in key areas. Once completed, the online assessment provides a list of suggested development opportunities related to any significant knowledge gaps identified.

To address identified gaps, assessment participants are encouraged to partner with their manager to create a professional development plan to strengthen the identified areas. The plan might include attendance in suggested workshops, individual coaching from the manager, and/or on-the-job stretch assignments.

Who this workshop is intended for: Ideally suited to individuals with current and/or previous people management experience.

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BPM 101 Principles of People Management

Synopsis: This 6 hour in-person workshop is part of the BPM Grow Your Knowledge series. The content explains the roles and expectations of people managers at UC Berkeley and the relationship of these roles to the larger organization.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Identify what a people manager needs to know and do
  • Locate the resources available to increase effectiveness in this role
  • Execute a plan to use influence in areas where you lack direct control

Who this workshop is intended for: Ideally suited to individuals with current and/or previous people management experience.

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BPM 102 People Management in a Union Environment (formerly KEYS Supervising in a Union Environment)

Synopsis: This 4 hour in-person workshop is part of the BPM Grow Your Knowledge series and is an elective option for the UC Systemwide People Management Certificate. The content addresses how to manage represented employees within the constraints of the laws and the labor contracts.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • List management rights, employee rights and union rights
  • Communicate more effectively with represented employees and unions

Who this workshop is intended for: Ideally suited to individuals with current and/or previous people management experience.

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BPM 103 Creating an Inclusive Work Environment (formerly KEYS Creating an Inclusive Work Environment)

Synopsis: This 6.5 hour in-person workshop is part of the BPM Grow Your Knowledge series and is an elective option for the UC Systemwide People Management Certificate. The content explores the importance of creating inclusive work environments and effective teams. It examines the principles of equity and inclusion, emotional intelligence, and managing a multi-generational workforce.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Apply principles of equity and inclusion to their work environment
  • Proactively treat team members with fairness and respect
  • Identify how to motivate individuals to contribute their talents and ideas and perform at their best

Who this workshop is intended for: Ideally suited to individuals with current and/or previous people management experience.

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BPM 104 Communicating Goals, Objectives & Key Results (formerly KEYS Communicating Goals and Expectations)

Synopsis: The content identifies how departmental goals and individual performance objectives and key results fit into the UC Berkeley performance management cycle and performance evaluation process.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Align individual objectives with department and organizational goals
  • Explain the differences and similarities between setting objectives and establishing key results
  • Write performance objectives using SMART criteria

Who this workshop is intended for: Ideally suited to individuals with current and/or previous people management experience.

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BPM 105 Performance Management

Synopsis: This 4 hour in-person workshop is part of the BPM Grow Your Knowledge series. The content covers the principles and guidelines for performance management at UC Berkeley, the importance of having ongoing performance conversations, a common rating scale, and shared language.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this workshop, participants will be:

  • Able to explain the performance evaluation process used at UC Berkeley
  • Familiar with the specific components of UC Berkeley’s performance evaluation form
  • Able to interpret the performance rating scale
  • Able to indicate the importance of well-written performance reviews in mitigating risk 

Who this workshop is intended for: Ideally suited to individuals with current and/or previous people management experience.

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BPM 106 Taking Disciplinary Action (formerly KEYS Taking Disciplinary Action)

Synopsis: This 5 hour in-person workshop is part of the BPM Grow Your Knowledge series. The content provides the information and skills needed to more confidently deal with unacceptable employee behavior and performance.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this workshop, participants will be:

  • Apply the Seven Tests of Just Cause as a framework for disciplinary action
  • List disciplinary alternatives
  • Determine which disciplinary alternative are appropriate

Who this workshop is intended for: Ideally suited to individuals with current and/or previous people management experience.

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BPM 107 ADA & FMLA (formerly KEYS ADA/FMLA – What Every Supervisor Needs to Know)

Synopsis: This 3.5 hour in-person workshop is part of the BPM Grow Your Knowledge series. The content explains the laws, eligibility requirements, and rights and responsibilities related to ADA/FMLA. An overview is provided of: the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), California Family Rights Act (CFRA), Pregnancy Disability Leave, and the Interactive Process of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and information is provided about how each of these interacts with the others.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Follow UC’s ADA/FMLA processes
  • Provide examples of reasonable accommodation in the workplace
  • Identify resources available to address questions and concerns

Who this workshop is intended for: Ideally suited to individuals with current and/or previous people management experience.

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BPM 108 Recruiting & Hiring Staff (formerly KEYS Recruiting and Hiring Staff)

Synopsis: This 6.5 hour in-person workshop is part of the BPM Grow Your Knowledge series.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Create proper job descriptions
  • Apply principles of inclusion
  • Manage Special Placement Candidate and Medical Separation applicants
  • Qualify applicants based on qualifications defined for the position
  • Explain what is necessary for effective record keeping
  • Apply the applicant de-selection protocol
  • Establish an ideal search committee
  • Explain why competency based interviewing questions and reference questions are critical to managing the recruiting process.
  • List the components involved in properly closing the hiring process

Who this workshop is intended for: Ideally suited to individuals with current and/or previous people management experience. The content covers how to effectively recruit and hire staff based on federal and state regulations and UC policies to conduct consistent, legal, and fair hiring processes through all stages of the full-cycle recruitment process.

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BPM 109 Compensation & Benefits (formerly KEYS Compensation and Benefits – What Every Supervisor Needs to Know)

Synopsis: 

This 4 hour in-person workshop is part of the BPM Grow Your Knowledge series. The content covers the basics of managing employee compensation and understanding the benefits structure at UC Berkeley.

The compensation section provides guidance on how to address frequently asked compensation questions. It reviews how job descriptions should be developed and discusses the tools available to ma

The Benefits section covers benefits eligibility, related benefits packages, and the employment/life events that impact benefits.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this section, participants will be able to determine:

  • The appropriate salary for a new hire
  • An appropriate promotional increase
  • When an equity adjustment is appropriate
  • When payment of a stipend should be considered
  • State how appointment structure relates to benefits eligibility and related benefits packages
  • Support employees in addressing benefits situations
  • Identify employment/life events that impact an employee’s benefits
  • Identify when to refer employees to the department’s Benefits Administrator

Who this workshop is intended for: Ideally suited to individuals with current and/or previous people management experience.

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BPM 110 Foundational Finance

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Synopsis: This 2 hour in-person workshop is part of the BPM Grow Your Knowledge series. The content covers budgeting and using your unit’s resources.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Explain how money comes to campus and is distributed to units
  • Explain the nature of university budgeting – permanent/temporary, incremental vs. formulaic, etc.
  • Describe the rudiments of fund accounting and how it impacts budgeting and resource allocation
  • Locate the tools available to managers for budgets
  • Apply best practices for developing a unit budget
  • Recognize considerations in times of budget reductions
  • Check progress mid-year

Who this workshop is intended for: Ideally suited to individuals with current and/or previous people management experience.

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