"If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. 
If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you."

Zig Ziglar

It is up to you to actively pursue your own continuous learning, professional development and career development.  

Here are some questions you can ask yourself to help focus your learning goals:

  • What am I curious about right now?

  • What do I need to learn to keep up with the changes in my unit/department?

  • What strengths would I like to leverage more fully?

  • What do I want to get better at?

  • What are my career goals for the next 3-5 years?

Once you have a sense of your development goals, think about how you can pursue them on-the-job, through your learning network, and in formal training and education. We encourage all staff to create an individual development plan in conversation with your manager, and to consistently work and update your plan.

Learning is everyone’s prerogative and should feel essential for all of us. It is always the time to be a student in your own life.

To learn more about how Staff Learning and Development can help you and your organization, visit our Contact section. To learn more about Learning Opportunities, visit the UC Learning Center and

Career Development

Career development is a self-initiated process with support and resources provided by managers and the organization.


At the organizational level, this requires a broad strategy for developing talent at all levels and roles in the organization.

Manager & Supervisor Development

There are a number of resources available for managers and supervisors to enhance their skills and knowledge and to learn more about management.

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Wisdom Cafe

Our new site for learning and sharing wisdom - the go-to place for all staff when they have a learning- related question, to get involved in discussions with their colleagues and to find information about professional and career development.


Individual contact information for those who work in this department.