Frequently Asked Questions - WHO IS REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE?

WHO IS REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE?

Which academic positions are required to complete Berkeley People Management Part 1: Grow Today?

Academic appointees who directly supervise staff are required to complete a subset of the Berkeley People Management Part 1: Grow Today series called the Academic Leader Bundle.

Which staff members are required to complete Berkeley People Management Part 1: Grow Today?

For staff positions, all individuals with direct reports listed in UCPath must complete the BPM Part 1: Grow Today training series.

Would it be possible to create training specifically geared to faculty who supervise staff?

Yes!  We have created specific training for our academic appointees, including faculty. The BPM: Academic Leader Bundle includes the key portions of the larger BPM Grow Today bundle. 

For academic positions, only academic appointees who directly supervise staff employees are required to complete this training. In addition, UC Berkeley People & Culture is working closely with the EVCP team to bring additional learning experiences to our faculty through the Faculty Leadership Academy, the New Deans Seminar Series, the New Chairs Workshop Series, and other custom engagements. 

Would an individual in a non-supervisory role that is heading a team (with a handful of peers) be required to complete the Berkeley People Management Part 1: Grow Today series (as a requirement for leading the team)?

For staff positions, individuals who have direct reports listed in UCPath and/or who accomplish their unit’s goals through subordinate staff and generally guide and/or oversee staff over 50% of the time must complete the BPM Part 1: Grow Today training series.

For academic positions, only academic appointees who directly supervise staff employees will be required to complete this training. 

I only manage student workers (casual restricted) - am I included in the group required to take Berkeley People Management Part 1: Grow Today?

Yes. The program provides a strategic level of foundational knowledge about leadership, management, and supervision that is helpful for all people managers as they navigate the opportunities related to managing anyone, regardless of the level or appointment percentage.

The only exception is if you only manage GSRs or GSIs (Academic Student Employees). In that case, you are exempt from the requirement but still highly encouraged to participate.