Learning & Development

Welcome to Learning & Development! Our team is dedicated to addressing the technical and professional development needs of UC Santa Cruz employees.

Mission Statement

The objective of Learning and Development is to develop the competencies and to nurture the talents of the UC Santa Cruz workforce. Our mission is to provide resources to enable employees to succeed in their current roles as well as develop new skills to further career advancement.

As we continue to grow, we aspire to provide dynamic learning and growth opportunities, including skills building, career development and technical training.

To learn more and register, please visit the UC Learning Center as well as our L&D Calendar for upcoming classes, workshops and events!

Top 5 things to know about L&D:

  1. Provides job training and professional development resources for all campus staff
  2. Offers online and in-person classes and workshops
  3. Coordinates UC Santa Cruz and UC System-Wide professional and leadership development programs
  4. Offers department-specific professional development consulting and advising
  5.  Learn more using the links below!
    • The Upcoming Classes page displays all scheduled, upcoming classes currently.
    • The Campus Resources page provides links to campus resources that offer training in their areas of expertise.
    • The Additional Resources page provides links to other helpful websites that are available to UCSC staff and faculty.

To request specific training or to learn more, please fill out our Departmental Training Request form

For assistance registering for classes, please email the UC Learning Center Help Desk at LearningCenter@ucsc.edu

For more information about the UC Learning Center, see here.

Staff Directory - Learning & Development Office

Learning & Development included with the UC Santa Cruz Logo
Mailstop: SHR
Area Code: 831
Location: Scotts Valley Center - 100 Enterprise Way
Susan Burrowes
Director, Learning & Talent Development
459-5677 burrowes@ucsc.edu
Irene Diaz Martinez Learning & Development Coordinator - idiazmar@ucsc.edu
Alfred Garrett Learning & Development Primary UC Learning Center Administrator 459-5505 algarret@ucsc.edu
Michael Stephens Learning & Development Training Consultant 459-1269 michaelo@ucsc.edu
Silvia Austerlic Learning & Development Communication Consultant 502-8637 sausterl@ucsc.edu
Bella Freire Learning & Development Student Assistant - bfreire@ucsc.edu
Kaitlyn Francisco Learning & Development Student Assistant - kaefranc@ucsc.edu
Hamza Bassal Learning & Development Student Assistant - hbassal@ucsc.edu