Management Skills Assessment Program

UCLA Conference Center Sign The Management Skills Assessment Program (MSAP) is designed to strengthen the engagement and preparation of high potential UC supervisors, managers, and professionals early in their careers. The program offers an intensive, off-site, assessment and behavioral feedback experience. 

The goal of the Management Skills Assessment Program (MSAP) is to address skill deficits and grow competencies to prepare internal employees for future opportunities in their UC workplaces.

MSAP highlights include:

  • Residential program at UCLA Conference Center in Lake Arrowhead
  • 42 participants from University of California campuses, labs, medical centers, and Office of the President
  • Aligned with the University of California core competencies
  • Attractive networking event for aspiring and current supervisors/managers
  • Simulated UC management scenarios
  • Assessment of management competencies and skill dimensions by UC managers and peers
  • Career development follow-up opportunities

MSAP offers two opportunities for managers and supervisors to participate:

  1. MSAP Assessee – MSAP assessees receive direct behavioral feedback on their management skills. Participation will strengthen the engagement and preparation of high potential UC supervisors, managers, and professionals. We recommended that department heads encourage supervisors, managers, and professionals who exhibit potential for management development to apply. Applicants must have one or more years of service at UC (career status, past probation) as of the application deadline.
  2. MSAP Assessor - Assessors are trained to offer feedback about assessee strengths and development areas. They are experienced managers who have coaching experience, employee development experience, and experience leading or working with groups. First-time assessors are required to attend the two-day Assessor Training Program.

Program dates for 2020

MSAP is offered twice each year, once in the spring and again in the fall. Applications are currently being accepted for spring 2020. The 2020 program dates are:

  • Spring Session:  April 20-23, 2020
  • Fall Session:  October 12-15, 2020

Application deadlines:

To access the online application, click the following link, create a password and follow the "Sign in" prompts:  MSAP application

Spring 2020~ Applications for spring program must be submitted online by Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

Fall 2020~ Applications must be submitted online by TBD.

Santa Cruz applicants for Spring 2020 will be notified of their status during the first week of February.

Cost for participation:

For Assessees, The cost of the program is $1,550 (including all materials, room, and meals for the length of the program) payable through a department recharge.

Assessors do not pay to participate and lodging is covered.

Assessors and Assessees are responsible for their own travel costs to and from the Lake Arrowhead conference center.

MSAP orientation & debrief meetings:

Assessees will be required to attend an Orientation and Debrief meeting along with their respective supervisor as part of participation in the program.

Orientation: Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 11 am- 12 pm in Scotts Valley Center, Room 1101

Debrief: Thursday, April 30, 2020, 9- 10 am in Kerr Hall, Room 212

 

Additional information about the management skills assessment program

You may find additional information about MSAP, along with the application (including applicant and supervisor components) on the Management Skills Assessment Program website

Should you have any questions about this program, please send an email to LearningandDevelopment@ucsc.edu 

Lake Arrowhead Conference Center’s awe-inspiring natural surroundings create a unique environment for conferences and retreats.Lake Arrowhead Conference Center’s awe-inspiring natural surroundings create a unique environment for conferences and retreats.