UC People Management Series

UC Systemwide People Management Series and Certificate

In 2017, UC Office of the President instituted the UC Systemwide People Management Series and Certificate (PMS&C), a free and readily available resource that enables UC employees to develop and improve leadership skills. Those who successfully complete the full program are eligible to attend the annual UC People Management Conference.  

UC employees may sign up for the PMS&C via the UC Learning Center.  To successfully complete the whole program, learners must complete the following:

  • 10 Core courses
  • 6 Implicit Bias Courses
  • 4 Electives

Total courses required:  20

Note:  those who completed the PMS&C prior to January 2017 do not need to complete the Implicit Bias courses prior to the 2018 People Management Conference. However, all attendees to the 2019 People Management Conference will need to have completed all 20 courses, including those on Implicit Bias.

Additional information from UCOP regarding the PMS&C can be found on the following web page:
Detailed information about the People Management Conference can be found here:

Original People Management Series Core eCourses:

Complete all 10 following eCourses.

  1. Performance Management Overview 
  2. Setting Expectations and Individual Performance Goals
  3. Giving & Receiving Feedback
  4. Engaging & Developing Employees
  5. Conducting Performance Appraisals
  6. Motivating, Recognizing and Rewarding Employees
  7. Coaching for Performance and Development
  8. Managing Corrective Action
  9. Hiring for Success
  10. Strategic Onboarding

UC Managing Implicit Bias Series:

Complete all 6 following eCourses.

  1. What is Implicit Bias?
  2. The Impact of Implicit Bias
  3. Managing the Influence of Implicit Bias: Awareness
  4. Common Forms of Bias
  5. Managing the Influence of Implicit Bias: Mindfulness and Conscious De-biasing
  6. Managing Implicit Bias in the Hiring Process

Elective Courses:

Complete one elective course from each of the following topic areas, for a total of 4 elective courses.