Staff Development and Professional Services fosters and supports your learning and performance by providing innovative, high-quality programs, resources and services. We offer staff a wide array of courses, programs and certificate series on nearly 300 topics, as well as confidential career counseling, a resource library, online toolkits and management consultation regarding learning and performance support.

News and Upcoming Events:

Call for Applications: Spring 2017 UC Management Skills Assessment Program (MSAP) 

MSAP is designed to assess the management skills of high potential, early career supervisors, managers, and professionals for future leadership opportunities at the University of California. The integrated MSAP program includes participants from the entire UC system. The spring program is scheduled for April 17-20, 2017 at the UCLA Conference Center in Lake Arrowhead.

Completed applications must be submitted online by 5pm, Wednesday, December 21, 2016. 

Visit the UC Davis MSAP webpage for details, program qualifications and a link to apply.

Career Management Academy

“If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else” (Laurence J. Peter). The Career Management Academy offers career assessments that facilitate self-knowledge, the development of professional goals and increased job satisfaction. In this course you will inventory your work values, transferable skills, personality, interests and skills, which are integral steps in developing career goals.

Visit the Career Management Academy course listing for additional details and a link to register.

Upcoming sessions:
February 2, 2017
April 6, 2017
June 1, 2017

"Express Interest" Option

Are there no future dates listed for a class you would like to attend? No worries. You can "Express Interest" to be notified when the next class is scheduled! Instructions can be found on any course page in the course catalog.

Upcoming Brown Bag Presentations

New Employee Orientation


Welcome to UC Davis! Learn about resources available to new employees including Benefits Orientation, New Employee Welcome, online New Employee Orientation, and UC Davis FrontDoor website.

November Spotlight

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2016-17 Career Catalyst and WorkLife Wellness brown bag sessions are now posted! Sessions are free and there is no need to pre-register. Bring your lunch and have some fun, learn new things, and meet new people.

Staff Learning News


Staff Learning News is a monthly electronic newsletter published by Staff Development and Professional Services. View the current issue here!

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