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 - UC Davis Administrative Officers for the Future (AOFTF) Program

Applications are now being accepted for the 2016-17 UC Davis AOFTF Program. AOFTF cultivates a diverse pool of highly talented and motivated staff interested in pursuing administrative officer positions (e.g., chief administrative officers, management services officers, department administrators, program managers). The program supports UC Davis’ commitment to develop and retain a distinguished and diverse staff and is intended to increase participants’ sense of community and commitment to UC Davis.

Highest priority will be given to employees from the UC Davis campus or health system who meet the following criteria:

  • At least one year at UC Davis, past probation, career status
  • Currently employed in a PSS Grade 2-8 position (e.g., Analyst 2 – Analyst 8)

Thirty participants will be selected. Further information and application materials can be found at: http://sdps.ucdavis.edu/dev_programs/aoftf.html

New "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.

August Spotlight

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Applications are now being accepted for the 2016-17 UC Davis Administrative Officers for the Future Program. For details and application materials, click here!

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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