Management Skills Assessment Program (MSAP)

The application period for Spring 2018 MSAP is now closed. The application period for Fall 2018 will be announced in late May/early June.

The Management Skills Assessment Program (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. This integrated MSAP program will include participants from the entire UC system. The spring 2018 program is scheduled for April 23-26, 2018 at the UCLA Conference Center in Lake Arrowhead.

UC Davis will send seven (7) participants to the spring 2018 program. We strongly recommend that department heads discuss the program with supervisors, managers, and professionals who exhibit potential for management development and encourage them to apply. 

Applicants must have one or more years of service at UC (past probation, career status) as of the application deadline. Supervisor support is essential to the success of MSAP.

Highest priority will be given to individuals with:

  • Demonstrated management career path (through education and/or experience)
  • One to five years of experience supervising or managing people or projects
  • One to five years in current job
  • Title and Pay Plan: “__” Assistant III Supervisor, equivalent, or above
  • Career Tracks: Professional Level 3

The program cost of $1,095 (including all program materials and room and board for three days and two nights) will be covered by UC Davis Human Resources. Your department will only fund the transportation or other related travel costs.

Further information about MSAP can be found at:

For more information, contact a UC Davis MSAP Coordinator:

Kristin Davis at (530) 752-3700
Kristi Dorsch at (916) 734-2673