May 31, 2019


SUBJECT:    UC Management Skills Assessment Program

The University of California (UC) Management Skills Assessment Program
(MSAP) is a long-standing development program, designed to strengthen
the engagement and preparation of UC supervisors and managers. The
program offers a unique assessment center experience for early-career
managers and professionals which, over time, is intended to cumulatively
build a valuable talent pipeline that assists the University in
supporting upward mobility, succession planning, and deployment of
talent as workforce needs unfold.

MSAP is best suited for individuals who have a demonstrated management
career path (through education and/or experience) and is intended for
individuals who have 1-5 years of supervisory experience. Applicants
must have a minimum of one year of service at UC (non-probationary,
career status) as of the application deadline.

Selected participants will be required to complete pre-work assignments
in the months prior to attending MSAP. During MSAP, the selected
participants will be guided through a series of structured exercises
observed by trained assessors who offer feedback about observed
strengths and development areas. They will also be trained and coached
to write an individual professional development plan. After MSAP, it is
o expected that the selected participants and their supervisors refine and
implement the individual professional development plan.

The next UC MSAP occurs October 14-17, 2019, with an application
deadline of Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Only complete applications (e.g.
application and supervisor approval) submitted by Tuesday, June 18,
2019, will be reviewed by the selection committee.

This program is held at the UCLA Conference Center at Lake Arrowhead.
The fee per selected participant will not exceed $1,525.00. This
amount funds lodging and food for three days and three nights and a
360-degree feedback assessment.

Staff Education and Development, a division of the Human Resources
Department, coordinates the program. For the application form and to
learn more about MSAP, please visit the following link:

I strongly encourage departments to support interested employees in
attending this valuable professional development experience.

Please contact Linda Thai Schlossman, Principal Consultant, Organization
Development, at (858) 534-2474 or email if you need
additional information.

Nancy Resnick
Chief Human Resources Officer