January 11, 2011

(excluding UCSD Medical Center)

SUBJECT:    UC Management Skills Assessment Program

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

The MSAP is based on extensive research in the fields of management and organizational behavior, and is comparable to other more costly assessment programs. The next UC Management Skills Assessment Program occurs May 9-12, 2011 with an application deadline of Monday, January 24.

The program is held at the UCLA Conference Center at Lake Arrowhead. The fee for assessees is $995, and includes food and lodging for three days and two nights, and a 360-degree feedback assessment. Staff Education and Development has applied for Staff Equal Opportunity Enrichment Program funds, and will offset each assessee's participant fee.

Staff Education and Development, a division of the Human Resources Department, coordinates the program. For the assessee application form and to read more about the Management Skills Assessment Program, go to

I strongly encourage departments to consider supporting employees' interest in attending this valuable professional development experience. Ninety-eight percent of past participants have indicated that they would recommend attending.

Please contact Linda Veliz in the Human Resources Department at (858) 534-2474 or if you need additional information.

Thomas R. Leet
Assistant Vice Chancellor -
Human Resources