UC Management Development Program

The Management Development Program is an investment in you as a manager.

The Management Development Program (MDP) curriculum is designed to enhance and strengthen UC manager capabilities in four core competencies including, People Management, Employee Engagement, Influence, and Change Leadership. The program is intended for managers who manage other supervisors or leads and/or manage complex programs or projects. UC Office of the President and a consortium of training and performance improvement professionals throughout UC worked with industry leaders in talent management and leadership development to create four modules of content. The curriculum includes topics and discussions relevant to the demands facing UC managers.

Although the program cost is approximately $550 per participant, HR Talent Management and Development will cover the cost for all selected participants for the four-day program. 

MDP is open to both UC Davis and UC Davis Health managers and is intended specifically for those who manage other supervisors or leads and/or manage complex programs or projects. Department leaders are invited to nominate up to three participants for the upcoming program. Thirty participants from across both the Davis and Health campuses will be selected from those nominated. 


The UC Management Development Program will be offered again next fall 2018. Additional details will be provided late summer 2018 in a call for nominations. For more information, contact sdps@ucdavis.edu