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Management Skills Assessment Program – Call for Applications for Spring 2020 Program

Mon, 11/25/2019 - 12:00
HR Employee and Organizational Development
November 25, 2019

The Management Skills Assessment Program (MSAP) is designed to assess the management skills of current UC supervisors and managers. Participants demonstrate management skills in simulations and activities that mirror typical management scenarios.  

Program Goals

The program has been designed to:

  • Promote and support diversity within the UC System
  • Provide networking opportunities with colleagues across the UC System
  • Facilitate development through the creation of a focused Development Plan
  • Provide the opportunity to identify leadership strengths and development areas

Program Components  
The MSAP brings together UC employees from 13 campuses and locations for a unique assessment center experience. The four-day program is held at the UCLA Conference Center in Lake Arrowhead, California. Prior to attending the program, participants (assessees) are required to complete several assignments. During the program, they are paired with an assessor who provides them with feedback as they complete the program activities. At the end of the four days, participants receive a summary of feedback on their strengths and development areas, and start creating their development plan. They are encouraged to share both with their managers when they return to work. After the program, assessors are available to meet with the participants, as needed, to help them complete their development plan.   


Two sessions are available in 2020: April 20-23 and October 12-15

Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility requirements for UC Riverside candidates:

  • Minimum of one year of service at any UC location
  • Designation as a non-probationary career status employee
  • Current designation as a supervisor
  • Administrative Officer III (or equivalent) or above or;
  • Career Tracks Professional Level 3 or higher
  • A minimum of 1 year of supervisory experience
  • Current performance rating of "Successfully Meets Performance Expectations" or better
  • No misconduct in 12 months prior to application deadline
  • Completion of one of the following programs (or a comparable alternative): UC People Management Certificate or Building Core Supervisory Competencies Program

Selection Process

  • The UC Riverside MSAP Selection Committee will select four participants based on an evaluation of the applicant’s:
  • Career goals in management
  • Level of skills essential for performing management functions
  • Prior participation in managerial, professional or career development programs. Demonstrated career path in, or strong commitment to, management skill development

Application Process and Deadline
Applications must be submitted online at Both the applicant and their supervisor must complete their respective application components for consideration. The deadline for the Spring Program (April 20-23) is Friday, January 10, 2020.

Program Cost
The program cost of $1,525 covers food, lodging and materials for four days and three nights at UCLA’s Lake Arrowhead Conference Center.  Transportation is not included. Information on the conference center can be found at

If you have any questions, please contact Seana Núñez-Grider at (951) 827-1442 or via email at