During the four-day program McNab participated in simulated UC management scenarios, received behavioral feedback, attended a career development workshop, and connected with colleagues from throughout the UC system. Before she arrived, she was involved in pre-assessment components and will be involved post-program activities to continue her professional development.
“The MSAP experience was truly transformative," McNab said, when asked about her experience. "The assessment tools and activities provided me with insight into areas where I am strong, and areas for further development. As a leader, dedicated time to reflect and receive coaching and feedback is invaluable. The program also provided time to connect with colleagues throughout the UC system. It was a great opportunity to connect with other supervisors throughout the state. I would highly recommend the experience, and I am very thankful I had the opportunity to attend.”
The next MSAP will be held Oct. 12-15, 2015. We strongly recommend that department heads, unit leaders and Directors discuss the program with supervisors and managers who exhibit potential for management development and encourage them to apply.
Staff applications due at noon July 6, 2015
Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2015 Management Skills Assessment Program (MSAP). This program is designed to assess the management skills of high potential, early career staff supervisors and managers for future leadership opportunities at the University of California (academics are not eligible). The program is scheduled for Oct. 12-15, 2015 at the UCLA Conference Center in Lake Arrowhead.
UC ANR has one seat for the Fall 2015 program, and we are seeking applicants.
Completed applications must be submitted online http://msap.ucr.edu/ by noon, Monday, July 6.
Eligibility requirements for staff participants include (note: academic employees are not eligible for this program):
- Classification at “___” Assistant III Supervisor, equivalent or above
- Full-time career status with a current, satisfactory (or better) performance evaluation
- Designation as a supervisor or manager in their classification
Participants will be selected based on an evaluation of the applicant's (1) career goals in management, (2) level of skills essential for performing management functions, and (3) demonstrated career path and/or strong commitment to management skill development.
The cost for the program is $1,095 (including all program materials and room and board for three days and two nights). This does not include transportation or other related travel costs. The cost of the program will be covered by ANR for the successful participant, as well as travel costs according to ANR policy.
Further information and the 2015 online MSAP application form (including applicant and supervisor components) can be found at: http://msap.ucr.edu/. Applications are completed and submitted online. An ANR committee will review all applications and make the final selection. Completed applications must be submitted online http://msap.ucr.edu/ by noon, Monday, July 6.
For more information, contact Jodi Azulai at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shelley Murdock and Ellie Rilla will offer “Essential Facilitation” training June 15-17 at the ANR Building in Davis. The training will be three full days and the participant must be committed to participate in the training the full three days. “Essential Facilitation” is open to all UC-ANR academics and staff. The interactive workshop has a minimum session size of 10 people, with a maximum of 14.
The cost for the “Essential Facilitation” Training and related travel expenses are being covered by UC ANR funds and coordinated through the ANR Training Coordination Advisory Committee.
The workshop will give participants practical, proven models and tools for planning and conducting effective meetings through an interactive format that includes a comprehensive manual, practice sessions, discussion and video feedback. Participants will learn and practice a facilitated approach for building understanding and agreement among people. The knowledge gained from this training will contribute to participants’ professional growth and the Division will benefit from the individual’s increased capabilities, confidence and skill levels.
To register for “Essential Facilitation” training, please contact Doris McCarty (Staff Personnel Unit) at email@example.com. In the e-mail, indicate that you are registering for the “Essential Facilitation” Training. Please provide your name, e-mail address, your unit, mailing address and phone number. Registration will be on first-come, first-served basis and only 14 slots are available. Individuals will be notified in late April/early May whether they were selected to participate or placed on a waiting list.
For more information about the training, contact Linda Marie Manton at (530) 752-0495 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A “Crucial Conversations” workshop will be offered by Darlene Liesch, emeritus UCCE advisor, and Linda Marie Manton, executive director of ANR Staff Personnel. The 14-hour training will be offered on May 18-19 in Davis.
The workshop will begin at 9:30 a.m. the first day and conclude by 3 p.m. the second day. The workshop is open to all ANR academics and staff. The interactive workshop has a minimum session size of 10 people with a maximum of 20, which allows for small group and one-on-one interaction and activities.
The cost for the “Crucial Conversations” training and related travel expenses are being covered by UC ANR funds and coordinated through the ANR Training Coordination Advisory Committee.
“Crucial Conversations” will provide participants with tools for talking when stakes are high, emotions are strong and the opinions of individuals differ. It will help each workshop participant to build greater personal influence and power, move “stuck” relationships and projects forward, improve personal, team and departmental results, and reduce stress from team frustrations and blocked communication.
To register for the “Crucial Conversations” training workshop, please contact Jamie Banta at email@example.com. In the e-mail indicate that you are registering for the Crucial Conversations Training; provide your name, e-mail address, mailing address and phone number. Registration will be on first-come, first-served basis for the 20 available slots. Individuals will be notified by April 4 whether they were selected to participate or if they will be placed on a waiting list.
For more information, contact Linda Marie Manton at (530) 752-0495 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANR Communication Services is offering three new Site Builder trainings in October.
Jackson - October 12, 2010, 9 AM - 3 PM
12200-B Airport Road
Jackson, CA 95642-9527
Hosted by Amador County CE. Please contact Robin Cleveland at (530) 621-5528 if you are interested in attending.
Ventura - October 20, 2010, 9 AM - 3 PM
669 County Square Drive, #100
Ventura, CA 93003-5401
Hosted by Ventura County CE. Please contact Susan Latham at (805) 525-9293 x205 if you are interested in attending.
Davis - October 27, 2010, 9 AM - 3 PM
1850 Research Park Drive
(in Office of Research suite 129 next to Comm. Svcs.)
Davis, CA 95618
Hosted by ANR Communication Services. [This session is at maximum capacity.]