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Learning and Development welcomes Linda Klink

Tacy Trowbridge has departed UCOP Human Resources for a position with Adobe Systems in San Francisco, but in just 2 years, she has firmly established a strong program identity and curriculum for UCOP’s learning and development effort. She also leaves her office in the very competent hands of Linda Klink.

March 1 is Klink’s start date as UCOP coordinator for learning and development, part of the OP local Human Resources office. Most recently manager of the UCSF Leadership Academy and Institute, in which 10 UCOP leaders are participating, Klink has 25 years of corporate experience. Her past posts include leadership positions in human resources development at Caldor Corporation, Kmart and Longs Drug Stores. She holds a B.S. in education and an M.S. in behavioral science from Purdue University as well as an M.B.A. from Pace University.

Klink’s primary goal at UCOP will be to continue beefing up the full array of educational opportunities for all employees, from core skills for frontline staff, to management and supervisorial skills for midlevel supervisors, to leadership development opportunities for seasoned managers and leaders.

Learning and development will also continue to offer consulting services for UCOP departments, as needed, in the areas of strategy and team development, change and succession planning, performance management and online learning.

“It is important for staff at every level to know that growth opportunities are available, and we want people to take advantage of them,” said John Fox, executive director for OP local Human Resources. “We want to help everyone at OP not only be effective and satisfied in their work but also find opportunities for continual learning.”

Throughout 2010, the unit’s first full year of service, learning and development sponsored 82 classes with a total of 1,421 participants. Feedback was positive, with 97 percent of attendees saying they would recommend classes to others.

Management level training in 2010 included the Business Officers Institute, the Management Skills Assessment Program and the UCSF Leadership Academy. Learning and development also conducted 35 consulting projects with UCOP departments.

For details on specific educational offerings for all levels of UCOP staff, go to To enroll in classes, go to the UC Learning Center at

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