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How the Take Charge program can benefit employees and their managers

UCOP’s Take Charge: Developing a Career Strategy program is now accepting applications for 2017-18. The five-month program will provide 20 UCOP administrative and support staff members with valuable tools to better direct and manage their careers.

What does a former participant have to say about the program?

Arthur Barker, coordinator of the vice president’s immediate office (VPIO) in Systemwide Human Resources, had this to say about attending the program: “The Take Charge program provided meaningful, easy-to-use tools that were essential in moving my career to the next level!”

What are the benefits to a manager when one of their employees attends?

  • Communication between you and your employee will improve.
  • Your employee will be better able to negotiate assertively and effectively on behalf of your team.
  • Attending the program is a significant non-monetary reward you can give to your employee.
  • Your unit will gain visibility through the employee’s application of enhanced networking skills.

When are applications due?

Applications are due on Friday, Oct. 27 to and can be found at the UCOP Learning and Development website.

Where can I find out more about the program?

Program application, FAQ’s, class descriptions and class calendar can be found at:

If you have questions or need information not listed on those pages, please contact


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