Career & Professional Development
You are in good company when it comes to developing a plan for your career at Campus Life Services and UCSF. Your supervisor and the organization are here to support you.
As an employee, the first step is to recognize that you are responsible for actively managing your career. Your supervisor is responsible for encouraging and supporting you and helping you to find the best match between your talents and the needs of the campus. The University is responsible for creating and providing opportunities for growth based on performance, talent, and potential, and for encouraging mobility between job families and departments.
The next step is to complete a CLS Career Development Plan. Be sure to set development goals and activities that are SMART: Specific, Measurable, Action-Oriented, Realistic and Timebound. We’ve provided a sample Career Development Plan to help you get started along with a Career Development Plan Guide:
Career Development Plan (Template)
Career Development Plan (Example)
Career Development Plan Guide
Want to learn how to create a development plan that doesn’t collect dust? This 16-minute webinar from Gartner is focused towards a manager audience; however, the tips are useful for ALL employees since it is employees who are responsible for actively managing your career and taking the first step in drafting a development plan. You can also consult Gartner’s Development Plan checklist and Creating Development Plans resources.
Already started an Employee Development Plan with your supervisor during Performance Evaluation season? Learn how to view your EDP.
We understand that career growth and development is essential to employee engagement. CLS is committed to developing talent and leadership in all employees. There are many paths to career success and there are resources available to help you.
Below, you’ll find some helpful links to guide you on your career journey. Remember, when it comes to developing a plan for your career here at CLS and UCSF, we’re here to help.
Managers & Supervisors: Looking for resources to help facilitate career conversations with your employees? Check out Gartner’s Manager Toolkit for Improved Career Conversations.
Non-manager Employees: Looking for resources to support to your peers? Check out Gartner’s Guide for Providing Career Path Support to Peers.
|UC Career Development Links||Existing CLS Resources||Recommended Other Sources|
|UC Learning Center
Register for classes to further your career. Includes Skillsoft e-Courses.
| Leadership Development Program
The comprehensive training program includes individualized development plans, rigorous courses, and peer coaching.
|Harvard Business Review
A general management magazine.
|Manager and Employee Development Toolbox
This resource on learning & development includes e-Courses, articles and webinars.
|Supervisor Competency Certification Program
This program is designed to develop the core competencies that supervisors need to be successful in their jobs.
An online showcase for speakers presenting great, well-informed ideas in under 18 minutes.
|UC Reduced Fee Enrollment (For Students)
This is for regular status employees enrolled at UC campuses.
|Tuition Assistance Program
CLS career employees may receive financial assistance for professional & career development.
|UCSF Administrative Management Professionals (AMP)
Promotes educational and professional development opportunities for employees.
|Career Tracks/Job Families
The UC job classification program for non-represented staff positions.
A program to help with your public speaking and leadership.
|My UC Career
Unique tool for career exploration and growth.
Current professional opportunities at UCSF.