Learning & Career Development

Human Resources


The Students Always: Management & Leadership Training and Development Curriculum promotes a unique Berkeley Haas' management community while also allowing for personalized developmental experiences. It leverages UC Berkeley's training and development resources as well as Berkeley Haas' own management and leadership expertise.

T&D Curriculum Components

This Curriculum has two components: A Foundation component, which applies to all Berkeley Haas managers, and the Curriculum itself, with content and activities appropriate to the various spheres of management/leadership accountability in the school.

Foundation Component

The Foundation component addresses school-wide topics, directly related to the our strategic plan.

Activities are structured to promote shared understanding of relevant issues and support the Berkeley Haas' management community as it works toward common objectives.

Development activities include:

  • Workshop Series for Berkeley Haas Supervisors and Managers
  • Customized Programs
  • Professional Development Assessments

Curriculum Component

The Curriculum component addresses capabilities at each management/leadership sphere of accountability.

Spheres of Accountability for Berkeley Haas' Management/Leadership

  • Enact the business - Unit Supervisors and Managers
  • Translate strategic priorities into operational realities - Unit Leaders
  • Set the vision and oversee the school - Senior Leaders

Effectiveness at each of these spheres requires mastery of a set of capabilities. These capabilities provide the background for managerial/leadership development goals for Berkeley Haas' managers and leaders.

Activities under the Curriculum component are organized in a 70/20/10 learning and development framework. That is, 70% of development takes place through on the job experience, 20% through interactions with others, and 10% through formal training. Berkeley Haas managers plan and participate in the training and development activities according to their own individual business and management/leadership growth needs.


The Curriculum has already contributed to improving managers' satisfaction with professional development opportunities at Berkeley Haas and increasing awareness about managers' role in their own success and the success of the school. Moreover, new knowledge and skills are being applied back on the job. Overtime, new skills, knowledge and management practices, aligned with our Defining Leadership Principles are expected to promote greater managerial role effectiveness and support an even stronger Berkeley Haas' management community.