Learning & Career Development

Human Resources

Customized Programs

These training programs are tailored to Berkeley Haas managers' needs and context. They are presented by theme experts and aim at providing knowledge and skills that will support our management community during the implementation of school initiatives.

Show Previous Customized Training Programs

2014 Customized Training: Engagement Conversations @ Haas

This program provides Haas' managers practical tools to understand and support individual employee engagement over time. The skills practiced in this workshop will help Haas' managers

  • Conduct effective engagement conversations with their direct reports,
  • Personalize support to their employees' engagement needs, and
  • Develop a shared frame of reference and skills to foster Haas' staff engagement

2014 Customized Training: Performance Management @ Haas

This skill development program aimed at preparing Haas managers for the 2013-14 performance evaluation process. It was offered as one of the school-wide responses to our engagement survey results to foster the consistent application of people management policies and practices across the school. Participants:

  • Learned the principles and guidelines for performance management at UC Berkeley,
  • Learned the importance of having a common set of core competencies and a common rating scale for the performance evaluation process, and
  • Practiced using the UC Berkeley Behavior Anchor Matrix to calibrate performance ratings.

2012 Customized Training: Coaching for Performance and Development

This skill development program was offered as one of the school-wide responses to our engagement survey results. It prepared Haas supervisors and managers for career development and performance management conversations with their staff. Participants...

  • Learned the differences between coaching for performance and coaching for development,
  • Learned how to prepare for a coaching conversation,
  • Learned and used a coaching model, and
  • Practiced and prepared to give both positive and constructive feedback.

2011 Customized Training: Change Implementation

The first of the customized training program addressed change implementation. The program was designed to respond to supervisors and managers' challenges in implementing and support changes in their units, at Haas and at the campus level.

2011 Program: Haas' Managers Boot Camp

Taught by Haas' faculty, this program provided tools that had the potential to immediately enhance our managers' ability to lead effectively. Participants learned how to...

  • Engage and inspire others
  • Prioritize and make quality decisions
  • Navigate Haas and UC Berkeley's unique power structure to get things done
  • Master the art of personal, group, and remote communications