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UC Management Skills Assessment Program (MSAP)

Applications Now Accepted for the Spring 2018 Management Skills Assessment Program (MSAP)
Completed spring 2018 applications must be submitted online by 12 p.m. on Friday, February 09, 2018
Management Skills Assessment Program
The Management Skills Assessment Program (MSAP) is designed to strengthen the engagement and preparation of high potential UC supervisors, managers, and professionals. It offers an intensive, off-site, assessment center experience for early career managers. 
The goal of the Management Skills Assessment Program MSAP is to address skill deficits and grow competencies that will prepare internal employees for future role opportunities in their UC workplaces. 
MSAP is a unique assessment center experience which over time, cumulatively builds a valuable talent pipeline that assists the University in supporting upward mobility and deployments of talent as workforce needs unfold into the future. It fosters institutional loyalty among assessee participants, teaches assessors from UC locations enlightened and effective management practices, and benefits sponsoring departments and their locations by improving their participants in a variety of important ways - performance, role effectiveness, morale, and self-confidence.  


MSAP highlights include:
  • Residential program at UCLA Conference Center in Lake Arrowhead
  • 42 participants from University of California campuses, labs, medical centers, and Office of the President
  • Aligned with the University of California core competencies
  • Simulated UC management scenarios
  • 360 Degree Assessments
  • Assessment of core competencies and skill dimensions by UC managers and peers
  • Career development follow-up opportunities
Program Dates
MSAP is offered twice each year, once in the spring and again in the fall. Applications are currently being accepted for the spring 2018 program.  The fall 2018 application process will open in June 2018. The 2018 program dates are:
  • Spring: April 23 - 26 
  • Fall: October 8 - 11
Completed spring 2018 applications must be submitted online by 12 p.m. on Friday, February 09, 2018.
Alignment to Core Competencies

Should you have any questions about this program, please send an email to Yazi Navarro, UC Merced MSAP Coordinator.