Management Development Program


This program offers a strong focus on business success, leadership, and team development. New and seasoned managers will increase their ability to communicate, hold themselves and their teams accountable and produce high-value results for their organizations. Course participants will use the DiSC assessment to understand their personality and how they approach working with others. Students will apply strategies for managing employees in remote environments, and practice skills to adapt and thrive in times of change and foster a climate of diversity and inclusion. By the end of the course, participants will articulate a personal action plan to guide, coach, motivate and inspire individuals and teams. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate effective leadership and management strategies in contemporary work situations. 
  • Apply strengths-based leadership approaches to managing individuals and teams.
  • Use communication approaches grounded in coaching principles to foster professional growth.
  • Promote team development in rapidly evolving circumstances.
  • Form a personal action plan as a foundation for continued leadership development. 


  • Strengths-based leadership for individual and team development
  • Complex problem-solving 
  • Aligning actions with high-value business results 
  • Promoting accountability
  • Communication, virtually and in-person
  • Navigating change and ambiguity
  • Team development
Section Number
Instruction Method
Online class

Section Notes

The Management Development Program will meet for six class sessions through Zoom on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30am - 12pm PST, on the following dates:

October 18

October 20

October 25

October 27

November 1

November 3

Access to the online course platform, Canvas, will be granted to students one business day before the scheduled start date of the course.

Students are expected to participate in Zoom class meetings with working video and audio. Microphones should be turned off when not participating. Students are expected to remain engaged during class and conduct themselves professionally. Students can check their Zoom readiness by visiting

Students will receive the UC Davis CPE Management Development Certificate for completing all six class sessions in the program. This program does not have grades.

Last day for enrollment is October 16, 2022

Refund Deadline:
Full (less $30 fee): October 18, 2023.
50% (les $30 fee): October 19, 2023
Refunds and/or enrollment transfers will not be approved after this date.

Enrollment Policies

Refund Deadlines:

For FULL Refund (less $30 fee), student must submit a withdrawal request prior to the start of the first class.

For 50% Refund (less $30 fee), student must submit a withdrawal request by close of business the day after the first class session.

Technical Requirements

Students will need Internet access and the ability to join Zoom class meetings with video and audio. Students can check their technical readiness for Zoom at



Members can receive 10% discount on the course fee by entering the Coupon Code.  If you don’t have your association discount code, contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.

Early Enroll Discount

Enroll 14 days before the course start date to save $50 on the course fee.

Info Session Discount

Attendees of UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Information Sessions may be eligible for $100 discount on a class by entering the Coupon Code provided at the Information Session.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office, at (800) 752-0881, if you have questions about this discount.