UCO Management Development Program

We are proud to bring you a program that has been designed to equip new and existing managers as well as prepare upcoming managers to approach their roles and responsibilities with confidence in their business acumen.

All too often we reward employees who are great at their jobs by giving them a job with more responsibility for which they are ill-prepared; in essence, setting them up for failure.  This practice is out of alignment with our human resource goals to recruit and retain top talent.  Investing in the development of our people is a key method to retaining them.  Think you know someone with potential to grow into a great manager?  Help them grow by encouraging them to build a strong foundation through the UCO Management Development Program.

The primary purpose of this program is to support the values of lifelong learning through professional development and is aligned to complement the existing annual recommendations of Advantage Courses (noted with Adv next to each Core Concept).  Most courses in the program are taken with the general employee population.  Additional courses have been identified to be worked together as a program cohort, for individual study, and in completing a final capstone project.  Program is self-paced and can be completed in as little as two years.

Participants enrolled in the Management Development Program will gain and build foundational knowledge in seven Core Concepts of study:  Business Operations, Coaching, Communication, Effectiveness, Employee Life Cycle, Human Resources, and Teams.  Various classes and projects will have to be successfully completed in order to certify accomplishment in each core concept.

As a result of completing the Management Development Program, participants will be able to apply learned methods and concepts to:

  • Utilize financial tools to plan and budget
  • Coach to develop and motivate employees
  • Give and receive meaningful feedback
  • Set accountable standards in line with goals, mission and vision for department
  • Communicate through difficult conversations
  • Use MBTI to strengthen communication and team structure of department
  • Develop processes that are efficient and economical
  • Maximize delegation and resources to increase productivity
  • Plan succession for team, department, division, in the best interest of UCO
  • Recruit, retain, and develop employees
  • Comply with policies and procedures
  • Build a successfully diverse team
  • Break down silos and collaborate across campus

 Look for this program to relaunch in July 2015.