Learning & Development


Education is at the heart of UC Davis, not only for students, but also for employees. We don’t just want you to work for a higher education and research institution, we want you to experience it too. 

Invest in yourself. 

Learning & Development at UC Davis encompasses two departments both dedicated to your personal and career growth:


  • Staff Development and Professional Services is located at the UC Davis campus and supports the further education of faculty and staff by providing innovative, high-quality programs, resources and services. They offer courses, programs and certificate series on nearly 300 topics, as well as confidential career counseling, a resource library, online toolkits and management consultation regarding learning and performance support.
  • Training and Development is located at UC Davis Health and offers professional development and enrichment opportunities for Health employees. By expanding your skills, knowledge and ability, you contribute to the success of your career and well-being. Training and Development’s proactive attitude to the learning needs of staff promotes a nourishing environment for continuing education, career planning and personal growth. We support UC Davis Health's most important asset — you.

News and Upcoming Events

UC Davis Leadership Challenge Development Program

The UC Davis Leadership Challenge Development Program is based on the work of Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner and their research of 25,000 leaders in public and private sectors. This research identifies the five best practices by leaders who get extraordinary things done in organizations. Individuals who increase the frequency of these five leadership practices have been proven to have higher credibility and higher performing teams.

For more information and to register.