Cross Training Program

The UC Davis Health Cross Training Program is designed to encourage training efforts that will assist career employees to:

  • Acquire skills, abilities and knowledge of our health care environment
  • Enhance their opportunities for mobility, advancement and personal growth


To participate in the Cross Training Program, it is essential that you make your career interest known to your supervisor prior to initiating a cross training assignment.


Steps to a Successful Cross Training Assignment

Click for your Cross Training Guide & Cross Training Development Plan


  1. Identify an opportunity.  Keep in mind that cross training is a joint venture involving yourself, your Home Department, and the Cross Training Department. 
  2. Review the Cross Training Guide to help plan your assignment.
  3. Before beginning your assignment, complete Part A of your Cross Training Development Plan.
  4. On the first day of your cross training meet with your Cross Training Supervisor and complete the Orientation Checklist together.
  5. To measure your progress against your development goals, at the mid-point of your cross training assignment ask your Cross Training Supervisor to complete Part B of your Cross Training Development Plan.
  6. Upon the completion of your assignment—up to 6 months or 100 hours— ask your Cross Training Supervisor to evaluate and review your performance by completing Part C of your Cross Training Development Plan.
  7. Optional: Add your Cross Training Assignment to your UC Learning Center (UCLC) transcript. To do this, log into the UCLC, from your dashboard select the icon “Add Self-Reported Training,” and follow the steps to add your cross training assignment.
  8. Optional: Meet with Training & Development to discuss how to leverage this experience in your career development. Email or phone (916) 734-2676 to schedule your meeting.


For additional details email Training & Development or phone them at (916) 734-2676.