UCLA Extension
  • 99th Technical Management Program

    September 21-25, 2020
    Reservations Open May 15

    TMP is going remote for our 99th session! Read our FAQ here:

    1. How will remote classes be conducted?

    Our remote learning environment integrates Canvas and Zoom to create a comprehensive platform with all the necessary electronic materials and resources easily accessible in one place. All classes will be conducted via Zoom with meeting links available right in Canvas, alongside electronic course materials.

    2. Will small-scale group discussions, collaboration and role-playing activities still take place?

    Yes. Using Zoom breakout rooms, classes will regularly break out into smaller groups to incorporate all the group activities that are always a feature of TMP.

    3. Popular TMP classes can get quite large, how will this work in the live remote instruction format?

    TMP classes will be limited to just 20 students per class, ensuring personalized attention from instructors, opportunities to meet and interact with other participants, and a focused environment for remote instruction.

    4.Will the instructors just be lecturing to participants?

    Not at all. Our instructors have tailored their courses in creative and interactive ways, leveraging this unique course format to create engaging learning experiences. Some instructors will use online games and quizzes, others will use breakout rooms for small group collaboration and role-playing activities, and still others will host discussions and interactive exercises.

    5. How will we be able to network with other participants at a remote TMP?

    Classes will regularly break out into small groups where students can meet, collaborate, and network with each other. These small break out rooms offer great opportunities to get to know other participants. Furthermore, the Thursday night TMP social mixer will still be offered.

    6. Are course materials included in the tuition?

    All electronic course materials will be provided for each course. However, a select number of courses require textbooks which we are not able to ship out due to COVID-19 restrictions on our facilities. These textbooks will not be included in tuition and must be purchased separately.

    With many courses to choose from, you can customize your own path to success! View our courses.
    Fill out this reservation form.

    Future TMP dates:

    March 21-26, 2021

    September 19-24, 2021

  • Why TMP Fits Your Company



    The Technical Management Program (TMP) is a week long leadership and management seminar-workshop presented twice a year on the UCLA campus. Frank Pearce, Co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment shares how TMP has benefited participants at Blizzard.

Celebrate over 60 years of the Technical Management Program

For over 60 years, the Technical Management Program at UCLA Extension has been training innovative leaders for the world’s most forward-thinking profession.

This is why you belong at TMP:

Learn to think innovatively: TMP’s engaging and interactive environment fosters exchanges of ideas and experiences. Gain insights from esteemed instructors and peers from diverse industries.

Customized training: You select courses that are grounded in intellectually stimulating content relevant to all technical professionals.

Balanced course materials: Courses focus on technical and managerial aspects that improve your personal and organizational performance. Emerging and seasoned managers leave invigorated and inspired with skills benefiting their workplace.

Intensive learning in a relaxed environment. Training is conducted over the span of 5 days on the scenic UCLA campus in Southern California.

Unique format. 
TMP’s unique 4 period format is more conducive for retention of knowledge. Many studies done by Robert Bjork, UCLA Distinguished Professor of Psychology, demonstrate the advantage of space learning with interweaving other learning between sessions.



We Build the Leaders of Tomorrow

For more than 60 years, TMP has been creating trailblazers and trendsetters.

In just five days, this program creates dynamic leaders using the most current techniques and methodologies, while giving today’s leaders a competitive edge in some of the world’s fastest changing fields.

Learn from paradigm-changers and captains of industry. Our instructors are second-to-none, culled from the highest levels of business and academia.

More than 15,000 people have attended our program over the years. We are proud to have played a role in inspiring new leaders for more than half a century. We eagerly look forward to making a difference in our immediate and global communities for many years to come.

We invite you to join us on this unique and exciting journey.

Contact us to receive information about the next TMP.

Practical tools and techniques covered can be implemented immediately.  TMP has helped me get a perspective of current affairs at work that I might have missed before. I can be more effective with less effort”
– Dewayani Anantwar, Director, Software Engineering, ReachLocal.