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2019 UC-CORO Systemwide Leadership Collaborative Nomination Form

2019 UC-CORO Program and Nomination Information



Program Purpose  
  • To enhance leadership skills and foster relationships, networking, and collaboration across UC.
Program Benefits  
  • Enhanced leadership abilities through exposure to and practice with a broad array of leadership tools and concepts that emphasize self and group awareness, interpersonal communication and learning how to utilize UC's system and resources
  • Deepened connection to peers and colleagues and a network of leaders across UC
  • Increased know how, to initiate positive change and innovation across all levels of UC
  • Improved relationships between people in the cohort that will yield collaborative partnerships across the system
Program Components  
  • Participate in one of two cohort groups: Northern California or Southern California
  • Twelve full-day interactive class sessions held at various UC locations, and will include Campus Field Explorations sessions
  • Two-day Systemwide People Management conference
  • Logic Study: Creating a culture of collaboration
    • Examine the complexities of an organizational or department
    • Create understanding of the leadership styles in/or the group
    • Establish the group as a framework of learning for participants
  • Small group work throughout the program
  • Practicum: Participants identify a small group within their organization to use as laboratory in which to explore leadership tools
  • Group Project: Develop recommendations for a UC location sponsored leadership initiative
  • Final Group Presentations: Recommendations to Chancellors and other senior leaders in UC
Participants and Expectations  
  • 45-50 senior staff and faculty/academic personnel administrators from UC Locations will participate in either a Northern Cohort or Southern Cohort.
  • The program is rigorous and requires a firm commitment of approximately 100 hours of seminars and intersession assignments. 
  • The group project is an additional time commitment of approximately 40 hours.
  • The program develops leadership skills and awareness focusing on inter-UC location and cross-functional involvement. Active participation and collaboration are integral to the learning process and experience. Program participants must attend all sessions and actively participate in all sessions. Doing non-program work during sessions, absences, tardiness, violating cohort confidentiality, or other performance or behavior that is deemed detrimental to UC/CORO will result in dismissal from program.
Program Costs  
  • UC-Coro Systemwide Leadership Collaborative Program cost is $5000 per participant. This covers all program materials and facilitation fees.
Travel Costs  
  • The participant's UC location is responsible for covering all travel related costs, including lodging, parking and any meals not included in the program.
  • Participants manage their own travel arrangements and submit travel reimbursements to their location/department using the established location Travel & Entertainment procedures.
Northern California Cohort
ANR, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, LBNL, UC Merced, UCOP, UC San Francisco, UC Santa Cruz
Southern California Cohort
ANR, UC Irvine, UC Los Angeles, UCOP, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, UC Riverside


Submissions Due: November 9, 2018 (extended by one week)
  • Multiple nominations per location are encouraged
  • Late or incomplete nominations will not be considered
Participant Nomination Requirements  
  • Serves as a direct report to the Chancellor, member of the Chancellor’s cabinet, Medical Center CEO, Medical Center Cabinet Member, Vice Provost or Dean of an Academic School or Division                                                     
  • Classified as Director level and above in a permanent, career appointment
  • Served in current position for at least one year
  • Demonstrates desire to make an active contribution to UC
  • Shows evidence of leadership experience or potential, and meaningful involvement in their workplace or community
  • Possesses strong personal initiative and motivation
  • Has the ability to work collaboratively and well within a diverse group
  • Is in good standing in work performance (not on any corrective action plan)
  • Has the commitment and support by nominating sponsor that nominee will complete pre-work and pre-program survey before first day of program, additional intersession and project work; and attend all 12 sessions, 2 day Systemwide People Management Conference, and graduation.
Nomination and Acceptance Timeline  
  • Nov 2, 2018 : Nomination submissions due date
  • Nov 21, 2018: Accepted Nominee Participant notified via email and sent online Accepted Nominee Questionnaire
  • Dec 7, 2018: Accepted Nominee Questionnaire completion due date
    • Accepted Nominees who do not complete the questionnaire by the due date will not be included in the 2019 program
  • Dec 11, 2018: Pre-Work and Pre-Program Survey emailed to participants to be completed before first day of program.
    • January 8, 2019: Northern Cohort program begins
    • January 9, 2019: Southern Cohort program begins
For more information regarding the UC-CORO Systemwide Leadership Collaborative visit:

Program Contacts
Nancy Chen Lane
Senior Director, Systemwide Talent Management and Acquisition
(510) 987-0202

Lisa Terry
Director, Systemwide Leadership and Organization Development
(510) 987-9150