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2020 UC-Coro Systemwide Leadership Collaborative Nomination Form

2020 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, colleagues and a network of leaders across UC
  • Increased knowledge and ability to initiate positive change and innovation across all levels of UC
  • Established relationships among the 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
  • Thirteen full-day interactive class sessions held at various UC locations that include executive leadership interviews and opportunities to learn about UC's unique educational opportunities, research and public service
  • Logic Study to create a culture of collaboration by:
    • Examining the complexities of an organization or department
    • Creating understanding of the leadership styles in/of the group
    • Establishing the group as a framework of learning for participants
  • Peer consultancy opportunities throughout the program
  • Group Project: Cohorts develop recommendations for a UC leader-sponsored initiative of systemwide import
  • Final group presentations for UC leaders that will focus on project recommendations

Participants and Expectations

  • Up to 60 senior staff, faculty and academic personnel 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 at least 40 hours
  • The program develops leadership skills and awareness focusing on inter-UC location and cross-functional collaboration. Active participation is integral to the learning process and experience. Program participants must attend all sessions. Conducting non-program work during sessions, absences, tardiness, violating cohort confidentiality, or other performance or behavior that is deemed detrimental to UC or Coro will result in dismissal from the program.

Program Costs

  • UC-Coro Systemwide Leadership Collaborative Program cost is $5,000 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, LBNL, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Merced, UCOP, UC San Francisco, UC Santa Cruz

Southern California Cohort

ANR, UC Irvine, UCLA, UCOP, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, UC Riverside


Submissions Due: November 8, 2019

  • Multiple nominations per location are encouraged
  • Late or incomplete nominations will not be considered

Participant Nomination Requirements

  • Potential program participants must report to one of the following leadership positions:
    • Chancellor or Provost
    • President's Executive Officer (COO, CFO, Systemwide Provost, etc.)
    • Medical Center Chief Officer (CEO, COO, CFO, CIO, etc.)
    • Vice President, Vice Chancellor or Vice Provost
    • Academic Dean
    • Associate/Assistant Vice Chancellor, Vice Provost or Vice President
  • Classified as Director level or 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 13 sessions and graduation

Nomination and Acceptance Timeline

  • Nov. 8, 2019: Nomination submissions due date
  • Nov. 27, 2019: Accepted Nominee Participant notified via email and sent online Accepted Nominee Questionnaire
  • Dec. 6, 2019: Accepted Nominee Questionnaire completion due date
    • Accepted Nominees who do not complete the questionnaire by the due date will not be included in the 2020 program
  • Dec. 20, 2019: Pre-work and pre-program Survey emailed to participants to be completed before first day of program
    • Jan. 14, 2020: Northern Cohort program begins
    • Jan. 16, 2020: Southern Cohort program begins

Visit the UC-Coro Systemwide Leadership Collaborative website for more information.

Program Director

Lisa Terry

Director, Systemwide Leadership and Organization Development

(510) 987-9150