UC-Coro Systemwide Leadership Collaborative

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Coro Northern California has been assisting the University of California since 2006 to develop current and future administrative and faculty leaders. Coro has assisted with training over 500 faculty, administrators, staff and senior executives at UC. This leadership program focuses on enhancing leadership skills and developing intercampus and cross-functional collaboration.

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 ability to initiate positive change and innovation across all levels of UC
  • Deepened relationships within the cohort that will yield collaborative partnerships across the system

Program Components

  • Participate in one of two cohort groups: Northern California or Southern California
  • 13 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 develop a culture of collaboration through:
    • 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
  • Small group work throughout the program
  • A group project through which cohorts develop recommendations for a UC leader-sponsored initiative of systemwide import
  • A final group presentation focused on recommendations to UC senior leaders

Participants and Expectations

  • Up to 60 senior staff, faculty and academic personnel from UC locations 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 program.

Program Cohorts and Session Locations

Check the 2020 UC-Coro Systemwide Leadership Collaborative Schedule to view session locations.

Northern California Cohort

ANR, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, LBNL, 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

2020 Leadership Collaborative Program

Program Schedule and Nomination Timeline

  • 2020 nominations: October 2019
  • 2020 participant selection: November 2019
  • Program: January 2020 through November 2020 (North and South)
  • Graduation: December 3, 2020

Nomination Process

  • Nomination Submissions Due: November 8, 2019
  • Notifications of accepted participants will be sent by November 27, 2019
  • 2020 UC-Coro Systemwide Leadership Collaborative Nomination Form
  • Multiple nominations per location are encouraged
  • Late or incomplete nominations will not be considered
  • Each UC location may define their own internal nomination process. Please contact your location's Human Resources office for more information before submitting an online nomination.

Participant Nomination Eligibility 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 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 13 sessions and graduation

Program Costs

  • $5,000 per participant, covers all program materials and facilitation fees
  • 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