UC-Coro Systemwide Leadership Collaborative

The University of California has partnered with Coro Northern California since 2006 to develop current and future administrative and faculty leaders. The UC-Coro Systemwide Leadership Collaborative 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 while building a pipeline for executive leadership positions

Program Benefits

  • The opportunity to build a network of UC leaders and a potential pipeline for executive leadership positions at UC
  • The ability to collaborate across organizational boundaries to solve problems and contribute to the betterment of UC
  • Access to a diverse slate of executive leadership from across UC
  • Enhanced learning about UC’s multiple locations, their strengths and impact
  • Increased self and other awareness with a focus on inclusive leadership skills
  • Improved leadership skills through personalized individual and group coaching

Program Components

  • Participate in one of two cohort groups: Northern California or Southern California
  • Eleven sessions, consisting of three, two-day intensives held at various UC locations (health guidelines permitting), plus five, interactive virtual sessions
  • Opportunities to learn about UC’s unique educational opportunities, research and public service
  • Peer consultancy opportunities throughout the program
  • A group project through which cohorts develop a presentation with recommendations for a UC leader-sponsors initiative of systemwide import
  • Graduation and celebration
  • A final group presentation for UC senior leaders focusing on recommendations

Participants and Expectations

  • The program accepts up to 60 diverse senior staff, faculty and academic personnel from UC locations to participate in either a northern cohort or southern cohort
  • The program is rigorous and requires a firm commitment of approximately 80 hours of seminars and intersession assignments
  • The group project requires an additional time commitment of at least 40 hours
  • The program develops leadership skills, self and other 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 Cohorts and Session Locations

Check the 2021 UC-Coro Systemwide Leadership Collaborative Schedule.

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

2021 Leadership Collaborative Program

Program Schedule and Nomination Timeline

  • 2021 nominations: extended to June 2021
  • 2021 participant selection: June 2021
  • Program: August 2021 through April 2022
  • Graduation: April 7, 2022

Nomination Process

  • Nomination Submissions Due: extended to June 4, 2021
  • Notifications of accepted participants will be sent by June 18, 2021
  • 2021 UC-Coro Systemwide Leadership Collaborative Nomination Form
  • We encourage nominators to consider ethnic and gender diversity when considering potential staff and faculty participants
  • Multiple nominations per location are encouraged
  • 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 sessions and graduation

Program Costs

  • $5,000 per participant, covers all program materials, assessments, facilitation partner fees and executive coaching (both individual and group)
  • 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