UC Tech Academy: Cyber Leadership Program

for professionals in security, privacy, legal, audit, law enforcement, risk, compliance and public safety.

Modeled after the successful IT Leadership Program, the Cyber Leadership Program provides advanced leadership training for 30 – 40 UC leaders in disciplines that collaborate on cyber. The program offers advanced training in current and emerging cybersecurity issues, along with leadership skills development in areas such as negotiation, conflict resolution, communications and strategic thinking. Courses are taught by faculty from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, UC executives, and other experts from industry and the public sector.

Through interactive sessions and in‐depth presentations, the program prepares UC leaders to become effective agents of change. The program brings together a wide community of personnel from across UC whose work intersects with cybersecurity, including professionals in security, privacy, legal, audit, law enforcement, risk, compliance, and public safety. It emphasizes the critical need for leaders in these fields to collaborate and learn from each other in order to strengthen the university’s cyber defense.

Who should take this course

The Cyber Leadership Program is for individuals in senior UC roles who seek to:

  • Sharpen their leadership skills
  • Update their knowledge about cybersecurity, risk, privacy and law
  • Expandtheirprofessionalnetwork

How you will benefit from this course:

  • Learn strategic leadership, collaboration, and change management skills
  • Receive up‐to‐date information about emerging cyber issues
  • Interact with peers from across the university and build relationships for collaboration
  • Network with university, industry, and public sector cyber executives and experts
  • Gain insights and skills to help protect the university amid ever‐evolving cyber threats

Dates, location and fees

The six‐day course is held in person on the UC Berkeley campus over the course of 2 three-day modules: June 6, 7, and 8, 2023, and Sept. 12, 13, and 14, 2023. Participants must attend all six days. There are no fees for the inaugural 2023 program. Participants’ departments must cover travel and lodging. Meals are provided.

Nomination Process

Location and UCOP heads of the following functional areas are requested to submit names of nominees for participation in the Cyber Leadership Program: Security, privacy, legal, audit, law enforcement, risk, compliance, or public safety. Nominees for the program should hold leadership roles in one of these areas. Participants will be selected to ensure a mix of leadership roles across the 8 functional areas and the UC locations.

The submission deadline is March 15, 2023. Please send name, title and email to Yvonne.Tevis@ucop.edu. There are 40 seats in this year’s program, which is being in-person held on the UC Berkeley campus on June 6, 7, 8, and September 12, 13, 14. Participants must commit to attending all six days.