The Strategy and Program Management Office provides seven capabilities to the Office of the President and the UC system related to Strategy and Process and Change.

To assist potential clients and those interested in partnering with the Strategy and Program Management Office, we have also created an overview presentation, which includes how these capabilities have served past clients to achieve their goals. This information can be found in the appendix of the presentation.


1. Strategic Planning

We lead planning efforts that produce specific achievable results aligned with the University's strategic objectives and priorities.

UCOP Strategic Framework
Division Strategic Plans and Renewals
Presidential Priorities

2. Strategy Development and Implementation

We build and execute a course of action for senior leaders to address pressing business or policy challenges.

Community Safety
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Transformation
Global Food Initiative Transition to CFO Division
UC Health Affiliations

3. Organizational and Operating Model Reviews

We conduct organizational reviews and recommend operating models and designs that enable the University to meet its goals.

Financial Accounting Org Review
Systemwide HR Transformation
UC Health Org Review
Huron UCOP Assessment

4. Leadership Consulting

We provide focused consulting and guidance to University leaders to meet a particular goal or objective. This can include advice on designing a project, setting success targets, or planning a key workshop.

UCOP Division Leader Strategy Retreat
Research and Innovation Leadership Retreat
SVSH Information Sharing Workshop
UC Health Self-Funded Plan Roadmap

Process and Change

5. Operations and Process Optimization

We develop and implement improvements that streamline processes resulting in greater efficiency and effectiveness.

Presidential Initiatives
President's Executive Office/Executive Reporting
Vaccine Compliance / Religious Objection Process Advisory Group
UCOP Return to Work Parking
Major Projects & Initiatives Process Transition
Article 5 Compliance (Contracting-Out)
Future of Work / Return to Onsite Operations

6. Systemwide Program Management and Governance

We support and advise cross-functional systemwide teams on meeting objectives of high impact, strategic initiatives.

Campus Strategy Reports
Residence Requirements
Mitigating COVID-19 Impacts on Faculty
Admissions Audit
Non-Discriminatory Policy
Anti-Racism Task Force Initiative
Carbon Neutrality Initiative
Global Food Initiative
Research Data Backup
Health Benefits
IP Legal Assessment
Systemwide Litigation Fund
2020 General Obligation Bond Legislation Management

7. Change Management

We guide teams to plan and manage transitions to new ways of working.

Procurement Excellence
EMS Implementation (Event Management System)