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2020 UCR CORO Systemwide Leadership Collaborative

UC has partnered with CORO, a nationally respected nonprofit, nonpartisan leadership development organization, to offer an experiential leadership training program designed to enhance leadership skills and foster relationships, networking and collaboration across UC. CORO is an important element of our overall leadership development strategy and serves to build a pool of talented individuals who are ready to step up to meet the future challenges facing the campus. This field study opportunity creates an alliance among faculty and staff to work on specific campus or medical center leadership initiatives.

This leadership program focuses on leadership concepts and the benefits of inter-campus and cross-functional collaboration. The program is tailored for individuals at the director level and above who 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

The 2020 UC-CORO Systemwide Leadership Collaborative will be offered up to 60 high performing senior leaders from across the UC system. The participants will form a northern California cohort and a southern California cohort. Each cohort will follow the same curriculum which includes location exploration sessions where participants interview location leaders and have the opportunity to visit and learn about the institution. This provides a direct opportunity to get a sense of the physical, academic, administrative and cultural landscape of multiple University of California campuses. For more information about the program, please visit the UC-Coro Systemwide Leadership Collaborative webpage.

Program Components
  • Twelve, 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.
  • The program is rigorous and requires a firm commitment of approximately 100 hours of seminars and intersession assignments.
  • A group project requires an additional time commitment of approximately 40 hours.
  • A 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.
  • A two-day systemwide People Management Conference.
  • Peer consultancy opportunities throughout the program.
  • A group project through which cohorts develop recommendations for a UC leader-sponsored initiative of systemwide import.
  • A final group presentation for UC senior leaders focusing on recommendations.
Benefits of Participating
  • 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 insightful analysis of resources and systems. Participants will demonstrate:
  • A deepened connection to peers and colleagues and an on-going network of leaders that transcends boundaries 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.
Participant Nomination
Criteria
  • The 2020 UC-CORO Systemwide Leadership Collaborative will be offered up to 60 high performing senior leaders from across the UC system. The participants will form a northern California cohort and a southern California cohort.
  • Each cohort will follow the same curriculum which includes location exploration sessions where participants interview location leaders and have the opportunity to visit and learn about the institution. This provides a direct opportunity to get a sense of the physical, academic, administrative and cultural landscape of multiple University of California campuses.
Timing
  • Nomination deadline:The application period for the 2020 program is now closed. Be sure to check back for the 2021 program schedule.
  • Each UC campus is allotted a finite number of slots. A selection committee will make the final decision on the nominees who will participate from our campus.
  • Selected nominees and their direct supervisors are notified of their selection and the details of the program and confirm that they are able to participate mid-November.
  • The program is scheduled to run from January 2020 to November 2020 (North and South).
  • Graduation is December 3, 2020.
Program Cost
Cost for each participant in the program remains $5,000.
Contact
If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact Judy Abbey at judith.abbey@ucr.edu.