2018 UC Women's Initiative for Professional Development

October 10, 2017

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce an open call for nominations for the 2018 UC Women’s Initiative for Professional Development. The Initiative is a UC Systemwide Talent Management program developed at the request of the UC Systemwide Advisory Committee on the Status of Women (SACSW), and delivered by CORO, a non-profit leadership development organization.

The purpose of the program is to provide leadership development for mid-career women, both faculty and staff, who wish to advance their careers at UC.

The curriculum includes participation in a vibrant, professional network of women across the UC system, access to top UC leaders to learn about their leadership approaches and journeys, and strengthening of skills and confidence through hands-on practice with a range of tools and skills.

Nomination Process

In 2018, six regional cohorts will be offered (January – March, April – June or September – November). Participation in the 2018 program is limited to 12 participants (6 faculty and 6 staff, with 3 faculty alternates and 3 staff alternates). One nomination request in Fall 2017 for participants and alternates will be made for all six 2018 programs. Upon nomination confirmation, participants will be asked to select which program they would like to attend.

In order to participate in the program, participants must commit to attending all program sessions in their entirety. Pre-Work and Pre-Program Survey must be completed before the first day of the program and up to 2 hours of additional work will be assigned between the program sessions. Participants must have approval from their supervisor/department chair to participate. The cost is $1,750 per participant (plus travel expenses), which will be paid for by the University.

Individuals are encouraged to self-nominate for consideration, or to nominate others via this online nomination form by 5:00 pm, Friday, October 27, 2017.

Additional information about the program, curriculum, dates, and review committee can be found on the UCOP HR website. We look forward to receiving your nominations for this valuable opportunity.

Best regards,

Carol Christ

Oscar Dubón
Vice Chancellor for Equity & Inclusion

Benjamin Hermalin
Vice Provost for the Faculty

Jo Mackness
Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor, Human Resources


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