University of California, Riverside

Human Resources

UC-CORO Systemwide Leadership Collaborative

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Call for Nomination for the 2019 UC/CORO Systemwide Leadership Collaborative

OP has partnered with CORO Northern California, 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 amongst faculty and staff to work on specific campus or medical center leadership initiatives. For more information about the program please click here.

Program Components

The UC–CORO program is a one-year program and  is scheduled to run from January 2019 to November 2019 (North and South) including graduation.
  • Twelve full-day interactive seminars held on various campuses, including Campus Field Exploration sessions which involve gathering information to gain improved understanding and appreciation of strengths and challenges facing campus leaders and departments
  • A two-day systemwide People Management Conference
  • Logic Study: Creating a culture of collaboration
    • Examine the complexities of an organization or department
    • Create understanding of the leadership styles in/of the group
    • Establish the group as a framework of learning for participants
  • Small work groups throughout the session
  • Practicum: Participant identifies a small group within the organization to use as a laboratory through which to explore various leadership tools

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 knowledge and ability to initiate positive change and innovation across all levels of UC
  • Improved connection between people in the cohort that will yield collaborative partnerships across the system

 Participant Nomination Criteria

  • The 2019 UC-CORO Systemwide Leadership Collaborative will be offered to 40-50 high performing senior staff administrators 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 will 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, intellectual, administrative and cultural nature of multiple University of California campuses.
  • This leadership program will focus on the benefits of inter-campus and cross-functional collaboration and is tailored for individuals at the Director level and above who report to cabinet-level leaders
    • 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.
    • Graduation will take place in December 2019
  • Selected participants will be notified of nomination by November 16, 2018. Following notification, participants will be asked to complete a nominee questionnaire along with pre-work.


Now accepting nominations: nomination deadline is Friday, October 26, 2018

  • 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 by early November 2018.
  • 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 by November 16, 2018.
  • Selected nominees are submitted to OP for final confirmation by the first week in November 2018.
  • Final confirmations from OP are communicated to participants and nominators once final.
  • Nomination Form

  • Self-Nomination Form
Please submit all nominations to Judith Abbey at by Friday, October 26, 2018.


Northern and Southern California cohorts will meet separately. Project presentations and graduation will include both cohorts.

Northern California Cohort Session Locations

ANR, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, LBNL, UC Merced, UCOP, UC San Francisco, UC Santa Cruz

Southern California Cohort Session Locations

ANR, UC Irvine, UC Los Angeles, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, UC Riverside


The cost of the program is $5,000 per participant; plus related travel expenses.

Additional Information

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact Jadie Lee, Associate Vice Chancellor, UCR Human Resources at or by telephone at (951) 827-1431.

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