Leadership Development

ABCs of Leading at UCSF

Action labs are short, 90-minute live sessions with a Learning Development Consultant on navigating today's priorities as a supervisor or manager:

  • Courage to Act - focus on racial injustice
  • Lost and Fund - focus on financial health
  • The Next Wave - focus on COVID-19

Participants will have an opportunity to work on their specific issue and leave with a clear set of actions to take in addressing their situation.


Leading the Frontline

5-module series offered in a blended format of online content and facilitated 3-hour events. Designed for emerging leaders, new supervisors, and program/project managers who have direct responsibility for the work of others. The program covers self-awareness, communication, team performance, coaching others, and building your resiliency. By the end of this series, participants will be able to implement leadership practices that engage and support a team towards success. Session topics include: Getting to Know You as a Leader, Partnering with Your Team, Excelling at What We Do, Bringing Out the Best in Others,  and Building Leader Resiliency.


    Management Practice Series

    A series of short workshops to enable understanding key management policies and best practices, presented by the experts responsible for administering the respective policy/practice. Required for all new UCSF Health and Campus directors, managers and supervisors, and recommended as a periodic refresher for existing managers. Individual classes cover: Attendance Monitoring, Benchmarking, Compensation and Classification, Corrective Action, Developing a Job Description, Interviewing and Selection, Engagement, Leading Everyday PRIDE, Leave of Absence, Legal Issues and Risk, Privacy in the Workplace, Reasonable Accommodation, Performance Management, Supervising within Equal Employment Opportunity Policy & Law, Understanding Patient Experience, Workers' Compensation, Return-to-Work & Ergonomics.


      New Leader Onboarding

      This program is offered monthly to managers and supervisors who are new to UCSF or internally promoted into their first supervisory/management role. A blended module with topics including:  understanding the culture of UCSF and the implications for leading people, navigating the larger support systems and structure, as well as identifying criteria for becoming a successful leader.


      Trust Toolkit

      Self-assessment, curated learning and action planning guide to help strengthen, build and restore trust with individuals and teams.


      UC Leadership Cohorts

      Leadership development cohorts involve UC-wide seminars and intersession assignments to enhance your learning experience and sense of community, benefit inter-campus and cross-functional involvement, as well as enable the full participation, success and advancement of our people. Includes the UC-Coro Systemwide Leadership Collaborative and the UC Women's Initiative for Professional Development (UC WI) programs.


      UC People Management Series and Certificate

      A systemwide certificate program consisting of core and elective courses, including systemwide e-courses and locally identified instructor-led courses. Topics include: Performance Management, Managing People, Managing Implicit Bias, Administration & Operations, Change Management and Communications.


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