Leadership Development Series

The Leadership Development Series builds the skills and practice of key people management behaviors that support the UCSF core competencies: achieving results, building relationships, and creating the future.

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  • 7 modules delivered in a blended format
  • CliftonStrengths Full 34 report and Leader 360 Survey report
  • Recommended 1:1 diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) leadership coaching
  • Complementary access to ExecOnline library 
    with optional core competency-mapped online courses

      Who and When

      Based on your role, UCSF managers will find the following appropriate instructor-led leadership development series assigned to you in the UC Learning Center for you to self-register:

      Empowering Others in Action: for Frontline Leaders (Supv 1-2 Career Track Levels)

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        For people leaders who ensure organizational plans are implemented effectively, typically those responsible for frontline staff and teams.

        Schedule: Offered multiple times a year.

        • April 12, 26, May 10, 24, June 7 at 9am - 12pm.

        Each module occurs every-other-week over a 10-week period, with a 3-hour virtual session plus between-session assignments.

        Bridging the Divide: for Mid-Level Managers (Mgr 1-2 Career Track Levels) 

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        For people leaders who translate broad strategic plans into operational blueprints, typically those who have managers of frontline staff as direct reports.

        Schedule: This series is currently offered every two months.

        • May 11, 25, June 8, 22, July 6 at 1-4pm.

        Each module occurs every-other-week over a 10-week period, with a 3-hour virtual session plus between-session assignments.

        Reaching the Vista: for Senior Leaders (Mgr 3-4 Career Track Levels)

        For people leaders who align strategy and align long-term organizational success, typically senior leaders who have managers of operational blueprints as direct reports.

        Schedule: Offered multiple times a year, with the following cohort currently open for registration:

        • May 10, May 24, June 7, June 21, and July 5 at 1:10pm-4pm.

        Each module occurs every-other-week over a 10-week period, with a 3-hour virtual session plus between-session assignments.

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          Program Content

          The 24-hour interactive program consists of 7 modules delivered in asynchronous digital content and synchronous facilitated online sessions.

          1. What I Bring (Prerequisite): growth mindset, self-awareness and leader action plan. Compile and review your CliftonStrengths 34 Results and Leader 360 Survey Feedback in a 1:1 session.
          2. My Situation: leadership styles, inclusive approach, common leadership challenges (including DEI) and guidelines to inform your response to the situation.
          3. Building Relationships: inclusive conversations, generative conversation and engaging in conversations about differences.
          4. Achieving Results: identifying factors that affect team performance, setting expectations for a diverse team and giving difficult feedback.
          5. Creating the Future: opportunities for innovation, skills needed to improve team readiness, and team development that supports innovation.
          6. My Next Steps: support continued growth and development, namely the importance of building and maintaining self-care and team resilience.
          7. DEI Coaching: (recommended) work with a DEI coach either individually or in small groups to continue the work of building trust, inclusion and belonging.


          Please note: If you are unable to complete the prerequisite before the start of Module 2, you can continue the process and register into a future series. However, incomplete Leader 360 and or CliftonStrengths surveys longer than 3 months from the assessment start date will result in a $265 charge.