Leadership Development Series

 

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The Leadership Development Series builds the skills and practice of key people management behaviors that support the UC Core Competencies, and includes:

  • CliftonStrengths Full 34 report
  • Leader 360 Survey report
  • 1:1 coaching
  • 5 facilitated modules

    Based on their role, UCSF managers will find the appropriate instructor-led leadership development series assigned to them in the UC Learning Center to self-register. See below for more about each series.

    If you are an individual contributor (non-manager), you may better benefit from the Striving for Your Best Series.


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

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      This 5-module series is designed for people who directly manage individual contributors such as frontline managers and supervisors, and can support those who indirectly manage the work of others such as program and project managers. Each module includes a digital resource, facilitated virtual session, and reflection and practice covering:

      • Getting to Know You as a Leader: learn more about the value of adopting a growth mindset, adapting to different situations, and why using strengths is important. In addition, find out more about your own leadership style and your strengths.
      • Partnering with Your Team: learn more about what constitutes effective communication, and how bias and assumptions can negatively influence the results. Inclusive approaches to listening and asking questions help show how to partner better with your team.
      • Excelling at What We Do: learn more about two important practices that help teams perform better, specifically setting expectations and giving effective feedback.
      • Bringing Out the Best in Others: learn more about the value of continuous learning, how to set performance and development goals, and how to check-in with others to successfully meet these goals.
      • Building Leader Resiliency: learn why resilience is important and how to build it in yourself and model it for others.

      Schedule: This series is currently offered every month. Each module occurs every-other-week over a 10-week period, with a 3-hour virtual session and about an hour of between-session assignments.

      Prerequisite: before you can register for this series, you must first complete the "Getting Started: Empowering Others in Action" prerequisite.


      Bridging the Divide - for Middle Managers (Mgr 1-2 Career Track Levels) 

      Team helping each other across rocks

      This 5-module leadership series is designed for people who directly manage other managers and are typically responsible for multiple teams or a department. Each module includes a digital resource, facilitated virtual session, and reflection and practice covering:

      • Providing a Strengths-Based Direction: learn why it is important to know the strengths of you and your team in order to achieve success in any situation. Topics include self-awareness, the leadership mindset, situational awareness, and strengths-based strategies.
      • Engaging the Team in the New Normal: learn why relationships matter at work and what you can do to strengthen the bonds with your team and others. The module explores building a culture of trust and psychological safety, the needs of the hybrid workforce, and discussing what matters most.
      • Welcoming Change and Innovation: learn why it is important to seek opportunities that produce better results. Topics include inviting diverse perspectives, systems thinking, and building change readiness.
      • Driving Meaningful Action: learn why meaningful actions are important in moving towards a value-driven goal. Topics include setting the stage, fostering performance, engaging others, and making effective decisions.
      • Modeling Adaptability & Resilience: learn why the health and well-being of you and the team are vital to your work at UCSF. Topics include spotting burnout, taking care of self, and building team resilience.

      Schedule: This series is currently offered every two months. Each module occurs every-other-week over a 10-week period, with a 3-hour virtual session and about an hour of between-session assignments.

      Prerequisite: before you can register for this series, you must first complete the "Getting Started: Bridging the Divide" prerequisite.


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

      This 5-module leadership series is designed to help senior leaders prepare and address common leadership challenges. Each module includes a digital resource, facilitated virtual session, and reflection and practice covering:

      • My Calling as a Leader: get to know yourself as a leader and what skills are needed in today's environment. Topics include: growth mindset, VUCA and leadership, and emotional intelligence at work.
      • Driving Culture and Purpose: explore how you build and maintain a purpose-driven culture. Topics include CliftonStrengths, empathic communication (EQ), and building and maintaining team effectiveness (both diverse and hybrid in composition).
      • Moving Towards One UCSF: cover how to build and sustain organizational change. Topics include challenging the status quo, setting the vision, and sharing accountability for a unified strategy.
      • Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders: review the key elements of talent development. Topics include giving feedback, checking-in, coaching and developing others, and the power of delegation.
      • Preparing for the Distance: review elements that help leaders continue in their work and journey. Topics include burnout and indifference, building resilience, and getting support and feedback.

      Schedule: This series is offered twice a year. Each module occurs every-other-week over a 10-week period, with a 3-hour virtual session and about an hour of between-session assignments.

      Prerequisite: before you can register for this series, you must first complete the "Getting Started: Bridging the Divide" prerequisite.


      Cost: There is no fee to attend. Each participant is responsible for cancelling their own registration in the UC Learning Center before the cancellation date reflected in the course details. Not doing so will result in a $75 fee. This applies to both late cancellations and no shows.

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