UC-Coro Systemwide Leadership Collaborative


CORO Northern California


Coro Northern California has been assisting the University of California since 2006 to develop current and future administrative and faculty leaders. Coro has assisted with training over 500 faculty, administrators, staff and senior executives at UC. This leadership program focuses on the benefits of inter-campus and cross functional involvement.


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Program Purpose
  • To enhance leadership skills and foster relationships, networking, and collaboration across UC.


Program Benefits
  • Enhanced leadership capabilities through exposure to and practice of leadership tools and concepts that emphasize self and group awareness, interpersonal communication and learning how to utilize UCs system and resources.
  • A deepened connection to peers and colleagues and a network of leaders across UC.
  • Increased knowledge and ability to initiate positive change and innovation across all levels of UC.
  • Established relationships among the people in the cohort that will yield collaborative partnerships across the system.


Program Components
  • Participate in one of two cohort groups: Northern California or Southern California
  • Twelve, full-day interactive class sessions held at various UC locations that include executive leadership interviews and opportunities to learn about UC’s unique educational opportunities, research and public service.
  • A Logic Study to create a culture of collaboration by:
    • Examining the complexities of an organization or department.
    • Creating understanding of the leadership styles in/of the group.
    • Establishing the group as a framework of learning for participants.
  • A two-day systemwide People Management Conference.
  • Peer consultancy opportunities throughout the program.
  • A group project through which cohorts develop recommendations for a UC leader-sponsored initiative of systemwide import.
  • A final group presentation for UC senior leaders focusing on recommendations.


Participants and Expectations
  • 60 senior staff and faculty/academic personnel administrators from UC Locations will participate in either a Northern Cohort or Southern Cohort.
  • The program is rigorous and requires a firm commitment of approximately 100 hours of seminars and intersession assignments.
  • The group project is an additional time commitment of approximately 40 hours.
  • The program develops leadership skills and awareness focusing on inter-UC location and cross-functional involvement. Active participation and collaboration are integral to the learning process and experience. Program participants must attend all sessions and actively participate in all sessions. Doing non-program work during sessions, absences, tardiness, violating cohort confidentiality, or other performance or behavior that is deemed detrimental to UC/Coro will result in dismissal from program.


Program Cohorts and Session Locations

Check the 2020 Leadership Collaborative Program Schedule to view session locations.

  • ANR, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, LBNL, UC Merced, UCOP, UC San Francisco, UC Santa Cruz
  • ANR, UC Irvine, UC Los Angeles, UCOP, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, UC Riverside


2020 Leadership Collaborative Program
Schedule and Nomination Timeline
  • 2020 Nomination and Selection Process: October – November 2019
  • Program Dates: January 2020 to November 2020, Graduation in December 2020


Nomination Process


Participant Nomination Requirements
  • Serves as a direct report to one of the following leadership positions: Chancellor, Provost), Medical Center Chief Officer (CEO, COO, CFO, ClO, etc.), Vice President, Vice Chancellor or Vice Provost, Academic Dean, Associate/Assistant Vice Chancellor, Vice Provost or Vice President
  • Classified as Director level and above
  • Served in current position for at least one year
  • Demonstrates desire to make an active contribution to UC
  • Shows evidence of leadership experience or potential, and meaningful involvement in their workplace or community
  • Possesses strong personal initiative and motivation
  • Has the ability to work collaboratively and well within a diverse group
  • Be in good standing in work performance (not on any corrective action plan)
  • Has the commitment and support by nominating sponsor that nominee will complete pre-work and pre-program survey before first day of program, additional intersession and project work; and attend all 12 sessions, 2 day Systemwide People Management Conference, and graduation


Program Costs
  • $5000 per participant, covers all program materials and facilitation fees.
  • The participant's department is responsible for covering all travel related costs, including lodging, parking and any meals not included in the program.
  • Participants manage their own travel arrangements and submit travel reimbursements to their location/department using the established location Travel & Entertainment procedures.