UC-Coro Systemwide Leadership Collaborative

CORO Northern California


The University of California has partnered with Coro Northern California since 2006 to develop current and future administrative and faculty leaders. The UC-Coro Systemwide Leadership Collaborative program focuses on enhancing leadership skills and fostering relationships, networking and collaboration. Each cohort participates in seminars, intersession assignments and a group project. Participants benefit from personalized individual and group coaching; increased awareness of self and others; as well as enhanced learning about the multiple UC locations' strengths and impact. Working across organizational boundaries enables leaders to solve problems and contribute to the betterment of UC, while building a pipeline for executive leadership positions.

2022 Cohort

Nominations are now closed for the 2022 Cohort. Accepted participants will be notified by May 20, 2022.

Who is this program for?

This program seeks to develop current and future administrative and academic leaders. We encourage nominators to consider ethnic and gender diversity. Nominees should fulfill the following requirements:

  • Reports to: a Chancellor or Provost; President's Executive Officer (COO, CFO, Systemwide Provost, etc.); Medical Center Chief Officer (CEO, COO, CFO, CIO, etc.); Vice President, Vice Chancellor or Vice Provost; Academic Dean; or Associate/Assistant Vice Chancellor, Vice Provost or Vice President
  • Classified as: Director level and above in a permanent, career appointment and served in current position for at least one year
  • Demonstrates: leadership experience or potential, meaningful involvement in their workplace or community, a desire to make an active contribution to UC, strong personal initiative and motivation
  • Possessesthe ability to work collaboratively and well within a diverse group, good standing in work performance (not on any corrective action plan), and the commitment and support by a nominating sponsor that nominee will complete all assignments and seminars on time

Program Outline & Participation Expectations

​This rigorous program requires a firm commitment of approximately 80 hours of in-session and intersession assignments, plus an additional time commitment of at least 40 hours for the group project. Program components:

  • Three, two-day intensive class sessions held at various UC locations (dependent on state, county, local, and UC health guidelines)
  • Five virtual class sessions
  • Individual executive coaching
  • Executive leadership interaction and interviews
  • Opportunities to learn about UC’s unique educational opportunities, research, and public service
  • 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 cohort presentation for UC senior leaders focusing on recommendations

This is a substantial commitment and by nominating an individual you are agreeing to the time commitment and support of their attendance.


    The participant's unit/department is responsible for funding:

    • $5,000 program fee per participant covers all program materials, assessments, facilitation partner fees and executive coaching
    • Travel-related costs as well as travel arrangements (including lodging, parking and any meals not included in the program) are not included in the program fee


    Full Program Information is available on the 2022 UC-CORO Systemwide Leadership Collaborative webpage.

    UCSF Questions: each UC location may define their own internal program nomination process. For UCSF, please contact Monica Shirley for more information before submitting an online nomination.