COVID-19 information, guidance, and resources. Information about campus return and fall quarter planning. Additional health guidance available on the CDC's COVID-19 site

Nominations for 2020 Systemwide UC Women's Initiative for Professional Development

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 12:00
Human Resources
September 6, 2019

Each year UC collaborates with CORO, a prestigious national non-profit leadership development organization, to provide two distinct systemwide development programs for UC faculty and staff – the UC Executive Leadership Collaborative, designed for direct reports to a Dean or Vice Chancellor, and the UC Women’s Initiative (UC WI), which is a targeted professional development program designed to prepare more women for advancement within UC.

We are pleased to announce the opening of the nomination process for the 2020 Systemwide UC Women’s Initiative for Professional Development.

UC WI is an experiential professional development program for women designed to elevate women in leadership, establish a pipeline for advancement, and contribute to women’s and UC's success. UC WI is sponsored by the Systemwide Advisory Committee on the Status of Women (SACSW) and the UC Office of the President, and is delivered by CORO. The program was awarded the 2018 Brandon Hall Group Gold Excellence Award for Best Advance in Women’s Leadership Development in 2018. We anticipate that the call for nominations for the Executive Leadership Collaborative will occur later this fall.

There will be a total of two southern California cohorts in 2020, taking place as follows:

Cohort 1: January – March, at UC Riverside (UCR)

Cohort 2:  April – June, at UC Los Angeles (UCLA)

Nominations are now being accepted for both 2020 cohorts, and are due by September 27, 2019.

For more information read the Announcement of Nominations or visit the Women's Initiative for Professional Development webpage.

If you should have any questions regarding the program, please contact John-Stephen Henderson at