UC Women’s Initiative for Professional Development (UC WI)

Program Purpose

  • 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.

Program Sponsors and Management

Target Audience

  • Mid-career, women staff and faculty/academic personnel from campuses, health centers, Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Office of the President, and UCPath Center.
  • Women who have demonstrated potential for advancement.

Program Components

  • Each cohort includes 30 participants
  • Each cohort program is comprised of 4 sessions over 4.5 days:
    • First session of each cohort program being 1.5 days, remaining sessions will be 1 day each
    • Final session of each cohort program will be a combined North & South capstone event and graduation that allows participants to make systemwide connections

Program Facilitators

  • Each session will be led by a CORO and a UC Facilitator
    • UC Facilitators will be certified in partnership with CORO through a "Train-the-Trainer" process
    • Facilitator nominations will be handled separately from the participant nomination process
    • A request for nominees will be made directly to past UC WI graduates

2018 UC WI Program

Program Schedule and Nomination Timeline

  • 2018 Nomination and Selection Process: October – November 2017
  • 2018 UC WI Program Dates by Cohort:
    • Cohort 1: January – March 2018, Graduation in March 2018
    • Cohort 2: April – June 2018, Graduation in June 2018
    • Cohort 3: September – November 2018, Graduation in November 2018

Nomination Process

  • Nomination Submissions Due: October 31, 2017
  • One nomination request in Fall 2017 for participants and alternates will be made for all six 2018 programs
  • Each UC location may define their own internal nomination process, please contact your location Human Resources office for more information before submitting an online nomination
  • UC Locations determine allotted participant and alternate nominations for all three 2018 Cohorts
  • Submit 2018 nominations using the online UC WI Nomination Form

Nomination Timeline

Date (Range) Event
September 29, 2017 Call for All 2018 Cohort Nominations Opens
September 29 – October 31, 2017 Location Nomination Process Takes Place
October 31, 2017, 5:00 pm Participant and Alternate Nominations
For All 2018 Cohorts Due
November – December, 2017 Selected Participant Notification from Systemwide
Talent Management
Participant cohort preference identification
January 16, 2018 North Cohort 1 Begins
January 24, 2018 South Cohort 1 Begins

Participant Nomination Criteria

  • Women in mid-career, who demonstrate the potential to advance in their careers at UC
  • Current staff or faculty/academic personnel
  • Representative of the diversity at your UC location
  • Representative of different functions and departments at your location
  • Able to commit to the program with full participation at all sessions
  • Have the commitment and support by nominating sponsor and/or manager that participant will complete pre-work and pre-program survey before first day of program, Up to 2 hours of additional intersession work; and attend all sessions (4.5 days), and graduation.

2018 Participant Costs

  • $1750/participant program fee covers all program materials and facilitation fees.
  • The participant's UC location is responsible for covering all travel related costs. Participants manage their own travel arrangements and submit travel reimbursements to their location/department using the established location Travel & Entertainment procedures.

Location Allocated Participant & Alternates per Cohort

North South
Location Participants Alternates Total
All 3
Cohorts
Location Participants Alternates Total
All 3
Cohorts
Agriculture & Natural Resources* 2 1 9 Agriculture & Natural Resources* 2 1 9
Berkeley 4 2 18 Irvine 4 2 18
Berkeley Lab 2 1 9 Irvine Health 2 1 9
Davis 4 2 18 Los Angeles 4 2 18
Davis Health 2 1 9 Los Angeles Health 2 1 9
Merced 4 2 18 Office of the President* 2 1 9
Office of the President* 2 1 9 Riverside 4 2 18
San Francisco 4 2 18 San Diego 4 2 18
San Francisco Health* 2 1 9 San Diego Health 2 1 9
Santa Cruz 4 2 18 Santa Barbara 4 2 18
Total 30 15 135 Total 30 15 135

*Employee's primary office is located respectively in either North or South

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