- Author: Jodi Azulai
Nominations are now open until 11:59 p.m., Oct. 14, 2020, for the 2021 UC Women's Initiative for Professional Development (UC WI).
As in the past, ANR will be sponsoring women academics and staff to participate in the 2021 program. UC WI is committed to enabling the full participation, success and advancement of woman-identified professionals at the University. The program is open to all who support and are committed to this mission.
The UCWI program is designed to:
- Cultivate a professional network that spans the UC system
- Provide access to top UC leaders — women and men — to learn about their diverse leadership approaches and journeys
- Strengthen skills and confidence through hands-on practice with a range of tools in the areas of:
- Professional development and impact
- Strategic relationship building
- Developing and delivering a compelling narrative regarding one's professional accomplishments and vision
- Negotiating at work
- Peer coaching
The ideal participant:
- Is mid-career faculty, staff or academic employee
- Has demonstrated potential for advancement
- Supports woman-identified professionals and seeks to learn concepts that improve their effectiveness at work and hear about the career journeys of established UC leade
The schedule - four online sessions during:
- January-March 2021, or
- April – June 2021
- For exact cohort dates/workshop sessions, see last 3 pages of this document.
Six cohorts of 30 participants each with representatives from every UC location, come together for interactive sessions jointly led by a Coro Northern California facilitator and a UC Facilitator. UC facilitators are past graduates of the program who share their experience and expertise and add a UC perspective. The final session of each cohort program will be a combined capstone event that allows participants to make systemwide connections.
Please use this nomination form.
- Nominate someone, yourself, or more than one person.
- You can nominate more than one person without having to fill out a new form each time.
- A letter of recommendation is suggested but not required.
- Combine – if there are multiple letters of recommendation – into a single PDF.
- When prompted for an FAU account – enter “999”
- Once candidates are selected the Learning & Development Coordinator will send the proper accounting information.
If you have additional files, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in participating in this program, please talk to your supervisor. Supervisors are asked to send in nominations by close of business October 14th, 2020. Late or incomplete nominations will not be considered.
The program is a collaboration between the UC Systemwide Advisory Committee on the Status of Women and UC Human Resources, and is delivered by CORO, a nonprofit leadership-development organization that has worked with UC for the past decade. UC President Napolitano supports and partially funds the program. ANR will cover registration fees and reimburse travel expenses and half the lodging for those selected.
Dawn Kooyumjian, UCCE Master Gardener Program coordinator, Alameda and Contra Costa counties:
"The UCWI was much more than I expected. Rather than simply being something like "10 Tips for Success" the format of the course combined readings, presentations, deep thought, and time to reflect and share with other participants in a way that I found meaningful and useful both professionally and personally."
Vanity Campbell, proposal development coordinator, Office of Contracts & Grants:
"The program is a truly exceptional way to get to know and grow with other University of California professionals from across the system….Through these personal connections, I built upon and extended my professional network – creating and leveraging opportunities for both personal and professional growth."
Wendi Gosliner, project scientist, Nutrition Policy Institute:
"I found the program to be … a practical experience in which I gained new tools to help me advance professionally, and an overall inspiring educational journey that left me feeling like we each have the ability and the power to build and cultivate the relationships and supports needed to achieve our professional goals."
Mary Ciricillo, Director of 4-H Foundation:
"UCWI enabled me to think more broadly about my career …. it gave me the tools to expand upon and improve my skillsets in the workplace. I would highly recommend this conference to women looking to strengthen their performance in their current position as well as those who have long term aspirations to elevate their career."
If you have questions about the program, please contact Jodi Azulai.
The call for nominations for the UC Women's Initiative for Professional Development has started. To cultivate a vibrant, professional network of women across the UC system, the program is designed for mid-career women, including academics and staff, who demonstrate the potential to advance their careers within UC.
Again this year, ANR will be sponsoring women (academics and staff) to participate in the 2018 program. The program schedule has been modified for 2018 to reduce the time commitment and to provide more timing options, with regional sessions offered in the winter, spring and fall.
Six regional cohorts (three in the north and three in the south) will be offered.
Each cohort program is comprised of four sessions:
- First session of each cohort is 1.5 days, remaining sessions will be 1 day each
- Final session of each cohort program will be a combined north & south capstone event that allows participants to make systemwide connections
The experiential program requires full, active participation; only UC ANR employees who can commit to this will be selected. More details about the expectations and logistics are included on the nomination form. When prompted for the FAU (account code) enter:
- Non-represented staff: L/STC5030/ UCWIP-GOAL08
- Academics and represented staff: L/STC9941/UCWIP-GOAL08
If you are interested in participating in this program, please talk to your supervisor. Supervisors are asked to send in nominations by close of business Oct. 31. Late or incomplete nominations will not be considered.
Nominations should include name and supervisor consent. Please send a letter of support to Terry Barton at Teresa.Barton@ucop.edu and Vanessa Cavallaro at Vanessa.Cavallaro@ucop.edu.
The program is a collaboration between the UC Systemwide Advisory Committee on the Status of Women and UC Human Resources, and is delivered by CORO, a nonprofit leadership-development organization that has worked with UC for the past decade. UC President Napolitano supports and partially funds the program. ANR will cover registration fees and reimburse travel expenses for those selected.
Last year's program was very successful. Katherine Soule, Valerie Borel, Jan Gonzales, Margaret Lloyd, and Robin Sanchez completed the 2017 program, and shared the benefit of developing leadership skills and a network across the UC system.
If you have questions about the program, please contact Jodi Azulai, the staff representative on the Systemwide Advisory Committee on the Status of Women.