2012 Diversity Leadership Institute Scholarships


Re: Chancellor's Diversity Leadership Institute Scholarships

On behalf of Campus Human Resources, the Anderson School of Management, and the Chancellor’s Office, I am pleased to invite applications for the Chancellor’s Diversity Leadership Scholarships to one of five diversity Leadership Institutes offered by UCLA Anderson’s Office of Executive Education. These scholarships are made possible by the generous support of Dean Judy Olian, and we encourage those of you with interest in attending to apply and to share this special opportunity with members of your staff at Management and Senior Professional (MSP) Grade 1 and above.

A three-day on-campus session is the hub of this five-month leadership experience, with extensive pre-work, assessments, and coaching. Over the length of each program, several components are delivered via web conferencing with faculty and fellow participants. Each participant takes two personal assessments, enjoys three sessions with an executive coach, participates in two Coaching Cluster web conferences, and employs an Action Journal to create a personalized Leadership Action Plan. During the three-day on-campus session, key topics include:

  • Leadership strategy and achieving extraordinary leadership potential
  • Career management and action planning
  • Negotiation skills
  • Effective team decision-making
  • Mentorship and career-enhancing relationships

The deadline for applications to a Selection Committee that will make scholarship recommendations is November 18, 2011. The schedule appears below.



UCLA Anderson Leadership Institute

Start Date 

Latino Leadership InstituteFeb. 14, 2012
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Leadership InstituteApril 17, 2012
African American Leadership InstituteMay 8, 2012
Women's Leadership InstituteAug. 14, 2012
Leadership Institute for Managers with DisabilitiesAug. 28, 2012

The UCLA Leadership Institutes are ideal for those with five or more years experience managing people and/or projects. A personal commitment to leadership development, to building your career at UCLA, and the ability to invest the time to fully participate in all aspects of the program are essential to participant success.

An announcement of the Scholarships will be made in early January 2012. One scholarship is offered for each Institute and for those not selected for a scholarship, we encourage eligible and interested employees to consider this developmental opportunity and apply directly to UCLA Anderson by the relevant deadline for their program of interest. A 30% employee discount is available for eligible UCLA managers and senior staff.

Early application is recommended, since space is limited.

An application form for the Chancellor’s Diversity Leadership Scholarships can be found in Related Information [now defunct]. Please ask interested employees to send a completed application, resume, and letter of support from their manager to Director Robert Gibson at rgibson@chr.ucla.edu, by November 18, 2011, for all 2012 institutes.

More information about the UCLA Leadership Institutes can be found at www.execed.anderson.ucla.edu.


Lubbe Levin
Associate Vice Chancellor
Campus Human Resources

Campus Human Resources, Training and Development
Phone: (310) 794-0850 | Fax: (310) 794-0855