UC Leadership Institute (UCLI)

The UC Leadership Institute (UCLI) a three-day residential program offered by UC’s Office of the President for middle managers. Areas of emphasis include ethics, diversity, employee and labor relations, human relations (creating a positive work environment), and developing talent and managing performance. Eligible participants are those who manage supervisors or have major programmatic responsibilities.

Middle managers across the UC system can improve their leadership skills by attending the UC Leadership Institute — Managing People in Today’s Workplace (UCLI). Offered by UC’s Office of the President, this comprehensive three-day residential program is coordinated by UCOP, with UCLA participation coordinated by Campus Human Resources.

UCLI is intended for mid- to upper-level managers who have other supervisors reporting to them or who have major programmatic responsibilities. It is designed to help equip UC managers with the skills, knowledge and professional networks they need to be effective managers and leaders in today’s workplace. 

The UCLI program goals are to develop leaders who will:

  • Promote a healthy, productive and motivating workplace where employees can do their best work in support of the University’s mission
  • Build, sustain and manage a diverse workplace that best supports and encourages ethical decision-making
  • Create and sustain model employment practices

Sessions cover Leadership, Human Relations — Creating a Positive Work Environment, Employee and Labor Relations at UC, Managing Performance, Developing Talent, Diversity, Ethics, and Succession Management, among other topics.

Who Should Apply

Managers who supervise supervisors or who have major programmatic responsibilities on the UCLA campus are encouraged to apply when campus announcements are distributed.

Program Costs

There is a $350 registration fee to be paid by each participant’s department or sponsoring organization. The registration fee covers the cost of the program and meals (except Monday evening). Participants are also responsible for their own travel and hotel costs (the hotel is offering a reduced rate of $149 per night). A “special grand prize” drawing will also be offered at the conclusion of the program – winner must be present.

Host Hotel

Once approved for participation, applicants will be given information on how to reserve a hotel room. The site hotel reserves rooms for UCLI participants for Sunday and Monday nights at the negotiated rate for the Institute. The hotel does not take reservations for nights during the Institute unless the individual’s name appears on the confirmed list of UCLI participants submitted by the campus coordinator. A complimentary hotel shuttle is available at the San Diego airport.

Web Registration and Information

The UCLI website (see Related Information link) provides information about the program, including updated agendas and speaker bios. Prior to each UCLI, a special web registration site will be made available to UCLA applicants who have been selected to attend the program. The campus coordinator notifies those selected and communicates registration information, including a Username and Password needed to complete the web registration form. 

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