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2021-2022 UC Women's Initiative for Professional Development

Applications will be accepted from April 1st through April 21st, 2021 and will be available on the InfoReady system. Find full program details and apply by signing-in with your campus SSO here.  

*Frequently Asked Questions*
Why is this program being offered?
To help woman-identified professionals advance in their UC Careers and retain those who have demonstrated potential for advancement. 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.

Who is this program for?
Mid-career (defined as 1-5 years with the UC, any campus) faculty, academic personnel or staff, who have demonstrated potential for advancement.  The program is available for both woman-identified professionals as well as those who support the career growth of woman-identified professionals. 

How will the program be delivered? 
All cohorts will be again held virtually. 

What are the program costs?
Fees are covered through the generous support of the Chancellor's Office. 

How many spots are available? 
We will be selecting 12 participants and up to 6 alternates. 

What are the time commitments? 
Each cohort is made up of four sessions. The first session of each cohort is one and a half days, the remaining sessions are one day each. Each day long session is split into a two and a half hour morning session, a three hour afternoon session and a 90 minute lunch break. The final session is a capstone event and incudes a two hour afternoon session before the final day long session. Additional hour long check-in calls are scheduled between sessions to provide opportunities for networking outside of program sessions.

There is a strict attendance policy — participants must attend all sessions in their entirety. Full attendance supports networking, bonding, learning and peer coaching.

Other questions? Contact ucmcacsw@ucmerced.edu  or visit the UC Women’s Initiative website