Leadership 2029 is an 18-month talent initiative program aligning mid-level leadership development with future organizational strategy and direction.

Its overarching goal is to strengthen the talent pipeline by growing critical leadership skills and capabilities within UCLA Administration. The curriculum concentrates on core skills in the following focus areas:

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  • Self-awareness
  • Business insight
  • People orientation
  • Business results




Program Objectives

  • Develop a larger pool of qualified talent for future leadership positions.
  • Provide a comprehensive action learning program to strengthen business acumen and execution skills for effective leadership performance.
  • Align learning with identified competencies and behaviors to address future organizational direction and needs.
  • Promote cross-functional collaboration and applied projects to implement new opportunities and/or address current organizational challenges.
  • Promote internal talent visibility and exposure to UCLA Administration senior leadership.
  • Enhance the understanding of and connection to the different operations within UCLA Administration.

Participation Criteria

Individuals interested in applying for the Leadership 2029 program must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a full-time career employee in the PSS5-MSP2 or equivalent classifications.
  • Have demonstrated ability to:
    • Lead teams and/or projects
    • Build relationships
    • Learn and apply new concepts quickly
  • Must receive approval to participate from direct manager.
  • Meet or exceed performance expectations in current function.
  • Submit a recommendation/reference from a direct manager, peer/colleague, and direct report (if applicable).

Application Process

Please include the following in your application:

  1. Completed application
  2. A copy of your resume
  3. A recommendation (using the Recommendation Form) from each of the following:  1) direct supervisor 2) a colleague/peer and 3) a direct report

If you do not have any direct reports, please choose another colleague or team member for a recommendation.


People walking uphill silhouettes against orange backgroundPlease submit your completed application packet (application, resume, and recommendations) by January 16, 2019, 5:00 p.m. via email to Gerrie Zvara – [email protected]