UCI Strategy: Our Brilliant Future
To reach new heights of excellence and social impact, we must build on UCI’s strengths to make our university even better. We have to encourage bold, innovative thinking, allow for calculated failure and learn from our mistakes in order to continually improve our organization and meet the demands of tomorrow. To achieve this, we must become an agile, performance driven, engaged workforce.
Leaders have a profound impact on the culture of our workplace whether they intend to or not. While organizational culture can be shaped by formal programs and efforts, it is primarily impacted through the daily interactions between leaders, employees, and the team’s norms that are established over the years. Organizational culture is how things are done (or not done) around here.
UCI Leaders Drive a High Performance Culture
Leaders drive UCI culture through their focus on building a high performance culture. The pathway to a high performance culture is the result of two critical factors: alignment to UCI strategy and employee engagement.
UCI Investment in Leader Development
Investment in building leadership capabilities is critical to driving the culture that UCI seeks. UCI’s commitment to leadership development has resulted in the Leadership Success Programs for senior leaders and team leaders that provide the leadership framework that has been designed to challenge “how things are done around here.” The framework establishes expectations for all leaders across UCI: establish vision and direction, engage employees, and deliver results. These complementary development programs focus on building nine capabilities that leaders at all levels are expected to live into.
“Participating in the Leadership Success Program gave me real skills and actionable items that I could us with my team immediately. Well worth the time commitment.”
“I gained more knowledge from the instructors as well as cohort members.”
“What a great 10 weeks! I learned quite a bit and have been putting what I learned into practice as I go. The program facilitators were amazing. Thanks again for a great experience.”