Published: Aug. 6, 2020

Deadline to Apply

Application deadline: By 11:59 p.m. on Monday, August 24, 2020.
 Apply to the University Perspective Program

Since 1987, the University Perspective (UP) program has developed and deepened the leadership capacity of staff on the University of Colorado Boulder campus. Participants gain firsthand knowledge of the university through meetings with senior leaders on the Boulder campus and each of the other three campuses in the CU System and the CU System Office. The program is sponsored by Organizational and Employee Development (OED) in the Department of Human Resources. Applications are being accepted for the 2020-21 program.  

Program Information 

Duration: The University Perspective program is a nine-month program that runs from September 2020 through May 2021. 

Format: Due to COVID-19, we anticipate that all University Perspective program activities for the coming academic year will be virtual 

Schedule: The schedule of program sessions is posted on the HR Website. Please review the schedule prior applying to ensure your availability for program activities. (Some sessions are still being scheduled. Keep checking the website for the most accurate scheduled dates.)  

How to Apply 

Completed applications must be received by Monday, August 24 at 11:59 p.m. The University Perspective Application will be submitted via a University Perspective Program application form. No additional letters or documentation besides the application will be required or accepted. 

Applications will be reviewed, and final selections made by the applicant’s divisional leadership. The University Perspective program manager will notify applicants of their application status in early September. 

What We Require 

  • Be a staff member at CU Boulder  
  • Have support of immediate supervisor to participate in the program 
  • Be able to fully participate in all program sessions (estimated to be a time commitment of 4 to 8 hours per month from September 2020 through May 2021) 

What We Would Like You to Have 

Ideal candidates for this program possess one or more of these characteristics: 

  • Current and emerging leaders who are advancing in their career  
  • Mid and higher-level managers who have come to the university from outside higher education 
  • Experienced professionals prepared to learn about and appreciate how the university functions as a complex organization, and how their role relates and contributes to the organization 

Who to Contact 

For questions, contact the University Perspective Program Manager: 

Lisa Nelson 
Senior Training and Development Specialist 
Department of Human Resources
p. 303-735-8335