Published: June 15, 2021

Application Deadline: July 16; 12:00pm

The application is closed.

Since 1987, the University Perspective 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 2021-22 program.

Learn More About the University Perspective Program

Program Information

  • Duration: The University Perspective program is a nine-month program that runs from September 2021 through May 2022.
  • Format: We anticipate a hybrid program, combining both in-person and virtual events based on program presenters preference and availability
  • Schedule: The schedule of topics is posted on the UP program page. The University Perspective program is a robust yearlong experience. You can plan on spending 4-8 hours per month participating in program activities and meetings from September through May.  

How to Apply

  • Completed applications must be received by Human Resources by Friday, July 16 at 12:00 p.m. The application is a Google 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 Division leadership. The University Perspective program manager will notify applicants of their status in mid-August, prior to the start of the fall semester.

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 2021 through May 2022)

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 and who intend to continue to work in higher education
  • Mid-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:

Alyssa Willet, M.Ed.

Training and Development Specialist
University Perspective Program Manager
Department of Human Resources
alyssa.willet@colorado.edu