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Here’s a great opportunity for UCLA managers: Sharpen your leadership skills in two programs at the UCLA Anderson School of Management — without paying a cent of tuition.

Through Nov. 9, applications are being accepted for fellowships that cover the full $18,995 cost of UCLA Anderson’s Executive Program, as well as scholarships for the $6,250 tuition for the Multidimensional Leader's Institute, UCLA Women's Leadership Institute and UCLA Banco Santander W30 Program. Funding these scholarships to support the development of emerging leaders at UCLA are Campus Human Resources, the Chancellor’s Office and UCLA Anderson Dean Judy Olian.

Two Chancellor's Fellowships are available for the Executive Program, which is offered twice a year. UCLA Anderson’s flagship certificate program in general management, it is designed for mid- to senior-level executives. During weekly evening and weekend immersion sessions over the course of five months, participants develop their skills in a wide range of areas, including strategic and personal leadership, economics for optimal decisions, marketing strategy, leading teams and more. 

Lauren Na, assistant dean for academic and staff personnel at the UCLA College, participated in the program last year thanks to a Chancellor’s Fellowship. 

“Of all the training and programs I’ve attended at UCLA, I found the Anderson Executive Program to be by far the best I’ve experienced,” she said.

Na has worked at UCLA for more than 20 years and has held a series of leadership roles. When she started the Anderson program last February, she was the College’s director of academic and personnel and operations. Much of her leadership learning, she said, had been on-the-job, “the outcome of situational experiences.” But the Executive Program gave her a unique opportunity to add job knowledge beyond learning by doing.

“At every session I learned new skills, concepts and research,” Na said. “However, the most poignant lesson for me was self-awareness. I realized that my natural tendencies — my strengths and my weaknesses — can be both an asset and a hindrance to being a successful leader, and that was certainly an epiphany. I gained the tools to work with my strengths and work on my challenges." 

Lauren Na, assistant dean at the UCLA College, said the Executive Program was 'by far the best' training program she has experienced.

By the time she completed the program last June, Na had been promoted to her current position of assistant dean, and she has since recommended the program to many UCLA colleagues. 

Find more information and an online application for a Chancellor's Fellowship here. UCLA staff at management and professional staff grade 2 and above will be given priority for the fellowships.

The Chancellor's Office offers three additional scholarships to programs at UCLA Anderson that promote the professional development of women and leaders of color, managers with disabilities and LGBT leaders. 

The scholarships for the Multidimensional Leaders’ Institute and Women's Leadership Institute are designed for management and professional staff grade 1 and above. Over the course of five months, participants explore and understand themselves as multidimensional managers and learn to harness their unique attributes to build their careers and move their organizations forward.

The UCLA Banco Santander W30 Program focuses specifically on the professional development of female administrators and faculty in higher education administration. During this three-day program, participants gain the skills and experience needed to lead effectively and advance in the university setting, develop a stronger sense of self-awareness and appreciation for diversity in leadership styles, gain awareness of the skills required to effectively navigate organizations and build networking capabilities and develop a plan for growing mentor relationships. 

Find more information about these programs and an online application for scholarships here.

For additional information about the UCLA Anderson programs, email Alissa Brill, managing director of Anderson's Office of Executive Education Programs. Questions about the fellowships and scholarships may be directed to Julia Sanchez, manager of training and development for Campus Human Resources.

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