Skip to content
  • Print

Pacific Leadership Academy

Learning + Development in the Office of Assessment, Training, & Technology is partnering with the Eberhardt School of Business Westgate Center for Leadership & Management Development to launch a new Leadership Certificate Program geared to Pacific Faculty and Staff.

This exclusive training program will develop the leadership "bench strength" of the University of the Pacific and provide the foundational skills needed for individuals to advance to a leadership position.   The foundation of this program is based upon the needs assessment with cabinet members and senior level staff. This program is open to both faculty and staff meeting basic criteria.  

Pacific Leadership Academy


  • Attend the Westgate Center Management Certificate Program, which consists of 16 evening sessions that cover essential leadership and management topics for today's leaders.
  • Participate in a panel discussion on university leadership that will include Regents, Cabinet members and other experts in University leadership.
  • Tour Pacific's three campuses to gain a better understanding of the opportunities, challenges, and resources that are available on each campus.
  • Work together to identify and implement a project on one of the three campuses that will add value to the Pacific community.

Who should attend? 

High potential, motivated faculty or staff members across all three Pacific campuses. Participants need to have a desire and passion for making Pacific a better place through leadership.

What will it cover?

  1. Management Certificate Program: 8 topics over 16 weeks. Course outline.
  2. Understanding University Leadership: This session will be a series of speakers from the Board of Regents, the Cabinet, Senior leadership and experts in the area of university leadership. As the three campus model creates more opportunities for Pacific, it is important that participants tour all three sites and hear first-hand the challenges, opportunities and resources impacting each campus.
  3. Project: The project will consist of 3 or more participants identifying a need at one of the three campuses that will add value to students, employees, the community, reduce costs, or in some other way benefit the Pacific community.Participants will collaborate with each other, other departments and other campuses to evaluate and begin implementing their project.

Course outline

8 Courses taken in conjunction with the Westgate Management Certificate Program Fall 2013 Course outline.

  • Exceeding Customer Expectations (10/16,10/23)
  • Creating a Competitive Strategy (10/23,11/6)
  • Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers (11/13,11/20)
  • Effective Communication Skills (12/4,12/11)
  • Designing Innovative Organizations (1/8,1/15)
  • The Art of Negotiation (1/22,1/29)
  • Legal Issues in Employee Relations (2/5,2/12)
  • Building Leadership Effectiveness (2/19,2/26)

1 Course designed exclusively for this University program

  • University Structure and Higher Education Trends (March)
  • Tour of all 3 campuses
  • Meeting with Board of Regents member, Various Cabinet, and Dean/Directors to gain institutional understanding Project- To be chosen by participants based upon recommendations from Cabinet

Completion and presentation of a Team Project; based on Cabinet recommendations and observations of current University issues

Program Fees

$1,975 Fee includes all instructional materials. 


There are 12 full scholarships available through the Office of Assessment and Training and the Eberhardt Westgate Center for Leadership and Management Development. To apply for these scholarships download and fill out the the application and e-mail to or send via campus mail.


Sessions will be held in the University of the Pacific's Westgate Center in the Eberhardt School of Business. There will be one session each on the San Francisco and Sacramento campuses.


Confirmation of your registration will be e-mailed to you prior to the first class meeting. 


9 month program: October 2013 - June 2014

For details about this learning opportunity, visit the Pacific Leadership Academy website, or contact Learning + Development 209.946.2097.