WHAT IS PROSHARE?
Proshare is a signature annual initiative sponsored by the Administrative Management Group (AMG). Available to all UCLA staff, ProShare is a 6-month networking and support program that brings interested staff together in small groups to share successful workplace practices and resources within a confidential and supportive setting. Participants will experience professional growth, build stronger networks across the university, and learn more about different UCLA departments, divisions, and offices.
WHAT WILL I GAIN FROM BEING PART OF THIS PROGRAM?
In addition to meeting new colleagues from across UCLA and bringing your specific issues to your group’s meetings, you will build relationships with a brain trust you can call upon in the future. By attending meetings hosted at different UCLA offices – whether on-site or virtually – you will gain knowledge about the breadth and depth of university operations. Particularly in these unprecedented times of pandemic and social distancing, the need to stay connected is greater than ever. ProShare can play a crucial role to help you remain focused of professional and personal growth while building authentic relationships. Furthermore, those who complete the program will receive a certificate of completion.
WHAT DO THESE GROUPS DO?
Following a program launch in January, groups of 4-6 members will meet once per month for 1 hour through June. Longer meetings are welcome if it is feasible for the group. As we navigate the COVID pandemic, some or all of the group meetings may take place over Zoom. Each month, the meeting will be hosted by a different group member who will determine the agenda and issues to be discussed. Typical meetings may include (but not limited to):
- A tour of the host’s facility or office, either virtually or in-person
- A short presentation by the host about their division/department/office and their role
- Confidential discussion focusing on issues the host is currently managing, with input from other group members as to possible solutions and resources
- Confidential discussion during which other group members may bring their own issues to the table for feedback and advice
- Mental health check and discuss best practices that group members have found useful
WHEN ARE THE MEETINGS?
Members will collaboratively determine the best meeting times for their group. Because of the nature of the program, every effort must be made by each member to be present at all meetings. If your schedule is regularly impacted by unpredictable changes, this may not be the program for you. In addition to the January-June meetings, there will be an important launch meeting at the beginning of the program where you will be introduced to your group and determine meeting times and a celebratory wrap-up meeting in summer.
HOW DID OTHERS LIKE IT?
Check out the ProShare testimonial page here.
See the keynote presentation by Lubbe Levin, Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources, at ProShare 2020 Wrap-up.
HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR PROSHARE?
The ProShare 2021 application deadline has now passed. To participate in next year’s ProShare, please return in fall 2021!
WANT TO LEARN MORE?
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “ProShare” in the subject line.
Do you know UCLA colleagues who would like to further develop their UCLA careers? If so, please forward this email to them and encourage them to join the AMG listserv and participate in the ProShare program.