Berkeley Career Opportunities and Resources for Equity (BCORE) program

Berkeley Career Opportunities and Resources for Equity (BCORE) program

The Berkeley Career Opportunities and Resources for Equity program (BCORE) is an experience for staff employees interested in upward career advancement and a set of workshops for supervisors who are in position to exercise their sphere of influence to diversify the leadership ranks at the university. At the end of this program, BCORE participants will achieve the following outcomes:

  • Complete CliftonStrengths Finder for a greater understanding of skills and talents.
  • Articulate your purpose and set career goals to lean into that purpose.
  • Develop a resume that tells a compelling story and makes the case for your excellence.
  • Examine strategies for performing a successful interview that conveys your talents and assets.
  • Connect with a leader or colleague in the unit of career aspiration.
  • Create a personal advisory board.
  • Have a greater understanding of the practices and policies that systematically and effectively prevent the attainment of a diverse workforce.

This opportunity has been developed specifically for Berkeley staff by expert, Dr. Regina Stanback Stroud and the RSS Consulting Team.

Program Audience & Eligibility

The program is open to all staff employees. The ideal audience for this program is staff employees (ranging within title codes: S1, M1, P3, P4, P5) who have been employed at UC Berkeley for at least one year, seeking to advance in their career trajectory. To participant in BCORE , the following criteria must be met:

  • A commitment to attend all sessions
  • Submit a COMPLETE application


  1. Carefully review the preview of the BCORE 2023 Spring Syllabus for clarity on program guidelines and expectations. If you have any questions, contact Katrina Pantig Naval, DEIB Learning & Development Strategist at
  2. Download and complete the BCORE application.
  3. Email application to with the subject line “BCORE Spring 2023 Application.” Applications will be accepted until February 24th.

Spring Schedule of Experiences

All sessions will be hosted on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. via Zoom Meeting.




Initial meeting with supervisors & managers


Workshop One:
Understanding Your Purpose/Setting Your Goal


Workshop Two:
Building Your Personal Advisory Board


Workshop Three:
The Lay of the Land


Workshop Four:
Master Your Story in the Resume


Workshop Five:
Master Your Story in the Interview

Speaker Biography: Dr. Regina Stanback Stroud

Dr. Regina Stanback StroudNow retired from serving more than 35 years as an educator, Dr. Regina Stanback Stroud began as a professor of nursing at Rancho Santiago College (now Santa Ana College). She later became the Mission College Dean of Workforce and Economic Development, Skyline College Vice President of Instruction, and President, before being appointed Chancellor of the Peralta Community College District. Her successful tenure as College President included leadership in establishment of the Skyline College Promise, the Equity Institute, the SparkPoint Center, and the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning—as well as capital improvements, a new baccalaureate degree, diversification of faculty and staff, and successful fundraising.

Named President Emerita by the San Mateo County Community College District Board of Trustees, Dr. Stanback Stroud is highly regarded for her work on student equity and diversity; education/industry collaboratives; economic empowerment and anti-poverty strategies; community workforce and economic development; and regional and state educational policy.

Dr. Stanback Stroud served as the President of the State Academic Senate for California Community Colleges. Dr. Stanback Stroud served as a presidential appointee on the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans for President Barack Obama. In recognition of her work on equity, the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges established the Regina Stanback- Stroud Diversity Award, a state-wide award that honors faculty whose work demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity, and social justice. In recognition of her leadership, the Western Regional Council on Black American Affairs established the Dr. Regina Stanback Stroud Leadership Achievement Award, awarded to individuals committed to leadership excellence and social justice.

Dr. Stanback Stroud has a rich history of board service in philanthropy, including serving on the boards of the Peralta Colleges Foundation, the San Bruno Community Foundation, the San Mateo Community College Foundation, and the United Way of the Bay Area. Dr. Stanback Stroud currently serves as a board member of Base11, a non-profit company that partners with industry, academia, and philanthropy to deploy a STEM Accelerator model. Dr. Stanback Stroud also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Sierra Nevada Journeys, a nonprofit organization that delivers innovative outdoor, science-based education programs for youth to develop critical thinking skills and to inspire natural resource stewardship.

Dr. Stanback Stroud also has served as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Mills College Educational Leadership Doctoral Program and as an adjunct professor in the San Francisco State University Educational Leadership Doctoral Program. Her areas of scholarship include the intersection of critical race theory, black feminist thought and women’s leadership. Dr. Stanback Stroud has published works on women of color in leadership, workforce and economic development, and antipoverty strategies in the community colleges.