Systemwide Human Resources Institute

Human Resources is a critical strategic partner ensuring that the University of California meets its mission of teaching, research, and public service through the people that work at UC. Developing our UC HR professional’s capabilities in support of this mission is one of my highest priorities.

Save the Date for the inaugural Systemwide Human Resources Institute (SWHRI) to be held October 28-30, 2019 at the San Diego Marriott in La Jolla.

The Systemwide Human Resources Institute (SWHRI) was designed by Systemwide Employee Relations to support UC’s HR professionals by fulfilling three goals:

                (1) Empower UC HR professionals to develop, maintain and own their expertise

                (2) Provide opportunities to network with colleagues from across the System

                (3) Provide guidance and support to chart a human resource career path at the University of California.

The SWHRI will be a forum for 200-250 University of California HR professionals to come together for professional development. Over 3 days, the attendees will be able to choose from 30 concurrent classes in over 14 different topics specifically related to HR in higher education. Classes will range from disability and leave management to HR operations; from EEO/Diversity & Inclusion to Affirmative Action planning; from Academic personnel to staff performance management; from labor relations to policy interpretation and implementation; from developing personal collaboration skills to thinking and communicating strategically.

The Institute will be open to HR professionals new to UC, new to HR, new to public sector/higher education HR, mid-career HR employees looking to further their professional growth, and to senior level HR professionals looking to share their expertise and mentor their colleagues.

As you are planning your career development for next year, consider attending the Systemwide Human Resources Institute in October. Registration will open in June.

For more information about the institute, go to If you have any question, feel free to contact Marie-Ann Hairston, Director of Systemwide Employee Relations at