Program Overview

The UCSF Technology Leadership Development Program (Tech LDP) is a year-long program that combines classroom learning with a one-to-one mentoring relationship to:

  • build strong relationships with peers and leaders across the health sciences IT spectrum 
  • develop the knowledge, skills, and behaviors needed to successfully lead in the future, including collaborating with others who have different styles and strengths and managing through ambiguity 

Our goals are to foster a culture of collaboration across IT areas, tie the work we do to UCSF’s mission and nurture future leaders. 

The program is run by a committee of technology leaders with experience in staff development and mentorship. Leaders from across the UCSF technology enterprise own the program so that it represents many areas of organization. The committee selects a cohort of 20 staff through a competitive application process and matches them with technology leaders. 

The mentoring pairs agree on their goals and expectations and meet at least once a month. Mentors help their mentees learn about the technology enterprise and our connection to the UCSF mission, explore development and career opportunities, and provide support and encouragement. The mentees also meet once a month to learn from leaders at UCSF and beyond, and to learn valuable professional skills. Finally, mentees will work on a team project, which they present at the end of the program. Most teams spend approximately one hour per week on this project over the last four months of the program. 

During the COVID pandemic the Tech LDP has been entirely virtual, and we are committed to welcoming remote participants going forward. 

Executive Sponsor

Joe Bengfort



UCSF welcomes people with disabilities to all of our events and programs. To request a reasonable accommodation, please contact Tech LDP Committee by emailing [email protected] as soon as possible.


If you have any questions about the program, please reach out to the Tech LDP Committee at [email protected].