Take 5: Five Professional Skills You Should Be Constantly Building (August 22, 2016) - WORKING IN TEAMS (ESPECIALLY DIVERSE ONES) As identified in related resource IFTF: “Virtual Collaboration” Wisdom Cafe Spotlight: Teams See also the following book recommendations on teams and teamwork: Top 20 Books on Teams and Teamwork COMMUNICATION SKILLS: LISTENING, WRITING, TALKING As identified in related resource IFTF: “New Media Literacy”
Spotlight: Wellness and Mindfulness (August 18, 2016) - In preparation for the busy and stressful "back to school" season, the Wisdom Café's new Spotlight issue is on the theme of Wellness and Mindfulness! Check out the posts and resources below to read about ways to stay well and mindful in the workplace to improve your work experience.
6 Ways to Energize and Be Well (August 18, 2016) - Other than money, if you could have more of one thing, what would it be? If you answered time or energy, you are probably part of the majority. With busy schedules, long commutes and the expectation to multitask, it’s no wonder so many of us lack the time, energy and motivation to exercise or cook a healthy meal, and sometimes have trouble being fully engaged at work or home. The good news is that there are many simple, daily practices that can boost your energy, which may help you become more engaged and productive at work, therefore helping you get more out of your time.
Mindfulness is a Life Skill (August 18, 2016) - During the New Opportunities at Work (NOW) Conference 2016, the Wisdom Café had a chance to speak briefly with one of the speakers of the event, Mushim Ikeda. Mushim is a teacher at East Bay Meditation Center where she teaches the practices of Buddhist meditation and mindfulness. During our quick exchange, she was able to say a few words about the importance of mindfulness in the workplace.
Take Charge of Your Career NOW! (August 17,2016) - Dr. Sid Reel reflects on this year's NOW Conference this past July. She offers suggestions on 'taking charge of your career,' based on this year's NOW Conference theme: "Reflect, Envision, Act."
Sponsored Tuition Fall 2016 (August 17,2016) - Talent and Organizational Performance (TOP), in cooperation with UC Berkeley University Extension, is proud to announce that we have renewed the University Extension Sponsored Tuition program for Fall of 2016. Sponsored Tuition is career development initiative spearheaded by TOP in 2013, which provides free tuition… Read more...
Leader as Storyteller: Fiona Doyle (August 16,2016) - The Wisdom Café had the privilege of sitting down with UC Berkeley’s Dean of the Graduate Division, Fiona Doyle, and she shared with us some experiences and lessons learned from her career. Check out the interview below!
Take 5: Five Ways to Create a More Equitable and Inclusive Environment (August 15,2016) - Inclusiveness is a respectful way of creating value from the differences of all members of our community, in order to leverage talent and foster both individual and organizational excellence. (p. 1, Advancing Inclusiveness and Multiculturalism at UC Berkeley)