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take-5-23-thumb Five Ways to Improve Your Presentation Style (December 4, 2016) - Whether you are presenting at a conference, to a working group, providing a project update, or developing a workshop for students or staff, a phenomenal presentation can get you noticed and help advance your career. Look for opportunities to showcase your subject matter expertise or passionate interest in a special topic. Focus as much on what you want participants to “feel” as what you want them to “know” and include “active” learning strategies that involve your audience (invite them to discuss, practice, analyze, evaluate and create throughout your presentation). Illustrate with stories, and rich examples. If you are presenting data, make sure your visuals are clean, clear and easy to read. A great presentation will help expand your skill set, connections and influence.
Spring 2017 Multicultural Education Program (MEP) Workshops Open for Enrollment! (December 1, 2016) - Hello UC Berkeley Staff! The Multicultural Education Program is pleased to offer workshops for the Spring 2017 semester. We offer enrollment options for Individual Workshops or for our MEP Certificate Curriculum. Please forward this information to your campus communities and networks. Several workshops were wait-listed… Read more...
take-5-22 Five Conditions for Effective Teams (November 27, 2016) - Hackman, J.R., (2004). What Makes for a Great Team? American Science Agenda/Science Briefs. American Psychological Association. Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/science/about/psa/2004/06/hackman.aspx. “Our research has identified five conditions that, when present, increase the probability of team effectiveness. These conditions…can be briefly summarized as a series of five questions. The answers to these questions provide a quick assessment of the degree to which the conditions are present for a given team. ”
Unlearning Recommendation: Why the Problem with Learning Is Unlearning (November 25, 2016) - We all know now that it is critical that we keep learning in our lives in order to keep growing and to keep up with changes in our jobs and in the world. This interesting article in the Harvard Business Review talks about how we also need to unlearn.
Pumpkin Pie with whipped cream Five+ Career Builder Websites You Should Know About (November 20,2016) - To EXPLORE: The National Career Development Association, Assessment.com: MAPP Your True Calling To LEARN: MindTools, LinkedIn Learning To SEARCH, Indeed, Linkedin To INTERVIEW: About.com For ADVICE: Idealist Careers, Work Coach Cafe
KEYS Supervisory Training Program: Winter/Spring 2017 Workshops (November 17,2016) - Workshop dates for Winter/Spring 2017 are now available for the KEYS Supervisory Training Program!
Career Story: Luis Hernández: Cal Alum, Staff Member, Veteran, Immigrant Career Story: Luis Hernández: Cal Alum, Staff Member, Veteran, Immigrant (November 17,2016) - Luis Hernández is an Academic Achievement Counselor with Cal Veterans, where his experiences as a veteran and Cal alumnus inform his work everyday. The Wisdom Café sat down with Luis, who shared his story as a first-generation immigrant, veteran, and Cal alum, in order to understand the crucial role he plays in the campus and staff communities.
Take 5 Serious Five A Special Take 5: Five Passages from “Hope In The Dark” By Rebecca Solnit (November 13,2016) - xiii “It is important to say what hope is not: it is not the belief that everything was, is, or will be fine. The evidence is all around us of tremendous suffering and tremendous destruction. The hope I’m interested in is about broad perspectives with specific possibilities, ones that invite or demand that we act.”