Welcome to the Wisdom Café, your online learning community! This is the place for Berkeley staff to learn from and share with each other. You will find content in several categories that are intended to help you enhance your skills and knowledge, be more effective in your job, make greater contributions to our organization, and stimulate your thinking and growth.

The ultimate value and robustness of the site depends on our community and how much participation we get. You are invited, and strongly encouraged, to join in. There are many ways you can participate – submit articles, recommend videos or readings, “like” what you see, join the Twitter stream, share your career story, write a blog post, give advice to fellow staff on how to use tools and systems, pose and answer questions, etc.

Please review our community guidelines to learn more about the expectations for community participants.

We are excited to share this site with you. For questions or feedback, please contact us.

Live and Learn!


The Wisdom Café is sponsored by Berkeley HR’s Talent and Organization Performance (TOP) department. It was developed in 2014-2015, with TOP’s Inette Dishler as the project lead.

Strategy development and project management provided by Tom Holub of Totally Doable Consulting.

Visual design and site development provided by José Fernandez of José Fernandez Design.

Some photography from the Berkeley Digital Gallery provided by Elëna Zhukova of Elëna Zhukova Fotograf.

Some photography from the Berkeley Digital Gallery provided by Deborah Stalford.

Spotlight image by Olyn Leroy for the Noun Project. Licensed under Creative Commons (CC BY 3.0).

Photos from “6 Tips to Survive the Return of the Students!” credited to UC Berkeley Digital Gallery.

  • Morrison Library – Alan Nyiri, courtesy of the Atkinson Photographic Archive
  • Bear Transit Shuttle – Nik Crain and Rachel Balmy
  • Faculty Glade – Steve McConnell
  • Sproul Plaza – Peg Skorpinski

Thumbnail for Katherine Mitchell’s Strategic Planning = Strategy + Plan Post: Image by Angie Garrett. Licensed under Creative Commons.

About the Community was last modified: October 6th, 2015 by Tom