by Inette Dishler – As the school year begins, it’s a good time for all of us to think about what we want to learn! Everyone in our campus community can be learning all the time – not just our students. So how do you figure out what and how to learn?
by Inette Dishler — Stop Talking! That’s the first rule of attentive listening. You can not talk and listen at the same time, so to be a better listener, you have to stop talking! Did you know that the word Silent is in the word Listen?
This inspiring article from Maria Popova of Brainpicking.org draws on the very smart insights of many people from different fields on creativity. I especially appreciate this paragraph:
“Elizabeth Gilbert has a rather poetic term for this orientation of mind: “a state of uninterrupted marvel.” Bohm argues that we are born with it — a child, for instance, learns to walk by “trying something out and seeing what happens, then modifying what he does (or thinks) in accordance with what has actually happened.”
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.
I am proud to share that we have reached the 1 year anniversary of the Wisdom Café! This project and site have been a labor of love to expand our staff’s learning opportunities and support social learning across our organization. We have a talented, smart and dedicated workforce who have much expertise to share and just need a place to do that.
Engagement is a state of mind and a state of being. No one wants to spend their days/months/years being disengaged at work. Take control of your engagement with these Tips for Re-Engagement!
UC Berkeley features a diverse range of generations on its campus. Let’s celebrate the wondrous diversity of our whole UC Berkeley community, no matter how young or old they are! What’s worked for you in dealing with multiple generations?
August is the time our campus buzzes with energy and activity as the academic year begins, and the focus on our learning mission becomes laser sharp. We are used to thinking of this mission in terms of our students and faculty, but staff should not be missing from this equation.
I am in Dwinelle Hall this morning interviewing one of our esteemed faculty members – Munis Faruqui. Dr Faruqui, thank you for agreeing to share some of what it’s like to be a faculty member at Cal with our staff on the Wisdom Cafe’.
Selected University Extension classes are available free to UCB staff. The fall course list and registration information can be found on the UC Learning Center. Registration will be available starting on July 6.