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Registration open for Fall 2017 Pre-Retirement Planning Programs -   The UC Berkeley Retirement Center is pleased to announce our retirement planning programs beginning in September 2017. In addition to offering our popular “Pre-Retirement Planning Course,” we are also offering a “Resilient Aging Lab” One-day Workshop, providing more in-depth exploration into the journey of retirement, including practical tools and… Read more...
Be Well At Work Workshops - Be Well at Work Faculty/Staff Health Programs improve employee health and well-being, leading to a more engaged and productive workforce. 
2017 NOW Conference Live Updates 2017 NOW Conference LIVE UPDATES - Share with your colleagues at the Next Opportunties for Work (NOW) Conference 2017!
Spotlight: Communications - There are many ways to communicate! These posts feature some tools and tips for how to do that in your work at UC Berkeley. Spotlight: Communications was last modified: April 19th, 2017 by Wisdom Café Editors
Spotlight: Creativity and Innovation Spotlight: Creativity and Innovation - There's lots of content for our new "Creativity and Innovation" Spotlight! Check out our latest posts and resources, and read about ways to be innovative and creative in the workplace to improve your work experience at UC Berkeley.
Recommendation: Physicist David Bohm on Creativity - 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.”
Radical Collaboration TED Talk Recommendation: Radical Collaboration - This talk illustrates how sometimes those who "stars" only appear to be stars because they are repressing everyone else's productivity.
Spotlight: Process Improvement Spotlight: Process Improvement - There's lots of content for our new "Process Improvement" Spotlight! Check out our latest posts and resources, and read about ways to build productivity and awareness in the workplace to improve your work experience at UC Berkeley.
Spotlight: Wellness and Mindfulness Spotlight: Wellness and Mindfulness - 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.
Mindfulness is a Life Skill - 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.
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