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Spotlight: Professional Development - Professional development is fundamental to succeeding in the workplace! These posts feature some tools and tips on how to achieve this in your work at UC Berkeley.
Change Agent series: A Conversation about Sponsors and Stakeholders with Shelly Kleinshrodt and Babette Schmitt - Please join our upcoming conversation about these critical change agents with Shelly Kleinshrodt and Babette Schmitt. Shelly and Babette will share stories and lessons learned over several years, institutions and positions for how best to engage and manage sponsors and stakeholders throughout a change project.
Career Development Workshops this Fall - Workshops about significant career-planning and career-communication topics are available for registration. The schedule of workshops starts soon – over the period from August through November.
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.
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 Recap - 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.
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