• Communities of practice: These groups meet regularly to share best practices tips and advice around a shared domain of interest
  • Staff organizations: These groups support gender and cultural diversity while offering a safe space on campus to share and learn about each other.

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Upcoming Events by Communities of Practice -   WARNING: Attending these may result in professional growth and a larger support network. Attend wisely. 🙂   Berkeley Facilitator Network (BFN), Business Process Analysis Working Group (BPAWG), and Cal Assessment Network (CAN) Using Data to Influence Others, with Kari Peterson Friday, Nov. 2, 10:30am… Read more...
Free Ways to Grow at Berkeley (Part I) -   This month at Wisdom Café we’re thinking about gratitude, and we’re grateful for all the MANY ways UC Berkeley invests in our growth. Read on to find out some of the ways you can take advantage of the free (yes, FREE) learning opportunities Berkeley… Read more...
Your Success & Trust in the Workplace - Your Success & Trust in the Workplace was last modified: October 2nd, 2018 by Wisdom Cafe Editors
Cal Answers That!  Student Data Classroom Training Announcement for Wisdom Cafe - Cal Answers Student Data Basic Navigation Training Want to learn how to navigate the Cal Answers student data subject areas to access, format and print your data tables? Sign up to be added to the Waitlist and we will notify you as soon as more… Read more...
Help me to Help you… - When asked to write a piece for this amazing blog- Keeping up with the Admins, I tried to think of something helpful and revealing for managers and supervisors to read. I wanted it to be something that could be inspiring. But this post will be none of those things. The main take away from this post is simple. Are you ready for it?
How video conferencing tools help me save time, money, and my sanity! - by Jennifer Bellenger — In the past decade we’ve seen web-based video tools like Hangouts, Skype, and Facetime change the way the world communicates. Just as having a cellphone is now ubiquitous, I don’t know how I would get things done without the ability to connect with people using free (or low cost) video conferencing tools. As a full-time employee, part-time graduate student and busy mom, I simply don’t have time to drive or fly to meetings with colleagues and classmates here, there and everywhere. For example, just last month I saved countless hours (and dollars) using Google Hangouts, BlueJeans, Zoom, WebEx, and FaceTime.
Cal Answers That! – Check out the new Cal Answers Undergraduate Multiple Majors dashboard - The Cal Answers team just released the new Multiple Majors dashboard to help you answer questions such as: What percentage of undergraduate students campus-wide and in a given major are single, double, or triple majors? Has that changed over time? Which programs have the highest number and percentage of multiple majors?
Tea and Technical Training, from SAIT - A few years ago, Nathan Clark was sitting with his boss and another colleague brainstorming ways to reach more people with technical training and tech support services. "We felt our support was great for staff in the Residential and Student Service Programs, because that's where the technical training service originated," recalls Clark. "But our mandate expanded when we grew into an IT group for the whole division -- into SAIT. We didn't want to provide lopsided service; we wanted to show up reliably for everyone in Student Affairs."
Hello, My name is… - Welcome. So where do I start? Well let’s try hello! My name is Katrina - not to be confused with Hurricane Katrina! I am an Administrative Assistant 3 in Central Human Resources. Some of you may be wondering what is “Keeping up with the Admins?” Well let me just say we sure aren’t the Kardashians. We are the people that keep the organizations we support going.
How to Bring Your Creative Self to Work - When I’m not wearing my IT Director hat, I’m a writer, a poet, and a book designer. In fact, Berkeley’s reputation for innovation and work-life balance is what initially drew me to working at Cal twenty years ago. Work-life balance is a big plus for artists… Read more...
Doing Your Job was last modified: October 23rd, 2018 by admin