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I Resolve to… Make Friends with Discomfort (or at least tolerate it. . .) - I climbed up the very thin twenty-four foot ladder, cautiously stepped onto the platform, and stood.  Gazing out toward the vastness of the warehouse, I felt a sudden tremor and I froze. Is it about to collapse? Has the earth picked the worst possible time… Read more...
I Resolve to… Make an Impact at Berkeley - I know for some at UC Berkeley this is a time of uncertainty, but as a self described perennial optimist, I see uncertainty as opportunity and opportunity is super exciting! Some changes in leadership are thrilling- most notably the appointment of Chancellor Christ. I’m so… Read more...
Your Professional Development: The “What” and The “How” - 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?
Pursuing Professional Development: A Personal Staff Story - by Susie Hill - In pursuing my own professional development, I first have to step on some A.N.T.S (Automatic Negative Thinking) according to Daniel Amen . But luckily, my being nosy got me to peruse the UC Berkeley website when I first started working here, and that lead me to find the Berkeley Staff Assembly and the Wisdom Café website, a one stop shop to gather information for your professional development needs.
Communities of Practice - by Marlita Khan - One of the best things I’ve done here at Berkeley is to become involved in Communities of Practice (COPs). What are COPs? COPs bring together staff with similar professional interests, and serve as a community to share knowledge and offer professional development.
IT Leadership Program: Leadership Reflections Series - Since starting the ITLP program in 2012, UC Berkeley has had more than 47 graduates of the IT Leadership Program (ITLP). Participants include campus-wide IT professionals. MOR Associates was chosen as the training platform for our IT professionals. MOR Associates has been supporting, advising and… Read more... Featured Videos - To help you get the maximum benefit out of, we are going to feature videos that we think you will find interesting, relevant and informative. We are especially interesting in sharing what your peers and colleagues are checking out and “liking”.
Shhhh – How to Get Better at Listening - 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?
Introduction to! - As you may have heard, Central HR has just switched the campus e-Learning provider to With its anywhere, anytime video based platform, we feel that Lynda will revolutionize new skill adoption & professional development at UC Berkeley. At the 20 day mark, our user adoption is through the roof, with a whopping 400+ hours of content having already been viewed by staff.
Creativity in Challenging Times – What I See Working Right Now - Stressed? Overwhelmed? Discover two actions you can easily take to cultivate creativity for groups and yourself. My work facilitating planning discussions throughout UC provides a robust ‘lab’ for enhancing group creativity.
Professional Development was last modified: January 4th, 2018 by admin