What’s new?
“Thriving as a Manager at Berkeley” is a brand new series of exclusive workshops custom-designed to support you in your manager role.

What’s it about?
Managers have let us know they need more support and guidance. In response, we developed this program to give you the tools and approaches needed to navigate an environment that is going through unprecedented change. Here at UC Berkeley we are facing the transition of senior administration, retirement of key staff at all levels, rapidly evolving operational tools and significant budget reductions, amongst many other factors.

How will it help me?
The program is designed to support you by:

  • Strengthening networks and collaboration among leaders and managers.
  • Building capabilities to lead others and manage effectively, in areas such as managing through change, building trust, and innovative problem solving.
  • Helping managers feel supported and more engaged with the larger goals of the organization.

How does it work?
This will be an interactive program that presents cutting edge ideas from UC faculty and other thought leaders, combined with a strategic view of the organization by senior UC leaders.  Facilitated conversations with peers will then look at how to apply these ideas to real campus scenarios. The initial offering will be a series of 4 workshops spaced throughout the remainder of the calendar year.  

Who can attend?
This program will be open to managers with titles M1-M4 and SMG. We are able to accommodate up to 100 people for each workshop.

Up Next:

Building Trust-Based Relationships

Trust is a scarce commodity in today’s world. And since the global financial crisis of the last decade, trust has become even more scarce – whether it’s the trust between business leaders and employees; the trust between politicians and business leaders; or the trust between citizens and politicians. Yet leaders who manage to build trust achieve great results since they are able to rally others around their cause and bring out the best in others.

We all know when we are in a trust-based relationship; and we all know when we are not in a trust-based relationship. However, it typically is difficult to put your finger on exactly what creates or destroys trust in a relationship. To that end, in this workshop, we will explore the building blocks of trust through the lens of David Maisters Trust Equation and learn some practical tools and techniques to build trust with other people in a professional setting.

We will be led in this session by Rajiv Ball, a faculty member in the Haas School of Business at the University of California, where he teachers courses on leadership. Here is his bio: https://berkeley.box.com/v/bio-rajiv-ball

Date: January 11, 2018

Time: tbd

Place: tbd

Capacity: 100

Requirements: must be M1-M4 title code to register

To register for this event, CLICK HERE

We hope to see you there!

Previous Sessions

The Importance of Innovation for UC Berkeley - We had our 3rd session of “Thriving as a Manager at Berkeley” focused on Innovation. We were led by Kurt Beyer, a faculty member at Haas and the I-School, and our EVCP Paul Alivisatos. Kurt interviewed Paul, and some of the interesting comments Paul made… Read more...
Unlocking the Power of Growth Mindsets - We had our 2nd session of the “Thriving as a Manager at Berkeley” program focused on the concept of Growth Mindsets. We were led by Laura Kray, a faculty member at the Haas School of Business who teaches on this topic, and Jo Mackness, our… Read more...
Managing Through Transition: Looking In and Looking Out - We had a very successful kick-off to our new program “Thriving as a Manager at Berkeley” with about 100 managers participating! Homa Bahrami, a Senior Lecturer at the Haas School of Business, started us off interviewing Carol Christ, our Interim Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost… Read more...

For further information, contact Inette Dishler at idishler@berkeley.edu

Thriving as a Manager at Berkeley was last modified: October 18th, 2017 by Wisdom Café Editors