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:

The Importance of Innovation for UC Berkeley

This session will explore the concept of innovation and why it is so important for all members of the campus community to be innovative in thinking about our challenges. Questions will be addressed such as “Why should we value innovation here?”, “How is innovation different in the public sector than in Silicon Valley?”, “How does it apply in your role as a manager?”, and “How do you go from idea to implementation?”.

We will be led in this session by Dr. Kurt Beyer, a faculty member in the Haas School of Business and the School of Information Science, and an international expert on innovation. Here is his bio: https://berkeley.box.com/v/kurt-beyer-bio

We are very lucky that Kurt will be joined by our Vice Chancellor for Research, Paul Alivisatos, to examine innovation from an internal and organizational perspective. Here is Paul’s bio: https://berkeley.box.com/v/paul-alivisatos-bio

The Details:

Date: October 10, 2017

Time: 1:30-4:30

Place: Bancroft Hotel

To register for this session, use this link: http://bit.ly/2tbIlJu

We hope to see you there!

Previous Sessions

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: June 20th, 2017 by Sophie-Marie Prime