Staff Appreciation Week

Staff Appreciation Week - Fall 2020

We deeply appreciate all UC Berkeley staff members, and are continually re-imagining Staff Appreciation Week to show our appreciation even during the shelter-in-place while keeping our staff healthy. 

In the November Employee Morale Survey, we asked you how you wanted to be appreciated, and we built a week of offerings that reflected your responses. Some of the most popular ideas included professional development, perks, Cal swag, and words of appreciation. 

Use the links at the bottom of this page to explore ongoing opportunities for professional development, show some appreciation to your colleagues, and take advantage of perks always available to UC Berkeley employees. 

Offerings

Moving from career uncertainty to career exploration

Moving from career uncertainty to career exploration

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Often it seems there is an unspoken rule that we must have it all figured out - we need an entry career plan, a five-year plan, and even a plan for what we will do during retirement! The need to have ‘the answer’ to our careers implies there IS an answer, when in fact our careers (and lives) are unique, evolving, and impossible to define. This session will reframe career uncertainty and anxiety into healthy career exploration and an open-minded approach.


Presented by:

Rebecca Andersen, Director of Career Services & Alumni Relations at the Graduate School of Information

Rebecca has been on campus since 2007, starting in environmental protection. A career changer herself, Rebecca is a co-founder of the Berkeley Facilitator's Network, a working parent, and (for now) an educator to two little ones! Rebecca is also working on a doctorate of educational leadership at UC Davis, focusing on equity in STEM careers.

Informational Interviewing

Informational Interviewing

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Expand your career strategy toolkit and your campus connections by learning how to conduct engaging informational interviews, even while working remotely.


Presented by:

Lisa Rykert (she/her/hers), Career & Professional Development Lead

Linda Lundberg (she/her/hers), Transition Services Lead

Lisa Rykert serves as the Career & Professional Development Lead on the People & Organization Development team within UC Berkeley People & Culture. Her focus on campus is to support staff career growth and mobility with the goal of helping people to love the work they do and do the work they love within a diverse and inclusive environment of belonging.

Linda Lundberg has been with UC Berkeley since 2009 and leads the Transition Services Program within Talent Acquisition, People & Culture. Linda has a passion for providing resourceful, innovative and motivating career guidance, and is very enthusiastic about all things related to employment.

Navigate Change and Gain Agency in your Career Goals

Navigate Change and Gain Agency in your Career Goals

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Learn tools to effectively navigate work during times of change and uncertainty. This session is designed to inspire you with ways to create joy in your day-to-day work, and give you a sense of agency in your career goals.


Presented by:

Catherine Ciano, PhD, Psychologist

Emma Strong, Academic Advisor, Fall Program for Freshmen

Dr. Catherine Ciano is a Psychologist and Teaming Strategist who uses her understanding of people and process to enable change. She hosts the Authentic Work podcast to help people align who they are with how they work.

Emma Strong is an instructional design and facilitation enthusiast with a passion for public speaking, learning, and training. She has led workshops at the UC Berkeley NOW Conference, and has facilitated sessions for the Advancing Practice professional development program for academic advisors on campus.