Conference Schedule

Program Agenda

8:30 – 9:00 AM

Welcome Remarks

UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ and UC President Michael V. Drake

9:00 –  9:30 AM

Morning Keynote

Coffee Chat with Renetta Garrison Tull, Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), UC Davis

9:30 – 9:50 AM


10 Minute Activity: Wake up - Mindfulness/Yoga/Movement Activity led by Dinorah Meyer and move to sessions

9:50 – 11:05 AM

Concurrent Sessions Round 1

Leveling Up with Purpose: A Conversation About Assessing Strengths and Skills for Career Transitions 

Be an Agent of Change! Pilot the CORO Anti-Racism Tool in a Coaching Context

EQ and You: An Introduction to Emotional Intelligence for Professionals

An Introvert’s Guide to Navigating the Workplace

Impactful Communication Through Masterful Questions 

Building a New Program without Burning Out 

1st Gen Professionals 

11:05 – 11:25 AM


10 Minute Activity: Energizing Drink Demo led by Deepak Sharma and move to sessions

11:25 – 12:40 PM

Concurrent Sessions Round 2

Hiring - What the Last Two Years Have Taught Us 

Still Here and Thriving: BIPOC Reflections on Growing Into Mid-Level Roles 

Successful Working Relationships with Fully Remote Employees 

Coaching for Career Development 

The Bold Upskill Strategy-Future Proof Your Careers

Impromptu Speaking 

The Giraffe and the Jackal: How to Upskill Your Communication Strategies with Non-Violent Communication Techniques

12:40 – 1:40 PM

Lunch Break

Two lunchtime networking activities from 12:50 to 1:30 PM:

  • Network and Nosh
  • Staff Orgs Info and Networking Rooms 

1:45 – 3:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions Round 3

Leadership Lessons from Lasso

So You Want to Be a Project Manager?

Imposter Syndrome, Perfectionism and Perfectionist Culture

Making Your Expectations Known: Leveraging UC Experience Conversations for Career Growth

Building Collaborative Teams: Best Practices

Building Your Brand One Story At a Time 

Breaking Out of Our Communities of Complaint

3:00 – 3:20 PM


10 Minute Activity: Samba led by Ezra Bristowand move to keynote

3:20 – 3:50 PM

Afternoon Keynote - sponsored by BetterUp: 

Thrive Big by Starting Small - Now!

Speakers: Christine Carter, VP of Product Development, BetterUp and Eugene Whitlock, UC Berkeley Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief People & Culture Officer

3:50 – 4:10 PM

Closing Remarks

4:15 - 5:00 PM

Networking Activity: Virtual Happy Hour