NOW Encore Series

We have expanded the NOW 2020 virtual Conference to include a NOW Encore Series of timely topics presented by campus staff with unique experience and expertise. This series of virtual workshops will be offered throughout the fall. To attend a live Encore Series session click here to check out the offerings and registration links. Recordings of these sessions are posted below. 

Leveraging Agile Mindset for Career Planning

Wed 9/2, 1:00 - 2:30pm

Course Code: BECAR NE101

Session Description: An agile mindset is a set of attitudes that cultivate a high-performing work environment. These attitudes include respect, collaboration, continuous improvement, pride in ownership, focus on delivering value, and the ability to adapt to change. Learn an updated approach to career development using an agile mindset that can help you to create effective and agile career plans.

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Intentional and Creative Envisioning for Conscious Leadership

Thurs 9/24, 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Course Code: BECAR NE102

Session Description: Explore creative envisioning and mindfulness practices as tools to produce positive changes in your life. You will learn how selfexploration and awareness creates the potential for deep and meaningful growth as an individual. These practices can also be conduits for conscious leadership and can connect efforts to impact our communities as a collective. The format for this session is interactive and experiential with several practices to envision your future self and thrive in your personal life and in your career.

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Effective Job Interviewing

Thurs 10/8, 1:30 – 3 pm

Course Code: BECAR NE103

Session Description: You've submitted an amazing job application that resulted in a call to interview for your dream job. Next, you must meet the interview team and demonstrate that you are the most qualified candidate for the job. We will explore the critical areas that you must know to “stand out on top” in the interview: (1) interview types and formats, (2) preparing for and conducting the interview, (3) post interview, (4) interview do’s and don’ts, (5) offer and salary negotiation.

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Hack Your Job in 10 Days

Tue 10/13, 11:30 am – 12:45 pm

Course Code: BECAR NE107

Session Description: This workshop takes a new perspective on career development at Berkeley by utilizing some lesser-known resources to "hack" your skills, development, and job search. You will decipher job codes, sleuth salaries, gain access to hidden campus resources, and use them to deploy a 10-day plan of attack for advancing your career at Cal. Bonus hacks include insider tips for: tapping into hidden databases, infiltrating elite staff networks, automating alerts, energizing your evaluation, and more.

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Empowering Women of Color through Safe Spaces & Healing Circles

Thurs 10/29, 1:30 – 3 pm

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Course Code: BECAR NE104

Session Description: Since time immemorial communities of color, especially Native communities, have gathered in circles where they shar e their experiences, listen attentively and respectfully to others and when they are not in agreement with what is being said they patiently wait for their time to speak then communicate their disagreement in the most respectful way possible. Contrary to what has happened in the Western world, Native communities have been led and are being led in many cases by women who have been very skillful in creating bridges of solidarity among communities. At the end of the session attendees will be able to understand: 1) why safe spaces for women of color are needed, 2) how circles for women of color work 3) how to start your own circle for women of color.

Management is Mentorship

Thurs 11/19, 3 – 4:30 pm

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Course Code: BECAR NE105

Session Description: Applicants to the University of California, Berkeley "are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan." (Source: As staff, w e may ask ourselves, “How do we live up to these values and principles?” The answer is simple—management is mentorship. In this workshop, through case studies of actual practices in the Afterschool University Program of University Village Recreation, yo u will learn how to make your own mentorship toolkit to transform yourself from manager to mentor and your team from employees to mentees. We welcome teams from organizations to join this session so they can use the workshop as a space for kick -starting their organization growth in real-time.

Reimagining the American Dream

Fri 12/4, 11:30 am – 1 pm

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Course Code: BECAR NE106

Session Description: During this workshop, we will explore American symbolism, patriotic songs, and texts through interactive activities to help y ou consider how you feel you do/don't fit into the American Dream. We will then apply strategies of creative thinking, critical thinking, and futuristic/strategic thinking to support you to define and work toward creating your own American dream.