Professional Development

NOW Conference

What: NOW, which is in its 11th year, is an all-day conference designed to support UC staff with career and professional development through inspiring keynote speakers, workshops with thought leaders, networking connections with peers, and career planning resources. We are anticipating up to 1,500 staff attendees. Who: We invite all UC staff to attend as part of their professional development UC Berkeley staff - Registration is sponsored by Berkeley People & Culture. UCB staff will be sent a link to enter the lottery for 1200 seats. Staff from all other UC locations - We will have 300...

NOW Conference-2022

What: NOW, which is in its 10th year, is an all-day conference designed to support UC staff with career and professional development through inspiring keynote speakers, workshops with thought leaders, networking connections with peers, and career planning resources. This year’s theme is Upskill, Reskill, Thrive! We are anticipating up to 1,500 staff attendees. Who: We invite all UC staff to attend as part of their professional development UC Berkeley staff - Registration is sponsored by Berkeley People & Culture. UCB staff will be sent a link to enter the lottery for 1200 seats. Staff...

NOW Conference 2021

UC Berkeley People & Culture is excited to announce the 9th annual Next Opportunity at Work (NOW) Conference for staff career development will be held virtually on June 3, 2021. The NOW Conference is an all-day event designed to support UC staff with career and professional development. Learn all about NOW below!

UC Systemwide Core Competency ABCs

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Competencies are identified knowledge, skills, and abilities that describe employee traits which directly and positively impact the success of the employee and the organization. Competencies can be objectively measured, enhanced, and improved through coaching and learning opportunities.

Across the UC system, competencies have been identified...

2020 NOW Conference

2020 NOW Conference Website Archive

Research Administration Professional Development Program (RAPDP)

The Research Administration Professional Development Program (RAPDP) is a training curriculum designed for both new and experienced Research Administrators (RAs) as well as anyone interested possibly becoming an RA. The program consists of 21 topics that cover...

Sponsored Tuition

University Extension logo Sponsored Tuition enables eligible staff to take UC Berkeley Extension classes! People & Culture, in cooperation with UC Berkeley Extension, is proud to announce that we have enhanced the University Extension Sponsored Tuition program.

Sponsored Tuition is a career development initiative spearheaded...

Technology and Systems Training

Program Overview


The Technology and Systems Training program offers professional development opportunities to all campus employees with a results-oriented focus on productivity, process improvement, data management, business intelligence, and automation.

Registration is free to all employees. The course catalog features over 35 custom-designed topics. Workshops are facilitated live in a virtual classroom environment. Sessions are a short, one-hour duration. Learning objectives address specific related skill sets. No prerequisites are required, allowing learners to manage their own...

Staff Organizations

Staff Organizations – Staff Organizations offer individuals the opportunity to become more involved in campus life. Many of these groups are identity-based and celebrate the diversity of our staff members, while also offering a safe space on campus to share and learn about each other.