2024 Concurrent Sessions

Discovering Your Ikigai - Finding Purpose in Work and Life

Presenters: Danielle Posa, Nicole Carline

Session Description: A one-of-a-kind opportunity for individuals to develop a deeper understanding of themselves and each other. We offer a special session where we guide participants through a process of self-evaluation. We explore their personal stories, unwavering passions, unique talents, and the broader impact they want to make in the world...

Mastering Transferable Skills for a Diverse Career Landscape

Presenters: Jolie Lam, Phyllis Lin, Harumi Quinones

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This session will focus on enhancing key transferable skills: independent thinking, communication, and leadership & management. Drawing on frameworks from UC Berkeley's People & Culture and various global institutions...

Influence Without Authority: Leadership as an Individual Contributor

Presenter: Catherine Burns

Session Description: Author and CEO coach Kim Scott says that there are two types of star employees: "superstars" and "rockstars." While superstars are gunning for promotions, rockstars are grounding themselves as experts in their roles. According to recent research, most individual contributors (62%) plan to stay in IC roles over becoming a manager.

How can ICs take ownership of their career growth, leverage their knowledge and...

Mapping Success Through Culture Fit: Discovering Potential in Community and Collaboration

Presenter: Dr. Darla Shaw

Session Description: Aligning personal values with organizational culture is vital in today’s workplaces. This session, led by an HR and Hiring expert, highlights hiring for culture fit and the importance of community building. We'll explore Work Culture Archetypes—Creative Cloud, Blaze Performance, Flow Innovation, Steadfast Traditional, and Harmony Balance. Strategies will be shared for identifying candidates who match these cultural values, beyond...

Owning Your Career at the UC

Presenter: Andy Storch

Session Description: The Own Your Career workshop is designed to inspire and motivate employees to take ownership of their careers and to understand how they can be responsible for their own career growth so that they create a career path that leaves them happier, more engaged, and often more loyal and ensures that your company is getting the best from your people.

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Accessible and Assistive Technologies for All

Presenter: Julie Ha

Session Description:

Join us for an immersive session focused on "Accessible and Assistive Technologies for All," where you'll discover practical insights and strategies to enhance accessibility and inclusivity in digital environments.

We want to emphasize that you don’t have to be tech-savvy to join– this session is designed for everyone, regardless of your level of familiarity with technology....

Afternoon Keynote: The Future of Well-Being and the Awakened Life

Presenter: Dr. Deepak Chopra

Session Description: Experience an illuminating keynote with Dr. Deepak Chopra on The Future of Well-Being and the Awakened Life. Explore the multifaceted nature of well-being, extending beyond physical health to encompass emotional, mental, and spiritual dimensions. Discover the interplay between well-being and an awakened existence, highlighting the significance of self-awareness and holistic...

Morning Keynote: What I Wish Someone Had Told Me Sooner About How to Take Control of Your Career

Presenter: Gorick Ng

Session Description: Have big career goals... but not sure how to achieve them? Or, struggling to figure out what your goals even are? Join Gorick Ng, first-gen college grad and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author of The Unspoken Rules, for an interactive session that will help you reflect on what you want and how to...

Using AI Productively at Work, Home, & Job Hunting

Presenter: Jill Finlayson

Session Description: Generative Artificial Intelligence (Generative AI) has democratized access to Artificial Intelligence, but what are good ways to use it, what are some of the risks, and how do we use AI to accelerate our productivity? A non-technical discussion about what you need to know about how artificial intelligence, machine learning, and generative AI work. Examine various use cases, explore how students and peers have been...