Concurrent Session Round 3

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...

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...

Mastering Memory to Unlock Your Potential & Enhance Professional Success

Presenter: Chester Santos

Session Description: Master the fundamental principles for developing powerful memory skills. Learn from the world’s leading memory skills expert! In this very fun & interactive presentation, U.S. Memory Champion & UC Berkeley grad, Chester Santos – “The International Man of Memory” will help you to develop life-changing skills to greatly enhance your professional development & lifelong learning.

You will unlock your mind's...

Leading with Trust

Presenter: Jacqueline Wales

Session Description: Trust is the most important element of building strong collaborative relationships but is frequently the one thing that undermines organizational success. We will take a deep dive into the necessary behaviors and mindset for building self-trust, trust with others, and organizational trust. In this workshop participants will discover their blind spots and takeaway strategies to implement in their career and life.


Fuel Your People Power: Developing the Top In Demand Workplace Skills

Presenter: Kelsey Neff

Session Description: Fuel Your People Power: Developing the Top In Demand Workplace Skills is designed to transform your career trajectory! In today's competitive workplace, success relies not just on technical expertise but on mastering essential soft skills.

This session covers a spectrum of vital soft skills, from communication and leadership to teamwork, creativity, time management, and adaptability. Engage in...

Discover Your Potential and Map Your Success When Disability Knocks

Presenters: Derek Coates, Ben Fils

Session Description: This presentation focuses on situating the employee with the disability as a targeted population at the center of the discussion. The first Learning Objective is to communicate that employees with disabilities are successful with and without accommodation at UC Berkeley. Employees with disabilities can and do Thrive. “Thriving” means...

Charting the Course for a Successful Career at the UC

Presenters: Susan Cass, James Dudek, Aileen Liu, Kim Sapp Dinwiddie

Session Description: Are you thinking about making a career transition, but not sure where to start? Are you interested in a new opportunity, but not sure if you're qualified? In this session, you will hear stories from...