Professional Development

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.

Communities of Practice

Communities of Practice – Each Community of Practice brings together staff with similar professional interests, and serve as a community to share knowledge and offer professional development. They develop a shared collective of resources and tools to enhance particular skills.

Be Well at Work – Faculty/Staff Health Programs

Be Well at Work – Faculty/Staff Health Programs – Prevention services and workshops addressing ergonomics, wellness, and work/life through a continuum of treatment services such as employee assistance, occupational health, and disability services.

Conflict Resolution & Prevention Training

The Staff Ombuds Office offers a variety of classes and workshops to help manage and resolve conflict in the workplace. For a list of current dates of Conflict Resolution & Prevention trainings, please visit the Staff Ombuds Office Training page.

Below are general descriptions of classes we offer and our class schedule for 2018. TO REGISTER for a class, enter the UC Learning Center site directly through the Blu portal. Classes are free.

Multicultural Education

The Multicultural Education Program is pleased to offer workshops for staff and campus departments that address issues of diversity, inclusion and multiculturalism.

Sponsored Tuition

University Extension logo          Free UC Berkeley Extension Courses for Eligible Staff Employees

Functional Development

Some of large job families at UC Berkeley identified competencies and or curriculum to help employees in those jobs development the functional and technical skills and knowledge they need.  If you are a professional in one of these identified fields or would like to explore one of these, click the link on the left related to the appropriate program to learn more. 

Technology and Systems Training

Program Overview


UC Berkeley Human Resources Learning and Development offers technology training courses at no cost to staff and departmental units across campus in an effort to enhance performance, increase productivity, and promote career mobility.

Topic Areas
• Collaboration and Cloud Services
• Database Development
• Desktop Publishing
• Learning Management
• Microsoft Office and Google Apps
• Multimedia Production
• Process Automation
• Project Management and Productivity