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Grow Your Career with Gartner

Did you know? All UC employees can access free online professional development resources through UC’s subscription to the Gartner Learning & Development Leadership Council. Gartner is a leading research and advisory company that provides insights, best practices and tools to help individuals and organizations grow and achieve strategic priorities. Here are five great reasons to take advantage of it today.


Sign up today at no cost

You heard that right: All UC employees can access Gartner’s content at no charge through the university’s subscription. Here’s how to get started.

  1. Go to the Gartner homepage:
  2. Enter your UC email address and select Submit.
  3. Gartner will send an email to confirm your access, including a temporary password. Follow the instructions in this message to log into the site.

Gartner Recommendations:

Managing Information Overload in the Return to the Workplace
As organizations prepare for the return to the workplace, HR professionals can serve a strategic partner role by helping employees make decisions. HR professionals (i.e., HRBPS)can use this research to help employees make sense of their information context during the return to the workplace.

Podcast: Talent Angle — Cultivating Powerful Networks With Marissa King
In this Talent Angle interview, Marissa King explores the personal and professional impact of social networks. She offers guidance for HR professionals to help employees build meaningful and productive connections — enabling them to better own and align their network styles with professional goals.

Last Call: Submit a Nomination for UC WI Leadership Collaborative

UC Women's Initiative for Professional Development

The UC Women’s Initiative for Professional Development (UC WI) is a unique, experiential, systemwide professional development program for mid-career woman-identifying professionals that brings together participants from every UC location. Participants represent faculty, academic personnel and staff, people managers and non-people managers.

UC Berkeley Nomination Process

In order to be considered as a UC Berkeley candidate for UC WI, all nominees must follow UC Berkeley's nomination process. Please review information below before submitting your nomination. 

Each UC location is allotted a specific number of seats in each cohort to ensure systemwide representation. Each UC location manages their own nomination process to align with the systemwide nomination timeline. UC Berkeley has been allotted 12 participants: 3 faculty, 3 academic personnel and 6 staff.

View UC Berkeley's nomination process and access the form here.

Technology and Systems Training

Technology and Systems Training

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 learning path and desired pace.
  • Reserved sessions for current offerings or special topics can be scheduled for specific learner groups or business units.
  • Consultation and support services are available to leverage practical application of technologies to collaboratively achieve process improvement solutions.

New courses have been added to the catalog and the class schedule has offerings available through December 2021.
Learn more and register here.

Enter the NOW Conference Lottery

Enter the NOW Conference Lottery, first round of selections will be drawn on May 3!

The 2021 NOW Conference will be held virtually on June 3, 2021. Based on feedback and the success of last year’s registration, we are following the same process this year with the goal of giving as many staff as possible an equal opportunity to attend. 1,200 seats will be available for UC Berkeley staff.
Enter the Lottery Now!

Wellness Feature: Book Recommendation

Calm a Distressed Mind by Changing Your Environment:
Chatter by Ethan Kross

UC Berkeley's Greater Good Magazine recommends a new book that offers tools to help you avoid being overwhelmed by negative thoughts and feelings.

Chatter by Ethan Kross
As psychologist Ethan Kross describes in his new book Chatter, that voice is constantly analyzing the situations we’re in, reflecting on the past and future, and telling us who we are. While sometimes friendly and optimistic—it’s OK, everything’s going to work out!—it can also be critical and downbeat.

Did you know?

LinkedIn Learning offers more than 5,000 on-demand courses on business, creative, and technology skills and you get to access it for free as a UCB staff member. Click here to sign in/access your account!

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