Are you struggling to communicate with someone on your team? Could cultural differences be the reason? To get the most out of a multicultural team, it’s important to understand these differences and learn to collaborate effectively. Find out more at Understanding Differences for Better Team Performance: Cultural Differences (BLI3002), a Berkeley Lab Learning Institute workshop, on Tuesday, June 4. Participants will analyze their own cultural style, learn multicultural communication techniques, and create an action plan to enhance your team’s interactions. Registration required.
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On Tuesday, May 14, ReadyTalk representatives will provide an overview of the Lab’s audio and web conferencing service. The training will take place from 11 a.m. to noon in the Building 50 Auditorium. Attendees will be introduced to the new video conferencing capabilities and learn user tips and best practices. Reservations are not required. The training will be recorded for viewing at a later time. For questions or access to the recorded session, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call x7997.
The Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) will hold a weeklong summer school on solar fuels, starting June 17. All are welcome to attend lectures from leading experts in surface chemistry and physics, to be held each morning in the Building 50 Auditorium. To attend the full school, including hands-on laboratory and instrument-training workshops, registration is required. More>
Many divisions are moving to an automated performance review process this year, using a Google-based platform. If your division is participating, you recently received a link to your self assessment form. The IT Division will offer Google Docs Performance Review Seminars on May 8 and 10 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. If you need help with completing your self assessment using Google Docs, or want more information about the automated process, be sure to attend. You do not need to register in advance. For more information, visit the IT website.
Lab employees interested in sharing physical science activities with students are invited to participate in an upcoming workshop, Secret Formulas. Learn to guide first graders as they investigate the properties of substances and make their own personal brands of paste, toothpaste, and ice cream. The activities provide experiences with chemistry, cause and effect, and build understanding central to controlled experimentation. The workshop is part of the Lab’s Center for Science and Engineering Education Berkeley Lab in School Settings (BLISS) program. It takes place on Monday, May 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Building 7-211. Registration is required. Lunch is provided.
Are you organized for your academic job search? Join Cynthia Fuhrmann on Thursday, May 2, for Job Hunting in Academia Part I (BLI1063), a Berkeley Lab Learning Institute workshop, for tips on refining and tailoring your cover letter, CV, and research and teaching statements to help ensure they stand out from the pack. Fuhrmann, assistant dean of Career & Professional Development at the University of Massachusetts, has a Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from UCSF and a Bachelors degree in Chemistry from UC Davis. This session is part of BLI’s Career Development Workshop Series for postdocs and graduate students. Scientists are also welcome to attend. Registration required.
On Thursday, May 2, the Lab will host an experiential workshop on Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) techniques for managing stress. Based on the research of John Kabat-Zin, MBSR techniques have been shown to positively impact stress, anxiety, pain and markers of immunity. Designed to increase awareness while reducing stress-related problems, this simple approach can be easily learned and applied in the workplace and at home. The workshop will be held at noon in Perseverance Hall, led by Genee Jackson, a counselor at UC Berkeley’s CARE Services. More>
Are you running out of space in your office, moving to a new office, or tasked with processing the records of retiring (or already retired) scientists? Learn more about files that need to be kept, which can be archived, which can be disposed of, and DOE and Lab compliance at a workshop (BLI0926) sponsored by the Archives and Records Office (ARO) and the Berkeley Lab Learning Institute (BLI) on Thursday, April 25, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Perseverance Hall. Registration is required. More>
Lab employees interested in sharing engaging science activities with local students are invited to participate in an upcoming workshop titled “Earth, Moon and Stars.” Learn to guide fifth graders as they engage in activities that help unravel their misconceptions about the Earth’s shape, gravity, orbit, and relationship to the rest of the universe. The workshop is part of the Lab’s Center for Science and Engineering Education Berkeley Lab in School Settings (BLISS) program. It takes place on Monday, April 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Building 7-211. Registration is required. Lunch is provided.
It takes certain skills and strategies to maximize scientific career opportunities and develop as a leader — but according to Peter Fiske, none of them are taught in grad school. Attend Stepping Up: Practical Career and Leadership Advice for Scientists (BLI1072) on Thursday, April 18, from noon to 1:30 p.m., to hear Fiske’s insightful perspectives. The author of “Put Your Science to WORK: A Take-Charge Career Guide for Scientists” and a career columnist for Science and Nature, Fiske regularly conducts workshops at UC Berkeley, Harvard, and Stanford. He is also a serial entrepreneur and CEO of PAX Water Technologies, Inc. Registration required.