Today at Berkeley Lab

Career Workshop for Postdocs on Aug. 24

The Lab’s Postdoc Association is hosting a career seminar on Wednesday, Aug. 24 from 3 to 5 p.m. The topic will be “Interviewing in Industry and at National Labs” with speaker Michel Foure of the Energy Technologies Area. Go here to register and for more information. This event is focused on postdocs, but all Lab researchers are invited to attend.

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Employee Volunteers Complete CERT Training

Fourteen employees completed the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. The Lab’s FEMA-compliant program is part of the Disaster Assistance Teams (Building Emergency Team, Medical Emergency Response Team, CERT, and Damage Assessment Team), designed to augment professional response to disasters. Go here to see who completed the training.

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IT Training Opportunities

The IT Division is offering a series of training opportunities in Intro/Intermediate/Advanced Excel including a special “Excel for Science” class. Additional classes include “Advanced Arduino” and a Software Carpentry class on “Intro to the Unix Shell and Git” taught by Greg Wilson. For more information and to register go here.

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Lab Staff Complete UC Women’s Initiative for Empowerment Training

Rebecca Abergel (Chemical Sciences) and Michelle Lee (HR) completed the inaugural program, which provides professional development for mid-career women. Each campus nominated two candidates to attend four sessions. The program seeks to create a pipeline and network of women professionals who can contribute to one another’s and UC’s success.

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Active Shooter Response Training Offered July 11, 12, and August 8, 9

The training is offered on July 11 (3 to 4 p.m.), July 12 (11 a.m. to noon), August 8 (9 to 10 a.m.), and August 9 (1 to 2 p.m.) in the Building 50 Auditorium. Protective Service’s Al Benitez will lead the training. Participants are advised that subject matter is sensitive. See LBL-0010 for more information on active shooters and emergencies.

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Six-Week Mindfulness Course Offered by UC Berkeley August 25 to Sept. 29

The practice of mindfulness is receiving increasing scientific support as a means to reduce stress, improve cognitive flexibility, foster relationship satisfaction, and promote health and well-being. The course (5:30 to 7:30 p.m.) provides participants with the basic principles of mindfulness, as well as tools for developing and applying mindfulness in daily life. Registration is required.

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Application Process for UC Management Skills Assessment Program Open Through July 15

Laboratory supervisors are eligible to apply to the UC Management Skills Assessment Program either as an assessee or an assessor. Assessees gain knowledge and insight regarding strengths, areas for skill development, and career direction through feedback from assessors. More>

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Lab Hosted Clean Energy Workshop with Keynote by DOE Deputy Secretary

Twelve international (Canada, Denmark, Mexico, and Russia) and three local STEM teachers participated, as part of “New Frontiers in Clean Energy Education: A Training for International Teachers.” The keynote address was given by DOE Deputy Secretary Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall. More>

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Laboratory Employee Time System (LETS) Training is Launched

Are you a new employee, a supervisor who approves time, or a LETS timekeeper? If so, you are invited to participate in training specialized for your role. Three new LETS training modules are now available for time entry, timekeeping, and approvers. Visit training.lbl.gov to take these online training modules.

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Lab Community Emergency Response Team Launched

Staff can be trained to assist during disasters, when first responders are often overwhelmed. Training includes emergency preparedness, basic fire suppression, medical assessment, patient transport, and light search and rescue. Take EHS 520 and 522, LBL 0010 or PSD 0150, PSD 0131, and PSD 0121 classes to qualify. Send e-mail here for more information.

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