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Grant Writing 101 Workshop on June 22

Dr. Michel Foure, founder of Berkeley Grant Writing, will host a Grant Writing 101 workshop for postdocs and early career scientists next Friday, June 22, from 1–3:30 p.m. in the Building 66 Auditorium. The workshop will cover basic grant writing principles, best practices, and provide numerous tips. Register here.

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June 13 Workshop on Informational Interviewing for Early Career Scientists

The Lab’s Peter Fiske will host a new workshop on June 13 that offers tips on conducting an effective informational interview. He will review the progress made by 33 Lab postdocs who joined the Informational Interview Challenge in January. Hear their stories of discovering opportunities and new directions through informational interviewing. The workshop starts at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium. Register here.

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Interactive Live Theater Sessions Help Foster Harassment-Free Workplace

The Lab is offering a live, interactive theater experience, with trained actors, to foster a harassment-free workplace. Staff are encouraged to attend as a way to increase diversity, inclusion, and positive behavior. Register for the June 13 session at Potter St., or the June 21 session at JBEI. Attendees will receive harassment-prevention training credit. More>

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Emotional Intelligence Workshops Coming Up in June, July, and August

The workshops use group exercises and an interactive personality decoding method to help participants learn how to manage stress and emotions. Each workshop includes two sessions. Register for one of three workshops: June 7 and 21, July 6 and 20, or August 17 and 31. Registration instructions are here. Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged.

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Tell Your Story: May 31 Workshop on the ‘Art and Science’ of Communicating

The Lab’s Peter Fiske will lead a new workshop on “The Art & Science of Communication: Telling Your Story” on Thursday, May 31, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Building 66 Auditorium. This workshop is recommended for graduate students, postdocs, and early career scientists. Register here (course code PDT 0117). Visit postdocresources.lbl.gov for more information. The workshop will also be livestreamed at streaming.lbl.gov.

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African American ERG Hosts Emotional Intelligence Workshop

Members of the Lab’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) recently participated in an emotional intelligence workshop, which used group exercises and an interactive personality decoding method to help participants learn how to manage stress and emotions. The workshop was led by Derrick Bedford of iNeverWorry Consulting. The event was hosted by the African American ERG.

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May 23 UC Webinar on Improving Mental Health Awareness

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, the University of California’s “Stigma-Free” webinar series will feature a discussion by award-winning speaker and author Ross Szabo on how to improve efforts to raise awareness of mental health. The webinar runs from 11 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23. More>

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CERT Emergency Training Class Offered in May

If a disaster strikes, will you be prepared? The Lab’s Emergency Management group will host Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training in May. CERT training teaches disaster response skills such as preparedness, small fire suppression, medical triage and treatment, and light search and rescue. More>

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IT Division Offers Free Big Data Workshop May 1-2

Supported by the National Science Foundation’s Extreme Science and Engineering Development Environment, the workshop will provide information on Hadoop, Spark, and other tools. The course runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 1 and 2. Attendance is free, but space is limited. Go here for more information and to register. Deadline is April 26.

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Archiving Files and Records Workshop

Is space in your office limited? Are you moving to a new office? Do you need to process the records of a retiree? Learn which files need to be kept or archived, and which can be tossed, at a workshop sponsored by the Archives and Records Office. The May 10 class runs from 10 to 11 a.m. in Perseverance Hall. Register here. Contact Karen Nelson (x4686) for more information.

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