Fall Staff Appreciation Week 2020 - Dec 7 - 11

December 2, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

Our Fall Staff Appreciation Week for 2020 is next week. In the September Employee Morale Survey, we asked you how you wanted to be appreciated, and we’ve built a week of offerings that reflect your responses.

While we've highlighted some offerings for this week, please note that we appreciate staff year-round. You can find these offerings on the staff appreciation week page here

Mark your calendars for Dec 7 - 11 for these staff offerings:

  • Monday 12/7 - Career Design thinking: 12 - 1pm - Often it seems there is an unspoken rule that we must have it all figured out - we need an entry career plan, a five-year plan, and even a plan for what we will do during retirement! The need to have ‘the answer’ to our careers implies there IS an answer, when in fact our careers (and lives) are unique, evolving, and impossible to define. This session will reframe career uncertainty and anxiety into healthy career exploration and an open-minded approach. Join the webinar here

  • Tuesday 12/8 - Discounts + Perks: Cal Student Store Get 20% off at the Cal Student Store/Bookstore by using code "staff2020" online. Valid from 12/7-12/11. Peet's Promo Peet’s is giving all UC Berkeley employees a free size upgrade every day from 12/7 - 12/11. Use code CALSTAFF at checkout to redeem. Offer available only at pickup.peets.com. Must apply code at checkout to redeem. $0.65 will be deducted from the purchase of any medium or large beverage.

  • Wednesday 12/9 - Informational Interviewing: 2 - 3:30pm - Expand your career strategy toolkit and your campus connections by learning how to conduct engaging informational interviews, even while working remotely. Please register in advance via this link as space is limited to the first 300 attendees. Registrants will be sent a zoom meeting link and bCal invite for the workshop.

  • Thursday 12/10 - Navigate Change and Gain Agency in your Career Goals:  12 - 1pm - Learn tools to effectively navigate work during times of change and uncertainty. This session is designed to inspire you with ways to create joy in your day-to-day work and give you a sense of agency in your career goals. Join the webinar here.

  • Friday 12/11 - Office Hours: Get Your Career Exploration Questions Answered:  12 - 1pm - Office hours to answer questions, discuss stories, and share strategies for career exploration. This will be an informal session; come prepared to share and hear from fellow colleagues! Space is limited to the first 300 attendees. Join this Zoom meeting here.

We hope to see you at one or all of these events!

With thanks and appreciation for all that you do,

Eugene & Lasana

Eugene Whitlock, Chief People & Culture Officer
Lasana O. Hotep, Director, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

People & Culture