Berkeley Lab

Supervisor Brown Bag: Responding to Current Events – June 10, 2020

To echo the June 10th community message from Mike Witherell, and to learn more about the goals of #ShutDownSTEM and related actions, join us for a 1-hour discussion and tour of the ‘Guidance for People Leaders’ Resource.

The Brown Bag session will provide guidance on how to respond to current events and how supervisors can actively support their employees. It will center on 7 key ways that people leaders can concretely support their African American colleagues and team members now and in the future. This resource also provides guidance on how leaders can begin and deepen practices of anti-racism in the Lab community and beyond.

Aditi Chakravarty, a lifelong student of DEI and anti-racism and Sr. Consultant of the HR Learning & Organizational Development team, will facilitate the session.

Date: June 10, 2020

Time: 12 noon – 1 pm


  • Guidance for People Leaders: Responding to Current Events and How to Show Up for Your Employees Right Now – This toolkit is to guide all people leaders (supervisors, managers, and directors) as you exercise leadership and respond to the needs of your teams during our current and ongoing crises. We need all of the Lab’s leaders to join us in reaching out, listening, and finding ways to understand and help address and rectify situations of racial discrimination, prejudice, and inequities within our Lab community.
  • IDEAs in Action: Racial Equity
  • Lab’s policies for non-discrimination, non-harassment, and non-retaliation, including equitable and consistent application of these policies across our organization.