Berkeley Lab

Director’s Awards Workshop & the Expanded IDEA Award

The Director’s Awards program recognizes the significant achievements of Lab employees. Each year, these awards are given for accomplishments, leadership, collaboration, multi-disciplinary science, cross-divisional projects, and commitment to excellence in support of the Lab’s mission and strategic goals.

Each year, Berkeley Lab employees submit nominations of individuals and teams, which are then reviewed by a Lab-wide Director’s Awards committee. Recognized achievements should have occurred or culminated in the past twelve months, with the exception of Lifetime Achievement Award and Berkeley Lab Citation.

New & Expanded IDEA Award

This year the Director’s Awards will include an IDEA award given in one or more of the following three areas:

Outreach: Honoring significant efforts to increase current and/or future diverse representation at the Lab.

Mentorship: Significant efforts to foster belonging and access to opportunities for career advancement for employees regardless of background.

Lab Community: Significant efforts to cultivate networks of support and build cultures of inclusion at the Lab.

Director’s Awards workshop – Friday, March 25th

Learn how to submit a winning nomination at the annual Director’s Awards workshop next Friday, March 25th at 12:30pm (calendar link).

At the workshop, we will give an overview of the process, introduce the new awards categories, and hear from past nominators and Lab Recognition Committee (LRC) members on what makes a successful nomination. We will record the workshop and make it available on the Director’s Awards website. Please feel free to share this invitation with your colleagues. Any employee is able to put in a nomination.