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Sept. 27 Training for K-12 Outreach

Employees interested in demonstrating science in local classrooms are invited to attend one of two trainings on Friday, Sept. 27, one at 9 a.m. and the other at 1 p.m. The sessions will cover specific science topics, communication, and classroom management. More information and registration >>

WD&E Hosts Sept. 26 Mentor Appreciation Event

Workforce Development & Education will host its annual mentor recognition event on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 3:30 p.m. in the cafeteria dining hall. The event honors the Lab’s outstanding mentors and STEM partners and highlights accomplishments from the past year. Date: September 26, 2019 Time: 3:30 – 4:30 pm Location: Berkeley Lab Cafeteria (Building 54) […]

Sept. 27 Workshops on Leading Respectful Environments

Respectful Work Environment workshops will be held Friday, Sept. 27. The interactive training builds skills in civil communications, harassment prevention, and bystander intervention. The morning session is for supervisors and the afternoon session is for staff. Seats are limited; register now.

Three Questions For NERSC’s Cory Snavely

The term “team psychological safety” was introduced by Harvard behavioral scientist Amy Edmondson, defined as “a shared belief that the team is safe for interpersonal risk-taking.” Cory Snavely leads the Infrastructure Services Group at NERSC and explains how he fosters psychological safety at work. Full Story>>

Three Questions for Merlin Lopez

Merlin Lopez, an electrical coordinator for the ALS-U project, emigrated to the U.S. from El Salvador, stays connected to his culture through food and music, and counts his parents as role models. Learn more about Lopez as part of Elements’ Hispanic Heritage Month “Three Questions For” series. Full Story>>

Lady Idos On the Value of Psychological Safety

Psychological safety in the work environment allows team members to feel safe to take risks. When team members feel safe, they are more effective, engaged, and stay longer, explains Chief DEI Officer Lady Idos in this short video.  

Three Question For LaTonja Wright on Team Effectiveness

This month IDEA is exploring what goes into making up highly effective teams. The five components of team effectiveness are psychological safety, dependability, structure and clarity, meaning, and impact. HR’s LaTonja Wright talks about her career experience with teams. Read more>>

Employees Help Raise Lab Awareness at Solano Stroll

Last Sunday, more than 25 employees volunteered at Berkeley Lab’s booth at the Solano Stroll, the largest street festival in the East Bay. Hundreds of visitors stopped by the booth to learn about the Lab and interact with hands on activities. More pictures>>

SLAM Pitch Contest on Sept. 19

Postdoc and early career researchers will make three-minute pitches on their research before a panel of judges in a SLAM competition on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 2:30 to 4 p.m., in the Building 50 Auditorium. Employees are invited to join in person, via Zoom, or at Potter St. and JGI locations. More information>>

Managers Invited to Attend SAFE Workshop in Chicago

Lab managers are invited to attend the Safety Academy for Excellence workshop on Oct. 8 and 9 or Oct. 10 and 11 at Argonne National Lab (division sponsorship required). This workshop focuses on psychological safety and management skills, as well as physical safety. Click to express interest.