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How Inclusion Can Make Your Team Stronger

Inclusion creates a welcoming and belonging environment at Berkeley Lab. It means all members of your team feel free to bring their best selves to work. Berkeley Lab’s Chief Diversity Officer Lady Idos asks reflective questions about inclusion on your team.  

Tang Center Offers Six-Session Series on Mindful Living

UCLA’s Neesha Patel will present a six-session series on mindful awareness on Wednesdays, from August 1 to Sept. 19, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The cost for the series — presented by UC Berkeley’s Tang Center — is $215. The practice of mindfulness can help reduce stress and promote health and well-being. More>>

Inclusion Means Everyone Has a Chance to Participate

Berkeley Lab employees share their thoughts on how inclusion allows us to bring our best selves to work because we feel valued for who we are. IDEA — inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability — is a permanent part of the culture at Berkeley Lab.

Three Questions For Misha Gonzalez

Misha Gonzalez, an architect in Facilities, was recently presented with the Kevin McCauley Memorial Outstanding Staff Award from UC President Janet Napolitano. In our Three Questions For series, we asked Gonzalez, a specialist in access, about what she is doing to improve accessibility at the Lab. More>>

Webinar on Bright Horizons Services – July 16, 2019

If you’re looking for a nanny or babysitter for date night, perhaps you need a housecleaner or pet-sitter for your furry friend, or your adult relative needs assistance in another state, you have free access to a national database of caregivers that will help you find the support your looking for.  Do you need full- or […]

The Who of IDEA

Implementing IDEA’s goals is the responsibility of everyone at Berkeley Lab. Leading and supporting these efforts are the DEI Senior Leadership Council, the DEI Council of Chairs, the Lab’s Employee Resource Groups, and area diversity teams. For more, see the ‘Who We Are’ tab at

IDEA 101: What’s Behind Building a Better Team Culture

The Lab’s focus on inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability — IDEA — is designed to build an even better team culture and promote innovation. Learn how these ideals connect the Lab’s workforce, workplace, and community to its scientific mission. More>>

Call for 2019 CUCSA Nominations

Berkeley Lab is seeking a new delegate to serve a two-year term on the Council of UC Staff Assemblies. This assignment is effective August 1 and the delegate will attend quarterly meetings September 2019 through June 2021. The application deadline is July 24. More>>

August Workshops on Being a Better Facilitator

Have you ever wanted to help people learn, grow, organize, decide, change, or develop conviction for action? A two-part workshop on improving your facilitation skills will be held August 23 and 30. The Lab’s Kia Afcari will lead these daylong sessions. Click for more information and to register.

Your Role in Building a Welcoming and Inclusive Culture

Diversity drives the ideas that unlock our science, according to Berkeley Lab Director Mike Witherell. He calls on all Lab employees to take part in a discussion on changing the culture at the Lab by focusing on four concepts: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accountability, or IDEA. IDEA is a key enabler to accomplishing Berkeley Lab’s […]