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Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

100 years ago, American women gained the right to vote with the passage of the 19th Amendment after decades of struggle. This Ken Burns film tells the story of this milestone by exploring race and gender roles that shaped the discussion. The Vote tells the dramatic culmination story of the hard-fought campaign waged by American […]

Gary May’s Diversity Mission: Creating Change By Helping Others – August 18, 2020

Join us for a Lab-wide Town Hall with UC Chancellor Gary May and Lab Director Mike Witherell on Tuesday, August 18, at 1 p.m. at View a recorded version Chanellor May’s talk. Chancellor May became UC Davis Chancellor in 2017 after three decades at Georgia Tech, where he was Dean of the College of […]

Video: Pilot 1 Workers On-Site Share Thoughts

Working on Lab sites in the COVID-19 era, with limited staffing and safety controls in place, is different, but also familiar. In this brief video, Pilot 1 on site workers share their experiences working at the Lab with COVID-19 controls in place.

IDEA Brown Bag for Staff – Creating a Culture of Feedback – February 25, 2020

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Office leads a series of IDEA Brown Bag sessions for staff. This month’s topic: Creating a Culture of Feedback Join us for a discussion and tour of all our available resources: LinkedIn Learning videos, discussion guides, tool kits, articles and case studies and One Minute for Idea slides. We’ll show […]

IDEA Brown Bag for Supervisors & Managers: Creating a Culture of Feedback – February 13, 2020

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Office leads a series of IDEA Brown Bag sessions for supervisors. This month’s topic is: Creating a Culture of Feedback. This is a safe place to bring questions and feedback on IDEA at the Lab and how you can help shape the conversation. Bring your lunch and a colleague! No […]

IDEA is a Personal Journey

IDEA and the principles it embraces are part of our responsibility as citizens of the Lab, as we all play a role in creating a culture of collaboration and respect. Change is a journey, and Henrik von der Lippe, Director of the Engineering Division, reflects on his path to IDEA ideals.  

Stewardship Responsibilities – A Note from Mike Witherell

In early November, Berkeley Lab Director, Mike Witherell emailed all scientific and engineering staff with a message about our stewardship responsibilities as members of the Berkeley Lab community. As the Lab’s Stewardship website states, “Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is committed to conducting groundbreaking research in science and technology, with a special focus on national priorities. […]

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.

Communication Workshop on August 14, 2019

Attendees of the “Becoming Comfortable With the Uncomfortable” workshop will learn more about communication styles, stress resilience, and strengthening creativity. The workshop takes place Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. to noon, in Bldg. 59-3101 (Wang Hall). Click for more information and to register.

New Lambda ERG Executive Sponsor – Mary Maxon

Biosciences Area Assistant Lab Director Mary Maxon is the new executive sponsor of the Lambda Alliance Employee Resource Group which represents LGBTQ employees and their allies at the Lab. She replaces Jay Keasling, CEO of the Joint BioEnergy Institute, who was the founding executive sponsor. For more information, or to join the Lambda Alliance ERG, […]