Professional Development

First Take / Second Look: Exploring Unconscious Bias

Please join your Berkeley Law colleagues for a facilitated interactive workshop led by the Campus Multicultural Education Program (MEP) on workplace diversity.

First Take/Second Look engages participants in a discussions regarding our behaviors that might be problematic for others, as well as what to do about situations where we may be on the receiving end of biased behavior.

The outcomes of the workshop are:

  • To understand what Unconscious Bias is
  • To reveal the impacts and consequences of Unconscious Bias
  • To review how Unconscious Bias happens here on campus
  • To be able to take actions in response to Unconscious Bias

Like all of the MEP workshops, First Take/Second Look will use experiential learning techniques including small and large group interactions and discussions. Further, the workshop uses activities that provide a common experience for the group, and provide ideas for use in everyday work in a diverse environment like Cal. Resources are also discussed, so participants can connect with other offices and opportunities at Cal.

This is the second of three MEP trainings to be held at Berkeley Law. Those who complete of all three trainings will earn an MEP Certificate.

The link to rsvp is at:

Book Launch: Persuasion, The Hidden Forces That Influence Negotiations (Routledge 2018)

Some exciting news – my new book has just been released! Hope you find it useful and can share it with others:
Title: Persuasion: The Hidden Forces That Influence Negotiations
Author: Jasper Kim
Publisher: Routledge (2018)
Book Description:

Persuasion: The Hidden Forces That Influence Negotiations represents the first book of its kind to package and present persuasion principles in an innovative, international, and interdisciplinary fashion. 

This easy-to-understand book is the culmination of seminal research findings spanning across decades and disciplines―psychology, philosophy, negotiations, decision-making, logic, law, and economics, among others―from esteemed experts around the world. Persuasion provides a series of short, simple-to-use intellectual tools to go above and beyond merely describing ‘what to think’―but ‘how to think’ in a persuasion, influence, and negotiation context―across a diverse array of disciplines, sectors, and situations from boardrooms to classrooms for the twenty-first century.

Career Development Support

UC Berkeley and Berkeley Law support and encourage the growth and development of its employees. As you establish goals for the next year, remember to consider the resources available to support your success. Check out the HR website for information about paid time off, reduced fees, and free classes. Feel free to contact Trisha Milazzo in HR if you’d like help developing a plan.

REMINDER: Next Opportunity At Work (NOW) Conference July 26th

This is a reminder for everyone who registered for the Next Opportunity at Work (NOW) Conference, UC Berkeley’s professional development conference for staff: it’s this Wednesday, July 26th, 8am-5pm, at the MLK Student Union building off Bancroft and Telegraph

Schedule and speaker info here:

Registration is now full, but the Professional Development Subcommittee will distribute to all law school staff any videos or hand-outs from conference sessions when available.

August Professional Development Training: Motivation and Procastination

The Professional Development Subcommittee is pleased to present:

A training by Lecturer in Residence and Director of the Appellate and Competitions Program Bill Fernholz

Thursday, August 10th, 2017
Warren Room

Light refreshments provided!

How do you stay motivated in work and life? It’s hard, particularly when deadlines are far away, and you may be harshly judged in spite of your best efforts. Bill has spent sixteen years teaching students how to stay motivated when they would much prefer to be on Facebook. He also is a chronic procrastinator, so he speaks from experience. Learn tips to stay on track!

Questions? Contact Alex Lee, Chair of the PD Subcommittee.