Berkeley Staff Assembly’s Staff Perspectives

Where: Wells Fargo room at Haas

When: 12PM-1:15PM (Lunch will be served)

Join Cal Staff for an informal lunch with your colleagues and campus leaders on March 28 in the Wells Fargo Room at Haas. We will be sharing stories and identifying next steps to take to address current workforce issues. Through a series of simultaneous small table chats (6-8 staff per table), we will be exchanging ideas/questions/best practices across the following broad categories:

  • Performance Management--How might we ensure the continuing development of managers to ensure that managers are meeting staff needs?

  • Organizational Change--How might staff get more involved? What are some ideas/best practices staff can recommend on managing organizational change?

  • Employee Satisfaction--How might we achieve top marks in employee recognition, morale, and motivation?

  • Employee Value Proposition--In what ways might we improve staff recruitment and retention?

We hope that these casual, interactive discussions will produce valuable takeaways for how we can best cultivate a proactive and engaging work environment at Cal.

The following campus representatives have signed up to participate, and we hope you can join  us, too:

  • Jo Mackness, Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor, Human Resources

  • Jennifer Chizuk, Manager, Talent Development

  • Rick Bidgood, Management & Organizational Development Specialist

  • Barbara Broque, Organizational Effectiveness & Analytics Lead

  • Janet Speer, Director, CSS Human Resources/Academic Personnel Support

  • Jenny Kwon, Chancellor’s Office, Special Projects

  • Alex Gomez, Supervisor, CSS Recruitment

  • Rich Lau, Director, Total Rewards


Click here to register, indicate meal preference, and select the two topics you would be most interested in discussing. We will do our best to match you with a corresponding campus representative. Please note that we will accept registrations on a first come, first served basis, due to the limited capacity of the room.

See you there!

BSA’s Programs & Events Committee

The Berkeley Staff Assembly's events committee is planning for a Staff Engagement event in which staff chat with topic leaders and other staff in small group round table discussions. Through the survey linked below, we'd love to hear your general questions/concerns about staff/workforce issues on campus. This will help us greatly in ensuring that we address the most relevant topics. 

Programs & Events Committee Members: 

Connie Hsu, Co-Chair
Erin Simmer, Co-Chair

Casey Hennig
Elizabeth Geno
Karen Twelves
Rochelle Ford
Wade MacAdam

The Programs and Events Committee schedules the annual Chat with the Chancellor, Voices at the Table, the Fall, Holiday and Spring Luncheons, and other social events, both on and off campus, during work hours and after work. For more information, please contact Co-Chair Connie Hsu ( or Co-Chair Erin Simmer (