Lottery Open: NOW Staff Career Development Conference, July 25, 2019

May 13, 2019

 Human Resources


Dear Colleagues,

It is my pleasure to announce that the lottery for the Next Opportunity at Work (NOW) Conference is now open.  You can access the interest form on the NOW Conference website or by clicking HERE. Based on your feedback, we implemented a new registration process this year to give as many staff as possible an equal opportunity to attend. The deadline for entering the lottery is Sunday, May 19, 2019.

Please note: The interest form is only to enter the lottery and is not the formal registration for the conference. Those chosen from the lottery will be provided registration information at the beginning of next week, 5/20-5/25. The selection process will be random to ensure all interested staff members an equal opportunity to participate. If you receive an email saying you have been selected from the lottery, you will have two weeks to register for the conference before we give your spot to someone on the waitlist. If you are not selected from the lottery, you will be notified of your place on the waitlist.

The Conference will take place on Thursday, July 25th at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel in the Berkeley Marina. We chose this year’s theme, “Own Your Career,” to encourage and empower staff to take control of their career here at UC Berkeley and to underscore our commitment to provide you with the best opportunities to do so.  

Your professional development continues to be a priority for me, as it is for campus leadership. In addition to attending the NOW Conference, I encourage you to explore all of the staff learning and development opportunities that we offer here on campus.

Please email the NOW Conference Committee ( with any questions regarding the conference and registration process. Thank you for your continued service to our university as we endeavor to make Berkeley the most engaging and rewarding place to work.


Warmest wishes,

Jo Mackness

Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor of Human Resources


If you are a manager who supervises UC Berkeley employees without email access, please circulate this information to all.


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