Save the Date: Next Opportunity at Work (NOW) Staff Career Development Conference, July 25, 2019

April 25, 2019

 Human Resources


Dear Colleagues,

I’m pleased to announce the date of the seventh annual Next Opportunity at Work (NOW) Conference! Our annual Staff Career Development conference will take place Thursday July 25, 2019 at the Doubletree Hilton at the Berkeley Marina.

The NOW Conference is designed to support your career and professional development. 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 opportunity to grow your career.  

Because of the great success last year, and to allow for maximum attendance, we will again be holding the 2019 NOW Conference at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel at the Berkeley Marina. Our goal is to offer you, our valued staff members of UC Berkeley, a truly professional conference experience.

Based on your feedback, we’ll be implementing a new registration process this year to give as many staff as possible an equal opportunity to attend. A lottery/interest form to attend the NOW Conference will open for one week starting on May 13. All staff will have one week to complete a short google form to be entered into the lottery. We’ll then randomly select 600 participants from the lottery pool, and provide instructions for registration starting the week of May 20. We’ll also create a waitlist for the event, and you’ll be provided a waitlist number.

I encourage you to speak with your manager soon to gain their support in attending this free, full-day professional development event sponsored by UC Berkeley Central HR. Refer to our UC Berkeley Policy regarding Staff Participation in Campus-Sponsored Activities for more details. Please email with any questions.



Jo Mackness
Interim AVC-HR

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


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