IDEAs in Action Workshops 

Upcoming Workshops

Lean In’s Allyship at Work Program

March 8 - June 7, 2024 

Join the IDEA Office for Lean In’s Allyship at Work Program. We need all employees to show up as allies to advance a culture of inclusion and belonging for everyone at Berkeley Lab. 

What is allyship?
This program defines allyship as “An active and consistent effort to use your privilege and power to support and advocate for people with less privilege.”

Program Description:
The Allyship at Work Program helps you understand your privilege and power to create change and teaches you more than 50 specific, research-backed actions you can take to show up as an ally. This program is for everyone, regardless of your role, level, or identity. You’ll learn how to show up in both private and public ways for your coworkers with traditionally marginalized identities - such as women, people of color, people with disabilities, the LGBTQ+ community, and those with intersecting identities. 

Learn more about the Allyship at Work Program.

Program Details:
This five part program starts with two virtual 2-hour workshops that serves as a primer on allyship, why it’s important, and how to practice it. 

Following the workshop, you’ll meet in small groups three more times to provide accountability and support as you put what you’ve learned into practice. 

It’s important that participants commit to all workshops and sessions.

Program Dates & Times:

The deadline to sign up is Friday, March 1st.

Allyship at Work Spring 2024 Registration Form

Breakout rooms:
We will have breakout rooms by job level and will also have space for people with traditionally marginalized identities. If you want to be in that space please indicate that on the registration form to let us know.

Questions? Contact the IDEA Office, Kelly Perce:

Past Events

IDEA at Berkeley Lab – Overview and Resources 

Lunchtime Learning
Thursday, February 22, 2024
12 noon - 12:45 pm PT

Workshop Slides - IDEA at Berkeley Lab Overview

Workshop Recording

Are you new to Berkeley Lab or would you just like a refresher of all that IDEA has to offer?

Join us on Thursday, February 22 at 12 noon for a lunchtime seminar on IDEA resources, how to get involved, and where to find and build community.

We will give you a preview of all of our websites, a summary of our learning resources, an overview of our Employee Resource Groups, volunteer opportunities, and career development resources.

Date: Thursday, February 22, 2024 (add it to your calendar)

Time: 12 – 12:45 pm PT

Join us on Zoom

IDEA 10 Cups Networking Program

February 20 - March 26, 2024

What do you think of arranging 10 informational interviews over virtual coffee? Let's do it! The 10 Cups Networking program will support you building your career network for advancement. This growth-focused networking approach will prepare you to plan and conduct  successful informational interviews.

In this accelerated program you’ll have asynchronous and synchronous peer support across 6 weeks to get feedback and trade tips.

The goal of the 10 Cups Program is to support you to build self-sustaining networks that enable you to advance your professional development.  You’ll track and reflect on the results of each informal coffee chat to get the most out of your efforts. 

This WSEC and ECERG co-sponsored Accelerated Program is open to the entire Lab community!

3 zoom workshops:  

3 Google Space check-ins:

Full program information and resources can be found on the 10 Cups Networking website