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Haas Professional Development Programs for Staff

The programs below are designed to provide Haas staff development opportunities connected to executing the School's strategic plan and mission. These series of workshops and training programs are tailored for Haas and are facilitated by the School's senior leadership and/or theme experts. In these interactive workshops and training programs staff will experiment new behaviors and/or ways of thinking.

Changemaker X with Alex Budak

Dates/Time: October 12 (9AM - 2PM) and November 1 (9AM - 1PM)
Chou Hall (Room N340+344)

Sign up here! Deadline to register is Friday, September 28th.

Course Description:

Learn practical and actionable tools and approaches to better navigate and lead positive change at Haas and beyond.


Why take this workshop?

This course will inspire, train and equip you to convert raw energy and enthusiasm for creating a better world into real skills and a mindset which will empower you to create positive change both here at Haas and off campus. When we strive to make a difference in our work- such as launching a new program, serving students in a transformational way, or even being a teammate or manager who makes the world better for your colleagues- generating positive impact can sometimes seem abstract and feel out of reach. Alex Budak, Haas' Changemaker in Residence, distills the wide-ranging lessons he's learned working with hundreds of changemakers around the world- as a social entrepreneur and education innovator- into this content-rich, transformational course.

What will you learn?

This practical, action-oriented workshop will empower you to realize the opportunities to make positive change around you every day. You'll be equipped and inspired to make a difference right away, at Haas, and away from campus.

By taking this course, expect to:

  • Develop a changemaker mindset- a whole new way of seeing the world and how to improve it.
  • Learn from the lives and stories of diverse changemakers, and be inspired by them to authentically create positive impact yourself, no matter your background, personality or interests.
  • Understand microleadership, the art of being a leader even if you are not the designated leader.
  • Know how to transform an idea for good into real impact.

During this workshop you will:

  • Put the practical tools you are learning for leading change into practice.
  • Select a changemaker project, then team and collaborate with others to develop the project over the span of two meetings.
  • Get the support and guidance you need from your colleagues and the instructor to develop your comfort with and ability to create positive change.

Who is this course for?

These workshops are specifically designed to be worthwhile experiences for anyone who wants to make a positive change in the world- both those who already do and those who might not yet see themselves as changemakers.

Testimonials from course attendees:

"I had quite a few 'a-ha' moments in this class, and am eager to think more about those moments and apply this new knowledge to my work in the future."

"Happy to know that there is a number of colleagues that care for a bigger cause."

"I really appreciate this class, I learned a lot of useful tools. I will continue to strive and push myself to be that changemaker. With us being the first class, I am excited for the next changemakers that will take this workshop."

"We all have the agency to lead and initiate positive change, whether in our teams, units, at Haas or across campus. This workshop arms you with the skills and mindset to be a changemaker. It takes you out of your comfort zone and gets you to think differently about change and your role in it. I found it to be invaluable in teaching how to lead, leverage and shape change through humility, optimism and trust."

Value Statement for Managers:

Supervisors and managers may want to note that this course will enable people to become more adept both at working with change at the unit level and at generating ideas and actions that could be of benefit to the School's mission and to communities outside of Haas.


UC Berkeley Multicultural Education Program

The Multicultural Education Program (MEP) is one of six initiatives funded by the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund to work towards institutional change and to create a positive campus climate for diversity. The MEP is a five-year initiative to establish a sustainable infrastructure for activities like educational consultation and diversity workshops for the campus that address both specific topics, and to cater to group needs across the campus.

The Multicultural Education Program is pleased to offer workshops for staff and campus departments that address issues of diversity, inclusion and multiculturalism. Workshops are now open for the Fall 2018 Semester. See below for the most current schedule.


  1. Go to UC Learning Center.
  2. Click on the 'Find A Course' box and type in the MEP courses code - BEEQI*
  3. From the 'Select' drop-down menu on the right, click on 'Register' of the workshop(s) you're interested in attending. The workshops are listed by name and date.
Multicultural Education Program




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Management & Professional Development Project Bank

Through time-bound projects sponsored by Haas senior leaders, the Project Bank fosters the development of professional, managerial and/or leadership capabilities. It provides Haas staff opportunities to learn and share best practices by working in a different role, function or unit at Haas.