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Peruse LBNL's highlighted programs & resources designed to up-skill and accelerate your career at Berkeley Lab & beyond

Career Development


Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

Through the Tuition Assistance Program, if you are a career employee, you can receive tuition reimbursement (or tuition advancement) for courses at an accredited college or university that will help increase effectiveness in your current position and for career development. You can leverage this program to secure a bachelor's, master's, or doctorate degree, or an equivalent level certificate. 

UC Berkeley Staff Career Development Workshops Quarterly Calendar

These workshops are open to LBNL staff.  Current workshop calendar is hereNote: While staff career development workshops are open to LBNL staff, Career Coaching Sessions are reserved for UCB staff.

My UC Career 

This digital portal is available to all UC faculty, academic personnel, staff and students seeking to advance their careers. 

Here, you will find 6 self-paced modules that help learners highlight their career accomplishments, discover pathways for career growth and advancement within the UC system,  and map out ways to achieve their short- and long-term career goals.

Career Pathways Office

All LBNL Postdoctoral scholars, Graduate students, and early career scientists have access to a wide array of resources, workshops and programs offered by Berkeley Lab's Career Pathways Office.

UC Management Skills Assessment Program

The Management Skills Assessment Program (MSAP) is an annual program designed to strengthen the engagement and preparation of high potential UC supervisors, managers, and professionals. It offers an intensive, off-site, assessment center experience for early career managers. 

Eligibility details can be found here.  

Currently the program fee is $1900, which covers the cost of lodging, meals, and program materials.  The participant's division would need to cover program fee plus the participant's time and travel costs. 


Mentoring@LBNL is a new initiative driven by a cross-divisional and cross-functional group of passionate advocates for mentorship to pilot impactful lab-wide events and resources related to mentoring. This initiative is sponsored by the Career Pathways Office and the IDEA Office.

Promotions & Reclassifications at Berkeley Lab


By clicking here you will be redirected to log in to the UC Learning Center, where you will view the course and get course credit. 

Leadership Development


SAFE Program

SAFE @ Berkeley Lab is an interactive virtual and/or on site experience that puts leaders and managers into “real life” managerial scenarios and coaches them to understand how to build a strong culture of psychological and physical safety with their teams. 

Stewardship Summit

The Stewardship Summit is an intensive leadership & management workshop to ignite the potential in who you are, how you lead, and the cultures you create. It is designed specifically for Berkeley Lab's diverse community of emerging and experienced managers and leaders. Currently the program is offered virtually and over the course of 3 days.


All UC employees have access to digital professional development resources offered by Gartner's Learning & Development Leadership Council. 

Gartner is a leading research and advisory company that provides insights, best practices, and tools to help individuals and organizations grow and achieve strategic priorities. 

NOTE: This is a UC offered resource. You will need to create an account using your LBNL email to access Gartner

360° Assessments

360° leadership assessments are diagnostic assessments and development tools. They are particularly suited for Managers & Supervisors at Berkeley Lab committed to their own professional development and are open to receiving candid feedback from a wide network of others (direct reports, peers, clients, others stakeholders, etc.). 

LBNL's Learning & Culture Office has administered Zenger Folkman 360° assessments since 2019 but this program is currently on pause.  This program will resume in mid-2024.

In the meantime, the Learning & Culture Office recommends the following 4 vendors who offer strong assessments & associated coaching; you may contract with them directly:

Please reach out to Amanda Suppanich (, L&C Specialist and expert in 360° assessments, for further guidance.

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