For Supervisors & Leaders

Build high-performing teams & cultivate communities of belonging

Begin Here: LBNL Supervisor Fundamentals


Supervisor Fundamentals Course Bundle Includes: 

Access the course bundle here.

Resources: Team Building & Creating a Stewardship Culture


Use this Gartner Leading Your Team Through Change Communications Toolkit to support your efforts as you lead your teams through a new change.

This podcast episode of Work and Life is a conversation between host Stew Friedman and Dr. Stephanie Creary from University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School about building inclusion and equity on teams.

The Atlassian Team Playbook offers "plays" or exercises and toolkits that can be used to address common team challenges and facilitate important team discussions.

The website includes an extensive library of virtual, hybrid, and in-person activities (ranging from 10 minutes to 30 minutes) that foster connection and team-building by leveraging key psychological principles that drive social belonging as well as a free video series.

SAFE @ Berkeley Lab is an interactive 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. 

Core Strengths Assessment

This self-assessment is for bounded teams looking to understand their individual and collective strengths. Email for more information.

Virtual Connection Labs model and teach how to facilitate connection exercises on your teams. The workshops are 75-min and cost between $15-25. The exercises you’ll learn in Virtual Connection Labs can be applied in a wide array of events, workshops and programs. They are adaptable to various themes, group sizes and outcomes.

Resources: Optimizing Team Performance


Team Agreements_Give to Get Practice.pdf

Hybrid Team Agreements

Use this template in a meeting or in 1:1's with your team to develop work agreements for a hybrid team. 

The Eisenhower Matrix is a simple decision-making and prioritization tool that you can use individually or on your teams to create clarity about workflow, priorities, and next steps on a regular basis. 

This prioritization tool, called the Decision Matrix, is an extension of the Eisenhower Matrix and can be used to distinguish consequential decisions/actions from inconsequential ones.

The SWOT Analysis framework is a key tool for team and organizational strategic planning, and can be used in a myriad of ways to assess strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats that are internal and external to the team.

Resources: Managing Performance


Berkeley Lab's Performance Management Website provides all the tools a manager needs to prepare for the annual Performance Management Process (PMP). It also offers tips on how to address performance gaps and goals effectively.

Gartner's Manager Guide for Conducting Effective Performance Conversations can be used by managers as they plan for both performance and growth conversations during PMP, as well as throughout the year.

5 Steps to Setting Annual Performance Goals (1).pdf

Gartner's 5 Steps to Setting Annual Performance Goals is a resource that managers can use as they work with direct reports to build performance plans and set performance goals.

Gartner's Five Conversations Framework can be used by managers to promote dialogue, increase positivity , and build better relationships with their direct reports.

This session is designed to help supervisors and managers support efforts to bring fairness and equity to employee career advancement opportunities. 

• Bring transparency to the promotional process and resources available. 

• Deliver an overview of the fundamentals of the Laboratory’s promotions and reclassification process and related concepts. 

• Promote consistency among supervisors and managers in the application of best practices when evaluating and advancing through these actions. 

NOTE: by clicking here you will be redirected to log in to the UCLC, where you will view the course and get course credit. 

Feel free to download the corresponding  slide deck available HERE.

Resources: Coaching & Developing Direct Reports


This Gartner Manager Guide on Understanding Employee Motivators can be used to better understand team motivations and use these insights to evolve managerial coaching practices.

This Coaching Journal from Gartner can be used by managers to reflect on the coaching and development interactions they have with their employees.

Berkeley Lab: Recommended Coaches & Coaching Programs

This Berkeley Lab Recommended Coaches List provides a constantly-updated list of coaches who specialize in a variety of topic areas, including communications, performance, and leadership development. Managers may reach out to coaches for themselves or their team members.

Resources: Leading Hybrid Teams


Flexible Work Arrangement Business Need & Conversation Guide 

Need help determining the most suitable work mode for your employees or your team?

Check out our Flexible Work Arrangement tool that will walk you through determining the business needs for new work modalities in your division, and preparing your expectations for employee engagement and performance in our new hybrid work model.  

[Referrals] Leadership Coaching

**ELIGIBILITY: Available to Department Heads, Division Directors, & ALDs**



Lakeshia Ekeigwe is a leadership coach & consultant. She coaches leaders in business, law, the public sector and academia on the principles of emotional intelligence, self-awareness and relationship management to create lives they love and lead organizations and teams that thrive. Her clients include Johnson & Johnson, Verizon, Accenture, Association of Corporate Counsel, Kaiser Permanente, City and County of Los Angeles, University of Texas.

Rates are provided upon request. 


Michelle Florendo is a decision engineer and coach for Type-A professionals. She is known for her analytical approach to coaching - with a BS in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business, Michelle uses a blend of decision engineering, design thinking, and lean startup principles to help her clients map their path forward. Coaching engagements last a minimum of 5 months.

Rates are provided upon request.


Brenda M. Goodwin has over 30 years of experience as a scientist, executive, consultant and coach. She founded GoodWin Leadership with the goal of helping clients enhance their personal effectiveness and leadership skills. Leveraging her vast experience as a manager and consultant, Brenda uses an integral approach to coaching that enables her clients to increase their competence in navigating the intensity and politics of the business environment resulting in improved performance.

Rates are provided upon request. 


Kerrie Halmi has over 20 years of experience in human resources, leadership facilitation, executive coaching and team development. She is especially effective in working with an executive team by combining group facilitation and one-on-one coaching. Kerrie has coached managers and executives across all industries from insurance to high-tech in the SF Bay Area, and leads her own practice called Halmi Performance Consulting.

Rates are provided upon request.


Reba Rose has over 20 years of executive experience in inspiring others to embody their leadership with confidence, compassion and clear vision.  Her passion includes leadership development focused on living in balance, communicating with authentic presence and working effectively in staff teams. Reba works with a wide range of organizations and is affiliated with the Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute. 

Rates range from $650-$750/hour. 


Jeffrey D. Yergler, Ph.D. launched Integer Leadership Consulting in 2004 to provide companies, businesses, institutions, NGOs, and other nonprofit organizations with a specific range of professional services such as leadership development solutions, executive coaching strategies, employee engagement strategies, organizational change, and core values creation. Jeffrey is also affiliated with the Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute.

Rates range from $650-$750 / hour.

Berkeley People Management: Executive Coaching Program is a cohort-based leadership development experience for people leaders, made possible through Berkeley People & Culture's relationship with Korn Ferry (a global leader in leadership development) and BetterUp (a global leader in developmental coaching). This experiential learning program is designed to foster your growth as a people manager through real-time feedback, accountability, and support. Upon the completion of this program, you will have increased your skills and prepared yourself for future career advancement and success.

$1000 Supervisor Sponsorship needed to participate in this program.

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