The traditional workplace began changing rapidly in the latter part of the 2010s—and then the pandemic hit. What began as a gradual change from the 9-to-5 paradigm to an increasingly flexible approach to working styles has morphed into a complete reimagining of how work gets done in all types of businesses.
All of the previous era's protocols and frameworks aren't realistic and so we are now tasked finding out what does work. This leaves room for an unprecedented opportunity to negotiate a highly individualized workplace experience.
In this interactive workshop, you will hear stories about expectations of the new workplace, gain confidence in asking for changes in policy, and learn techniques to negotiate your work-life balance.
Brett Yokom is an instructor, presenter and workshop facilitator at UC Berkeley Extension and an Entrepreneurship instructor at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He has been active in the Silicon Valley and San Francisco region for four decades, and has experienced the tremendous and constant growth and change of the technology industry. He combines his startup knowledge, intercultural experience and communication skills in his work as an educator. More recently, he has begun doctoral research on the experiences of startup founders in the tech ecosystem, and has increasingly been invited to speak and facilitate events in the Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.
6-6:05 pm: Welcome
6:05-6:50 pm: Presentation
6:50-7:10 pm: Q&A
7:10-7:30 pm: Networking
Wednesday, May 26
6 pm (Pacific Time)