S6E8 - Annual Meeting Conversations with Sarah 2023 - Part 2

September 15, 2023
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Listen Here - S6E8 - Annual Meeting Conversations with Sarah 2023 - Part 2



The conversation continues. UC Berkeley's University Registrar and For the Record Co-Host, Sarah Reed, interviews colleagues at the 2023 AACRAO Annual Meeting about what resonates personally and professionally for them in this multi-part series. Sarah was inspired by the 108th Annual Conference Opening Plenary Speaker, BD Wong, and the vulnerability and strength he shared when unpacking his personal and professional journey and intersecting identities. In a nod to BD, Sarah invites each guest to share how they have been seen/unseen and where they are on their journey towards complete authenticity. In conclusion, Sarah invites you to take a moment of pause and self-reflection with her before closing out with today's affirmation.

Key Takeaways:

We have a unique journey, and each of our journeys makes us the perfect fit for our line of work (a.k.a. there is no one “right” way to advance or become ___ [insert job title]. As shared by each guest’s unique journey, part of what makes you, you -your talents and skills- make you perfect for the role. Tips and tricks for leading teams. Moving to permanently remote work- can work! There is power in modifying work language – how it can be used to enhance connection and belonging or break it. Our journey and store are what make us, and even painful experiences can blossom fruit when used as a gift to inspire connection or service to others. Processing our “authenticity” journey can be perceived differently across generations and space, place, and openness to connection. What untapped possibilities and synchronicities can happen when we make room for “woo-woo” in Higher Ed. and in life?


Sarah Reed, University Registrar
University of California - Berkeley


Insiya Bream
Registrar and Associate Vice President
University of Maryland Global Campus

Kristi Fonseca-Williams
Trainer & Instructor, Office of the Registrar
Texas Tech University

Helen Garrett
University Registrar
University of Washington

Additional Information:

Link: BD Wong | Plenary Speaker 

Sarah would love to hear what resonated with you! What gave you pause? What moved you? What was an ah-ha moment? Please share your episode thoughts and feedback or connect with Sarah at: sjr@berkeley.edu | www.linkedin.com/in/sarahjreed11