Our Workplace

An Afternoon of Engagement

March 22, 2017

President Faust and Tracy Palandjian of the Board of Overseers will host this event on Apr 5, an exciting interactive workshop for students, staff, and faculty to explore what the concepts of inclusion and belonging mean for Harvard's campus. Learn more here

2017 Apr 07

Design Thinking Mindset

10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Center for Workplace Development, 124 Mt. Auburn St. Room 3314

Design thinking is a deeply human process that taps into abilities we all have but that may get over-looked by more conventional problem-solving practices. Design thinking requires an experimental, collaborative, and optimistic mindset. We define mindset as the ideas and attitudes with which a person approaches a situation. This workshop will familiarize you with the Design Thinking Mindset in action by immersing you in an in-class design thinking experiment.

2017 Mar 30

President’s Administrative Innovation Fund - Proposal Information Session

2:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

TMEC L-007 Conference room, 260 Longwood Ave

The President’s Administrative Innovation Fund was created to provide competitive grants to individuals and teams with ideas for fostering administrative innovation and collaboration at Harvard.  Info sessions are being offered on Thursday afternoons in March to provide interested individuals with more information on becoming involved and guidance on how to submit a quality proposal. No registration needed.

2017 Mar 24

President’s Administrative Innovation Fund - Process Improvement Mindset

10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Center for Workplace Development, 124 Mt. Auburn St. Room 3314

Innovative thinking often requires looking at current processes differently; on having a process improvement mindset. We define mindset as the ideas and attitudes with which a person approaches a situation. This is an active workshop conducted through a simulation that provides the opportunity to learn tools and concepts of streamlining a process while at the same time eliminating waste and creating value. Highly interactive and fun, this workshop will give you the opportunity to develop a different “lens” for looking at processes.

2017 Mar 23

President’s Administrative Innovation Fund - Proposal Information Session

2:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Center for Workplace Development, 124 Mt. Auburn St. Room 3318

The President’s Administrative Innovation Fund was created to provide competitive grants to individuals and teams with ideas for fostering administrative innovation and collaboration at Harvard.  Info sessions are being offered on Thursday afternoons in March to provide interested individuals with more information on becoming involved and guidance on how to submit a quality proposal. No registration needed.

Midday Organ Recital: Harvard Organ Society

March 15, 2017

At this recital inside  Adolphus Busch Hall, members of the Harvard Organ Society will perform on Harvard’s famous 1958 D. A. Flentrop organ. Audience members are invited to lunch quietly while listening. Learn more here.

2017 Mar 17

Crimson Toastmasters Club Open House

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

124 Mt. Auburn Street, Sixth Floor (room 603B)

Learn how you can improve your public-speaking and leadership skills in a positive, supportive environment. Light refreshments will be served.

Schedule of events:

  • Icebreaker Speech: this is a member's first speech in the club
  • How to Say It: a member will practice communicating ideas clearly, accurately, and vividly
  • Table Topics: we welcome you to practice impromptu speaking with us

Learn more about Toastmasters here

 

2017 Mar 24

Run the Yard! 5K University-Wide Fun Run

8:00am to 9:30am

Location: 

Harvard Yard

Grab your sneakers and join the Harvard Community for a University-wide fun run.  This free, untimed 5K will do three loops around historic Harvard Yard and the northern Law School campus.  Harvard students, faculty, and staff, along with their friends and families are welcome to participate. Registration, refreshments, and activities will be held on the Plaza.

2017 Jun 05

Harvard Heroes 2017 Award Ceremony

3:30pm

Location: 

Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

Now in its sixth year as a University-wide recognition program, Harvard Heroes celebrates the accomplishments of Harvard staff whose work supports the mission of Harvard at the highest levels of contribution, impact and excellence.

This year’s Harvard Heroes awards ceremony, hosted by President Drew G. Faust, will be held:

2017 Apr 05

An Afternoon of Engagement

2:00pm

Location: 

Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

President Drew Faust and Tracy Palandjian, a member of the Board of Overseers, will host this event, an exciting interactive workshop for students, staff, and faculty to explore what the concepts of inclusion and belonging mean for Harvard's campus. All members of the community are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Gallery Talk: Race and Citizenship

March 8, 2017

These talks look at works from around the world to consider questions of politics, activism, human rights, national borders, global citizenship, and the role of the arts in various contexts. Learn more here

2017 Mar 28

Gallery Talk: A New Leader in Times of Uncertainty

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA

Jessie Park, the Rousseau Curatorial Fellow in European Art, will give today’s gallery talk.

Offered during the first 100 days of the new U.S. administration, these talks look closely at selected works from across the collections and from around the world to consider questions of political power and activism, human rights and planetary consciousness, national borders and global citizenship, and the role of the arts in various historical contexts.

2017 Mar 20

Gallery Talk: Activation of Moholy-Nagy’s Light Prop for an Electric Stage

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA

Melissa Venator, the Engelhorn Curatorial Fellow in the Busch-Reisinger Museum, will give today’s gallery talk.

Free with museums admission. This talk is limited to 15 people and tickets are required. Ten minutes before the talk, tickets will become available at the admissions desk.

Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk. Museums staff will be on hand to collect tickets.

2017 Mar 14

Gallery Talk: Race and Citizenship

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA

Makeda Best, the Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography, will give today’s gallery talk.

Offered during the first 100 days of the new U.S. administration, these talks look closely at selected works from across the collections and from around the world to consider questions of political power and activism, human rights and planetary consciousness, national borders and global citizenship, and the role of the arts in various historical contexts.

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