Courses | How to Register

Harvard Human Resources provides a wide variety of classes that encourage you to explore, develop, and grow professionally and personally, while learning practical skills that will help you in your current job and support your long-term career development.

Harvard Training Portal

Register for courses through the Harvard Training Portal with your HarvardKey. Here you will find details for each program, course locations and dates, and any specific course requirements such as pre-work or prerequisites.

The Harvard Training Portal replaces PeopleSoft Training Administration, Eureka, and Environmental Health and Safety’s TMS system. In addition to these systems, the portal includes online courses from Lynda.com and Harvard ManageMentor.

Course Descriptions

The overviews below provide brief descriptions of each of our classes within the category title listed, allowing you to understand their value to your work and career:

Career Development
Computer Skills
Communications
Engagement
Financial Management and Financial Systems
Human Resources Systems
Innovation
Managing at Harvard
Productivity

Programs are generally held at the Center for Workplace Development, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, 3rd Floor, Cambridge; some workshops are also offered on the Harvard Longwood Campus.

You can view the current schedule of classes for August-December 2016.

More Ways to Learn

In addition to classes, Harvard and CWD offer a number of ways to learn for every stage of your career. Explore your options with these programs.

Lynda.com
Available to the Harvard community free of charge, lynda.com has over 4,700 online training classes on a wide variety of topics taught by expert instructors. Set up your account from a Harvard networked computer on the lyndaCampus registration page. Once you have registered, the full Lynda.com catalog can be accessed at http://lynda.harvard.edu. A selection of Lynda.com professional development and IT Academy courses can be accessed and tracked on your training transcript though the Harvard Training Portal.

Harvard ManageMentor (HMM)
Developed by Harvard Business Publishing, HMM is an online learning and collaboration resource for solving everyday business challenges, with best practices from world-class business experts on a wide spectrum of management topics. Access HMM through the Harvard Training Portal.

Harvard Bridge Program

Harvard Leadership Development Program and Leadership Coaching 

Registration

To register, visit the Harvard Training Portal and sign in using your HarvardKey. If you are interested in taking a course, please consult with your manager before registering.

Most courses require a fee, which is typically covered through departmental billing. Once registered, you will receive an email confirming your enrollment or wait-list status. You will receive a reminder email five business days prior to the beginning of the course.

If you are unable to attend, you must cancel at least three business days prior to the course; otherwise a late cancellation fee may apply. For example, you must cancel on Monday for a session that begins on a Friday.

Registering for a CWD Program While on Leave

If you are on a leave of absence and unable to enroll in a course, but anticipate returning from leave in time to attend (and also anticipate being able to complete any pre-work in advance), please contact trainingportalhelp@harvard.edu for assistance in registering. If you want to enroll in a course that is occurring while you are still on leave, please contact your local HR officer or Leave Specialist. Note that some types of leaves preclude an employee from attending CWD classes.