Upcoming Events

  • 2018 Nov 14

    Origins of the Green Revolution: Hybrid Seeds, Hunger, and Mexico-India Cooperation

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    To be announced

    As a devastating famine gripped India and Pakistan in 1966, a cargo of hybrid wheat seeds from Mexico arrived one fateful day on India’s coast. The seeds were first planted across the Punjab region using new agricultural methods, including intensive fertilizers and irrigation. The crop’s high yield surprised farmers and helped save many from hunger that year. Gabriela Soto Laveaga will talk about the origins of these hybrid seeds, their role in the Green Revolution, and the unexpected technological, environmental, and social impacts they had on both Mexico and India.

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  • 2018 Nov 15

    Managing Up

    Repeats every month on the 15 of November until Thu Nov 15 2018 .
    9:00am to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Center for Workplace Development, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge

    This workshop covers tools and techniques to empower you as an effective communicator with your manager, based on the HBR Guide to Managing Up and Across. Topics covered include: style differences, setting clear expectations, and managing your professional development.

    Cost: $50

    Learn more and register on the Harvard Training Portal. Find class information here.

  • 2018 Nov 15

    Introduction to Mindfulness: How the Science and Practice of Awareness Supports Well-Being and Performance

    10:00am to 11:00am

    Location: 

    114 Mt. Auburn St. Conference Room 406, Cambridge, MA

    This program introduces the basic principles and practices of mindfulness, a concentrated state of awareness that helps people see and respond to situations with clarity. Individuals who employ the techniques of mindfulness in their work are able to monitor moment-to-moment effectiveness, respond promptly and appropriately to difficulties as they arise, and remain open to new ideas and perspectives. Participants will be introduced to meditation practices that will teach them how to be more focused, creative and resilient in all aspects of their lives.

    Audience: Beginners...

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  • 2018 Nov 15

    Evaluating a Flexwork Proposal (University-Wide, Managers Only)

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    114 Mt. Auburn St. Conference Room 406, Cambridge, MA
    Bring your lunch to this in-depth look at how to evaluate a flexible work arrangement proposal based on Harvard's University-wide flexible work guidelines. Nancy Costikyan, the director of Harvard’s Office of Work/Life, will review the essential ingredients of a flex proposal; how to assess your own attitude about workplace flexibility in general and flex for individual employees specifically; how to identify ways to evaluate the success of an arrangement after a trial period; and what to do when employees disclose personal reasons behind the proposal that trigger your emotions or certain... Read more about Evaluating a Flexwork Proposal (University-Wide, Managers Only)
  • 2018 Nov 15

    Home Selling Webinar

    Repeats every month on the 28 of February until Thu Feb 28 2019 .
    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Online

    Selling a home - Topics include:

    • How do I price my home to be competitive?
    • What happens if the buyer’s loan is not approved by the lender?
    • What technologies are available to expose my property to potential buyers?

    Click here to register. 

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  • 2018 Nov 15

    Boost Your Resilience - Webinar

    1:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Online

    Stress is a part of everyday life. Since we can't eliminate it, learning how to recognize the signs of stress overload and boosting our ability to handle stressful situations can help. Understanding our own reactions to issues and planning ways to boost resiliency can help us thrive in the midst of stress.  Join us and learn ways to build your personal resiliency by cultivating a positive attitude, practicing healthy habits and using self-care to stay mindful. Join us for an interactive discussion about:

    • Recognizing stress symptoms to prevent burnout
    • ...
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  • 2018 Nov 15

    Career Conversations

    Repeats on the third Thursday of January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November until Thu Jun 21 2018 . Also includes Thu Jul 19 2018, Thu Aug 16 2018, Thu Sep 20 2018, Thu Nov 15 2018, Thu Jan 17 2019, Thu Feb 21 2019, Thu Mar 21 2019.
    2:00pm to 4:00pm

    What can you learn by attending a Career Conversation meeting? These sessions give you the opportunity to meet one-on-one with local HR officers so you can learn more about Harvard’s schools and departments, including key initiatives and work environments, and explore your career interests, expand your professional network and strengthen future applications. You can learn more in this FAQ.

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  • 2018 Nov 16

    Processing Reimbursements with Concur

    Repeats every month on the 16 of October, November until Fri Nov 16 2018 . Also includes Tue Dec 11 2018.
    9:30am to 11:30am

    Location: 

    Center for Workplace Development, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge

    This course provides an overview of the Concur system for employees who submit reimbursement requests and delegates who prepare requests for other employees. The course covers how to process an employee’s out-of-pocket business-related expenses as well as charges paid for with a Citi Corporate Card. Other topics include: capturing receipts electronically, itemizing and split-coding expenses, and processing foreign currency reimbursements. Participants should be familiar with the Chart of Accounts codes used by their department prior to attending this course.

    Cost: $0

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  • 2018 Nov 16

    Art Study Center Seminar: The Wall, the Page, the Album—Reading the Photograph in Context

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

    In this seminar, Makeda Best, the Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography, and Laura Panadero, the Craigen W. Bowen Paper Conservation Fellow, will explore how contexts of presentation and additional information about materials and techniques affect the function and interpretation of photographs. 

    The seminar will take place in the Art Study Center, Level 4.

    Free admission, but registration is required. Registration for this seminar will open on Friday, October 26, 2018, and participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. To register,...

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