Learning & Development

  • 2019 Sep 24

    Fall 2019 Negotiation and Dispute Resolution

    6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Law School Campus

    The course brings together professionals, executives, graduate students, fellows, and community members in learning how to  skillfully mediate to create value and resolve disputes. Participants will emerge from the course with a toolkit of skills, approaches, and tactics to negotiate and manage disputes in any setting. Participants will also receive a signed certificate of completion from the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.

    The seminar will be held each Tuesday evening, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., September 24 – December 10, 2019 on the Harvard Law School Campus...

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  • 2019 Sep 25

    Communicating at Work (University-Wide)

    Repeats every month on the 20 of June until Thu Jun 20 2019 . Also includes Wed Sep 25 2019.
    9:00am to 1:00pm

    Location: 

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

    In a workplace culture overly-dependent on voicemail and email, many of us have forgotten key elements of effective, meaningful, verbal communication. This session explores different communication styles and techniques for communicating with those different from your own.

    Cost: $50

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

  • 2019 Sep 25

    Creating Effective Resumes and LinkedIn Profiles

    12:00pm to 3:00pm

    Location: 

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

    This workshop covers key principles and strategies for creating both effective resumes and LinkedIn Profiles. Examples and exercises will be used to highlight the importance of marketing specific skills and experience most sought after by hiring managers. The session will address the similarities and differences between resume and LinkedIn profiles and emphasize the importance of having both as part of your marketing plan. In addition, the workshop will address the role of cover letters in the application process. (Individual resume reviews will not be part of the workshop). Optional:...

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  • 2019 Sep 26

    Communicating at Work for Managers

    9:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

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

    This session explores communication styles and techniques for effective communication within the nuanced relationship of manager and staff member. You will gain insight into your personal communication style and the impact it has on your team. You will also learn techniques for delivering feedback, asking questions, and listening and how your style my flavor how you use these skills.

    NOTE: Some concepts and activities in this workshop are drawn from another CWD course, Communicating at Work. While this session is focused on managerial communication, there is a...

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  • 2019 Sep 26

    Tree Mob™! From Solar Power to Flower Power

    5:45pm

    Location: 

    Arnold Arboretum - 125 Arborway, Boston, MA

    With a projected completion date in fall 2019, the Weld Hill Solar Project represents the Arnold Arboretum’s most ambitious sustainability initiative to date. Comprising nearly 1300 solar panels, the system is capable of producing an estimated 566,409 kWh annually (approximately 30% of the Weld Hill Research Building's total energy load). Working in tandem with the panels, a unique battery storage array reduces peak demand charges, adding additional energy savings. Join Danny Schissler to learn about the photovoltaic system and Brendan Keegan to hear about the initial stages of...

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  • 2019 Sep 27

    Power, Influence, and Negotiation (2-day course)

    9:00am to 1:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Additional day of class: Friday, October 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    While referencing required pre-reading of the book Beyond Reason by Roger Fisher and Daniel Shapiro as well as Roger Fisher and William Ury’s Getting to Yes, participants are exposed to benefits of working with emotions during negotiations and developing win-win solutions. This 2-day class explores theories through readings, video clips, case studies, and practical applications.

    Cost: $75

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  • 2019 Sep 30

    New Employee Orientation

    Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Oct 28 2019 except Mon Jan 21 2019, Mon Feb 18 2019, Mon Mar 11 2019, Mon Apr 01 2019, Mon May 27 2019, Mon Jun 10 2019, Sun Jun 30 2019, Mon Jul 22 2019, Mon Aug 12 2019, Mon Sep 02 2019, Mon Sep 16 2019, Mon Oct 14 2019.
    9:00am to 12:30pm

    Location: 

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

    Introduction to the structure and culture of Harvard along with benefits, perks and opportunities for new Harvard employees.

    Registration required*

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  • 2019 Oct 01

    Excelling as an Assistant

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

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

     This workshop is designed for new support staff (in their role less than six months). Key topics  include: communication skills, organizational awareness and working with your boss(es).

     
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  • 2019 Oct 01

    Crimson Toastmaster’s Club Open House Meeting

    12:30pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Smith Campus Center, 1350 Mass Ave, Isaacson Room, 2nd Floor

    The event will be a full-functioning Toastmasters meeting with speeches and opportunities to practice your public speaking skills. Guest are welcome to come and are encouraged to participate. 

    Learn to:

    • Organize your thoughts
    • Think on your feet
    • Develop meeting skills
    • Build confidence
    • Practice leadership skills
    • Speak with clarity & fluency
    • Provide & receive positive feedback
    • Overcome fear of speaking in a friendly, supportive atmosphere!...
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  • 2019 Oct 02

    Stress-Free Productivity

    Repeats every month on the 27 of February until Wed Feb 27 2019 . Also includes Wed Oct 02 2019.
    9:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

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

    This workshop will reference the principle of Kaizen, which uses small steps for continual improvement in habits and processes. Increase your personal effectiveness – recognizing that building on incremental, continuous improvements may help you win your war with productivity.

    Cost: $50

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

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