Learning & Development

  • 2019 Nov 15

    Difficult Conversations

    Repeats every month on the 8 of February until Fri Feb 08 2019 . Also includes Tue May 14 2019, Fri Sep 20 2019, Fri Nov 15 2019.
    9:00am to 3:00pm

    Location: 

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

    This class combines exercises and discussion to help you understand the fundamentals of a “difficult conversation”. Based on required pre-reading of the book Difficult Conversations, the workshop concludes with participants preparing for, and having practiced, their own difficult conversation by leveraging learning-partners.

    Cost: $75

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

  • 2019 Nov 16

    Drawing the Animals: A Two Course

    9:30am to 12:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    Two-Session, Six Hour Course: November 16 and 23
    9:30 am–12:30 pm

    Join us for an observational drawing course in which we will explore the museum's zoological collections from a new perspective and connect to the natural world while developing drawing skills. This course will introduce basic techniques that you can continue to develop on your own. The first half of each classroom session will be spent on practicing techniques such as shading, working from general shapes to details, and capturing textures. The second half will be...

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  • 2019 Nov 18

    New Employee Orientation

    Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Dec 16 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, Mon Nov 11 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 Nov 19

    Inclusion for Innovation and Engagement for Managers

    9:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

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

     This workshop is designed in support of the University's priority to advance the Harvard community on a path from diversity to inclusion. It will focus on skills managers need to create an environment of inclusion with their direct report(s) and in their organization. As a result, team members experience a sense of belonging and can become more...

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  • 2019 Nov 19

    Collaboration Mindset

    Repeats every month on the 19 of November until Tue Nov 19 2019 .
    9:00am to 11:00am

    Location: 

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

    This session will explore mindsets that may get in the way of collaboration and principles that foster collaboration. You will learn how to shift or manage paradigms that prevent collaboration such as time and geographic distance. You will also learn three principles to live by that can automatically translate into collaborative behavior.

    Cost: $25

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

  • 2019 Nov 19

    E-mail Management

    10:00am to 11:30am

    Location: 

    Lamont Library Forum Room, 11 Quincy St, Cambridge

    Objective: This workshop will introduce methods for gaining control of e-mail and managing it according to Harvard records policies as well as provide tips on how to organize your e-mail.

    Length: 1 ½ hours

    Who should attend: All employees who want to effectively manage their e-mail.

    What you will learn

    • Methods of controlling e-mail
    • The application of the General Records Schedule to e-mail
    • Examples of types of e-mails with...
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  • 2019 Nov 20

    Editing and Proofreading

    9:20am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Given editing requires creativity, sensitivity, and solid writing-knowledge, this session explores tools for editing your own work and the work of others. The class combines the "practice" and the "politics" of editing and proofreading, helping participants build their toolboxes and providing strategies for giving feedback. Note: Participants are welcome to bring a sample of work needing editing or proofreading, yet not all samples will be addressed in class or by the instructor.

    Cost: $50

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  • 2019 Nov 21

    What Drives Your Career

    Repeats every month on the 27 of March until Wed Mar 27 2019 . Also includes Thu Nov 21 2019.
    9:00am to 11:30am

    Location: 

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

    In this workshop, you will develop an awareness of motivators: highlighting personal strengths and needs necessary for becoming more engaged in your role. This session also combines classroom discussion and practice, with online- tools, assessments, videos, and coursework.

    Cost: $25

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

  • 2019 Nov 21

    Career Conversations for Current Harvard Staff (only)

    Repeats on the third Thursday, 25 times .
    2:00pm to 4:00pm

    Current Harvard and administrative staff (you must have Harvard Staff ID to participate) are invited to participate in these meetings.

    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 ...

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