Learning & Development

  • 2020 Mar 10

    Interviewing Skills for Candidates

    Repeats every month on the 12 of February until Tue Feb 12 2019 . Also includes Wed Jul 31 2019, Tue Mar 10 2020.
    12:00pm to 2:30pm

    Location: 

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

    This workshop will provide guidelines and practice which will help you successfully prepare for interviews. During this session, we will discuss different types of interviews (behavior-based, informational and phone); address what the hiring manager expects from candidates during job interviews, and strategize how best to answer potentially difficult interview questions.

    Cost: $25

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  • 2020 Mar 11

    Communicating at Work (University-Wide)

    Repeats every month on the 20 of June until Thu Jun 20 2019 . Also includes Wed Sep 25 2019, Thu Dec 12 2019, Wed Mar 11 2020.
    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

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  • 2020 Mar 12

    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: Thursday, March 19 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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  • 2020 Mar 16

    New Employee Orientation

    Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Mar 23 2020 except Mon Jan 20 2020, Mon Feb 17 2020.
    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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  • 2020 Mar 17

    The Power of a Positive No

    9:30am to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    Countway Library, Longwood Medical Area

    This session explores challenges behind saying “no” and potential risks, impact, and feelings that prevent us from being honest. Learn how to say “yes” to yourself by identifying what is important and work towards a positive, respectful outcome at work or at home. This course is based on the Harvard Negotiation Program co-founder’s book: The Power of a Positive No, which will be sent as pre-work.

    Cost: $50

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  • 2020 Mar 18

    Process Improvement Mindset

    9:00am to 11:00am

    Location: 

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

     Through this 2-hour hands-on workshop you’ll experience a simulated-process and learn tools and concepts for eliminating “waste” and creating value. You will strengthen the lens in which you view a process and have an understanding of detailed steps for improvement....

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  • 2020 Mar 18

    Trash or Treasure: Guidance on Retaining Office Records

    10:00am to 11:30am

    Location: 

    Lamont Library Forum Room, 11 Quincy St, Cambridge

    Objective: Have you ever wondered, "How long do I need to keep my office records? Can I throw them away when I am done with them?" This workshop provides tools and advice to help you determine how long to keep your records and what to do when you no longer need to hold onto them. Whether you feel like you’re drowning in information or you're concerned that you're keeping records too long or not long enough, this workshop is for you.

    Length: 1 ½ hours

    Who should attend: All employees who want to...

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  • 2020 Mar 19

    Career Conversations for Current Harvard Staff (only)

    Repeats on the third Thursday, 25 times except Thu Dec 19 2019.
    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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  • 2020 Mar 21

    Sketching and Mindfulness

    9:30am to 11:30am

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    Taught by a professional artist and long-term, casual mindfulness practitioner, this two-hour workshop will explore how sketching can be a practice for deepening mindful awareness of our surroundings, and how mindful awareness can enrich our sketching practice by helping us quiet inner voices. By observing and drawing natural objects from the museum’s collections, we will explore ways to focus our attention, learn to see more deeply, and record our observations more carefully.

    Fees: $54 members/$60 nonmembers

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