Learning & Development

  • 2020 Mar 23

    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*

    Click here to learn more.

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  • 2020 Mar 25

    Project Management

    9:00am to 4:00pm

    Location: 

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

    In this full-day, 7-hour introductory workshop, you will learn and apply a framework to initiate, define, plan, and schedule a project.This course is intended for people leading a project who have little or no formal training in the project management process seeking an introduction to key concepts.Through a hands-on approach, participants will apply the tools and technics to develop a project plan and therefore must have a work-related project they are about to start, or have recently started. 

    Note: this workshop does not cover using Microsoft Project or...

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  • 2020 Mar 25

    Ethics and Accountability

    Repeats every month on the 25 of March until Wed Mar 25 2020 .
    9:30am to 12:30pm

    Location: 

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

    In this dynamic workshop, you will explore the world of fiduciary responsibility, internal controls and detecting fraud in the workplace. Using a combination of case studies, recent...

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  • 2020 Mar 26

    Fostering Trust and Transparency (Managers only)

    9:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

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

    This session will explore the personal virtues associated with trust. You will learn how leaders can embody those virtues and encourage them in a culture (on a team or in a larger department or unit). You will then discuss transparency as an institutional value that can be role-modeled and encouraged in support of open, honest communication and healthy risk.

    Enrollment Deadline: 1-week in advance of the class start date. Pre-work is required.

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  • 2020 Mar 28

    Planning and Creating a Compact Orchard

    9:00am to 11:00am

    Location: 

    Wakefield Estate, Milton, MA

    Become a backyard orchardist and grow your own fruit! Even with a small yard, you can enjoy fruit from your own trees with minimal effort and cost. This step-by-step workshop will teach you all you need to know to plan and create a compact orchard for years of enjoyment. Participants will spend part of the workshop outside in the orchard for a pruning demonstration, so dress accordingly. Space is limited;...

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  • 2020 Mar 28

    Small Mammal Taxidermy Workshop

    10:00am to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    Adults 18+

    Learn about the fantastic history of taxidermy and then get hands-on with your very own taxidermy project! Using tanned hides, students will craft their own mannikin heads and bodies and learn how to set eyes, wire limbs, groom, pose, and more. This workshop specifically focuses on mounting and finishing techniques, but a skinning and tanning guide will be provided in order to supplement future projects students may choose to work on. At the conclusion of the workshop, students will keep their own small mammal mount. The mount will need to dry...

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  • 2020 Mar 29

    Arthropod Workshop Pinning and Learning: Giant Purple Grasshopper

    10:00am to 11:00am

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    For All Ages

    Explore impressive insects from an evolutionary perspective with a hands-on look at an impressive species! Utilizing sustainably sourced Giant Purple Grasshoppers, students will learn about insect development and anatomy by preparing and preserving specimens of their own. Each student will get to keep a set of illustrated instructions, tools, and their own finished specimen to display at home. With newfound knowledge, students will also get to explore the museum’s arthropod gallery to take in all of the subtle nuances of Earth's invertebrate...

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  • 2020 Mar 29

    Arthropod Workshop Pinning and Learning: Atlas Beetle

    11:30am to 12:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    For All Ages

    Explore large tropical insects from an evolutionary perspective with a hands-on look at gargantuan species! Utilizing sustainably sourced Atlas beetles (5” + wingspan), students will learn about insect development and anatomy by preparing and preserving specimens of their own. Students will get to keep a set of illustrated instructions, tools, and their own finished specimen to display at home. With newfound knowledge, students will also get to explore the museum's arthropod gallery to take in all of the subtle nuances of Earth's invertebrate species....

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  • 2020 Mar 29

    Arthropod Workshop Pinning and Learning: Forest Scorpion

    1:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    For All Ages

    Explore the arthropod world from an evolutionary perspective with a hands-on look at a predatory arachnid: the Forest Scorpion! Utilizing sustainably sourced scorpions students will learn about arachnid development and anatomy by preparing and preserving specimens of their own. Students will get to keep a set of illustrated instructions, tools, and their finished specimen to display at home. With newfound knowledge, students will also be able to explore the museum’s arthropod gallery to discover the many subtle nuances of Earth's...

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  • 2020 Apr 01

    Writing at Work

    Repeats every month on the 16 of October until Tue Oct 16 2018 . Also includes Thu Jan 10 2019, Tue Feb 04 2020, Wed Apr 01 2020.
    9:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

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

    This workshop provides tools for making the writing process manageable, the writer more confident, with a professional final product. You will build a toolbox for structuring language and an approach to writing preparation.

    Cost: $50

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

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