Learning & Development

  • 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.

  • 2020 Apr 01

    Out of Sight: Off-site Records Storage

    10:00am to 11:30am

    Location: 

    Lamont Library Forum Room, 11 Quincy St, Cambridge

    Objective: This workshop will present the step-by-step process of sending records to off-site storage at the Records Center. We cover everything from how to assemble and pack a box to how to complete the deposit paperwork.

    Length: 1 ½ hours

    Who should attend: Employees who have not yet sent records to storage as well as anyone in charge of packing and depositing boxes who would like a refresher course.

    What you will learn

    • How to identify records eligible...
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  • 2020 Apr 02

    What Drives Your Career

    Repeats every month on the 27 of March until Wed Mar 27 2019 . Also includes Thu Nov 21 2019, Thu Apr 02 2020.
    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.

  • 2020 Apr 04

    Pruning Project: Hydrangeas

    1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    Hunnewell Building
    Confused about how to prune your hydrangeas to maximize flowering and increase health? You are not alone! Join Jen Kettell for a lively discussion on the species behind the hot trade names and how to prune them. In addition, Jen will focus on how to match appropriate plants to your site conditions. She’ll suggest which species are drought-tolerant or benefit pollinators and other essential growing tips. Jen will focus on hydrangeas that are hardy in Zones 5-7. Class includes an indoor lecture and walk to a demonstration in the Leventritt Shrub and Vine Garden.

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  • 2020 Apr 15

    Advanced Harvard Accounting

    9:00am to 1:00pm

    Location: 

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

    In this interactive workshop, you will learn about the accounting that is unique to Harvard and nonprofit organizations and how it applies to your daily responsibilities. You will explore the complicated accounting areas associated with each of the University's financial statements. 

    Through focused exercises and case examples, you will practice using these complex accounting principles and discover the importance of promoting an accurate accounting environment consistent with the University's values and objectives.

    Some of the key areas covered in this workshop...

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  • 2020 Apr 16

    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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  • 2020 Apr 16

    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 Apr 18

    The Art of Botanical Drawing: A Three-Session Course

    9:30am to 12:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Three Saturdays: April 18 & 25, May 2

    9:30 am–12:30 pm

    Explore the beauty and variety of plant forms using pencil, watercolor, and colored pencil. This three-session course will introduce botanical drawing techniques through close observation and practice with contour, gesture, foreshortening, shading and color. All skill levels are welcome.

    Instructor: Erica Beade

    Fees: $180 members/$198 nonmembers

    Advance registration...

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  • 2020 Apr 21

    Exploring the Collections: New Ways of Looking at Old Things

    Tue - Thu, Apr 21 to Apr 23, 8:30am - 3:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge MA 02138

    What do fossil horse teeth, Henry David Thoreau's plant collections, weird legless animals, and water-storing frogs have in common? They are all intriguing museum specimens you can use to help your students understand the concepts of evolution. Get together with other curious learners and try out activities that will bring clear examples of evolution to your classroom through 3D-printed specimens and curated digital images.

    This program is intended for middle school teachers but high school teachers are welcome.

    This program is free but a refundable deposit of $50...

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  • 2020 Apr 23

    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, Thu Feb 06 2020, Thu Apr 23 2020.
    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.

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