Learning & Development

  • 2020 Apr 23

    Creating a Strategic Plan (Managers only)

    9:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

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

    This session will highlight how to formulate a plan, provide an overview of the process, and demonstrate how to start with the end in mind. Transitions from planning to implementation will also be covered. You will leave with tools and templates to lead a strategic planning process with your team.

    Enrollment Deadline: 2-weeks in advance of the class start date. Pre-work is required.

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  • 2020 Apr 23

    Meet a Scientist at the Harvard Museum of Natural History

    10:00am to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge

    Come see the world through the eyes of a scientist and explore what research reveals about life on our planet. Graduate students from the Harvard departments of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Human Evolutionary Biology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, and Earth and Planetary Sciences will share their research with hands-on activities in the galleries of the Harvard Museum of Natural History. All activities will be designed to actively engage families in learning more about science and exciting new discoveries about the natural world we live in.

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  • 2020 Apr 24

    How to Network at Harvard

    Repeats every month on the 24 of April until Fri Apr 24 2020 .
    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Given networking and building professional relationships is key to discovering career opportunities, it can also be difficult to master at a place as large and dispersed as Harvard. This 2-hour workshop will focus on sharing ideas for how to grow your Harvard network and strategies for having productive networking conversations.  ...

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  • 2020 Apr 30

    Collaboration Mindset

    9:00am to 11:00am

    Location: 

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

    This 2-hour class session will explore mindsets that may get in the way of collaboration and principles that foster collaboration. We define mindset as the ideas and attitudes with which a person approaches a situation. You will learn how to shift or manage paradigms that prevent collaboration such as time and geographic distance. You will...

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  • 2020 May 07

    Editing and Proofreading

    9:00am 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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  • 2020 May 07

    Communicating at Work for Managers (Managers only)

    9:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

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

    This half-day session explores communication styles and techniques for effective communication.  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.

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  • 2020 May 07

    Communicating at Work for Managers

    Repeats every month on the 7 of May until Thu May 07 2020 .
    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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  • 2020 May 11

    Start Your Process Redesign

    9:00am to 4:00pm

    Location: 

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

    This course introduces you to process improvement tools and techniques from LEAN Management that you will be able to implement with your team. You will experience process assessment and redesign through a “hands on” approach that includes a simulation and exercises. You will also have the opportunity to apply the tools and concepts to one of your current processes.

    Note: this class is a packed full-day experience; participants interested in a shorter, high-level overview of process improvement are encouraged to enroll in the 2-hr class “Process Improvement Mindset...

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  • 2020 May 14

    Inclusion for Innovation and Engagement for Managers

    9:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

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

    This half-day, 3-hour 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...

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