Learning & Development

  • 2020 May 14

    Making the Most of Feedback

    12:00pm to 3:00pm

    Location: 

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

    This half-day, 3-hour class will reference the book “Thanks for the Feedback” by Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen. It will explore the importance of receiving feedback with a growth mindset, and identify triggers that can cause us to shut down. The workshop will review the emotional components of giving and...

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  • 2020 May 15

    How to Prepare as an Internal Candidate

    Repeats every month on the 15 of May until Fri May 15 2020 .
    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

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

    This session will provide you with strategies, tips, and resources to be a strong internal candidate. We’ll review how to use Harvard’s on line recruitment system, with an opportunity to ask questions about the recruitment process.

    Cost: $0

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

  • 2020 May 21

    Interviewing Skills for Hiring Managers (Managers only)

    9:00am to 1:00pm

    Location: 

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

    This session will focus on making the most of an interview while being mindful of limited time. Learn how to assess knowledge, skills, and experience to determine if candidates are qualified for the role, and ultimately make the decision to hire the candidate who can succeed in the organization. 

    You will learn

    • Critical steps in preparing for and planning an interview, including the art of question-asking.
    • Techniques to practicing the balance of listening, taking notes, and follow-ups to candidate responses.
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  • 2020 May 21

    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 Jun 02

    Managing Competing Priorities

    Repeats every month on the 5 of February until Wed Feb 05 2020 . Also includes Tue Jun 02 2020.
    9:00am to 1:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Get the upper hand on projects, deliverables, cross-functional team responsibilities and deadlines that can seem overwhelming. The focus of this course is to manage communication, boundaries and expectations to accomplish the most important priorities. Improve performance with the introduction of the Thomas-Killmann Conflict Mode Instrument at work.

    You will...

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  • 2020 Jun 04

    Managing a Team

    9:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

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

    This half-day, 3-hour workshop will explore the characteristics of a high performing team that have to do with the formal operating principles of a team (such as roles, processes) and those characteristics of a high performing team that are less tangible but just as important (interpersonal skills, leadership). You will have a chance to...

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  • 2020 Jun 04

    Managing a Team (Managers only)

    9:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

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

    This  workshop will explore the characteristics of a high performing team that have to do with the formal operating principles of a team (such as roles, processes) and those characteristics of a high performing team that are less tangible but just as important (interpersonal skills, leadership). You will have a chance to assess where your own team is against the characteristics and learn ways to incorporate these best practices on your team.

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

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  • 2020 Jun 05

    Career Roadmaps (2-day course)

    9:00am to 4:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Additional day of the course:
    Wednesday, June 12 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Through this comprehensive program, you will build an understanding of the career management process by looking inward, looking outward, and looking forward. This active 2- day class will cover self-assessment of values, interests, skills and reputation; workforce trends and identification of professional networks; and exploration of options and goal setting. A variety of assessment tools, individual reflection, and group discussion will be used.

    Cost: $125

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  • 2020 Jun 18

    Career Conversations for Current Harvard Staff (only)

    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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