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  • 2020 Apr 14

    Mindful Movement: Yoga for the Office

    Repeats every month on the 26 of February until Wed Feb 26 2020 . Also includes Thu Mar 26 2020, Tue Apr 14 2020, Thu May 21 2020.
    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    114 Mt. Auburn St. Conference Room 406, Cambridge, MA

    As every office worker knows, sitting for long periods can result in stiffness and discomfort. The gentle stretches and postures taught in this program are designed to increase flexibility at the joints – thereby improving one's range of motion – and also aid in relaxing the hips and lower portions of the body to increase one's ability to sit with ease. Because this practice blends movement in the body with the breath, it is an ideal extension of mindfulness practice.

    No previous knowledge of yoga is necessary. This class does not require special clothing or equipment.

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  • 2020 Apr 29

    Flexwork Overview for Employees

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    114 Mt. Auburn Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge

    Come learn about Harvard's University-wide flexwork guidelines and what the essential ingredients are of a flexwork proposal. Other aspects including, how to assess your manager’s attitude about workplace flexibility; the timing of conversations with your manager; when and how to avoid getting into the personal considerations behind the proposal; and how to identify ways to evaluate the success of an arrangement after a trial period will also be reviewed.  Issues of trust, brave conversations, transparency, and fairness will be discussed. Bring your lunch if you’d like, to these...

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  • 2020 Apr 29

    Flexwork Overview for Managers

    1:30pm to 2:30pm

    Location: 

    114 Mt. Auburn Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge

    Come learn about Harvard's University-wide flexwork guidelines and what the essential ingredients are of a flexwork proposal. Managers will learn about proposing, discussing, evaluating and managing flexwork; the business advantages of flexwork; the wisdom of trial periods; how to renew, tweak and end existing arrangements; how to ensure an "equitable process of fair consideration for all proposals"; flex and the HUCTW agreement; and special considerations for managing telework.

    Audience: Benefit eligible managers grade 56 and above
    Pre-Requisites...
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  • 2020 May 05

    10% Happier (Three Week Course)

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    114 Mt. Auburn Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge

    This multi-session course will provide participants with the opportunity to learn about mindfulness and build their own personal practices using a combination of live and app-based supports. The app is "10% Happier," a best-in-class program hosted by best-selling author, ABC news personality, and self-described “fidgety skeptic” Dan Harris, alongside Joseph Goldstein, one of the most renowned meditation teachers in the world. 

    Live instruction is provided by teachers from Mind the Moment mindfulness program, which has been training individuals to incorporate mindfulness...

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  • 2020 May 13

    Managing Daily Stresses: A Mindful Approach to Work

    11:30am to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    114 Mt. Auburn Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge

    Everyone experiences stressful days at work, but how we respond to stress makes a significant difference in work performance, the quality of our interactions, and how we feel both physically and mentally. In this program, participants are taught to recognize the early signs of stress as well as the sources of stress. In addition, they will learn how regular mindfulness practice can enable them to respond to stressful situations in a calm, clear, and thoughtful manner.

    Audience: All benefits - eligible Central Administration employees
    Pre-Requisites: ...

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  • 2020 May 14

    Flexwork Overview for Employees

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    114 Mt. Auburn Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge

    Come learn about Harvard's University-wide flexwork guidelines and what the essential ingredients are of a flexwork proposal. Other aspects including, how to assess your manager’s attitude about workplace flexibility; the timing of conversations with your manager; when and how to avoid getting into the personal considerations behind the proposal; and how to identify ways to evaluate the success of an arrangement after a trial period will also be reviewed.  Issues of trust, brave conversations, transparency, and fairness will be discussed. Bring your lunch if you’d like, to these...

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  • 2020 May 14

    Flexwork Overview for Managers

    1:30pm to 2:30pm

    Location: 

    114 Mt. Auburn Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge

    Come learn about Harvard's University-wide flexwork guidelines and what the essential ingredients are of a flexwork proposal. Managers will learn about proposing, discussing, evaluating and managing flexwork; the business advantages of flexwork; the wisdom of trial periods; how to renew, tweak and end existing arrangements; how to ensure an "equitable process of fair consideration for all proposals"; flex and the HUCTW agreement; and special considerations for managing telework.

    Audience: Benefit eligible managers grade 56 and above
    Pre-Requisites...
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