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  • 2019 Nov 19

    Introduction to Mindfulness: How the Science and Practice of Awareness Supports Well-Being and Performance

    12:30pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

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

    Join in person or via  WebEx  to learn about Mindful Meditation. This program introduces the basic principles and practices of mindfulness, a concentrated state of awareness that helps people see and respond to situations with clarity. Individuals who employ the techniques of mindfulness in their work are able to monitor moment-to-moment effectiveness, respond promptly and appropriately to difficulties as they arise, and remain open to new ideas and perspectives. Participants will be introduced to meditation practices that will teach them how to be more focused, creative and...

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  • 2019 Nov 21

    Flexwork Overview for Managers

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

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

    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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  • 2019 Nov 21

    Flexwork Overview for Employees

    12:30pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

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

    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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  • 2019 Dec 03

    Flexwork Overview for Employees

    1:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

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

    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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  • 2019 Dec 03

    Flexwork Overview for Managers

    1:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

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

    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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  • 2019 Dec 11

    Mindful Movement: Yoga for the Office

    11:30am to 12:00pm

    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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  • 2019 Dec 11

    Mindful Parenting (Ages 11 - 18)

    1:00pm to 2:30pm

    Location: 

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

    Bringing mindful attention to our skills as parents increases our capacity to form strong bonds with all the members of our family. This is because the practice of mindfulness cultivates the conditions of openness and receptivity in which communication and emotional connection naturally flourish. In this free workshop, we will learn about becoming more mindful people as well as more mindful parents, able to navigate the inevitable waves of joy and frustration that accompany every parent’s experience with a greater sense of ease. This course will have  sessions in different age...

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