WorkLife

  • 2019 Oct 09

    Managing Stress as a Working Caregiver

    10:00am to 11:00am

    Location: 

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

     Stress is a normal part of our day-to-day life. When you add jobs, kids, ailing parents and our own lives together, it can be a daily and dizzying balancing act. Research shows that family caregivers are more vulnerable to stress-related illnesses and less likely to care for themselves. Understanding the difference between...

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  • 2019 Oct 10

    Mindful Communication: Speaking and Listening with Awareness

    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

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

    The conversations we engage in daily can become automatic, pressured, and careless. With the right mindset, however, even ordinary interactions can become rich territory for effectively expressing our deepest values. This program demonstrates how conversation provides an opportunity to practice a...

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  • 2019 Oct 15

    Mindful Movement: Yoga for the Office

    12:30pm to 1:30pm

    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 Oct 16

    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 Oct 22

    Mindfulness and Anxiety

    10:30am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

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

    To feel occasional anxiety is a natural human experience, but for many anxiety can become a source of ongoing distress, capable of interfering with everyday life. Many of our efforts to avoid anxiety may involve distracting ourselves from it, or pushing it away, but this provides only temporary relief. Mindfulness, on the other hand, offers a pathway to meet the experience of anxiety, and in doing so, restore valued activity, rather than allowing ourselves to be dominated by fear and avoidance. This free workshop will introduce the use of mindfulness as a way to understand and respond to...

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  • 2019 Oct 23

    Flexwork Overview for Managers

    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. 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
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