WorkLife

  • 2019 Jan 22

    Mindful Communication: Speaking and Listening with Awareness

    10:00am to 11:30am

    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 special kind of attentiveness, transforming our encounters with colleagues into meaningful moments of genuine exchange.

    Cost: $0

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  • 2019 Jan 23

    Developing a Flexwork Proposal

    1:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Join us for in-depth look at how to develop a flexible work arrangement proposal based on Harvard's University-wide flexible work guidelines. We will review the essential ingredients of a flex proposal; 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. Issues of trust, brave conversations, transparency, and fairness will be also be explored.

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  • 2019 Jan 24

    Evaluating a Flexwork Proposal (University-Wide, Managers Only)

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Join us for in-depth look at how to evaluate a flexible work arrangement proposal based on Harvard's University-wide flexible work guidelines. We will review the essential ingredients of a flex proposal; how to assess your own attitude about workplace flexibility in general and flex for individual employees specifically; how to identify ways to evaluate the success of an arrangement after a trial period; and what to do when employees disclose personal reasons behind the proposal that trigger your emotions or certain legal requirements--or both. Issues of trust, candid conversations,...

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  • 2019 Feb 05

    Mindfulness and Anxiety

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    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 Feb 05

    Senior Care Planning Webinar - Advocacy in Healthcare Settings

    1:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Online

    While you hope to never receive the dreaded call that mom has fallen or dad had a stroke, many families are not prepared for what happens next. Knowing the right questions to ask, how to be an effective advocate, and what documents to have in place can make a difference. Planning ahead may help you navigate the complex and often fragmented healthcare system, which can lead to better outcomes. Learn how to communicate more effectively with healthcare providers, address grievances, and identify helpful resources.

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  • 2019 Feb 06

    Developing a Flexwork Proposal

    10:00am to 11:00am

    Location: 

    Longwood Medical Area, Countway Library - Minot Room

    Join us for in-depth look at how to develop a flexible work arrangement proposal based on Harvard's University-wide flexible work guidelines. We will review the essential ingredients of a flex proposal; 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. Issues of trust, brave conversations, transparency, and fairness will be also be explored.

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  • 2019 Feb 06

    Evaluating a Flexwork Proposal (University-Wide, Managers Only)

    1:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Longwood Medical Area, Countway Library - Minot Room

    Join us for in-depth look at how to evaluate a flexible work arrangement proposal based on Harvard's University-wide flexible work guidelines. We will review the essential ingredients of a flex proposal; how to assess your own attitude about workplace flexibility in general and flex for individual employees specifically; how to identify ways to evaluate the success of an arrangement after a trial period; and what to do when employees disclose personal reasons behind the proposal that trigger your emotions or certain legal requirements--or both. Issues of trust, candid conversations,...

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  • 2019 Feb 07

    Flexwork Preview for Employees

    10:30am to 11:30am

    Location: 

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

    Join us for this one-hour overview of Harvard's updated, University-wide flexible work guidelines. You will learn how to develop a well-thought out flexwork proposal and discuss it with your boss; why you don't need to state your reason for submitting a proposal, potential business advantages of flexwork; the criteria managers will use to decide to approve or deny your proposal, and what is meant by an "equitable process of fair consideration for all proposals".

    Optional pre-work includes a review of the online guidelines at https...

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  • 2019 Feb 07

    Flexwork Preview for Managers

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Join us for a one-hour overview of Harvard's updated, University-wide flexible work guidelines. 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.

    Optional pre-work includes a review of the online guidelines at https://hr.harvard...

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