WorkLife

  • 2021 Sep 28

    Flexwork Overview for Employees

    Repeats every month on the 21 of October until Thu Oct 21 2021 . Also includes Tue Sep 28 2021, Wed Nov 10 2021.
    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Online

    Harvard’s flexwork guidelines have gone through several iterations to keep them current with the needs of the University and its employees. Now, as we enter a new phase of resuming some familiar practices and experimenting with new ones, Harvard will use flexwork as a dynamic tool both to discover and invent the workplace of the future. The guidelines elaborate on a long-standing practice of flexwork at Harvard, and name emerging questions that will only be resolved over time.

    These sessions are designed to provide a high-level overview of the new policy and updated guidelines...

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  • 2021 Oct 04

    Mindful Movement: Yoga for the Office

    Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Dec 20 2021 except Mon Oct 11 2021.
    10:00am to 11:00am

    Location: 

    Online

    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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  • 2021 Oct 06

    Managing Difficult Emotions at Work

    1:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Online

    Audience: All Benefits-Eligible Faculty and Staff.

    Prerequisites: Either you have attended an “Introduction to Mindfulness” workshop at Harvard; you have completed “The Basics” course on the Ten Percent Happier app (available for free to all benefits-eligible faculty and staff); or you have a well-established personal mindfulness practice. For more info about these prerequisites, visit: hr.harvard.edu/mindfulness.

    Description: Resisting or suppressing difficult emotions will not make them go away—instead, these tactics to resist or suppress may actually lead to...

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  • 2021 Oct 07

    Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Online

    Audience: All Benefits-Eligible Faculty and Staff.

    Prerequisites: Either you have attended an “Introduction to Mindfulness” workshop at Harvard; you have completed “The Basics” course on the Ten Percent Happier app (available for free to all benefits-eligible faculty and staff); or you have a well-established personal mindfulness practice. For more info about these prerequisites, visit: hr.harvard.edu/mindfulness.

    Description: Success at work and fulfillment in life may be enhanced when we naturally tap into our emotional intelligence: the ability to monitor one’s own...

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  • 2021 Oct 12

    Surviving and Thriving as a New Parent

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Online

    It goes without saying: becoming a new parent is a major life change. Both men and women are at risk of postpartum depression. One in 5 women and 1 in 10 men struggle with postpartum mood disorders. By building support networks, finding ways to communicate needs and expectations, practicing self-care, and setting boundaries, employees can survive and thrive as new parents. In this workshop, employees will create self-care plans to build resilience and strong foundations, learn to set boundaries for family and work obligations, and recognize signs of postpartum depression and how to get...

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  • 2021 Oct 13

    Introduction to Mindfulness

    10:00am to 11:00am

    Location: 

    Online

    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 and groups who regularly employ the techniques of mindfulness in their work can 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 resilient in all aspects of their lives. This course will count...

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  • 2021 Oct 13

    EAP Overview for Employees

    2:00pm to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    Online

    The Employee Assistance Program (EAP), KGA, is a free, confidential service that provides counseling and work-life assistance to employees and household members.

    Join us for a 15 minute presentation to learn how the EAP can save you stress, time and money by providing support for practical and personal issues.

    Click here to learn more and register for this free webinar (HarvardKey protected)

  • 2021 Oct 14

    Flexwork Overview for Managers

    Repeats every month on the 14 of October until Thu Oct 14 2021 . Also includes Wed Sep 15 2021, Thu Nov 04 2021.
    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Online

    Harvard’s flexwork guidelines have gone through several iterations to keep them current with the needs of the University and its employees. Now, as we enter a new phase of resuming some familiar practices and experimenting with new ones, Harvard will use flexwork as a dynamic tool both to discover and invent the workplace of the future. The guidelines elaborate on a long-standing practice of flexwork at Harvard, and name emerging questions that will only be resolved over time.

    These sessions will cover information on Harvard’s flexwork policy and guidelines for managers....

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  • 2021 Oct 18

    Mindful Movement: Yoga for the Office

    10:00am to 11:00am

    Location: 

    Online

    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.

    ... Read more about Mindful Movement: Yoga for the Office
  • 2021 Oct 21

    Flexwork Overview for Employees

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Online

    Harvard’s flexwork guidelines have gone through several iterations to keep them current with the needs of the University and its employees. Now, as we enter a new phase of resuming some familiar practices and experimenting with new ones, Harvard will use flexwork as a dynamic tool both to discover and invent the workplace of the future. The guidelines elaborate on a long-standing practice of flexwork at Harvard, and name emerging questions that will only be resolved over time.

    These sessions are designed to provide a high-level overview of the new policy and updated guidelines...

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