Center for Workplace Development

Director of the Center for Workplace Development: Melissa W. Brown


The Center for Workplace Development (CWD) provides expertise in attracting and developing staff members, cultivating and growing leadership, and preparing teams, staff, and leaders to succeed today and in the future.

CWD accomplishes this by providing high-quality classroom instruction, online learning, and coaching for employees at all levels to learn new skills and prepare for organizational changes; creating effective recruiting strategies to identify qualified applicants for current and anticipated needs; identifying and developing internal talent and supporting career development; and coaching leaders and consulting with clients to increase organizational and individual effectiveness.


CWD has four teams of training, development, and recruiting professionals with expertise in adult learning, instructional design and technology, employee and organizational development, and talent acquisition.

Our teams include:

  • Harvard Bridge Program
  • Educational Systems and Technology
  • Employee and Organization Development
  • Recruitment Services

In addition to our expertise, our teams offer the Harvard community a deep understanding of the Harvard culture, flexibility, deep professional experience and a high level of customer service.