Learning & Development

Managing a Team

November 27, 2019
This workshop on Dec. 5 will explore the characteristics of a high performing team that have to do with the formal operating principles of a team (such as roles, processes) and those characteristics of a high performing team that are less tangible but just as important (interpersonal skills, leadership). Learn more. Read more about Managing a Team
2020 Jan 14

Universal Manager Training (Managers only)

9:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Center for Workplace Development, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge

This session of UMT is for managers in grades 59 and above

This is a three-session program, with additional classroom sessions on January 21 and 28, 9am-1pm

This program focuses on equipping managers with the core knowledge and skills required to successfully manage at Harvard. Topics include important laws, policies, and skills necessary for successfully managing people and for creating an environment that is safe, productive and diverse. In an...

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2020 Jun 04

Managing a Team (Managers only)

9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Center for Workplace Development, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge

This  workshop will explore the characteristics of a high performing team that have to do with the formal operating principles of a team (such as roles, processes) and those characteristics of a high performing team that are less tangible but just as important (interpersonal skills, leadership). You will have a chance to assess where your own team is against the characteristics and learn ways to incorporate these best practices on your team.

Enrollment Deadline: 2- weeks in advance of the class start date. Pre-work required.

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2020 May 21

Interviewing Skills for Hiring Managers (Managers only)

9:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Center for Workplace Development, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge

This session will focus on making the most of an interview while being mindful of limited time. Learn how to assess knowledge, skills, and experience to determine if candidates are qualified for the role, and ultimately make the decision to hire the candidate who can succeed in the organization. 

You will learn

  • Critical steps in preparing for and planning an interview, including the art of question-asking.
  • Techniques to practicing the balance of listening, taking notes, and follow-ups to candidate responses.
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2020 Mar 26

Fostering Trust and Transparency (Managers only)

9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Center for Workplace Development, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge

This session will explore the personal virtues associated with trust. You will learn how leaders can embody those virtues and encourage them in a culture (on a team or in a larger department or unit). You will then discuss transparency as an institutional value that can be role-modeled and encouraged in support of open, honest communication and healthy risk.

Enrollment Deadline: 1-week in advance of the class start date. Pre-work is required.

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2020 Apr 23

Creating a Strategic Plan (Managers only)

9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Center for Workplace Development, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge

This session will highlight how to formulate a plan, provide an overview of the process, and demonstrate how to start with the end in mind. Transitions from planning to implementation will also be covered. You will leave with tools and templates to lead a strategic planning process with your team.

Enrollment Deadline: 2-weeks in advance of the class start date. Pre-work is required.

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2020 May 07

Communicating at Work for Managers (Managers only)

9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Center for Workplace Development, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge

This half-day session explores communication styles and techniques for effective communication.  You will gain insight into your personal communication style and the impact it has on your team. You will also learn techniques for delivering feedback, asking questions, and listening.

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2019 Mar 05

Becoming a Coaching Manager (Managers only)

9:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Center for Workplace Development, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge

Class is two sessions - second class is March 19.

The interactive session will session will include skill-practice opportunities in a safe environment with manager peers. You will explore the coaching manager’s mindset and practice foundational coaching skills including listening and the use of open-ended questions. Coaching is a reflective conversation focused on leveraging and enhancing the staff member’s skills, knowledge, abilities, and perspective to achieve one’s goals and further engagement. You will be expected to apply concepts between sessions and reflect on your...

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2019 Dec 12

Overview of Harvard University Finances

Repeats every month on the 11 of February until Tue Feb 11 2020 .
10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Center for Workplace Development, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge

The aim of the class ''Overview of Harvard University Finances'' is to provide Harvard community members with a clearer picture of how Harvard's finances work.

 

The class is framed by three parts:...

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2020 Jan 22

Ethics and Accountability

Repeats every month on the 25 of March until Wed Mar 25 2020 .
9:30am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Center for Workplace Development, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge

In this dynamic workshop, you will explore the world of fiduciary responsibility, internal controls and detecting fraud in the workplace. Using a combination of case studies, recent...

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2020 Apr 15

Advanced Harvard Accounting

9:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Center for Workplace Development, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge

In this interactive workshop, you will learn about the accounting that is unique to Harvard and nonprofit organizations and how it applies to your daily responsibilities. You will explore the complicated accounting areas associated with each of the University's financial statements. 

Through focused exercises and case examples, you will practice using these complex accounting principles and discover the importance of promoting an accurate accounting environment consistent with the University's values and objectives.

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