Learning & Development

Fraud and the Workplace

May 16, 2018
Using a combination of case studies, recent examples of fraud in higher education, and group discussion, this course on May 30 seeks to raise awareness of the potential for fraud, to discuss the indicators of fraud, and to outline the steps to take if you suspect fraud. Learn more. Read more about Fraud and the Workplace

Project Management

May 9, 2018
In this introductory workshop on May 17, you will learn and apply a framework to initiate, define, plan, and schedule a project. This course is intended for people leading a project who have little or no formal training in the project management process seeking an introduction to key concepts. Through this hands-on approach you apply tools and techniques and develop a project plan. Learn more. Read more about Project Management
2018 Jul 25

E-mail Management

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

Lamont Library Room B-30

Objective: This workshop will introduce methods for gaining control of e-mail and managing it according to Harvard records policies as well as provide tips on how to organize your e-mail.

Length: 1 ½ hours

Who should attend: All employees who want to effectively manage their e-mail.

What you will learn

  • Methods of controlling e-mail
  • The application of the General Records Schedule to e-mail
  • Examples of...
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2018 Jul 11

Out of Sight: Off-site Records Storage

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

Lamont Library Forum Room

Objective: This workshop will present the step-by-step process of sending records to off-site storage at the Records Center. We cover everything from how to assemble and pack a box to how to complete the deposit paperwork.

Length: 1 ½ hours

Who should attend: Employees who have not yet sent records to storage as well as anyone in charge of packing and depositing boxes who would like a refresher course.

What you will learn

  • How to identify...
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2018 Jun 28

Trash or Treasure: Guidance on Retaining Office Records

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

Lamont Library Room B-30

Objective: Have you ever wondered, "How long do I need to keep my office records? Can I throw them away when I am done with them?" This workshop provides tools and advice to help you determine how long to keep your records and what to do when you no longer need to hold onto them. Whether you feel like you’re drowning in information or you're concerned that you're keeping records too long or not long enough, this workshop is for you.

Length: 1 ½ hours

Who should attend: All employees who want...

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Making the Most of Feedback

May 2, 2018
This session on May 10 from 9 a.m. to noon will reference the book Thanks for the Feedback to explore the importance of receiving feedback with a growth mindset and identify triggers that can cause us to shut down. We’ll discuss emotional components of the process and the impact it has on us as professionals. Learn more. Read more about Making the Most of Feedback

Advanced Excel

April 25, 2018
This course on May 3 builds on the skills and concepts taught in Intermediate Excel. Participants will learn to manage multiple workbooks, share workbooks, automate common tasks, audit workbooks, apply advanced analysis techniques, and present data visually. Learn more. Read more about Advanced Excel

Microsoft SharePoint

April 18, 2018

This course on April 26 covers how to collaborate with team members and share information. Students will learn to use a SharePoint Team Site to access, store, and share information and documents. Find class information here.

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2018 Jun 05

Career Connections Across Harvard 2018

12:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Milstein Conference Center, Wasserstein Hall, Harvard Law School

The annual Career Connections across Harvard is a networking event for Harvard staff. It is an opportunity for staff to meet with representatives from different schools and units around the University to explore other areas of work at Harvard and expand professional networks. All staff are invited to attend, no registration is required.

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Start Your Process Redesign

April 11, 2018
This course on April 24 introduces you to process improvement tools and techniques from LEAN Management that you will be able to implement with your team. You will experience process assessment and redesign through a “hands on” approach that includes a simulation and exercises. You will also have the opportunity to apply the tools and concepts to one of your current processes. Learn more. Read more about Start Your Process Redesign

Introduction to Excel

April 4, 2018
This course on April 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. covers how to create and edit basic worksheets and workbooks. Participants will learn to navigate the Excel environment, perform calculations, modify and format a worksheet, and print and manage workbooks. Learn more and register here. Read more about Introduction to Excel
2018 May 31

10% Happier (Three Week Course)

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

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

This multi-session course will provide participants with the opportunity to learn about mindfulness and build their own personal practices using a combination of live and app-based supports.

The app is 10% Happier, a best-in-class program hosted by best-selling author, ABC news personality, and self-described “fidgety skeptic” Dan Harris, alongside Joseph Goldstein, one of the most renowned meditation teachers in the world. Live instruction is provided by teachers from Harvard Pilgrim’s Mind the Moment mindfulness program, which has been training individuals to...

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Power, Influence, and Negotiation (2-day course)

March 28, 2018
While referencing the book Beyond Reason by Roger Fisher and Daniel Shapiro as well as Roger Fisher and William Ury’s Getting to Yes, participants are exposed to benefits of working with emotions during negotiations and developing solutions. This 2-day class on April 6 & 13 explores theories through readings, video clips, case studies, and practical applications. Learn more. Read more about Power, Influence, and Negotiation (2-day course)

Is Your Career on Track?

March 21, 2018
Almost everyone at some point wonders “What is next?” in terms of their career. Start to answer that question by first doing a simple check up on the current state of your career. Then set concrete next steps to help you gain further clarity about career options. Join this session on April 5 for guidance on your career. Learn more. Read more about Is Your Career on Track?

Enabling a Culture of Speaking Up

March 15, 2018
In this session on March 28, you will explore leadership behaviors associated with enabling a culture of speaking up highlighted in Amy Edmonson’s book Teaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate, and Compete in the Knowledge Economy.  You will learn how to use these skills with individuals and how to role model and encourage them in a culture. Learn more. Read more about Enabling a Culture of Speaking Up

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