Learning & Development

Managing Up

January 15, 2020
This 4-hour workshop on January 29 will cover tools and techniques to empower you as an effective communicator with your manager. Topics covered include style differences, setting clear expectations, and managing your professional development. Learn more. Read more about Managing Up
2020 Apr 16

E-mail Management

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

Lamont Library Forum Room, 11 Quincy St, Cambridge

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 types of e-mails with...
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2020 Apr 01

Out of Sight: Off-site Records Storage

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

Lamont Library Forum Room, 11 Quincy St, Cambridge

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 records eligible...
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2020 Mar 18

Trash or Treasure: Guidance on Retaining Office Records

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

Lamont Library Forum Room, 11 Quincy St, Cambridge

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 to...

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2020 Jan 27

Mediation and Conflict Management - PON Seminar Spring 2020

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Square Campus

Ready to hone your leadership and facilitation skills?  Learn how to manage conflict and resolve disputes between opposing parties in this semester-length seminar.
Graduating participants will receive a certificate of completion from PON.

January 27 – April 6, 2020 Harvard Campus
Monday evenings
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. E.T. 

Tuition & Fees:
$1,500 (General)
$1,150 (Graduate Students)
Can’t attend in person?
Join the live session via Zoom for $1,500.00

For more information and to register online, visit www.pon.harvard.edu/...

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2019 Dec 14

Drawing Birds in Colored Pencil II

9:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Learn to capture birds with colored pencils in this hands-on workshop. Explore basic avian anatomy and observational drawing techniques, then dive into some techniques for working with colored pencils to build up rich colors and plumage textures. All skill levels are welcome.

Instructor: Erica Beade

Fees: $55 members/$60 nonmembers.

Advance registration required.

Introduction to Excel

December 10, 2019
This course on January 14 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. Read more about Introduction to Excel

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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