Learning & Development

Process Improvement Mindset

March 4, 2020
 Through this 2-hour hands-on workshop on March 18, you’ll experience a simulated-process and learn tools and concepts for eliminating “waste” and creating value. You will strengthen the lens in which you view a process and have an understanding of detailed steps for improvement. Learn more. Read more about Process Improvement Mindset

Stress-Free Productivity

February 19, 2020
This half-day, 3-hour workshop class that begins on Feb. 28 will reference the principle of Kaizen, which uses small steps for continual improvement in habits and processes. Increase your personal effectiveness - recognizing that building on incremental, continuous improvements may help you win your war with productivity. Learn more. Read more about Stress-Free Productivity

Hack-a-Problem Mindset

February 12, 2020
In this active workshop on Feb. 25, you will bring ideas for change within your department and learn a creative problem solving approach to translate those new ideas into action. The key to a good problem solving process is identifying and defining the right problem to solve.  Read more about Hack-a-Problem Mindset
2020 Jul 21

Real Science: Untangling Evolutionary Trees

Tue - Thu, Jul 21 to Jul 23, 8:30am - 3:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

How do scientists use cutting-edge technology to understand evolution? This 3-day program will give you the understanding of evolution, hands-on laboratory experience, and access to supplies and equipment needed to conduct an authentic experiment with skill and confidence. Following the program, you will partner with Harvard scientists to bring the lab experience to your classroom. For more information, see our flyer.

This program is free but a refundable $50 ...

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The Power of a Positive No

February 5, 2020
This session on Feb 13 explores challenges behind saying “no” and potential risks, impact, and feelings that prevent us from being honest. Learn how to say “yes” to yourself by identifying what is important and work towards a positive, respectful outcome at work or at home. Learn more. Read more about The Power of a Positive No
2020 Feb 11

Flower Dissection

6:15pm to 7:45pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Have you really looked at a flower lately? After sketching and dissecting flowers, we will use stereo microscopes to look at the floral structures hidden within, learning to recognize them across a variety of flower forms. Limited to 16 per session.

Free, but registration requested

2020 Feb 10

Flower Dissection

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Have you really looked at a flower lately? After sketching and dissecting flowers, we will use stereo microscopes to look at the floral structures hidden within, learning to recognize them across a variety of flower forms. Limited to 16 per session.

Free, but registration requested

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I ♥ Science

January 29, 2020
Awaken your love of science with this event on Feb 8! Complete with activities led by Harvard scientists, graduate students, and enthusiastic explorers. Meet scientists who investigate fossils, microbes, and carnivorous plants. Hear short talks on current research at Harvard and more. Learn more. Read more about I ♥ Science
2020 Feb 29

Drawing Butterflies and Moths in Colored Pencil

9:30am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Explore the beauty of butterflies and moths using preserved museum specimens. This three-hour workshop will introduce observational drawing techniques with pencil, and then dive into colored pencil techniques used to create a rich, vibrant image. All skill levels are welcome.

Fees: $58 members/ $65 nonmembers 

Advance registration required.

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2020 Feb 08

I ♥ Science

10:00am to 4:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

Awaken your love of science with activities led by Harvard scientists, graduate students, and enthusiastic explorers. Meet scientists who investigate fossils, microbes, and carnivorous plants. Hear short talks on current research at Harvard. Explore fermenting microbes in action as they perform in a musical art installation! Bring your own collections to show to local shell and minerals clubs. This program has something for everyone and is appropriate for children and adults of all ages.

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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 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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