Learning & Development

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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2020 Feb 11

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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2020 Jun 04

Managing a Team

9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

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

This half-day, 3-hour 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...

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2020 May 11

Start Your Process Redesign

9:00am to 4:00pm

Location: 

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

This course 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.

Note: this class is a packed full-day experience; participants interested in a shorter, high-level overview of process improvement are encouraged to enroll in the 2-hr class “Process Improvement Mindset...

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2020 Mar 25

Project Management

9:00am to 4:00pm

Location: 

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

In this full-day, 7-hour introductory workshop, 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 a hands-on approach, participants will apply the tools and technics to develop a project plan and therefore must have a work-related project they are about to start, or have recently started. 

Note: this workshop does not cover using Microsoft Project or...

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2020 Mar 18

Process Improvement Mindset

9:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

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

 Through this 2-hour hands-on workshop 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....

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