Learning & Development

2021 Apr 28

Tree Mob™: Dredging to Renew the Ponds

6:00pm

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Online

Maintaining ponds is messy business! Join Associate Project Manager Danny Schissler to learn about the history and upcoming restoration of two of the Arnold Arboretum's most well-loved water bodies, Faxon and Rehder Ponds. Both provide habitat for wildlife and visual delight for humans, and also are part of an essential drainage network within the Arboretum’s landscape.

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2021 Apr 28

User-focused Accessibility: Designing beyond standards

6:30pm to 8:30pm

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Online

Join us for UXPA Boston's April Meeting and learn how to create more inclusive products and services with a user-centered design approach

We know how important accessibility is to make sure we’re not excluding any of our users. But how can we know if our products and services are truly inclusive? Is it following a prescribed list of criteria, or meeting the minimum legal requirements? Too often, websites might “check all the boxes,” but their users are still unable to meaningfully engage with their product. In this session, we’ll look at what it means to shift...

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2021 Apr 23

DAS Office Hours

10:00am to 12:00pm

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Online

Got accessibility questions? Not sure where to start? We're here to help!

The Digital Accessibility Services (DAS) team is available to answer your accessibility questions and provide guidance and support to the Harvard community. We host open office hours in a Zoom meeting room on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month from 10am - 12pm.

Stop by with your questions, meet our team, or just say hello!

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2021 Apr 22

Digital Accessibility for Content Creators

9:30am to 12:00pm

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Online

This training will introduce learners to digital accessibility, demonstrate its importance, and provide guidance about Harvard’s Digital Accessibility Policy. We will discuss best practices for creating accessible web content, and also for updating existing content to make it accessible to all users. 

The audience for this training is anyone who develops, edits, or publishes content for a website at Harvard, even if it's not your main job responsibility. There will be some...

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2021 Apr 22

Writing for the Web (IT Academy)

10:00am to 11:30am

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Online

Writing for websites and digital platforms is different from writing for print and other more traditional (offline) formats. The Writing for the Web 1.5 hour course, offered by Harvard Web Publishing, offers insights and best practices on online content consumption, content strategy, and how you can improve your website's usability by following simple proofreading, readability, and accessibility practices.

Audience: University-Wide
Pre-Requisites: None
Cost: None
Late Drop/Cancel Fee: None

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2021 Apr 22

Site Building with OpenScholar

9:30am to 12:00pm

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Online

Intended Audience: Those working independently or participating in building an OpenScholar website.

In this interactive training we will work through a series of hands on activities showing you how to use the OpenScholar software to build a website (such as research projects, initiatives, or department sites).

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to use the administrative interface of OS to build a website on OpenScholar. No previous experience creating websites is needed.

Sign up is required. This training will be held remotely....

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Introduction to DIB Academy

April 21, 2021
This virtual workshop on May 4 is the first in this series, designed to start you on the journey, or support your journey, to become more culturally confident. The goal is to gain knowledge and strategies to enhance inclusion and belonging at Harvard and in your daily interactions. Learn more. Read more about Introduction to DIB Academy
2021 Apr 22

Understanding Unconscious Bias

Repeats every month on the 7 of May until Fri May 07 2021 . Also includes Fri May 28 2021.
10:30am to 12:30pm

10:30am to 12:30pm
10:30am to 12:30pm

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Online

We all have unconscious biases, which doesn’t make us moral or corrupt; it makes us human. In this 2-hour virtual workshop, you will learn how the brain is naturally inclined to make generalizations (some true, some false, some good, some bad) and why. When these generalizations result in stereotypes and biases, there is a danger that marginalized employees will suffer unfair treatment and judgment through no fault of their own. While we cannot completely rid ourselves of unconscious bias, we can learn what to do when the bias is our own or when we are the target of someone else’s...

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