Learning & Development

2022 May 05

Fostering Trust and Transparency (Managers Only)

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

Online

This 90 minute, virtual session will explore the personal virtues associated with trust. You will learn how to 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.

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2022 Mar 29

Becoming a Coaching Manager (Managers Only)

9:00am to 12:00pm

This class meets for 6-hours over 2-days (3-hours each day), with 2-weeks between classes. 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...

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2022 Apr 05

Digital Accessibility Foundations (2-day course)

9:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Online

This training will be held virtually via Zoom on April 5 and 6 from 9 am - 11 am, and 1 pm - 3 pm each day. This course is part of the IT Academy, but is open to all and recommended for anyone and everyone at Harvard.  

This course provides an overview of digital accessibility and includes a number of activities for which your laptop will be required. This course will cover: 

  • Introduction to accessibility – gain understanding about the meaning, history, and importance of digital accessibility,...
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2021 Dec 16

Writing for the Web

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

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

Please contact the IT Academy...

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2022 Feb 09

Digital Accessibility Foundations (2 day training)

9:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Online

This training will be held virtually via Zoom on February 9 and 10 from 9 am - 11 am, and 1 pm - 3 pm each day. This course is part of the IT Academy, but is open to all and recommended for anyone and everyone at Harvard.  

This course provides an overview of digital accessibility and includes a number of activities for which your laptop will be required. This course will cover: 

  • Introduction to accessibility – gain understanding about the meaning, history, and importance of digital accessibility,...
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2022 Jan 25

Digital Accessibility for Content Creators

1:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

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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2022 Jan 20

Creating Accessible Documents

1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Online

This course provides an overview of the concepts and concrete steps to create accessible documents. Designing with accessibility in mind improves ease of use and access to your content for everyone. To ensure a hands-on learning experience in this course, there are a number of activities for which your laptop will be required.

Software requirements: Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint.
Recommended software: Adobe Acrobat Pro DC.

This course will provide:

  • Understanding of core concepts and benefits of accessible design
  • How to...
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2022 Jan 11

Siteimprove NextGen Overview

10:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Online

Siteimprove Accessibility, the Harvard-licensed tool to check accessibility, is changing to a new, improved version called NextGen. The new version will have a similar user experience and will still allow you to monitor your site’s accessibility, but will include new features that will make understanding and implementing accessibility fixes much more streamlined. This overview will show you what’s changing, what’s staying the same, and how to use the new NextGen features.

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2021 Dec 09

Site Building with Open Scholar

9:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

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.

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2021 Dec 14

Digital Accessibility Foundations (2 day course)

9:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Online

This training will be held virtually via Zoom on December 14 and 15 from 9 am - 11 am, and 1 pm - 3 pm each day. This course is part of the IT Academy, but is open to all and recommended for anyone and everyone at Harvard.  

This course provides an overview of digital accessibility and includes a number of activities for which your laptop will be required. This course will cover: 

  • Introduction to accessibility – gain understanding about the meaning, history, and importance of digital...
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2021 Dec 13

Introduction to Digital Accessibility and Harvard's Policies

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Online

This training introduces and explores basic concepts of digital accessibility and relevant university policies including the Digital Accessibility Policy and the Accessible Technology Procurement and Development Policy.

No prerequisite experience with accessibility is required. Learn how you and your department can create more inclusive and welcoming...

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