Learning & Development

2018 Jul 31

Interviewing Skills for Candidates

Repeats every month on the 12 of February until Tue Feb 12 2019 . Also includes Wed Jul 31 2019.
12:00pm to 2:30pm

12:00pm to 2:30pm
12:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

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

This workshop will provide guidelines and practice which will help you successfully prepare for interviews. During this session, we will discuss different types of interviews (behavior-based, informational and phone); address what the hiring manager expects from candidates during job interviews, and strategize how best to answer potentially difficult interview questions.

Cost: $25

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2018 Jul 17

How to Prepare as an Internal Candidate

Repeats every month on the 25 of September until Tue Sep 25 2018 . Also includes Tue Nov 06 2018, Wed May 08 2019.
12:00pm to 1:00pm

12:00pm to 1:00pm
12:00pm to 1:00pm
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

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

This session will provide you with strategies, tips, and resources to be a strong internal candidate. We’ll review how to use Harvard’s on line recruitment system, with an opportunity to ask questions about the recruitment process.

Cost: $0

Learn more and register on the Harvard Training Portal. Find class information here.

2018 Jul 26

How to Network at Harvard

Repeats every month on the 18 of September until Tue Sep 18 2018 . Also includes Tue Feb 26 2019.
12:00pm to 1:30pm

12:00pm to 1:30pm
12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

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

In this session, you will explore various ways you can build a professional network at Harvard. Harvard is a vast place full of interesting people to meet and exchange with and to explore possibilities.

Cost: $0

Learn more and register on the Harvard Training Portal. Find class information here.

2018 Jul 19

Enabling a Culture of Speaking Up

Repeats every month on the 18 of October until Thu Oct 18 2018 . Also includes Thu Feb 28 2019.
9:00am to 12:00pm

9:00am to 12:00pm
9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Center for Workplace Development, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Room 3318, Cambridge

In her latest research and publications about speaking up in the workplace, HBS Professor Amy Edmondson suggests specific leadership behaviors that can create a culture that enables all voices in service of greater organizational learning and innovation: Framing work as a learning challenge, Acknowledging fallibility, and Asking the right questions. In this course, you will learn how to use these skills with individuals and learn to role model and encourage them in a culture.

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2019 Sep 19

Email for Action

Repeats every month on the 9 of January until Wed Jan 09 2019 . Also includes Fri Jun 07 2019, Thu Sep 19 2019.
9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

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

Given email is the most popular channel of communication at Harvard, this workshop focuses on writing techniques that can impact how your messages are read and retained.

Cost: $50

Learn more and register on the Harvard Training Portal. Find class information here.

2018 Aug 16

Difficult Conversations

9:00am to 3:00pm

Location: 

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

This class combines exercises and discussion to help you understand the fundamentals of a “difficult conversation”. Based on required pre-reading of the book Difficult Conversations, the workshop concludes with participants preparing for, and having practiced, their own difficult conversation by leveraging learning-partners.

Cost: $75

Learn more and register on the Harvard Training Portal. Find class information here.

2018 Sep 27

Creating Your Best Resume

12:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

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

This workshop covers the general principles of creating an effective resume, including a discussion of common pitfalls that can prevent you from being selected for interviews. Examples will be used to highlight a clear, focused resume, targeted to specific skills and the experience sought by hiring managers. This session will provide an outline of best practices for writing resumes and participants are encouraged to use provided tools to continue their resume-writing process. (Individual resume review will not be part of the workshop).

Cost: $25

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2018 Aug 23

Communicating at Work for Managers

Repeats every month on the 16 of January until Wed Jan 16 2019 .
9:00am to 12:00pm

9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

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

This session explores communication styles and techniques for effective communication within the nuanced relationship of manager and staff member. 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 and how your style my flavor how you use these skills.

NOTE: Some concepts and activities in this workshop are drawn from another CWD course, Communicating at Work. While this session is focused on managerial communication, there is a...

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2018 Jul 25

Communicating at Work

9:00am to 12:30pm

Location: 

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

In a workplace culture overly-dependent on voicemail and email, many of us have forgotten key elements of effective, meaningful, verbal communication. In this session, we will explore active listening, appropriate and helpful body language and tone, as well as connecting and communicating with style and grace while under pressure.

Cost: $50

Learn more and register on the Harvard Training Portal. Find class information here.

2018 Aug 08

Career Roadmaps (2-day course)

9:00am to 4:00pm

Location: 

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

Additional day of the course:
Wednesday, August 15 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Through this comprehensive program, you will build an understanding of the career management process by looking inward, looking outward, and looking forward. This active 2-day class will cover self-assessment of values, interests, skills and reputation; workforce trends and identification of professional networks; and exploration of options and goal setting. A variety of assessment tools, individual reflection, and group discussion will be used.

Cost: $125

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HUBS SmartView Analytics

June 20, 2018
This course on June 28 at 9 a.m. covers accessing a HUBS database from an Excel worksheet; selecting specific members (e.g., tub-org, object, fund, year, etc.); retrieving budget data; arranging members on the grid; drilling down into data; and applying Excel formatting and formulas. Learn more. Read more about HUBS SmartView Analytics

Career Conversations

June 13, 2018
This session on June 21 will give you the opportunity to meet one-on-one with local HR officers so you can learn more about Harvard’s schools and departments, including key initiatives and work environments, and explore your career interests, expand your professional network and strengthen future applications. Learn more. Read more about Career Conversations

Career Roadmaps (2-day course)

June 6, 2018
This active 2-day class on June 13 and 15 will cover self-assessment of values, interests, skills and reputation; workforce trends and identification of professional networks; and exploration of options and goal setting. A variety of assessment tools, individual reflection, and group discussion will be used. Learn moreRead more about Career Roadmaps (2-day course)
2018 Jun 13

Harvard Extension School Information Session

6:00pm to 8:45pm

Location: 

Memorial Hall, Harvard Yard

Join us on Harvard’s historic campus to discover the many ways Harvard Extension School can help you achieve your academic and professional goals. Learn about our part-time undergraduate and graduate degrees, graduate certificates, online and on-campus courses, and premedical program.

Dean's Welcome and Alum Story, 6-6:45: Sanders Theatre at Memorial Hall—Discover why so many students choose to start or continue their education at Harvard Extension School. Learn more about us from Dean Huntington Lambert and listen to an inspiring story from an Extension...

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