Learning & Development

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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2020 Jan 27

Mediation and Conflict Management - PON Seminar Spring 2020

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Square Campus

Ready to hone your leadership and facilitation skills?  Learn how to manage conflict and resolve disputes between opposing parties in this semester-length seminar.
Graduating participants will receive a certificate of completion from PON.

January 27 – April 6, 2020 Harvard Campus
Monday evenings
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. E.T. 

Tuition & Fees:
$1,500 (General)
$1,150 (Graduate Students)
Can’t attend in person?
Join the live session via Zoom for $1,500.00

For more information and to register online, visit www.pon.harvard.edu/...

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2019 Dec 14

Drawing Birds in Colored Pencil II

9:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Learn to capture birds with colored pencils in this hands-on workshop. Explore basic avian anatomy and observational drawing techniques, then dive into some techniques for working with colored pencils to build up rich colors and plumage textures. All skill levels are welcome.

Instructor: Erica Beade

Fees: $55 members/$60 nonmembers.

Advance registration required.

Introduction to Excel

December 10, 2019
This course on January 14 covers how to create and edit basic worksheets and workbooks. Participants will learn to navigate the Excel environment, perform calculations, modify and format a worksheet, and print and manage workbooks. Learn more. Read more about Introduction to Excel

Managing a Team

November 27, 2019
This workshop on Dec. 5 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). Learn more. Read more about Managing a Team
2020 Jan 14

Universal Manager Training (Managers only)

9:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

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

This session of UMT is for managers in grades 59 and above

This is a three-session program, with additional classroom sessions on January 21 and 28, 9am-1pm

This program focuses on equipping managers with the core knowledge and skills required to successfully manage at Harvard. Topics include important laws, policies, and skills necessary for successfully managing people and for creating an environment that is safe, productive and diverse. In an...

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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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