Learning & Development

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

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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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10% Happier (Three Week Course)

May 23, 2018
The course is built around three, one-hour, in-person sessions featuring a Mind the Moment instructor. Between these in-person sessions, participants will complete the fourteen-part 10% Happier series on their mobile devices. A mindfulness coach will also be available to participants by text or by phone, to answer additional questions that may arise between the in-person sessions. Sessions begin on May 31. Learn more. Read more about 10% Happier (Three Week Course)

Fraud and the Workplace

May 16, 2018
Using a combination of case studies, recent examples of fraud in higher education, and group discussion, this course on May 30 seeks to raise awareness of the potential for fraud, to discuss the indicators of fraud, and to outline the steps to take if you suspect fraud. Learn more. Read more about Fraud and the Workplace

Project Management

May 9, 2018
In this introductory workshop on May 17, 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 this hands-on approach you apply tools and techniques and develop a project plan. Learn more. Read more about Project Management
2018 Jul 25

E-mail Management

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

Lamont Library Room B-30

Objective: This workshop will introduce methods for gaining control of e-mail and managing it according to Harvard records policies as well as provide tips on how to organize your e-mail.

Length: 1 ½ hours

Who should attend: All employees who want to effectively manage their e-mail.

What you will learn

  • Methods of controlling e-mail
  • The application of the General Records Schedule to e-mail
  • Examples of types of e-mails with...
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2018 Jul 11

Out of Sight: Off-site Records Storage

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

Lamont Library Forum Room

Objective: This workshop will present the step-by-step process of sending records to off-site storage at the Records Center. We cover everything from how to assemble and pack a box to how to complete the deposit paperwork.

Length: 1 ½ hours

Who should attend: Employees who have not yet sent records to storage as well as anyone in charge of packing and depositing boxes who would like a refresher course.

What you will learn

  • How to identify records eligible...
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2018 Jun 28

Trash or Treasure: Guidance on Retaining Office Records

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

Lamont Library Room B-30

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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