Learning & Development

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


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


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


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


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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Making the Most of Feedback

May 2, 2018
This session on May 10 from 9 a.m. to noon will reference the book Thanks for the Feedback to explore the importance of receiving feedback with a growth mindset and identify triggers that can cause us to shut down. We’ll discuss emotional components of the process and the impact it has on us as professionals. Learn more. Read more about Making the Most of Feedback

Advanced Excel

April 25, 2018
This course on May 3 builds on the skills and concepts taught in Intermediate Excel. Participants will learn to manage multiple workbooks, share workbooks, automate common tasks, audit workbooks, apply advanced analysis techniques, and present data visually. Learn more. Read more about Advanced Excel

Microsoft SharePoint

April 18, 2018

This course on April 26 covers how to collaborate with team members and share information. Students will learn to use a SharePoint Team Site to access, store, and share information and documents. Find class information here.

2018 Jun 05

Career Connections Across Harvard 2018

12:00pm to 3:00pm


Milstein Conference Center, Wasserstein Hall, Harvard Law School

The annual Career Connections across Harvard is a networking event for Harvard staff. It is an opportunity for staff to meet with representatives from different schools and units around the University to explore other areas of work at Harvard and expand professional networks. All staff are invited to attend, no registration is required.


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Start Your Process Redesign

April 11, 2018
This course on April 24 introduces you to process improvement tools and techniques from LEAN Management that you will be able to implement with your team. You will experience process assessment and redesign through a “hands on” approach that includes a simulation and exercises. You will also have the opportunity to apply the tools and concepts to one of your current processes. Learn more. Read more about Start Your Process Redesign

Introduction to Excel

April 4, 2018
This course on April 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 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 and register here. Read more about Introduction to Excel