Learning & Development

2018 Mar 21

Communicating at Work

9:00am to 1:00pm

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. This session explores different communication styles and techniques for communicating with those different from your own.

Cost: $50

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

2018 Jan 08

New Employee Orientation

Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Jun 25 2018 except Mon Jan 15 2018, Mon Feb 19 2018, Mon Mar 19 2018, Mon May 28 2018. Also includes Tue Jan 16 2018, Tue Feb 20 2018, Tue May 29 2018.
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Location: 

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

Introduction to the structure and culture of Harvard along with benefits, perks and opportunities for new Harvard employees.

Registration required*

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Writing at Work

October 18, 2017
This workshop on Oct 26 provides tools for making the writing process manageable, the writer more confident, with a professional final product. You will build a toolbox for structuring language and an approach to writing preparation. Learn more. Read more about Writing at Work
2017 Nov 07

Exploring the Practice of Mindfulness (Six Week Course)

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

114 Mt. Auburn St. Conference Room 406, Cambridge, MA

This six-week course offers close study in a variety of mindfulness-based topics, including basic practices like the body scan and sitting meditation, as well as walking meditation, gentle stretching, and mindful communication. The physiology of the stress response is examined, especially in relation to the ways mindfulness practice enables individuals to become aware of and mediate their reactions to stressful situations. By the time the course ends, participants will feel prepared to practically integrate a variety of mindfulness practices into their...

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2017 Nov 21

Better Listening for Better Conversations - Mindful Communication: Speaking and Listening with Awareness

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

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

The conversations we engage in daily can become automatic, pressured, and careless. With the right mindset, however, even ordinary interactions can become rich territory for effectively expressing our deepest values. This program demonstrates how conversation provides an opportunity to practice a special kind of attentiveness, transforming our encounters with colleagues, friends and family members into meaningful moments of genuine exchange.

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2017 Oct 23

Mindfulness and Compassion

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

114 Mt. Auburn St. Conference Room 406, Cambridge, MA

Compassion is sometime described as the state of “suffering together”; but what does it mean to suffer productively, without becoming overwhelmed or burnt out in the face of the needs of others…and ourselves? Mindfulness practice is focused on observing internal and external experience with a heightened sense of clarity, and is an essential element in preparing the heart and intellect to navigate the demands of compassion in sincere and effective ways. In this workshop we will explore compassion as it is regarded in the mindfulness tradition, as a “...

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2017 Nov 07

Introduction to Mindfulness: How the Science and Practice of Awareness Supports Well-Being and Performance

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

114 Mt. Auburn St. Conference Room 406, Cambridge, MA

This program introduces the basic principles and practices of mindfulness, a concentrated state of awareness that helps people see and respond to situations with clarity. Individuals who employ the techniques of mindfulness in their work are able to monitor moment-to-moment effectiveness, respond promptly and appropriately to difficulties as they arise, and remain open to new ideas and perspectives. Participants will be introduced to meditation practices that will teach them how to be more focused, creative and resilient in all aspects of their lives.

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