Learning & Development

Navigating Change

November 10, 2020
This 90-minute virtual workshop on Nov. 18 will focus on characteristics and perceptions of the different styles of change. We’ll explore the emotional effect, fundamental core concerns, and the impact if they are met or overlooked. Learn more. Read more about Navigating Change

Harvard Extension Spring 2021 Registration - Degree Candidates

October 28, 2020

Registration opens at 9 am on Nov. 5 for degree candidates. Register early for best choice of courses. You must pay your balance in full by the payment deadline. If you do not, you risk being dropped from all courses and waitlists.Click here to learn more.

Quick tips for Effective Resumes

October 21, 2020

This session on Oct. 29 will provide a quick and efficient overview of the key elements to consider when creating an effective resume. Objectives include naming the key elements of an effective resume, identifying aspects of your resume to strengths, and asking questions about writing resumes as time permits. Learn more.

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2020 Nov 14

Fabulous Fungus Fair

2:00pm to 3:30pm



Explore the wondrous world of fungi! Join Harvard students for a closer look at the mushrooms, yeasts, and molds found in gardens, forests, labs—even in our own refrigerators. This popular annual event turns virtual this year, featuring videos created by Harvard students. Join the webinar to participate in live conversation in response to student projects. Be prepared to see fungi in a whole new way!

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2020 Oct 22

Diving with a Purpose: A Fifteen-Year Odyssey

6:00pm to 7:00pm



Diving with a Purpose is an organization dedicated to the documentation and protection of African slave trade shipwrecks and the maritime history and culture of African Americans. Jay Haigler and Albert José Jones will share a documentary on the organization’s work and recent discoveries. They will discuss the importance of submerged heritage resources in advancing the fields of maritime archaeology and ocean conservation and the need for a better understanding of the transatlantic slave trade and its global, cultural, and social-economic impact on society.


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2020 Oct 22

National Fossil Day

9:00am to 2:00pm



Celebrate National Fossil Day—a celebration organized by the National Park Service—by taking a closer look at museum fossils with Harvard paleontologists. What can we see on ancient seafloors? How do modern animals help us understand extinct animals? What fossils still amaze scientists? What is it like to be a practicing paleontologist? Bring your curiosity and questions to this online event for all ages!

Program Schedule

9:00 am – 9:30 am: Graduate Student RJ Knecht and Curatorial Assistant Mark Renczkowski share trace fossils...

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Email for Action

October 7, 2020
This 90-minute virtual workshop on Oct. 20 will focus on techniques for formatting emails when requesting action. You’ll learn concepts to help organize your thoughts in a way that will help your readers take the action you intend in the time you’re requesting. Learn more. Read more about Email for Action
2020 Oct 07

From the Hands of the Makers

6:00pm to 7:00pm



Free Virtual Lecture and Book Presentation

Jennifer Brown, Collection Manager, Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants

Natalja Kent, Photographer, Glass Flowers: Marvels of Art and Science at Harvard

Scott E. Fulton, Head Conservator, Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants

Donald H. Pfister, Asa Gray Professor of Systematic Botany and Curator of the Farlow Library and Herbarium of Cryptogamic Botany

From 1886 to 1936, Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka...

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2020 Sep 30

Tree Mob™: Paperbark Maple




With bark that exfoliates in cinnamon and gold curls, paperbark maple (Acer griseum) is a stunning Chinese temperate species. Over the past century it has become a prized garden specimen in many private and public North American gardens. Endangered in its native range, this species has been a collection target for conservation by the North America-China Plant Exploration Consortium. Low seed viability, however, makes conservation a long-term challenge. Arboretum staff members will gather online to share their knowledge and expertise in collection, propagation, and cultivation of this...

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