Learning & Development

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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2017 Oct 17

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

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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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2017 Nov 15

Email Management

10:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Lamont Library, room B-30

This workshop will introduce a variety of methods and tips for gaining control of your e-mail. Learn how to identify different types of email by applying the University’s General Records Schedule so you know what to keep and what to delete. Master your inbox!

To register visit the Records Management website, or call us at 617-495-5961.

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2017 Nov 01

Out of Sight: Off-site Records Storage

10:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Lamont Library, room B-30

Reduce clutter! This workshop will show you how to send 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. Learn how to how to set up an account, identify records eligible for storage, pack and label boxes correctly, complete the paperwork and expedite your records deposits, and recall records back to your office. We also cover approved records destruction.

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2017 Oct 25

Trash or Treasure: Guidance on Retaining Your Office Records

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

Lamont Library, room B-30

Good records management protects your office by mitigating risk. Harvard University Archives’ Records Management Service has done the heavy-lifting by developing policy and procedures to support your efforts. This free 1.5 hour-long workshop provides tools and advice on how long to keep your records, how to store them most efficiently, and what to do when you no longer need them. Whether you’ve inherited a records backlog, are worried about managing sensitive information, or are concerned about keeping your records too long - or not long...

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