Learning & Development

2020 Apr 24

What Is the Cost of Lies? A Discussion with HBO Chernobyl Writer and Creator Craig Mazin

2:30pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Online

Join us live on YouTube as Mazin and Plokhii discuss the award-winning miniseries, the events of the Chornobyl/Chernobyl disaster, historical fact and artistic representation, and the relevance of Chernobyl today.

Speaker(s):

Craig Mazin, Creator of Chernobyl

Serhii Plokhii, Director, Ukrainian Research Institute; Professor of Ukrainian History, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, Davis Center; Author, Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe

Co-sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Energy Project, and the...

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2020 Apr 22

The Future of Food: Helping the World One Bite at a time

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Online

Harvard Business School Sustainability team commemorates the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day 2020 with a series of Earth Fest events and activities.

Join us for this virtual Earth Day panel, moderated by Natalie Kindred, HBS Senior Researcher and Manager for the Agribusiness Program. Hear from Philip Behn, CEO of Imperfect Foods and Rebekah Moses, Head of Impact Strategy from Impossible Foods, as they discuss how their organizations are approaching environmental challenges such as food waste and climate change along with their thoughts on the future of the industry and...

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2020 May 20

Email Management

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

Online

This workshop, by the Harvard University Archives, will introduce methods for gaining control of email and managing it according to Harvard records policies as well as provide tips on how to organize your email.

Who should attend: All employees who want to effectively manage their email.

What you will learn

  • Methods of controlling email
  • The application of the General Records Schedule to email
  • Examples of types of emails with their...
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2020 May 14

Out of Sight: Off-site Records Storage

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

Online

Objective: This workshop, by the Harvard University Archives, 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.

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2020 May 06

Trash or Treasure: Guidance on Retaining Office Records

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

Online

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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Process Improvement Mindset

March 4, 2020
 Through this 2-hour hands-on workshop on March 18, you’ll experience a simulated-process and learn tools and concepts for eliminating “waste” and creating value. You will strengthen the lens in which you view a process and have an understanding of detailed steps for improvement. Learn more. Read more about Process Improvement Mindset

Stress-Free Productivity

February 19, 2020
This half-day, 3-hour workshop class that begins on Feb. 28 will reference the principle of Kaizen, which uses small steps for continual improvement in habits and processes. Increase your personal effectiveness - recognizing that building on incremental, continuous improvements may help you win your war with productivity. Learn more. Read more about Stress-Free Productivity

Hack-a-Problem Mindset

February 12, 2020
In this active workshop on Feb. 25, you will bring ideas for change within your department and learn a creative problem solving approach to translate those new ideas into action. The key to a good problem solving process is identifying and defining the right problem to solve.  Read more about Hack-a-Problem Mindset

The Power of a Positive No

February 5, 2020
This session on Feb 13 explores challenges behind saying “no” and potential risks, impact, and feelings that prevent us from being honest. Learn how to say “yes” to yourself by identifying what is important and work towards a positive, respectful outcome at work or at home. Learn more. Read more about The Power of a Positive No
2020 Feb 11

Flower Dissection

6:15pm to 7:45pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Have you really looked at a flower lately? After sketching and dissecting flowers, we will use stereo microscopes to look at the floral structures hidden within, learning to recognize them across a variety of flower forms. Limited to 16 per session.

Free, but registration requested

2020 Feb 10

Flower Dissection

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Have you really looked at a flower lately? After sketching and dissecting flowers, we will use stereo microscopes to look at the floral structures hidden within, learning to recognize them across a variety of flower forms. Limited to 16 per session.

Free, but registration requested

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I ♥ Science

January 29, 2020
Awaken your love of science with this event on Feb 8! Complete with activities led by Harvard scientists, graduate students, and enthusiastic explorers. Meet scientists who investigate fossils, microbes, and carnivorous plants. Hear short talks on current research at Harvard and more. Learn more. Read more about I ♥ Science
2020 Feb 29

Drawing Butterflies and Moths in Colored Pencil

9:30am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Explore the beauty of butterflies and moths using preserved museum specimens. This three-hour workshop will introduce observational drawing techniques with pencil, and then dive into colored pencil techniques used to create a rich, vibrant image. All skill levels are welcome.

Fees: $58 members/ $65 nonmembers 

Advance registration required.

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