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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
While referencing the book Beyond Reason by Roger Fisher and Daniel Shapiro as well as Roger Fisher and William Ury’s Getting to Yes, participants are exposed to benefits of working with emotions during negotiations and developing solutions. This 2-day class on April 6 & 13 explores theories through readings, video clips, case studies, and practical applications. Learn more. Read more about Power, Influence, and Negotiation (2-day course)
Almost everyone at some point wonders “What is next?” in terms of their career. Start to answer that question by first doing a simple check up on the current state of your career. Then set concrete next steps to help you gain further clarity about career options. Join this session on April 5 for guidance on your career. Learn more. Read more about Is Your Career on Track?
In this session on March 28, you will explore leadership behaviors associated with enabling a culture of speaking up highlighted in Amy Edmonson’s book Teaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate, and Compete in the Knowledge Economy. You will learn how to use these skills with individuals and how to role model and encourage them in a culture. Learn more. Read more about Enabling a Culture of Speaking Up
This course on March 15 covers the components and capabilities of Illustrator CS6. Learn to create basic shapes, custom paths, and graphics containing custom text. Additional topics include customizing objects and preparing documents for deployment. Learn more. Read more about Introduction to Illustrator (2-day course)
This 2-day class on March 8 and 14 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 more. Read more about Career Roadmaps (2 Day Course)
This workshop on March 1 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
In this session on Feb 27, you will explore various ways you can build a professional network at Harvard. Harvard is a vast place full of interesting people to meet and exchange with and to explore possibilities. Learn more. Read more about How to Network at Harvard
For those who are in their first “real” job after school, this session on Feb 15 will help you explore what next steps you might consider taking on your career journey. You will focus on describing your skills and weave in the aspects of work that you find most interesting. Learn more here. Read more about My First Job, Now What?