Learning & Development

2018 Jun 28

Trash or Treasure: Guidance on Retaining Office Records

10:00am to 11:30am


Lamont Library Room B-30

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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Making the Most of Feedback

May 2, 2018
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

Advanced Excel

April 25, 2018
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

Microsoft SharePoint

April 18, 2018

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.

2018 Jun 05

Career Connections Across Harvard 2018

12:00pm to 3:00pm


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.


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Start Your Process Redesign

April 11, 2018
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

Introduction to Excel

April 4, 2018
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

Power, Influence, and Negotiation (2-day course)

March 28, 2018
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)

Is Your Career on Track?

March 21, 2018
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?

Enabling a Culture of Speaking Up

March 15, 2018
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

Career Roadmaps (2 Day Course)

February 28, 2018
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 moreRead more about Career Roadmaps (2 Day Course)

Stress-Free Productivity

February 21, 2018
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

My First Job, Now What?

February 7, 2018
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?