Learning & Development

2019 Sep 24

Fall 2019 Negotiation and Dispute Resolution

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Law School Campus

The course brings together professionals, executives, graduate students, fellows, and community members in learning how to  skillfully mediate to create value and resolve disputes. Participants will emerge from the course with a toolkit of skills, approaches, and tactics to negotiate and manage disputes in any setting. Participants will also receive a signed certificate of completion from the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.

The seminar will be held each Tuesday evening, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., September 24 – December 10, 2019 on the Harvard Law School Campus...

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Career Conversations

July 10, 2019
This session on July 18 will give you the opportunity to meet one-on-one with local HR officers so you can learn more about Harvard’s schools and departments, including key initiatives and work environments, and explore your career interests, expand your professional network and strengthen future applications. Learn more. Read more about Career Conversations

Summer Science Week: The Science of Bugs and Slugs

July 3, 2019
From July 15-19, experience science hands-on through the lens of the two most diverse animal groups - gastropods (snails and slugs) and arthropods (insects, arachnids and relatives). Learn about the range of diversity and variation in these groups, while learning about how these amazing animals go about their daily lives. For students entering grades 6-8. Learn more. Read more about Summer Science Week: The Science of Bugs and Slugs
2019 Oct 03

Interviewing Skills for Hiring Managers

9:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Center for Workplace Development, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge

This session will focus on how to interview candidates for a job while being mindful of limited time. You will learn how to assess knowledge, skills, and experience to determine if candidates are qualified for the role, and discuss what should be considered in making the final decision to hire a candidate.

Cost: $25

Learn more and register on the Harvard Training Portal. Find class information here.

2019 Dec 11

Fostering Trust and Transparency

9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Center for Workplace Development, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge

This session will explore the personal virtues associated with trust. You will learn how leaders can embody those virtues and encourage them in a culture (on a team or in a larger department or unit). You will then discuss transparency as an institutional value that can be role-modeled and encouraged in support of open, honest communication and healthy risk.

Offerings of this course are only viewable to Managers. If you believe you should be able to view and attend this course please email trainingportalhelp@harvard.edu...

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2019 Sep 26

Communicating at Work for Managers

9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Center for Workplace Development, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge

This session explores communication styles and techniques for effective communication within the nuanced relationship of manager and staff member. You will gain insight into your personal communication style and the impact it has on your team. You will also learn techniques for delivering feedback, asking questions, and listening and how your style my flavor how you use these skills.

NOTE: Some concepts and activities in this workshop are drawn from another CWD course, Communicating at Work. While this session is focused on managerial communication, there is a...

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2019 Nov 13

Start Your Process Redesign

9:00am to 4:30pm

Location: 

Center for Workplace Development, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge

This course 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.

Note: this class is a packed full-day experience; participants interested in a shorter, high-level overview of process improvement are encouraged to enroll in the 2-hr class “Process Improvement Mindset...

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2020 Feb 05

Managing Competing Priorities

Repeats every month on the 5 of February until Wed Feb 05 2020 . Also includes Tue Jun 02 2020.
9:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Center for Workplace Development, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge

Get the upper hand on projects, deliverables, cross-functional team responsibilities and deadlines that can seem overwhelming. The focus of this course is to manage communication, boundaries and expectations to accomplish the most important priorities. Improve performance with the introduction of the Thomas-Killmann Conflict Mode Instrument at work.

You will...

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2019 Oct 01

Excelling as an Assistant

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Center for Workplace Development, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge

 This workshop is designed for new support staff (in their role less than six months). Key topics  include: communication skills, organizational awareness and working with your boss(es).

 
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2019 Aug 08

Speaking Up at Harvard

Repeats every month on the 10 of October until Thu Oct 10 2019 .
9:00am to 12:00pm

9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Center for Workplace Development, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge

In this class we’ll identify personal and organizational obstacles that can get in the way of sharing views/opinions in an open and respectful way at work. It is designed for participants looking to raise their confidence in speaking up in a one-on-one and team meetings....

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