Learning & Development

2016 Oct 11

Making the Most of Feedback

9:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

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

This session 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.

Cost: $25

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2016 Dec 07

Engaging Conversations

1:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Longwood Medical Area, Countway Library

This session explores essential tools for conversations including how to be reflective about your approach to conversation and how to balance advocacy and inquiry in the moment. The purpose of this session is to prepare you to engage in conversations more frequently and productively.

Cost: $25

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2016 Sep 14

Embracing Change

9:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

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

“Embracing Change” is a University-wide core competency that all Harvard employees are expected to develop and demonstrate. This session is designed to help you thrive during times of change, and proactively problem-solve to generate innovative responses. In this hands-on workshop, you will identify opportunities for change within your department or School and learn creative problem solving approaches to translate those new ideas into action.

Cost: $25

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2016 Oct 20

Your Career Check-Up

9:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Longwood Medical Area

Give your career a “check-up” by using an easy-to-follow model for career management and a simple career audit. An overview of your career is made manageable by dividing up the process into sections with specific steps for reflection and planning. In the session you will hear about specific Harvard resources to help you keep your career healthy and “on track.”

Cost: $25

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2016 Sep 08

Writing at Work

9:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

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

This workshop provides tools for making the writing process manageable, the writer more confident, and the final product more professional. You will build a toolbox of strategies for preparing to write and for structuring language.

Cost: $75

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2016 Dec 07

The Power of a Positive No

9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

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

This session will explore 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. This course is based on the Harvard Negotiation Program Co-founder’s book: The Power of a Positive No, which will be sent as pre-work.

Cost: $50

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2016 Sep 13

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

9:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

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

Additional day of the course: Tuesday, September 20 from 9 am to 1 pm.

While referencing required pre-reading of the book Beyond Reason by Roger Fisher and Daniel Shapiro as well as Roger Fisher and William Ury’s Getting to Yes, participants will be exposed to the benefits of working with emotions during negotiations and developing win-win solutions. This 2-day class explores theories through readings, video clips, case studies, and practical applications.

Cost: $75

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2016 Nov 15

Managing Up

12:50pm

Location: 

Longwood Medical Area, Tosteson Medical Education Center

This workshop will cover tools and techniques to empower you as an effective communicator with your manager based on the HBR Guide to Managing Up and Across. Topics covered include style differences, setting clear expectations, and managing your professional development.

Cost: $50

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2016 Oct 26

Managing Multiple Bosses

9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

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

In this workshop, you will practice skills to improve your communication and problem solving strategies with multiple managers. Through the in class exercises, you will practice separating the people from the problem and leave with new techniques to apply.

Cost: $50

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2016 Oct 19

Introduction to Presentation Skills (2-day course)

9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

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

Additional day of the course:
Friday, October 21 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The first day of this two-day workshop, will explore essential elements of effective presentations, including: organization, vocal delivery, physical presence, overcoming nervousness, using visual aids, as well as engaging and holding the audience's attention. You will practice with a short (60-90 seconds) presentation. The second day you will apply new skills by delivering a 3-5 minute presentation on the topic of your choice. Video recorded and reviewed in...

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2016 Nov 07

Editing and Proofreading

9:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

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

Given editing requires creativity, sensitivity, and solid writing-knowledge, this session explores tools for editing your own work and the work of others. The class combines the "practice" and the "politics" of editing and proofreading, helping participants build their toolboxes and providing strategies for giving feedback. Note: Participants are welcome to bring a sample of work needing editing or proofreading, yet not all samples will be addressed in class or by the instructor.

Cost: $75

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2016 Sep 21

Difficult Conversations

9:30am to 3:30pm

Location: 

Longwood Medical Area, Countway Library

This class combines in-class exercises and discussions to help you understand the fundamentals of a “difficult conversation” utililzing the required pre-reading of the book Difficult Conversations authored by members of the Harvard Program on Negotiation. The workshop will conclude with participants preparing for, and having practiced, their own difficult conversation by leveraging learning-partners in the session.

Cost: $75

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2016 Dec 13

Communicating at Work

9:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

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

In a workplace culture overly-dependent on voicemail and email, many of us have forgotten key elements of effective, meaningful, verbal communication. In this session, we will explore active listening, appropriate and helpful body language and tone, as well as connecting and communicating with style and grace while under pressure.

Cost: $50

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2016 Sep 28

Communicating at Work

9:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

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

In a workplace culture overly-dependent on voicemail and email, many of us have forgotten key elements of effective, meaningful, verbal communication. In this session, we will explore active listening, appropriate and helpful body language and tone, as well as connecting and communicating with style and grace while under pressure.

Cost: $50

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2016 Oct 25

LinkedIn for Your Career

9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

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

In this lab-style class, learn to leverage your LinkedIn presence through an engaging profile. You will actively work in your personal account to develop a better understanding of how to use the site through profile development and maintenance, community and group communications. This workshop focuses on individual LinkedIn pages, rather than LinkedIn pages for a department, center, or an initiative.

Cost: $50

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