Learning & Development

Communication for Managers

April 18, 2017

This session on April 27 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. Learn more here

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2017 Jun 20

Career Connections Across Harvard 2017

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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Career Conversations

April 12, 2017

This session on April 20 gives you the opportunity to meet one-on-one with local HR officers so you can learn more about Harvard’s schools and departments, explore your career interests, and expand your professional network. Learn more here.

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Oracle Business Intelligence Tools

April 5, 2017

This course on April 13 is intended for people currently using CREW financial reports who will be migrated to the Oracle Business Intelligence (OBI) platform. Topics include an overview of OBI and tips for interacting with data online. Learn more here.


Writing at Work

March 15, 2017

This workshop, which runs on Mar 24, provides tools for making the writing process manageable, the writer more confident, and the final product more professional. You will build strategies for preparing to write and for structuring language. Find class information here.


2017 May 16

Caregiving and Sibling Warfare

12:00pm to 1:00pm


Cumnock Hall 102, 33 Harvard Way, Boston, MA 02163

Siblings can be our best friends, toughest critics or partners in crime growing up. But once we’re adults, siblings can make caring for an aging parent challenging. One of the greatest sources of stress around caregiving is sibling discord. You think Mom needs in-home care, your brother’s focused on assisted living and Mom doesn’t want any help at all! Sound familiar? How can you and your siblings get on the same page, help Mom find the right care and not get entangled in simmering resentments from the past? Learn how to focus on the present, address sibling conflict, achieve consensus as...

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2017 Feb 16

Dad Wants to Do it Alone: When a Parent Won’t Accept Help

12:00pm to 1:00pm


Cumnock Hall 220, 33 Harvard Way, Boston, MA 02163

You’ve noticed concerns with Dad living at home and you’ve come up with the perfect plan to support him. There’s only one problem. Your Dad is refusing to acknowledge anything is wrong and he won’t accept help from anyone. Often loved ones are reluctant to accept help because it can feel like a loss of independence. This seminar will focus on supporting your loved one’s autonomy and offering beneficial care options in a non-threatening manner. Presented by Care.com Senior Care specialist Jennifer Gibbons. 

Audience: All HBS Staff
 Pre-Requisites: None

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Universal Manager Training - Multi-Day Course

January 23, 2017

This program equips managers with the knowledge and skills required to manage at Harvard. Content will be offered in a blended format (a mix of online and classroom sessions), and periodic discussion on relatable case scenarios. Learn more here.