Learning & Development

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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2019 Nov 19

Inclusion for Innovation and Engagement for Managers

9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

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

 This workshop is designed in support of the University's priority to advance the Harvard community on a path from diversity to inclusion. It will focus on skills managers need to create an environment of inclusion with their direct report(s) and in their organization. As a result, team members experience a sense of belonging and can become more...

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2019 Dec 03

Inclusion for Innovation and Engagement for Employees

9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

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

 This workshop is designed in support of the University's priority to advance the Harvard community on a path from diversity to inclusion. Through engaging activities, it will focus on skills employees need to help create an environment of inclusion.  As a result, individuals and teams experience a sense of belonging and can...

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2019 Sep 16

Enabling a Culture of Speaking Up

9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

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

This class explores organizational and individual factors that foster speaking up in the workplace as well as factors that get in the way of speaking up. Speaking up in this class is defined as courageously sharing ideas, feedback or disagreement, even when it might be uncomfortable to do so. The class will offer managers techniques for creating a culture where people do feel encouraged to speak up through tips like managing power cues and setting norms but also through their own role modeling of speaking up.

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2019 Oct 16

Writing at Work

9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

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

This workshop provides tools for making the writing process manageable, the writer more confident, with a professional final product. You will build a toolbox for structuring language and an approach to writing preparation.

Cost: $50

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

2019 Oct 08

The Power of a Positive No

Repeats every month on the 13 of February until Thu Feb 13 2020 .
9:00am to 12:30pm

9:00am to 12:30pm

Location: 

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

This session explores 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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2019 Dec 06

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 class: Friday, December 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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 are exposed to 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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2019 Sep 27

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 class: Friday, October 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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 are exposed to 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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2019 Dec 10

Managing Up

9:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

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

This workshop covers 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

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

2019 Oct 22

Introduction to Presentation Skills (2-day course)

9:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

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

Additional day of the course:
Friday, October 25 from 9:00 am - 12:00 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 class, these...

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2019 Oct 17

Leading for Non-Managers

Repeats every month on the 17 of December until Tue Dec 17 2019 . Also includes Fri Jan 31 2020.
9:00am to 1:00pm

9:00am to 1:00pm
9:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

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

A leader doesn’t have to manage or supervise people. This course provides strategies for relationship-building to enhance influence across your department, School or Unit. To be a leader that promotes productivity, development, engagement, and encouragement through positivity and learning takes self-awareness, is a risk, and, a worthy goal.

You will learn:

  • Strategies to manage conflict, problems and change.
  • Techniques...
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2019 Nov 20

Editing and Proofreading

9:20am to 12:00pm

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: $50

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2019 Nov 08

How to Network at Harvard

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

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

By the end of this course, employees will have a better understanding of how to prepare for applying to internal jobs. This course will help you evaluate the clarity of your goals in applying for jobs, understand how to read job descriptions, how to prepare for discussing your skills and accomplishments when interviewing, and how prepare your professional references and follow-up after interviewing.

Cost: $0

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2019 Sep 18

How to Network at Harvard

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

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

In this session, 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.

Cost: $0

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

2019 Sep 25

Creating Effective Resumes and LinkedIn Profiles

12:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

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

This workshop covers key principles and strategies for creating both effective resumes and LinkedIn Profiles. Examples and exercises will be used to highlight the importance of marketing specific skills and experience most sought after by hiring managers. The session will address the similarities and differences between resume and LinkedIn profiles and emphasize the importance of having both as part of your marketing plan. In addition, the workshop will address the role of cover letters in the application process. (Individual resume reviews will not be part of the workshop). Optional:...

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