Engagement

Engagement workshops focus on the University’s ongoing initiative to foster greater engagement—the emotional and intellectual involvement that motivates employees to do their best work and contribute to Harvard’s success. A sample of topics explored are initiating effective conversations at work, techniques to manage change, resources to leverage individual strengths to drive meaningful work, and best practices for managers to create an engaging workplace. 

Creating an Environment of Trust and Transparency

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.
Cost: $50

Enabling a Culture of Speaking Up

In this session, 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.  She recommends that leaders do three things: frame work as a learning challenge, acknowledge fallibility, and ask the right questions. You will learn how to use these skills with individuals and how to role model and encourage them in a culture.
Cost: $0

Inclusion for Innovation and Engagement for Managers

In this workshop, designed in support of President Faust’s priority to advance the Harvard community on a path from diversity to inclusion, you will focus on skills managers need to create an environment of inclusion with their direct report(s) and in their organization. Participants will explore their current team dynamic and learn strategies to leverage differences on their team and be even more intentionally inclusive.
Cost: $0

Inclusion for Innovation and Engagement for Employees

In this workshop, designed in support of President Faust’s priority to advance the Harvard community on a path from diversity to inclusion, you will focus on skills employees need to help create an environment of inclusion. Participants will explore their current approach and learn strategies to leverage differences and be even more intentionally inclusive.
Cost: $0

Is Your Career on Track?

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.
Cost: $25

Speaking Up at Harvard

In this workshop, you will learn the behaviors associated with speaking up highlighted in Amy Edmonson’s book Teaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate, and Compete in the Knowledge Economy.  The four behaviors are speaking up, collaboration, experimentation, and reflection.  You will explore ways to increase your effectiveness in each of these skills and to encourage others to do so as well.
Cost: $0

What Drives You

In this workshop, you will develop an awareness of motivators: highlighting personal strengths and needs necessary for becoming more engaged in your role. This session also combines classroom discussion and practice, with online- tools, assessments, videos, and coursework.
Cost: $25

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