Engagement @ Harvard

Engagement@Harvard is an area of collective focus for our community. Our aim is to foster greater engagement, the emotional and intellectual involvement that motivates employees to do their best work and contribute to Harvard’s success.

70% of Harvard employees completed the 2015 Harvard University Employee Engagement Survey. Our ultimate goal in measuring engagement is to find ways to increase our collective satisfaction and contribution to the organization. A summary of survey findings is available here. As the engagement model from our survey vendor BlessingWhite illustrates, employees, managers, and senior leaders each have a role in fostering engagement.

As we look ahead, we hope the resources listed on the Engagement Resources page will help continue to guide our direction as a community invested in Engagement@HarvardHarvard staff members are invited to join the conversation on Twitter and LinkedIn and to enroll in any of our Engagement programs:

For All Employees:

  • What Drives Your Career?: Develops awareness of one's strengths and values and intrinsic motivators to find greater meaning at work. 
  • Making the Most of Feedback: Explores methods to contain and capture the feedback most important to your future growth and success. 
  • Is Your Career on Track?: Auditing your career helps to keep it healthy, including taking time to reflect on your career goals and connecting to the career resources available at Harvard. 
  • Inclusion for Innovation and Engagement: Through engaging activities, this course focuses on skills employees need to help create an environment of inclusion.
  • Speaking Up at Harvard: Develops behavior that enable all voices and foster innovation and learning in organizations: Speaking Up, Collaboration, Experimentation, and Reflection

For Managers:

Also see Career Development for additional resources and programs.

CWD courses are open to benefits-eligible Harvard employees. Please register for CWD courses through the Harvard Training Portal, where you will also find complete course descriptions, pre-work and other information.