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2018 Nov 02

Becoming a Coaching Manager (2-day course)

9:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

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

Additional day of the course: Friday, November 16 from 9 am to 1 pm.

Coaching is a reflective conversation focused on leveraging and enhancing a staff member’s skills, knowledge, abilities, and perspective to achieve one’s goals and further engagement. This interactive 2-day session will include skill-practice opportunities in a safe environment with manager peers. You will explore the coaching manager’s mindset and practice foundational coaching skills including listening and the use of open-ended questions.

Cost: $75

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2018 Oct 24

Process Improvement Mindset

Repeats every month on the 6 of June until Thu Jun 06 2019 . Also includes Wed Oct 30 2019.
9:00am to 11:00am

9:00am to 11:00am
9:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

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

Through this hands-on workshop you’ll experience a simulated-process and learn tools and concepts for eliminating “waste” and creating value. You will strengthen the lens in which you view a process and have an understanding of detailed steps for improvement.

Note: this class is a high-level overview; participants interested in a deeper-dive to process improvement are encouraged to enroll in the 6-hr class “Start Your Process Redesign”.

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2018 Nov 06

Design Thinking Mindset

Repeats every month on the 9 of May until Thu May 09 2019 . Also includes Wed Nov 06 2019.
9:00am to 11:00am

9:00am to 11:00am
9:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

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

This interactive workshop focuses on the five-phases of Design Thinking: empathize, define, ideate, prototype, test. We’ll focus on how to understand the user, challenge assumptions, and redefine problems in an attempt to identify alternative strategies and solutions that might not be instantly apparent with initial level of understanding. At the same time, Design Thinking provides a solution-based approach to solving problems. It is a way of thinking and working as well as a collection of hands-on methods.

Cost: $25

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2018 Nov 28

Collaboration Mindset

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

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

This session will explore mindsets that may get in the way of collaboration and principles that foster collaboration. You will learn how to shift or manage paradigms that prevent collaboration such as time and geographic distance. You will also learn three principles to live by that can automatically translate into collaborative behavior.

Cost: $25

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

2018 Oct 09

Speaking Up at Harvard

Repeats every month on the 23 of May until Thu May 23 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. This class does not focus on influence or persuasion.

You will learn

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2018 Dec 07

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 course: Friday, December 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 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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2018 Oct 30

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, November 2 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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2018 Nov 05

Email for Action

1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Longwood Medical Area, Gordon Hall

Given email is the most popular channel of communication at Harvard, this workshop focuses on writing techniques that can impact how your messages are read and retained.

Cost: $50

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

2018 Nov 29

Editing and Proofreading

Repeats every month on the 21 of May until Tue May 21 2019 .
9:00am to 12:00pm

9:00am 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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2018 Dec 13

Communicating at Work (University-Wide)

Repeats every month on the 20 of June until Thu Jun 20 2019 . Also includes Wed Sep 25 2019, Thu Dec 12 2019, Wed Mar 11 2020.
9:00am to 1:00pm

9:00am to 1:00pm
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

In a workplace culture overly-dependent on voicemail and email, many of us have forgotten key elements of effective, meaningful, verbal communication. This session explores different communication styles and techniques for communicating with those different from your own.

Cost: $50

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

2018 Oct 05

Career Roadmaps (2-day course)

9:00am to 4:00pm

Location: 

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

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

Through this comprehensive program, you will build an understanding of the career management process by looking inward, looking outward, and looking forward. This active 2-day class will cover self-assessment of values, interests, skills and reputation; workforce trends and identification of professional networks; and exploration of options and goal setting. A variety of assessment tools, individual reflection, and group discussion will be used.

Cost: $125

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2018 Oct 27

Songs in the Fog Performance by Shinja Choi

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building
Join us at the Arnold Arboretum as we come to the close of the Emerald Necklace Conservancy's Fog x FLO  installation by artist Fujiko Nakaya. Returning from her successful opening performance here at the Arboretum, lyric soprano, Shinja Choi, will sing a selection of songs for the Arboreum's Fog x Hill. Shinja has performed operas and oratorios with orchestras in Korea, Japan, the United States, Germany, and more. She has won competitions in the United States, Austria, and Japan. 

Born in Seoul, Shinja has a Masters of...

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2018 Oct 27

Growing Woody Plants from Seeds

9:00am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum

Location: Dana Greenhouse, Arnold Arboretum, 1050 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain

Learn about seed biology, embryo dormancy, and factors present in woody plant seeds with Arnold Arboretum propagator Sean Halloran. The class will focus on seed storage and various treatment techniques, including over-wintering and aftercare. Dress appropriately for indoor and outdoor learning as participants will collect seeds from the Arboretum’s Living Collections....

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2018 Oct 25

Peters Hill: Discover the Other End of the Arboretum

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum - 125 Arborway, Boston, MA

Location: Peters Hill Gate

Join our docent for a tour of the other end of the Arnold Arboretum, the southern end. Peters Hill became part of the Arboretum in 1894 and continues to charm with its special character, collections, and history. In autumn, the amazing view from the summit takes on a new tapestry of color spreading out in the landscape of plants below you. Learn about the history of the land along with information on the woody plants located here, like the collection...

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2018 Oct 22

What’s Going On in This Graph?

7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building
Graphs can go a long way in conveying information that might otherwise take several paragraphs to explain. But it is easy to misread or not fully understand the content and context. In this participatory program, we will decipher several graphs based on data from Arnold Arboretum curators and scientists. We will also look at the data and decide whether the data are well-represented and convey the story intended. If reading graphs is intriguing but challenging for you, come gain more practice and insights into grasping “What’s Going On in This Graph?”

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