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2017 Dec 06

Advanced Harvard Accounting (2-day course)

9:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

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

Additional day of course: Thursday, December 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

In this interactive workshop, participants will learn about accounting that is unique to Harvard and nonprofit organizations, along with its application to their daily work. Exercises and case examples will present accounting principles and underscore the importance of promoting an accurate accounting environment consistent with the University's values and objectives. Requires participation in two half-day sessions. Note: This course is for individuals working in the tub finance offices...

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2017 Nov 01

Stress-Free Productivity

9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

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

This workshop will reference the principle of Kaizen, which uses small steps for continual improvement in habits and processes. Increase your personal effectiveness – recognizing that building on incremental, continuous improvements may help you win your war with productivity.

Cost: $50

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2017 Oct 04

Start Your Process Redesign

9:00am to 4:00pm

Location: 

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

This course introduces you to process improvement tools and techniques from LEAN Management that you will be able to implement with your team. You will experience process assessment and redesign through a “hands on” approach that includes a simulation and exercises. You will also have the opportunity to apply the tools and concepts to one of your current processes.

Cost: $75

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2017 Sep 14

Project Management

9:00am to 4:00pm

Location: 

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

In this introductory workshop, you will learn and apply a framework to initiate, define, plan, and schedule a project. This course is intended for people leading a project who have little or no formal training in the project management process seeking an introduction to key concepts. Through this hands-on approach you apply tools and techniques and develop a project plan. Note: this workshop does not teach the use of project management software. Please see our offering of Microsoft Project for information on that topic.

Cost: $75

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2017 Nov 17

Excelling as a New Assistant - Webinar

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

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

This webinar is designed for newer support staff in their role less than six months. Key topics include: communication skills, organizational awareness, working with your boss(es), as well as an introduction to the important skill of managing up.

Cost: $25

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2017 Sep 26

Process Improvement Mindset

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.

Cost: $25

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2017 Nov 09

Problem Solving Mindset - Webinar

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Online

n this active workshop you will bring ideas for change within your department and learn a creative problem solving approach to translate those new ideas into action. The key to a good problem solving process is identifying and defining the right problem to solve. This course will be offered both as a webinar and in-person course in FY18.

Cost: $25

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2017 Dec 12

Design Thinking Mindset

9:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

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

Design thinking is a deeply human process that taps into abilities we all have but that may get over-looked by more conventional problem-solving practices. Design thinking requires an experimental, collaborative, and optimistic mindset. This workshop will familiarize you with the Design Thinking Mindset in action by immersing you in an in-class design thinking experiment.

Cost: $25

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2017 Nov 08

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

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2017 Aug 02

What Drives You?

9:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

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

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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2017 Sep 12

Is Your Career on Track?

12:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

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

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

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2017 Oct 18

Inclusion for Innovation and Engagement for Managers

9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

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

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

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2017 Nov 15

Inclusion for Innovation and Engagement for Employees

9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

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

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

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2017 Dec 01

Speaking Up at Harvard

9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

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

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

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2017 Nov 16

Enabling a Culture of Speaking Up

9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

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

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

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