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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

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

Learn more and register on the Harvard Training...

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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

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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2019 Aug 07

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:
Wednesday, August 14 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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May 30, 2019

The Outings & Innings website will be unavailable starting at 4pm on Friday, May 31 until 9am, Tuesday, June 4 during a system upgrade. O&I’s office will also be closed during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.

2019 Jul 11

The Sandwich Generation: Strategies for Caregivers

11:00am to 1:30pm

Location: 

114 Mt. Auburn St. Conference Room 406, Cambridge, MA

Are you juggling the care of your parents and children while trying to focus on your job too? If so, you are probably in the caregiving sandwich and you’re not alone. Nearly half of adults ages 40-59 are caring for both aging parents and children which can be emotionally, physically and financially challenging. Is there a way to manage it all without feeling guilty and depleted? The answer is yes, but you’ll need support both at home and at work. This seminar will offer practical strategies and resources for sandwiched caregivers, so you can care for your loved ones as well as yourself...

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2019 Jun 20

Managing Stress as a Working Caregiver

10:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

114 Mt. Auburn St. Conference Room 406, Cambridge, MA

Stress is a normal part of our day-to-day life. When you add jobs, kids, ailing parents and our own lives together, it can be a daily and dizzying balancing act. Research shows that family caregivers are more vulnerable to stress-related illnesses and less likely to care for themselves. Understanding the difference between positive and negative stress and the warning signs of burnout can help.

This on-site seminar will address:

  • Warning signs of a stress overload
  • Techniques to reduce the stress of being a working caregiver
  • Ways...
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