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2016 Oct 19

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, October 21 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 4:00 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...

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2016 Nov 07

Editing and Proofreading

9:00am to 1:00pm

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: $75

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2016 Sep 21

Difficult Conversations

9:30am to 3:30pm

Location: 

Longwood Medical Area, Countway Library

This class combines in-class exercises and discussions to help you understand the fundamentals of a “difficult conversation” utililzing the required pre-reading of the book Difficult Conversations authored by members of the Harvard Program on Negotiation. The workshop will conclude with participants preparing for, and having practiced, their own difficult conversation by leveraging learning-partners in the session.

Cost: $75

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2016 Dec 13

Communicating at Work

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. In this session, we will explore active listening, appropriate and helpful body language and tone, as well as connecting and communicating with style and grace while under pressure.

Cost: $50

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2016 Sep 28

Communicating at Work

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. In this session, we will explore active listening, appropriate and helpful body language and tone, as well as connecting and communicating with style and grace while under pressure.

Cost: $50

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2016 Oct 25

LinkedIn for Your Career

9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

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

In this lab-style class, learn to leverage your LinkedIn presence through an engaging profile. You will actively work in your personal account to develop a better understanding of how to use the site through profile development and maintenance, community and group communications. This workshop focuses on individual LinkedIn pages, rather than LinkedIn pages for a department, center, or an initiative.

Cost: $50

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2016 Sep 29

Your Career Path (Webinar)

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Online

This webinar is for Harvard staff considering their next steps in their career journey at the University. This session will cover how work is distributed via our job functions, and what types of work can be found within our schools and units. We’ll also look at options for moving up, moving across, and perhaps even moving down if it’s the right path for you.

Cost: $0

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2016 Nov 17

How to Prepare as an Internal Candidate

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Longwood Medical Area

This session will provide you with strategies, tips, and resources to be a strong internal candidate. We’ll review how to use ASPIRE, Harvard’s on line recruitment system, with an opportunity to ask questions about the recruitment process.

Cost: $0

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2016 Nov 01

Finding Your Coach or Mentor

9:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

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

Having a mentor or coach as a source of support and guidance at work can be beneficial to your professional growth and your career development. This session will discuss the elements of a successful mentoring or coaching relationship as well as steps for exploring your own goals and tips for establishing a working relationship.

Cost: $25

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2016 Oct 20

Creating Your Best Resume

1:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Longwood Medical Area

This workshop covers the general principles of creating an effective resume, including a discussion of common pitfalls that can prevent you from being selected for interviews. Examples will be used to highlight a clear, focused resume, targeted to specific skills and the experience sought by hiring managers. This session will provide an outline of best practices for writing resumes and participants are encouraged to use provided tools to continue their resume-writing process. (Individual resume review will not be part of the workshop).

Cost: $25

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2016 Sep 27

Creating Your Best Resume

12:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

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

This workshop covers the general principles of creating an effective resume, including a discussion of common pitfalls that can prevent you from being selected for interviews. Examples will be used to highlight a clear, focused resume, targeted to specific skills and the experience sought by hiring managers. This session will provide an outline of best practices for writing resumes and participants are encouraged to use provided tools to continue their resume-writing process. (Individual resume review will not be part of the workshop).

Cost: $25

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2016 Oct 06

Career Roadmaps - Multi-Day Course

9:00am to 4:00pm

Location: 

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

Additional day of the course:
Thursday, October 13 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: $100

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2016 Oct 05

Careers as Individual Contributors

9:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Center for Workplace Development, 124 Mt. Auburn St.

“Individual contributors” are typically specialists with deep expertise who manage their own projects with team members who aren’t direct reports. This session covers creative ways to maintain growth and development in two areas: functional expertise and interpersonal skills. Themes unique to the individual contributor role and options for career growth will be discussed.

Cost: $50 

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