2016 Jul 27

Managing a Team

9:00am to 12:00pm

Course Code: CPD561

Cost: $50.00

To manage a team well requires specific understanding of team dynamics. In this session, we will define a team and explain what differentiates it from a working group and explore the stages of team development. We will cover six characteristics to create a high performing team: 

  • Common purpose
  • Clear roles
  • Accepted leadership
  • Effective processes
  • Solid relationships
  • Excellent communication


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2016 Jul 29

Design Thinking Mindset

10:00am to 12:00pm

Fee: $0.00

CWD courses are open to benefits-eligible Harvard employees. Registration for CWD courses is completed via PeopleSoft Self Service, by going to Learning and Development >Request Training Enrollment (Harvard ID and PIN required).

2016 Aug 04

What Drives You?

1:00pm to 3:30pm

What Drives You?Develops awareness of one's strengths and values and intrinsic motivators to find greater meaning at work.

What participants are saying: “I am going back to work energized and committed—feeling like Harvard cares about our success at work by offering such workshops. I appreciated being guided through the work. Affirmation that I am in the right place. Thank You.”

CWD courses are open to benefits-eligible...

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2016 Aug 03

Engaging Conversations

9:00am to 11:30am

Description: Building positive work relationships through conversation is a key driver of engagement.  During this session, we will be discussing how to have powerful and important conversations at work, and prepare you to engage in these conversations with each other more frequently and productively.

Audience: All

Fee: $25.00

Contact/Signup Info: Please visit the Engaging Conversations ...

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2016 Jul 14

Your Career Check-Up

9:00am to 11:30am


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

Come to this workshop and hear how you can give your career a quick
check up using an easy to follow model for career management and a
simple career audit. An overview of your career is made more manageable
by dividing up the process into sections with specific steps for
reflection and planning.

In the session you will hear about specific resources available to you
at Harvard to help you keep your career healthy and "on track".
There will also be an opportunity for questions and answers.

What you'll learn:
• The what & why of doing a checkup...

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2016 Jul 13

Introduction to Presentation Skills

9:00am to 12:00pm

Additional day of the course:
Friday, July 10 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Course Code: CPD240

Cost: $75.00

Would you like to be a more relaxed and engaging public speaker? Preparation is the key to building confidence, remaining calm and giving a successful presentation. This two-day course will teach you how to organize your presentation for maximum impact, manage your nerves and identify your current strengths and challenges as public speaker with opportunities to practice speaking in public.


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2016 Aug 09

Managing Up

9:00am to 1:00pm

Course Code: CPD270

Cost: $50.00

The relationship between an employee and his or her manager is a critical one. In this workshop, you will learn tools and techniques to better communicate with your manager as you practice developing a more productive relationship. You will learn to increase your effectiveness by learning how to best talk to your manager, set expectations for what work needs to get done, discussing work styles and more.


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2016 Aug 16

Difficult Conversations

9:00am to 3:00pm


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

Course Code: CPD220

Cost: $75.00

Would you like to know how to open a dialogue with a colleague about a challenging subject? Or what to do when someone gets defensive, even before the conversation begins? Using the bestselling book "Difficult Conversations," which relates 15 years of research and experience at the Harvard Negotiation Project, along with in-class exercises and discussions, you’ll gain an understanding of and learn to apply strategies and techniques for having more productive "difficult" conversations. 


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2016 Jul 12

LinkedIn for Your Career

9:00am to 12:00pm

Course Code: CPD686

Cost: $50.00 

Networking is critical to career development and everything you do now to build relationships offline can be translated into a LinkedIn activity. Founded in 2003, LinkedIn now has more than 347 million members in over 200 countries and territories making it the world's largest professional network on the internet. Learn how to take advantage of this powerful career development resource in this lab style class, through an engaging profile and an active voice in your LinkedIn...

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2016 Aug 11

Interviewing Skills for Candidates

12:00pm to 2:30pm


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

This workshop will provide guidelines and practice which will help you successfully prepare for interviews. During this session, we will ddiscuss different types of interviews (behavior-based, informational and phone); address what the hiring manager expects from candidates during job interviews, and strategize how best to answer potentially difficult interview questions.

Cost: $25

Learn more and register on the...

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2016 Aug 10

How to Prepare as an Internal Candidate

9:00am to 10:00am


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

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

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

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2016 Jul 26

Career Roadmaps - Multi-Day Course

9:00am to 4:00pm

Additional day of the course:
Thursday, July 28 from 9:00am - 4:00pm

Course Code: CPD600

Cost: $100.00

Trying to figure out what's next in your career? In this comprehensive and intensive workshop, you will build your understanding of the career management process and increase your ability to manage your career throughout your work-life. Through the use of career assessment tools, individual reflection and group discussion, program will cover a broad range of topics from self-assessment through goal setting. 


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2016 Jul 14

TIAA-CREF Webinar: Managing Income and Debt

12:00pm to 1:00pm



See the real effect of time on money, learn how to plan for retirement, find additional ways to save and find debt relief, and prepare your balance sheet for retirement. Visit www.tiaa-cref.org/VE to reserve your place.