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2016 Oct 11

Process Improvement Mindset

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

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

Innovative thinking often requires looking at current processes differently; on having a process improvement mindset. We define mindset as the ideas and attitudes with which a person approaches a situation. This is an active workshop conducted through a simulation that provides the opportunity to learn tools and concepts of streamlining a process while at the same time eliminating waste and creating value. Highly interactive and fun, this workshop will give you the opportunity to develop a different “lens” for looking at processes.

Cost: $0

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2016 Sep 22

Problem Solving Mindset

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

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

For many people, the most compelling aspect of work at Harvard is striving toward our collective mission to advance new ideas and promote enduring knowledge. Sometimes one needs to shift from a fixed mindset to an innovative, learning mindset in service of that mission. We define mindset as the ideas and attitudes with which a person approaches a situationIn this active workshop you will bring ideas for change within your department or School and learn a creative problem solving approach to translate those new ideas into action.

Cost: $0

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2016 Nov 16

Collaboration Mindset

10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

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

This session will explore paradigms that can get in the way of a collaboration mindset and principles that foster collaboration. We define mindset as the ideas and attitudes with which a person approaches a situation. 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 more collaborative behavior.

Cost: $0 

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2016 Nov 17

What Drives You?

9:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Longwood Medical Area, Tosteson Medical Education Center

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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2016 Dec 07

Making the Most of Feedback

9:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Longwood Medical Area, Countway Library

This session will reference the book Thanks for the Feedback to explore the importance of receiving feedback with a growth mindset and identify triggers that can cause us to shut down. We’ll discuss emotional components of the process and the impact it has on us as professionals.

Cost: $25

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2016 Oct 11

Making the Most of Feedback

9:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

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

This session will reference the book Thanks for the Feedback to explore the importance of receiving feedback with a growth mindset and identify triggers that can cause us to shut down. We’ll discuss emotional components of the process and the impact it has on us as professionals.

Cost: $25

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2016 Dec 07

Engaging Conversations

1:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Longwood Medical Area, Countway Library

This session explores essential tools for conversations including how to be reflective about your approach to conversation and how to balance advocacy and inquiry in the moment. The purpose of this session is to prepare you to engage in conversations more frequently and productively.

Cost: $25

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2016 Sep 14

Embracing Change

9:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

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

“Embracing Change” is a University-wide core competency that all Harvard employees are expected to develop and demonstrate. This session is designed to help you thrive during times of change, and proactively problem-solve to generate innovative responses. In this hands-on workshop, you will identify opportunities for change within your department or School and learn creative problem solving approaches to translate those new ideas into action.

Cost: $25

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2016 Oct 20

Your Career Check-Up

9:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Longwood Medical Area

Give your career a “check-up” by using an easy-to-follow model for career management and a simple career audit. An overview of your career is made manageable by dividing up the process into sections with specific steps for reflection and planning. In the session you will hear about specific Harvard resources to help you keep your career healthy and “on track.”

Cost: $25

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2016 Sep 08

Writing at Work

9:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

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

This workshop provides tools for making the writing process manageable, the writer more confident, and the final product more professional. You will build a toolbox of strategies for preparing to write and for structuring language.

Cost: $75

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2016 Dec 07

The Power of a Positive No

9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

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

This session will explore 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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2016 Sep 13

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 the course: Tuesday, September 20 from 9 am to 1 pm.

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 will be exposed to the 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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2016 Nov 15

Managing Up

12:50pm

Location: 

Longwood Medical Area, Tosteson Medical Education Center

This workshop will cover 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

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2016 Oct 26

Managing Multiple Bosses

9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

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

In this workshop, you will practice skills to improve your communication and problem solving strategies with multiple managers. Through the in class exercises, you will practice separating the people from the problem and leave with new techniques to apply.

Cost: $50

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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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