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2018 Oct 30

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, November 2 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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2018 Nov 05

Email for Action

1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Longwood Medical Area, Gordon Hall

Given email is the most popular channel of communication at Harvard, this workshop focuses on writing techniques that can impact how your messages are read and retained.

Cost: $50

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

2018 Nov 29

Editing and Proofreading

Repeats every month on the 21 of May until Tue May 21 2019 .
9:00am to 12:00pm

9:00am 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 Sep 20

Difficult Conversations

Repeats every month on the 8 of February until Fri Feb 08 2019 . Also includes Tue May 14 2019, Fri Sep 20 2019, Fri Nov 15 2019.
9:00am to 3:00pm

Location: 

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

This class combines exercises and discussion to help you understand the fundamentals of a “difficult conversation”. Based on required pre-reading of the book Difficult Conversations, the workshop concludes with participants preparing for, and having practiced, their own difficult conversation by leveraging learning-partners.

Cost: $75

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

2019 Sep 25

Communicating at Work (University-Wide)

Repeats every month on the 20 of June until Thu Jun 20 2019 . Also includes Wed Sep 25 2019.
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. This session explores different communication styles and techniques for communicating with those different from your own.

Cost: $50

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

2019 Nov 21

What Drives Your Career

Repeats every month on the 27 of March until Wed Mar 27 2019 . Also includes Thu Nov 21 2019.
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

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

2018 Oct 05

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:
Friday, October 12 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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2018 Oct 27

Songs in the Fog Performance by Shinja Choi

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building
Join us at the Arnold Arboretum as we come to the close of the Emerald Necklace Conservancy's Fog x FLO  installation by artist Fujiko Nakaya. Returning from her successful opening performance here at the Arboretum, lyric soprano, Shinja Choi, will sing a selection of songs for the Arboreum's Fog x Hill. Shinja has performed operas and oratorios with orchestras in Korea, Japan, the United States, Germany, and more. She has won competitions in the United States, Austria, and Japan. 

Born in Seoul, Shinja has a Masters of...

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2018 Oct 27

Growing Woody Plants from Seeds

9:00am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum

Location: Dana Greenhouse, Arnold Arboretum, 1050 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain

Learn about seed biology, embryo dormancy, and factors present in woody plant seeds with Arnold Arboretum propagator Sean Halloran. The class will focus on seed storage and various treatment techniques, including over-wintering and aftercare. Dress appropriately for indoor and outdoor learning as participants will collect seeds from the Arboretum’s Living Collections....

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2018 Oct 25

Peters Hill: Discover the Other End of the Arboretum

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum - 125 Arborway, Boston, MA

Location: Peters Hill Gate

Join our docent for a tour of the other end of the Arnold Arboretum, the southern end. Peters Hill became part of the Arboretum in 1894 and continues to charm with its special character, collections, and history. In autumn, the amazing view from the summit takes on a new tapestry of color spreading out in the landscape of plants below you. Learn about the history of the land along with information on the woody plants located here, like the collection...

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2018 Oct 22

What’s Going On in This Graph?

7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building
Graphs can go a long way in conveying information that might otherwise take several paragraphs to explain. But it is easy to misread or not fully understand the content and context. In this participatory program, we will decipher several graphs based on data from Arnold Arboretum curators and scientists. We will also look at the data and decide whether the data are well-represented and convey the story intended. If reading graphs is intriguing but challenging for you, come gain more practice and insights into grasping “What’s Going On in This Graph?”

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2018 Oct 21

Fog x Macbeth Performance with Actors' Shakespeare Project

5:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Fog x Macbeth brings Shakespeare's tragedy of political ambition, blood, and flawed humans into the landscape of the Arnold Arboretum, and the art and shifting atmosphere of Fujiko Nakaya's fog sculpture. The play's live, and site-specific, performance will resonate with Frederick Law Olmsted's landscape design and Fog x FLO, Nakaya's fog installation throughout Boston's Emerald Necklace park system. Actors' Shakespeare Project explores robust language...

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2018 Oct 21

Family Hike - Teddy Bears' Picnic

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Join an Arboretum staff member to discover the Arboretum on guided hikes for families.

Come find new discoveries among the trees at the Arboretum as they take on their brilliant fall colors. What would Teddy Bears eat? Would you want to share their picnic?

One adult may bring a maximum of three children; suitable for children ages five through twelve. Meet in the Hunnewell Visitor Center. Free, drop in, no registration required.

In case of inclement weather, contact 617.384.5209.

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2018 Oct 21

Small Trees for Small Spaces

10:00am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building
Urban and suburban planting spaces are often constrained, often not ideal for accommodating a large oak, linden, or maple tree. But there are many smaller tree species that will thrive in a smaller space and won’t overwhelm the area. Some trees are cultivars that have been selected for their smaller size or narrow characteristics, while others are naturally genetically petite. Guided by the “right plant, right place” philosophy, Laura Mele will start in the lecture hall with tips on what to consider when planting in limited spaces and then lead a tour in the landscape to show some of the many... Read more about Small Trees for Small Spaces
2018 Oct 17

Here Come the Seeds: The Journey of a Seed from Collection to Propagation at the Arboretum

5:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Larz Anderson Bonsai & Penjing Collection

Manager of Plant Production, Tiffany Enzenbacher, will discuss the Arnold Arboretum's propagule collection and documentation procedure. She will also display some of the different types of fruits, nuts, and seeds that are in the process of becoming the next generation of Arboretum plants. Seed showcased will be those collected during Tiffany's 2018 expedition to the Ozarks, as well as those collected on other institutional collecting trips.

Free, registration requested.

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