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2018 Aug 23

Flexwork Overview for Managers

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

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

Bring your lunch to this one-hour overview for managers of Harvard's updated, University-wide flexible work guidelines. Nancy Costikyan, the director of Harvard’s Office of Work/Life, will give managers a quick tour through the guidelines that were rolled out in the spring of 2017. Managers will learn about proposing, discussing, evaluating and managing flexwork; the business advantages of flexwork; the wisdom of trial periods; how to renew, tweak and end existing arrangements; how to ensure an "equitable process of fair consideration for all proposals"; flex and the HUCTW agreement; and...

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2018 Oct 24

Flexwork Overview for All

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

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

Bring your lunch to this one-hour overview of Harvard's updated, University-wide flexible work guidelines. Nancy Costikyan, the director of Harvard’s Office of Work/Life, will give a quick tour through the guidelines that were rolled out in the spring of 2017. You will learn about how to develop a well-thought out flexwork proposal and discuss it with your boss; why you don't need to state your reason for submitting a proposal, potential business advantages of flexwork; the criteria managers will use to decide to approve or deny your proposal, and what is meant by an "equitable process...

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2018 Aug 22

Flexwork Overview for All

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

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

Bring your lunch to this one-hour overview of Harvard's updated, University-wide flexible work guidelines. Nancy Costikyan, the director of Harvard’s Office of Work/Life, will give a quick tour through the guidelines that were rolled out in the spring of 2017. You will learn about how to develop a well-thought out flexwork proposal and discuss it with your boss; why you don't need to state your reason for submitting a proposal, potential business advantages of flexwork; the criteria managers will use to decide to approve or deny your proposal, and what is meant by an "equitable process...

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2018 Sep 19

WorkingMind (Eight Week Course)

9:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

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

This is a unique training opportunity designed to teach techniques of mindfulness to managers (grade 56 and above) for use in their daily work. This eight-week, classroom-based program provides mobile tools, guided meditations, small group support and weekly reminders to participants as they learn to practice meditation and other techniques to enhance focus, collaboration, and effectiveness. Pre- and post- attentional assessments, app-generated metrics and personalized reports will demonstrate participants’ progress and the impact of the program as a whole....

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2018 Oct 02

Mindfulness and Compassion

11:00am to 12:30pm

Location: 

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

Compassion is sometime described as the state of “suffering together”; but what does it mean to suffer productively, without becoming overwhelmed or burnt out in the face of the needs of others…and ourselves? Mindfulness practice is focused on observing internal and external experience with a heightened sense of clarity, and is an essential element in preparing the heart and intellect to navigate the demands of compassion in sincere and effective ways. In this workshop we will explore compassion as it is regarded in the mindfulness tradition, as a “quivering of the heart in the face of...

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2018 Nov 27

Mindfulness and Anxiety

10:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

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

To feel occasional anxiety is a natural human experience, but for many anxiety can become a source of ongoing distress, capable of interfering with everyday life. Many of our efforts to avoid anxiety may involve distracting ourselves from it, or pushing it away, but this provides only temporary relief. Mindfulness, on the other hand, offers a pathway to meet the experience of anxiety, and in doing so, restore valued activity, rather than allowing ourselves to be dominated by fear and avoidance. This workshop will introduce the use of mindfulness as a way to understand and respond to the...

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2018 Nov 06

Mindful Communication: Speaking and Listening with Awareness

10:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

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

The conversations we engage in daily can become automatic, pressured, and careless. With the right mindset, however, even ordinary interactions can become rich territory for effectively expressing our deepest values. This program demonstrates how conversation provides an opportunity to practice a special kind of attentiveness, transforming our encounters with colleagues into meaningful moments of genuine exchange.

Audience: All, Pre-Requisite: None, Length: 90 minutes. To register, go ...

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2018 Sep 18

Mindful Communication: Speaking and Listening with Awareness

10:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

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

The conversations we engage in daily can become automatic, pressured, and careless. With the right mindset, however, even ordinary interactions can become rich territory for effectively expressing our deepest values. This program demonstrates how conversation provides an opportunity to practice a special kind of attentiveness, transforming our encounters with colleagues into meaningful moments of genuine exchange.

Audience: All, Pre-Requisite: None, Length: 90 minutes. To register, go ...

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2018 Nov 15

Introduction to Mindfulness: How the Science and Practice of Awareness Supports Well-Being and Performance

10:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

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

This program introduces the basic principles and practices of mindfulness, a concentrated state of awareness that helps people see and respond to situations with clarity. Individuals who employ the techniques of mindfulness in their work are able to monitor moment-to-moment effectiveness, respond promptly and appropriately to difficulties as they arise, and remain open to new ideas and perspectives. Participants will be introduced to meditation practices that will teach them how to be more focused, creative and resilient in all aspects of their lives.

Audience: Beginners...

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2018 Aug 21

Introduction to Mindfulness: How the Science and Practice of Awareness Supports Well-Being and Performance

10:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

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

This program introduces the basic principles and practices of mindfulness, a concentrated state of awareness that helps people see and respond to situations with clarity. Individuals who employ the techniques of mindfulness in their work are able to monitor moment-to-moment effectiveness, respond promptly and appropriately to difficulties as they arise, and remain open to new ideas and perspectives. Participants will be introduced to meditation practices that will teach them how to be more focused, creative and resilient in all aspects of their lives.

Audience: Beginners...

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2018 Oct 09

10% Happier (Three Week Course)

10:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

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

This multi-session course will provide participants with the opportunity to learn about mindfulness and build their own personal practices using a combination of live and app-based supports.

The app is 10% Happier, a best-in-class program hosted by best-selling author, ABC news personality, and self-described “fidgety skeptic” Dan Harris, alongside Joseph Goldstein, one of the most renowned meditation teachers in the world. Live instruction is provided by teachers from Harvard Pilgrim’s Mind the Moment mindfulness program, which has been training individuals to incorporate...

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2018 Oct 10

Exploring the Practice of Mindfulness (Six Week Course)

10:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

124 Mt Auburn Street, Room 3314

This multi-week course offers close study in a variety of mindfulness-based topics, including basic practices like the body scan and sitting meditation, as well as walking meditation, gentle stretching, and mindful communication. The physiology of the stress response is examined, especially in relation to the ways mindfulness practice enables individuals to become aware of and mediate their reactions to stressful situations. By the time the course ends, participants will feel prepared to practically integrate a variety of mindfulness practices into their daily lives, thanks to both in-...

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2018 Dec 04

Managing Daily Stresses: A Mindful Approach to Work

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

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

Everyone experiences stressful days at work, but how we respond to stress makes a significant difference in work performance, the quality of our interactions, and how we feel both physically and mentally. In this program, participants are taught to recognize the early signs of stress as well as the sources of stress. In addition, they will learn how regular mindfulness practice can enable them to respond to stressful situations in a calm, clear, and thoughtful manner. 

Audience: All, Pre-Requisite: None, Length: 90 minutes. To register, go ...

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2018 Nov 29

Managing Daily Stresses: A Mindful Approach to Work

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

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

Everyone experiences stressful days at work, but how we respond to stress makes a significant difference in work performance, the quality of our interactions, and how we feel both physically and mentally. In this program, participants are taught to recognize the early signs of stress as well as the sources of stress. In addition, they will learn how regular mindfulness practice can enable them to respond to stressful situations in a calm, clear, and thoughtful manner. 

Audience: All, Pre-Requisite: None, Length: 90 minutes. To register, go ...

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2018 Oct 03

Managing Daily Stresses: A Mindful Approach to Work

9:00am to 10:30am

Location: 

124 Mt Auburn Street, Room 3314

Everyone experiences stressful days at work, but how we respond to stress makes a significant difference in work performance, the quality of our interactions, and how we feel both physically and mentally. In this program, participants are taught to recognize the early signs of stress as well as the sources of stress. In addition, they will learn how regular mindfulness practice can enable them to respond to stressful situations in a calm, clear, and thoughtful manner. 

Audience: All, Pre-Requisite: None, Length: 90 minutes. To register, go ...

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