Work/Life

2018 Nov 15

Boost Your Resilience - Webinar

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Online

Stress is a part of everyday life. Since we can't eliminate it, learning how to recognize the signs of stress overload and boosting our ability to handle stressful situations can help. Understanding our own reactions to issues and planning ways to boost resiliency can help us thrive in the midst of stress.  Join us and learn ways to build your personal resiliency by cultivating a positive attitude, practicing healthy habits and using self-care to stay mindful. Join us for an interactive discussion about:

  • Recognizing stress symptoms to prevent burnout...
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2018 Jul 18

Parenting in the Digital Age - Webinar

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Online

Discover how digital technology and social media support and challenge parents today. In this webinar, participants will:

  • Receive an overview of digital media, including how children and young people are using it
  • Review current American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations for children (0 - 2, 2 - teens)
  • Learn practical tips for talking to young children and adolescents about their use and your limits of technology and social media
  • Create a strategy for monitoring and setting expectations and boundaries...
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2018 Nov 15

Evaluating a Flexwork Proposal (University-Wide, Managers Only)

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

114 Mt. Auburn St. Conference Room 406, Cambridge, MA
Bring your lunch to this in-depth look at how to evaluate a flexible work arrangement proposal based on Harvard's University-wide flexible work guidelines. Nancy Costikyan, the director of Harvard’s Office of Work/Life, will review the essential ingredients of a flex proposal; how to assess your own attitude about workplace flexibility in general and flex for individual employees specifically; how to identify ways to evaluate the success of an arrangement after a trial period; and what to do when employees disclose personal reasons behind the proposal that trigger your emotions or certain... Read more about Evaluating a Flexwork Proposal (University-Wide, Managers Only)
2018 Sep 27

Evaluating a Flexwork Proposal (University-Wide, Managers Only)

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

114 Mt. Auburn St. Conference Room 406, Cambridge, MA
Bring your lunch to this in-depth look at how to evaluate a flexible work arrangement proposal based on Harvard's University-wide flexible work guidelines. Nancy Costikyan, the director of Harvard’s Office of Work/Life, will review the essential ingredients of a flex proposal; how to assess your own attitude about workplace flexibility in general and flex for individual employees specifically; how to identify ways to evaluate the success of an arrangement after a trial period; and what to do when employees disclose personal reasons behind the proposal that trigger your emotions or certain... Read more about Evaluating a Flexwork Proposal (University-Wide, Managers Only)
2018 Nov 14

Developing a Flex Proposal (University-Wide)

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

114 Mt. Auburn St. Conference Room 406, Cambridge, MA
Bring your lunch to this in-depth look at how to develop a flexible work arrangement proposal based on Harvard's University-wide flexible work guidelines. Nancy Costikyan, the director of Harvard’s Office of Work/Life, will review the essential ingredients of a flex proposal; how to assess your manager’s attitude about workplace flexibility; the timing of conversations with your manager; when and how to avoid getting into the personal considerations behind the proposal; and how to identify ways to evaluate the success of an arrangement after a trial period. Issues of trust, brave... Read more about Developing a Flex Proposal (University-Wide)
2018 Sep 26

Developing a Flex Proposal (University-Wide)

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

114 Mt. Auburn St. Conference Room 406, Cambridge, MA
Bring your lunch to this in-depth look at how to develop a flexible work arrangement proposal based on Harvard's University-wide flexible work guidelines. Nancy Costikyan, the director of Harvard’s Office of Work/Life, will review the essential ingredients of a flex proposal; how to assess your manager’s attitude about workplace flexibility; the timing of conversations with your manager; when and how to avoid getting into the personal considerations behind the proposal; and how to identify ways to evaluate the success of an arrangement after a trial period. Issues of trust, brave... Read more about Developing a Flex Proposal (University-Wide)
2018 Oct 25

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;...

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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;...

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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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