Mindfulness 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 on Nov. 27 will introduce the use of mindfulness as a way to understand and respond to the experience of anxiety. Learn more. Read more about Mindfulness and Anxiety
In this workshop on Nov. 28, 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. Learn more. Read more about What Drives Your Career
Harvard and affiliated hospital faculty, staff, and retirees are invited to attend a free seminar on Nov. 27 for buying a primary residence. Topics include: how much can I really afford to pay and what type of mortgage makes the most sense; What is a Purchase and Sale Agreement; and how does the process work? Learn more.
On Nov. 15, 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, characteristics of resilient people, and ways to boost your own resiliency to stress. Learn more.
This course on Nov. 16 provides an overview of the Concur system for employees who submit reimbursement requests and delegates who prepare requests for other employees. Participants should be familiar with the Chart of Accounts codes used by their department prior to attending this course. Learn more. Read more about Processing Reimbursements with Concur
Outings & Innings is a service for staff, faculty, retirees, students and some other Harvard affiliates that offers a menu of date-specific event tickets for a wide variety of performing arts and professional sports, and anyday tickets for movies, museums and seasonal attraction. Visit them on Nov. 14 for great deals! Learn more. Read more about O&I at Longwood Medical Area
Bird song, whale song, bug song? Are these sounds really music? What of the whistle of the wind? David Rothenberg, author of three books, Why Birds Sing, Bug Music, and Survival of the Beautiful, will do his best to answer these questions and fuel further thinking about noise, communication, and song in nature on Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum. Learn more. Read more about What Nature Sounds Are Music?
This class on Nov 8 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. Learn more. Read more about Difficult Conversations