Work/Life

Flexwork Overview for All

October 10, 2018
On Oct. 24, 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. Learn more. Read more about Flexwork Overview for All

Exploring the Practice of Mindfulness (Six Week Course)

October 3, 2018
This multi-week course (which begins Oct 10) 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. This course is open to anyone who is interested, regardless of previous knowledge of mindfulness. Learn more. Read more about Exploring the Practice of Mindfulness (Six Week Course)

10% Happier (Three Week Course)

September 26, 2018
The course (which begins on Oct 9) is built around three, one-hour, in-person sessions featuring a Mind the Moment instructor. Between these in-person sessions, participants will complete the fourteen-part 10% Happier series on their mobile devices. A mindfulness coach will also be available to participants by text or by phone, to answer additional questions that may arise between the in-person sessions. Learn more. Read more about 10% Happier (Three Week Course)

Mindfulness and Anxiety

September 19, 2018
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 Sept. 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

Developing a Flex Proposal (University-Wide)

September 12, 2018
Nancy Costikyan, the director of Harvard’s Office of Work/Life, will review the essential ingredients of a flex proposal in this seminar on Sept. 26, including 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. Learn more. Read more about Developing a Flex Proposal (University-Wide)

Flexwork Overview for All

August 8, 2018
Bring your lunch on Aug. 22 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. Learn more. Read more about Flexwork Overview for All

Introduction to Mindfulness

August 1, 2018
This program on Aug. 21 introduces the principles of mindfulness, a concentrated state of awareness that helps people respond to situations with clarity. Individuals who employ the techniques of mindfulness are able to monitor effectiveness, respond promptly to difficulties as they arise, and remain open to new ideas. Learn more. Read more about Introduction to Mindfulness

Child Care Scholarship Application Period: July 11 – August 8

July 11, 2018

Child Care Scholarship application is now open in PeopleSoft. Open to faculty, administrative/ professional staff, support staff and postdoctoral fellows. This application is for the cycle from July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019. Application deadline is August 8. Learn more.