Our Mission and Offerings

Important Notice: CWD In-Person Classes Canceled Until April 30

To align with the University's efforts to minimize non-essential gatherings to address the challenges associated with coronavirus disease (COVID-19), all in-person CWD classes are canceled until at least April 30, 2020.

During this time, we encourage you to explore the wide array of online learning opportunities available through LinkedIn Learning and Harvard ManageMentor.

Our Mission

As part of Harvard Human Resources, the Center for Workplace Development (CWD) provides programs, tools, coaching, and consulting to Harvard employees and administrative and faculty leaders to achieve individual and organizational effectiveness.

Our Vision

To unleash the powerful potential of Harvard’s employees to fuel organizational success.


The Center for Workplace Development (CWD) offers something for everyone, from communication and management skills and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes to leadership programs, management coaching and career development courses. Whether you’re an executive looking to enhance your leadership skills, a manager charged with driving organizational change, or an individual contributor seeking to broaden your skill set, we’ve got you covered. Check out some of our courses here. Other offerings include:

Administrative Fellows Program
Adult Basic Education at the Bridge Program
Executive Coaching
Harvard Internal Professional Pathways (HIPP)
Harvard Leadership Development Program
Harvard ManageMentor
LinkedIn Learning
Recruitment Resources for Veterans and Service Members
Senior Administrator Fellowships for Executive Education
Talent Acquisition and DiversityUniversal Manager Training