Courses | How to Register

Harvard Human Resources provides a wide variety of classes that encourage you to explore, develop, and grow professionally and personally, while learning practical skills that will help you in your current job and support your long-term career development.

Accessibility Accommodations: If you are a participant who would like to request accommodations, please contact us at or 617-495-4895 prior to your training date.

Harvard Training Portal

Register for courses through the Harvard Training Portal with your HarvardKey. Here you will find details for each program, course locations and dates, and any specific course requirements such as pre-work or prerequisites.

The Harvard Training Portal replaces PeopleSoft Training Administration, Eureka, and Environmental Health and Safety’s TMS system. In addition to these systems, the portal includes online courses from and Harvard ManageMentor.

Course Descriptions

The overviews below provide brief descriptions of each of our classes within the category title listed, allowing you to understand their value to your work and career:

Career Development
Computer Skills
Financial Management and Financial Systems
Human Resources Systems
Managing at Harvard

Programs are generally held at the Center for Workplace Development, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, 3rd Floor, Cambridge; some workshops are also offered on the Harvard Longwood Campus.

You can view the current schedule of classes for January - June 2019.

More Ways to Learn

In addition to classes, Harvard and CWD offer a number of ways to learn for every stage of your career. Explore your options with these programs.
Available to the Harvard community free of charge, has over 4,700 online training classes on a wide variety of topics taught by expert instructors. Set up your account from a Harvard networked computer on the lyndaCampus registration page. Once you have registered, the full catalog can be accessed at A selection of professional development and IT Academy courses can be accessed and tracked on your training transcript though the Harvard Training Portal.

Harvard ManageMentor (HMM)
Developed by Harvard Business Publishing, HMM is an online learning and collaboration resource for solving everyday business challenges, with best practices from world-class business experts on a wide spectrum of management topics. Access HMM through the Harvard Training Portal. This orientation can help you make the most of ManageMentor.

Harvard Bridge Program

Harvard Leadership Development Program and Leadership Coaching 


To register, visit the Harvard Training Portal and sign in using your HarvardKey. If you are interested in taking a course, please consult with your manager before registering.

Most courses require a fee, which is typically covered through departmental billing. Once registered, you will receive an email confirming your enrollment or wait-list status. You will receive a reminder email five business days prior to the beginning of the course.

If you are unable to attend, you must cancel at least three business days prior to the course; otherwise a late cancellation fee may apply. For example, you must cancel on Monday for a session that begins on a Friday.

Registering for a CWD Program While on Leave

If you are on a leave of absence and unable to enroll in a course, but anticipate returning from leave in time to attend (and also anticipate being able to complete any pre-work in advance), please contact for assistance in registering. If you want to enroll in a course that is occurring while you are still on leave, please contact your local HR officer or Leave Specialist. Note that some types of leaves preclude an employee from attending CWD classes.

Note on Training Time for HUCTW members

If you are a member of HUCTW, requests for time away from regular work duties to participate in professional development may not be unreasonably denied. Employees who participate in job-related or development-oriented training programs during work hours should be paid for those hours, and should not be required to make up those hours at another time. [HUCTW Agreement, p. 13]