Employee Development Resources


The Office of Employee Development and Wellness (EDW) is committed to building an engaged, fulfilled, and purpose-driven community. We believe that personal and professional development are key aspects of building an effective, productive, and innovative workforce. As such, we offer a variety of services and programming to meet employee needs. Current offerings include:

• Employee Development Programming
• Manager Specific Training
• Team & Department Workshops and/or Retreats

Questions? Contact hlctraining@hsph@harvard.edu


HLC Manager – Supervisor Series (MSS)

The MSS focuses on increasing your leadership effectiveness by analyzing your personal leadership and communication style and it examines communication strategies to assist you in the day-to-day situations encountered when leading a team.  The Universal Management Training program (UMT) offered by the Center for Workplace Development (CWD) is a prerequisite to the MSS.  The MSS is five 2-hour virtual sessions held via Zoom.  Attendance is required at all sessions to earn credit for the program.  The UMT and MSS is for managers with at least one direct report and at a level 60 or below. For questions regarding the UMT please contact training@harvard.edu.

Module 1 – Introduction to Leadership & Leadership Mindset Introduces a framework to develop a leadership mindset
Module 2 – Increasing Your Self-Awareness & Emotional Intelligence Increase your self-awareness and personal effectiveness in a team environment
Module 3 – Communicating for Increased Effectiveness Examine how power impacts effective communications and your personal leadership style
Module 4 – Managing Conflict Within Teams Presented by the Ombuds Office
Module 5 – Managing Difficult Conversations Based on the best-selling book Crucial Conversations

Manager Training Workshops – website is under redesign – soon to be added

Staff Training Workshops – website is under redesign – soon to be added

All upcoming workshops and additional self-paced resources and programming from across the University can be found by visiting The Workshops and Resources Page.

The HLC Mentoring Program

The Longwood Mentoring Program facilitates one-to-one mentoring relationships that will connect individuals across our unique campus environment (the Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine) to help individuals involved expand their networks outside their team, gain new knowledge and insights, work towards career advancement and enhance professional skills.

The program is open for mentees at grade 57 and under, and mentors at grade 58 and above, who are benefits-eligible employees on the Harvard Longwood Campus and who have worked at Harvard for at least 1 year. It is open to staff employees in all dynamic work schedules; hybrid, remote and on-campus employees.

The program is entering its third year and with continued positive reviews from past participants.  The program was designed with the collaboration of the Office of Employee Development and Wellness and the Black Staff Caucus Committee for Career Advancement. Together, these entities have helped sponsor, research, and develop this program to support our community.

The Longwood Campus Mentoring Program is open to all staff on the Longwood Campus. The Program is deeply committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, inclusion, and belonging on the Longwood Campus. We encourage staff of diverse backgrounds and experience to apply.

For more information visit the HLC Mentoring Program.