Workshops: Career Development – In The Know – Work/Life & Wellbeing

Continue Making Meaningful Connections in FY18!

The positive response to the roll out of the FY’17 Meaningful Connections curriculum resulted in HLC colleagues making connections across the campus at events ranging from Transit Gallery discussions, Work/Life programs and classroom training such as Conversations that Take Courage. Keep the energy going in FY’18 by continuing to take advantage of the robust curriculum offered within the following three content suites: Work-Life & Wellbeing, Interpersonal Focus and In The Know. To find out how Meaningful Connections began and how we developed the curriculum click here. For questions about HLC courses or registration, email hlctraining@hsph.harvard.edu.


Meaningful Connections Challenge Grid & Raffle
Use the grid to inspire your development plan for the coming year and to be entered in the year-end raffle and the chance to win one of four prizes!

FY’18 Meaningful Connections Work/Life &        Professional Development Calendar
Click here for the FY’18 Meaningful Connections: Work-Life & Professional Development Calendar. For detailed course information, read the  HLC Work-Life & Professional Development  Course Catalogue.

Harvard University encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact hlctraining@hsph.harvard.edu in advance of your participation.

 

Career & Professional Dev. –  In The Know Courses |CWD on the HLC/UMT/Harvard Leadership | Work/Life & Wellbeing Courses,Webinars & More  | Harvard HR and Benefits Workshops

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Upcoming Courses : Career & Professional Development – In The Know


 

 

 

 Gender Diversity and Inclusion: Tips, Tools and Best Practices
Monday, November 6th: 11:00am – 12:30pm, Countway Library, Ballard Room
Harvard Training Portal Registration
Tuesday, November 14th: 2:00pm – 3:30pm, Countway Library, Lahey Room
Harvard Training Portal Registration
Harvard is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy educational and work environment. This is an interactive workshop that will walk you through the University Policy and dedicated resources that address and prevent sexual and gender-based harassment, both on and off campus. Realistic hypothetical scenarios include key concepts such as your important role as a “responsible employee” and answers to frequently asked questions.
Audience: This course is intended for Harvard Longwood Campus staff and staff managers

Unconscious Bias
Friday, November 17th: 11:00am – 1:00pm, Countway Library, Ballard Room
Harvard Training Portal Registration
All of us have unconscious biases that may prevent us from making equitable, inclusive decisions. Our brains rely on past cultural experience to provide data that fills in the blanks between the things we see. We understand by weaving together the information we have with the threads of information that our brains remember. We tend to make associations very quickly, based on our experience or beliefs, and more slowly when we see something counter to our experience or beliefs. This course has been created to enable to you understand bias and to find ways to mitigate unconscious bias. This course will develop the following Harvard competencies: Communication Skills and Valuing Diversity.

Managing A Leave of Absence
Tuesday, November 28th: 12:30pm – 1:30pm, Countway Library, Minot Room
Harvard Training Portal Registration
Managing A Leave of Absence will help provide an understanding of the Leave of Absence process, including the roles and responsibilities of both the employee and manager involved before, during and after a leave. The discussion will include an overview of eligibility for each employee class (Admin & Professional, Non-Exempt, Post Doc), types of leaves and guidelines. The leave types covered will include: FMLA, Short Term Disability, Maternity and Parental, Workers Compensation, Long Term Disability, Military Leave, Domestic Violence Leave and Personal Leave. This course contributes to development of the following Harvard competencies: Organizational Awareness, Accountability, Attention to Detail, Planning and Organizing.

Conversations That Take Courage
Tuesday, November 28th: 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Countway Library, Minot Room
Harvard Training Portal Registration
This course will help you to reflect on conversations that take courage whether they involve managing up, engaging as a team member or addressing a challenging situation. You will take time to self-reflect on your own style and to prepare and implement the key elements for a successful conversation. This course contributes to development of the following competencies: Communication Skills, Building Trust, Interpersonal Skills

Performance Management
Please click here for the latest information on training and tools.

Click here to see upcoming COMPASS events and any new resources/tools.

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Center for Workplace Development: On the HLC, UMT & Harvard Leadership

UPCOMING HLC CWD CLASSES
Click on the links below for course information, then find specific HLC class registration. For a complete list of Summer and Fall 2017 CWD classes and how to register, click here or visit https://hr.harvard.edu/files/humanresources/files/cwd_courses.pdf.

*Managing Up, Thursday November 9th: HTP Course Information/Class Registration
(Please note, the registration deadline is Wednesday, 10/18)

*Communicating at Work, Wednesday December 6th: HTP Course Information/Class Registration

Universal Manager Training
To learn about this CWD program, click here.  This program equips managers with knowledge and skills in the core areas of Employment Law, HU Policies, WorkLife, Leaves of Absence, Civility, Safety, and Diversity.  This program is required for all managers and supervisors (new managers should attend within their first year at Harvard). For more information and to register, go to the Harvard Training Portal (trainingportal.harvard.edu) and enter Universal Manager Training under Search in the upper right-hand corner.

Harvard Leadership Development Programs
Please click here for a description of available programs and options.  To enroll contact:
– Chan – ebrennan@hsph.harvard.edu
– HMS – skatsman@hsph.harvard.edu
– HSDM – judith_vance@hsdm.harvard.edu

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Upcoming Courses, Webinars & More: Work/Life & Wellbeing

Work/Life resources for the Harvard Longwood Campus community can be reached via e-mail: worklife.hlc@harvard.edu.

HLC Elder Caregiving Support Group
Meetings: Every 4th Thursday, 5pm – 6:30pm, Beginning October 19th
10/19: Gordon Hall, Bibring Room
11/16, 12/21, 1/18, 2/15, 3/15, 4/19, 5/17, 6/21: Countway Library, Ballard Room
No registration required!!! For questions, email hlctraining@hsph.harvard.edu
Join your peers in a comfortable and confidential environment to learn and share your knowledge about navigating the maze of all that is elder caregiving today. Topics include: health insurance, health care, Medicare and Medicaid, assisted living and finding the right home health aides – all challenging and sometimes frustrating questions. The group will be coached by Audrey Zabin from AZA Care Management. For information about AZA and Audrey’s biography, go to azacaremanagement.com/about-us/caring-professionals

Yoga for Every Body
Wednesdays, 12pm-1pm, beginning November 1st
Release of Claims
Wednesday, November 1st: Tosteson Medical Education Center, Room 306: HTP Registration
Wednesday, November 8th: Gordon Hall, Waterhouse Room: HTP Registration
Wednesday, November 15th: Gordon Hall, Waterhouse Room: HTP Registration
Wednesday, November 22nd: Countway, Lahey Room: HTP Registration
Wednesday, November 29th : Countway, Lahey Room: HTP Registration 
Wednesday, December 6th: Countway, Lahey Room: HTP Registration
Wednesday, December 13: No class
Wednesday, December 20th: Countway, Lahey Room: HTP Registration
Take a mid-afternoon break with a mindful Kripalu yoga class designed to calm the mind and body.  You will be gently guided through physical postures and breathing techniques to release tension and restore balance. Leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
Audience: This course is intended for Harvard Longwood Campus staff, faculty, post docs and affiliates. All levels are welcome! No experience necessary, please bring a yoga mat and water bottle and wear loose comfortable clothing.
Please note: You must bring a signed copy of the release attached at the class level in order to participate in this class. If you are under 18yrs, please email hlctraining@hsph.harvard.edu as there may be extra paperwork needed.

Applying the Immunity-To-Change Method to Personal & Professional Goals
Wednesday, November 8th: 11:00am – 2:00pm, Countway Library, Ballard Room
Harvard Training Portal Registration
The Immunity to Change method for achieving personal and professional goals was developed by Harvard professors Bob Kegan and Lisa Lahey and has been used by thousands of people from all walks of life to make meaningful and sustained changes. In this session you will learn why determination and will power are often not sufficient to achieving your goals. You will uncover hidden forces that work against your best efforts and get tools for addressing these forces so that you can make the changes you want to make by working smarter, not trying harder.
Audience: This course is intended for Harvard Longwood Campus staff, faculty, post docs and affiliates.
Pre-requisites: None
Pre-work: To get the most out of this session, please think about a potential self-improvement goal(s).
Participation for the entirety of this course is required to receive credit in the Harvard Training Portal. Late arrivals and early departures will be marked as “unsuccessful”. Please email hlctraining@hsph.harvard.edu with any questions.

Applying the Immunity-to-Change Method Working Sessions
Tuesday, November 14th: 1:00pm-1:50pm, TMEC Rm 423
Tuesday, November 21th: 1:00pm-1:50pm, TMEC Rm 423
Tuesday, November 28th: 1:00pm-1:50pm, TMEC Rm 423
Tuesday, December 5th: 1:00pm-1:50pm, TMEC Rm 423
Tuesday, December 12th: 1:00pm-1:50pm, TMEC Rm 423
Tuesday, December 19th: 1:00pm-1:50pm, TMEC Rm 423
Tuesday, January 2nd: 1:00pm-1:50pm, Kresge Rm. 205
Tuesday, January 9th: 1:00pm-1:50pm, Kresge Rm. 205
Tuesday, January 16th: 1:00pm-1:50pm, Kresge Rm. 205
Tuesday, January 23rd: 1:00pm-1:50pm, Kresge Rm. 205
Tuesday, January 30th: 1:00pm-1:50pm, Kresge Rm. 205
Tuesday, February 6th: 1:00pm-1:50pm, Kresge Rm. 205
Harvard Training Portal Registration (course registration – link to ALL dates)
Those who have successfully completed the Applying the Immunity-to-Change Method to Personal and Professional Goals class and would like to undertake the work of overturning their Immunity To Change and make meaningful and sustained progress towards their improvement goals are encouraged to join the ITC Working Sessions. These 50 minute sessions will include partner work and large group discussion facilitated by Susanna Katsman. Participants will be provided with necessary materials needed for individual work between ITC Working Sessions.
Audience:
This course is intended for Harvard Longwood Campus staff, faculty, post docs and affiliates
Pre-requisites:
Completion of the open enrollment Applying the Immunity-to-Change Method to Personal and Professional Goals class or the HLC Manager/Supervisor Series
Pre-work:
Completed Immunity To Change map

 

Harvard Home Buying Seminar
Wednesday, November 8th: 5:30pm – 7:00pm, Countway Library, Ballard Room
Registration Link
Harvard and affiliated hospital faculty, staff, and retirees are invited to attend a free seminar or desktop webinar.Topics include:
*How much can I really afford to pay?
*What type of special loans are available?  (first-time buyer, physician, and more)
*How to secure that new home in a competitive market.
*How does the process, from offer to acceptance to closing, work?
Please click here to sign up. Internet log-in and phone dial-in instructions will be provided to webinar registrants prior to the webinar date. For seminar and webinar questions:  Call Sarah DeMelo at 617-495-9324 or email.

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HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT FLEX WORK? COME TO AN INFORMATION SESSION ON THE HLC!
Harvard University aims for excellence in its administrative operations and the employment experience it provides. Flexible work arrangements can contribute to this excellence, providing the potential for employees to perform consistently at the highest levels, work together efficiently and effectively to meet the University’s mission and business objectives, and maintain a good quality of life. To find out more about the Flexible Work Guidelines click here.

Staff Sessions
*Thursday, January 25th, 9:30 – 10:30am: Countway, Minot Room – HTP Registration
*Tuesday, May 15th, 12:30 – 1:30pm: Countway, Minot Room – HTP Registration
Come to this one-hour overview of Harvard’s updated, University-wide flexible work guidelines. You will learn about how to develop a well-thought out flex work proposal and discuss it with your boss; why you don’t need to state your reason for submitting a proposal, potential business advantages of flex work; the criteria managers will use to decide to approve or deny your proposal, and what is meant by an “equitable process of fair consideration for all proposals”. Audience: This course is intended for Harvard Longwood Campus staff, faculty, and post docs

Manager Sessions
*Thursday, January 25th, 12:00pm – 1:00pm: Countway, Minot Room – HTP Registration
*Tuesday, May 15th, 2:30pm – 3:30pm: Countway, Minot Room – HTP Registration
Come to this one-hour overview of Harvard’s updated, University-wide flexible work guidelines. Managers will get a quick tour through the newly available guidelines to learn about proposing, discussing, evaluating and managing flex work; the business advantages of flex work; the wisdom of trial periods; how to renew, tweak and end existing arrangements; how to ensure an “equitable process of fair consideration for all proposals”; and special considerations for managing telework. Audience: This course is intended for Harvard Longwood Campus staff and faculty managers
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Mindfulness Meditation
Tuesdays from 12:30-1:30PM, Kresge 204
Silent meditation for 20 minutes. Reading from works by Thich Nhat Hanh and other teachers. Short discussion afterwards. We would love for you to join us. For any questions, please email darond@hsph.harvard.edu.

Bright Horizons Webinars
Bright Horizons Webinar Library offers recorded webinars on a variety of topics; parents can watch at their convenience.

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HU Human Resources, HU Happenings & Benefits Office Workshops

The Next Chapter: Transitioning to Retirement
Tuesday, November 14th: 9:00am – 11:00am
Location:
Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM), Research and Education Building (REB) Root Lounge, 190 Longwood Ave., Boston
Harvard Training Portal Registration

Audience: Employees who are 1 – 10 years from retirement

You may be financially ready to retire but have you thought about what you will do with the next chapter of your life and how to make the most of the opportunities available to you?

The Harvard Benefits Office is piloting a new 2 hour workshop that will help you plan for a successful transition to retirement. Using simple pre-work questionnaires and in-class interactive exercises,we will explore the “six stages of transitioning to retirement” and what retirement means to you. The workshop will include a panel of Harvard University retirees who will describe their transition to retirement. Please email kathleen_green.edu with any class related questions and trainingportalhelp@harvard.edu with any technical questions or issues.


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Financial Education Calendar September 2017
From the Harvard Benefits Office
View this calendar to see what is being offered in the world of financial education over the next few months –you are just one click away from setting up a one-on-one or watching a webinar or signing up for an in-person presentation when they are offered.

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