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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April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month!

Please see below for the activities planned on the Harvard Longwood Campus and around the university to raise awareness, promote engagement, and provide educational tools surrounding issues of sexual and gender-based harassment:

Title IX: Sexual Harassment Reporting Requirements and Resources
Monday, April 23rd: 10:00am – 11:00am, FXB Bldg., Room G13, HTP course information/class registration
Instructor: Julia Saenz
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, faculty and academic appointees

Harvard Wears Denim
Wednesday, April 25th:
All Day
Join us for our third annual Harvard Wears Denim! Denim Day is to recognize a day in which we stand in solidarity with survivors of sexual violence who are not treated justly. It has its origins with an Italian court case in which a conviction was overturned due to the tightness of the survivor’s jeans and the supposed improbability that the perpetrator could have taken them off without the survivor’s help. Visit denimdayinfo.org  for more info.

Meet the Title IX Office
Thursday, April 26th : 12:00pm – 1:00pm
124 Mt. Auburn Street, Room 3318
Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Monday, April 23, 2018.
Harvard University faculty and staff are invited to meet the members of the Title IX Office and explore the roles and obligations of responsible employees.
University faculty and staff are considered responsible employees and must share information about potential incidents of sexual or gender-based harassment with a Title IX Coordinator.

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Upcoming Courses : Career & Professional Development – In The Know

 

 

 

 

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

Effective Strategies for Recruiting A Diverse Team
Wednesday, April 25th: 10:00am – 11:30am, Countway Library – Minot Room
Instructor: Allyson Grey and Jordan Hammond
HTP course information/class registration
Recruiting for a diverse team is essential to Harvard University. By building a diverse team, you will expand the perspectives and approaches from which decisions are made. Not only is diversity recruitment essential to our mission, but it is the law. As a Federal Contractor, Harvard has an obligation to make “good faith efforts” in the recruitment of minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans. During this course you will learn why diversity recruitment is important, how to think differently about your staffing needs and gain skills to reduce unconscious bias during the interview process. This course contributes to development of the following competencies: Valuing Diversity, Building a high performing team.

HLC Year-End Assessments: Helpful Tips for Staff and Managers
This one-hour workshop is designed to help you prepare for meaningful year-end assessments. From writing a clear summary, to giving and receiving feedback, we will explore useful tools and examples. Whether you are using the ePerformance Standard Form, Summary Form, or Exception Form, the content is relevant. Competencies addressed include: Accountability, Building a High Performing Team, Delivers Results, Planning and Organizing, and Pursues Excellence.

Friday, April 27th: Countway Library, Lahey Room
Staff: 10:00am – 11:00am HPT course information/class registration
Managers: 11:30am – 12:30pm HPT course information/class registration
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Gender Diversity and LGBTQ Inclusion at Harvard
Thursday, May 3rd: 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Countway Library Ballard Room
HTP course information/class registration
Monday, May 7th:
1:30pm – 3:00pm, Countway Ballard Room
HTP course information/class registration
Thursday, May 24th: 10:00am – 11:30am,
Landmark Ctr., 3rd Fl. East, Ariadne Conf. Room
HTP course information/class registration
Instructor: Julia Sáenz, Harvard University Associate Title IX Officer
An interactive workshop that will highlight the Harvard and community resources that promote gender inclusion and work to address and prevent sexual and gender-based harassment, both on and off campus. The workshop will also introduce participants to the Harvard Guidelines for Gender Inclusivity in the Workplace. Realistic hypothetical scenarios focus on key concepts related to LGBTQ communities and gender diversity, including best practices, and answer frequently asked questions. Participation for the entirety of this course is required to receive credit in the Harvard Training Portal. Please email hlctraining@hsph.harvard.edu with any questions.
Audience:This course is intended for Harvard Longwood Campus staff, faculty and academic appointees

HLC Year-End Assessments: Helpful Tips for Staff and Managers
This one-hour workshop is designed to help you prepare for meaningful year-end assessments. From writing a clear summary, to giving and receiving feedback, we will explore useful tools and examples. Whether you are using the ePerformance Standard Form, Summary Form, or Exception Form, the content is relevant. Competencies addressed include: Accountability, Building a High Performing Team, Delivers Results, Planning and Organizing, and Pursues Excellence.

Thursday, May 10th: Countway Library, Minot Room
Staff: 10:00am – 11:00am HPT course information/class registration
Managers: 11:30am – 12:30pm HPT course information/class registration

Thursday, May 17th: Gordon Hall, Waterhouse Room
Staff: 11:00am – 12:00pm HPT course information/class registration
Managers: 1:00pm – 2:00pm HPT course information/class registration

Overview of Cultural Intelligence
Tuesday, May 15th:
10:00am – 11:30am, Countway Library – Minot Room
Instructor:
Gillian Simkiss, Erin Ringuette, Simone Leary
HTP course information/class registration
Cultural intelligence, or CQ, is a globally recognized way of assessing and improving effectiveness for culturally diverse situations. Come learn about the basic concepts of CQ to see how it can apply to you! This course contributes to development of the following competencies: Valuing Diversity, Embracing Change, Teamwork and Collaboration.

Manager Networking Event
Wednesday, May 30th:
10:00am – 12:00pm, Gordon Hall Waterhouse Room
HTP course information/class registration
Each year we invite managers and supervisors across the Harvard Longwood Campus to gather for lively discussion at this event. Topics vary to match current trends or initiatives, such as Engagement, Giving and Receiving Feedback, and Useful Tools and/or Models for challenges like process improvement. The format will vary – some sessions will feature a guest speaker, others will incorporate an article or case study, all will include time to learn, discuss, and network.
Audience: This course is intended for Harvard Longwood Campus staff and faculty managers.
Pre-work: Be prepared for pre-reading, which will be provided via e-mail in advance of each session.
Please email hlctraining@hsph.harvard.edu with any questions.

Understanding the I9 Process on the HLC
Wednesday, May 30th:
1:00pm – 2:00pm, Gordon Hall Waterhouse Room
HTP course information/class registration
In this lecture-style class, students will learn about the process for completing the I-9 form for new employees and the process of re-verifying employees with expired visas. This class will cover both staff and academic employee types. There will be in class exercises to reinforce some of Harvard’s more common I-9 scenarios.
Audience: New and existing staff members responsible for completing I-9 forms and those who may be new or would just like to get a better understanding of the I-9 Employment Verification process
Pre-Requisites: None
Please emailtrainingportalhelp@harvard.eduwith all technical questions or issues and direct class content and logistics questions totraining@harvard.edu.

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

UPCOMING HLC CWD CLASSES
Click on the class link below for class information and to register. For a complete list of Summer and Fall 2017 CWD classes (in Cambridge and on the HLC) and how to register, click here or visit https://hr.harvard.edu/files/humanresources/files/cwd_courses.pdf.

*Project ManagementThursday, May 17th: 9:30am – 4:30pm, Countway Ballard Rm

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.

Gentle Lunchtime Yoga – Spring 2018
Instructor: Aimee Fox
Fridays: 12:05pm – 12:50pm Countway, Lahey Room
4/6 – HTP registration
4/13 – HTP registration
4/20 – HTP registration
5/4 – HTP registration
5/11 – HTP registration
(no class week of 5/18)
5/25 – HTP registration
6/1 – HTP registration
Take a break from your workday with a breath-oriented yoga class to quiet your mind, unwind tension, and create space in your body. Each class will include gentle flow to warm the body, stretches to increase flexibility, and restorative poses for relaxation.
Audience: This course is intended for Harvard Longwood Campus staff, faculty, post docs and affiliates. This course is taught at a Level 1-2, but all levels are welcome! Please bring a yoga mat, a small towel or blanket (as a prop), a water bottle, and a sense of humor. Please 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.

Work/Life Integration
Thursday, May 3rd: 10:00am – 11:30am, Landmark Center, HMS Alumni Affairs Conf. Room, 5th Floor West
HTP course information/class registration
Instructor: S. Katsman
Work/Life Integration model (developed by Dr. Stewart Friedman of the UPenn Wharton School of Business) offers an empowering alternative to the elusive promise of Work/Life Balance. In this course we will learn about the four life domains- Home, Community, Work, Self and how to identify mutual value between different domains to better integrate each domain into one’s life. The benefits of practicing Work/Life Integration include greater sense of control, improved health and wellness, lower stress, and more energy. This course contributes to development of the following competencies: Continuous Learning, Innovation, Risk Taking, Strategic Thinking.

Unconscious Bias
Wednesday, May 16th: 10:00am – 12:00pm, Countway, Minot Room
HTP course information/class registration
Instructor: G. Simkiss
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.

Home Buying Seminar
Wednesday, May 16th: 12:00pm – 1:30pm, Countway Library, Ballard Room
Planning to buy a home? Learn how to:
*Determine how much you can really afford to pay
*Choose the best loan (first-time buyer, physician, and more)
*Secure that new home in a competitive market
*Navigate the process, from offer to acceptance to closing
Cost: $0
Please register in advance.

UPCOMING HOUSING WEBINARS:
Home Buying Webinar: Wednesday, April 25th: 12:00pm – 1:30pm and Wednesday, May 30th:  12:00pm-1:30pm Please register in advance
Learn more about the only Harvard-sponsored Home Buying and Selling Benefits Program

Flex Work Arrangements
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 and for classes happening in Cambridge click here.
Flex Work Staff Sessions on the HLC
*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
Flex Work Manager Sessions on the HLC
*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

Welcoming A Baby? Thinking of Adoption? New to Child Care?
Thursday, June 14th: 12:00pm – 1:30pm, Countway, Minot Room
Instructor:
Erin Ringuette
HTP course information/class registration
This seminar provides an overview of the multiple resources offered to Harvard paid benefits eligible employees. Topics covered include a review of various child care options and how to find childcare that’s right for you. We also review benefits available to each employee type and their various pay schedules, planning your leave, mother’s rooms and other key information for new parents from the Harvard Longwood Community. Feel free to bring and enjoy your lunch! Note: registration of this course through the Harvard Training Portal will result in it being listed as complete and viewable under training history. For the purpose of confidentiality, you may also register by emailing hlctraining@hsph.harvard.edu with your name, the course name and date you wish to attend.

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

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Ready for Retirement
Tuesday, May 1st:
12:30pm – 3:30pm, Countway Ballard Room
Vendor: Vanguard
HTP course information/class registration
The Ready for Retirement meeting, presented by Vanguard, provides participants with a comprehensive review of their retirement readiness. The meeting helps those near retirement identify and answer the most important questions on the subject, such as how much retirement costs, whether their retirement income will meet their expenses, and how to invest in retirement.
Audience: For employees who are 1-2 years away from retirement but others are welcome
Pre-Requisites:None
Cost:None
Late Drop/Cancel Fee:None
Please email hlctraining@hsph.harvard.edu with any Longwood class related questions, and trainingportalhelp@harvard.edu with any technical questions or issues.

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Wellbeing at Harvard
Click above to find issues of the Your Life Well Lived, a monthly digest of wellbeing resources for Harvard faculty and staff.

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Outing and Innings
Outings and Innings is coming to the Harvard School of Dental Medicine! Click here for dates and the location. 

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Financial Education Calendar March and April 2018
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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