Workshops: Career Development – Work/Life and Wellness – Community Events

Make Meaningful Connections in FY17! Click here to find out  about what shaped our priorities for professional and personal development in FY’17 and the four content suites comprise the Meaningful Connections curriculum:  COMPASS-Career Navigation, Work-Life & Wellness, Interpersonal Focus, and In The Know (compliance and/or cyclical topics). You can also read about how to enter the Meaningful Connections Challenge & Raffle!!!

Career & Professional Dev. and In The Know Courses |Work/Life Courses & Webinars |


Career & Professional Development and In The Know Courses


The FY’17 Meaningful Connections: Work-Life & Professional Development Calendar is now available for viewing. For detailed course information, check out the HLC Work-Life & Professional Development  Course Catalogue.

All listed courses are available for registration in the Harvard Training Portal (HTP) . To access the portal, go to  and sign in with your HarvardKey.
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Click here to see upcoming COMPASS events and any new resources/tools.

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

Title IX – Sexual & Gender-Based Harassment: The Policy Applied
Wednesday, May 17th: 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Countway Library, Minot Room
Harvard Training Portal Registration
Brigid Harrington, J.D. – Title IX Investigator
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.

Unconscious Bias
Thursday, June 15th: 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Countway Library, Minot Room
Harvard Training Portal Registration
Each of us has biases, of which we are not consciously aware, 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.

Conflict Resolution Strategies
Wednesday, May 31st: 1:00pm-3:00pm, Countway Library, Minot Room
Harvard Training Portal Registration
We all have situations when conflict might arise. In this course we are going to discuss the main elements that create conflict, how to identify your own style and learn some strategies to help you to resolve conflict. This course contributes to development of the following Harvard competencies: Managing Conflict, Communication Skills, Negotiation


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

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 ( 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:
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Work/Life Courses & Webinars

Work/Life resources for the Harvard Longwood Campus community can be reached via e-mail:

Yoga for Every Body on the Quad (All levels are welcome!!!)
Thursdays, 2:00pm – 2:45pm, on the Harvard Medical School Quad (weather permitting)
 June 1st: Harvard Training Portal Registration
June 8th: Harvard Training Portal Registration
June 15th: Harvard Training Portal Registration
June 22nd: Harvard Training Portal Registration
June 29th: Harvard Training Portal 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.
Please note: You must bring a signed copy of the release found here in order to participate in this class.

Welcoming A Baby? Thinking of Adopting? New to Child Care?
Tuesday, June 6th: 12:00pm-1:30pm, Countway Library, Ballard Room
Harvard Training Portal Registration
This monthly 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 child care 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 with your name, the course name and date you wish to attend.

Caring for LGBTQ Youth: Celebrations and Struggles from the Voices of Parents and Guardians
Thursday, June 22: 11:30am – 12:30pm, Countway Library, Minot Room
Harvard Training Portal Registration
Come hear from a group of local speakers about their journeys as caregivers of LGBTQ youth. The landscape of sexual orientation, romantic and emotional orientation, gender identity, and gender expression can feel like it is changing every day. These caregiver stories will illuminate families’ resilience and progress within that landscape while also speaking to the ongoing struggle facing LGBTQ people and families.

Meditation – Heartfulness
Bhanu Bahl
Mondays, 12:00pm – 12:45pm, (10 wk, bi-weekly class with the exception of classes in June)
2/27, 3/13, 3/27, 4/10, 4/24, 5/8, 5/22, 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, Countway Library, Lahey Room
Practice of meditation is associated with a sense of peacefulness and physical relaxation. Researchers have long claimed that meditation also provides cognitive and psychological benefits that persist throughout the day. Some things you know in your head, some you know in your heart. Connect the two – join us for this 10 week, bi-weekly Heartful meditation practice this spring/ summer.

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

HLC Home Buying and Selling Seminars
Thursday, May 18th:  12:00pm – 1:30pm, Countway Library, Minot Room
To register and for information about other seminars, please click here.
Demystify the home buying and selling processes by attending a seminar that will help answer the following questions:
How much can I really afford to pay and what type of mortgage makes the most sense?
What is a Purchase and Sale Agreement?
How does the process, from offer to acceptance to closing, work?
How can I best price my home and prepare it for sale?
Seminars are offered every other month on the Harvard Longwood Campus, September-December.

Weight Watchers@ Work meeting information!

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


HU Human Resources, HU Happenings & Benefits Office Workshops

Financial Education Calendar May/June 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.

LEARN ANYTHING: Explore the World of Free Online Courses
March 29th, 7:00pm–8:00pm PM, Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston
Join this free workshop—facilitated by members of the HarvardX team—to explore the possibilities for online learning, understand the process of signing up for and participating in an online course, and learn how to interact with course materials.