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

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 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


Upcoming Courses : Career & Professional Development – In The Know




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

HLC Goal Setting: Helpful Tips for Staff and Managers
This workshop is designed to help you prepare for meaningful year-end assessments by articulating clear, specific goals at the beginning of the annual performance cycle (Planning-Coaching-Assessing). From SMART principles to Action Verbs, 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, September 14th, Countway, Minot Rm
Staff 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Managers 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Thursday, September 28th, Gordon Hall, Waterhouse Rm
Staff 10:00am – 11:00am
Managers 11:30am – 12:30pm

Conflict Resolution Strategies
Wednesday, September 13th: 10:00am-12:00pm, 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

Unconscious Bias
Tuesday, September 26th: 10:00am – 12:00pm, 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.

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


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

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

*Difficult Conversations, Tuesday September 19th: HTP Course Information/ Class Registration (please note, class enrollment closes BEFORE August 29th due to required pre-work activities)

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

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

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Work/Life Integration
Wednesday, September 13th: 2:00pm-3:30pm, Countway Library, Minot Room
Harvard Training Portal Registration
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.

HLC Home Buying Seminar
Wednesday, September 20th: 12:00pm-1:30pm, Countway Library, Ballard 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.

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
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


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
*Wednesday, October 4th, 12:00 – 1:00pm : Countway, Minot Room – HTP Registration
*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
*Wednesday, October 4th, 2:00 – 3:00pm: Countway, Minot Room – HTP Registration
*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

Welcoming A Baby? Thinking of Adopting? New to Child Care?
Thursday, October 26th: 10:00am-11:30am, Gordon Hall Waterhouse Room
Harvard Training Portal Registration
This bi-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.

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

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 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.