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

Making Meaningful Connections

The continued positive response to the Meaningful Connections curriculum resulted in HLC colleagues making many connections across the campus over the past year. Keep the energy going in FY’20 by continuing to take advantage of the robust curriculum offered below. Three content suites comprise the Meaningful Connections curriculum:  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.

FY’20  Work/Life & Professional Development Calendar
For all courses in 2019 see our HLC Programming September – December. And for detailed course information, read the HLC 2019 Schedule

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 | Work/Life & Wellbeing Courses,Webinars & More | CWD on the HLC/UMT/Harvard Leadership | Harvard HR and Benefits Workshops

 

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Career & Professional Development/Interpersonal Focus Classes In The Know Classes

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

Required On-line Course – University Faculty and Staff: Supporting a Harassment-Free Community for Staff, Faculty and Academic Appointees
This course provides an overview of Title IX and the University Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment Policy (which applies to all Harvard University students, faculty, staff, appointees, or third parties). By the end of this course, we hope employees will have a better understanding of the Policy and our community expectations; how to recognize signs of possible sexual or gender-based harassment; and the responsibility of employees to share information about possible sexual or gender-based harassment with a Title IX Coordinator. If you have not yet taken this required course or would like a refresher, click HERE.

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Rising to the Challenge: Dealing with Difficult People
Tuesday, September 17th: 12:30pm-1:30pm, Countway, Minot Room
HTP course information/class registration

Workplace relationships are inherently challenging; they are doubly difficult for those of us in hectic and demanding careers. We may lack the experience or skills for dealing with negative patterns in our interactions with co-workers. However, there are things we can do to manage our reactions and build productive relationships with difficult people. Learn about the first step: looking within, examine key points for dealing with negativity, and discover specific tips that can increase the likelihood of effective problem solving and positive interactions with those who challenge us the most.

Audience: This course is intended for Harvard Longwood Campus staff, faculty, post docs and affiliates
Pre-requisites: None
Instructor:  Rita Ghilani, M.Ed, CiPP, President of Programs for Working People

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Conflict Resolution Strategies
Wednesday, October 2nd : 10:00am-11:30am, Countway, Ballard Room
HTP course information/class registration

We all have situations when conflict might arise. In this course, we are going to discuss the main elements that create conflict, what you may bring to conflict conversations that may help or hinder you and learn some strategies to help you to manage or resolve your conflicts. This course is facilitated by a member of the Harvard Longwood Campus Ombuds Office and contributes to development of the following competencies: Managing Conflict, Communication Skills, Negotiation.

Audience: This course is intended for Harvard Longwood Campus staff, faculty, post docs and affiliates
Pre-requisites: None
Instructor: Justin Neiman

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Understanding the I-9 Process
Thursday, October 3rd: 12:30pm-1:30pm, Countway, Ballard 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
Instructor:  Trina Weekes

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HLC Manager/Supervisor Series
Wednesdays 10/9-11/20 : 9:30am-12:30pm, Locations Vary
HTP course information/class registration

The goal of this series is to assist both experienced and newly appointed managers and supervisors, to develop or fine tune their own knowledge and expertise within the management function.

The program runs for 6 consecutive weeks, and provides an opportunity to learn from colleagues and share best practices. This course contributes to development of the following Harvard competencies: Valuing Diversity, Building a high performing team, Teamwork and Collaboration, Managing Conflict, Communication, Interpersonal Skills, Planning and Organizing, Time Management, Building trust, Delegation. To take this class, approval from your immediate supervisor is required and you must have at least one direct report. The HLC Manager/Supervisors Series often has a wait-list associated with it. Please have a conversation with your HR Partner or Consultant before registering to discuss your participation if you are unsure of how the content can help you in your role. Attendance at all six classes is required.

Audience: HLC staff and faculty managers with at least one direct report
Pre-requisites: None
Instructor: Adriana Robertson

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How to Network at Harvard
Thursday, October 10th: 12:00-2:00pm, Countway, Minot Room
HTP course information/class registration

Given networking and building professional relationships is key to discovering career opportunities, it can also be difficult to master at a place as large and dispersed as Harvard. This 2-hour workshop will focus on sharing ideas for how to grow your Harvard network and strategies for having productive networking conversations.
 
You will learn
  • Where to find networking opportunities at Harvard.
  • How to prepare your networking message based on your career interests.
  • Importance to growing and tending to your professional network.
 
Your Commitment as a Participant
  • Actively participate, explore and practice your own networking goals.
  • Complete course evaluation following class-completion

Audience: This course is intended for Harvard Longwood Campus staff, faculty and academic appointees
Pre-requisites: None
Instructor: Laurie Stickels

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LGBTQ Inclusive Practices
Tuesday, October 15th: 3:00-4:30pm, Countway, Minot Room
HTP course information/class registration

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.

Audience: This course is intended for Harvard Longwood Campus staff, faculty and academic appointees
Pre-requisites: None
Instructor: Rachel DiBella

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The Art of Giving and Receiving Feedback
Tuesday, October 29th: 12:00-2:00pm, Countway, Ballard Room
HTP course information/class registration

As professionals, we are all striving to grow professionally and personally. A key driver of our growth and development comes from receiving feedback, yet so many of us struggle not only to receive feedback, but also to give feedback to others. In this workshop, you will learn a practical approach to effectively giving and receiving feedback and will leave with concrete tools that you can begin to apply immediately to relationships in all areas of your life.

Your Commitment as a Participant:
• Actively participate and be prepared to customize session-content to yourself and your role
• Complete course evaluation following class-completion

Audience: This course is intended for Harvard Longwood Campus staff, faculty and academic appointees
Pre-requisites: None
Instructor: Adriana Robertson

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Revised Independent Contractor Policy Training
Tuesday, November 12th: 1:00-2:30pm, Armenise Amphitheater
HTP course information/class registration

Training on the implementation of the revised Independent Contract policy that took effect on July 1st 2019.

Audience: In particular this course is designed for HR, hiring managers, supervisors, and department financial approvers.
Pre-requisites: None
Instructor: Karen Kittredge and Polly Scannell

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Discover & Activate Your Purpose
Tuesday, December 12th: 9:00am-12:00pm, Countway, Ballard Room
HTP course information/class registration

Do you want to wake up every day with a sense of meaning and purpose? Do you long to feel like you’re living into your potential? Do you desire to come into deeper integrity and alignment with yourself? If so, then this workshop is for you.

In this workshop you will:
• Gain clarity on your deeper purpose in life and learn what truly motivates you
• Craft a unique purpose statement
• Create a personalized plan for putting your purpose into action in all areas of life
• Learn practical strategies for living life On Purpose

Audience: This course is intended for Harvard Longwood Campus staff, faculty and academic appointees
Pre-requisites: None
Instructor: Adriana Robertson

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Work/Life & Wellbeing Classes

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

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Carnaval Samba and Afro-Brazilian Dance
Tuesdays, October 29th, November 5th, and November 12th: 12:30-1:30pm
HTP course information/class registration and locations

Samba is a contagious, highly-syncopated rhythm and dance from Brazil that expresses joy and the warm, open spirit of Brazilian culture. The class will teach and practice samba as well as other Afro-Brazilian dance styles from various parts of the country, providing cultural context. The aim is to create a welcoming, non-competitive environment where students of all abilities and experience can enjoy learning together. Bring some water and a smile and get ready to have fun!

Registration 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.

Audience: This course is intended for Harvard Longwood Campus staff, faculty, post docs, and affiliates
Pre-requisites: None
Instructor: Rachel Werkman has been dancing samba since 2001 when she fell in love with Brazil. She co-founded the dance troupe, SambaViva, which offers weekly classes and performs at events all over New England and beyond!

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Yoga for Every Body on the Quad
Tuesdays, September 17th and September 24th: 12:00-1:00pm, HMS Quad
Thursdays, September 19th and September 26th: 4:00-5:00pm, HMS Quad

HTP course information/class 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 attached at the class level in order to participate in this class. Please note: You must bring a signed copy of the attached release 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.
Audience: This course is intended for Harvard Longwood Campus staff, faculty, post docs and affiliates. All levels are welcome!
Pre-requisites: None
Pre-work: None
Cost: None
Instructors: Karen Kwass, Brittainy Roth
Please email hlctraining@hsph.harvard.edu with any questions.

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Welcoming a Baby? Thinking of Adopting? New to Child Care?
Thursday, September 19th: 12:00pm-1:30pm, Countway, Minot Room
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. A general review of the benefits available to each employee type and their various pay schedules, planning your leave, lactation rooms and other key information for new parents from the Harvard Longwood Campus. Feel free to bring and enjoy your lunch!
Audience: This course is intended for Harvard Longwood Campus staff, faculty, post docs and affiliates
Pre-requisites: None
Instructor: Antonia Gonzalez

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Fixing Our Broken Sleep
Monday, September 23rd: 9:30am-10:30am, Countway, Ballard Room
HTP course information/class registration

This interactive presentation with a sleep expert is designed to help participants begin getting better sleep almost immediately. Attendees will learn techniques for overcoming these common sleep problems:
• Trouble falling asleep
• Difficulty staying asleep
• Excessive thinking
• Waking too early
• Sunday night insomnia
• Chronic insomnia
• Daytime sleepiness
• Returning to sleep
Participants will experience a guided relaxation exercise for initiating sleep and returning to sleep.

Audience: This course is intended for Harvard Longwood Campus staff, faculty, post docs and affiliates
Pre-requisites: None
Instructor: Rick Clerici, CHT & Founder of Clear Mind Systems

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Managing Stress: SKY Meditation and Chair Yoga
Tuesdays, 9/24, 10/8, 10/29, 11/5, 11/19, 12/3, and 12/17: 12:00pm-1:00pm, Locations Vary
HTP course information/class registration

This workshop is a total well-being approach to managing stress and cultivating mindfulness through SKY meditation and chair yoga. To begin, participants will be led through a chair yoga sequence to prepare the body to sit in meditation and promote mobility, flexibility, and strength. No change of clothes or yoga mat are necessary. After that, participants will be guided through evidence-based breathing techniques for relaxation. After these initial relaxation techniques, the course leader will guide participants through a 20-minute meditation, with time for reflection afterwards.

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.
Audience: This course is intended for Harvard Longwood Campus staff, faculty, post docs and affiliates
Pre-requisites: None
Instructor: Liz Pomerantz and Brittainy Roth

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Flex Work: Information for Staff
Wednesday, September 25th: 12:00pm-1:00pm, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Research and Education Building, Room 106
HTP course information/class 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, post docs and affiliates
Pre-requisites: None
Instructor: Lisa Hoppie

Flex Work: Information for Managers
Wednesday, September 25th: 1:30pm-2:30pm, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Research and Education Building, Room 106
HTP course information/class 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.
Pre-requisites: None
Instructor: Lisa Hoppie

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Healthy Habits, Happy Holidays
Thursday, November 14th: 12:30-1:30pm, Countway, Minot Room
HTP course information/class registration

Ahhh the Holidays… office parties, gatherings with family and friends, traveling, delicious food and treats, so much to enjoy and celebrate but also increased opportunities for stress and over-indulgence. All the changes to your routine and emotions can make it challenging to make healthy choices when it comes to what you eat and drink. This course focuses on strategies for more nutritious consumption and cooking during the Holiday season (and other times of year as well). The course explores behavioral strategies, tips for cooking more nutritious treats and dishes as well as savoring your food (mindful eating).

Audience: This course is intended for Harvard Longwood Campus staff, faculty, post docs and affiliates
Pre-requisites: None
Instructor: Stefanie Dean

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Work/Life Integration 
Monday, November 18th: 3:30-5:00pm, Countway, Ballard Room
HTP course information/class 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.

Audience: This course is intended for Harvard Longwood Campus staff, faculty, post docs and affiliates
Pre-requisites: None
Instructor: Adriana Robertson

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Managing a Leave of Absence
Thursday, November 21st: 1:30-3:00pm, Countway, Minot Room
HTP course information/class 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.

Audience: This course is intended for Harvard Longwood Campus staff, faculty, post docs and affiliates
Pre-requisites: None
Instructor: Antonia Gonzalez

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Midday Reset Yoga
Wednesdays, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18: 12:00-1:00pm, Countway, Lahey Room
HTP course information/class registration

Take a moment for self-care in the middle of the day, separate yourself from your day-to-day stressors and reset. This is an all levels Vinyasa class that aims to connect the body and mind through movement and breathing techniques. Leave feeling refreshed and restored. No prior yoga experience is necessary. All are welcome! Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat.

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.

Audience: This course is intended for Harvard Longwood Campus staff, faculty, post docs and affiliates
Pre-requisites: None
Instructor: Brittainy Roth

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Flexwork Overview for Employees
Tuesday, December 10th: 12:00pm-1:00pm, Gordon Hall, Waterhouse Room
HTP course information/class registration

Learn about Harvard’s University-wide flexwork guidelines and what the essential ingredients are of a flexwork proposal. Other aspects including, how to assess your manager’s attitude about workplace flexibility; the timing of conversations with your manager; when and how to avoid getting into the personal considerations behind the proposal; and how to identify ways to evaluate the success of an arrangement after a trial period will also be reviewed. Issues of trust, brave conversations, transparency, and fairness will be discussed. Bring your lunch if you’d like, to these lunchtime sessions.

Audience: This course is intended for Harvard Longwood Campus staff, faculty, post docs and affiliates
Pre-requisites: Optional pre-work includes a review of the online guidelines at https://hr.harvard.edu/flexwork
Instructor: Karen Kelly

Flexwork Overview for Managers
Tuesday, December 10th: 1:30pm-2:30pm, Gordon Hall, Waterhouse Room
HTP course information/class registration

Learn about Harvard’s University-wide flexwork guidelines and what the essential ingredients are of a flexwork proposal. Managers will learn about proposing, discussing, evaluating and managing flexwork; the business advantages of flexwork; 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”; flex and the HUCTW agreement; and special considerations for managing telework.

Audience: This course is intended for Harvard Longwood Campus staff and faculty managers.
Pre-requisites: None
Instructor: Karen Kelly

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Managing Stress through the Holidays 
Thursday, December 12th: 9:30-10:30am, Countway, Minot Room
HTP course information/class registration

Any holiday season is supposed to be full of joy, cheer and celebrations, but often the extra demands we place on ourselves leave us feeling stressed and disappointed. People tend to overextend themselves during the holidays – mentally, physically and financially. Join us for an interactive session where you can learn strategies for dealing with the holiday season including how to budget your time, your money and your emotional resources.

Audience: This course is intended for Harvard Longwood Campus staff, faculty, post docs and affiliates
Pre-requisites: None
Instructor: Jennifer Weininger

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

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

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Email for Action
Thursday, November 7th: 9:30am-12:30pm, Countway, Minot Room
HTP course information/class registration

In this half-day, 4-hour workshop you’ll learn techniques for formatting your emails when requesting action. Particularly helpful for the “stream of conscious” writer, you’ll learn concepts to help organize your thoughts in a way that will help your readers take the action you intend in the time you’re requesting.
 
You will learn
  • Best practices to create an effective email
  • Tips that will help ensure your email is read in the way you intend
  • An easy-to-follow framework
 
Your Commitment as a Participant
  • Bring 2-copies of an email with you that you wrote asking for action
  • Actively participate and be prepared to customize session-content to yourself and your role
  • Complete course evaluation following class-completion

Audience: This course is intended for Harvard Longwood Campus staff, faculty, post docs and affiliates
Pre-work: Bring 2-copies of an email with you that you wrote asking for action
Instructor: Chelsey Platt

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Project Management
Thursday, December 5th: 9:30am-4:30pm, Countway, Minot Room
HTP course information/class registration

In this full-day, 7-hour introductory workshop, you will learn and apply a framework to initiate, define, plan, and schedule a project.This course is intended for people leading a project who have little or no formal training in the project management process seeking an introduction to key concepts.Through a hands-on approach, participants will apply the tools and technics to develop a project plan and therefore must have a work-related project they are about to start, or have recently started.
 
Note:this workshop does not cover using Microsoft Project or other project management software.
 
You will learn
    • Detailed steps for successful management of projects
    • Techniques to apply a simple, yet thorough, model to a variety of different projects
    • Tips for communicating with stakeholders throughout the lifecycle of a project

Audience: This course is intended for Harvard Longwood Campus staff, faculty, post docs and affiliates
Pre-work: Participants must have a work-related project they are about to start, or have recently started, so to directly apply the concepts during the class.
Instructor: Chelsey Platt

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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 – rfeeney@hsph.harvard.edu
– HMS – sarah_regan@hms.harvard.edu
– HSDM – judith_vance@hsdm.harvard.edu

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Harvard University Human Resources Classes, Information & Benefits Office Workshops

Check out the NEW! Benefits Enrollment videos in Harvie. Learn about your benefit options and enrollment deadlines by selecting the resources below for your employee group. Note that you have 30 days from your date of hire or eligibility to enroll in certain benefits.

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.

Outing and Innings
Outings and Innings is at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine monthly! Click here for dates and the location. Click here to see events happening for the month.

Financial Education Calendar for March and April
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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