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




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

Unconscious Bias
Thursday, July 20th: 1:30pm – 3:30pm, 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.

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


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

(click links below for course information, then find specific HLC class registration)
*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
*Communicating at Work, Wednesday December 6th: HTP Course Information/Class Registration
For a complete list of Summer and Fall 2017 CWD classes and how to register, click here or visit

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:

Harvard University Flexible Work Guidelines & HLC Flex Work Information Sessions!!!
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
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
*Wednesday, October 4th, 12:00pm – 1:00pm : Countway Library Minot Room – HTP Registration
*Thursday, January 25th, 9:30am – 10:30am: Countway Library Minot Room – HTP Registration
*Tuesday, May 15th, 12:30pm – 1:30pm: Countway Library Minot Room – HTP Registration
Manager Sessions
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
*Wednesday, October 4th, 2:00 – 3:00pm: Countway Minot Room – HTP Registration
*Thursday, January 25th, 12:00pm – 1:00pm: Countway Library Minot Room – HTP Registration
*Tuesday, May 15th, 2:30pm – 3:30pm: Countway Library Minot Room – HTP Registration

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

July 13th: Harvard Training Portal Registration
July 20th: Harvard Training Portal Registration
July 27th: (Please note this class will be held inside in the Countway, Lahey Room) 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, August 15th: 1:30pm-3:00pm, Countway Library, Ware 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

HLC Home Buying and Selling Seminars
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 July/August 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.