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 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 | 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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Goal Setting: Helpful Tips for Staff
8/14, 9/5
HTP course information/class registration
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.
Audience: This course is intended for Harvard Longwood Campus staff, faculty, post docs and affiliates.
Pre-requisites: None
Instructor: Adriana Robertson and Trina Weekes

Goal Setting: Helpful Tips for Managers
8/14, 9/5
HTP course information/class registration
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.
Audience: Harvard Longwood Campus staff and faculty managers
Pre-requisites: None
Instructor: Adriana Robertson and Trina Weekes

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Mindful Commitments at Work
Tuesday, August 6th: 12:00-1:00pm, Countway, Minot Room
HTP course information/class registration
Have you ever agreed to take on a volunteer assignment only to find yourself overwhelmed and resentful as a result? Do you find yourself wracking your brain for ways to back out of commitments that you didn’t have to take on in the first place? Learn how to discern between extra work that propels you towards your professional goals and extra work that adds to your already full plate without adding to your resume. The course contributes to the development of the following Harvard competencies: Communication Skills, Decision Making, Strategic Thinking and Interpersonal Skills.
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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Fostering Trusting Relationships at Work
Tuesday, August 20th: 9:00am-12:00pm, Countway, Ballard Room
HTP course information/class registration

Trust is the defining characteristic of effective and meaningful personal and professional relationships.  Unfortunately, many of us contribute to a culture of distrust without ever intending to.  The great news is that trust-building is a skill that can be learned and one that is guaranteed to strengthen every relationship in your life.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • Benefits of building trust
  • Barriers to trust
  • Trust building strategies for one-on-one relationships and teams
  • How to put the learning into action in your daily life

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

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Finding More Time in Your Day
Tuesday, August 27th: 9:30am-10:30am, Countway, Minot Room
HTP course information/class registration
This course takes you through the mindfulness approach to time management. Most time management systems quite rightly focus on goal setting, prioritizing and interruption management. There is a lot of good in this strategy.  And yet, it doesn’t allow for the certainty that everything doesn’t often go according to plan!  Many of us wish we had more time to get it all done. While adding more hours to our day may not be possible, recent studies suggests mindfulness practitioners experience time as passing more slowly and feel less rushed as a result. Come and check it out yourself!
Audience: This course is intended for Harvard Longwood Campus staff, faculty, post docs and affiliates
Pre-requisites: None
Instructor: Katherine McHugh, EAP

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Bystander Intervention
Wednesday, September 11th: 9:30am-11:00am, Countway, Ballard Room
HTP course information/class registration
The elimination of sexual and gender-based harassment in our community requires not only exceptional systems of response, but an environment that engages community members at all levels in critical prevention practices.  Staff, students, and faculty have indicated that they are eager to adopt practical tools that will enable them to detect and respond to signs of harassment from their own learning and work environments. This workshop will equip you with strategies and skills necessary for building an inclusive community.
Audience: This course is intended for Harvard Longwood Campus staff, faculty, post docs and affiliates
Pre-requisites: None
Instructor: Rachel DiBella, Harvard University Title IX Education Program Manager

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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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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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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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Proactive Elder & Adult Care Planning
Thursday, August 1st: 1:00pm-2:00pm, Webinar – Online Only
Webinar Registration and Access

Adult caregivers frequently juggle multiple responsibilities, including work, family, and care of an aging parent or family member. Employees are often caught off guard when an elder or older adult experience a medical crisis. Planning proactively for the care of a parent or loved one, such as understanding the different levels of care, costs, and available resources, can help mitigate the stress of caregiving and provide more options. This seminar offers:

  • An overview of strategies and types of providers to best prepare for the demands and complexities of caregiving
  • Resources to proactively lay the groundwork for adult and elder care support before an unexpected event occurs
  • A look at the emotional side of caregiving and available resources for support

Audience: This course is intended for Harvard Longwood Campus staff, faculty, post docs, and affiliates
Pre-requisites: None
Instructor: Audrey Zabin, Founder of Audrey Zabin & Associates and AZA Care Management and Home Care (AZA).

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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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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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Managing a Leave of Absence
Tuesday, October 15th: 3:00-4:30pm, 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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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.

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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