Educational Work/Life Seminars & Webinars

Welcome to the information and registration page for the Work Life Seminars. View the FY15 Harvard Longwood Campus Work/Life & Professional Development Calendar (1/2015-6/2015) for dates and times of Work/Life courses. For a description of the courses and specific course numbers, view the HLC Work/Life & Professional Development Course Catalogue.

Scroll down to register for specific courses offered in the upcoming months.  Unless noted otherwise, please register through PeopleSoft>Self Service>Learning and Development>Request Training Enrollment>Search by Course Name>Category, enter HLC.

Click on topic for details and to register:

HLC Quality Cancer Care
Presented by: KGA, Harvard’s EAP
Thursday, January 29, 12:00-1:00pm, Countway Library, Ballard Rm.
A diagnosis of cancer is both overwhelming and devastating.  Most people enter the medical system lacking the knowledge and understanding to effectively navigate the process.  This can cause increased anxiety.  In this one hour seminar, you will learn: what to expect during early stages of a cancer diagnosis through to the treatment phase; the physical, emotional and spiritual challenges that ensue; and multiple ways to claim back one’s power – for individuals and families. The use of complementary therapies, traditional medical treatments, diet, and exercise will also be explored.  When the hour is complete, you will have gained a working knowledge of quality cancer care.

Mindfulness Meditation Practice Group- The Four Noble Truths
Wednesday, February 4- February 25
6:00-7:00pm, Kresge 202
Fee:  $40/$20(for HUGHP)
The core of insight (Vipassana) meditation is the practice of mindfulness, the quality of awareness that sees without judgment. Each meeting will include instruction, practice, and discussion. Formal practice includes sitting and walking meditation, and on some days low impact Viniyoga. The length of the practice period will vary from day to day to a maximum of 30 min.
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Presenter: Beatriz Gonzalez- Flecha

HLC Welcoming a Baby? Adopting? Leave of Absence and Child Care Information Sessions
Presented by: Erin Ringuette
12:00-1:30pm, Countway Library, Ware Room
February 10, 2015
This monthly seminar provides an overview of the multiple resources offered to Harvard employees as well as employees of the Longwood Medical Area. 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. Please note, registration of this course through PeopleSoft will result in the course being listed as complete and viewable under Individual Training Summary in PeopleSoft. For the purpose of confidentiality, you may also register by emailing Erin Ringuette ( with your name, the course name and date you wish to attend.

HLC Buying or Selling Your Home Seminars: These seminars are offered monthly in Longwood. Register here. Please see dates, rooms and times below:
Home Buying: February 11, 5:30-7:00pm, Countway, Ballard Rm.  

The Role of Social Support in Managing Stress
Thursday, February 26
12:00-1:00pm, Countway Library, Ballard Rm.
This session covers main work-related causes of stress and explains why social support is one of the most effective ways to mitigate the harmful effects of stress. You will learn about your body’s natural stress-response mechanism, the differences between three types of stress (Positive, Tolerable, and Toxic), and how stress can be your friend. Come join us at this Harvard Longwood Campus Lunch & Learn. Feel free to bring and enjoy your lunch!
Speaker: Susanna Katsman, HLC Work/Life Program Manager

HLC Mindfulness Meditation Practice: Enriching our life, public health & medical practice
Who: Faculty/Students/Staff
Where/When: Wednesdays, 12:30 – 1:20pm, Kresge Rm. 203, (No fee)
Facilitators: David Arond, MD,MPH ‘76/Laura Smeaton, MS                               
Contact for more info:
Mindfulness Practice: Potential Outcomes
Open creative abilities
Manage stress more skillfully
Improve focus
Increase adaptability
Mindfulness Practice:
Find our innate ability to calm and center
Increase awareness: what truly matters in life
Fosters well-being- joy- caring for public good
Learn how to enrich your life and live more fully

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

General information about seminars
    • Please feel free to bring your lunch.
    • Harvard Longwood Campus map.
    • These seminars are FREE (unless noted otherwise)
    • Work/Life Seminars are provided by the Harvard Longwood Campus (HLC) Human Resource Departments

If you have any questions about upcoming seminars please email