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 (11/14-6/15) 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:

Online Learning Tools
HLC Lunch & Learn presented by: Erin Ringuette
Wednesday, December 3, 12:00-1:00pm, Countway Library, Ware Rm.
Even for those of us who prefer instructor-led training the convenience of self-paced online training options is hard to beat when it comes to learning skills like Excel or best practices for managing up or planning a budget. This session provide a comprehensive introduction to two stellar online learning tools available to Harvard employees free of charge: Lynda.com and Harvard ManageMentor. You will get an overview on how to get started in and navigate Lynda.com and Harvard ManageMentor as well as what type of learning each tool provides.

Career Development Conversations- Staff
HLC Lunch & Learn presented by: Cesar Mieses
Thursday, December 4, 12:00pm-1:30pm, Kresge Bldg. Rm. 212
One of the most rewarding conversations you can engage in with your manager is one of discovery and planning professional development.  It can also cause us to pause, not sure where to start.  Please join us to discuss some of these common questions about Development Conversations:
•What IS a development conversation?
•What are some common myths and facts?
•What am I responsible for?
•How do I start?

HLC Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation
Presented by: Beatriz Gonzalez-Flecha
December 3-December 10, Wednesdays from 6:00pm-7:00pm
Kresge Bldg., Rm. 202, Cost: $20.00/$10 HUGHP member
This 2-week class will cover the basic aspects of insight (Vipassana) and mindfulness of breathing (Anapanasati) meditation practices. Each meeting will include instruction, practice, and discussion. Formal practice includes sitting and walking meditation. The length of the practice period will vary to a maximum of 20 min. Register at http://cw.huhs.harvard.edu

Career Development Conversations- Managers
HLC Lunch & Learn presented by: Cesar Mieses
Tuesday, December 9, 12:00pm-1:30pm, Gordon Hall, Waterhouse Rm.
As a manager, one of the most rewarding conversations you can engage in with your staff is one of discovery and planning professional development.  It can also cause us to pause, not sure where to start.  Please join us to discuss some of these common questions about Development Conversations:
•What IS a development conversation?
•What are some common myths and facts?
•What am I responsible for?
•How do I start?

Meeting Management
HLC Lunch & Learn presented by: Gillian Simkiss
Wednesday, December 10, 12:00-1:00pm, Countway Library, Minot Rm.
Looking for a new and effective way to engage people at your meetings?
HLC L&L presents: MEETING MANAGEMENT
*Explore the anatomy of a meeting
*Learn new and exciting ways to engage people in your meetings

Managing the Transitions of Life
HLC Lunch & Learn presented by: Gillian Simkiss
Tuesday, January 20, 12:00-1:00pm, Countway Library, Ballard Rm.                                              There are many times when life creates a transition, be it a new job, the move to a new home, or the arrival of a new baby. During those times we can feel like the new situation, whether it is positive or negative can be uncertain even if it is exciting and challenging. This course will describe some methods to deal with those transitions.

HLC Having a Baby? Adopting? Leave of Absence and Child Care Information Sessions
Presented by: Erin Ringuette
12:00-1:30pm, Countway Library, Ware Room
December 16, 2014
January 14, 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 (eringuet@hsph.harvard.edu) 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:
December 2, 5:30-7:00pm, Countway Library, Minot Rm.
January 13, 12:00-1:30pm, Countway Library, Minot Rm.        

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.

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: darond@hsph.harvard.edu
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 worklife@hsph.harvard.edu
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