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:

Weight Watchers Information Session
Monday, March 9
1:30pm, FXB Building G11
Come join us at this information session to learn about Weight Watchers!

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
March 18, 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: March 17, 12:00-1:30pm, Countway, Minot Rm.

HLC Understanding the I9 Process
*Follow the path above in pplsoft, search by course number, category CWD, sub cat HRS, course number HRS300, session 10*
3/11, 1:00-2:00pm
TMEC, Amphitheater
In this class, individuals 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. The training is strongly recommended for new and existing staff members responsible for completing I-9 forms, and for those of you who may be new or would just like to get a better understanding of the I-9 Employment Verification process.appropriate environment and setting for care that meets your whole family needs.

HLC Lunch & Learn: Online Learning Tools
3/17, 12:00-1:00pm
Countway, Ballard Rm
Presented by: Erin Ringuette
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 course provides a comprehensive introduction to two stellar online learning tools available to Harvard employees free of charge: and Harvard ManageMentor. You will get an overview on how to get started in and navigate and Harvard ManageMentor as well as what type of learning each tool provides.

Guest Speaker: Douglas Stone, Thanks for the Feedback
3/18, 12:00-1:30pm
TMEC Amphitheater
Douglas Stone, author of “Difficult Conversations”, will be coming to the Harvard Longwood Campus to give a talk on his new book “Thanks for the Feedback”. Mr. Stone is a lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School and through his company Triad, consults with a wide range of organizations. He has appeared on many TV and radio shows, including Oprah and NPR’s Diane Rehm Show and was a key note speaker at the World Negotiation Forum in Brazil. In addition to teaching and consulting, he spent 22 years with the Harvard Negotiation Project. We are delighted that Mr. Stone will share his new book and insights into the topic of feedback.

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