Educational Work/Life Seminars & Webinars

Welcome to the information and registration page for the Work Life Seminars.  View FY15 Harvard Longwood Campus Training Development Offerings (7/14 – 12/14) or scroll down to register for specific Seminars.  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 Lunch & Learn: Work/Life Integration
Presented by:
Susanna Katsman (HLC Work/Life)
Work/Life Integration model (developed by Dr. Stewart Friedman of the UPenn Wharton School of Business) offers an empowering alternative to the elusive promise of Work/Life Balance. In this seminar we will learn about the four life domains – Home, Community, Work, Self – and how to identify mutual value between different domains to better integrate each domain into one’s life. The benefits of practicing Work/Life Integration include greater sense of control, improved health and wellness, lower stress, and more energy.

  • Wednesday, July 23, 12:00-1:00pm, in Ballard Room, Countway Library
    Please register through PeopleSoft>Self Service>Learning and Development>Request Training Enrollment>Search by Course Name>Category, enter HLC.

HLC Smooth Transition to Retirement
Presented by: Harvard Benefits and Vanguard
Smooth Transition is designed for participants who are 3-10 years away from retirement. During this session you will learn how to determine how long your retirement savings will last, how to catch up on savings, and how to develop withdrawal strategies.

  • Thursday, July 31st, 3:00-4:00pm, Countway Library Minot Rm. Please register through PeopleSoft>Self Service>Learning and Development>Request Training Enrollment>Search by Course Name>Category, enter HLC.

HLC Lunch & Learn: The Role of Social Support in Managing Stress
Presented by:
Susanna Katsman (HLC Work/Life)
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.

  • Tuesday, August 5, 12:00 – 1:00pm, Countway Library, Ballard Room
    Please register through PeopleSoft>Self Service>Learning and Development>Request Training Enrollment>Search by Course Name>Category, enter HLC.

HLC Lunch & Learn: Wise Money Moves for Young Adults
Presented by:
Employee Assistance Program
Recent grads and employees starting careers will take stock of where they are, as well as how to get and stay on the path leading to financial security. In this overview seminar, participants will review core financial planning areas leading to financial wellness, including: 1. Cash flow and spending, 2. Saving and investing money over time: the value of compound interest, 3. Retirement Planning (yes, now is the time to start!), 4. Goal Planning – including home buying and risk management

  • Tuesday, August 12, 12:00 – 1:00pm, Countway Library, Minot Room
    Please register through PeopleSoft>Self Service>Learning and Development>Request Training Enrollment>Search by Course Name>Category, enter HLC.

Having a Baby? Adopting? Leave of Absence and Child Care Information Sessions
Presented by:
Lynne Bimmler (HLC Leaves of Absence)
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 see dates and rooms below:
12:00pm-1:30pm
July 23rd, Countway Library, Ware Room
August 26th, Countway Library, Ware Room
September 18th, Gordon Hall, Bibring Room
October 22nd, Countway Library, Ware Room
November 13th, Countway Library, Ware Room
December 16th, Countway Library, Ware Room

Please register through PeopleSoft>Self Service>Learning and Development>Request Training Enrollment>Search by Course Name>Category, enter HLC. 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 Lunch & Learn: Networking for Social Connection
Presented by: Gillian Simkiss (HLC Training & Development)

  • Tuesday, September 16, 12:00 – 1:00pm, Gordon Hall, Waterhouse Room
    Please register through PeopleSoft>Self Service>Learning and Development>Request Training Enrollment>Search by Course Name>Category, enter HLC.

Buying or Selling Your Home Seminars: These seminars are offered monthly in Longwood.

  • Home Buying Webinar: Wednesday, July 16th, 5:30-7pm.  Register here.
  • Fall Seminar schedule coming soon!

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) and open to any faculty, staff, postdocs, or students from any institution in the Longwood Medical Area.
    • Work/Life Seminars are provided by the Harvard Longwood Campus (HLC) Human Resource Departments
    • Unless noted otherwise, please register through PeopleSoft>Self Service>Learning and Development>Request Training Enrollment>Search by Course Name>Category, enter HLC.

If you have any questions about upcoming seminars please email worklife@hsph.harvard.edu
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