Educational Work/Life Seminars & Webinars

Welcome to the information and registration page for the Work Life Seminars.  View January – June 2014 Harvard Longwood Campus Training & Development Offerings Calendar or scroll down to register for specific Seminars.

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Quality Childcare:  Determining the right care, at the right time, for the right reasons: Is your child currently with a nanny, family childcare educator, child care center, or preschool?  Are you wondering how to determine if a child care setting is the right one for your family and child?  This seminar will cover state and national accreditation criteria in addition to what research says about developmentally appropriate practices for young children.   We will also discuss what qualities to look for in your own child to help determine an appropriate environment and setting for care that meets your whole family needs.
Presented by Nina Dickerman on Thursday, May 1st
Countway Library, Minot Room 12-1:30pm Register here

Teresa Amabile, The Progress Principle: How Managers Can Ignite Joy, Engagement and Creativity at Work. Teresa Amabile is the Edsel Bryant Ford Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, as well as a Director of Research. Her research investigates how life inside organizations can influence people and their performance.  Teresa’s current research program focuses on the psychology of everyday work life: how events in the work environment influence subjective experience and performance, including creativity, productivity, and commitment to the work.
Tuesday, April 29; HMS Quad, Armenise Amphitheatre, 2:30-3:30pm
Register by logging into Peoplesoft selfservice: Learning & Development–>Request Training Enrollment–>Search by Course Number–> Category (Choose ‘HLC’), Subcategory (Choose ‘HLC’), Course Number (Enter PRO100)
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Allison Rimm, the author of “The Joy of Strategy: A Business Plan for Life.” Your life is serious business, but who says you can’t find joy along the way? The Joy of Strategy combines conventional business techniques with unconventional wisdom to guide you through the creation a business plan for your life.
Thursday, April 17
NEW VENUE: Pechet Family Conference Room at the The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School, which is a large glass building located directly across the street from the Boston Latin School. 12-1:30pm Register here

HLC Lunch & Learn Series (12-1pm, feel free to bring lunch) Register

  • Effective Meeting Management Strategies (April 24) – Countway Library, Ballard Room
  • Understanding Generational Differences (June 18) – Countway Library, Ballard Room
  • Work/Life Integration (July 23) – Location TBD
  • Networking for social connection (September 16) – Location TBD

Buying or Selling Your Home Seminars: These seminars are offered monthly in Longwood.
Register for remaining Winter/Spring Seminars:

  • April 1, 12:00pm – 1:30pm, Countway Library, Minot Room
  • May 8, 12:00pm – 1:30pm, Countway Library, Ballard Room
  • June 17, 12:00pm – 1:30pm, Countway Library, Minot Room

Having a Baby? Adopting? Leave of Absence and Child Care Information Sessions: This seminar is offered monthly.
Register here for the remaining Winter/Spring Seminars:
Thu 3/27 12:00pm – 1:30pm Countway, Ware Room
Wed 5/28 12:00pm – 1:30pm  Countway, Ware Room

Bright Horizons Family Center at Landmark Week of the Young Child Open House Event! Monday, April 7, 2014 to Friday, April 11, 2014  Visitors welcome from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, April 7 – Infant Yoga Class, 10 am
Tuesday, April 8 – Toddler Dance Class, 10am
Wednesday, April 9 – Preschool Dino Dig, 11 am
Thursday, April 10 – Kindergarten Prep Science Lab, 2 pm
Friday, April 11 – All ages – music with Mr. Ron, 10 am
*All classes are free and no R.S.V.P is required!*
MASCO families receive a Registration Credit ($150 value) after 30 days of enrollment! Not sure your child will like child care – Try Bright Horizons at Landmark for one day FREE! Call center for details.

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
    • While registration is not mandatory, we ask that you do register so we can prepare enough handouts and have the appropriate sized room!

If you have any questions about upcoming seminars please email
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