Educational Work/Life Seminars & Webinars

Welcome to the information and registration page for the Work Life Seminars. View  FY15 Harvard Longwood Campus Training Calendar (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:

Healthy Eating on a Budget
HLC Lunch and Learn presented by: KGA, Harvard’s EAP
Tuesday, November 4, 12:00-1:00pm, Countway, Ballard Rm
We’re all concerned about the cost of living.  This seminar offers ideas for creating the healthiest menus with the most economical food choices available. Topics include:

*The cost of eating poorly
*The most economical supermarket food choices
*Smart restaurant choices on a budget

Come join us for this Harvard Longwood Campus Lunch and Learn. Please feel free to bring and enjoy your lunch, as well as any supermarket receipts and restaurant menus!
Please register through PeopleSoft>Self Service>Learning and Development>Request Training Enrollment>Search by Course Name>Category, enter HLC.

Make it Work-Working and Nursing Strategies
HLC Lunch and Learn presented by: KGA, Harvard’s EAP
Wednesday, November 12, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Countway, Minot Rm
Join us for a conversation about pumping and continued breastfeeding after the return to work. Topics covered include:

*Establishing and maintaining an abundant milk supply
*Techniques for milk expression
*Safe storage of breast milk
*Introducing a bottle
*Practical strategies and stories from moms who have made it all work

Learn more about resources at the Longwood campus and local services available to working families. Session is intended for expectant mothers, new moms with infants, parents who have recently returned to the workplace and others interested in supporting nursing mothers in the workplace. Come join us for this Harvard Longwood Campus Lunch and Learn. Please feel free to bring and enjoy your lunch.
Please register through PeopleSoft>Self Service>Learning and Development>Request Training Enrollment>Search by Course Name>Category, enter HLC.

Quality Childcare:  Determining the right care, at the right time, for the right reasons
HLC Lunch and Learn presented by: Nina Dickerman
Monday, November 17, 12:00-1:30pm, Countway Library, Ballard Rm.
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.

Come join us for this Harvard Longwood Campus Lunch and Learn. Please feel free to bring and enjoy your lunch! Please register for the event in PeopleSoft by following this path: Self Service>Learning and Development>Request Training Enrollment>Search by Course Name>Category, enter HLC.

HLC Having a Baby? Adopting? Leave of Absence and Child Care Information Sessions
Presented by: Erin Ringuette (Training/Program Specialist)
12:00-1:30pm
October 22, Countway Library, Ware Room
November 13, Countway Library, Ware Room
December 16, Countway Library, Ware Room
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 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 Buying or Selling Your Home Seminars: These seminars are offered monthly in Longwood. Register here. Please see dates, rooms and times below:
October 28, 12:00-1:30pm, Countway Library, Minot Room
November 18, 12:00-1:30pm, Countway Library, Minot Room
December 2, 5:30-7:00pm, Countway Library, Minot Room  

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

Weight Watchers at Work: This  is a great way to get in shape and conquer your weight loss goals.  Are you interested in participating in group meetings for the LMA community conveniently located on the HSPH campus?  If so, meetings would take place Friday mornings, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., at a special LMA rate.  The membership rate is $156 for 12 weeks of meetings (plus a bonus week free) and 14 weeks of access to Weight Watchers eTools. If you are interested in joining, please contact Sarah Keeping (skeeping@hsph.harvard.edu or 617-432-0979) as soon as possible.

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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