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:

HLC Lunch & Learn: Online Learning Tools
Presented by: Erin Ringuette (HLC Training & Development)
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.

  • Tuesday, September 9, 12:00 – 1:00pm, Countway Library, Ware Room
    Please register through PeopleSoft>Self Service>Learning and Development>Request Training Enrollment>Search by Course Name>Category, enter HLC.

HLC Lunch & Learn: Networking for Social Connection
Presented by: Gillian Simkiss (HLC Training & Development)
This session will explore the relationship between networking, and social connections. It will explore the role of social media as well as social networking. Social media can create connections and networking can enable individuals to expand those connections, which can be beneficial for both work and health.

  • 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.

Mindfulness Meditation INTRO
Presented by: Beatriz Gonzalez-Flecha
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.

Mindfulness Meditation Practice Group
Presented by: Beatriz Gonzalez-Flecha
The core of insight (Vipassana) meditation is the practice of mindfulness, the quality of awareness that sees without judgment. Each meeting will include instruction, practice, and discussion. Formal practice includes sitting and walking meditation, and on some days low impact Viniyoga. The length of the practice period will vary from day to day to a maximum of 30 min.

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
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.

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

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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