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: Proactive Adult and Elder Caregiving
Presented by: KGA, Harvard’s EAP
Employees are often caught off guard when an elder or older adult experiences a medical crisis. Join us to talk about what you can do to prepare for an unexpected medical event, including how the EAP can help. Participants will discuss:

  • The emotional side of caregiving
  • Preparing for difficult conversations
  • Before the crisis: housing, medical, legal and insurance
  • During the crisis: hospitalization, rehab and skilled nursing facilities, in-home services, assisted living, online programs for visits
  • After the crisis: ongoing support, self-care for the caregiver
  • How the EAP can help
  • Friday, October 10, 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.

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:
Erin Ringuette (Training/Program Specialist)
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
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. Please see dates, rooms and times below:
September 30, 5:30pm-7pm, Countway Library, Minot Room
October 28, 12pm-1:30pm, Countway Library, Minot Room
November 18, 12pm-1:30pm, Countway Library, Minot Room
December 2, 5:30pm-7pm, Coun
tway Library, Minot Room  

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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