Further Study

Below are a few Professional Development and Other General Courses courses available to the Harvard Community in the Harvard Training Portal (HTP). If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Neira.

 

More Ways to Learn

In addition to the courses listed in the bottom of this page, Harvard University offers a range of professional development courses and programs:

  • Accounting & Finance Learning Portal - developed to give staff the ability to access the current inventory of accounting and finance training courses in a centralized location. Please refer to the Competency Based Trainings section of the portal
  • Bridge Program - an adult education and training program that provides the courses, services, and resources you need to excel in your current role and meet your goals
  • Career Development - Staff members are encouraged to use these resources and to see Harvard as an active partner in advancing your career
  • Center for Workplace Development - provides expertise in developing staff members, growing leadership, and preparing teams, staff, and leaders to succeed 
  • Leadership Development - Training, tools, and support to help you build skills and reach your goals as a leader
  • Linkedin Learning - free online tutorials
  • Harvard ManageMentor (HarvardKey required) - free, on-demand skill building resources
  • Benefits: Work/Life - Harvard HR offered courses on mindfulness and retirement planning

Professional Development

Difficult Conversations

Difficult Conversations

This full-day, 7-hour class combines in-class exercises and discussion to help you understand the fundamentals of a “difficult conversation” using the required pre-reading of the book Difficult Conversations authored by members of the Harvard Program on Negotiation. The workshop will conclude with participants preparing for, and having practiced, their own difficult conversation by leveraging learning-partners in the session. 

Cost:  $75.00

Editing and Proofreading

Editing and Proofreading

This 90-minute virtual workshop explores tools for editing your own work and the work of others.  

  • You will learn:  Tools to help locate, identify, and enhance writing
  • Techniques to having an "editor's eye"
  • General rules of grammar, punctuation, and style

Introduction to Excel

Introduction to Excel 

Topics covered: Getting Started with Microsoft Office Excel 2016, Navigate the Excel User Interface, Use Excel Commands, Create & Save a Basic Workbook, Enter Cell Data, Use Excel Help, Performing Calculation, and more.

Cost: $180.00
 

 

Managing Competing Demands

Managing Competing Demands

Get the upper hand on projects, deliverables, cross-functional team responsibilities and deadlines that can seem overwhelming. The focus of this half-day, 4 hour course is to manage communication, boundaries and expectations to accomplish the most important priorities. Improve performance with the introduction of the Thomas-Killmann Conflict Mode Instrument at work.

Cost:  $75.00

Time Management

Time Management

Improve your time management skills so you can achieve your goals. Learn how to prioritize your responsibilities, create an efficient schedule, control time-waters, and promote good time management skills with your team.

Writing at Work

Writing at Work

This half-day,3-hour workshop class provides tools for making the writing process manageable, the writer more confident, with a professional final product.  Participants will build a toolbox for structuring language and an approach to writing preparation.

Cost: $50.00

 

General

Advanced Harvard Accounting

Advanced Harvard Accounting

In this interactive workshop, you will learn about the accounting that is unique to Harvard and nonprofit organizations and how it applies to your daily responsibilities. You will explore the complicated accounting areas associated with each of the University's financial statements.  Through focused exercises and case examples, you will practice using these complex accounting principles and discover the importance of promoting an accurate accounting environment consistent with the University's values and objectives.  This course is directed towards individuals working in the tub finance offices, Financial Administration and other areas of Central Administration who have need of an understanding of the University's more complex accounting areas.

Audience: Individuals interested in a more advanced understanding of accounting and how it is applied to Harvard's financial reporting.

HUBS Basic Planner

HUBS Basic Planner 

Harvard University Budgeting System (HUBS) is a set of web-based Oracle Hyperion Planning applications used for budget data entry, estimates, annotations, reporting, and submission associated with the annual budget and planning cycles. This course contains three parts : Part 1 is an introduction to HUBS, Part 2 covers entering employee salary budget information and Part 3 covers entering non-salary expenses.

Audience: HUBS Basic Planners

HUBS Overview of Smart Analytics

HUBS Overview of Smart Analytics 

This course provides an overview of  SmartView, a tool that provides users with a platform to create ad hoc budget reports in an Excel environment.

Audience: Department budget planners