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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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