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May 2018

Commencement Day

May 24
Harvard Law School
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June 2018

2018 Petrie-Flom Annual Conference: Beyond Disadvantage: Disability, Law, and Bioethics

June 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East ABC

The aim of the conference is to construct a twenty-first century conception of disablement that resolves the tension about whether being disabled is merely neutral or must be bad, examines and articulates the clinical, philosophical, and practical implications of that determination, and attempts to integrate these conclusions into medical and legal practices.

This year’s Petrie-Flom Center annual conference is organized in collaboration with the Harvard Law School Project on Disability.

Learn more and register! http://petrieflom.law.harvard.edu/events/details/2018-petrie-flom-center-annual-conference

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Networking Open House

June 5 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Milstein East & West

Learn about the variety of work at the University and expand your career opportunities.

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Resume Review

June 5 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Milstein East & West

Bring your resume for a 10-minute feedback session by a Harvard Human Resources professional. Sign up in person at the event.

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Career Connections Across Harvard 2018

June 5 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Milstein East & West

The annual Career Connections Across Harvard is an opportunity for staff to meet with representatives from different schools and units around the University to explore other areas of work at Harvard and expand professional networks. All staff are invited to attend, no registration is required.

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Panel Discussion: How I Moved Around Harvard University

June 5 @ 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Milstein East & West

Learn from staff who successfully moved among different Harvard schools and units throughout their career. Get tips and strategies for how to research opportunities and network effectively across campus.

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Tips for Being a Successful Internal Candidate

June 5 @ 1:45 pm - 2:15 pm
Milstein East & West

Thinking about your next position at Harvard? Hear from experienced Harvard recruiters about how to be the best candidate you can be. Time will be available for questions about Harvard’s recruitment tools and process.

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Introduction to Mindfulness: How the Science and Practice of Awareness Supports Well-Being and Performance

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
114 Mt. Auburn St., Conference Room 406
Shadows on building and blue sky in background

This program introduces the basic principles and practices of mindfulness, a concentrated state of awareness that helps people see and respond to situations with clarity. Individuals who employ the techniques of mindfulness in their work are able to monitor moment-to-moment effectiveness, respond promptly and appropriately to difficulties as they arise, and remain open to new ideas and perspectives. Participants will be introduced to meditation practices that will teach them how to be more focused, creative and resilient in all aspects of their lives.

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Flexwork Overview for All Staff

June 12 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
114 Mt. Auburn St., Conference Room 406
Harvard Square at dusk

In this overview of Harvard’s updated, University-wide flexible work guidelines, you will learn about how to develop a well-thought out flexwork proposal and discuss it with your boss, why you don’t need to state your reason for submitting a proposal, potential business advantages of flexwork, the criteria managers will use to decide to approve or deny your proposal, and what is meant by an “equitable process of fair consideration for all proposals”.

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Flexwork Overview for Managers

June 19 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
114 Mt. Auburn St., Conference Room 752

In this overview for managers of Harvard’s updated, University-wide flexible work guidelines, you will learn about proposing, discussing, evaluating and managing flexwork; the business advantages of flexwork; the wisdom of trial periods; how to renew, tweak and end existing arrangements; how to ensure an “equitable process of fair consideration for all proposals”; flex and the HUCTW agreement; and special considerations for managing telework.

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Fixing Our Broken Sleep – Webinar

June 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Webinar

This interactive webinar with a sleep expert is designed to help participants begin getting better sleep almost immediately. Attendees will learn techniques for overcoming common sleep problems.

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Putting Patients at the Center of Research: Opportunities and Challenges for Ethical and Regulatory Oversight

June 29 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East ABC

Efforts to place the patient at the center of medical research, spurred by the Affordable Care Act’s founding of the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, have begun to change the way clinical research is conceptualized and conducted. Such efforts hold great promise, but also raise potential challenges for ethical oversight. How should oversight bodies approach the presence of patients in potentially unfamiliar research roles, such as investigator? What forms of patient involvement in research, if any, warrant increased scrutiny from…

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July 2018

Parenting in the Digital Age – Webinar

July 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar

Discover how digital technology and social media support and challenge parents today.

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August 2018

Eldercare Webinar: Caught in the Middle – How to Cope as a Sandwich Generation Caregiver

August 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Webinar
Students smile and talk with each other

Are you juggling the care of your parents and kids while trying to focus on your job, too? If so, you are probably in the caregiving sandwich, and you’re not alone. Nearly half of adults ages 40-59 are caring for both an aging parent and child, and most are also in the workforce. Don’t miss this lively and dynamic webinar in which you will learn important caregiving strategies and find ways to take care of yourself, too.

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Introduction to Mindfulness: How the Science and Practice of Awareness Supports Well-Being and Performance

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
114 Mt. Auburn St., Conference Room 406
Shadows on building and blue sky in background

This program introduces the basic principles and practices of mindfulness, a concentrated state of awareness that helps people see and respond to situations with clarity. Individuals who employ the techniques of mindfulness in their work are able to monitor moment-to-moment effectiveness, respond promptly and appropriately to difficulties as they arise, and remain open to new ideas and perspectives. Participants will be introduced to meditation practices that will teach them how to be more focused, creative and resilient in all aspects of their lives.

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Flexwork Overview for All Staff

August 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
114 Mt. Auburn St., Conference Room 406
Harvard Square at dusk

In this overview of Harvard’s updated, University-wide flexible work guidelines, you will learn about how to develop a well-thought out flexwork proposal and discuss it with your boss, why you don’t need to state your reason for submitting a proposal, potential business advantages of flexwork, the criteria managers will use to decide to approve or deny your proposal, and what is meant by an “equitable process of fair consideration for all proposals”.

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Flexwork Overview for Managers

August 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
114 Mt. Auburn St., Conference Room 406

In this overview for managers of Harvard’s updated, University-wide flexible work guidelines, you will learn about proposing, discussing, evaluating and managing flexwork; the business advantages of flexwork; the wisdom of trial periods; how to renew, tweak and end existing arrangements; how to ensure an “equitable process of fair consideration for all proposals”; flex and the HUCTW agreement; and special considerations for managing telework.

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September 2018

Book Talk: “Big Data, Health law, and Bioethics”

September 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East B

“When data from all aspects of our lives can be relevant to our health – from our habits at the grocery store and our Google searches to our FitBit data and our medical records – can we really differentiate between big data and health big data? Will health big data be used for good, such as to improve drug safety, or ill, as in insurance discrimination? Will it disrupt health care (and the health care system) as we know it?…

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Book Talk: “Governance Feminism: An Introduction”

September 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2019 Milstein West A

“Feminists walk the halls of power. Governance Feminism: An Introduction shows how some feminists and feminist ideas—but by no means all—have entered into state and state-like power in recent years. Being a feminist can qualify you for a job in the United Nations, the World Bank, the International Criminal Court, the local prosecutor’s office, or the child welfare bureaucracy. Feminists have built institutions and participate in governance.

The authors argue that governance feminism is institutionally diverse and globally distributed. It…

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Mindful Communication: Speaking and Listening with Awareness

September 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
114 Mt. Auburn St., Conference Room 406
Two students sit and talk at a table outside

The conversations we engage in daily can become automatic, pressured, and careless. With the right mindset, however, even ordinary interactions can become rich territory for effectively expressing our deepest values. This program demonstrates how conversation provides an opportunity to practice a special kind of attentiveness, transforming our encounters with colleagues into meaningful moments of genuine exchange.

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Catharine MacKinnon Book Talk: “Butterfly Politics”

September 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East B

“The minuscule motion of a butterfly’s wings can trigger a tornado half a world away, according to chaos theory. Under the right conditions, small simple actions can produce large complex effects. In this timely and provocative book, Catharine A. MacKinnon argues that the right seemingly minor interventions in the legal realm can have a butterfly effect that generates major social and cultural transformations.

Butterfly Politics brings this incisive understanding of social causality to a wide-ranging exploration of gender relations. The…

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WorkingMind (Eight Week Course)

September 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
114 Mt. Auburn St., Conference Room 406
Student and Faculty in an HLS Clinic

This eight-week, classroom-based program provides mobile tools, guided meditations, small group support and weekly reminders to participants as they learn to practice meditation and other techniques to enhance focus, collaboration, and effectiveness.

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Federalist Society Welcome BBQ

September 20 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Outdoor Spaces Holmes Field

The Federalist Society is thrilled to welcome the class of 2021 as well as transfer and LLM students. Please join us for BBQ and a chance to learn more about our organization.

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Developing a Flex Proposal (University-Wide)

September 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
114 Mt. Auburn St., Conference Room 406
Austin Hall

Bring your lunch to this in-depth look at how to develop a flexible work arrangement proposal based on Harvard’s University-wide flexible work guidelines.

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Mindfulness and Anxiety

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
114 Mt. Auburn St., Conference Room 406
HLS student reading outside

To feel occasional anxiety is a natural human experience, but for many anxiety can become a source of ongoing distress, capable of interfering with everyday life. Many of our efforts to avoid anxiety may involve distracting ourselves from it, or pushing it away, but this provides only temporary relief. Mindfulness, on the other hand, offers a pathway to meet the experience of anxiety, and in doing so, restore valued activity, rather than allowing ourselves to be dominated by fear and avoidance. This workshop will introduce the use of mindfulness as a way to understand and respond to the experience of anxiety.

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October 2018

Mindfulness and Compassion

October 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
114 Mt. Auburn St., Conference Room 406
Students smile and talk with each other

In this workshop we will explore compassion as it is regarded in the mindfulness tradition, as a “quivering of the heart in the face of suffering,” and furthermore study how this prepares us to lend support to ourselves and those around us. 

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Managing Daily Stresses: A Mindful Approach to Work

October 3 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
124 Mt Auburn Street, Room 3314
People write on notepads

In this program, participants are taught to recognize the early signs of stress as well as the sources of stress. In addition, they will learn how regular mindfulness practice can enable them to respond to stressful situations in a calm, clear, and thoughtful manner. 

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10% Happier (Three Week Course)

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
114 Mt. Auburn St., Conference Room 406
A student looks ahead and smiles

This multi-session course will provide participants with the opportunity to learn about mindfulness and build their own personal practices using a combination of live and app-based supports.

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Exploring the Practice of Mindfulness (Six Week Course)

October 10 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
124 Mt Auburn Street, Room 3314
Blue sky above shadows on buildings

This multi-week course offers close study in a variety of mindfulness-based topics, including basic practices like the body scan and sitting meditation, as well as walking meditation, gentle stretching, and mindful communication. By the time the course ends, participants will feel prepared to practically integrate a variety of mindfulness practices into their daily lives, thanks to both in-class instruction and resources for continuing study to which they will be directed.

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Book Talk: “Tough Cases: Judges Tell the Stories About Some of the Hardest Decisions They’ve Ever Made”

October 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East C

Prosecutors and defense attorneys have it easy—all they have to do is to present the evidence and make arguments. It’s the judges who have the heavy lift: they are the ones who have to make the ultimate decisions, many of which have profound consequences on the lives of the people standing in front of them.

In Tough Cases, judges from different kinds of courts in different parts of the country write about the cases that proved most difficult for them…

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Harvard Law School Lambda Conference: Fighting the Qarceral State

October 20 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Lewis International Law Center 214A Room

1-day Conference addressing the intersection of the queer community and the criminal legal system in the United States.

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Harvard Law School Lambda Conference: Fighting the Qarceral State

October 20 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Lewis International Law Center 214B Room

1-day Conference addressing the intersection of the queer community and the criminal legal system in the United States.

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Harvard Law School Lambda Conference: Fighting the Qarceral State

October 20 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Pound Hall 102 Classroom

1-day Conference addressing the intersection of the queer community and the criminal legal system in the United States.

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Harvard Law School Lambda Conference: Fighting the Qarceral State

October 20 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

1-day Conference addressing the intersection of the queer community and the criminal legal system in the United States.

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Harvard Law School Lambda Conference: Fighting the Qarceral State

October 20 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Lewis International Law Center 102 Meeting Room

1-day Conference addressing the intersection of the queer community and the criminal legal system in the United States.

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Flexwork Overview for All Staff

October 24 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
114 Mt. Auburn St., Conference Room 406
Harvard Square at dusk

In this overview of Harvard’s updated, University-wide flexible work guidelines, you will learn about how to develop a well-thought out flexwork proposal and discuss it with your boss, why you don’t need to state your reason for submitting a proposal, potential business advantages of flexwork, the criteria managers will use to decide to approve or deny your proposal, and what is meant by an “equitable process of fair consideration for all proposals”.

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Flexwork Overview for Managers

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
114 Mt. Auburn St., Conference Room 406

In this overview for managers of Harvard’s updated, University-wide flexible work guidelines, you will learn about proposing, discussing, evaluating and managing flexwork; the business advantages of flexwork; the wisdom of trial periods; how to renew, tweak and end existing arrangements; how to ensure an “equitable process of fair consideration for all proposals”; flex and the HUCTW agreement; and special considerations for managing telework.

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November 2018

Mindful Communication: Speaking and Listening with Awareness

November 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
114 Mt. Auburn St., Conference Room 406
Two students sit and talk at a table outside

The conversations we engage in daily can become automatic, pressured, and careless. With the right mindset, however, even ordinary interactions can become rich territory for effectively expressing our deepest values. This program demonstrates how conversation provides an opportunity to practice a special kind of attentiveness, transforming our encounters with colleagues into meaningful moments of genuine exchange.

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Eldercare Webinar: Managing Stress in the Workplace

November 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Webinar
Several students talk and smile at a table

When stress is not managed properly, it can cause physical and emotional harm to our bodies and souls. Balancing work and caregiving can be particularly stressful. Learn the difference between positive and negative stress, the warning signs of stress overload and strategies to stay calm, present and balanced when the going gets tough.

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Developing a Flex Proposal (University-Wide)

November 14 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
114 Mt. Auburn St., Conference Room 406
Austin Hall

Bring your lunch to this in-depth look at how to develop a flexible work arrangement proposal based on Harvard’s University-wide flexible work guidelines.

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