In this introductory workshop, you will learn and apply a framework to initiate, define, plan, and schedule a project. This course is intended for people leading a project who have little or no formal training in the project management process seeking an introduction to key concepts. Through this hands-on approach you apply tools and techniques and develop a project plan.
Through this hands-on workshop you’ll experience a simulated-process and learn tools and concepts for eliminating “waste” and creating value. You will strengthen the lens in which you view a process and have an understanding of detailed steps for improvement.
This course introduces you to process improvement tools and techniques from Lean management that you will be able to implement with your team. You will experience process assessment and redesign through a “hands on” approach that includes a simulation and exercises. You will also have the opportunity to apply the tools and concepts to one of your current processes.
This session will explore mindsets that may get in the way of collaboration and principles that foster collaboration. We define mindset as the ideas and attitudes with which a person approaches a situation. You will learn how to shift or manage paradigms that prevent collaboration such as time and geographic distance. You will also learn three principles to live by that can automatically translate into collaborative behavior.
In this active workshop you will bring ideas for change within your department and learn a creative problem solving approach to translate those new ideas into action. The key to a good problem solving process is identifying and defining the right problem to solve.
This workshop is designed in support of President Faust’s priority to advance the Harvard community on a path from diversity to inclusion. Through engaging activities, it will focus on skills employees need to help create an environment of inclusion. As a result, individuals and teams experience a sense of belonging and can become more engaged, innovative, and productive. Participants will explore their current approach and learn strategies to leverage differences and be even more intentionally inclusive.
Design thinking is a deeply human process that taps into abilities we all have but get over-looked by more conventional problem-solving practices. Design thinking requires an experimental, collaborative, and optimistic mindset. We define mindset as the ideas and attitudes with which a person approaches a situation. This workshop will familiarize you with the Design Thinking Mindset in action by immersing you in an in-class design thinking experiment.