Events

    Rebuild Cash Flow Post-Pandemic for Small Businesses

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online

    This virtual workshop is designed for business owners who need a better understanding of the cash demands required to successfully manage a business before, during, and after critical interruptions. Having a good system in place to manage cash flow will contribute to your organization's success now and in the future. We'll discuss simple solutions that can be implemented immediately.

    Please note: Anyone is welcome to register, however priority will be given to Allston-Brighton and Cambridge business owners and residents. Women and Minority Owned Businesses are...

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    Power, for All: How It Really Works and Why It’s Everyone’s Business

    Location: 

    Harvard Business School—Online

    Please join Professors Julie Battilana (HBS and HKS) and Tiziana Casciaro (Rotman School of Management of the University of Toronto) for a conversation on their new book, Power, for All: How It Really Works and Why It’s Everyone’s Business. Moderated by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, business executive, and HBS Alumna Sheryl WuDunn, the authors will draw upon hundreds of interviews and decades of research to offer an inspiring, democratized vision of power. By unpacking what it is, is not, and how it works, the discussion will illuminate the multiple ways a clear eyed...

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    Job Search and Career Planning Coaching

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online

    Do you need assistance with your job search, resume, or interviewing skills? The Harvard Ed Portal now provides free individual consultations with professional career coaches in English and Spanish that may accommodate your busy schedule.

    Please note: This service is only for Allston-Brighton and Cambridge residents and/or the parents/guardians of a Gardner Pilot Academy student.

    To sign up for a consultation, please complete the Eventbrite registration form. If you are an Allston-Brighton resident, Cambridge resident, or the parent/...

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    Who’s the Newbie?: First Day on the Job

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online

    You've landed the job and arrived for your first day. Now what? Join the Harvard Ed Portal for a helpful workshop that will guide you through understanding the written policies and unwritten norms of an organization. We will cover everything from reviewing electronics to meeting co-workers to feeling comfortable asking for help. You will leave this workshop with the tools you need to tackle your first day of work!

    This program is for high school students and is the last of a three-part Job Preparation Series this June.

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    Tick Tock: Time Management While Working From Home

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online

    Do you feel like you never have enough time in the day to get things done? The Harvard Ed Portal can help! Join us for this workshop that will help you learn what time management is, how you value spending your time, and effective strategies for gaining greater control of time and increasing your results.

    This program is for high school students and is the second of a three-part Job Preparation Series this June.

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    Too Many Tabs, Not Enough Time: Working Online

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online

    You’re not dreaming; we’re still in a pandemic, so now is your chance to learn how to make working online work for YOU! This workshop will prepare you to work virtually in jobs this summer. You will gain tips and tricks for staying organized, setting up your online workspace, and participating in professional meetings.

    This program is for high school students and is the first of a three-part Job Preparation Series this June.

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    The Folding Chair: Book Discussions on Leadership & Ambition

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online

    Bring your folding chair and join us for inclusive discussions on autobiographies of diverse and courageous individuals who achieved their career ambitions and added more chairs to the table for others.

    This program is for Allston-Brighton and Cambridge residents only; all are welcome. Attendance is limited to 20 people.

    This months selection is:
    Hispanic Stars Rising: The New Face of Power
    Author:
    Claudia Romo Edelman
    Publisher: Fig Factor Media
    Discussion Moderator: Charlie Ruth, Book Contributor...

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    Taking A Leadership Frame of Mind in Online Meetings

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online

    Mastering the finer points of leading a meeting means having a "leadership frame of mind." What does this mean? Being a role model in appropriate attendee management.

    In this workshop, you will learn:

    How to lead a successful online meeting with a "leadership frame of mind"

    1. Approach interactions with empathy or appropriate tone
    2. Encourage interaction by creating a safe space

    Audience management and conflict resolution

    1. ...
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    How To Plan Your Online Meeting

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online

    Been to a lot of online meetings lately? Feeling like many are a waste of time? Don't let people think this about your meetings! Learn how to prepare for a productive, well organized meeting and set an engaging meeting culture.

    Our agenda includes:

    How to Start

    • Define meeting objectives
    • Determine if a meeting is necessary
    • Schedule for time differences
    • Create agenda
    • Establish role of timekeeper and minute-taker

    Reading the Zoom Room...

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    Using Your Voice: Speak Up and Speak Out at Meetings

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online

    Your voice needs to be heard at meetings. If you are invited to attend a meeting, you are expected to participate. However, it can be challenging to be recognized and engaged in an online meeting. In this workshop you will learn the attributes of a good participant and how to speak up and speak out.

    Specifically:

    • How to your use your voice and not feel intimidated;

    • Manage your nerves, shyness, and introversion;

    • Speak first to share your ideas, opinions, and information.

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    If You Want Your Startup to Succeed, You Need to Understand Why Startups Fail!

    Location: 

    Harvard Business School—Online

    HBS Professor Tom Eisenmann will discuss insights from his book, Why Startups Fail, with two failed alumni founders: Christina Wallace (HBS MBA ’10), co-founder of Quincy Apparel and now Senior Lecturer at HBS, and Lindsay Hyde (Harvard College ’04; HBS MBA ’14), co-founder of Baroo, now Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Moderne Ventures, and soon to join HBS as a lecturer co-teaching the MBA elective “Entrepreneurial Failure” with Eisenmann.

    Eisenmann’s book describes six patterns that account for most startup failures and offers guidance on how to anticipate and avoid them. The...

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    Remote Work Revolution, Succeeding from Anywhere

    Location: 

    Harvard Business School—Online

    In the last year, people have had a glimpse into the opportunities that remote work can afford them, such as nonexistent commute times, flex time, and increased productivity. Many organizations are planning to permanently incorporate remote days into their long-term routines, or give their employees the option to work from home full-time. On the other, remote work has brought to light many challenges that are inherent with virtual arrangements: work like boundaries can blur and people can feel isolated, out of sync and out of touch.

    Professor Neeley and Dean Khurana will...

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    Hire Me!: Interview Preparation for 11th & 12th Graders

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online

    *For 11th & 12th graders who live or attend school in Allston-Brighton or Cambridge!*

    Do you want to ace your job interviews? Join the Harvard Ed Portal for this workshop that will help you prepare for an interview in advance, including determining your most valuable skills, researching the company, and preparing for questions. You will learn how to make a positive first impression at an interview with your appearance and greeting, have confidence when responding to and asking questions, and leave a lasting impression by following up after the...

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    Hire Me!: Interview Preparation for 9th & 10th Graders

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online

    *For 9th & 10th graders who live or attend school in Allston-Brighton or Cambridge!*

    Do you want to ace your job interviews? Join the Harvard Ed Portal for this workshop that will help you prepare for an interview in advance, including determining your most valuable skills, researching the company, and preparing for questions. You will learn how to make a positive first impression at an interview with your appearance and greeting, have confidence when responding to and asking questions, and leave a lasting impression by following up after the...

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    To Whom It May Concern: Email in the Workplace

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online

    *For high school students who live or attend school in Allston-Brighton or Cambridge!*

    Subject line? CC? BCC? Signature? What does all this even mean? And why can’t I just send a text? If you’ve ever wondered about any of this, join us for this workshop on email skills! Writing strong emails will help you stand out in the job application process. In this workshop, you will learn how to catch and hold someone’s attention through well-written emails. And, since it’s 2021, we will also cover how (and when!) to text in the workplace!

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    Hello? Can You Hear Me?: Workplace Phone Skills for High School Students

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online

    *For high school students who live or attend school in Allston-Brighton or Cambridge!*

    Phone interviews can be so awkward, but the Harvard Ed Portal is here to help! Join us for a workshop that will help you develop your phone skills, from calling and talking to leaving a voicemail to following up! You will leave with the practice and tools you need to impress everyone in your life, from interviewers and future bosses to that one auntie who calls and always has something to say...!

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    Building Career Connections: The Informational Interview

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online

    The informational interview is a personal way to gain workforce information, discover career options, and receive job search guidance. It is also a way to expand your professional network and assist others. In this dynamic online workshop, hosted by experienced career development specialist Sabrina Woods, we will explore how you can ignite your curiosity and make the most of networking meetings.

    Topics include:

    • How to find people to talk with
    • What to write when making “the ask”
    • Research to do before hand
    • What to...
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    Monday Job Seekers Connection

    Location: 

    Online Event

    Join other job seekers each week for mutual support, encouragement, inspiration, and empowerment in your job search. Job Seekers Connection energizes and motivates participants by teaching valuable career search strategies and techniques.

    Facilitator: Michele Rocray, Harvard Ed Portal

    Topic: The Secret to Great Opportunites? The Person You Haven't Met Yet.

    Please watch the following video as it will be the basis for our discussion and come to the session prepared to network.

    Tanya Menon is a Harvard University graduate and Professor of...

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    Building Career Connections: Introduction to American Networking

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online

    If you are new to the U.S. and navigating the job search process, this introductory online workshop will be just right to help you understand the basics of networking.

    With instruction from Life Coach Sabrina Woods, you will walk through what networking is and how it can be beneficial to building your career. Topics will include:

    • What are the different kinds of networking?
    • What is meant by a “networking event”?
    • Where can I go to network?
    • What do I say about myself and what do I ask others?

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    The Brand Called You!

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online
    • What is my personal brand?
    • What’s the difference between my brand and my skills?
    • Do I have a “reputation,” and what am I known for?
    • How do I enhance my brand for career success?

    Success at work involves not only what you do (skills) but also how you do it (brand). Your reputation at work—whether positive, neutral, or negative—has a major impact on your career goals and direction. This session will give you the insights you need to build your brand, increase your influence, and expand your career success.

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