Events

    Books@Baker with Ashley Whillans, author of "Time Smart"

    Location: 

    Harvard Business School—Online

    Four out of five adults report feeling that they have too much to do and not enough time to do it, research shows. These "time-poor" people experience less joy each day, laugh less often, and are less healthy—and they are also less productive. How can we escape the time traps that can consume our days and make us miserable?

    In the new book Time Smart: How to Reclaim Your Time and Live a Happier Life, author and Harvard Business School Professor Ashley Whillans says we need to consciously take steps to improve our "time affluence." The book provides research-...

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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: Kristin Van Busum, Public Speaking Coach/Founder of SpeakHero Coaching and the CEO/Founder of Project Alianza

    Topic: Be Your Own Best Advocate: How To Promote Your Unique Skills And Talents

    Kristin Van Busum is a Public Speaking Coach/Founder of SpeakHero Coaching and the CEO/Founder of Project Alianza, an...

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    Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire

    Location: 

    Harvard Museums of Science & Culture—Online

    Capitalism is the most successful economic system to have ever existed, but it is in danger of destroying itself—and our world. In her most recent publication, Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire (Hachette/Public Affairs Books, 2020), Rebecca Henderson lays out a pragmatic roadmap for how business can be an engine of prosperity, while also being a system that is in harmony with the environment and one that strives to ameliorate social injustice.

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    Unleashing the Potential of Those You Lead

    Location: 

    Online—Harvard Business School

    Join the Harvard Business School for a conversation with Frances Frei and Anne Morriss, authors of Unleashed: The Unapologetic Leader's Guide to Empowering Everyone Around You.

    Leadership isn't easy. It takes grit, courage, and vision, among other things, that can be hard to come by on your toughest days. When leaders and aspiring leaders seek out advice, they're often told to try harder. Dig deeper. Look in the mirror and own your natural-born strengths and fix any real or perceived career-limiting deficiencies.

    Frances Frei argues that this...

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    Building Career Connections: The Informational Interview

    Location: 

    Online Event

    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.

    This dynamic on-line workshop will be hosted by guest speaker Sabrina Woods, an experienced career development specialist, storyteller, and supportive holistic coach.

    In this workshop we’ll explore how you can ignite your curiosity and make the most of networking meetings.

    We will cover:

    1. How to find people to talk with
    2. ...
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    Connecting Your Business to the Commonwealth

    Location: 

    Online Event

    Please note that this event will be held online. Instruction on how to participate will be provided.

    This FREE workshop is designed for businesses that are interested in learning how to do business with the State of Massachusetts. The workshop will provide participants with information on various aspects of doing business with the Commonwealth, including: the bidding process and where to find bidding opportunities; the basics of COMMBUYS, the Commonwealth’s online Market Center; how to market to public entities (including state and local agencies); and...

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    Building Career Connections: Networking Tips for Job Search

    Location: 

    Online Event

     

    An estimated 70% of people use their network to find a job. Join the Harvard Ed Portal to grow your network and expand your career opportunities!

    This is a dynamic on-line workshop with guest speaker Sabrina Woods, an experienced career development specialist who has a passion for both networking and teaching lively workshops.

    In this workshop you will receive practical tips on how to continue to strengthen and build your career connections and we’ll help you answer these questions:

    1. What kinds of networking should I be...

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    Building Career Connections: Introduction to American Networking

    Location: 

    Online Event

    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:

    1. What are the different kinds of networking?

    2. What is meant by a "networking event"?

    3. Where can I go to network?

    4. What do I say about myself...

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    Doing Business with Government Agencies and Higher Education

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Join the Harvard Ed Portal for an information session designed for vendors, especially small businesses and entrepreneurs, interested in learning how to do business with Harvard University, federal, state, and local government agencies. The workshop includes a summary of their goods and services procurement processes, and an overview of some of their purchasing programs and services. This free information session is presented in partnership with Harvard Strategic Procurement and the City of Boston Small Business Administration office.

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    Harvard Careers in Construction Information Session

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave, Allston

    Are you considering a career in the building trades but don't have any experience? The Harvard Careers in Construction Program (HCCP) provides training, resources, mentoring, work experience, and job search assistance in preparation for the Building Pathways Program and Building Trade Apprenticeships. HCCP aims to help participants secure gainful, long-term employment in the construction industry. Join us for an information session to learn more and apply!

    Note: You must be an Allston, Brighton or Cambridge resident or Ed Portal member to participate....

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    Harvard Careers in Construction: Information Session #1

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave, Allston

    Are you considering a career in the building trades but don't have any experience? The Harvard Careers in Construction Program (HCCP) provides training, resources, mentoring, work experience, and job search assistance in preparation for the Building Pathways Program and Building Trade Apprenticeships. HCCP aims to help participants secure gainful, long-term employment in the construction industry. Join us for an information session to learn more and apply!

    Note: You must be an Allston, Brighton or Cambridge resident or Ed Portal member to participate...

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    Taxes for Artists - Evening Session

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    What can I deduct? Should I bring receipts to my accountant? Is my art a business or a hobby? What is a Schedule C? How do I deduct my home studio?

    The Boston Foundation's Live Arts Boston program and the Harvard Ed Portal are proud to present a workshop with Hannah Cole, a tax expert who specializes in working with creative businesses and artists. A long-time working artist with a high-level exhibition history, Hannah founded Sunlight Tax to respond to the financial...

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    Taxes for Artists - Daytime Session

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    What can I deduct? Should I bring receipts to my accountant? Is my art a business or a hobby? What is a Schedule C? How do I deduct my home studio?

    The Boston Foundation's Live Arts Boston program and the Harvard Ed Portal are proud to present a workshop with Hannah Cole, a tax expert who specializes in working with creative businesses and artists. A long-time working artist with a high-level exhibition history, Hannah founded Sunlight Tax to respond to the financial challenges of freelancers and small...

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    What CEOs Say: Dan Houston, Principal Financial Group

    Location: 

    Livestreamed

    "What CEOs Say” is a one-of-a-kind series of candid and inspirational interviews centered around the real how-to’s of this endeavor. The interviews will focus on CEOs who have successfully executed a Culture of Health, talking about how they actually did so. Discussions will focus on formulating the business case and calculating its return on investment, as well as providing clear steps to overcome barriers and implement change. Most importantly, the highlighted CEOs will serve as role models for how to reap the rewards of a robust Culture of Health for your business. “What CEOs Say” is...

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    Making the Most of a Market

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Participating in an arts market is not just an opportunity to show and sell, it’s also a way of expanding visibility for your work and making authentic connections with audiences. Make the most of your market experience by learning best practices for before, during, and after your event. This free workshop will help you:

    • strengthen your outreach strategy through social media, e-marketing, and print materials;
    • sharpen your planning process and develop a thoughtful presentation;
    • discover how to capture the interest of your audience, make a...
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    Business Bootcamp for the Working Artist

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Who says there is no clear path to becoming a successful artist? This workshop demystifies the business steps artists take when starting their career or building their practice to the next level. Learn the eight most important things to get your art work out of the studio and into the hands of a buyer. This workshop is a condensed version of the popular Boston SCORE Business Bootcamp tailored specifically for artists.

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    Learning From Your Competition

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    One of the best ways to prepare for starting your own business is to understand how similar businesses operate. Sometimes they'll be your direct competitors, but often your best resource. It’s both easy and practical to learn what they’re doing by talking openly with the owners and managers of those businesses. Beyond that, there is an enormous amount of free information available online about competitors from business websites, trade associations, and government records.

    In this free workshop, you’ll learn how to find owners and managers who will be happy to talk with you,...

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    Housing Symposium, “Reframing Housing Development: How Changes in Design, Construction, and Regulation Could Reduce the Cost of Housing”

    Location: 

    Harvard Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall, Piper Auditorium, Room 105, 48 Quincy St., Cambridge

    What can be done to reduce the cost of housing, particularly in the United States? To help answer this question, we will bring together a diverse mix of people... Read more about Housing Symposium, “Reframing Housing Development: How Changes in Design, Construction, and Regulation Could Reduce the Cost of Housing”

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