Professional and Career Development
Harvard strives to create learning opportunities to build individual and organizational capability. Harvardís Center for Workplace
Development (CWD) offers a wide range of professional and career development courses and workshops designed to help employees
grow in their current positions and prepare for the future. Roughly 50 different professional and career development courses
are offered, often several times throughout the year, at minimal to no cost.
At CWD, experienced instructors offer hands-on courses in all levels of word processing, spreadsheets, database management and design, desktop publishing and web page development.
Human Resources and Financial Systems Training
CWD provides a variety of instructor-led and online learning opportunities for users of Harvard Universityís financial, HR
and reporting systems. These courses, taught by Harvard staff, are designed to help employees become proficient in the Oracle
and PeopleSoft systems used by the University.
Web-based Training @ Harvard
To complement CWD's instructor-led and classroom-based training, Harvard employees also have the opportunity to obtain Skillsoft Web-based training licenses at substantially discounted rates. Once registered, employees can select from over 500 different online courses, including all levels of the Microsoft Office suite, Macromedia Flash, FileMaker Pro, Dreamweaver, Adobe Acrobat, and even more technical courses, such as Implementing Local Computer Security and Network Administration.