Staff Development and Training

The Office for Human Resources works to establish a culture of training and development for staff members at SEAS. There are many resources available to staff, including:

The Center for Workplace Development

The Center for Workplace Development (CWD) provides a wide variety of courses aimed at helping build practical skills that can help you in your current role and support your long-term career development. See the current list of available courses. Topics include:

  • Written/interpersonal communication
  • Productivity
  • Management
  • Career development
  • Computer courses
  • Leadership development 

The Harvard Training Portal

The Harvard Training Portal tracks all your training history, and offers resources including:

  • Professional learning
  • Career development
  • Job aids/work instructions
  • Web-based training 
  • LinkedIn Learning courses

Tuition Assistance Program

Harvard encourages staff to continue to pursue learning by helping to cover the cost of undergraduate or graduate courses using:

  • Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) for Harvard classes 
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program (TRP) for classes at other accredited schools

Information on both TAP and TRP can be found the on the Tuition Assistance website.

Professional Development

All staff members are encouraged to pursue professional development activities to increase their job skills and knowledge for their current positions as well as their longer-term careers. Professional development activities can include conferences, seminars, and research trips. See the Professional Development page for information on policies and applications.