FY23 Career Development Enrollment

Colleagues sharing ideas at a meeting, some individuals sitting and some standing.Cohort-based career development opportunities are available to FAS and Harvard staff on an annual basis. For FY22, these programs include:
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  • Focused Leadership
  • Leadership in Action
  • Foundations of Leadership
  • Leadership Strategies for the Individual Contributor
  • Leadership Essentials
  • Universal Manager Training Program
  • FAS Staff Mentoring Program (launching later this fall)

Specific information about FY23 programs is forthcoming. General nformation on these programs, including eligiblity requirements, can be found below.

FY23 Registration Process

Registration for all FY2f programs will take place via the Harvard Training Portal. Specific program registration links will be included in the Program Overviews below. Enrollment is first-come, first-served for all programs, and will require manager approval.

Please note: You will need a department billing code to register for HLDP. While the cost of these programs is covered centrally by the FAS, your department will be charged a fee if you drop out of the program close to the start date or if you miss several sessions. Please consult with your manager and department administrator to determine the appropriate code to use for registration.

Space is limited, so please only register for one FY23 career development opportunity.

Overview of FY23 Programs

Universal Manager Training: a multiday program designed to give managers at Harvard everything they need to know and do in their role. Note: UMT is a prerequisite for some Harvard Leadership Development programs.
  • UMT program overview and schedule forthcoming
  • Registration for UMT is available via the Harvard Training Portal
  • Sessions are available throughout the year.
  • Space is first-come, first-served basis

Focused Leadership: an intensive executive coaching program designed for high-performing senior managers (grade 60 and above) who have a current and pressing challenge that is best addressed through one-on-one coaching.

  • FL program overview and schedule forthcoming
  • Registration for Focused Leadership will be available via the Harvard Training Portal
Leadership in Action: a year-long program attended by high-performing mid-to senior level managers (grade 58-61) who have demonstrated leadership capability.
  • LIA program overview and schedule forthcoming
  • Registration for Leadership in Action will be available via the Harvard Training Portal
Foundations of Leadership: open to managers and supervisors who are strong performers, who supervise at least one permanent staff member, have been in their current role for a minimum of one year and have participated in Universal Manager Training.
  • FOL program overview and schedule forthcoming
  • Registration for Foundations of Leadership will be available via the Harvard Training Portal
Leadership Strategies for the Individual Contributor: designed for high-performing individual contributors (grades 56-59).
  • LSIC program overview and schedule forthcoming
  • Registration for Leadership Strategies for the Individual Contributor will be available via the Harvard Training Portal

Leadership Essentials: designed for high-performing non-exempt staff.

  • LE program overview and schedule forthcoming
  • Registration for Leadership Essentials will be available via the Harvard Training Portal

FAS Staff Mentoring Program: a year-long program that gives FAS staff the opportunity to connect and learn from one another. This program is currently scheduled to launch in fall, 2022. More information will be available on the FAS Staff Mentoring page.

  • Mentoring program overview
  • Registration for FAS Staff Mentoring will be available via the Harvard Training Portal
  • Space is first-come, first-served basis

Eligible FAS Staff Members

Overall, eligible FAS staff members for FY23 career development programs:

  • are in good standing in their roles
  • have been in their current role for a minimum of one year as of the start of the program
  • meet the grade and target audience guidelines (see program overviews)
  • have their manager’s support to participate in the program (manager support is required for participation; please have a conversation with your manager prior to enrollment)
  • are able to make the time commitment to complete the program in full

Individual programs may have additional eligibility requirements. Please review program-specific information as you make your professional development plans for FY23.

If you have questions about your eligibility for any of the FY23 programs, please reach out to hr_programs@fas.harvard.edu for more information. Your HR Consultant may also be able to help you determine the right program for you.

Keep in Mind

  • "Raise your hand" registration: While HHR and other Harvard schools use a nomination process to register for some of their programs, FAS staff are eligible to "raise their hand" and register, putting ownership of career development in the hands of staff members. Manager approval is required before registration can be finalized.
     
  • First-come, first-served: Eligible staff will be enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please keep in mind that FAS has limited slots and we will accommodate requests as best we can.
     
  • Waitlist: For HLDP, if a course is full you will not see the "enroll" button. To add your name to the waitlist, click the "show interest" text at the bottom of the page.
     
  • Pending approval: All enrollments are “pending approval” until eligibility has been checked.
     
  • Participation surveys: After enrolling, you will receive a short follow-up questionnaire. Please be sure to complete this questionnaire to complete your enrollment request.
     
  • Billing code: You will need a department billing code to register for HLDP. While the cost of these programs is covered centrally by the FAS, your department will be charged a fee if you drop out of the program close to the start date or if you miss several sessions.
     
  • Fall/Winter/Spring Sessions: Certain courses are run multiple times per year. Be sure to use the Harvard Training Portal to sign up for the desired cohort.

Help and Questions

If you have any questions about our programs for FY23, please contact Annie McGough at hr_programs@fas.harvard.edu or reach out to your HR Consultant.