Programming

Whether you're interested in attending a one-hour lunch, enrolling in a six-week seminar, or finding a trusted partner with whom to workshop your ideas, the Bok Center's staff and fellows are ready to help you become the kind of teacher that you would like to be.

For Faculty

The Bok Center partners with faculty to think through their goals and ideas. From course design, to training your teaching staff, to evolving your classroom practice, we're here to help.

Programming Grad

Teaching is intimately connected to your growth as a scholar. From apprenticing for a faculty career to acquiring valuable skills in communication, the Bok Center is here to help you succeed.

Programming Undergrad

Through the Learning Lab and other initiatives, the Bok Center offers undergraduates the opportunity to participate in designing their own educations and transforming the Harvard curriculum. 

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Upcoming Events

2018 Jan 26

Navigating Culture: Making Connections and Building Relationships

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

125 Mt Auburn Street, Room 325

Are you a graduate student or scholar who wants to build meaningful connections across cultures here at Harvard? From connecting with your students, working in research groups and labs, managing relationships with supervisors and peers, and networking at conferences, there is a lot to navigate!... Read more about Navigating Culture: Making Connections and Building Relationships

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2018 Feb 08

Small Talk: Networking Across Cultures

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

125 Mt Auburn Street, Room 325

Does the very idea of small talk-- the informal chatting we do with colleagues, acquaintances, and even strangers-- make you cringe or even shy away from social events? In this workshop, participants will discuss this cultural ritual, and will learn about and practice the basics of making small talk, an important skill for building professional networks. 

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2018 Mar 19

Big Talk: Telling Your Professional Story

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

125 Mt Auburn Street, Room 3

How can you make a strong impression by talking confidently about your research? How can you share and adapt your professional story for people you meet in research groups, professional conferences, and beyond? In this session, participants will practice telling their professional stories in both informal and more formal contexts.... Read more about Big Talk: Telling Your Professional Story

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2018 Apr 06

Speaking with Authority

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

125 Mt Auburn Street, Room 325

How can you establish and maintain credibility as a speaker? What makes a speaker sound confident? In this interactive workshop, we will discuss and practice verbal and nonverbal strategies for establishing a presence and speaking with authority with consideration for a range of academic contexts, such as in teaching, participating in discussions, or giving a presentation.
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K-12 Outreach

k-12 The Socially Engaged Learning initiative at the Bok Center supports faculty, graduate and undergraduate students in pedagogical approaches that impact K-12 education, helping faculty and students use their engagement in the community to inform their on-campus teaching and learning and to assess the value of socially engaged learning courses and activities.

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