One-Off Workshops

WorkshopsThe Bok Center's staff and fellows routinely offer one-off workshops on an array of topics, ranging from how to plan for the first day of section to how to assemble a teaching portfolio for the job market. We are happy to visit your department, your department's pedagogy course, or work with the teaching staff of individual courses, and can tailor the message and the activities of the workshop to the particular needs of your group.

Among our most-requested workshops are:

  • Microteaching *
  • The First Day: Building Rapport and Setting the Tone
  • The Multiplicity of Harvard Undergraduates (featuring our Undergraduate Pedagogy Fellows)
  • Effective Lesson Planning
  • Active Learning
  • Teaching Across Cultures
  • Public Speaking
  • Communicating your Research
  • Responding to Student Writing (with the Harvard Writing Project)
  • Collecting and Responding to Early Feedback
  • Classroom Assessment Techniques
  • Syllabus Design
  • Preparing a Teaching Statement

* Microteaching is organized practice teaching, with the goal of giving  instructors confidence, support, and feedback by letting them try out among friends and colleagues a short slice of what they plan to do with their students.

Contact Pamela Pollock to schedule a workshop for your group

Upcoming Workshops

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

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

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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