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Human Resources

May in Human Resources

Take advantage of the many programs offered by Human Resources to help further your professional and personal development. The Learning and Education (L&E), Quality of Work Life (QOWL), and Benefits departments are promoting several programs in the month of May, as listed below. Visit the Human Resources web site at for descriptions of the programs and to pre-register on line. Registration is required for L&E and QOWL programs.

Learning and Education Programs

Learn valuable skills through American Management Association (AMA) programs, Brown Bag Matinees, Satellite Broadcasts, and other programs.

For questions on L&E programs, call (215) 898-3400 or visit

Thurs., May 1 and Fri., May 2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Advanced Presentation Skills (AMA Program) 2-day program

Tues., May 6 and Wed., May 7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Managing and Working with Difficult People (AMA Program) 2-day program

Thurs., May 8, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Crafting Your Career at Penn: A Panel Discussion (Brown Bag)

Tues., May 13 and Wed., May 14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Professional Development Program 2-day program

Thurs., May 15, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
FISH!Sticks Keeping the Vision Alive (Satellite Broadcast)

Wed., May 21, noon-1 p.m.
The Attitude Virus (Brown Bag)

Thurs., May 22, noon--1 p.m.
Self-Assessment--Put Your Skills to Work (Brown Bag)

Tues., May 27, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Customer Service at Penn (Workshop)

Wed., May 28, 11:30 a.m -1:30 p.m.
How to Lead through Change and Uncertainty: A Leadership Program Based on Lessons Learned from Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure (Satellite Broadcast)

Wed., May 28 and Thurs., May 29, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Coaching and Counseling for Outstanding Job Performance
(AMA Program) 2-day program


Quality of Work Life Programs

Human Resources continues with its semester of workshops on effective communication and health promotion. Don't forget to pre-register on line at For personalized assistance with dependent care issues (child care, school and school age, and elder care issues) or for personal well-being issues, contact PBH Employee Assistance Program and Worklife Benefits at 1-888-321-4433 or go on line to

For questions on QOWL programs, contact Human Resources at or (215) 898-5116.

Thurs., May 1, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Stress Management Overview (Employee Assistance & Work/Life Benefit workshop)

Thurs., May 15 , 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Relaxation Techniques for a Stressful World
(Employee Assistance & Work/Life Benefit workshop)


Benefits: Retirement Education Seminars

Human Resources invites retirement experts from TIAA-CREF and The Vanguard Group to speak about several topics, including: Penn's retirement plans, tips for saving for retirement, selecting the right investment funds, and protecting your financial future. Registration is not required.

For more information, visit

Mon., May 5, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Penn's Tax-Deferred Retirement Plan
Overview (TIAA-CREF seminar)

Mon., May 5, 1-2 p.m.
Maximizing Your Tax-Deferred Savings Opportunities (TIAA-CREF seminar)

Tues., May 6, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Taking Control of Your Financial Life (Vanguard seminar)

Tues., May 6, 1-2 p.m.
How Much to Save for Retirement (Vanguard seminar)

Wed., May 7, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Penn's Tax-Deferred Retirement Plan Overview (Vanguard seminar)

Wed., May 7, 1-2 p.m.
Staying on Track for Retirement (Vanguard seminar)

Thurs., May 8, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Re-examining the Rules of Investing (TIAA-CREF seminar)

Thurs., May 8, 1- 2 p.m.
Retirement Distribution Flexibilities (TIAA-CREF seminar)

-- Division of Human Resources


  Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 30, April 22, 2003