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Upcoming HR Programs

The Division of Human Resources provides many opportunities for both professional and personal development. We encourage you to take advantage of the upcoming programs listed below. Visit the Human Resources website at  for descriptions of the programs and to pre-register online. Registration is required for all 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

Tuesday, December 2, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m, free. Satellite Broadcast--Organizational Transformation Featuring Lou Gerstner; as chairman and CEO of IBM, Lou Gerstner navigated one of the most dramatic turnarounds in corporate history. He provides a unique perspective on the critical interrelationships between strategy, execution and culture, and focuses on a handful of overarching business and leadership lessons that transcend industries, technologies, or economic cycles.

Wednesday, December 3, noon-1 p.m., free. Brown Bag Matinee--Leadership: Reach for the Stars; in this innovative program, Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin teaches employees that everyone has the potential to develop into a consistent and effective leader by learning the right set of characteristics and behaviors--and by reaching for the stars.

Thursday, December 4, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $50. Franklin Covey's FOCUS: Achieving Your Highest Priorities;  it's the people who know how to focus on the most important goals that move their organization forward--and enjoy a greater sense of job satisfaction. This workshop will help you think differently about how you spend your time and give you the tools to increase productivity, keep focused, set goals, effectively manage information, and reduce stress.

Friday, December 5, noon-1 p.m., free. Career Focus Brown Bag--Dressing for Professional Success; one aspect to stepping up in your career involves your professional image. This workshop offers practical tips for men and women: how to present yourself most professionally and how to build your working wardrobe in practical and economical ways.

Wednesday, December 10, 1-3 p.m., free. Satellite Broadcast--Power Tools For Women! Featuring Joni Daniels; this energetic program will help charge up your personal and professional image. Learn and laugh your way to finding the interpersonal tools and strategies to access the power you already possess, and how you can transfer that power from the kitchen to the boardroom and back.

Thursday, December 11, 9-11:30 a.m., $50. Career Concepts--Stressed; stress is a common denominator for most of the business world. It is not always a negative thing; in fact, there are positive or good stresses in all our lives. This session turns the concept of stress avoidance inside out.

Friday, December 12, noon-1 p.m., free. Career Focus Brown Bag--Interviewing For Your Next Job; be confident and prepared for your interviews. This video presents key interviewing advice which will help you be a better communicator about your own personal characteristics and career skills.

--Division of Human Resources



  Almanac, Vol. 50, No. 14, November 25, 2003