February Human Resources Programs
Further your professional and personal development by taking advantage of upcoming Human Resources programs. Note: you must pre-register for all programs by visiting the online Course Catalog at www.hr.upenn.edu (click on Course Catalog at top of page).
Learning and Education
Learn valuable skills through American Management Association (AMA) programs, Brown Bag Matinees, Career Focus Brown Bags, and other programs. Don’t forget to pre-register. For questions on L&E programs, call (215) 898-3400 or visit www.hr.upenn.edu/learning.
Career Focus Brown Bag–Networking at Penn, February 18; noon-1 p.m.; free; join us as a panel of Penn staff members describe how they network and how it helps them succeed at work. This session will help you identify the network you already have as well as ways to keep it going and expand it. You will also take a quiz to assess your particular networking strengths and skills.
Professional Development Program–The Cornell Interactive Theatre Ensemble (CITE), February 22; 9 -11:30 a.m. or 2-4 p.m.; free; this unique interactive experience is back by popular demand. Join us as we welcome the Cornell Interactive Theatre Ensemble (CITE), an award-winning group of professional actors and facilitators who explore sensitive workplace issues in a safe and open forum. Using carefully scripted scenarios and follow-up dialogue with the audience, the CITE facilitators help you understand more about what causes problematic situations in the workplace and discover strategies for managing and preventing such problems.
Quality of Work Life
Attend free workshops that can help you enhance your professional and/or personal well-being. Don’t forget to pre-register, and please feel free to bring a brown bag lunch.
Workshop—Being Your Best: Developing & Projecting Confidence, February 3; 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.; free; do you want to learn more about projecting confidence and the best sides of yourself, both internally and to others? If your answer is yes, join us for a session that will help you learn how to look for the best parts of yourself, discover the components of confidence, and understand the steps of healthy self-projection.
Workshop—Taking Care of Yourself When You Are the Caregiver, February 17; 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m; free;if you’re responsible for taking care of an elder relative, don’t miss this workshop.Learn how to effectively balance the responsibility of caregiving with the equally important task of taking care of yourself. You will find out how to accurately identify the areas needing balance, reframe your perceptions and expectations, and manage the difficult act of balance.
Heart Health Series—How to Start an Exercise Program You’ll Stick With, February 21; noon-1 p.m.; free; if one of your New Year’s resolutions is to start exercising in 2005, then we have the workshop for you. Come and learn useful tips on how to begin an exercise routine that fits your lifestyle, and discover how to stay motivated. After you view an informative ½ hour video, Michael Diorka, director of recreation, will be on-hand to answer questions. This is the second program in this spring’s Heart Health Series; for details about all of these workshops, go to www.hr.upenn.edu/quality/wellness/activities.asp.
Note: For personalized assistance with dependent care issues and personal well-being, contact Penn’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Work & Family Services provider, Penn Behavioral Health, at 1-888-321-4433 or go online to www.hr.upenn.edu/quality/wellness/eap.asp. For questions on QOWL programs, contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or (215) 898-5116.
—Division of Human Resources
Almanac, Vol. 51, No. 18, January 25, 2005