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Upcoming HR Programs in December     

Further your professional and personal development by taking advantage of upcoming Human Resources programs.  Note that 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 Programs

Learn valuable skills through American Management Association (AMA) programs, Brown Bag Matinees, and Career Focus Brown Bags.  Don’t forget to pre-register. For questions on Learning and Education programs, call (215) 898-3400 or visit www.hr.upenn.edu/learning.

Franklin Covey’s FOCUS; December 1; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; $75. Competing priorities. Multiple deadlines. A hundred unanswered e-mails. Sound familiar? If so, you’re not alone. This engaging, highly interactive workshop will help you think differently about how you spend your time and give you the tools to increase productivity, enhance your chances of success, keep focused, effectively manage all the information that comes across your desk, and reduce your stress level.

Brown Bag Matinee–Managing Stress; December 7; noon to 1 p.m.; free. This video presentation shows how we are particularly vulnerable to feelings of stress in today's workplace, especially in positions which carry more responsibility than authority, or in a working environment that lacks a supportive network and leads to conflict with others. It also offers positive approaches we can take to alleviate tension and anxiety–from learning how to communicate with our fellow workers, to techniques to reduce our own personal reactions to stressful situations.

Career Focus Brown Bag–Journey to Success; December 20; noon to 1 p.m.; free. The story of Bill Irwin, a blind hiker who courageously walked the entire Appalachian Trail with his dog through treacherous terrain and weather, will inspire you. This video illustrates the benefits of maintaining a positive, determined attitude and reaching beyond your comfort zone in order to attain the impossible. Setting goals, positive thinking, accepting risks and building a supportive network all contributed to his success and can contribute to yours.

Cancer Risk Reduction Series

Penn’s Cancer Risk Reduction Series continues with the next in a series of workshops designed to provide you with information and advice to help you and your family reduce your risk for cancer.  Go to www.hr.upenn.edu/quality/wellness/workshops.asp for details and to pre-register to attend.  For more information, contact Human Resources at (215) 898-5116 or orna@hr.upenn.edu.

Reducing Cancer Risks–Steps to Quit Smoking; December 1; noon to 1 p.m.; free. Learn about the biological and behavioral components of nicotine addiction, and the strategies that have been shown to be effective in addressing these components of addiction. This session will be most helpful for smokers who are deciding whether to quit or not, as well as for friends and/or relatives of smokers. Led by Freda Patterson, Research Project Manager and Smoking Cessation Counselor, Psychiatry, Tobacco Use Research Center.

–Division of Human Resources



 
  Almanac, Vol. 52, No. 13, November 22, 2005

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Tuesday,
November 22, 2005
Volume 52 Number 13
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