Upcoming HR Programs in June & July
Injury Avoidance–Health Promotion Series
Penn’s Injury Avoidance Series concludes with the last in a series of workshops designed to help you and your family stay safe and healthy at home, at work, and on the playing field. For more information or to pre-register, visit the Human Resources website at www.hr.upenn.edu/quality/wellness/workshops.asp or call (215) 898-5116.
The Weekend Athlete: Staying Injury Free—June 6; noon to 1 p.m.; free. Weekend Warriors beware! Working out must be understood as a means to an end in achieving a healthy lifestyle. You’ll be introduced to several methods to help you achieve desired results without risking injury and frustration. This workshop will be led by Michael Diorka, Director of Recreation.
Career and Life Strategies for Baby Boomers
If you’re part of the Baby Boomer generation, the Career and Life Strategies for Baby Boomers series is designed to help you deal with the decisions and challenges you’re now facing. The next workshops in this series are listed below. For more information and to register for sessions, visit the online Course Catalog at www.hr.upenn.edu (click on Course Catalog at the top of the page) or call (215) 898-3400.
Entrepreneurship—June 21; noon to 1:30 p.m.; free. This session will lay out the issues you’ll need to consider if you’re curious about starting your own business, doing consulting, buying a franchise or any other business venture. Led by M. Therese Flaherty from the Wharton Small Business Development Center, who will introduce the fundamentals behind any successful business and introduce various resources for those interested in pursuing more information.
Retirement Finances—July 19; noon to 1:30 p.m.; free. This workshop will provide information on how to access your retirement savings. Your withdrawals, taxes, working in retirement, social security income—all will affect your retirement “bottom line.” Information will be provided by Penn retirement counselors to help you understand these very complex issues.
Professional and Personal Development
Take advantage of the many development opportunities provided by Human Resources. Simply pre-register for programs by visiting the online Course Catalog at www.hr.upenn.edu (click on Course Catalog at the top of the page), or contact Learning and Education at www.hr.upenn.edu/learning or (215) 898-3400.
Professional Development Program–Unlocking the Secrets of the Penn Library—June 8; noon to 1:30 p.m.; free. Learn about all the Penn Library has to offer, including: over 10,000 electronic journals and reference sources, more than 5 million print and multi-media titles, personalized research assistance, videos and DVDs, and recent popular fiction and bestsellers. A one-hour information session will be followed by an optional 30-minute walking tour of Van Pelt-Dietrich Library.
Brown Bag Matinee—Who Moved My Cheese?;June 13; noon to 1 p.m.; free. This film is based on the #1 best-selling business book by Spencer Johnson, M.D. It provides strategies for the best way to deal with change, so that you can enjoy more success and less stress in your work and in your life.
Back to School, Part 1: A Panel Presentation by Penn Staff; June 22; noon to 1 p.m.; free. Have you thought about going back to school? Continuing your education part-time in addition to your full-time job? Wondering how to take this on in addition to all your other responsibilities? Hear from a panel of Penn staff who have done this and made it work. They will tell you how they manage the challenge of being a Penn student and doing well on the job.
Back to School, Part 2: Continuing Education;June 27; noon to 1 p.m.; free. This Open House will give you the opportunity to meet with representatives from various academic programs at Penn and get vital information about applying for fall admission. Information about the Faculty/Staff Tuition Benefit will be available.
Brown Bag Matinee—The Attitude Virus;July 11; noon to 1 p.m.; free. Once an attitude virus begins to spread, it can become an epidemic in no time flat. Productivity suffers and so do individual workers. Check for these warning signs: Resisting change, “It's not my job…,” spreading gossip, misdirected anger, condescending perfectionism. Learn how to get to the cause, administer the cure, and create a healthier workplace for everyone.
American Management Association Program—Strategies for Effective Presentation Skills; July 20 & 21; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; $60. This two-day program teaches you how to deliver a presentation that’s clear, informative, memorable, motivating, and convincing. You’ll make three live presentations and receive ongoing, personalized feedback.
Career Focus Brown Bag—Build a Network for Work and Life; July 27; noon to 1 p.m.; free. Networking gets a lot of credit as one of the best ways to get your career going and keep it moving, but many people feel unsure about how to start. This video examines the key elements of networking: building relationships, being strategic, and maintaining relationships and expanding a network.
—Division of Human Resources
Almanac, Vol. 52, No. 34, May 23, 2006