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Human Resources: Upcoming Programs
January 15, 2008, Volume 54, No. 17

Stress Management
Resolve to improve your quality of life this year by taking part in the new spring “Stress Management” wellness series. Jobs, families and relationships can all be sources of stress in today’s world—it’s important to have an effective coping strategy to help you manage these pieces and more. For details on Stress Management sessions and to register, visit www.hr.upenn.edu/quality/wellness/workshops.asp or contact Human Resources at (215) 573-2471 or pcousins@hr.upenn.edu.

Job Stress/Burnout Prevention; January 17; 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.; free. With more demands on our time and attention at work now than ever before, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. But job stress doesn’t need to lead to anxiety. This workshop will help give you the skills and knowledge you need to identify, manage and even use job stress to improve performance and prevent burnout. You should leave the workshop feeling confident in your ability to accurately identify sources of workplace stress, measure the effects of stress on your performance, reframe stress and manage stress for positive results.

Focus on Fitness
It’s easy to recognize the benefits of physical fitness: exercise improves health, gives you more energy to get through the day, and channels stress and nervous energy into something positive. Knowing that exercise is good for you and actually finding a way to fit it into your life are two very different things, however. The spring wellness series “Focus on Fitness” can help you figure out how to create a workout routine that meets your needs. For more information about Focus on Fitness sessions and to register, visit www.hr.upenn.edu/quality/wellness/workshops.asp or contact Human Resources at (215) 898-5116 or suzsmith@hr.upenn.edu.

Winter Weather Workouts; January 23; noon–1 p.m.; free. Weather can be a major factor in deciding whether you accomplish your exercise goals or hunker down on the couch for a favorite TV show. While it’s normal for your activity level to slow down in the winter, low temperatures needn’t stop you from exercising completely. This workshop will help give you the skills and knowledge you need to keep up with exercise even when it’s cold. You should walk away from this workshop feeling confident in your ability to devise, implement and succeed with a workout plan, regardless of the weather.

Work-Life Balance
Dealing with the demands of work and your personal life can be challenging. These free workshops led by experts from Penn’s Employee Assistance Program and Work and Family Benefits Provider, Penn Behavioral Health, offer information and support for your personal and professional life challenges. Work-Life Balance workshops include an optional Q&A period from 12:30 to 1 p.m. For information or to pre-register, visit www.hr.upenn.edu/quality/workshop.asp or call (215) 573-2471.

How to Achieve Work-Life Balance; January 24; 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.; free. How do you successfully strike a balance between work, family, and self? It’s a question everyone asks at some point. This workshop will help participants gain the skills to assess their needs with regards to self, family, work, community, home and friends. Attendees should leave the workshop feeling confident in their ability to maintain this balance, once achieved.

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Night
The Department of Athletics and the Division of Human Resources are pleased to offer Penn faculty and staff discounted tickets for an exciting Penn athletic event, Men’s Basketball: Penn vs. Harvard, Friday, February 1, 7 p.m. at the Palestra, 33rd St. between Walnut and Spruce. Cost: upper end tickets $7 with PennCard.

Have a great time as you show your Red and Blue pride by cheering on the Quakers! To purchase tickets in advance, visit the Athletic Ticket Office in Weightman Hall and present your PennCard. Tickets will also be available at the Palestra on game night, pending availability and with your PennCard. Tickets are limited to four per faculty/staff person. Please contact the Athletic Ticket Office at (215) 898-6151 with any further questions.

Information about a number of promotions for sports including football, volleyball, field hockey, wrestling, and men’s and women’s basketball is available at the Department of Athletics website at www.pennathletics.com.

—Division of Human Resources

 

Almanac - January 15, 2008, Volume 54, No. 17