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March 31, 2009, Volume 55, No. 27

Professional and Personal Development

Improve your skills and get ahead in your career by taking advantage of the many development opportunities provided by Human Resources! You can pre-register for programs by visiting the online course catalog at www.hr.upenn.edu/coursecatalog or by contacting Learning and Education at (215) 898-3400.

Sexual Harassment Awareness. April 8; noon–1 p.m.; free. As an employer and as an educational institution, Penn is committed to eradicating sexual harassment. Sexual harassment in any context is reprehensible, and it is a matter of particular concern to an academic community in which students, faculty, and staff must rely on strong bonds of intellectual trust and dependence. This program will familiarize you with Penn’s sexual harassment policy and with your responsibility to create and maintain a respectful workplace, free of inappropriate behavior or conduct that could be construed as prohibited harassment.

Brown Bag Matinee—Focus Your Vision. April 14; noon–1 p.m.; free.Take a virtual vacation from your desk as you travel with former National Geographic photographer Dewitt Jones in this video presentation. Focus Your Vision creatively uses the striking photographic work of Jones to teach us the importance of direction and purpose as we set goals to accomplish in our personal and professional lives. You’ll learn seven concepts that are key to focusing successfully through this innovative and unusual training film.

Administrative Professionals Day—Exploring Your Life and Career through Journaling. April 22; noon–1:30 p.m.; $25. Communicating, problem-solving and collaborating are just a few of the skills essential to the work of administrative professionals. But did you know that journaling can actually help you enhance these skills? The journal is one of the most effective tools for developing creative potential and obtaining a more balanced lifestyle, at work and at home. But most of us don’t use the journal for all that it can be. This workshop will debunk myths about the shoulds and traditional how to’s of journal keeping and show you how journaling can help enhance your personal and professional wellbeing. No writing experience or expertise is necessary. This annual event in honor of our administrative professionals includes both lunch and door prizes.

Career Focus Brown Bag—Your Next Job at Penn. April 24; noon–1 p.m.; free. This workshop will focus on strategies for finding your next job at Penn. Using both formal and informal job search methods will help you maximize your opportunities. We’ll talk about clarifying your goals, networking and how to focus on your strengths and skills in your resume. Whether you’re looking to change direction in your career or move up to your next challenge, an attractive and effective resume is a must.

Mentors@Penn Information Session. April 29; noon–1 p.m.; free. Mentoring provides many benefits and opportunities, whether you are a mentor or mentee. Through a mentoring relationship, you can learn and grow, increase your own job satisfaction, and focus on your professional and career goals. At this information session, you’ll learn more about the Mentors@Penn program and find out how to apply.

—Division of Human Resources

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Almanac - March 31, 2009, Volume 55, No. 27