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Human Resources: Upcoming Programs
November 24, 2009, Volume 56, No. 13

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.

Penn Certificate Program in Administrative Excellence; begins December 2; multiple dates with varying times; $100. If you’re an administrative professional looking to enhance your skills, consider enrolling in the Penn Certificate Program in Administrative Excellence. This multi-session, cohort-based program is targeted for frontline, support and administrative staff. Topics will include office organization, communication skills, time and stress management, and more. You’ll also learn about succeeding in the decentralized Penn environment, building your network and clarifying your individual career plan.

Career Focus Brown Bag—Interviewing for Success; December 10; noon–1 p.m.; free. Wondering how to set yourself apart from other job applicants? A successful interview can often be the deciding factor for many hiring managers when choosing the right candidate for a job. This workshop will teach you the elements of effective interviews and how to successfully market yourself and your skills in order to ace your next interview. You’ll learn how to prepare for a variety of different interview types and the importance of non-verbal communication when interviewing.

Brown Bag Matinee—Project Management; December 16; noon–1 p.m.; free. In today’s fast-paced world, many people find themselves tackling more difficult and complex challenges in the workplace. For some, project management comes easily. But not everyone knows how to do it well. This video will teach you how to successfully keep projects on track regardless of their size and scope. You’ll learn how to be an effective leader and project manager who knows how to organize priorities and meet objectives.

Your Body: From Head to Toe—Part 2
Taking care of your health means being well informed, well prepared, and capable of making good choices when it comes to your body. This series of workshops, led by physicians and health experts from the University of Pennsylvania and the Health System, will address various health issues from head to toe and steps you can take to maintain a healthier lifestyle. Pre-registration is required for these workshops, which are sponsored by Human Resources. You are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch to the sessions. For more information and to register, visit the online course catalog at www.hr.upenn.edu/coursecatalog or contact Human Resources at (215) 898-5116 or suzsmith@upenn.edu.

Stroke: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention; December 3; noon–1 p.m.; free.  A stroke is a life-threatening event in which part of the brain is deprived of adequate oxygen. It’s also the third leading cause of death in the United States, behind heart disease and cancer. This workshop will teach you about some of the prevention methods for strokes that can help eliminate or minimize the risk factors. It will be led by Dr. Steven R. Messe, division of stroke and neurocritical care, department of neurology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Quality of Worklife Workshops
Dealing with the demands of work and your personal life can be challenging. These free workshops, sponsored by Human Resources and led by experts from Penn’s Employee Assistance Program and Quality of Worklife Department, offer information and support for your personal and professional life challenges. Pre-registration is required. You are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch to the sessions. For more information or to register, visit the Human Resources online course catalog at www.hr.upenn.edu/coursecatalog or contact Human Resources at (215) 573-2471 or kenne@upenn.edu.

Stress Management; December 15; 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.; free. Stress can take an unfortunate toll on our health and wellbeing. But simple relaxation techniques can help combat the harmful effects of stress. You’ll learn how to identify when you’re relaxed, and how to use relaxation to improve your quality of life. This workshop will also focus on responses to relaxation, the physical and mental signs of relaxation, and specific relaxation exercises and techniques.


Almanac - November 24, 2009, Volume 56, No. 13