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January 26, 2010, Volume 56, No. 19

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.

Unlocking the Secrets of the Penn Library; February 2; noon–1:30 p.m.; free. Discover the ways the library can work for you. Learn how to access over 10,000 electronic journals and reference sources, get personalized research assistance, or simply take out the latest New York Times bestseller. This session includes a 30-minute walking tour of Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Participants are welcome to attend just the informational session.

Brown Bag Matinee—Succeeding in a Changing World; February 10; noon–1 p.m.; free. Change is a constant in today’s workplace.  That means in order to be successful, it’s important to understand how change can impact an organization and how to adapt. In this video, you’ll get a better understanding of how to succeed in a changing world.  You’ll also learn how embracing change can be rewarding, enjoyable and can help your organization move forward.

Career Focus Brown Bag—Self Assessment; February 19; noon–1 p.m.; free. Self assessment is the first step in career planning. Knowing more about who you are is essential to understanding why you like and are more successful at certain jobs than others. You’ll be most effective and satisfied at work when your career and jobs mesh with your skills, strengths, values, interests and passions. During the session, we’ll do several self-assessment exercises, and you’ll learn more about other self-assessment opportunities available to you through career coaching at Learning and Education.

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.

Job Stress and Burnout Prevention; February 11; noon–1:30 p.m.; free. With the increasing responsibilities in today’s workplace, it’s easy for stress to take a toll on your physical and mental well-being. But this workshop can help.  You’ll acquire the skills and knowledge you need to identify, manage, and use job stress to improve performance and prevent burnout. This workshop will teach you to accurately identify sources of workplace stressors, measure the effects of stress on your performance, and manage stress in a way that achieves positive results.

Elder Care 101; February 24; noon–1:30 p.m.; free. Finding appropriate elder care services can be challenging. But with the right research strategies, you can easily locate the best services and facilities for your loved ones.  If you’re a caregiver for elderly dependents, this workshop is for you. You’ll get the resources you need to make appropriate decisions when it comes to the care of your family.

—Division of Human Resources

 

Almanac - January 26, 2010, Volume 56, No. 19