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Human Resources: Upcoming Programs
March 23, 2010, Volume 56, No. 26

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; April 8; noon–1:30 p.m.; free. Discover the ways the library can work for you. This session includes a 30-minute walking tour of Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. You’re welcome to attend just the informational session.

Mentors@Penn Information Session; April 9; 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 program and find out how to apply.

Brown Bag Matinee—Corporate Legends and Lore; April 16; noon–1 p.m.; free. Every organization has unique legends and lore that become part of the very fabric of its identity. These corporate stories have tremendous power to increase productivity, implement change, and motivate employees. Corporate Legends and Lore demonstrates how you can tell stories about heroes, survivors, letting off steam, and more to motivate others and build personal influence.

Administrative Professionals Day—7 Keys to Worklife Balance; April 21; noon–1:30 p.m.; $25. Do you find it challenging to create a healthy balance between your personal and professional life?  We can help you clarify your own professional and personal values and develop a new understanding of worklife balance. In this workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to define your idea of worklife balance, learn about the obstacles towards achieving this balance, and gain practical skills for juggling work and life. This annual event, in honor of our administrative professionals, includes both lunch and door prizes.

Career Focus Brown Bag—Tuition Benefit Information Session; April 28; noon–1 p.m.; free. Tuition benefits are an important advantage of being a faculty or staff member at Penn. This program will show you how to request and make the most of these benefits. A Q&A session will address any questions you have about using the tuition benefit for yourself, your family or your dependents.

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 online course catalog at www.hr.upenn.edu/coursecatalog or contact Human Resources at (215) 573-2471 or kenne@upenn.edu.

Dealing with Rejection Professionally and Personally; April 8; noon–1:30 p.m.; free. Handling rejection can be difficult for many of us. But with the right strategies, it can yield positive outcomes. In this workshop, you’ll learn about some of the components of rejection as well as hands on techniques for coping with the associated emotions and consequences.

Reducing Pressure on the College Application Process; April 21; noon–1:30 p.m.; free. As a parent, the college application process can be overwhelming and lead to lots of questions: What’s the right school for my child? Will he or she be accepted? How will I pay for it? These are just a few of the concerns parents face as their child prepares for college. But this workshop can help reduce your anxiety throughout this stressful time. You’ll learn how to develop an effective college planning process and timeline as well as tips for supporting your child and marketing his or her strengths as they apply to different schools.

Your Body: From Head to Toe—Part 3
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 Human Resources online course catalog at www.hr.upenn.edu/coursecatalog or contact Human Resources at (215) 898-5116 or suzsmith@upenn.edu.

Walking Difficulties and Your Brain: Symptoms, Their Causes and Cures; April 14; noon–1 p.m.; free. Although walking seems like a simple, everyday motion, it’s actually a complex process that involves cooperation among many parts of the body. But if you notice yourself losing control of this fundamental function, it’s cause for concern. This workshop will help you understand what your symptoms might be telling you and what steps you should take for assistance. The workshop will be led by Dr. Raymond Price, Neuromuscular Division, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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