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Human Resources: Upcoming Programs

February 1, 2011, Volume 57, No. 20

Quality of Worklife Programs

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

Providing Leadership in a Team Environment; February 8; noon–1 p.m.; free. Work moves quickly these days, with more to do and seemingly less time to do it. But teamwork can be a powerful tool in fostering a productive workplace. This workshop will show you how collaboration can help you meet your professional goals and have a positive impact on your work environment. You’ll learn how to initiate team-building activities and identify potential problems that teambuilding can cause.

Beating the Winter Blues; February 17; noon–1 p.m.; free. Is the cold weather getting you down? Shorter days and colder nights can take a toll on your mental wellbeing. But we can help! Beating the Winter Blues will help you stay upbeat and optimistic during the long winter season. You’ll learn stress management techniques that’ll keep you in a positive state of mind.

Your Body: From Head to Toe

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 our online course catalog at www.hr.upenn.edu/coursecatalog or contact Human Resources at (215) 898-5116 or suzsmith@upenn.edu

Pre-Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: What You Need to Know; February 2; noon–1 p.m.; free. Learn what pre-diabetes is and the role insulin resistance plays in a diagnosis. You’ll also find out risk factors for Metabolic Syndrome as well as symptoms for this condition. This workshop will be led by Carrie Burns, clinical assistant professor, Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, HUP.

Bariatric Surgery and Other Options; February 23; noon–1 p.m.; free. Bariatric surgery—also known as weight loss surgery—can be a confusing procedure, but we’ll teach you the ABCs of the process. You’ll learn what bariatric surgery involves and the risks associated with it. We’ll also discuss factors that make you a good candidate for this procedure as well as other non-surgical options. This workshop will be led by Amy Cha, assistant professor of surgery at HUP and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. 

Nutrition Workshops

If you’re like most people, you have plenty of questions about nutrition: What should I eat before and after a workout? How can I choose smarter, healthier foods at the grocery store or in a restaurant? Which vitamins should I be taking, if any? Get answers to these questions and more when you join Human Resources for an ongoing series of nutrition workshops. For more information about the workshops and to register, visit www.hr.upenn.edu/quality/wellness/workshops.aspx or contact Human Resources at (215) 898-5116 or suzsmith@upenn.edu.

Calories and Portion Control; February 15; noon–1 p.m.; free. Your body needs calories for energy. But too many or too few can sometimes lead to unhealthy weight loss or gain. Come to this workshop to learn basic guidelines for your caloric needs. You’ll also learn about serving sizes and how this contributes to your overall health. The workshop will be led by Suzanne Smith, health promotion program administrator, Quality of Worklife Programs, Human Resources.

—Division of Human Resources


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