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Human Resources: Upcoming Programs

September 6, 2011, Volume 58, No. 02

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 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.

Brown Bag Matinee—Harassment: A New Look; September 14; noon–1 p.m.; free. Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act forbids harassment and discrimination based on a person’s race, color, religion, sex and national origin. But many types of harassment, like workplace bullying, aren’t necessarily covered by this landmark law. This film will raise your awareness of harassment in today’s workplace—from joking and intimidation to cyber bullying and sexting.

Career Focus Brown Bag—Tools for the Job Search; September 21; noon–1 p.m.; free. Discover the secrets to making your job search a successful one. We’ll give you the tools you need to navigate today’s job market and find a job that’s right for you. Learn how a personal introduction, dynamic resume and targeted action plan can get your career moving in the right direction. We’ll also show you how social media tools like LinkedIn can play an important role in your job search.

Technical Tips…at Your Fingertips
Improve your technical skills with these online workshops. Human Resources is offering a series of webinars that’ll teach you tips and shortcuts for programs like Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Learn the latest tools and techniques right from your own desktop. You can register for programs by visiting the Human Resources online course catalog at www.hr.upenn.edu/coursecatalog and selecting “webinars” from the Browse by Category menu. Or contact Learning and Education at (215) 898-3400 for more details.

Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Techniques; September 14; 2:30–4 p.m.; $40. Microsoft Excel is chock full of features that can help support your work objectives—and this webinar will show you how to use them. You’ll learn advanced features such as data entry, manipulation and presentation; enabling multiple users to share workbooks and track and edit changes; and creating templates. This webinar is ideal for individuals who are familiar with Excel and want to enhance your current skills and understanding of the application.

Advanced Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Pivot Tables; September 20; noon–2 p.m.; $40. Learn how to leverage the power of pivot tables to analyze and present your data in exciting ways. This webinar will teach you how to prepare information for pivot tables, perform advanced analysis and comparison of data, filter and format reports, add formulas to charts and tables, and incorporate pivot table reports into Microsoft Word documents.

Microsoft Office SharePoint Services 3.0 Techniques; September 20; noon–2 p.m.; $40. See how Microsoft SharePoint can be used to collaborate with others, reduce the need for email and make meetings more effective. You’ll learn how to use document libraries, calendars, and tasks; create and share websites; and use discussion forums, blogs and wikis to manage information.

Microsoft Office 2010 Tips and Tricks Crash Course; September 27; noon–2 p.m.; $40. Take your Microsoft Office skills to the next level. This webinar will teach you powerful techniques that can save you time and help you get the results you want. You’ll learn shortcuts for handling your email in Outlook; become a pro at building templates in PowerPoint; get some advanced styling and formatting tips for Word; and see how to create lists and reports in Excel.

Healthy Living
Get the tools you need to live well year-round. From expert nutrition and weight loss advice to exercise and disease prevention strategies, we can help you kick-start your body and embrace a healthy lifestyle. These free workshops are sponsored by Human Resources. For complete details and to register, visit www.hr.upenn.edu/quality/wellness/workshops.aspxor contact Human Resources at (215) 898-5116 or suzsmith@upenn.edu.

Starting an Exercise Program: What You Need to Know; September 13; noon–1 p.m.; free. Exercise and good health go hand in hand. But if you’re new to the fitness scene, or it’s been a while since you’ve worked out, how do you start an exercise program that’s right for you? Well we’ve got the answers. This workshop will show you how to create a fitness plan that fits your lifestyle. You’ll learn how much exercise is too much, what you should and shouldn’t be doing, and how to incorporate exercise into a busy schedule.

Fat-Free or Not? September 29; noon–1 p.m.; free. Fat is vital to a healthy diet, but not all fats are created equal. So how do you know when to dig in and when to steer clear of this confusing nutrient? Well we have the answers for you! This workshop will show you what kind of role fat should play in your diet and how much you should consume in order to maintain good health. You’ll also learn how to avoid empty calories and feast on more wholesome foods instead.

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. For complete details and to register, visit www.hr.upenn.edu/coursecatalog or contact Human Resources at (215) 573-2471 or gstull@upenn.edu

Assertive Communication; September 22; noon–1 p.m.; free. Want to learn how to express yourself better? Being assertive is the key to effective communication, and we can show you how it’s done. Come to this workshop to learn how to express your thoughts more clearly and stand up for your point of view. You’ll also discover how being assertive can boost your confidence and improve your ability to resolve conflicts.

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