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Human Resources Upcoming Programs

May 8, 2012, Volume 58, No. 33

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 Human Resources online course catalog at www.hr.upenn.edu/coursecatalog or by contacting Learning and Education at (215) 898-3400.

Accomplishing More with Social Media; June 5, 12; 3–4:30 p.m.; $40. Think you don’t need to know about tools like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter? Think again! Millions of people utilize social media vehicles in the workplace every day, which means you need to know how to leverage them to meet your professional goals. We’ll teach you about some of the most common social media applications and how to use them strategically.

Managing and Organizing Your Email Inbox Using Microsoft Outlook 2007; June 7; 12:30–2 p.m.; $40. If you’re looking for ways to manage your email inbox and avoid email overload, this webinar is for you. Learn techniques and shortcuts that will save you time and help you get maximum results from your email.

Microsoft Access Techniques—Intermediate; June 7; 12:30–2 p.m.; $40. If you’re familiar with Microsoft Access but want to expand your skills, this webinar is for you. You’ll learn about the more powerful tools in Access, like how to use advanced field types, move data within tables, customize forms and reports, automate tasks with macros and more.

Effective Business Email Writing; June 7; 2:30–4 p.m.; $40. If your email lands in an overflowing inbox, how do you ensure it gets the attention it deserves? We’ll tell you! This webinar will show you how to develop and write content so your messages are opened and easily understood.

Franklin Covey’s FOCUS; June 8; 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; $75. With so much happening in any given workday, how do you figure out what to tackle first? Learn how to manage all of the information that comes your way—from emails to phone calls to multiple project deadlines. You’ll develop a planning system that’s tailored to your individual needs so you can lead a happier, more productive life.

Brown Bag Matinee—You’re Not Listening; June 13; noon–1 p.m.; free. Although listening is one of the keys to success, most of us don’t do it very well. Whether you get distracted or simply tune out when someone else is speaking, information often goes in one ear and out the other. But practice makes perfect, and we can help you polish your listening skills like a pro. This video will help you identify poor listening habits and show you how to overcome them. You’ll learn how to use body language to be more attentive and when to close your mouth (and open your ears).

Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Techniques; June 13; 12:30–2 p.m.; $40. Microsoft Excel is chock full of features that can help support your work objectives—and this webinar will highlight them. Learn advanced features such as data entry, manipulation and presentation; enabling multiple users to share workbooks and track and edit changes; and creating templates.

Microsoft Word 2007 Techniques; June 13; 2:30–4 p.m.; $40. Tap into the power of Microsoft Word to help meet your professional goals. This webinar will show you advanced features in Word that can save you time and resources when you’re working on documents. You’ll learn how to use bookmarks and hyperlinks, create charts and graphs, review and edit documents with tracked changes, and how to generate an index and a table of contents.

Microsoft Project 2007 Techniques; June 14; noon–2 p.m.; $40. If you want to enhance your project management skills, this webinar can help. Microsoft Project 2007 gives you powerful project management tools to help you stay on top of your workload more effectively. You’ll get tips on how to successfully organize your work, manage calendars, update your project timeline and more.

Microsoft Office 2010 Tips and Tricks Crash Course; June 19; 2:30–4 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.


Almanac - May 8, 2012, Volume 58, No. 33