Human Resources Upcoming Programs
July 17, 2012,
Volume 59, No. 01
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 Less; July 19, July 26 and August 2; 12:30–2 p.m.; $135. This three-session webinar series will show you how to better manage your time by working more strategically. You’ll learn how to deal with interruptions while staying focused on the task at hand, collaborate more effectively, manage competing priorities, and organize your electronic and paper files easily and efficiently.
Unlocking the Secrets of the Penn Library; July 20; noon–1:30 p.m.; free. Discover the ways the library can work for you. Learn how to access 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 Library. You’re welcome to attend just the informational session.
Brown Bag Matinee—Give ‘em the Pickle; July 23; 11 a.m.–noon; free. High-quality customer service is the key to a productive workplace. But how do you know if your service is up to snuff? Excellent customer service means knowing what your customers want and giving it to them—and this workshop will show you how to do it. You’ll learn how to make others your number one priority and how a positive attitude and teamwork can yield big results.
Career Focus Brown Bag—Professionalism and Business Etiquette; July 24; 1-2 p.m.; free. Have you ever felt uncomfortable at social events in the workplace? Wondered exactly what “business casual” means? Or been confused about who to introduce first? Learn how to build competence and display poise when it comes to business etiquette. This session will include top etiquette mistakes and how to avoid them.
Business Writing for Success; August 1 and 8; 12:30-2 p.m.; $40. Writing skills play a critical role in your career success—and this two-session webinar will help you polish yours. You’ll learn how to be a top-notch writer in the workplace. Get an overview of basic grammar rules like subject/verb agreement, punctuation, and word usage. You’ll also learn how to master the art of editing and proofreading, and how to organize every project so it’s well-written and error-free.
American Management Association—What Got You Here Won’t Get You There; August 2 and 3; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $75. Your talents, skills and accomplishments got you where you are today. But some of these behaviors could actually be holding you back now, and in ways you don’t expect. This two-day, interactive program will help you pinpoint key factors that may keep you from getting your next job.
Accomplishing More with Social Media; August 7 and 14; 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. This two-session webinar series will teach you about some of the most common social media applications and how to use them strategically.
Brown Bag Matinee—Focus Your Vision; August 15; 1-2 p.m.; free. Take a virtual vacation from your desk as you travel with former National Geographic photographer Dewitt Jones in this video presentation. Focus Your Vision creatively uses the striking photographic work of Jones to teach us the importance of direction and purpose as we set goals to accomplish in our personal and professional lives. You’ll learn seven concepts that are key to focusing successfully through this innovative and unusual training film.
Career Focus Brown Bag—Acing the Interview; August 21; 11 a.m.-noon; free. Let us take you step-by-step through the process of preparing for your next job interview. We’ll discuss all the ways you can show that you’re the perfect fit for the job, how to positively present yourself, and some important questions to ask the hiring manager. Bring your questions and let’s prepare for the interview!
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.aspx. Or contact Human Resources at (215) 898-5116 or email@example.com
5-a-Day the Color Way; July 26, August 2 and August 7; noon–1 p.m.; free. Do you know whether you’re getting enough color in your diet? Come to these workshops to learn about which fruits and vegetables make up the five color groupings (blue/purple, green, white, yellow/orange, and red) and why having a variety of these foods in your diet can make a big difference in your health. Each workshop will focus on a different set of colors and nutrients. You’ll also learn about food preparation tips and get menu ideas to incorporate what you learn. This workshop will be led by Suzanne Smith, health promotion specialist, Quality of Worklife Department, Human Resources.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Relaxing Ways to Manage Your Stress; August 14; noon–1 p. m.; free. Don’t let stress take a toll on your wellbeing. We can show you how to win the war on stress and become a pro at tackling tension. Come learn about different relaxation tools, guided imagery practices, and a variety of breathing and muscle relaxation techniques that you can use at work and at home.
Building Resilience and Avoiding Burnout; August 15; noon–1 p.m.; free. When it comes to road bumps on the job, it’s easy to get off track and lose sight of your goals. But we can show you how to rise to the top when change tries to get the best of you. This workshop will give you simple strategies for staying healthy and happy in times of disruptive change. Learn about the many factors that can lead to burnout, how to recognize the warning signs, and how to avoid them.
—Division of Human Resources