Human Resources Upcoming Programs
September 18, 2012,
Volume 59, No. 04
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.
Effective Meetings; October 10; noon–2 p.m.; $40. Do you ever leave a meeting and wonder how useful it was? This webinar will show you how to make your meetings more effective. Learn how to prepare useful agendas and communicate effectively in order to make your next meeting a success.
Diversity Brown Bag–Sexual Harassment Awareness; October 11; noon–1 p.m.; free. Penn doesn’t tolerate sexual harassment in the workplace—and you shouldn’t either. Come to this workshop to get a better understanding of the University’s sexual harassment policy and how to keep your work environment positive and productive. You’ll learn what defines sexual harassment, how to resolve issues and complaints, and other resources to support you.
Career Focus Brown Bag–Dealing with Difficult People; October 16; 11 a.m.–noon; free. Do you have a manager who’s challenging to work with? Do you constantly butt heads with a fellow colleague? It’s not uncommon to work with difficult people from time to time, but it can affect how you feel about your job and your organization. Come to this workshop to learn what motivates difficult people and how to deal with them successfully in the workplace.
Penn Certificate Program in Administrative Excellence; begins October 23; multiple dates with varying times; $100. If you’re an administrative professional, we can help you master the tools and strategies you need to excel in your job. Learn valuables skills that’ll help you tackle any project that comes your way—from communication skills and time and stress management to organizing multiple projects and working more effectively with your manager. This multi-session program will show you top-notch techniques that can give you an edge in the administrative field.
Business Writing for Success; October 24 and 31; 12:30–2 p.m.; $40. Writing skills play a critical role in your career success—and this webinar will help you polish yours! Learn how to be a top-notch writer in the workplace. Get an overview of basic grammar rules—like subject/verb agreement, punctuation do’s and don’ts, 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.
Franklin Covey’s FOCUS; October 25; 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; $75. With so much happening in any given workday, how do you figure out what to tackle first? That’s when it’s time to FOCUS. This workshop will show you how to complete your most important tasks of the day so you accomplish not just some things, but the right things. Learn how to manage all of the information that comes your way—from emails and phone calls to multiple projects, meetings and deadlines. You’ll develop a planning system that’s tailored to your individual needs so you can lead a happier, more productive life.
What is Your Career GPS?;October 26; 9 a.m.–noon; $50. Is your career moving in the right direction? Well we can help you get (and stay) on track. Learn how to use a variety of career assessment tools to help you figure out your next steps. We’ll also teach you the ins and outs of networking and how to use technology to manage your career.
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; October 31; 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.
—Division of Human Resources