|Human Resources: Upcoming Programs
January 15, 2013,
Volume 59, No. 17
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 knowledgelink.upenn.edu or by contacting Learning and Education at (215) 898-3400.
AMA’s Negotiating to Win;February 5 and 6; 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; $75. Negotiating is at the heart of a productive workplace. That means knowing how to listen, communicate and persuade others in order to create a win-win situation for everyone—and we’ll tell you how to do it. This two-day hands-on seminar will give you a step-by-step approach to effective negotiation. You’ll learn how to identify problems, understand other people’s perspectives, and offer solutions that can benefit both sides.
Office Etiquette Brown Bag—Using Technology Effectively in the Workplace;February 7; noon–1 p.m.; free. Technology is everywhere in today’s workplace—from email to cell phones to social media. But how you use those tools on the job is a matter of office etiquette, and we’ll show you how to polish yours. Join us to learn the ins and outs of office etiquette and how it impacts your relationships with your colleagues. You’ll learn why people have different perspectives on appropriate etiquette and how to interact with others who aren’t practicing proper etiquette.
Discovering the Benefits at Penn; February 13; 11 a.m.–noon; free. We’re justifiably proud of our great benefits at Penn. But with so many resources at your fingertips, there’s a good chance you don’t know about all of them—and now’s your chance to learn! Come discover over 50 benefits you can take advantage of just by being part of the Penn community.
Affirmative Action—Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA);February 15; noon–1 p.m.; free. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) provides protection from discrimination on the basis of disability. This workshop will give you an overview of the ADA and how to apply it to Penn. You’ll learn about relevant Penn policies, the best ways to identify reasonable accommodations, and how to incorporate people with disabilities into the workplace.
Brown Bag Matinee—Do You Want to Go to Abeline? Improve Your Decision-Making Skills;February 19; 11 a.m.–noon; free. Have you ever said “yes” to a proposed group decision when you really wanted to say “no”? This video will show you how common—and costly—it is to support group plans that you really don’t believe in. You’ll also learn how to create a work environment where people are free to disagree and encouraged to voice their true opinions.
Expanding Your Assertiveness in Communications; February 20; 9 a.m.–noon; $50. Being assertive is the key to effective communication. But it’s not always easy to speak clearly and stand up for your point of view, especially when you need to overcome conflict in order to achieve results. Join us for an in-depth look at assertive communication. You’ll learn about different ways to effectively communicate with your colleagues, and discover how to think (and act) assertively.
Words@Work; February 26; March 7 and 11; 9 a.m.–noon; $75. Do you know the right way to communicate on the job? We’ll tell you during his three-day workshop which will help you become a top-notch writer in the workplace. You’ll learn about the dynamics of written communication and get hands-on experience using the latest writing tools. You’ll also discover how to energize your writing so it’s clear, powerful and on target. We’ll also give you tips on how to revise your own work.
Career Focus Brown Bag—Building Confidence; February 27; 1–2 p.m.; free. Projecting confidence is important in your quest to move forward in your career, and we can help. Come learn how to build a confident presence on the job. You’ll learn strategies to help boost your self-esteem—and power 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/myhr/registration or contact Human Resources at (215) 573-2471 or firstname.lastname@example.org
MAPS for Quitting Smoking; January 23; noon–1 p.m.; free. Learn how you can kick your nicotine habit for good! Offered by the Perelman School of Medicine’s Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Nicotine Addiction (CIRNA) Center, MAPS for Quitting Smoking will teach you the ABCs of smoking cessation and help you on your quest to stop smoking. If you’re eligible to participate, you’ll receive nicotine patch therapy and smoking cessation counseling at no cost to you.
Relaxing Ways to Manage Your Stress; January 30; 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