|Human Resources: Upcoming Programs
March 12, 2013,
Volume 59, No. 24
Professional and Personal Development
Improve your skills and get ahead in your career by taking advantage of the many development opportunities provided by HR. You can register for programs by visiting knowledgelink.upenn.edu or by contacting Learning and Education at (215) 898-3400.
Business Writing for Professionals; April 2; 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m.; $75. Communication skills can make or break your professional image. You need to know how to deliver clear, compelling messages in order to meet your workplace goals—and we’ll show you how. This workshop will teach you top-notch business writing techniques to inform and persuade your readers. You’ll learn straightforward steps to help you communicate with clarity and ease. We’ll also show you how to organize your thoughts and present messages in a way that earns respect and credibility and achieves positive results.
Multi-Generations in the Workplace; April 4; 1-2 p.m.; free. If you’re like most people, you probably work alongside multiple generations of people—from recent graduates to seasoned professionals to those on the verge of retirement. With so many diverse backgrounds and experiences, how do you come together as a team in order to achieve common goals? We’ll tell you! Come learn about generational differences in the workplace and how they impact the way you think and behave on the job. You’ll learn how generation gaps impact communication and how you can create a more collaborative work environment for all generations.
Office Etiquette Brown Bag: Creating and Maintaining a Good Work Environment; April 9; noon-1 p.m.; free. How you look and act on the job is just as important to your success as the work you do. From the way you dress to how you communicate with your colleagues, proper office etiquette can help you get the work results you want. Join us to learn what office etiquette is all about. You’ll learn how your language, attire, and personal space can affect your work relationships. We’ll also give you tips for interacting with people who don’t practice proper office etiquette.
Brown Bag Matinee: Giving and Receiving Feedback; April 17; 1-2 p.m.; free. Feedback is critical to your professional growth. Whether you’re supervising others or need to gauge your own work performance, feedback can help you develop and move forward. This workshop will show you the ins and outs of giving effective feedback. You’ll learn how to communicate the results you want and support your message with appropriate body language. You’ll also learn strategies for how to receive feedback and avoid a defensive reaction.
Using the Tuition Benefit for You and Your Family; April 23; noon-1 p.m.; free. Tuition assistance is one of the many perks of being a faculty or staff member at Penn. Come learn how to take advantage of this valuable benefit. A Q&A session will address any questions you have about using the tuition benefit for yourself or your family.
Quality of Worklife Workshops
Dealing with the demands of work and your personal life can be challenging. These free workshops, sponsored by HR 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 details and to register, visit www.hr.upenn.edu/myhr/registration or call (215) 573-2471 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Relaxing Ways to Manage Your Stress; April 24; noon–1 p.m.; free. A heavy workload, long hours at the office, and a growing list of family responsibilities can be overwhelming. But simple breathing and relaxation exercises can help you de-stress—and we’ll show you how! Come learn different breathing and muscle relaxation tips you can use every day at work and at home. You’ll participate in a number of guided imagery exercises to help you make stress management a lifelong habit.
—Division of Human Resources