|Human Resources: Upcoming Programs
April 16, 2013,
Volume 59, No. 29
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.
Resolving Conflict Proactively; May 7; 9 a.m.–noon; $75. You’re bound to run into conflict over the course of your career. That means you have to know how to problem-solve and keep your colleagues working as a team—and we’ll show you how. This workshop will teach you the ins and outs of managing conflict like a pro. You’ll learn techniques to help you overcome obstacles and develop win-win solutions for everyone.
Career Focus Brown Bag: Managing Your Workplace Relationships; May 9; 1 p.m.-2 p.m.; free. How you deal with your colleagues plays an important role in how you feel about your job. This workshop will help you understand what motivates the people you work with and how you can successfully relate to them in the workplace. You’ll leave this program with top-notch strategies to help you maintain positive relationships with your co-workers.
Brown Bag Matinee: Who Moved My Cheese? A Guide to Handling Change; May 29; noon-1 p.m.; free. The world moves at an astounding rate—and you need to know how to adapt in order to be successful. This video will teach you powerful techniques to help you cope with change. You’ll discover how to minimize stress, move forward and be productive in the face of change.
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 email@example.com
Parenting Styles for Teens; May 15; noon-1 p.m.; free. Children change at a rapid pace, especially when they reach their teenage years. That means you need to know what kind of changes to expect—and how your parenting style should adapt. Come learn about common developmental changes that occur in adolescents and how they can affect you and your child. You’ll get valuable tips on how to maintain a healthy and productive relationship with your teenager.
Relaxing Ways to Manage Your Stress; May 29; 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.
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/myhr/registration, and choose Health Promotions from the Browse by Category section. Or contact Human Resources at (215) 898-5116 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair Yoga; May 1; noon-1 p.m.; free. If you’ve been tempted to try yoga but don’t like the idea of striking a pose, it’s time to try chair yoga. Chair yoga is a more moderate form of yoga that’s done while sitting in a chair or using a chair for support. You get the same benefits of a regular yoga workout (like increased strength, flexibility and balance), but don’t have to master complex poses. Chair yoga can even better your breathing and teach you how to relax your mind and improve your wellbeing. Plus, you don’t have to worry about your experience or flexibility since chair yoga can be modified for all levels. This workshop will be led by Lieutenant John Wylie, department of public safety at Penn.
—Division of Human Resources