|Human Resources: Upcoming Programs
May 21, 2013,
Volume 59, No. 33
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.
Inspiring and Engaging Employees Through Storytelling; June 4; 11 a.m.-noon; free. Stories are a powerful tool for connecting with people on an emotional level. But did you know stories can also have a powerful impact on workplace productivity? Discover how to motivate your colleagues using the art of storytelling. You’ll learn how stories can change attitudes and behavior and help people feel like they’re part of the larger mission at Penn.
Preparing to Retire within the Next Few Years; June 11; 11 a.m.-noon; free. Retiring from Penn has plenty of perks. But it takes careful preparation, and you may have some questions along the way. Am I eligible for medical benefits? What’s the Rule of 75? What benefits are available to me when I retire? This workshop will give you answers to these questions and more. You’ll also get an overview of Social Security and Medicare.
Planning for Retirement Early in Your Career; June 18; noon-1 p.m.; free. It’s never too soon to start planning your financial future. Even if retirement is years away, now’s the time to prepare. Come learn about the many resources at Penn to help you save for retirement. You’ll get an overview of the University’s retirement plans and how you can use them to build your nest egg. You’ll also learn about other financial planning resources at Penn to help you on the road to retirement.
Mastering Time and Task Management; June 20; 1-4 p.m.; $75. Discover the secrets to being more effective and productive at work. You’ll learn how to plan your day, prioritize tasks, and say “no” to nonessential tasks. We’ll also show you how to delegate, limit distractions and manage multiple tasks like a pro.
Career Focus Brown Bag: Developing Your Professional Presence and Image; June 26; 1-2 p.m.; free. A professional presence is critical to moving forward in your career. But what does it mean to be professional? Come find out at this workshop. We’ll show you how your presence—how you look, act and sound—contributes to your sense of professionalism. You’ll learn how best to communicate your professional self to advance your career.
Brown Bag Matinee: Accountability That Works!; July 9; noon-1 p.m.; free. Take charge of your actions and find out what it takes to get the results you’re looking for. Join us for an engaging video and discussion that’ll teach you what it means to be responsible, empowered and accountable in the workplace.
Healthy Summer Living Workshop Series
It’s summertime, and the living is—healthy! Join us for a workshop series this July that will show you how to have fun and be well this season. Whether you’re hitting the beach, taking a vacation, or planning a backyard barbecue, get summertime tips on how to enjoy yourself the healthy way.
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
Bike Safety; July 10; noon-1 p.m.; free. Biking is a great way to exercise and explore when you travel for summer vacation. But before you go for a ride in unfamiliar territory, you need to be smart and stay safe. This workshop will cover the ins and outs of bike safety when you’re cruising on two wheels in a new place. You’ll learn how to find bike rental shops, choose the right bike and helmet, and what type of clothing to wear when you ride. We’ll also tell you what to bring on a bike ride, how to secure your bike when you park it, and more. This workshop will be led by the Bike Coalition of Philadelphia.
Exercising on the Fly; July 31; noon-1 p.m.; free. Vacation is a great time to relax and reenergize. But you don’t have to put exercise on the back burner when you leave town. Come learn the secrets to staying fit while you travel. You’ll get tips on how to stay motivated and maintain your fitness routine no matter where you go. You’ll learn what it takes to adapt your exercise plans to a new climate—like how to stay fit in a hot, humid place or how to bring your indoor routine outside—and how to keep up with exercise when your normal routine changes. This workshop will be led by Raina Vyas, Health Promotion Specialist in Penn Human Resources.
—Division of Human Resources