|Human Resources: Upcoming Programs
August 27, 2013,
Volume 60, No. 2
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.
Buying a Home Through Penn’s Home Ownership Program; September 5; noon–1 p.m.; free. Discover how you can use Penn’s Home Ownership Program to buy a home or make home improvements in the West Philadelphia neighborhood. You’ll learn about eligibility requirements as well as other resources to help you with the home-buying process, like educational workshops on credit, loans and related topics.
Essentials of Management; startsSeptember 11; multiple dates with multiple times; $250. Learn the most effective management tools, skills and information to do your job well. This program, which is customized for new managers and experienced managers who are new to Penn, can help you excel in your job and career. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in a 360-degree feedback process that will provide valuable data about your current skills. Plus, you’ll be part of a cohort of fellow managers who can provide invaluable peer experience and support.
Brown Bag Matinee: Building a Winning Team; September 12; noon–1 p.m.; free. Fear and uncertainty in the workplace hurt the morale of teams and lead to pessimism, poor focus and subpar performance. Through this brown bag matinee, you will learn strategies for successfully uniting teams. You will see how sharing a unifying vision rallies a team, and how positivity, celebrating success and addressing negativity are critical to a team’s success.
Brown Bag Matinee: Discovering the Benefits at Penn; September 17; noon–1 p.m.; free. We’re justifiably proud of the 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. Come discover over 50 benefits you can take advantage of just by being part of the Penn community.
Career Focus Brown Bag: Building Confidence; September 17; 1–2 p.m.; free. Projecting a confident professional presence is important in your quest to be effective in your current role and to move to the next level in your career. Would you like to learn ways to appear more confident in the workplace and ultimately build more confidence? Attend this presentation, explore some ideas with us, and get some tips
Business Writing for Professionals; September 26; 9 a.m.-noon or 1:30–4:30 p.m.; $75. Learn how to write effective business communications that will persuade and inform your readers. You will untangle the writing process and break it down into a handful of straightforward steps that will help you communicate with clarity and ease. You’ll learn to organize thoughts and present messages in a way that earns respect, credibility and achieves positive results.
Building Personal and Professional Networks; September 27; 11 a.m.–noon; free.Personal networks benefit organizations as well as individuals by enhancing productivity and improving communication between different departments. The strongest networks allow access to unexpected, non-redundant information by creating ties to a wide spectrum of otherwise unconnected individuals. Join us and learn concrete suggestions for building an effective and efficient personal network.
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/registrationor contact HR at (215) 573-2471 or email@example.com
Relaxing Ways to Manage Your Stress; September 12; 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.
Healthy Living Workshops
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; September 11; noon–1 p.m.; free. Interested in trying yoga but don’t know where to start? Join us for our chair yoga series. 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.
Fall 5K Walk; September 20; noon–1 p.m.; free. Walking is a great way to stay fit—not to mention lower your blood pressure, cholesterol and risk of diabetes. So grab your sneakers and a bottle of water, and join us for a 5K walk (3.1 miles).
Tips for Quick and Healthy Food Prep; September 25; noon–1 p.m.; free. Learn how to whip up healthy snack foods quickly and easily! This hands-on workshop will teach you short-cut methods for preparing healthy snacks, and give you the chance to practice some of these methods on the spot. You’ll also have the opportunity to sample some of the delicious results, such as salsa and cold cucumber salad.
—Division of Human Resources