Human Resources: Upcoming Programs
October 15, 2013, Volume 60, No. 9
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.
Brown Bag Matinee: Office Etiquette—Using Technology Effectively in the Workplace;November 5; noon-1 p.m.; free. Do you know how to promote good office etiquette? Proper workplace interaction impacts our workplace in many ways, including productivity and relationships. Join us to learn what office etiquette is all about, and how it impacts the workplace. Understand why we may have different perspectives of appropriate etiquette, and learn tactics for interacting with others who may not be practicing it. This session focuses on the appropriate use of technology at work, including email, phone, social networking and other electronic devices.
Brown Bag Matinee: Ten Tips for Making Your Boss Your Biggest Fan; November 5; noon-1 p.m.; free. What do you need to do to be a star in your boss’ eyes? Doing your job well is only half the picture. Let us walk you through ten tips for making your boss your biggest fan!
Beyond Service Excellence: Connecting with the People We Serve; November 7; 9 a.m.-noon; $75. The only customers who will keep coming back and who will be consistently loyal—and recommend your services to others—are those who feel emotionally connected. Learn how to leverage opportunities to make a connection and what behaviors strengthen a connection.
Career Focus Brown Bag: Acing the Interview; November 15; 11 a.m.-noon; free. Prepare to ace your next interview! Let us take you step-by-step through the process of preparing for your next important job interview. By the end of this workshop you will be able to positively present yourself to a hiring manager, ask the right questions and demonstrate that you are the perfect fit for the job. Bring your questions and let’s prepare for the interview!
Brown Bag Matinee: Fear of Feedback;November 20; noon-1 p.m.; free. Giving feedback to your staff can improve their performance and make you more effective as a leader and manager. Receiving feedback can enhance your career and make your job more rewarding. Watch this video to learn how to help others understand the value of feedback. You’ll learn how the power differential affects giving and receiving feedback and why you need to stop guessing what your boss wants and seek out the feedback you need.
Webinar: Career Management in the Age of the App; November 20; 12:30-1:30 p.m.; free. This session will provide you with a new framework for thinking about your career advancement and will help you articulate big pictures goals and milestones for the next six months to one year.
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
Relaxing Ways to Manage Your Stress; November 13; noon–1 p.m.; free. Learn ways to implement a relaxation regimen at the beginning or end of the day—or both. Guided imagery also will be provided for an on-the-spot relaxation experience. Former participants are welcomed back to be reminded of tips for de-stressing and adding skills to their relaxation tool box.
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
Gentle Yoga; November 6; noon–1 p.m.; free. Explore the natural movements of the spine with slow and fluid moving bends and soft twists. Gentle Yoga will make you calmer, less anxious and less stressed as you connect these movements to your breath to create a pattern of positive repetitive healing movements. And as an added bonus, you’ll get a workout in the process. Please bring your own yoga mat for this event.
Healthy Eating Tips for the Holidays; November 20; noon-1 p.m.; free. Learn how to eat healthier during the holiday season! Find out the functions of different ingredients, and how you can modify recipes to reduce fat and sodium. You’ll also get to sample a healthy holiday recipe: apple cranberry muffins made with apple sauce, whole grain flour and oats.
—Division of Human Resources
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