Human Resources: Upcoming April Programs
March 18, 2014, Volume 60, No. 26
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 visitinghttp://knowledgelink.upenn.edu or contacting Learning and Education at (215) 898-3400.
Brown Bag Matinee: Writing Emails That Get to the Point!; April 1; 1–2 p.m.; free. Because so many of your communications are via email, this is a great chance for you to spend a short time learning how to do it better. Email demands clear and efficient writing, but we’ve all seen how easily misunderstandings in email messages can compromise clear communication. Attend this helpful brown bag to get a fast-paced, hands-on lesson to strengthen your email writing skills. Through examples and exercises, you will learn how to target your audience, get to the point, and develop and maintain a professional email style.
Affording Your Home; April 14; noon–1 p.m.; free. Learn all of the important things that you need to know about owning your own home including homeowners insurance, real estate taxes and home repairs. This session will be hosted by Penn Home Ownership Services and Wells Fargo.
Career Focus Brown Bag: Building Confidence; April 15; noon–1 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!
Brown Bag Matinee: Fear of Feedback; April 16; 9–10 a.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: Creativity and Innovation; April 18; 12:30–1:45 p.m.; free. Leaders, managers and staff members who want to increase the use of creativity and innovation in the workplace. Creativity becomes a necessity as organizations move to the mature stages of quality, empowerment and high performance. Most leaders, managers and staff utilize less than 50% of their creative and intuitive ability. This is not because of inherent limitations, but because of unawareness of how to incorporate relatively simple procedures utilizing visualization, the sleep state, subliminal perception, the integrated model of the brain and other leading-edge creativity concepts into their daily job performance. This program focuses on the extent to which individuals function within self-imposed limitations which are barriers to creativity and shows how to overcome them.
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 complete details and to register, visit www.hr.upenn.edu/myhr/registration or contact HR at (215) 573-2471 or email@example.com
How to Use Your Reason and Emotion to Resolve Conflict; April 16; noon–1 p.m. Learn how to navigate the political waters at work and in your personal life with this revealing program. This seminar shows how both reason and emotion can spark and fuel disagreements. Understanding the connection between thoughts, emotions and conflicts will help you resolve disputes, avoid unnecessary clashes and face the conflicts that you can’t avoid.
Talking to Your Kids about Alcohol and Drugs: Sooner is Better than Later; April 30; noon–1 p.m.; free. The time to talk with your kids about tobacco, drugs and alcohol may be sooner than you think. Many kids start using tobacco by age 11 and are addicted by age 14. This workshop will prepare you to handle this tough subject by giving you basic information and action steps to keep children safe from drugs. The presenter will discuss when to start talking with children about drugs and alcohol, teaching them facts and helping them to say “no.”
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 HR. For details and to register, visit www.hr.upenn.edu/myhr/registration and choose Health Promotions from the Browse by Category section. Or contact HR at (215) 573-2471 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Gentle Yoga; April 2; noon–1 p.m.; free. Gentle Yoga will open the pathways of energy and freedom in your body. Natural movements will loosen those tightened muscles and joints of the lower back, neck, shoulders and wrists. You’ll feel calmer, less anxious and less stressed as we create a pattern of positive repetitive healing motion. And as an added bonus, you’re getting a workout in the process. This session will be led by Lieutenant John Wylie, Department of Public Safety at Penn. Please bring your own yoga mat for this event.
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