Human Resources: Upcoming Programs
August 26, 2014, Volume 61, No. 02
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 http://knowledgelink.upenn.edu or contacting Learning and Education at (215) 898-3400.
Essentials of Management introductory session; September 3; 9 a.m.–noon; $250. Essentials of Management provides new managers with knowledge of effective management practices, applicable skills and the information needed to manage people. Through active learning, participation and dialog, you can increase knowledge of human resource management practices and other key workplace considerations. Interact with a cohort of peer managers over a four-to-five month period to develop your management skills through the various parts of the employee life cycle, including interviewing, hiring, development, engagement and performance management.
Achieving Exemplary Staff Recognition; September 4; noon-1 p.m.; free. Staff recognition is not just about saying “thank you” when someone does a good job. And it’s not just about monetary rewards. Recognizing staff also includes effective communication that impacts people as well as the University. If you’re a Penn supervisor or manager, join this session to learn how to motivate employees by recognizing their achievements and accomplishments.
Brown Bag Matinee: Writing Emails That Get to the Point!;September 16; 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.
AMA’s Essentials of Project Management for the Non-Project Manager; September 17-18; 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; $75. Successful teamwork requires everyone on the team to use a common language and have a clear understanding of all expectations. This unique seminar is designed for individuals with little or no prior knowledge of project management who serve on project management teams—or those who are making the transition to project management or simply want to learn more about it. In just two days, you’ll develop an understanding of essential terminology and apply basic project management tools and techniques to increase your effectiveness on teams and in your own role.
Brown Bag—Expanding Your Household; September 19; noon–1 p.m.; free. This seminar, hosted by PNCBank, covers middle career financial goals.
Career Focus Brown Bag: Communicating Your Value by Factoring Your Skills, Interests and Abilities; September 25; 1–2 p.m.; free. Winners in the workplace are those who understand their value and are able to communicate that value to others in a powerful way. Need help figuring out exactly what value you bring and best ways to communicate it? Come to this session armed with some ideas about the accomplishments you’ve had in your life and we’ll help you factor out your strengths, the value that you bring and ways to communicate it!
Mastering Time and Task Management; September 30; 9 a.m.-noon; $75. The Mastering Time and Task Management training course will equip you with the tools, knowledge, insights and skills to make you more effective and productive. You’ll learn how to plan each day, prioritize tasks, say “no” to nonessential tasks, delegate, limit distractions and manage multiple priorities and tasks more efficiently.
Mastering Time and Task Management; September 30; 1:30-4:30 p.m.; $75. See description above.
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
Stress Management; September 9; noon-1 p.m.; free. Learn to manage stress to improve your quality of life. Participants will discover responses to relaxation, the physical and mental signs of relaxation and specific relaxation exercises and techniques. This workshop is sponsored by Human Resources and led by Gregg Mattison, an expert from Penn’s Employee Assistance Program and Work & Family Resources provider, Penn Behavioral Health. Please feel free to bring your lunch.
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) 573-2471 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair Yoga; September 3; 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.
Chair Yoga; September 17; noon-1 p.m.; free.See description above.
Gentle Yoga; September 11; noon-1 p.m.; free. Let your body reward itself with movement! Join us for this Gentle Yoga session and explore the natural movements of the spine with slow and fluid moving bends and soft twists. During this session, you will flow into modified sun salutations that loosen those tightened muscles and joints of the lower back, neck, shoulders, and wrists. And as an added bonus, you’ll get a workout in the process. Mats and props will be provided.
Gentle Yoga; September 25; noon-1 p.m.; free. See description above.
—Division of Human Resources
Related: 2013-2014 Flexible Spending Account Claims Due September 30