Courses for a better you

Human Resources is offering courses to help you be better at your job and courses for your well-being.

Professional advice

Need a guide to a strange new territory called management? HR’s Learning and Education department now offers one.

- The four-week “Transitioning to Management” program, which begins Feb. 5, helps managers and supervisors transition into their new roles with ease. Topics covered include the importance of delegating tasks, establishing credibility and authority as a supervisor and managing performance issues in the workplace. The program costs $50 and is open to all new managers and supervisors.

Other upcoming Learning and Education programs for professionals include:

- ”Franklin Covey’s Planning for Results,” Jan. 24

- ”Projecting a Positive Professional Image,” Jan. 31

- “FISH! Tales,” Feb. 13

For information or to register for any of these workshops, visit www.hr.upenn.edu/learning on the Web. Registration required.

Treat yourself and your family well

Quality of Worklife Programs is offering a series of one-hour workshops on dependent care issues and emotional well-being this semester. The workshops, led by experts from LifeBalance and the Penn-Friends Employee Assistance Program, include an optional half-hour for discussion and role-playing.

Topics covered include:

- “Beating the Winter Blues,” Jan. 24

- “Helping Your Child Achieve in School: Assisting with Homework,” Feb. 7

- “Handling the Difficult and Angry Customer,” Feb. 21

- “Legal Issues for Older Relatives,” March 7

All workshops meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 223, Houston Hall. For more information about quality of work life programs, contact Orna Rosenthal (rosenthal@hr.upenn.edu or 215-898-5166); to register, visit www.hr.upenn.edu/quality/workshop.asp on theWeb. Registration required.

Originally published on January 24, 2002