Courses to use in your career

Here are some other Human Resource programs to take part in. Classes meet 3624 Market Street, Suite 1B South, unless noted otherwise. For more information, call 215-898-3400 or visit www.hr.upenn.edu/learning. Registration required.

The Grammar Course

In business, how you state your message can be as influential, or as damaging, as the message itself. Eliminate embarrassing grammatical mistakes, and improve the way you communicate in this course.

- April 10 and 11, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., $50

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap, with Jim Collins

Author Jim Collins has spent over a decade researching great companies. In this live, interactive satellite class, he’ll talk about how great companies grow and attain superior performance and how good companies can become great companies. The program includes a 30-minute Q&A session.

- April 10, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Dunlop Auditorium, Stemmler Hall, 3450 Hamilton Walk, free

Annual Briefing for Administrative Professionals: Take Charge of Your Life, featuring Suze Orman

In this live satellite transmission, Suze Orman, financial contributor to NBC News’ “Today” and author of “9 Steps to Financial Freedom,” will provide advice on nine practical and spiritual steps you can take to learn how to stop worrying, control your finances and enjoy greater financial freedom. Lunch is provided.

- April 24, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Class of 1962 Auditorium, John Morgan Building, 3620 Hamilton Walk, $15

Human Resource Management Principles

This four-session, weekly program uses both classroom and online instruction and is designed for all managers who want to learn about the principles and processes associated with human resources management. The course will cover Penn’s hiring process, selection standards, interviewing, the legal aspects of employment and affirmative action, and how to use Penn’s technology for information related to human resources issues.

- April 9, 16, 23, and 30, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., $50

Delegating for Diehards

Learn how to analyze your tasks, select the right delegatee and communicate effectively in this brown bag matinee featuring a how-to video. Popcorn is free.

- April 15, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., free

Originally published on March 28, 2002