Careers and ergonomics for you

Give your career a new look with these classes from Human Resources. For course locations and more information, call 215-898-3400 or visit www.hr.upenn.edu/learning. Registration required.

Professional Development Program

This newly revised program provides you with an opportunity to assess your career, skills and goals, both personal and professional.

During this two-day session, participants will work with a partner to develop a personalized learning plan. Format includes lecture, individual and group work.

- Nov. 12 and 13, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., $50

Words at Work

This three-day participatory writing program will give you an updated, practical, no-nonsense perspective on today’s business writing. The program challenges long-held assumptions about the “right” way to communicate and helps participants understand the dynamics of written communication.

- Nov. 13, 14 and 15, 9 a.m. to noon, $50

Up Is Not the Only Way

Are you looking for ways to expand your excitement and productivity in your current job? What are lateral moves? Why and when can they be smart career moves? This video offers lots of alternatives to the promotion-is-the-only-success way of thinking. Feel free to bring your lunch.

- Nov. 15, noon to 1 p.m., free, popcorn provided

QOWL workshop

The following is a list of Quality of Worklife workshops. Registration is required. For course locations and online registration visit www.hr.upenn.edu/quality/wellness/healthwellness.asp or contact Orna Rosenthal at 215-898-5116 or orna@hr.upenn.edu. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Workplace Ergonomics

Carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow and lumbosacral strain are just a few of the injuries that can result from excessive force or improper body alignment. Learning how the body is meant to work and identifying and eliminating ergonomic hazards can help prevent injuries both on and off the job. In this workshop, participants will learn how to identify potential ergonomic hazards in their workplace and home and devise solutions for modifying jobs, tasks and workstations to reduce the risk of injury.

- Nov. 14, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Originally published on October 31, 2002