Your career on track

Keeping your career on track is a breeze 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.

Brown Bag Matinee: “Clown”

A thought-provoking and entertaining addition to diversity-awareness training, this film follows the lives of three “Clown-Americans” and their families as they make poignant observations about life on the other side of stereotypes inspired by their clown heritage. This unique program combines drama and comedy to explore the effects of bias and racism in America.

Jan. 22, noon to 1 p.m., popcorn provided

What Matters Most

Back by popular demand, this time management workshop for the entire business of living helps you focus your time, energy and resources on things that are most important to you, using videos, group discussions and plenty of hands-on exercises. It’s an ideal first-time workshop or an excellent renewal course for those who have experienced TimeQuest or First Things First.

Jan. 23, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., $50.00, price includes the Franklin Planner

Partnering with Your Boss

As an administrative professional, you are often called upon to communicate, plan, organize, negotiate and participate in decision-making at very high levels. Attend this seminar and you’ll return to work better able to support your organization’s/boss’s goals. You’ll learn how to adapt to various communication styles; how to establish trust, credibility and authority, to strengthen your relationship with your boss; and how to manage tasks that impact your boss’s productivity. The class is geared towards senior administrative support staff, executive secretaries, administrative assistants, staff assistants and executive assistants.

Feb. 4 and 5, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., $50

Transitioning to Management at Penn

This program will help new managers and supervisors at Penn ease into their roles. Participants will learn the difference between working and managing and understand why the delegation of work is a necessary skill. Participants will also receive guidance on establishing authority as a supervisor and will learn techniques for managing performance issues in the workplace. Key human resource management principles will also be covered.

Participants meet weekly and also work on-line, utilizing and becoming familiar with Penn’s resources on the Web.

Feb. 7, 9 a.m. to 4:30p.m, Feb. 14 and 21, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Feb. 28 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., $50

Originally published on January 16, 2003