HR classes add polish to your professional and home life

Your career and well-being take a leap with help from the folks at Human Resources. Take advantage of these upcoming Learning and Education classes and Quality of Worklife workshops.

For course locations and more information on Learning and Education classes, call 215-898-3400 or visit Registration required for most programs.

QOWL course locations and online registration can be found at or contact Human Resources at 215-898-5116 or

Talking to Your Teenager

Adolescence is a time of great change, which can be confusing to both teens and parents. Gain insight into common struggles for teenagers; get tips on how to manage tough times; and come away with strategies for increasing positive communication. This QOWL-sponsored workshop is led by an expert from Penn’s Employee Assistance Program and Work/Life Benefit Provider. Feel free to bring your lunch.

April 3, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., free


Difficulty falling and/or staying asleep affects nearly everyone at some time. This video, part of the Time-Life Medical Series, will give specific solutions for getting a good night’s sleep. During this QOWL workshop, patients will understand what is happening inside their bodies and how a diagnosis is made. The video also presents treatment options that patients can discuss with their doctors and answers frequently asked questions. Charles Cantor, a physician with Penn’s Division of Sleep Medicine, will be on hand to provide additional information and to answer questions. Feel free to bring your lunch.

April 8, noon to 1 p.m., free

FISH! And FISH! Tales

The popular “FISH!” video returns along with its sequel “FISH! Tales” in this Learning and Education course. Come see how the fishmongers of Seattle’s Pike Place Fish Market put fun and meaning into their jobs. Learn about the Fish! Philosophy: Play, make their day, be there, and choose your attitude.

April 16, noon to 1 p.m., free, popcorn provided

He Said, She Said: Communicating Across the Gender Gap

Do you ever feel as if members of the opposite gender don’t understand you? What is the best way to make yourself heard? This QOWL seminar examines gender differences in communication and provides techniques for effectively interacting with those of the opposite gender. Feel free to bring your lunch.

April 17, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., free

Originally published on April 3, 2003