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October HR Programs

Further your professional and personal development by taking advantage of upcoming Human Resources programs offered by the departments of Learning and Education and Quality of Work Life. Note that you must pre-register for all programs by visiting the online Course Catalog at www.hr.upenn.edu (click on Course Catalog at top of page).

Learning and Education

Learn valuable skills through American Management Association (AMA) programs, Brown Bag Matinees, Career Focus Brown Bags, and other programs. Don't forget to pre-register. For questions on L&E programs, call (215) 898-3400 or visit www.hr.upenn.edu/learning.

Professional Development Program—Words at Work: The Latest in Business Writing
October 1, 5, and 8; 9 a.m.-noon; $50 fee
  • Update your business writing skills with this participatory writing program. The program challenges long-held assumptions about the "right" way to communicate, provides you with the latest writing tools, and helps you understand the dynamics of written communication.

Professional Development Program—Essentials of Management
Begins October 19; 8-month program with multiple dates and times; $200 fee

  • Specifically designed for managers, this 8-month program provides you with the knowledge of effective management practices and applicable skills, and the information needed to do your job. You will go through a 360-degree feedback process and have the opportunity to discuss the results with a professional performance coach. 

Brown Bag Matinee—Time Management: A Productivity Plan
October 20; noon-1 p.m.; free

  • View this video to learn how to use state-of-the-art time management techniques to increase productivity and create a less stressful work environment.

Career Focus Brown Bag—Up is Not the Only Way
October 22; noon-1 p.m.; free

  • Discover ways to expand your excitement and productivity in your current job, as this workshop explores alternatives to the "promotion is the only way to success" type of thinking.  Learn about lateral moves, and why and when they can be smart career strategies.
Quality of Work Life

Human Resources, in collaboration with Penn Behavioral Health (the University's Employee Assistance Program and Work & Family Services provider) and Independence Blue Cross, presents free workshops to enhance your professional and/or personal wellbeing.  Don't forget to pre-register, and please feel free to bring a ‘brown bag' lunch.

Workshop—Financing College—Finding Ways to Meet Your Family's Goals
October 7; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; free

  • Hear from educational consulting experts as they present an overview of and some options for financing college for your children.

Workshop—Advanced Methods in Handling Difficult and Angry Interactions
October 21; 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.; free

  • Gain specific skills and strategies for effecting "Win-Win" solutions for hard-to-manage workplace relationships. Learn advanced methods in: assertiveness, collaboration and partnering, and handling internal reactions.
Note: For personalized assistance with dependent care issues and personal wellbeing, contact Penn's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Work & Family Services provider, Penn Behavioral Health, at 1-888-321-4433 or go online to www.hr.upenn.edu/quality/wellness/eap.asp.  For questions on QOWL programs, contact Human Resources at orna@hr.upenn.edu or (215) 898-5116.



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September 28, 2004
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