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March Human Resources Programs

Further your professional and personal development by taking advantage of upcoming Human Resources programs. 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–Dealing with Change: Individual Transitions in Organizations; March 4; 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; $50. Organizations today are experiencing an unprecedented frequency and intensity of change, reorganization, process improvement, innovative technology, new people and new rules. Learn how to increase your ability to manage the transitions caused by change with less disruption and distress in your life and work.

Professional Development Program –Franklin Covey’s FOCUS; March 8; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $50. Competing priorities. Multiple deadlines. A hundred unanswered e-mails. Sound familiar? If so, you’re not alone. This engaging, highly interactive workshop will help you think differently about how you spend your time and give you the tools to increase productivity, enhance your chances of success, keep focused, effectively manage all the information that comes across your desk and reduce your stress level.

Brown Bag Matinee–Generations in the Workplace; March 9; noon-1 p.m.; free. Team members, managers and supervisors from all four generations in the workforce today can benefit from this video that introduces each of the generations and events that shaped their characteristics and work patterns. Find perspective and learn solutions and practical tools to break down barriers and work more effectively with members of all generations.

Professional Development Program–Get Organized and De-clutter Your Workspace; March 14; 1-4 pm; $50. Are you overwhelmed by piles of paper? Frustrated that you can’t lay your hands on what you need, when you need it?  Learn how to develop a system to manage all the paper you deal with and how to set up your workspace to gain greater office efficiency.

Career Focus Brown Bag–Salary Negotiation; March 18; noon-1 p.m.; free. This entertaining video gives insight to both sides of salary negotiations. Learn to prepare for and handle these all-important conversations. Penn Compensation Specialists will explain how the process works here and answer your questions.

Professional Development Program– Teams: Who, What, When, Why & How; March 22 and 23; 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; $50. Teams are more than simply a group of people working together. They can be an enormously effective way to create synergy and produce outstanding results. Or they can be a colossal waste of time. This program will provide participants with a map of the team process and a set of tools to maximize a team’s effectiveness.

Work-Life Balance Workshops

Finding the time to balance your work and home life demands isn’t always easy. That’s why we offer a variety of workshops to provide you with support for your personal and professional life challenges. For more information or to pre-register, visit the Human Resources website at www.hr.upenn.edu/quality/workshop.asp or call (215) 898-5116.

Guiding Your Teen Through the College Search Process; March 3; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; free. Learn how you and your teen can best handle the daunting task of the college search process. This workshop is designed to provide guidance through the maze of searching for a college that is right for your child. You will learn the most important factors in the college search, how to develop a timetable, and how to put the search into constructive action.

Relationships: Making Time for Each Other;March 17; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; free. This workshop offers methods for keeping relationships fresh despite the challenges of handling jobs, children, eldercare, and other demands. Learn important perspectives regarding how we look at each other, communication and collaboration techniques, and planning the effective relationship.

Heart Health Series

Penn’s Heart Health Series continues with the next in a series of workshops designed to help you keep your heart healthy and fit. For more information or to pre-register, visit the Human Resources website at www.hr.upenn.edu/quality/wellness/healthwellness.asp or call (215) 898-5116.

Discovering the Keys to Weight Management for a Healthier You; March 24; noon-1 p.m.; free. A new year—a new and healthier you! Learn the steps to weight management by setting goals, finding a support network and identifying a weight loss program that meets your needs. Watch an informative half hour video, and then  Anthony Fabricatore, psychologist with Penn’s Weight and Eating Disorders Program, will be on hand to answer your questions.



  Almanac, Vol. 51, No. 22, February 22, 2005


February 22, 2005
Volume 51 Number 22


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