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Human Resources: Upcoming 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 Programs

Learn valuable skills through American Management Association (AMA) programs, Brown Bag Matinees, Career Focus Brown Bags, and other programs. For questions on Learning and Education programs, call (215) 898-3400 or visit www.hr.upenn.edu/learning.

Brown Bag Matinee–Clown. September 14; noon-1 p.m.; free. A thought-provoking and entertaining addition to diversity awareness training for all levels of your organization, 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.

Unlocking the Secrets of the Penn Library. September 20; noon-1:30 p.m.; free. Bring your lunch and join us to learn about all the Penn Library has to offer staff, including: over 10,000 electronic journals and reference sources; more than 5 million print and multi-media titles; personalized assistance with research for class or work assignments; videos and DVDs; and recent popular fiction and books on the New York Times Best Sellers list.  A one-hour information session will be followed by an optional 30-minute walking tour of Van Pelt-Dietrich Library.

Career Focus Brown Bag–Mentors@Penn. September 27; noon-1 p.m.; free. Mentoring provides many benefits and opportunities, whether you’re a mentor or mentee. Through a mentoring relationship, you can learn and grow, increase your own job satisfaction, and focus on your professional and career goals. At this information session, you’ll learn more about the program and find out how to apply.

Career Focus Brown Bag–Career Check-up Workshop. September 30; noon-1 p.m.; free. Once a year, you should take the time to evaluate your current job situation. Are you doing as well as you can or is there room for improvement? Are your skills current or is it time for some training and new skills development? Do you continue to find satisfaction and challenge in your job? This workshop will give you the opportunity to assess your current situation and develop a plan for moving forward.

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.

 Relaxing Ways for a Stressful World. September 22; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; free. The fall can be a stressful time. Learn to identify when you are relaxed, how to manage it, and how to use it to improve your quality of life.  You will also learn about the response to relaxation, the physical and mental signs of relaxation, and specific relaxation exercises and techniques. 

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, or go to the EAP website www.pennbehavioralhealth.org.  For questions on QOWL programs, contact Human Resources at orna@hr.upenn.edu or (215) 898-5116.

—Division of Human Resources



  Almanac, Vol. 52, No. 2, September 6, 2005


September 6, 2005
Volume 52 Number 2


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