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Upcoming Human Resources Programs in October

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.  Don’t forget to pre-register.  For questions on Learning and Education programs, call (215) 898-3400 or visit www.hr.upenn.edu/learning.

Professional Development Program–Essentials of Management; begins October 14; multiple dates; $225 fee. If you’re a Penn manager, this program can provide you with knowledge of effective management practices, applicable skills and the information needed to do your job. Offered over a six-month period, it requires approximately 35 hours of participation.

Brown Bag Matinee–Communicating Non-Defensively Revised; October 19; noon to 1p.m.; free. This program explains that we must be responsible for the ways we deliver and receive messages. It highlights the eight keys to non-defensive communication, causes and symptoms of defensive behaviors, and most importantly, skills for breaking the “Defensiveness Chain.”

Unlocking the Secrets of the Penn Library; October 20; noon to 1:30 p.m.; free. Learn about all the Penn Library has to offer, including: over 10,000 electronic journals and reference sources; more than five million print and multi-media titles; personalized assistance with research for class or work assignments; videos and DVDs; and recent popular fiction and bestsellers.  A one-hour information session will be followed by an optional 30-minute walking tour of Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center.

Career Focus Brown Bag–Up is Not the Only Way; October 28; noon to 1 p.m.; free. Are you looking for ways to expand your excitement and productivity in your current job? Why and when can lateral moves be smart career strategies? This video and workshop will offer alternatives to the “promotion is the only way to success” type of thinking.

Cancer Risk Reduction Series

Penn’s Cancer Risk Reduction Series continues with the next in a series of workshops designed to provide you with information and advice to help you and your family reduce your risk for cancer.  Go to www.hr.upenn.edu/quality/wellness/workshops.asp for details and to pre-register to attend.  For more information, contact Human Resources at (215) 898-5118 or orna@hr.upenn.edu.

Reducing the Risks of Cancer: Quick Tips; October 27; noon to 1 p.m.; free. Learn how many cancers could potentially be prevented and how you can integrate changes into your daily life that will have a big impact on reducing your personal risk of cancer. Led by Carrie Stricker, Oncology Nurse Practitioner, Abramson Cancer Center, Hematology Oncology Division. Human Resources sponsors this workshop in partnership with the Abramson Cancer Center, UPHS.

Work-Life Balance Workshops

Dealing with the demands of work and personal life can be challenging. That’s why we offer a variety of workshops led by experts from Penn’s Employee Assistance Program and Work & Family provider, Penn Behavioral Health, 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.

Successful Care Arrangements for Your School-Age Child; October 6; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; free. If you have a school-age child in your life, this is the workshop for you. Expand your understanding of the current trends and availability of services, and strategize methods regarding the logistics of caring for your school-age child(ren).

Managing Relationships in the Midst of Hectic Lives; October 20; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; free.Join us for this workshop that’s designed to help you develop and/or enhance the skills for maintaining healthy relationships given the multiple stressors facing today’s couples.

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. 5, September 27, 2005


September 27, 2005
Volume 52 Number 5


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