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Upcoming HR Programs

Career and Life Strategies for Baby Boomers

If you’re part of the Baby Boomer generation, the Career and Life Strategies for Baby Boomers series is designed to help you deal with the decisions and challenges you’re now facing. For more information and to register for sessions, visit the online Course Catalog at www.hr.upenn.edu (click on Course Catalog at the top of the page) or call (215) 898-3400.

Retirement Finances; July 19; noon to 1:30 p.m.; free. This workshop will provide information on how to access your retirement savings. Your withdrawals, taxes, working in retirement, social security income—all will affect your retirement “bottom line.” Information will be provided by Penn retirement counselors to help you understand these very complex issues.

Planning Ahead; August 16; noon to 1:30 p.m.; free. Hear from two experts, a physician and attorney, about what you need to know to get your “house” in order as you get older. Legal documents, living wills, power of attorney, and advance directives are essential in helping us maintain control and make decisions as we approach the end of life. Whether you’re helping your aging parents or planning for yourself and your own older years, this session will address many of the questions and concerns you may have.

Professional and Personal Development

Take advantage of the many development opportunities provided by Human Resources!  Simply pre-register for programs by visiting the online Course Catalog at www.hr.upenn.edu (click on Course Catalog at the top of the page), or contact Learning and Education at www.hr.upenn.edu/learning or (215) 898-3400.

Brown Bag MatineeThe Attitude Virus; July 11; noon to 1 p.m.; free. Once an attitude virus begins to spread, it can become an epidemic in no time flat. Productivity suffers and so do individual workers. Check for these warning signs: Resisting change, "It's not my job…", spreading gossip, misdirected anger, condescending perfectionism. Learn how to get to the cause, administer the cure, and create a healthier workplace for everyone.

American Management Association ProgramStrategies for Effective Presentation Skills; July 20 and 21; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; $60. This two-day program teaches you how to deliver a presentation that's clear, informative, memorable, motivating, and convincing. You'll make three live presentations and receive ongoing, personalized feedback.

Career Focus Brown BagBuild a Network for Work and Life; July 27; noon to 1 p.m.; free.Networking gets a lot of credit as one of the best ways to get your career going and keep it moving, but many people feel unsure about how to start. This video examines the key elements of networking: building relationships, being strategic, and maintaining relationships and expanding a network.

Brown Bag MatineeCommunicating Non-Defensively (Revised); August 8; noon to 1 p.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.”

Franklin Covey’s FOCUS; August 10; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; $75. Competing priorities. Multiple deadlines. A hundred unanswered e-mails. This engaging, highly interactive workshop will 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.

Career Focus Brown BagGenerations in the Workplace; August 15; noon to 1 p.m.; free. This is a training video for team members, managers, and supervisors from all four generations in the workforce today. Set in a business meeting environment, the video introduces each of the generations and events that shaped their characteristics and work patterns. People at all levels can gain a new perspective, as well as solutions and practical tools to break down barriers and work more effectively with members of all generations.



  Almanac, Vol. 53, No. 1, July 11, 2006


July 11, 2006
Volume 53 Number 1


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