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HR: Upcoming Programs
February 3, 2009, Volume 55, No. 20

Quality of Worklife Workshops

Dealing with the demands of work and your personal life can be challenging. These free workshops, sponsored by Human Resources and led by experts from Penn’s Employee Assistance Program and Quality of Worklife Department, offer information and support for your personal and professional life challenges. Pre-registration is required. You are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch to the session.  For more information or to register, visit www.hr.upenn.edu/coursecatalog or contact Ken Edwards at (215)  573-2471 or kenne@upenn.edu.

Maximizing Workplace Relationships; February 19; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; free. Effective communication is the key to productive workplace relationships and overall job satisfaction. But can you tell how your communication habits are perceived by others?  This seminar will teach you methodologies of communication that help build strong workplace relationships. Participants will learn about the characteristics of assertive workplace behavior, how to respond to different situations, the relationship between assertiveness and self-confidence, and how to choose your battles at work.

Bullies and Peer Pressure—How You Can Stay on Top of Your Child’s Issues; February 24; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; free. As a parent, it’s hard to know whether your child is a victim or perpetrator of bullying at school. This workshop will help you better understand the signs and symptoms of bullying. You’ll also get an overview of the types of peer pressure children face at school and suggestions for how to help your child deal with them.

Nutrition Workshops

If you’re like most people, you have plenty of questions about nutrition: What should I eat before and after a workout? How can I choose smarter, healthier foods at the grocery store or in a restaurant? Which vitamins should I be taking, if any? Get answers to these questions and more when you join Human Resources for an ongoing series of nutrition workshops. For more information about the workshops and to register, visit www.hr.upenn.edu/Quality/Wellness/Workshops.aspx or contact Human Resources at (215) 898-5116 or suzsmith@upenn.edu.

5-a-Day-the-Color-Way; February 26; noon–1 p.m.; free. Do you know whether you’re getting enough color in your diet? Come to this workshop to learn about which fruits and vegetables make up the five color groupings (Blue/Purple, Green, White, Yellow/Orange, and Red) and why having a variety of these types of foods in your diet each day can make a big difference to your health. You’ll also learn about food preparation tips and receive menu ideas to help you easily incorporate what you learn into your daily diet. This workshop will be led by Suzanne Smith, health promotion specialist, Quality of Worklife Department, Human Resources.

—Division of Human Resources

Related: Reminders: Suspension of Normal Operations and Snow Day Child Care;
Summary Annual Report for the University of Pennsylvania Health & Welfare Program;
Message from Human Resources Now Online


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