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HR: Upcoming Programs
May 12, 2009, Volume 55, No. 33

Professional and Personal Development

Improve your skills and get ahead in your career by taking advantage of the many development opportunities provided by Human Resources! You can pre-register for programs by visiting the online course catalog at www.hr.upenn.edu/coursecatalog or by contacting Learning and Education at (215) 898-3400.

Brown Bag Matinee—Who Says We Can’t Do It! June 17; noon–1 p.m.; free. From his battle with cancer to multiple victories in the Tour De France, Lance Armstrong’s story is one of perseverance and triumph. Now, you can benefit from his story too! This inspirational training film will help motivate and inspire you to overcome even the greatest challenges you face.  Learn how setting goals, teamwork, and leadership are critical to success in your personal and professional life. You’ll leave this program with a sense of determination that has you thinking positively about virtually any goal.

Career Focus Brown Bag—Leaving Your Job and Moving on Professionally. June 24; noon–1 p.m.; free. There’s a lot to consider when you decide to transition into a new job. From salary requirements to the type of work you’ll be doing to potential growth opportunities, this workshop will help prepare you for moving up to your next job at Penn or elsewhere. You’ll learn strategies for leaving a position professionally, how to notify others, and leaving your job in proper shape for someone else.

The Penn Perspective. June 9–10; 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; $75. Penn’s commitment to education and research is rooted in a long history that goes back over two centuries. Combine this with its spirit of innovation and service, and you have a complex institution with a worldwide reputation for excellence. Ever wonder what it takes to keep the University running so well for so long? Well now you can find out. The Penn Perspective is a two-day event where the University’s academic and administrative leadership discuss the complexities of Penn and what keeps the University running from one day to the next. You’ll have the opportunity to interact with other members of the Penn community and get a better understanding of the role you play at Penn.

Related: Did You Know? Online Tools Help You Stay on Top of Your Health Care; New Discounts Available to Penn Faculty and Staff

Almanac - May 12, 2009, Volume 55, No. 33