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Human Resources: Upcoming Programs
April 20, 2010, Volume 56, No. 30

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 the Human Resources website at www.hr.upenn.edu/quality/wellness/workshops.aspx or contact Human Resources at (215) 898-5116 or suzsmith@upenn.edu.

A Vision-Sharpening Vegetable-Rich Diet ... and How to Make it Taste Good!; May 12; noon–1 p.m.; free. Many of us have heard the belief that eating carrots can help you see in the dark. That may or may not be true, but a rapidly growing body of evidence indicates that eating certain foods can indeed help safeguard your vision. Come to this workshop to learn the basics about macular degeneration and the benefits of a vegetable-rich diet for general health and your eye sight. It will be led by Dr. Joshua Dunaief,  assistant professor of ophthalmology and Dr. Dave Dunaief, Lifestyle Medicine practitioner.

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.

Diversity Brown Bag—Creating A Respectful Workplace; May 20; noon–1 p.m.; free. It’s no surprise that respect plays a critical role in a successful workplace. Most of us tend to be more productive in a positive work environment—one free of negative behaviors such as harassment, racism and ageism, to name a few. This workshop will give you the opportunity to discuss respectful behaviors in the workplace. It will focus on respect and responsibility and provide you with tools and resources to prevent harassment and other forms of prohibited discrimination before it occurs. You’ll also learn about University policy and procedures that help promote a respectful work atmosphere as well as resources to address inappropriate behaviors in the workplace.

Career Focus Brown Bag—Your Next Job at Penn; May 26; noon–1 p.m.; free. This workshop will focus on strategies for finding your next job at Penn. Using both formal and informal job search methods will help you maximize your opportunities. We’ll talk about clarifying your goals, networking and how to focus on your strengths and skills in your resume. Whether you are looking to change direction in your career or move up to your next challenge, an attractive and effective resume is a must.

Franklin Covey’s FOCUS; May 27; 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; $75. It’s easy to get caught up in life’s hectic pace. Every e-mail and ringing phone becomes the priority when you don’t have a clear plan for the day. Wouldn’t you rather spend more time on the tasks that matter most? If so, we have the workshop for you. Franklin Covey’s FOCUS will teach you how to be more focused, better organized and more productive in your personal and professional life.

Almanac - April 20, 2010, Volume 56, No. 30