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Human Resources: Upcoming Programs
July 13, 2010, Volume 57, No. 01

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.

Teams: Who, What, When, Why & How; August 11–12; 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; $75. Teams are more than simply a group of people working together. They can be an enormously effective way to create synergy and produce outstanding results. Or they can be a colossal waste of an individual’s time. The difference is in the planning, and the planning consists of answering some very basic questions: What is a team? Why use a team? When is it appropriate? Who should belong to the team? How will we accomplish our objective? This program will provide answers to these questions and more.

Unlocking the Secrets of the Penn Library; August 12; noon–1:30 p.m.; free. Discover the ways the library can work for you. Learn how to access reference sources, get personalized research assistance, or simply take out the latest New York Times bestseller. This session includes a 30-minute walking tour of Van Pelt Library. You’re welcome to attend just the informational session.

Brown Bag Matinee—Whale Done!; August 18; noon–1 p.m.; free. This program is designed to teach people how to improve their relationships at work in order to become more productive and achieve better results. It will teach you how to build an environment of trust, how to accentuate the positive, and how to redirect energy for a more productive outcome when a mistake occurs. It provides a clear, easy-to-use approach that will help you discover the power of positive relationships and enable you to make more effective choices when you interact with fellow colleagues.

Career Focus Brown Bag—Negotiation Skills: The Sluggers Come Home...; August 24; noon–1 p.m.; free. Learn the key principles, strategies and tactics of negotiation—a process which many find challenging. This video tells the story of negotiations between a baseball club owner and the brothers who own a nearby baseball stadium. How they come to terms illustrates the three major steps in negotiations: preparation, bargaining and settlement.

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.  

5-a-Day-the-Color-Way; July 7, 14, 21 and 28 (register for only one date); 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.

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Almanac - July 13, 2010, Volume 57, No. 01