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Human Resources: Upcoming Programs

November 23, 2010, Volume 57, No. 13

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.

Unlocking the Secrets of the Penn Library; December 6; 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, browse the growing collection of videos and DVDs or simply take out the latest New York Times bestseller. This session includes a 30-minute walking tour of Van Pelt -Dietrich Library. You’re welcome to attend just the informational session.

Franklin Covey’s FOCUS; December 9; 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; $75. It’s easy to get caught up in life’s hectic pace. Every email 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.

Mentors@Penn Information Session; December 10; noon–1 p.m.; free. Mentoring provides many benefits and opportunities, whether you are a mentor or mentee. Through a mentoring relationship, you can learn and grow, increase your own job satisfaction, and focus on your professional and career goals. At this information session, you’ll learn more about the program and find out how to apply.

Career Focus Brown Bag—All About Networking; December 14; noon–1 p.m.; free. Ever wonder what networking is and why it’s important? Creating and maintaining a strong network can help you advance professionally and personally, but it’s not always easy. This workshop will teach you the ABCs of networking. You’ll gain a better understanding of what networking is (and isn’t), how to network effectively, and how to overcome a reluctance to approach people you don’t know.

Brown Bag Matinee—Time Management: A Productivity Plan; December 15; noon–1 p.m.; free. Time management is critical to success in the workplace, but it isn’t always easy to master. This video will teach you a variety of time-management techniques that can increase productivity and create a less stressful work environment. You’ll also learn how to set goals, communicate effectively, and identify and eliminate time-wasting tasks.

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 sessions. For more information or to register, visit the online course catalog at www.hr.upenn.edu/coursecatalog or contact Human Resources at (215) 573-2471 or kenne@upenn.edu.

Tips for Working with Team Members for Better Results; December 9; noon–1 p.m.; free.In today’s fast-paced world, it often feels like there’s too little time in the day to meet all your professional goals. But teamwork can be a powerful tool in fostering a positive and productive workplace. This workshop will show you how collaboration can help you meet your professional needs. You’ll learn how to initiate team-building activities and identify potential problems that teambuilding can cause.

Your Body: From Head to Toe

Taking care of your health means being well informed, well prepared and capable of making good choices when it comes to your body. This series of workshops, led by physicians and health experts from the University of Pennsylvania and the Health System, will address various health issues from head to toe and steps you can take to maintain a healthier lifestyle. Pre-registration is required for these workshops, which are sponsored by Human Resources. You are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch to the sessions. For more information and to register, visit the Human Resources online course catalog at www.hr.upenn.edu/coursecatalog or contact Human Resources at (215) 898-5116 or suzsmith@upenn.edu.

Diabetes Management; December 8; noon–1 p.m.; free. Managing diabetes requires an understanding of what makes blood sugar levels rise and fall. When your blood sugar level is kept within a specific target range, you’re better able to live a healthy and fulfilling life. Come to this workshop to learn more about diabetes, how to manage and treat it, and new developments around the disease. It will be led by Serena Cardillo, assistant professor of clinical medicine, Rodebaugh Diabetes Center, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

PMS and PMDD: What You Need to Know; December 15; noon–1 p.m.; free. Common signs of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) are breast tenderness, irritability, and feeling bloated and tired. However, some women experience more severe emotional and behavioral symptoms known as Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), which can affect their job performance, relationships or self-image. Come to this workshop to learn about the causes of these conditions and how to recognize and treat them. It will be led by Ellen Freeman, research professor and co-director of the Human Behavior and Reproduction Unit in Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania.


Almanac - November 23, 2010, Volume 57, No. 13