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Did You Know?

December 14, 2010, Volume 57, No. 15

“Did You Know” is a monthly series that includes valuable tips to help you get the most out of the benefits and services offered by the Division of Human Resources.

Did You Know?

Become a Better Manager at Penn

Are you searching for ways to enhance your skills and job performance and foster a positive work environment for your staff? If so, you’re in luck! Essentials of Management is a unique program that’s customized for new managers and experienced managers who are new to Penn. It’s designed to help you excel in your job and career.

Essentials of Management teaches managers the most effective management tools, skills and information to do your job well. The program includes multiple sessions which are offered over a five month period and require about thirty hours of participation. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in a 360-degree feedback process that will provide valuable data about your current skills and discuss the results with a professional performance coach. Plus, you’ll be part of a cohort of fellow managers who can provide invaluable peer experience and support.

Program topics include effective management principles, communication, safety and creating a respectful workplace. You’ll learn from a variety of human resources subject matter experts and participate in a simulated interviewing and hiring process. You’ll even have the opportunity to participate in an off-site session at Penn’s Division of Public Safety that teaches you how to foster a safe work environment for your staff.

The next cohort of Essentials of Management will begin on January 11, 2011. For more information about the program, visit the Human Resources website at www.hr.upenn.edu/coursecatalog and select “management” from the “browse by category” menu. You can also contact Learning and Education at (215) 898-3400 for more details.

—Division of Human Resources



Almanac - December 14, 2010, Volume 57, No. 15