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Human Resources: Upcoming Programs

December 21, 2010, Volume 57, No. 16

Maintain, Don’t Gain Post-Holiday Weigh-Ins

The holiday season is in full swing, which also means the onset of tempting food everywhere. But we can help you avoid those extra calories and still enjoy the season. For those of you participating in the Maintain, Don’t Gain holiday weight maintenance program, post-holiday weigh-ins will be held on the dates below.

To register, visit the Human Resources online course catalog at www.hr.upenn.edu/coursecatalog and choose “Health Promotions” from the “Browse by Category” section.

You can also visit the Maintain, Don’t Gain website at www.hr.upenn.edu/quality/wellness/maintaindontgain.aspx for more information, or contact Human Resources at (215) 898-5116 or suzsmith@upenn.edu.

January 5, 10–11:45 a.m., Wharton

January 5, 12:15–2 p.m., Engineering

January 6, 10–11:45 a.m., Business Services

January 6, 12:15–2 p.m., Nursing

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.

Essentials of Management; begins January 11; multiple dates with multiple times; $250. If you’re a Penn manager, this program is for you. Learn the most effective management skills as well as the Penn policies necessary for a successful and productive workplace. You’ll be part of a cohort of fellow managers who can provide invaluable peer experience and support. This program is offered over a five-month period and requires approximately 30 hours of participation. All participants have the opportunity to complete a 360-degree assessment instrument and interpret those results with an executive coach.

Career Focus Brown Bag—Resumés and Cover Letters: What’s New; January 21; noon–1 p.m.; free. Whether you’re looking to move up to your next challenge or change directions in your career, an attractive and effective resumé is a must. This workshop will bring you up to date on what’s new in resumés. Learn why add ing a professional profile or summary to your resumé can increase its impact. We’ll also discuss lengths and styles of cover letters and what information should and should not be included.

Brown Bag Matinee—FeedForward: Coaching for Your Future; January 26; noon–1 p.m.; free. Feedback in the workplace can be extremely beneficial. It helps gauge your performance and determine how you’re impacting others. In that sense, feedback can be a road map telling you where you are. But it doesn’t tell you where you want to be—and this video can help you get there. FeedForward will help you choose one behavior you’d like to improve and how you can do it. You’ll learn how to make constructive changes to your behavior that can help foster a positive and productive workplace.

—Division of Human Resources


Almanac - December 21, 2010, Volume 57, No. 16