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Human Resources Upcoming Programs

April 17, 2012, Volume 58, No. 30

Making Your BossYour Biggest Fan
In order to be successful in the workplace, it helps to have your supervisor on your side. But how do you guarantee that your manager will support you for the long haul? We’ll tell you!

In honor of Administrative Professionals Day on April 25, come learn 10 Tips to Make Your Boss Your Biggest Fan. We’ll teach you how to make your supervisor’s agenda your agenda and how to get (and stay) on the same team as your boss. By the end of the workshop, you’ll be armed with the knowledge you need to have a positive and productive relationship with your manager.

For complete details and to register, visit the Human Resources website at www.hr.upenn.edu/coursecatalog (Browse By Category > Professional Development).


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 register for programs by visiting the Human Resources online course catalog at www.hr.upenn.edu/coursecatalog or by contacting Learning and Education at (215) 898-3400.

Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 Techniques; May 1; noon–2 p.m.; $40. See how Microsoft SharePoint can boost your productivity on the job. This webinar will show you how to use document libraries and calendars, create and share websites, and better manage information.

Career Concepts—Workplace Communication Skills; May 2; 9 a.m.–noon; $50. Poor communication usually happens when people are unwilling to say exactly what they mean or get clarification of other people’s intent. But with the right tools, you can easily overcome these obstacles—and we’ll show you how! Come learn the art of assertive communication.

Overcoming Email Overload; May 3; 2:10 –2:50 p.m.; $40. Is your email inbox bursting at the seams? In this webinar, get fast and easy tips that’ll cut down on your email volume and help you organize your messages in a more effective way.

Social Networking for Career Development; May 4, 11; 12:30–2 p.m.; $40. Do you have a LinkedIn profile? Have you tweeted with career experts in your field? Social media can be a valuable professional development tool—and this two-session webinar will show you how.

Microsoft Office Excel 2010 Techniques; May 8; 12:30–2 p.m.; $40. Microsoft Excel is full of features that can help support your work objectives—and this webinar will highlight them. Learn advanced features like data entry and presentation, enabling users to share workbooks and tracking and editing changes.

Brown Bag Matinee—Straight Talking; May 9; noon-1 p.m.; free. Discover the value of assertive behavior. This video will show you how to get your point across without stepping on other people’s toes. You’ll learn how to be honest with yourself and others without getting sidetracked by emotions and other people’s feelings.

Emerging Collaboration Technologies: Blogs, Wikis, SharePoint; May 9; 2:30–4:30 p.m.; $40. Want to share information and communicate more easily with your colleagues? This webinar will show you how emerging technologies like wikis, blogs, Microsoft SharePoint and podcasts can help streamline your work.

American Management Association—Organizing Your Work: New Techniques for Administrative Professionals; May 10, 11; 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; $75. If you’re an administrative professional, your responsibilities probably grow in size (and intensity) each day. This two-day workshop will give you tools and techniques to get all the work on your desk moving in the right direction.

Managing and Organizing Your Email Inbox Using Microsoft Outlook 2007; May 10; 12:30–2 p.m.; $40. If you’re looking for ways to manage your email inbox and avoid email overload, this webinar is for you. Learn techniques and shortcuts that will save you time and help you get maximum results from your email.

Managing and Organizing Your Email Inbox Using Microsoft Outlook 2010; May 10; 12:30–2 p.m.; $40. If you’re looking for ways to manage your email inbox and avoid email overload, this webinar is for you. Learn techniques and shortcuts that will save you time and help you get maximum results from your email.

Business Writing for Success; May 16, 23; 2:30–4 p.m.; $40. Writing skills play a critical role in your career success—and this webinar will help you polish yours! You’ll learn how to be a top-notch writer in the workplace. Get an overview of basic grammar rules—like subject/verb agreement, punctuation do’s and don’ts, and word usage. You’ll also learn how to master the art of editing and proofreading, and how to organize every project so it’s well-written and error-free.

Microsoft Office Excel Pivot Table and Macros Crash Course; May 22; 2:30–4:30 p.m.; $40. You already know how to enter data using Microsoft Excel. But what about using pivot tables and macros to present your data in new and creative ways? This webinar will show you how to leverage the power of these two important features in Excel.

Career Concepts—Coaching for Performance; May 24; 9 a.m.–noon; $50. Supervisors are expected to be strong leaders. So if your employee makes a mistake that wastes time and resources, how do you handle it? We’ll tell you! This workshop will show you how to coach your staff so they’re top performers. You’ll learn how to evaluate situations and make action plans to meet your goals. You’ll also learn when (and how) to mentor, train, counsel and discipline your staff.

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. For complete details and to register, visit www.hr.upenn.edu/coursecatalog or contact Human Resources at (215) 573-2471 or gstull@upenn.edu

Relaxing Ways to Manage Your Stress; May 30; noon-1 p.m.; free. Don’t let stress take a toll on your wellbeing. We can show you how to win the war on stress and become a pro at tackling tension. Come learn about different relaxation tools, guided imagery practices, and a variety of breathing and muscle relaxation techniques that you can use at work and at home.

—Division of Human Resources

Almanac - April 17, 2012, Volume 58, No. 30