HR: Upcoming Programs
October 28, 2014, Volume 61, No. 11
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 knowledgelink.upenn.edu or contacting Learning and Education at (215) 898-3400.
Brown Bag Matinee: Accountability That Works!; 11/4; 1-2 p.m. Take charge of your actions and efforts to become more effective and promote better relationships throughout Penn. Join us for an engaging video and discussion that focuses on three basic concepts that make up the accountability model: responsibility, empowerment and accountability.
Writing Efficient Email; 11/6; 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; $75. In this class you will learn the components of good writing as they pertain to writing email that is clear, concise, active and well organized. You will learn what makes email writing and etiquette different from any other format of business writing. An integral part of the class is that you will learn how to revise your own work, including micro- and macro-editing skills. Also, even though many emails can be written with bullet points, the how-to of proper paragraphing and transitions between paragraphs, will be covered.
STEP UP Introduction: First Steps to Excellence; 11/6; 9 a.m.-noon; $150 for the seven-course program. STEP UP is a new pre-supervisory training program designed for motivated individuals who aspire to be supervisors or managers. By the end of the First Steps to Excellence, you’ll have a deeper understanding of your five signature strengths and discover additional ways to take charge of your career at Penn. This course is the entry point for the seven-course STEP UP Pre-Supervisory Curriculum and must be completed as the first course in the curriculum. For your scheduling convenience, all seven courses are offered multiple times on a rotating basis throughout the year.
Brown Bag: 10 Tips to Make your Boss your Biggest Fan; 11/12; noon-1 p.m. What do you need to do to be a star in your boss’ eyes? Doing your job well is only half the picture. Let us walk you through ten tips for making your boss your biggest fan!
Brown Bag: Mastering the Art of Cover Letters; 11/12; 1-2 p.m. We all know that employers get so many resumes in response to just one job opening. It becomes more important than ever to find ways to make your information stand out from the crowd. A well written cover letter gives you that great opportunity to communicate your ‘match’ to the position and your ‘fit’ to the organization. Come to this session to learn the steps to creating a powerful cover letter.
Creating a Network and Career Support System; 11/18; 9 a.m.-noon; $75. Increase your success and improve your professional relationships. This workshop will give you hands-on practice mastering the language, techniques and processes of networking and collaboration. You’ll develop your own action plan to use at work and be better positioned to achieve recognition and success.
Career Management in the Age of the App; 11/20; 12:30-1:30 p.m.; $40. This workshop is designed for all professionals who are looking for clarity on the next steps in their career. This session will provide you with a new framework for thinking about career advancement and will help you articulate big picture goals and milestones for the next six months to one year.
Brown Bag Matinee: Time Management—A Productivity Plan; 11/25; noon-1 p.m. Gain a deeper understanding of the importance of effectively managing your time. This video will help you identify time-wasting practices that can consume your day. Learn how to efficiently plan meetings and office work flow, set long- and short-term goals, minimize office interruptions, avoid procrastination and delegate work.
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/myhr/registration or contact Human Resources at (215) 573-2471 or email@example.com
From Overwhelmed to Leading the Life You Want; 11/5; 4-5:30 p.m. Engage in a candid discussion of worklife challenges and solutions with Brigid Schulte, award winning Washington Post journalist and author of Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One has the Time, and Stew Friedman, professor and author of Leading the Life You Want: Skills for Integrating Work and Life and founding director of the Wharton Work/Life Integration Project. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty, Wharton Work/Life Integration Project, the Penn Women’s Center, the Graduate Student Center, Penn Medicine’s FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women and Care.com
Dealing with Difficult People;11/11; noon-1 p.m. Managing relationships isn’t always easy, especially when conflicts arise. With the right strategies, you can effectively manage even the most difficult relationships. This workshop can show you how. You’ll learn to find “win-win” solutions to personal and professional conflicts with assertiveness, collaboration, handling internal reactions and other skills.
Get the tools you need to live well year-round. From expert nutrition and weight loss advice to exercise and disease prevention strategies, we can help you kick-start your body and embrace a healthy lifestyle. These free workshops are sponsored by Human Resources. For complete details and to register, visit www.hr.upenn.edu/myhr/registration or contact Human Resources at (215) 573-2471 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Gentle Yoga; 11/6; noon-1 p.m. Let your body reward itself with movement! Join us for this Gentle Yoga session and explore the natural movements of the spine with slow and fluid moving bends and soft twists. During this session, you will flow into modified sun salutations that loosen those tightened muscles and joints of the lower back, neck, shoulders and wrists. And as an added bonus, you’ll get a workout in the process. Mats and props will be provided.
Chair Yoga; 11/12; noon-1 p.m. Plenty of people turn to yoga for exercise, but striking a pose isn’t for everyone. If you’ve been tempted to try it but don’t know where to start, it’s time to try chair yoga. Chair Yoga is a more moderate form of yoga that’s done while sitting in a chair or using a chair for support. You get the same benefits of a regular yoga workout (like increased strength, flexibility and balance) but don’t have to master complex poses. Chair Yoga can even better your breathing and teach you how to relax your mind and improve your wellbeing. Ready to give it a try? Join us for a free Chair Yoga workshop. And don’t worry about your experience or flexibility—Chair Yoga can be modified for all levels! This workshop will be led by Lieutenant John Wylie, Department of Public Safety at Penn.
Flu Vaccine Clinic; Houston Hall Bodek Lounge; 11/10; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Be prepared for the influenza season! Health Advocate will be on campus to provide no-cost flu shots to faculty and staff. Be in the Know biometric screenings will be held concurrently with these flu vaccine clinics. Advanced registration is required.
Flu Vaccine Clinic; Houston Hall Bodek Lounge; 11/18; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Be prepared for the influenza season! Health Advocate will be on campus to provide no-cost flu shots to faculty and staff. Be in the Know biometric screenings will be held concurrently with these flu vaccine clinics. Advanced registration is required.
TSE at Hutchinson Gym; 11/3; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sign up for a free and confidential screening test of your blood pressure, blood sugar (glucose) and non-fasting cholesterol (total and high density lipoproteins).
Boost your health and your paycheck by participating in a biometric screening session (available on campus now through December 5, see below) and completing an online health assessment, which will be available January 12–February 27, 2015 through Penn’s wellness portal at penn.staywell.com
By taking these two steps, you’ll receive our Be in the Know $100 cash incentive award (less applicable payroll taxes) to be included in your April 2015 paycheck.
• Irvine Auditorium Amado Recital Hall; 11/4; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
• School of Nursing Fagin Hall; 11/5; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
• Claudia Cohen Hall Terrace Room; 11/6; 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
• FRES Left Bank Conference Room; 11/7; 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
• Houston Hall Bodek Lounge; 11/10; 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
• Dental (Schattner) Levy Lobby; 11/11; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
• School of Design Meyerson Hall Lower Gallery; 11/12; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
• Irvine Auditorium Amado Recital Hall; 11/13; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
• Wharton Hoover Lounge Vance Hall; 11/14; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
• SEAS Towne Building Raisler Lounge; 11/17; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
• Houston Hall Bodek Lounge; 11/18; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
• FRES Left Bank Conference Room; 11/19; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
• School of Nursing Fagin Hall; 11/20; 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
• Athletics Dunning Coaches’ Center Directors Room; 11/21; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
• Morris Arboretum; 11/21; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
• Houston Hall Bodek Lounge; 11/24; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
• Penn Medicine Biomedical Research Building Lobby; 11/25; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
—Division of Human Resources