Human Resources: Upcoming June Programs
May 24, 2016, Volume 62, No. 35
Professional & 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.
Navigating Your Career by Building a Career Development Plan; 6/1; 12:30-1:30 p.m. Identify a process to help you chart a career path within Penn. Discover what you want to accomplish and why, who can help you and what actions you need to take to meet your goals.
Coaching Skills for Managers; 6/2; 9 a.m.-noon; $75. This workshop will help managers at Penn to encourage individual performance to increase staff engagement and, ultimately, productivity. Instead of focusing on the traditional “command and control” method, workshop participants learn the key elements of building a successful coaching relationship using a step-by-step coaching process. They will also learn how to help an employee implement a development plan as well as effective strategies for overcoming common coaching challenges.
American Management Association’s LEAN Process Management; 6/14 and 6/15; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $75 for two-day course. Processing requests taking forever? Clients calling to complain about delays and high delivery costs? Worried you could be harming your organization and your reputation as a result? LEAN process improvement tools offer simple fixes that will change your thinking, improve your operations and deliver quick solutions. LEAN can be especially relevant if you have fewer resources and need to deliver more with less. A highly interactive case study will cement the learning as you participate in repairing a broken process with instructor guidance utilizing LEAN tools and principles.
Cover Letters That Get Results Brown Bag; 6/22; 12:30-1:30 p.m. It’s 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.
TED Talk Tuesday—The Happy Secret to Better Work; 6/28; 12:30-1:30 p.m. View and discuss psychologist Shawn Achor’s TED Talk, “The Happy Secret to Better Work.” Despite the common belief that we should work to be happy, Mr. Achor argues that happiness inspires productivity, offering five small changes that create lasting positive change.
Problem Solving and Decision Making; 6/30; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $75. Using a case study approach, this course offers a straightforward, easy-to-follow process designed to improve the way business decisions—or any decisions that help to reach a goal—are made. This workshop incorporates lecture, group exercises, business examples and coaching in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Participants will learn and practice skills they can apply to make better-quality decisions.
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 Please feel free to bring your lunch.
Guided Meditation—Take a Breath and Relax; 6/7, 6/9, 6/28 & 6/30; 12:30-1:30 p.m. Practice mindful breathing that focuses your attention on the present moment with kindness, compassion and awareness. Self-massage and gentle mindful movements that promote relaxation and reduce stress may also be included. No experience necessary.
College Search Workshop for Penn Faculty and Staff Families; 6/7; 4:30-6:30 p.m. In collaboration with Penn Admissions, this workshop is for Penn faculty and staff families with high school-aged students, to help answer questions about the college search process. To register, visit https://key.admissions.upenn.edu/register/FS2016 Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Budgeting Basics with Vanguard; 6/9; noon-1 p.m. A good budget can make all the difference in your financial success. In this workshop, we will discuss why budgeting matters, how to make one that works for you and how to stick to it.
New and Expectant Parent Briefing; 6/13; 12:30-1:30 p.m. This is an introductory resource briefing designed for expectant parents and those who are new to parenting or childcare. Participants will learn about local and University childcare and parenting resources, including breastfeeding support and the nursing mothers program, childcare locators, back-up care, adjusting to new schedules and flexible work options, among other topics.
Staying Strong and Resilient; 6/16; noon-1 p.m. There is no magic formula that automatically produces resilience in individuals. Resilience training helps you to identify professional and personal challenges, put boundaries around their impact and develop strategies to resolve or control those problems in the future. This workshop will provide an overview of resilience techniques including emotion regulation, impulse control, causal analysis, realistic optimism and reaching out, among others. It also offers participants daily resilience strategies and activities to use at home and at work.
Healthy Living Workshops
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 details and to register, visit www.hr.upenn.edu/myhr/registration or contact Human Resources at (215) 573-2471 or email@example.com
June Wellness Walk/Employee Health and Wellness Month Kick-off; 6/1; noon-1 p.m. Human Resources has partnered with the Center for Public Health Initiatives (CPHI), PPSA and Penn Recreation to make this a fun event. CPHI has designed a great two-mile route, which ends with an open house at Pottruck Gym. Rain date: June 3.
The Art of Sleep; 6/7; noon-1 p.m. Do you have questions about sleep? Are you sleepy and can’t figure out why? Are you having problems with sleep? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, please attend this workshop led by Amanda Finegold Swain, staff physician, Student Health Service. We will discuss normal and abnormal sleep in both kids and adults. We will also review common sleep issues in the adult population. Last but not least, we will explore what sleep does and why it is so important.
Get to Know What is Healthy at Houston Hall; 6/21; noon-12:30 p.m. Join Dan Connolly, Bon Appétit’s registered dietitian nutritionist, on a Healthy @ Houston tour! You will meet Mr. Connolly at the information desk, where he will give a brief history of Bon Appétit and explain the elements of a healthy meal. Then you will follow him downstairs to Houston Market, where he’ll walk you through the café and explain how you can eat Healthy @ Houston.
Osteoporosis Workshop; 6/30; noon-1 p.m. Osteoporosis is a major health problem that affects over 25 million Americans. Half of women over age 50 and one-third of men over age 75 will develop osteoporosis. Osteoporosis will cause more than 1.3 million debilitating fractures a year; hip fractures alone account for an estimated 50,000 deaths annually. While there are treatments that can slow or stop bone loss, currently the only cure for osteoporosis is prevention. This presentation is designed to educate the audience on what osteoporosis is, the risk factors associated with osteoporosis, and osteoporosis prevention.
—Division of Human Resources