Professional and Personal Development Programs
Open to faculty and staff. Register at http://knowledgelink.upenn.edu/
Project Management; July 19; 12:30-1:30 p.m.; free. This brief session will provide solutions for project leaders to better manage your team and meet your objectives and timeline.
Tools for Career Assessment and Development; July 26; 12:30-1:30 p.m.; free. In this program we will examine questions for assessing and developing your career. You will compare your career options by using a variety of tools. By the end of the session you will have the resources needed to develop a plan for career success.
Open to faculty and staff. Register at www.hr.upenn.edu/registration
Mindfulness; July 11; 12:30-1:30 p.m.; free. This monthly workshop will offer participants an opportunity to practice awareness activities adapted from Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. We will begin with a brief guided meditation. Following this meditation, we will experience mindful eating. (Please be sure to bring a lunch or snack that you would feel comfortable eating in silence.) We will then discuss how we might apply awareness to our everyday lives. The session will conclude with Kabat-Zinn’s “body scan,” “lake,” or “mountain” meditation. No experience necessary.
Guided Meditation; July 24 and 27; 12:30-1:30 p.m.; free. 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 in the workshop. No experience necessary.
—Division of Human Resources