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Event Name Event Date Event Time Description Status
Webinar: Supporting Your Kids - Identifying and Addressing Signs of Stress Ongoing Online Course Accessible the entire month of September None Registration Open
Return to On Campus Work: Community Processing Circle for Penn Employees 09/21/2021 3-5pm The return to campus-based activities for students, staff and faculty has been a challenging one for many of us. Returning to work in-person can carry with it much of the pain and struggle we have experienced over this time. The pandemic is not over, and we want to provide a space for all of us to come together and process, share, and reflect about what that means in this context for us. This event is led and facilitated by Restorative Practices at Penn. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Avoiding Burnout-Ideas for Sustainable Life Balance 09/21/2021 12:30-1:30pm Burnout happens when an individual tries to work too hard or do too much. It can lead to cognitive
distortion of the importance of an issue. As a part of our Ideas for Sustainable Life Balance series, this workshop is designed to teach employees about the physiological and emotional dangers of stress and burnout as well as help them develop effective coping and prevention techniques.
Registration Open
Return to On Campus Work: Community Processing Circle for Penn Employees 09/22/2021 6-8pm The return to campus-based activities for students, staff and faculty has been a challenging one for many of us. Returning to work in-person can carry with it much of the pain and struggle we have experienced over this time. The pandemic is not over, and we want to provide a space for all of us to come together and process, share, and reflect about what that means in this context for us. This event is led and facilitated by Restorative Practices at Penn. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Developing a Daily Practice for Calm 09/22/2021 12:30-1:30pm In this class, you will develop a short daily practice for calming and establishing the priority of peace, ease, and relaxation for wellbeing and work-life balance.   This 60-minute experiential class offers participants an opportunity to journal, participate in breathing exercises, note mindset, and establish the awareness of acceptance and harmony. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Guided Mindful Meditation 09/23/2021 12-1pm

This workshop is for participants to practice present moment awareness with kindness and compassion. Our practice will include guided meditation focusing on the breath, body awareness, mindful movement, and other practices to cultivate wellbeing for self and others. The workshop is appropriate for people new to mindfulness practice as well as more experienced practitioners. No experience necessary. All warmly welcome. 

Registration Open
Conflict Resolution 09/24/2021 12:30pm - 1:30 pm *NOW VIRTUAL: dial-in instructions will be posted soon and emailed to participants prior to the class.
During this course, we will learn the different types of conflict, learn to use several tools to help us address conflict in healthy and productive ways, learn how to reap the benefits of conflict, and finally how to mitigate its risks. We’ll also practice using these tools together so that we can all become more confident in handling disagreements within our team and in our personal lives.
Registration Open
Virtual 30-Minute Guided Meditation 09/24/2021 12-12:30pm Meditation, quite simply, is training your attention. In an age of distraction, especially this past year, this becomes a very important skill if we are to maintain focus, mental acuity, and develop emotional intelligence. This meditation is guided to encourage spaciousness and stability in your life. It may be the most worthwhile 30-minutes of your day! Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Express HIIT 09/24/2021 11:00am-11:30am Come for a 30 minute High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout! Each week will be a different sequence of exercises, with a focus on strength training. This short workout will be a full-body blast, guaranteed to leave you sweating!

Upon registering, you will immediately receive a confirmation email from Campus Recreation giving you instructions on how to enter the class. The passcode to join this class is pennrec.
Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Strength Training 09/24/2021 11:30am - 12:00pm Come for a 30 minute Strength workout! Each week will be a different sequence of exercises, with a focus on strength training. This short workout will be a full-body blast, guaranteed to leave you sweating!

Upon registering, you will immediately receive a confirmation email from Campus Recreation giving you instructions on how to enter the class. The passcode to join this class is pennrec.
Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Virgin Pulse Wellness Platform Demo 09/24/2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join us for a virtual live demonstration of the new Virgin Pulse wellness platform and 2021-2022 Be in the Know campaign!

During the demonstration, Virgin Pulse Client Success Manager, Leah Beckwith, will walk participants through many aspects of the platform, showing you how to: 

  • Enroll and set up your Virgin Pulse account, including the mobile app
  • Create your user profile, plus set your topics and interests
  • Review the dashboard page, including daily cards and support options when you need assistance
  • Explore Virgin Pulse programs, including challenges, tracking options, Journey's, and more
  • Review the new Be in the Know 2021-2022 campaign design and activities, including the Health Check and all Bonus Actions
  • Fill out Attestation Forms to get credit for certain completed Bonus Actions
  • Create a personal challenge and invite players to join
  • Connect devices and apps that will sync to the platform

There will also be a Q&A section at the end of the demonstration in which participants can submit questions via the chat feature.

Please note: To ensure you receive Bonus Action points, please log in with your first and last name. Human Resources may not be able to identify you to award attendance credit, if you sign in with only your initials, first name, or nickname. 

Registration Open
Virtual 30-Minute Chair Yoga plus Core 09/27/2021 12-12:30pm Start your week off right! This offering consists of moves you can do to tone your abdominals, lengthen your spine, and strengthen your entire torso region. Chair Yoga + Core consists of moves you can do to tone your abdominals, lengthen your spine, and strengthen your entire torso region. Many activities depend on a strong core, from the simple act of bending to put on shoes to the most athletic endeavors. Chair Yoga for the core helps you learn to engage your abdominals correctly. With the abdominals engaged, you’ll find a natural lift and length without having to force anything. In just 30 minutes, beginners and those who regularly exercise can learn what to do at their desk.  Registration Open
How to Write a Models of Excellence Nomination 09/28/2021 11am-12pm Do you work with someone who shows special initiative or demonstrates outstanding leadership? Have you noticed that a colleague or team excels at fostering workplace collaboration or shows an especially deep commitment to service? If so, then recognize them as a Model of Excellence. The Selection Committee depends on the content of the nominations to make its decisions. Therefore, nominations submitted should be as detailed and descriptive as possible in order to convey a nominee’s exceptional performance. Be sure to attend this workshop and learn about how best to write your nomination and obtain some tips on doing so! Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Gentle Flow 09/28/2021 12:30-1:00pm Let your body reward itself with movement! Join us for this Gentle Flow 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. 

Upon registering, you will receive an email from Campus Recreation with instructions on how to enter the class.  The passcode to join this class is pennrec.
Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Yin Yoga Express 09/28/2021 12:00-12:30pm Let your body reward itself with movement! Join us for this Express, half hour Yin Yoga session and explore the natural movements of your body 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.  To maximize the benefits, we encourage you to use a mat and props.  

Upon registering, you will receive an email from Campus Recreation with instructions on how to enter the class.  The passcode to join this class is pennrec.
Registration Open
Virtual 30-Minute Chair Yoga for Posture 09/29/2021 12-12:30pm NEW! A chair-based stretching and strengthening class to sit upright with ease. Long hours of sitting can weaken the glutes, destabilize the pelvis, and lead to back pain. Learn simple techniques that may reduce discomfort and empower you right in your seat. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Chair Yoga 09/29/2021 12-1pm 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 Judith Glass from UPHS. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Estate Planning with MetLife 09/29/2021 11:30am - 12:30pm Everybody needs to have an estate plan. Learn about establishing and prioritizing goals, today’s estate tax landscape and what it means for you, and how to avoid common mistakes people make with their estates. This financial workshop is sponsored by MetLife and facilitated by Al Corrato, Jr., from Creative Financial Group.  Registration Open
Time and Energy Management: Ideas for Sustainable Life Balance 09/30/2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm *NOW VIRTUAL: click on the course for dial-in instructions.  As part of our Ideas for Sustainable Life Balance series, this interactive workshop defines energy management in terms of its relationship to work-life balance asserting that time is finite but energy is not. Several traditional tools are presented but the focus is largely on the need for sustainable practices of working and living in the midst of a pandemic. Individuals will be asked to do a personal energy assessment and to consider a habit that will serve them. Registration Open
Welcome Back Outdoor Yoga Class 09/30/2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm Celebrate 10 years of Be in the Know with this Welcome Back Outdoor Yoga Class, sponsored by Human Resources and Penn Recreation!

Reconnect with your colleagues and rejuvenate your mind and body, with this outdoor fitness class. Be sure to bring your own yoga mat!

Should there be inclement weather and the class needs to be cancelled, Human Resources will contact you the morning of the event.

Please watch for updates regarding mask use and social distancing. 


We look forward to seeing you and celebrating a decade of staff and faculty well-being!
Registration Open
Virtual 30-Minute Guided Meditation 10/01/2021 12-12:30pm Meditation, quite simply, is training your attention. In an age of distraction, especially this past year, this becomes a very important skill if we are to maintain focus, mental acuity, and develop emotional intelligence. This meditation is guided to encourage spaciousness and stability in your life. It may be the most worthwhile 30-minutes of your day! Registration Open
Return to On Campus Work: Community Processing Circle for Penn Employees 10/04/2021 11am-1pm The return to campus-based activities for students, staff and faculty has been a challenging one for many of us. Returning to work in-person can carry with it much of the pain and struggle we have experienced over this time. The pandemic is not over, and we want to provide a space for all of us to come together and process, share, and reflect about what that means in this context for us.  This event is led and facilitated by Restorative Practices at Penn. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Leadership Awareness - Supporting the Emotional Well-being of Your Team 10/05/2021 12:30-1:30pm This training focuses on the role of the supervisor in the EAP referral process. The EAP is an effective, preventive resource for employees whose work performance is being impacted by personal problems. The training reviews the basics of the EAP, including making referrals, techniques for reaching out to staff with support, and dealing with the different reactions employees may exhibit when they are approached.  Registration Open
Virtual Workshop Series: The Work Happiness Method 10/06/2021 1-2pm Join Positive Psychology expert and Executive Coach, Stella Grizont, in a seven week series called, The Work Happiness Method™.  Each week Stella will teach you a new inner skill to help you not only cope with transition back, but to help you thrive moving forward. The program will help you feel more positive, in control, and purposeful at work and in life. Registration Full
Virtual Workshop: Chair Yoga 10/06/2021 12-1pm 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 Judith Glass from UPHS. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Mindfulness and Anxiety 10/06/2021 12:30-1:30pm In this experiential workshop, you'll see, feel and practice how mindfulness can help you to improve your ability to reduce anxiety. Participants will learn: how to be intentional, stay present, observe our thoughts, and manage our feelings. Participants will enjoy learning how to let go of negative emotions in favor of more positive emotions like courageousness, acceptance, and peace. No prior meditation or mindfulness experience necessary. Bring a journal and pen. Registration Open
Virtual 30-Minute Guided Meditation 10/08/2021 12-12:30pm Meditation, quite simply, is training your attention. In an age of distraction, especially this past year, this becomes a very important skill if we are to maintain focus, mental acuity, and develop emotional intelligence. This meditation is guided to encourage spaciousness and stability in your life. It may be the most worthwhile 30-minutes of your day! Registration Open
Virtual 30-Minute Chair Yoga plus Core 10/11/2021 12-12:30pm Start your week off right! This offering consists of moves you can do to tone your abdominals, lengthen your spine, and strengthen your entire torso region. Chair Yoga + Core consists of moves you can do to tone your abdominals, lengthen your spine, and strengthen your entire torso region. Many activities depend on a strong core, from the simple act of bending to put on shoes to the most athletic endeavors. Chair Yoga for the core helps you learn to engage your abdominals correctly. With the abdominals engaged, you’ll find a natural lift and length without having to force anything. In just 30 minutes, beginners and those who regularly exercise can learn what to do at their desk.  Registration Open
How to Write a Models of Excellence Nomination 10/12/2021 2-3pm Do you work with someone who shows special initiative or demonstrates outstanding leadership? Have you noticed that a colleague or team excels at fostering workplace collaboration or shows an especially deep commitment to service? If so, then recognize them as a Model of Excellence. The Selection Committee depends on the content of the nominations to make its decisions. Therefore, nominations submitted should be as detailed and descriptive as possible in order to convey a nominee’s exceptional performance. Be sure to attend this workshop and learn about how best to write your nomination and obtain some tips on doing so! Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Understanding Social Security with MetLife 10/12/2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm There are advantages to delaying Social Security. In this financial wellness workshop, you will learn about those advantages, the consequences of earned income, and how taxes can affect benefits. This financial workshop is sponsored by MetLife and facilitated by Al Corrato, Jr., from Creative Financial Group.  Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Cooking Demonstration with Corporate Wellness Nutrition 10/13/2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm In honor of Work and Family Month, join a Registered Dietician from Corporate Wellness Nutrition for a family-friendly, healthy cooking demonstration! Two recipes will be demonstrated: Hidden Veggie Mac and Cheese and Nutrient Packed Popsicles. 

Corporate Wellness Nutrition is Penn's Nutrition Counseling Partner and a division of Wellness Coaches.
Registration Open
Mindfully Moving Through Change - 4 Week Mindfulness-Based Program 10/14/2021 3-4pm Mindfulness can help us to navigate through change with more poise, ease and self-care.  This four-part series will introduce a framework to help participants to understand the process of change and learn mindfulness-based strategies that can assist them in navigating the change process more skillfully. Registration Open
Monthly Wellness Walk - Pink Out for Breast Cancer Awareness 10/14/2021 Meet at 12:00pm Celebrate 10 years of Be in the Know with our October Monthly Wellness Walk, sponsored by Human Resources and led by the Center for Public Health Initiative team!

Meet the team at 12:00pm on Locust Walk, by College Hall and the Ben Franklin statue. 
The CPHI will lead you on a two-mile walk on/near campus to help you increase physical activity and steps, plus build community with participating Penn staff and faculty. Be sure to wear sneakers or comfortable shoes, bring water, and invite a colleague to join the celebration! 

For our October walk, show your support with a PINK OUT for breast cancer awareness. 
Pink represents the strength of women around the world who have battled breast cancer. Wear any pink clothing or accessories to show support and solidarity in coming together to find a cure, to help women currently struggling with breast cancer, and to encourage yearly breast exams for early detection. 

Please watch for announcements regarding mask use and social distancing.

We look forward to walking together and celebrating a decade of staff and faculty well-being!
Registration Open
Virtual 30-Minute Guided Meditation 10/15/2021 12-12:30pm Meditation, quite simply, is training your attention. In an age of distraction, especially this past year, this becomes a very important skill if we are to maintain focus, mental acuity, and develop emotional intelligence. This meditation is guided to encourage spaciousness and stability in your life. It may be the most worthwhile 30-minutes of your day! Registration Open
Virtual 30-Minute Chair Yoga plus Core 10/18/2021 12-12:30pm Start your week off right! This offering consists of moves you can do to tone your abdominals, lengthen your spine, and strengthen your entire torso region. Chair Yoga + Core consists of moves you can do to tone your abdominals, lengthen your spine, and strengthen your entire torso region. Many activities depend on a strong core, from the simple act of bending to put on shoes to the most athletic endeavors. Chair Yoga for the core helps you learn to engage your abdominals correctly. With the abdominals engaged, you’ll find a natural lift and length without having to force anything. In just 30 minutes, beginners and those who regularly exercise can learn what to do at their desk.  Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Balancing Work Life and Family 10/19/2021 12:30-1:30pm Balancing your work and home life can seem impossible in our busy world. Feelings of guilt and turmoil
are stirred by the demands of work and home, and the lack of personal time and time for family and
friends. Through open discussion, this workshop outlines how to work toward attainable personal
and professional goals, while reducing stress levels. It also offers effective workday tips for reducing
discomfort and guilt, and successfully “keeping it all together.”
Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Chair Yoga 10/20/2021 12-1pm 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 Judith Glass from UPHS. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Virgin Pulse Wellness Platform Demo 10/20/2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join us for a virtual live demonstration of the new Virgin Pulse wellness platform and 2021-2022 Be in the Know campaign!

During the demonstration, Virgin Pulse Client Success Manager, Leah Beckwith, will walk participants through many aspects of the platform, showing you how to: 

  • Enroll and set up your Virgin Pulse account, including the mobile app
  • Create your user profile, plus set your topics and interests
  • Review the dashboard page, including daily cards and support options when you need assistance
  • Explore Virgin Pulse programs, including challenges, tracking options, Journey's, and more
  • Review the new Be in the Know 2021-2022 campaign design and activities, including the Health Check and all Bonus Actions
  • Fill out Attestation Forms to get credit for certain completed Bonus Actions
  • Create a personal challenge and invite players to join
  • Connect devices and apps that will sync to the platform

There will also be a Q&A section at the end of the demonstration in which participants can submit questions via the chat feature.

Please note: To ensure you receive Bonus Action points, please log in with your first and last name. Human Resources may not be able to identify you to award attendance credit, if you sign in with only your initials, first name, or nickname. 

Registration Open
Mindfulness and Social Justice 10/21/2021 12:30-1:30pm Many of us are compelled to stand up for racial and social justice as the events in our city and throughout our country make it clear that without substantial change, great suffering continues. But how do we maintain equanimity and not succumb to helplessness in our efforts to bring about change? This workshop, led by Valerie Brown, will discuss how to use mindfulness to navigate these challenges. She will share her experience with mindfulness training through a social justice lens. Registration Open
The Gift of Feedback 10/21/2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm *NOW VIRTUAL: click on the course for dial-in instructions.  Feedback can be an amazing gift that helps improve performance, but many managers feel challenged by giving and receiving feedback.  In this session managers will learn how to frame feedback as a gift  that creates productive dialog and improved performance.  Additionally, we will cover how managers can solicit feedback from staff in order to become a more effective leader.  Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Guided Mindful Meditation 10/21/2021 12-1pm

This workshop is for participants to practice present moment awareness with kindness and compassion. Our practice will include guided meditation focusing on the breath, body awareness, mindful movement, and other practices to cultivate wellbeing for self and others. The workshop is appropriate for people new to mindfulness practice as well as more experienced practitioners. No experience necessary. All warmly welcome. 

Registration Open
Virtual 30-Minute Guided Meditation 10/22/2021 12-12:30pm Meditation, quite simply, is training your attention. In an age of distraction, especially this past year, this becomes a very important skill if we are to maintain focus, mental acuity, and develop emotional intelligence. This meditation is guided to encourage spaciousness and stability in your life. It may be the most worthwhile 30-minutes of your day! Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: New and Expectant Parent Briefing 10/22/2021 12:30-1:30pm This is an introductory resource briefing designed for expectant parents and those who are new to parenting or child care. Participants will learn about local and university childcare and parenting resources including the lactation program, childcare locators, back-up care, adjusting to new schedules, flexible work options, among other topics. This session will also cover Penn's time away from policies including short-term disability (STD), parental leave, and related sick leave policies. Registration Open
Virtual 30-Minute Chair Yoga plus Core 10/25/2021 12-12:30pm Start your week off right! This offering consists of moves you can do to tone your abdominals, lengthen your spine, and strengthen your entire torso region. Chair Yoga + Core consists of moves you can do to tone your abdominals, lengthen your spine, and strengthen your entire torso region. Many activities depend on a strong core, from the simple act of bending to put on shoes to the most athletic endeavors. Chair Yoga for the core helps you learn to engage your abdominals correctly. With the abdominals engaged, you’ll find a natural lift and length without having to force anything. In just 30 minutes, beginners and those who regularly exercise can learn what to do at their desk.  Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Middle Career - Expanding your Household with PNC 10/26/2021 12:30-1:30 pm Career advancement — and the increased income that comes with it — presents both new opportunities and responsibilities. In this workshop, we’ll discuss creating a spending plan, managing your credit history, and what to do if your identity is compromised. You’ll learn the stepping stones to buying your first home and how to make use of home equity products. We’ll also cover the financial aspects of an issue that confronts many mid-career adults: caring for elder parents.  Registration Open
Assertiveness Skills 10/27/2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm *NOW VIRTUAL: click on the course for dial-in instructions.  You may experience situations when you need to utilize assertiveness to complete a task, goal or project.  In this class, we will identify personal blocks to assertiveness, identify both assertive and non-assertive language and behaviors, and learn ways to use assertiveness in everyday situations.  Registration Open
Virtual 30-Minute Chair Yoga for Posture 10/27/2021 12-12:30pm NEW! A chair-based stretching and strengthening class to sit upright with ease. Long hours of sitting can weaken the glutes, destabilize the pelvis, and lead to back pain. Learn simple techniques that may reduce discomfort and empower you right in your seat. Registration Open
Virtual 30-Minute Guided Meditation 10/29/2021 12-12:30pm Meditation, quite simply, is training your attention. In an age of distraction, especially this past year, this becomes a very important skill if we are to maintain focus, mental acuity, and develop emotional intelligence. This meditation is guided to encourage spaciousness and stability in your life. It may be the most worthwhile 30-minutes of your day! Registration Open
Creating and Maintaining Your LinkedIn Profile 11/01/2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm *NOW VIRTUAL:  dial-in instructions will be posted soon and emailed to participants prior to the class.

This session will review tips on creating a great LinkedIn profile that will get you noticed by recruiters and industry professionals. 
Registration Open
Virtual 30-Minute Chair Yoga plus Core 11/01/2021 12-12:30pm

Start your week off right! This offering consists of moves you can do to tone your abdominals, lengthen your spine, and strengthen your entire torso region. Chair Yoga + Core consists of moves you can do to tone your abdominals, lengthen your spine, and strengthen your entire torso region. Many activities depend on a strong core, from the simple act of bending to put on shoes to the most athletic endeavors. Chair Yoga for the core helps you learn to engage your abdominals correctly. With the abdominals engaged, you’ll find a natural lift and length without having to force anything. In just 30 minutes, beginners and those who regularly exercise can learn what to do at their desk. 

Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Meditation and Journaling The Gift of Self-Awareness 11/02/2021 12:30-1:30pm Meditation in this class will be: a breathing technique, body scan, slowing down, and pausing to clear the Mind.  Followed by guided meditation to help release thoughts that do not serve you or your wellbeing.  Finally, the journal prompts will free intuition and language to decide what thoughts and feelings you want to identify with. The process supports confidence, courage, self-awareness, healing, and self-acceptance. 
 
Registration Open
Webinar: Caregiving and the Holidays-What to do when a Visit to Parents Raises Red Flags 11/02/2021 1-2pm This webinar will help you identify what changes might be warning signs of decline and what steps to take to address those concerns. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Chair Yoga 11/03/2021 12-1pm 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 Judith Glass from UPHS. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Guided Mindful Meditation 11/04/2021 12-1pm

This workshop is for participants to practice present moment awareness with kindness and compassion. Our practice will include guided meditation focusing on the breath, body awareness, mindful movement, and other practices to cultivate wellbeing for self and others. The workshop is appropriate for people new to mindfulness practice as well as more experienced practitioners. No experience necessary. All warmly welcome. 

Registration Open
Virtual 30-Minute Mindful Meditation 11/05/2021 12-12:30pm Meditation, quite simply, is training your attention. In an age of distraction, especially this past year, this becomes a very important skill if we are to maintain focus, mental acuity, and develop emotional intelligence. This meditation is guided to encourage spaciousness and stability in your life. It may be the most worthwhile 30-minutes of your day! Registration Open
Virtual 30-Minute Chair Yoga plus Core 11/08/2021 12-12:30pm Start your week off right! This offering consists of moves you can do to tone your abdominals, lengthen your spine, and strengthen your entire torso region. Chair Yoga + Core consists of moves you can do to tone your abdominals, lengthen your spine, and strengthen your entire torso region. Many activities depend on a strong core, from the simple act of bending to put on shoes to the most athletic endeavors. Chair Yoga for the core helps you learn to engage your abdominals correctly. With the abdominals engaged, you’ll find a natural lift and length without having to force anything. In just 30 minutes, beginners and those who regularly exercise can learn what to do at their desk.  Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Managing Holiday Stress 11/09/2021 12:30-1:30pm Stress is stress, but it seems to quadruple around the holidays! This workshop addresses
the multiple causes of holiday stress, and provides tips on how to reduce these stressors, so
participants can maintain their productivity, achieve a better balance and enjoy the holidays.
Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Healthy Aging Brain with Penn Memory Center 11/10/2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm Sharnita Midgett, MPH, Clinical Research and Outreach Coordinator at the Penn Memory Center, will discuss what healthy brain aging is and why it matters, provide healthy brain aging tips, and talk about brain aging research. Join us to get your brain aging questions answered and learn how to improve your brain health. Registration Open
Virtual 30-Minute Mindful Meditation 11/12/2021 12-12:30pm Meditation, quite simply, is training your attention. In an age of distraction, especially this past year, this becomes a very important skill if we are to maintain focus, mental acuity, and develop emotional intelligence. This meditation is guided to encourage spaciousness and stability in your life. It may be the most worthwhile 30-minutes of your day! Registration Open
Virtual 30-Minute Chair Yoga plus Core 11/15/2021 12-12:30pm Start your week off right! This offering consists of moves you can do to tone your abdominals, lengthen your spine, and strengthen your entire torso region. Chair Yoga + Core consists of moves you can do to tone your abdominals, lengthen your spine, and strengthen your entire torso region. Many activities depend on a strong core, from the simple act of bending to put on shoes to the most athletic endeavors. Chair Yoga for the core helps you learn to engage your abdominals correctly. With the abdominals engaged, you’ll find a natural lift and length without having to force anything. In just 30 minutes, beginners and those who regularly exercise can learn what to do at their desk.  Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: How Mental Health Affects Physical Health 11/16/2021 12:30-1:30pm There is more and more growing evidence of the connection between our mental health and our physical health. How can we be more focused on the areas that can impact across mind and body? This workshop takes a look at your health– from the inside out, by exploring the connection between mental and physical health. Registration Open
Radical Resilience: Ideas for Sustainable Life Balance 11/17/2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm *NOW VIRTUAL: click on the course for dial-in instructions.  The term “anti-fragility”, coined by NYU professor Nassim Nicholas Taleb takes the concept of resilience to the next level by asserting that there are conditions whereby we are not only able to bounce back, but we become even stronger as a result.  This interactive workshop is part of our Ideas for Sustainable Life Balance series that provides tools for increasing your ability to be super-resilient.  Based on the work of Harvard educator Dr. Ben-Shahar, author of Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Chair Yoga 11/17/2021 12-1pm 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 Judith Glass from UPHS. Registration Open
Monthly Wellness Walk - November 11/18/2021 Meet at 12:00pm Celebrate 10 years of Be in the Know with our November Monthly Wellness Walk, sponsored by Human Resources and led by the Center for Public Health Initiative team!

Meet the team at 12:00pm on Locust Walk, by College Hall and the Ben Franklin statue. The CPHI will lead you on a two-mile walk on/near campus to help you increase physical activity and steps, plus build community with participating Penn staff and faculty. Be sure to wear sneakers or comfortable shoes, bring water, and invite a colleague to join the celebration! 

Please watch for announcements regarding mask use and social distancing.

We look forward to walking together and celebrating a decade of staff and faculty well-being!
Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Guided Mindful Meditation 11/18/2021 12-1pm

This workshop is for participants to practice present moment awareness with kindness and compassion. Our practice will include guided meditation focusing on the breath, body awareness, mindful movement, and other practices to cultivate wellbeing for self and others. The workshop is appropriate for people new to mindfulness practice as well as more experienced practitioners. No experience necessary. All warmly welcome. 

Registration Open
Virtual 30-Minute Mindful Meditation 11/19/2021 12-12:30pm Meditation, quite simply, is training your attention. In an age of distraction, especially this past year, this becomes a very important skill if we are to maintain focus, mental acuity, and develop emotional intelligence. This meditation is guided to encourage spaciousness and stability in your life. It may be the most worthwhile 30-minutes of your day! Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Virgin Pulse Wellness Platform Demo 11/22/2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join us for a virtual live demonstration of the new Virgin Pulse wellness platform and 2021-2022 Be in the Know campaign!

During the demonstration, Virgin Pulse Client Success Manager, Leah Beckwith, will walk participants through many aspects of the platform, showing you how to: 

  • Enroll and set up your Virgin Pulse account, including the mobile app
  • Create your user profile, plus set your topics and interests
  • Review the dashboard page, including daily cards and support options when you need assistance
  • Explore Virgin Pulse programs, including challenges, tracking options, Journey's, and more
  • Review the new Be in the Know 2021-2022 campaign design and activities, including the Health Check and all Bonus Actions
  • Fill out Attestation Forms to get credit for certain completed Bonus Actions
  • Create a personal challenge and invite players to join
  • Connect devices and apps that will sync to the platform

There will also be a Q&A section at the end of the demonstration in which participants can submit questions via the chat feature.

Please note: To ensure you receive Bonus Action points, please log in with your first and last name. Human Resources may not be able to identify you to award attendance credit, if you sign in with only your initials, first name, or nickname. 

Registration Open
Financial Footsteps: Part I, with MetLife 11/30/2021 12:30pm-1:30pm

THIS IS A TWO-PART SERIES - PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS:

  • Part I: Tuesday, November 30, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
  • Part II: Tuesday, December 14, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

You have a lot to manage - starting a job, paying taxes, getting married, buying a home, and more.  Join our speaker, Albert Corrato, Jr., Certified Financial Planner Professional from Creative Financial Group, MassMutual, and learn how to navigate life events. This is a two-part series, so plan to attend both sessions to review: 

  • Creating a personalized budget that works
  • Managing student loans and other debt
  • Credit reports and scores- what they are, why they matter and how to improve them
  • Investment basics including the power of compounding and asset allocation
Registration Open
Virtual 30-Minute Chair Yoga for Posture 11/30/2021 12-12:30pm

NEW! A chair-based stretching and strengthening class to sit upright with ease. Long hours of sitting can weaken the glutes, destabilize the pelvis, and lead to back pain. Learn simple techniques that may reduce discomfort and empower you right in your seat.

Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Chair Yoga 12/01/2021 12-1pm 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 Judith Glass from UPHS. Registration Open
Monthly Wellness Walk - Holiday Style 12/02/2021 Meet at 12:00pm Celebrate 10 years of Be in the Know with our December Monthly Wellness Walk, sponsored by Human Resources and led by the Center for Public Health Initiative team!

Meet the team at 12:00pm on Locust Walk, by College Hall and the Ben Franklin statue. The CPHI will lead you on a two-mile walk on/near campus to help you increase physical activity and steps, plus build community with participating Penn staff and faculty. Be sure to wear sneakers or comfortable shoes, bring water, and invite a colleague to join the celebration! 

For our December walk, showcase your holiday style by wearing your favorite holiday sweater and accessories!

Please watch for announcements regarding mask use and social distancing.

We look forward to walking together and celebrating a decade of staff and faculty well-being!
Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Guided Mindful Meditation 12/02/2021 12-1pm

This workshop is for participants to practice present moment awareness with kindness and compassion. Our practice will include guided meditation focusing on the breath, body awareness, mindful movement, and other practices to cultivate wellbeing for self and others. The workshop is appropriate for people new to mindfulness practice as well as more experienced practitioners. No experience necessary. All warmly welcome. 

Registration Open
Virtual 30-Minute Mindful Meditation 12/03/2021 12-12:30pm Meditation, quite simply, is training your attention. In an age of distraction, especially this past year, this becomes a very important skill if we are to maintain focus, mental acuity, and develop emotional intelligence. This meditation is guided to encourage spaciousness and stability in your life. It may be the most worthwhile 30-minutes of your day! Registration Open
Virtual 30-Minute Chair Yoga plus Core 12/06/2021 12-12:30pm Start your week off right! This offering consists of moves you can do to tone your abdominals, lengthen your spine, and strengthen your entire torso region. Chair Yoga + Core consists of moves you can do to tone your abdominals, lengthen your spine, and strengthen your entire torso region. Many activities depend on a strong core, from the simple act of bending to put on shoes to the most athletic endeavors. Chair Yoga for the core helps you learn to engage your abdominals correctly. With the abdominals engaged, you’ll find a natural lift and length without having to force anything. In just 30 minutes, beginners and those who regularly exercise can learn what to do at their desk.  Registration Open
Strategies for Fostering Positive Attitudes and Embracing Change: Ideas for Sustainable Life Balance 12/07/2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm *NOW VIRTUAL: click on the course for dial-in instructions.  With the right tools and tactics, every person has the power to reframe and adjust their own thoughts and attitudes when it comes to everyday life, stressful situations, and even in times of change.  As part of our Ideas for Sustainable Life Balance series, participants will learn how to self-assess their own attitudes, deal with their thoughts more effectively, manage their perspectives in negative situations, and learn coping tools for dealing with change.   Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Communication Improved Conflict Reduced 12/07/2021 12:30-1:30pm Effective communication is essential not only for our professional life, but for our personal life as well.
This interactive workshop focuses on non-verbal communication, active listening and barriers to effective communication. It explores how we can learn to effectively resolve conflicts more productively and prevent conflict from occurring, with a greater understanding of our conflict styles and methods of communication.
Registration Open
Your Career at Penn 12/08/2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm *NOW VIRTUAL:  dial-in instructions will be posted soon and emailed to participants prior to the class.

Navigating Your Career at Penn has been developed to assist staff in building their careers at Penn by helping to connect your skills and abilities with career opportunities. The session will be facilitated by Penn HR. Topics include: Increasing Your Marketability at Penn and Internal Job Strategies.
Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Leadership Awareness 12/09/2021 12:30-1:30pm This training focuses on the role of the supervisor in the EAP referral process. The EAP is an effective, preventive resource for employees whose work performance is being impacted by personal problems. The training reviews the basics of the EAP, including making referrals, techniques for reaching out to staff with support, and dealing with the different reactions employees may exhibit when they are approached.  Registration Open
Virtual 30-Minute Mindful Meditation 12/10/2021 12-12:30pm Meditation, quite simply, is training your attention. In an age of distraction, especially this past year, this becomes a very important skill if we are to maintain focus, mental acuity, and develop emotional intelligence. This meditation is guided to encourage spaciousness and stability in your life. It may be the most worthwhile 30-minutes of your day! Registration Open
Virtual 30-Minute Chair Yoga plus Core 12/13/2021 12-12:30pm Start your week off right! This offering consists of moves you can do to tone your abdominals, lengthen your spine, and strengthen your entire torso region. Chair Yoga + Core consists of moves you can do to tone your abdominals, lengthen your spine, and strengthen your entire torso region. Many activities depend on a strong core, from the simple act of bending to put on shoes to the most athletic endeavors. Chair Yoga for the core helps you learn to engage your abdominals correctly. With the abdominals engaged, you’ll find a natural lift and length without having to force anything. In just 30 minutes, beginners and those who regularly exercise can learn what to do at their desk.  Registration Open
Financial Footsteps: Part II, with MetLife 12/14/2021 12:30pm-1:30pm

THIS IS A TWO-PART SERIES - PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS:

  • Part I: Tuesday, November 30, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
  • Part II: Tuesday, December 14, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

You have a lot to manage- starting a job, paying taxes, getting married, buying a home, and more.  Join our speaker, Albert Corrato, Jr., Certified Financial Planner Professional from Creative Financial Group, MassMutual, and learn how to navigate life events. This is a two-part series, so plan to attend both sessions to review: 

  • Creating a personalized budget that works
  • Managing student loans and other debt
  • Credit reports and scores- what they are, why they matter and how to improve them
  • Investment basics including the power of compounding and asset allocation
Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Chair Yoga 12/15/2021 12-1pm 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 Judith Glass from UPHS. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Virgin Pulse Wellness Platform Demo 12/15/2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join us for a virtual live demonstration of the new Virgin Pulse wellness platform and 2021-2022 Be in the Know campaign!

During the demonstration, Virgin Pulse Client Success Manager, Leah Beckwith, will walk participants through many aspects of the platform, showing you how to: 

  • Enroll and set up your Virgin Pulse account, including the mobile app
  • Create your user profile, plus set your topics and interests
  • Review the dashboard page, including daily cards and support options when you need assistance
  • Explore Virgin Pulse programs, including challenges, tracking options, Journey's, and more
  • Review the new Be in the Know 2021-2022 campaign design and activities, including the Health Check and all Bonus Actions
  • Fill out Attestation Forms to get credit for certain completed Bonus Actions
  • Create a personal challenge and invite players to join
  • Connect devices and apps that will sync to the platform

There will also be a Q&A section at the end of the demonstration in which participants can submit questions via the chat feature.

Please note: To ensure you receive Bonus Action points, please log in with your first and last name. Human Resources may not be able to identify you to award attendance credit, if you sign in with only your initials, first name, or nickname. 

Registration Open
Virtual 30-Minute Mindful Meditation 12/17/2021 12-12:30pm Meditation, quite simply, is training your attention. In an age of distraction, especially this past year, this becomes a very important skill if we are to maintain focus, mental acuity, and develop emotional intelligence. This meditation is guided to encourage spaciousness and stability in your life. It may be the most worthwhile 30-minutes of your day! Registration Open
Project Management 01/26/2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm *NOW VIRTUAL:  dial-in instructions will be posted soon and emailed to participants prior to the class.  Not everyone who has to manage a project knows how to do it well. This brief session will provide solutions for project leaders to better manage your team and meet your objectives and timeline. Registration Open
Fundamentals of Strategic Planning 02/03/2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm *NOW VIRTUAL:  dial-in instructions will be posted soon and emailed to participants prior to the class. In today’s work environment, complex tasks and projects are more common than ever.  By utilizing strategic planning skills, you’ll be able to set yourself and/or your team up for success.  Participants of this course will learn to identify the foundation for creating a strategic team, discover strategic values, participate in strategic planning efforts and avoid common pitfalls that derail strategic plans.   Registration Open
Virtual Training 101 02/17/2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm *NOW VIRTUAL:  dial-in instructions will be posted soon and emailed to participants prior to the class. Using our training structure roadmap, we will take a look at how to prepare and execute a virtual training. We will examine the phases of training and how those are structured for a virtual training, how to reformat course activities and communication to participants, tips for using video platforms, and best practices for facilitating your course.  Registration Open
Art of Effective Communication 03/03/2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm *NOW VIRTUAL:  dial-in instructions will be posted soon and emailed to participants prior to the class.  The skill of effective communication is at the forefront of a successful work environment.  Given that many people have been working from a distance for almost a year, effective virtual communication is critical to engagement, productivity, and general well-being. By understanding different communication styles, best practices for choosing the right medium for a given communication, avoiding attribution errors and practicing active listening skills facilitate effectiveness communication to better working relationships and potential productivity. Registration Open
Assertiveness Skills 04/06/2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm *NOW VIRTUAL:  dial-in instructions will be posted soon and emailed to participants prior to the class.  You may experience situations when you need to utilize assertiveness to complete a task, goal or project.  In this class, we will identify personal blocks to assertiveness, identify both assertive and non-assertive language and behaviors, and learn ways to use assertiveness in everyday situations.  Registration Open
How to Make Yourself Indispensable 04/21/2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm *NOW VIRTUAL:  dial-in instructions will be posted soon and emailed to participants prior to the class.  Indispensable employees perform with a mindset that drives them to think, act, and behave differently. In this seminar, you’ll learn how to: take ownership of your responsibilities and results, take initiative to go above and beyond what is expected of you, expand your sphere of influence, perform well under pressure, adapt to changing situations, and avoid being “irreplaceable”. Registration Open
Adapting Your Leadership Style 05/05/2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm *NOW VIRTUAL:  dial-in instructions will be posted soon and emailed to participants prior to the class.  Leadership styles can vary based on working environment, personal background, or industry. Knowing how to effectively channel the right leadership style given a specific audience or setting is key to being an effective leader. In this course, we will uncover the qualities it takes to be a leader, recognize style differences, understand how to conduct one-on-ones, and develop motivation approaches for employees. Registration Open
TED Talk Tuesday: How to Multiply Your Time 06/14/2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm *NOW VIRTUAL:  dial-in instructions will be posted soon and emailed to participants prior to the class.  In this challenging and counter-intuitive video, Self-Discipline Strategist and New York Times bestselling author of Rory Vaden, shows you why you can't solve today's time-management challenges with yesterday's time-management strategies. More importantly he explains why procrastinating on purpose is the key to being able to multiply your time. Registration Open
TED Talk Tuesday: How to Train Employees to Have Difficult Conversations 06/28/2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm *NOW VIRTUAL:  dial-in instructions will be posted soon and emailed to participants prior to the class.  "The information we use to effect change and help others comes from everyday employees asking everyday people questions that may not be easy to ask or answer. Thorough, in-person training is necessary for employees to be prepared to navigate questions about race, gender, ethnicity, and more in a respectful and engaging way. That’s why Tamekia MizLadi Smith came up with “I’m Graced” training, guiding employees through difficult conversations face-to-face." Registration Open