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Webinar: Stay Motivated: Tips for Leveraging Your Super Power Ongoing Online Course The entire month of August It's easy enough to set a goal. But when it comes to habit changes like improving your diet, exercising more, or trying harder to meet new people, sustaining change can feel impossible. This webinar will teach the 3-part theory of human motivation. You'll identify your motivational style (e.g. your super power!) and learn strategies that will keep you motivated so you can achieve any goal. Registration Closed
Webinar: Fixing Our Broken Sleep Ongoing Online Course The entire month of September In this webinar, you will learn techniques for overcoming common sleep problems like "trouble falling asleep", "difficulty staying asleep", "excessive thinking", "waking too early", "Sunday night insomnia", "chronic insomnia" "shift-work difficulties" and "daytime sleepiness". You will hear about the latest population studies and the latest scientific discoveries of the foundational relationship between sleep and all areas of health. This hands-on presentation has helped many people to begin getting better sleep almost immediately. Guided relaxation exercises teach techniques for initiating sleep and returning to sleep. Registration Closed
Webinar: Digital Distractions Ongoing Online Course The entire month of November Psychologists are now treating patients for something fairly new known as, "information or social media addiction." Technology has become an intricate part of our daily lives. We have the internet in the palm of our hands-on mobile devices, in our homes on smart televisions, at work on computers, and on tablets. Is the internet interfering with our quality of life? In this session, we will discuss online productivity and how to use social media and modern-day technology to our advantage so that it does not control us. We will learn how to maintain a balance between the real world and the virtual world so that we can perform better at work and be more present with our friends and families. Registration Closed
Webinar: Embracing Life's Challenges: The Expected and the Unexpected Ongoing Online Course The entire month of December Life throws you a curveball - now what? Take charge by embracing the challenge and incorporating the setback into your daily life. Adversity in life is inevitable whether the circumstances are death, illness, divorce, job loss, financial, or deployment. This webinar will provide encouragement and resources necessary to "reboot" by using thought-provoking ideas and examples to guide the audience to ultimately embrace the hardship and face the future one day at a time. Registration Closed
TIA Live Webinar - Halfway there: Retirement checkup 07/14/2020 3-4 pm ET Give yourself a mid-career financial checkup to evaluate your current savings, formulate a plan to help pursue your savings goals and manage competing financial priorities. Registration Open
TIAA Live Webinar - Social Security basics 07/14/2020 12-1 pm ET Learn the basics about Social Security including eligibility, how to apply, how your benefit is calculated and strategies for claiming benefits. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Dealing with Difficult People 07/14/2020 12:30-1:30pm We all work with a variety of personalities in the workplace. Coworkers or clients who are difficult or impossible to work with can affect your job and productivity. Effectively coping with difficult people is an invaluable skill. This workshop addresses how focusing on the issue, not on the anger or strong emotions conveyed by others, can lead to a more productive work environment. Clear and open communication, as well as customer satisfaction, can be increased through active listening and being more assertive in difficult situations. Registration Open
TIAA Live Webinar - Healthy numbers 07/15/2020 3-4 pm ET Why it’s important to plan, how to fold healthcare into an overall retirement plan, the real benefits and costs of Medicare. Registration Open
TIAA Live Webinar - Quarterly economic and market update with TIAAs Chief Investment Strategist 07/15/2020 12-1 pm ET TIAA’s Chief Investment Strategist will discuss economic and market developments that
may impact your retirement savings strategy.
Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Mindfulness with Sandra Herman 07/15/2020 12:30-1:30 pm This monthly workshop will offer participants an opportunity to practice awareness activities adapted from Jon Kabat-Zinn's Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. During the first part of our practice, we will begin with a guided meditation focusing on the breath. The second half of our session will focus our attention on a guided exploration of the body, bringing awareness to the different areas of the body, and allowing ourselves to experience how each part feels, without trying to change anything. No experience necessary. All warmly welcome. Registration Open
Fundamentals of Strategic Planning 07/16/2020 12:00PM - 1:00PM *NOW VIRTUAL: dial-in instructions will be posted soon or 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
TIAA Live Webinar - Making it easier for you: Online tools and resources 07/16/2020 12-1 pm ET Save time, manage your money, and feel empowered by learning and using the latest digital enhancements. your goals, and even save for a rainy day. Registration Open
TIAA Live Webinar - Marketproof your retirement 07/16/2020 3-4 pm ET Join us to learn how to create your own personal pension with TIAA Traditional, offered by Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America (TIAA).* Registration Open
TIAA Live Webinar - Strategies for staying on track 07/21/2020 3-4 pm ET No matter how much or how little money you can save for retirement, it’s important that you start now and stay invested for your future. You can learn how taking smart financial steps today may help lead you to a more solid financial future after you’ve stopped working. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Chair Yoga 07/22/2020 12-1 pm 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: Guided Mindful Meditation with Sandra Herman 07/24/2020 12:30-1:30 pm This workshop is offered twice a month for participants to practice present moment awareness with kindness and compassion. The guided meditation will focus on the breath and being in the body. Self-applied massage and gentle mindful movements that promote rest and relaxation, and reduce stress may also be included in the workshop. No experience necessary. All are warmly welcome. Registration Open
Develop Your Presentation Skills 07/28/2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm *NOW VIRTUAL: dial-in instructions will be posted soon or emailed to participants prior to the class. Fear. That’s the main reason most people won’t make presentations - or make them poorly. By following some simple lessons anyone can conquer presentation phobia and go on to make his or her case successfully and professionally. Registration Open
Tools for Career Assessment and Development 07/28/2020 12:30PM - 1:30PM *NOW VIRTUAL: dial-in instructions will be posted soon or emailed to participants prior to the class.  In this program we will examine questions for assessing and developing your career. You will contrast your career options by utilizing a variety of tools. By the end of the session you will have the resources needed to develop a plan for career success. Registration Open
Webinar: Middle School Matters 07/28/2020 2-2:45 pm The transition from childhood to adolescence is not easy – for kids or their parents. Add to that the COVID-19 pandemic, and this is a really challenging time for pre-teens and middle schoolers. Phyllis Fagell, a licensed clinical professional counselor, will join us and give advice to parents on how to best support our children right now, help tweens navigate shifting social dynamics, and monitor your child’s social media and online use to prevent fatigue, bad habits, and negative behaviors.
 
Registration Open
Using the Tuition Benefit for You and Your Family 07/29/2020 12:30PM - 1:30PM *NOW VIRTUAL: dial-in instructions will be posted soon or emailed to participants prior to the class. The University offers employees and their families tuition assistance. Join this session to learn more about the tuition benefit program and how you can use the benefit for yourself at Penn, or how the tuition benefit can support your dependents or spouse in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree. At this session, you will learn more about coverage, how to request the benefit using the online tuition management system and tax implications if you are using the benefit for a graduate program. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Guided Mindful Meditation with Sandra Herman 08/04/2020 12:30-1:30 pm This workshop is offered twice a month for participants to practice present moment awareness with kindness and compassion. The guided meditation will focus on the breath and being in the body. Self-applied massage and gentle mindful movements that promote rest and relaxation, and reduce stress may also be included in the workshop. No experience necessary. All are warmly welcome. Registration Open
Webinar: Choosing the Right Care Providers for your Loved Ones 08/04/2020 1-2 pm If you’re a family caregiver, you may be making decisions without enough information to get it right. For example, if your mother needs help at home, where do you go to find the best care? How can you hire a caregiver with the right skills and personal touch? Perhaps your father wants to downsize and move to a senior care community. How can you help him manage this life transition and find an appropriate setting? Researching care options can be time-consuming and confusing. In addition, one size does not fit all. It’s important to choose a care provider that best meets the needs of your loved one knowing that those needs may change down the road. Registration Open
Time Management - A Productivity Plan 08/11/2020 12:30PM - 1:30PM *NOW VIRTUAL: dial-in instructions will be posted soon or emailed to participants prior to the class. Gain a deeper understanding of the importance of effectively managing your time. This video will help you identify time wasting practices that can take control of 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. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Mindfulness with Sandra Herman 08/12/2020 12:30-1:30 pm This monthly workshop will offer participants an opportunity to practice awareness activities adapted from Jon Kabat-Zinn's Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. During the first part of our practice, we will begin with a guided meditation focusing on the breath. The second half of our session will focus our attention on a guided exploration of the body, bringing awareness to the different areas of the body, and allowing ourselves to experience how each part feels, without trying to change anything. No experience necessary. All warmly welcome. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Avoiding Burnout 08/13/2020 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. The final stage of the stress response is burnout, which is a concern for employers who want to maintain employees’ productivity at work. 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 techniques. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Chair Yoga 08/19/2020 12-1 pm 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
Behavioral Interviews 08/20/2020 12:30PM - 1:30PM *NOW VIRTUAL: dial-in instructions will be posted soon or emailed to participants prior to the class. This interview approach to hiring can make all the difference when looking for the right candidate for your department. A bad hire can contribute to several negative consequences including: lost productivity, time required to hire and train another person, decreased department morale, and legal issues. Give this method a try while interviewing for your department’s next open role. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Positive Momentum 4-Week Mindfulness Course (with 2 bonus sessions) 08/20/2020 12:30-1:45 This 4-session mindfulness course offers participants an opportunity to practice calming and effective awareness activities adapted by Jennifer Schelter, Best of Philly, Radiant Retreat - your fullest gifts, self-care and creativity retreat. Sessions will begin with a brief guided meditation to feel present. Following this mediation, participants will experience a short journaling exercise to clarify your most cherished gifts or current goals (health, career, community, relationship, etc.). The group will also discuss how to apply mindful awareness to everyday life for greater ease, natural evolution, and self-development. The session will conclude with a simple body scan, visualization of successes and communal gratitude circle. No experience necessary. Participants must attend all 4 sessions to earn 30 BITK Bonus Action Points. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Guided Mindful Meditation with Sandra Herman 08/21/2020 12:30-1:30 pm This workshop is offered twice a month for participants to practice present moment awareness with kindness and compassion. The guided meditation will focus on the breath and being in the body. Self-applied massage and gentle mindful movements that promote rest and relaxation, and reduce stress may also be included in the workshop. No experience necessary. All are warmly welcome. Registration Open
Getting Work Done 08/25/2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm *NOW VIRTUAL: dial-in instructions will be posted soon or emailed to participants prior to the class. Throughout a normal workday, there are multiple distractions that can get many of us off task and behind on our to-do lists.  In this course, we’ll review tactics to help you stay on target with the many moving pieces of your role.  You’ll identify your biggest time sponges and ways to manage them, create priority lists, understand ways to delegate when not in a position of authority, and learn ways to achieve an acceptable work life balance. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop by PNC: The Role of Insurance in Your Financial Plan 08/26/2020 12:30-1:30 pm You might be saving for retirement through a 401(k) plan or an IRA. But have you considered what might happen if you were unable to keeping earing enough to fund your plans? Life insurance may provide for your family if something happens to you before you reach your goals. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Guided Mindful Meditation with Sandra Herman 09/01/2020 12:30-1:30 pm This workshop is offered twice a month for participants to practice present moment awareness with kindness and compassion. The guided meditation will focus on the breath and being in the body. Self-applied massage and gentle mindful movements that promote rest and relaxation, and reduce stress may also be included in the workshop. No experience necessary. All are warmly welcome. Registration Open
Introduction to Mindfulness Presentation (Session 1) 09/08/2020 12-1 pm This one-hour presentation will provide an introduction to the practice of mindfulness and how it can be utilized as a tool to manage stress in personal and professional settings.

*Attendance at one of the one-hour introduction presentation sessions is recommended to participate in the 9-week (orientation + 8-weeks) Mindfulness in the Workplace program.  Orientation will take place on September 23rd and the program will begin on September 30th.  
Registration Open
Introduction to Mindfulness Presentation (Session 2) 09/08/2020 7-8 pm This one-hour presentation will provide an introduction to the practice of mindfulness and how it can be utilized as a tool to manage stress in personal and professional settings

*Attendance at one of the one-hour introduction presentation sessions is recommended to participate in the 9-week (orientation + 8-weeks) Mindfulness in the Workplace program.  Orientation will take place on September 23rd and the program will begin on September 30th. 
Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Mindfulness with Sandra Herman 09/11/2020 12:30-1:30 pm This monthly workshop will offer participants an opportunity to practice awareness activities adapted from Jon Kabat-Zinn's Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. During the first part of our practice, we will begin with a guided meditation focusing on the breath. The second half of our session will focus our attention on a guided exploration of the body, bringing awareness to the different areas of the body, and allowing ourselves to experience how each part feels, without trying to change anything. No experience necessary. All warmly welcome. Registration Open
Assertiveness Skills 09/15/2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm 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 Workshop: Mental and Physical Health Making the Connection 09/17/2020 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? Recent wellness studies show the interconnection between fitness, nutrition and mental health. Examples include emotional under or overeating, depression following a medical diagnosis, how exercise can improve mood, etc. Learn to be empowered to make better choices for a healthier you…even during times of stress! This workshop takes a look at your health– from the inside out, by exploring the connection between mental and physical health. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Resiliency 09/21/2020 12:30-1:30pm Studies have found that when the same events happen to different people, it’s the individual’s response that makes a difference in terms of staying healthy, and using the experience in a positive way in order to grow and thrive—also known as resiliency. What’s the secret? This seminar explores this dynamic and what we can learn from those who are successful at surviving whatever life throws their way and developing their resiliency. The good news is, resiliency can be learned, and many examples exist where it has made all the difference. Participants will leave with tips and techniques for maximizing their own resiliency and positively influencing those around them. Registration Open
The Gift of Feedback 09/22/2020 12:30PM - 1:30PM 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 with Sandra Herman 09/22/2020 12:30-1:30 pm This workshop is offered twice a month for participants to practice present moment awareness with kindness and compassion. The guided meditation will focus on the breath and being in the body. Self-applied massage and gentle mindful movements that promote rest and relaxation, and reduce stress may also be included in the workshop. No experience necessary. All are warmly welcome. Registration Open
Mindfulness in the Workplace Pre-Program Orientation 09/23/2020 2:30-3:30 pm

To support familiarity of and comfort with the online classroom environment, the Penn Program for Mindfulness will provide a one-hour online pre-program session to orient participants to specific features that will be used during the program (e.g. polling, breakout rooms, chat) and will review online participation ”etiquette” to reinforce personal commitment and enhance the group online experience between participants and among the group as a whole. 

Registration Open
Using Spark Hire Video Interviewing 09/25/2020 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Spark Hire is Penn’s video interviewing technology. In this session we will provide an overview of video interviewing and how job candidates use the system. We will also provide some tips and techniques for creating a great video interview. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Models of Excellence Information Session How to Nominate a Staff Member or Team for a Models of Excellence Award 09/29/2020 12-1pm 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
Psychology of Job Performance 09/30/2020 12:30PM - 1:30PM Successfully overcoming performance issues in the workplace requires a basic understanding of how the human mind works. In this hour-long session, we will discuss how job performance intersects with concepts within the field of psychology, such as behavioral science and motivation. We will discuss how these concepts form a framework that can be used to diagnose performance issues and realize the most efficient and effective ways to overcome them. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Chair Yoga 09/30/2020 12-1 pm 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: Mindfulness in the Workplace 8-Week Mindfulness Course 09/30/2020 2:30-4:30 pm  This nine-week program (orientation + 8-weeks) offers a thorough introduction to mindfulness-based stress management. The course includes a structured and foundational process for participants to learn mindfulness-based tools and apply them in real-life situations to help reduce stress, increase focus and mental clarity, improve communication in relationships, improve mood and energy, and better manage difficult situations. The course will be conducted virtually via Zoom Video Conferencing. All class materials are provided, including weekly practice assignments and guided audio meditation practices.  
 
Recommended prerequisite: participation in the Introduction to Mindfulness one-hour presentation.

Participants who complete the course can earn 60 BITK Bonus Action Points. 
Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Guided Mindful Meditation with Sandra Herman 10/02/2020 12-1 pm This workshop is offered twice a month for participants to practice present moment awareness with kindness and compassion. The guided meditation will focus on the breath and being in the body. Self-applied massage and gentle mindful movements that promote rest and relaxation, and reduce stress may also be included in the workshop. No experience necessary. All are warmly welcome. Registration Open
Tools for Career Assessment and Development 10/07/2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm In this program we will examine questions for assessing and developing your career. You will contrast your career options by utilizing a variety of tools. By the end of the session you will have the resources needed to develop a plan for career success. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: New and Expectant Parent Briefing 10/08/2020 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
Develop Your Presentation Skills 10/13/2020 12:30PM - 1:30PM Fear. That’s the main reason most people won’t make presentations - or make them poorly. By following some simple lessons anyone can conquer presentation phobia and go on to make his or her case successfully and professionally. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Models of Excellence Information Session How to Nominate a Staff Member or Team for a Models of Excellence Award 10/13/2020 12-1pm 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: Stress Management 10/15/2020 12:30-1:30pm It is natural to become stressed when the demands on time and energy have become too great. This can happen both at home and at work, and can severely limit productivity and effectiveness. This workshop shows the physiological stages of stress development, and its harmful effects on the body. It also addresses the defining symptoms and different sources of stress. This useful information is incorporated with helpful stress relievers and imagery techniques. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Mindfulness with Sandra Herman 10/16/2020 12:30-1:30 pm This monthly workshop will offer participants an opportunity to practice awareness activities adapted from Jon Kabat-Zinn's Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. During the first part of our practice, we will begin with a guided meditation focusing on the breath. The second half of our session will focus our attention on a guided exploration of the body, bringing awareness to the different areas of the body, and allowing ourselves to experience how each part feels, without trying to change anything. No experience necessary. All warmly welcome. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Balancing Work and Family 10/20/2020 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 10/21/2020 12-1 pm 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
Creating and Maintaining Your LinkedIn Profile 10/26/2020 12:30PM - 1:30PM This session will review tips on creating a great LinkedIn profile that will get you noticed by recruiters and industry professionals. Registration Open
TED Talk Tuesday: How to Manage for Collective Creativity 10/27/2020 12:30PM - 1:30PM What’s the secret to unlocking the creativity hidden inside your daily work, and giving every great idea a chance? Harvard professor Linda Hill, co-author of Collective Genius, has studied some of the world’s most creative companies to come up with a set of tools and tactics to keep great ideas flowing — from everyone in the company, not just the designated creatives. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop by PNC: The Role of Social Security in Your Retirement Income Strategy 10/28/2020 12:30-1:30 pm This seminar identifies the current rules surrounding Social Security, as well as specific collection strategies geared towards helping you make the most of your benefits. Registration Open
Effective Communication 10/29/2020 12:30PM - 1:30PM With successful communication organizations have increase in morale, productivity and staff commitment. This brown back will help participants understand the importance of workplace communication, identify proper communication channels, identify barriers to communicating effectively, and how to overcome communication challenges. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Guided Mindful Meditation with Sandra Herman 10/30/2020 12-1 pm This workshop is offered twice a month for participants to practice present moment awareness with kindness and compassion. The guided meditation will focus on the breath and being in the body. Self-applied massage and gentle mindful movements that promote rest and relaxation, and reduce stress may also be included in the workshop. No experience necessary. All are warmly welcome. Registration Open
Webinar: Sharing the Caregiving: Managing Sibling Disagreements 11/03/2020 1-2 pm Siblings can be our best friends and partners in crime growing up. But as adults, siblings can make caring for an aging parent challenging and stressful. You think Mom needs in-home care, your brother wants assisted living and Mom doesn’t want help at all! Sound familiar? How can you and your siblings get on the same page, help Mom find the right care and not get entangled in simmering past resentments? This webinar will discuss how to create a care team, delegating responsibilities, managing sibling conflict, and coping with your own stress. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Guided Mindful Meditation with Sandra Herman 11/04/2020 12:30-1:30 pm This workshop is offered twice a month for participants to practice present moment awareness with kindness and compassion. The guided meditation will focus on the breath and being in the body. Self-applied massage and gentle mindful movements that promote rest and relaxation, and reduce stress may also be included in the workshop. No experience necessary. All are warmly welcome. Registration Open
Getting Work Done 11/10/2020 12:30PM - 1:30PM Throughout a normal workday, there are multiple distractions that can get many of us off task and behind on our to-do lists.  In this course, we’ll review tactics to help you stay on target with the many moving pieces of your role.  You’ll identify your biggest time sponges and ways to manage them, create priority lists, understand ways to delegate when not in a position of authority, and learn ways to achieve an acceptable work life balance. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Managing Holiday Stress 11/10/2020 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: Mindfulness with Sandra Herman 11/13/2020 12-1 pm This monthly workshop will offer participants an opportunity to practice awareness activities adapted from Jon Kabat-Zinn's Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. During the first part of our practice, we will begin with a guided meditation focusing on the breath. The second half of our session will focus our attention on a guided exploration of the body, bringing awareness to the different areas of the body, and allowing ourselves to experience how each part feels, without trying to change anything. No experience necessary. All warmly welcome. Registration Open
Challenging Your Negative Attitudes 11/17/2020 12:30PM - 1:30PM By challenging our negative attitudes, we have the power to take control of pessimistic perspectives and stressful situations. During this course, participants will learn to manage the impact of negative situations, deal with their own negative thoughts more effectively, and learn coping tools for dealing with change. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Caring for the Caregiver 11/17/2020 12:30-1:30pm Few people are prepared for the responsibilities and tasks involved in caring for the elderly, and many do not have a choice. The primary necessity of being a good caregiver is learning to take care of yourself. This workshop outlines strategies for caring for the caregiver. It will help participants understand the types of caregiver stress, review and prepare a checklist for the care-receiver and caregiver, and learn tips and coping strategies for the caregiver. The workshop reviews the grieving process, as well as the Caregiver’s Bill of Rights. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Chair Yoga 11/18/2020 12-1 pm 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: Guided Mindful Meditation with Sandra Herman 11/20/2020 12:30-1:30 pm This workshop is offered twice a month for participants to practice present moment awareness with kindness and compassion. The guided meditation will focus on the breath and being in the body. Self-applied massage and gentle mindful movements that promote rest and relaxation, and reduce stress may also be included in the workshop. No experience necessary. All are warmly welcome. Registration Open
Assertiveness Skills 12/02/2020 12:30PM - 1:30PM 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 Workshop: Guided Mindful Meditation with Sandra Herman 12/02/2020 12:30-1:30 pm This workshop is offered twice a month for participants to practice present moment awareness with kindness and compassion. The guided meditation will focus on the breath and being in the body. Self-applied massage and gentle mindful movements that promote rest and relaxation, and reduce stress may also be included in the workshop. No experience necessary. All are warmly welcome. Registration Open
Your Career at Penn 12/04/2020 12:30 PM - 1:30PM 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
How to Make Yourself Indispensable 12/08/2020 12:30PM - 1:30PM 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
Virtual Workshop: Grow Where You are Planted 12/10/2020 12:30-1:30pm There may be times when we wish things were different at work and/or in our home life. Sometimes it’s time for a change, and other times it isn’t. How do we know when to accept things as they are, or when a change in perspective is needed? Do your employees want to be promoted faster, or are they restless? This seminar explores the typical flow of human reactions and responses, and suggests practical tips for enjoying whatever stage participants are experiencing. Proven strategies such as gaining clarity, brainstorming creatively, re-framing and parallel paths are some of the useful tools participants will learn about. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Mindfulness with Sandra Herman 12/11/2020 12:30-1:30 pm This monthly workshop will offer participants an opportunity to practice awareness activities adapted from Jon Kabat-Zinn's Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. During the first part of our practice, we will begin with a guided meditation focusing on the breath. The second half of our session will focus our attention on a guided exploration of the body, bringing awareness to the different areas of the body, and allowing ourselves to experience how each part feels, without trying to change anything. No experience necessary. All warmly welcome. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Guided Mindful Meditation with Sandra Herman 12/15/2020 12:30-1:30 pm This workshop is offered twice a month for participants to practice present moment awareness with kindness and compassion. The guided meditation will focus on the breath and being in the body. Self-applied massage and gentle mindful movements that promote rest and relaxation, and reduce stress may also be included in the workshop. No experience necessary. All are warmly welcome. Registration Open
Virtual Workshop: Chair Yoga 12/16/2020 12-1 pm 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
Conflict Resolution 12/17/2020 12:30PM - 1:30PM 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