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Webinar: Do Your Bucket List 01/01/2019 Available January 1 to 31 Whether it's running an Iron Man, meeting somebody, or losing ten pounds, we all have that next thing we want to accomplish in life. But it's so easy to lose focus on personal growth in the rush of daily life. Get inspired and get practical with these seven strategies to increase your focus on that next bucket list item. Life without regrets is possible, you just need to get focused. Registration Open
Mindfulness 01/22/2019 12:30-1:30pm 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
Admissions Brown Bag-Insights into the College Admissions Process 01/23/2019 12-1pm What is holistic admissions? Early Decision? Restricted Early Action? Early Action? Regular decision? Join the Penn Undergraduate Admissions staff for an in depth discussion of the parts to an application, admissions plans and supporting your student in the process. Registration Open
Biometric Screenings - Houston Hall Hall of Flags A (9:00-9:30) 01/24/2019 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Be in the Know encourages you to have a biometric screening once per year. If you did not complete a screening at an on-campus event last fall (October 9 – November 30, 2018), or submit personal results to AREUFIT on or after September 1, 2018, Human Resources is offering a select number of screening dates in 2019. At our on-campus events, you’ll receive a biometric screening from AREUFIT and earn 50 points toward the first $100 Be in the Know cash incentive.

Please note: Do not register if you’ve already completed a biometric screening, or submitted personal results, on or after September 1, 2018. Participants will only receive credit for one biometric screening during this year’s Be in the Know campaign, which runs September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019.

Start this year’s Be in the Know campaign and sign up for a free and confidential biometric screening, which measures your blood pressure, blood sugar (glucose), and non-fasting total and high-density lipoproteins (HDL) cholesterol. You may also choose to fast to include low-density cholesterol (LDL) and triglyceride results.

Get started today and earn up to $300* this campaign year!
Registration Open
Biometric Screenings - Houston Hall Hall of Flags B (9:30-10:00) 01/24/2019 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Be in the Know encourages you to have a biometric screening once per year. If you did not complete a screening at an on-campus event last fall (October 9 – November 30, 2018), or submit personal results to AREUFIT on or after September 1, 2018, Human Resources is offering a select number of screening dates in 2019. At our on-campus events, you’ll receive a biometric screening from AREUFIT and earn 50 points toward the first $100 Be in the Know cash incentive.

Please note: Do not register if you’ve already completed a biometric screening, or submitted personal results, on or after September 1, 2018. Participants will only receive credit for one biometric screening during this year’s Be in the Know campaign, which runs September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019.

Start this year’s Be in the Know campaign and sign up for a free and confidential biometric screening, which measures your blood pressure, blood sugar (glucose), and non-fasting total and high-density lipoproteins (HDL) cholesterol. You may also choose to fast to include low-density cholesterol (LDL) and triglyceride results.

Get started today and earn up to $300* this campaign year!
Registration Open
Biometric Screenings - Houston Hall Hall of Flags C (10:00-10:30) 01/24/2019 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Be in the Know encourages you to have a biometric screening once per year. If you did not complete a screening at an on-campus event last fall (October 9 – November 30, 2018), or submit personal results to AREUFIT on or after September 1, 2018, Human Resources is offering a select number of screening dates in 2019. At our on-campus events, you’ll receive a biometric screening from AREUFIT and earn 50 points toward the first $100 Be in the Know cash incentive.

Please note: Do not register if you’ve already completed a biometric screening, or submitted personal results, on or after September 1, 2018. Participants will only receive credit for one biometric screening during this year’s Be in the Know campaign, which runs September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019.

Start this year’s Be in the Know campaign and sign up for a free and confidential biometric screening, which measures your blood pressure, blood sugar (glucose), and non-fasting total and high-density lipoproteins (HDL) cholesterol. You may also choose to fast to include low-density cholesterol (LDL) and triglyceride results.

Get started today and earn up to $300* this campaign year!
Registration Open
Biometric Screenings - Houston Hall Hall of Flags D (10:30-11:00) 01/24/2019 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Be in the Know encourages you to have a biometric screening once per year. If you did not complete a screening at an on-campus event last fall (October 9 – November 30, 2018), or submit personal results to AREUFIT on or after September 1, 2018, Human Resources is offering a select number of screening dates in 2019. At our on-campus events, you’ll receive a biometric screening from AREUFIT and earn 50 points toward the first $100 Be in the Know cash incentive.

Please note: Do not register if you’ve already completed a biometric screening, or submitted personal results, on or after September 1, 2018. Participants will only receive credit for one biometric screening during this year’s Be in the Know campaign, which runs September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019.

Start this year’s Be in the Know campaign and sign up for a free and confidential biometric screening, which measures your blood pressure, blood sugar (glucose), and non-fasting total and high-density lipoproteins (HDL) cholesterol. You may also choose to fast to include low-density cholesterol (LDL) and triglyceride results.

Get started today and earn up to $300* this campaign year!
Registration Open
Biometric Screenings - Houston Hall Hall of Flags E (11:00-11:30) 01/24/2019 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Be in the Know encourages you to have a biometric screening once per year. If you did not complete a screening at an on-campus event last fall (October 9 – November 30, 2018), or submit personal results to AREUFIT on or after September 1, 2018, Human Resources is offering a select number of screening dates in 2019. At our on-campus events, you’ll receive a biometric screening from AREUFIT and earn 50 points toward the first $100 Be in the Know cash incentive.

Please note: Do not register if you’ve already completed a biometric screening, or submitted personal results, on or after September 1, 2018. Participants will only receive credit for one biometric screening during this year’s Be in the Know campaign, which runs September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019.

Start this year’s Be in the Know campaign and sign up for a free and confidential biometric screening, which measures your blood pressure, blood sugar (glucose), and non-fasting total and high-density lipoproteins (HDL) cholesterol. You may also choose to fast to include low-density cholesterol (LDL) and triglyceride results.

Get started today and earn up to $300* this campaign year!
Registration Open
Biometric Screenings - Houston Hall Hall of Flags F (11:30-12:00) 01/24/2019 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Be in the Know encourages you to have a biometric screening once per year. If you did not complete a screening at an on-campus event last fall (October 9 – November 30, 2018), or submit personal results to AREUFIT on or after September 1, 2018, Human Resources is offering a select number of screening dates in 2019. At our on-campus events, you’ll receive a biometric screening from AREUFIT and earn 50 points toward the first $100 Be in the Know cash incentive.

Please note: Do not register if you’ve already completed a biometric screening, or submitted personal results, on or after September 1, 2018. Participants will only receive credit for one biometric screening during this year’s Be in the Know campaign, which runs September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019.

Start this year’s Be in the Know campaign and sign up for a free and confidential biometric screening, which measures your blood pressure, blood sugar (glucose), and non-fasting total and high-density lipoproteins (HDL) cholesterol. You may also choose to fast to include low-density cholesterol (LDL) and triglyceride results.

Get started today and earn up to $300* this campaign year!
Registration Open
Biometric Screenings - Houston Hall Hall of Flags G (12:00-12:30) 01/24/2019 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Be in the Know encourages you to have a biometric screening once per year. If you did not complete a screening at an on-campus event last fall (October 9 – November 30, 2018), or submit personal results to AREUFIT on or after September 1, 2018, Human Resources is offering a select number of screening dates in 2019. At our on-campus events, you’ll receive a biometric screening from AREUFIT and earn 50 points toward the first $100 Be in the Know cash incentive.

Please note: Do not register if you’ve already completed a biometric screening, or submitted personal results, on or after September 1, 2018. Participants will only receive credit for one biometric screening during this year’s Be in the Know campaign, which runs September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019.

Start this year’s Be in the Know campaign and sign up for a free and confidential biometric screening, which measures your blood pressure, blood sugar (glucose), and non-fasting total and high-density lipoproteins (HDL) cholesterol. You may also choose to fast to include low-density cholesterol (LDL) and triglyceride results.

Get started today and earn up to $300* this campaign year!
Registration Open
Biometric Screenings - Houston Hall Hall of Flags H (12:30-1:00) 01/24/2019 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Be in the Know encourages you to have a biometric screening once per year. If you did not complete a screening at an on-campus event last fall (October 9 – November 30, 2018), or submit personal results to AREUFIT on or after September 1, 2018, Human Resources is offering a select number of screening dates in 2019. At our on-campus events, you’ll receive a biometric screening from AREUFIT and earn 50 points toward the first $100 Be in the Know cash incentive.

Please note: Do not register if you’ve already completed a biometric screening, or submitted personal results, on or after September 1, 2018. Participants will only receive credit for one biometric screening during this year’s Be in the Know campaign, which runs September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019.

Start this year’s Be in the Know campaign and sign up for a free and confidential biometric screening, which measures your blood pressure, blood sugar (glucose), and non-fasting total and high-density lipoproteins (HDL) cholesterol. You may also choose to fast to include low-density cholesterol (LDL) and triglyceride results.

Get started today and earn up to $300* this campaign year!
Registration Open
Valuing Different Generations 01/24/2019 12:30-1:30pm For the first time in American history we have four different generations working together, each bringing value in helping us to understand where we have been and where we are headed. When dealing with people, we are often dealing with different generations of people. This seminar includes a discussion of the characteristics commonly associated with each of the generations as participants learn how making the most of generational resources greatly improves teamwork. Registration Open
Mindfulness in the Workplace 8-Session Mindfulness Course (1-28-19 through 3-18-19) 01/28/2019 2:30-4:30pm This course meets on Mondays, January 28, 2019 - March 18, 2019. Beginning in Spring 2019, the University of Pennsylvania is partnering with the Penn Program for Mindfulness to provide Mindfulness in the Workplace, an eight-week program that offers an engaging and effective introduction to mindfulness-based stress management. This program comprises a structured and foundational process for learning mindfulness-based tools and applying mindfulness 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 consists of eight 2-hour weekly classes and a full-day mindfulness retreat on the weekend between weeks six and seven of the course. All class materials are provided, including homework handouts and audio recordings of guided meditation exercises for use at home. Participation in the Introduction to Mindfulness one-hour presentation on January 9 or 10 is a pre-requisite to enrolling in the 8-session course.

Participants must attend all 8 sessions to earn 60 BITK Bonus Action Points.
Registration Open
Managing Up 01/29/2019 12:30 - 1:30 In today’s busy work environment, creating a relationship of trust and open communication with your manager is critical to your success. In this course, learn to increase your ability to recognize your manager’s perspective and meet his/her expectations as well as fine tune your communication skills to optimize your work with your manager, including providing and receiving feedback. Registration Open
Body Combat 01/31/2019 12-1 pm This fiercely energetic cardiovascular workout program is inspired by martial arts and draws from a wide array of disciplines such as Karate, boxing, Taekwondo, Tai Chi and Muay Thai. Tone and shape muscles while burning major calories! Registration Open
INDOOR - February Wellness Walk 02/01/2019 12-1pm A special someone may hold the key to your heart, but taking care of yourself by eating well and being physically active can be the key to a healthier heart! Meet the Center for Public Health Initiatives Staff inside the Palestra for some heart healthy exercise on February 1st between 12:00-1:00pm. Although candy hearts and heart-shaped boxes of chocolate are often a main feature of Valentine’s Day festivities, February is also American Heart Month and an appropriate time to pay attention to one of the most important organs in your body. As the center of your circulatory system, your heart is vitally responsible for just about everything that gives your body life. In keeping with this month’s Valentine’s Day and Heart Health theme, participants are encouraged to wear red for this 1-2 mile walk. Bring your water bottle and don’t forget your sneakers! Registration Open
Nutrition Counseling - Human Resources 3451 Walnut St. 6th Floor E (1:00-2:00) 02/01/2019 1-2pm Knowing what to eat for your personal nutritional needs can be overwhelming! Benefits-eligible faculty and staff can now receive individualized nutrition counseling on campus on select days each month. A Family Food, LLC, Registered Dietician will work with you to address the nutrition-related questions and concerns you have and tailor a plan specific to you. Family Food dieticians offer nutrition counseling for adults concerned with a vast array of issues, including general healthy eating, cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, weight gain or loss, food allergies and sensitivities, slow metabolism, pregnancy, and much more. Waiting List Only
Nutrition Counseling - Human Resources 3451 Walnut St. 6th Floor F (3:00-4:00) 02/01/2019 3-4pm Knowing what to eat for your personal nutritional needs can be overwhelming! Benefits-eligible faculty and staff can now receive individualized nutrition counseling on campus on select days each month. A Family Food, LLC, Registered Dietician will work with you to address the nutrition-related questions and concerns you have and tailor a plan specific to you. Family Food dieticians offer nutrition counseling for adults concerned with a vast array of issues, including general healthy eating, cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, weight gain or loss, food allergies and sensitivities, slow metabolism, pregnancy, and much more. Waiting List Only
Nutrition Counseling - Human Resources 3451 Walnut St. 6th Floor B (1:00-2:00) 02/04/2019 1-2 pm Knowing what to eat for your personal nutritional needs can be overwhelming! Benefits-eligible faculty and staff can now receive individualized nutrition counseling on campus on select days each month. A Family Food, LLC, Registered Dietician will work with you to address the nutrition-related questions and concerns you have and tailor a plan specific to you. Family Food dieticians offer nutrition counseling for adults concerned with a vast array of issues, including general healthy eating, cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, weight gain or loss, food allergies and sensitivities, slow metabolism, pregnancy, and much more. Waiting List Only
Nutrition Counseling - Human Resources 3451 Walnut St. 6th Floor B (11:00-12:00) 02/04/2019 11-12 pm Knowing what to eat for your personal nutritional needs can be overwhelming! Benefits-eligible faculty and staff can now receive individualized nutrition counseling on campus on select days each month. A Family Food, LLC, Registered Dietician will work with you to address the nutrition-related questions and concerns you have and tailor a plan specific to you. Family Food dieticians offer nutrition counseling for adults concerned with a vast array of issues, including general healthy eating, cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, weight gain or loss, food allergies and sensitivities, slow metabolism, pregnancy, and much more. Waiting List Only
Nutrition Counseling - Human Resources 3451 Walnut St. 6th Floor B (12:00-1:00) 02/04/2019 12-1 pm Knowing what to eat for your personal nutritional needs can be overwhelming! Benefits-eligible faculty and staff can now receive individualized nutrition counseling on campus on select days each month. A Family Food, LLC, Registered Dietician will work with you to address the nutrition-related questions and concerns you have and tailor a plan specific to you. Family Food dieticians offer nutrition counseling for adults concerned with a vast array of issues, including general healthy eating, cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, weight gain or loss, food allergies and sensitivities, slow metabolism, pregnancy, and much more. Waiting List Only
Nutrition Counseling - Human Resources 3451 Walnut St. 6th Floor B (2:00-3:00) 02/04/2019 2-3 pm Knowing what to eat for your personal nutritional needs can be overwhelming! Benefits-eligible faculty and staff can now receive individualized nutrition counseling on campus on select days each month. A Family Food, LLC, Registered Dietician will work with you to address the nutrition-related questions and concerns you have and tailor a plan specific to you. Family Food dieticians offer nutrition counseling for adults concerned with a vast array of issues, including general healthy eating, cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, weight gain or loss, food allergies and sensitivities, slow metabolism, pregnancy, and much more. Waiting List Only
Nutrition Counseling - Human Resources 3451 Walnut St. 6th Floor B (3:00-4:00) 02/04/2019 3-4 pm Knowing what to eat for your personal nutritional needs can be overwhelming! Benefits-eligible faculty and staff can now receive individualized nutrition counseling on campus on select days each month. A Family Food, LLC, Registered Dietician will work with you to address the nutrition-related questions and concerns you have and tailor a plan specific to you. Family Food dieticians offer nutrition counseling for adults concerned with a vast array of issues, including general healthy eating, cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, weight gain or loss, food allergies and sensitivities, slow metabolism, pregnancy, and much more. Waiting List Only
Nutrition Counseling - Human Resources 3451 Walnut St. 6th Floor B (4:00-5:00) 02/04/2019 4-5 pm Knowing what to eat for your personal nutritional needs can be overwhelming! Benefits-eligible faculty and staff can now receive individualized nutrition counseling on campus on select days each month. A Family Food, LLC, Registered Dietician will work with you to address the nutrition-related questions and concerns you have and tailor a plan specific to you. Family Food dieticians offer nutrition counseling for adults concerned with a vast array of issues, including general healthy eating, cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, weight gain or loss, food allergies and sensitivities, slow metabolism, pregnancy, and much more. Waiting List Only
Advocacy in Healthcare Settings 02/05/2019 1-2 pm While you hope to never receive the dreaded call that mom has fallen or dad had a stroke, many families are not prepared for what happens next. Knowing the right questions to ask, how to be an effective advocate, and what documents to have in place can make a difference. Planning ahead may help you navigate the complex and often fragmented healthcare system, which can lead to better outcomes. Learn how to communicate more effectively with healthcare providers, address grievances, and identify helpful resources. Registration Open
Nutrition Counseling - Human Resources 3451 Walnut St. 6th Floor B (1:00-2:00) 02/05/2019 1-2 pm Knowing what to eat for your personal nutritional needs can be overwhelming! Benefits-eligible faculty and staff can now receive individualized nutrition counseling on campus on select days each month. A Family Food, LLC, Registered Dietician will work with you to address the nutrition-related questions and concerns you have and tailor a plan specific to you. Family Food dieticians offer nutrition counseling for adults concerned with a vast array of issues, including general healthy eating, cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, weight gain or loss, food allergies and sensitivities, slow metabolism, pregnancy, and much more. Waiting List Only
Nutrition Counseling - Human Resources 3451 Walnut St. 6th Floor B (10:00-11:00) 02/05/2019 10-11 am Knowing what to eat for your personal nutritional needs can be overwhelming! Benefits-eligible faculty and staff can now receive individualized nutrition counseling on campus on select days each month. A Family Food, LLC, Registered Dietician will work with you to address the nutrition-related questions and concerns you have and tailor a plan specific to you. Family Food dieticians offer nutrition counseling for adults concerned with a vast array of issues, including general healthy eating, cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, weight gain or loss, food allergies and sensitivities, slow metabolism, pregnancy, and much more. Waiting List Only
Nutrition Counseling - Human Resources 3451 Walnut St. 6th Floor B (11:00-12:00) 02/05/2019 11-12 pm Knowing what to eat for your personal nutritional needs can be overwhelming! Benefits-eligible faculty and staff can now receive individualized nutrition counseling on campus on select days each month. A Family Food, LLC, Registered Dietician will work with you to address the nutrition-related questions and concerns you have and tailor a plan specific to you. Family Food dieticians offer nutrition counseling for adults concerned with a vast array of issues, including general healthy eating, cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, weight gain or loss, food allergies and sensitivities, slow metabolism, pregnancy, and much more. Waiting List Only
Nutrition Counseling - Human Resources 3451 Walnut St. 6th Floor B (12:00-1:00) 02/05/2019 12-1 pm Knowing what to eat for your personal nutritional needs can be overwhelming! Benefits-eligible faculty and staff can now receive individualized nutrition counseling on campus on select days each month. A Family Food, LLC, Registered Dietician will work with you to address the nutrition-related questions and concerns you have and tailor a plan specific to you. Family Food dieticians offer nutrition counseling for adults concerned with a vast array of issues, including general healthy eating, cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, weight gain or loss, food allergies and sensitivities, slow metabolism, pregnancy, and much more. Waiting List Only
Nutrition Counseling - Human Resources 3451 Walnut St. 6th Floor B (2:00-3:00) 02/05/2019 2-3 pm Knowing what to eat for your personal nutritional needs can be overwhelming! Benefits-eligible faculty and staff can now receive individualized nutrition counseling on campus on select days each month. A Family Food, LLC, Registered Dietician will work with you to address the nutrition-related questions and concerns you have and tailor a plan specific to you. Family Food dieticians offer nutrition counseling for adults concerned with a vast array of issues, including general healthy eating, cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, weight gain or loss, food allergies and sensitivities, slow metabolism, pregnancy, and much more. Waiting List Only
Nutrition Counseling - Human Resources 3451 Walnut St. 6th Floor B (3:00-4:00) 02/05/2019 3-4 pm Knowing what to eat for your personal nutritional needs can be overwhelming! Benefits-eligible faculty and staff can now receive individualized nutrition counseling on campus on select days each month. A Family Food, LLC, Registered Dietician will work with you to address the nutrition-related questions and concerns you have and tailor a plan specific to you. Family Food dieticians offer nutrition counseling for adults concerned with a vast array of issues, including general healthy eating, cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, weight gain or loss, food allergies and sensitivities, slow metabolism, pregnancy, and much more. Waiting List Only
Nutrition Counseling - Human Resources 3451 Walnut St. 6th Floor B (4:00-5:00) 02/05/2019 4-5 pm Knowing what to eat for your personal nutritional needs can be overwhelming! Benefits-eligible faculty and staff can now receive individualized nutrition counseling on campus on select days each month. A Family Food, LLC, Registered Dietician will work with you to address the nutrition-related questions and concerns you have and tailor a plan specific to you. Family Food dieticians offer nutrition counseling for adults concerned with a vast array of issues, including general healthy eating, cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, weight gain or loss, food allergies and sensitivities, slow metabolism, pregnancy, and much more. Waiting List Only
Nutrition Counseling - Human Resources 3451 Walnut St. 6th Floor B (9:00-10:00) 02/05/2019 9-10 am Knowing what to eat for your personal nutritional needs can be overwhelming! Benefits-eligible faculty and staff can now receive individualized nutrition counseling on campus on select days each month. A Family Food, LLC, Registered Dietician will work with you to address the nutrition-related questions and concerns you have and tailor a plan specific to you. Family Food dieticians offer nutrition counseling for adults concerned with a vast array of issues, including general healthy eating, cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, weight gain or loss, food allergies and sensitivities, slow metabolism, pregnancy, and much more. Waiting List Only
Challenging Negative Attitudes 02/06/2019 12:30 - 1:30 By challenging 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 negative people more effectively, and learn coping tools for dealing with change. Registration Open
PSOM Adapting your Leadership Style 02/07/2019 12:30 - 1:30 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
Guided Meditation 02/08/2019 12:30-1:30pm Practice mindful breathing that focuses your attention on the present moment with kindness, compassion, and awareness. Self-massage and gentle mindful movements that promote relaxation and reduce stress may also be included in the workshop. No experience necessary. Registration Open
Financial Footsteps (Two-Part Series: Jan 29 and Feb 12) 02/12/2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm THIS IS A TWO-PART SERIES - PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS:
  • Part I: Tuesday, January 29, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Houston Hall, Golkin Room
  • Part II: Tuesday, February 12, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Houston Hall, Golkin Room

You've got a lot going on - 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:
  • Developing good savings habits and creating a budget that works for you.
  • Managing student loans and other debt.
  • Understanding credit reports and scores – what they are, why they matter, and how to improve them.
  • Learning Investment basics, including retirement plans, the impact of taxes, and the power of compounding and asset allocation.
Registration Open
Admissions Brown Bag-Navigating the Curricular Waters 02/13/2019 12-1pm Join Penn's undergraduate admission office to discuss the role of the high school transcript and course selection in the holistic admission review. This may be particularly timely for parents of high school freshman, sophomores and juniors as course selection will be happening in the winter of 2019. Registration Open
Behavioral Interviews 02/14/2019 12:30 - 1:30 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
Zumba 02/14/2019 12-1pm Perfect for everybody and every body! Each Zumba® class is designed to bring people together to burn calories. We take the "work" out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Registration Open
Biometric Screenings - Houston Hall Hall of Flags A (9:00-9:30) 02/19/2019 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Be in the Know encourages you to have a biometric screening once per year. If you did not complete a screening at an on-campus event last fall (October 9 – November 30, 2018), or submit personal results to AREUFIT on or after September 1, 2018, Human Resources is offering a select number of screening dates in 2019. At our on-campus events, you’ll receive a biometric screening from AREUFIT and earn 50 points toward the first $100 Be in the Know cash incentive.

Please note: Do not register if you’ve already completed a biometric screening, or submitted personal results, on or after September 1, 2018. Participants will only receive credit for one biometric screening during this year’s Be in the Know campaign, which runs September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019.

Start this year’s Be in the Know campaign and sign up for a free and confidential biometric screening, which measures your blood pressure, blood sugar (glucose), and non-fasting total and high-density lipoproteins (HDL) cholesterol. You may also choose to fast to include low-density cholesterol (LDL) and triglyceride results.

Get started today and earn up to $300* this campaign year!
Registration Open
Biometric Screenings - Houston Hall Hall of Flags B (9:30-10:00) 02/19/2019 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Be in the Know encourages you to have a biometric screening once per year. If you did not complete a screening at an on-campus event last fall (October 9 – November 30, 2018), or submit personal results to AREUFIT on or after September 1, 2018, Human Resources is offering a select number of screening dates in 2019. At our on-campus events, you’ll receive a biometric screening from AREUFIT and earn 50 points toward the first $100 Be in the Know cash incentive.

Please note: Do not register if you’ve already completed a biometric screening, or submitted personal results, on or after September 1, 2018. Participants will only receive credit for one biometric screening during this year’s Be in the Know campaign, which runs September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019.

Start this year’s Be in the Know campaign and sign up for a free and confidential biometric screening, which measures your blood pressure, blood sugar (glucose), and non-fasting total and high-density lipoproteins (HDL) cholesterol. You may also choose to fast to include low-density cholesterol (LDL) and triglyceride results.

Get started today and earn up to $300* this campaign year!
Registration Open
Biometric Screenings - Houston Hall Hall of Flags C (10:00-10:30) 02/19/2019 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Be in the Know encourages you to have a biometric screening once per year. If you did not complete a screening at an on-campus event last fall (October 9 – November 30, 2018), or submit personal results to AREUFIT on or after September 1, 2018, Human Resources is offering a select number of screening dates in 2019. At our on-campus events, you’ll receive a biometric screening from AREUFIT and earn 50 points toward the first $100 Be in the Know cash incentive.

Please note: Do not register if you’ve already completed a biometric screening, or submitted personal results, on or after September 1, 2018. Participants will only receive credit for one biometric screening during this year’s Be in the Know campaign, which runs September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019.

Start this year’s Be in the Know campaign and sign up for a free and confidential biometric screening, which measures your blood pressure, blood sugar (glucose), and non-fasting total and high-density lipoproteins (HDL) cholesterol. You may also choose to fast to include low-density cholesterol (LDL) and triglyceride results.

Get started today and earn up to $300* this campaign year!
Registration Open
Biometric Screenings - Houston Hall Hall of Flags D (10:30-11:00 02/19/2019 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Be in the Know encourages you to have a biometric screening once per year. If you did not complete a screening at an on-campus event last fall (October 9 – November 30, 2018), or submit personal results to AREUFIT on or after September 1, 2018, Human Resources is offering a select number of screening dates in 2019. At our on-campus events, you’ll receive a biometric screening from AREUFIT and earn 50 points toward the first $100 Be in the Know cash incentive.

Please note: Do not register if you’ve already completed a biometric screening, or submitted personal results, on or after September 1, 2018. Participants will only receive credit for one biometric screening during this year’s Be in the Know campaign, which runs September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019.

Start this year’s Be in the Know campaign and sign up for a free and confidential biometric screening, which measures your blood pressure, blood sugar (glucose), and non-fasting total and high-density lipoproteins (HDL) cholesterol. You may also choose to fast to include low-density cholesterol (LDL) and triglyceride results.

Get started today and earn up to $300* this campaign year!
Registration Open
Biometric Screenings - Houston Hall Hall of Flags E (11:00-11:30) 02/19/2019 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Be in the Know encourages you to have a biometric screening once per year. If you did not complete a screening at an on-campus event last fall (October 9 – November 30, 2018), or submit personal results to AREUFIT on or after September 1, 2018, Human Resources is offering a select number of screening dates in 2019. At our on-campus events, you’ll receive a biometric screening from AREUFIT and earn 50 points toward the first $100 Be in the Know cash incentive.

Please note: Do not register if you’ve already completed a biometric screening, or submitted personal results, on or after September 1, 2018. Participants will only receive credit for one biometric screening during this year’s Be in the Know campaign, which runs September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019.

Start this year’s Be in the Know campaign and sign up for a free and confidential biometric screening, which measures your blood pressure, blood sugar (glucose), and non-fasting total and high-density lipoproteins (HDL) cholesterol. You may also choose to fast to include low-density cholesterol (LDL) and triglyceride results.

Get started today and earn up to $300* this campaign year!
Registration Open
Biometric Screenings - Houston Hall Hall of Flags F (11:30-12:00) 02/19/2019 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Be in the Know encourages you to have a biometric screening once per year. If you did not complete a screening at an on-campus event last fall (October 9 – November 30, 2018), or submit personal results to AREUFIT on or after September 1, 2018, Human Resources is offering a select number of screening dates in 2019. At our on-campus events, you’ll receive a biometric screening from AREUFIT and earn 50 points toward the first $100 Be in the Know cash incentive.

Please note: Do not register if you’ve already completed a biometric screening, or submitted personal results, on or after September 1, 2018. Participants will only receive credit for one biometric screening during this year’s Be in the Know campaign, which runs September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019.

Start this year’s Be in the Know campaign and sign up for a free and confidential biometric screening, which measures your blood pressure, blood sugar (glucose), and non-fasting total and high-density lipoproteins (HDL) cholesterol. You may also choose to fast to include low-density cholesterol (LDL) and triglyceride results.

Get started today and earn up to $300* this campaign year!
Registration Open
Biometric Screenings - Houston Hall Hall of Flags G (12:00-12:30) 02/19/2019 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Be in the Know encourages you to have a biometric screening once per year. If you did not complete a screening at an on-campus event last fall (October 9 – November 30, 2018), or submit personal results to AREUFIT on or after September 1, 2018, Human Resources is offering a select number of screening dates in 2019. At our on-campus events, you’ll receive a biometric screening from AREUFIT and earn 50 points toward the first $100 Be in the Know cash incentive.

Please note: Do not register if you’ve already completed a biometric screening, or submitted personal results, on or after September 1, 2018. Participants will only receive credit for one biometric screening during this year’s Be in the Know campaign, which runs September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019.

Start this year’s Be in the Know campaign and sign up for a free and confidential biometric screening, which measures your blood pressure, blood sugar (glucose), and non-fasting total and high-density lipoproteins (HDL) cholesterol. You may also choose to fast to include low-density cholesterol (LDL) and triglyceride results.

Get started today and earn up to $300* this campaign year!
Registration Open
Biometric Screenings - Houston Hall Hall of Flags H (12:30-1:00) 02/19/2019 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Be in the Know encourages you to have a biometric screening once per year. If you did not complete a screening at an on-campus event last fall (October 9 – November 30, 2018), or submit personal results to AREUFIT on or after September 1, 2018, Human Resources is offering a select number of screening dates in 2019. At our on-campus events, you’ll receive a biometric screening from AREUFIT and earn 50 points toward the first $100 Be in the Know cash incentive.

Please note: Do not register if you’ve already completed a biometric screening, or submitted personal results, on or after September 1, 2018. Participants will only receive credit for one biometric screening during this year’s Be in the Know campaign, which runs September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019.

Start this year’s Be in the Know campaign and sign up for a free and confidential biometric screening, which measures your blood pressure, blood sugar (glucose), and non-fasting total and high-density lipoproteins (HDL) cholesterol. You may also choose to fast to include low-density cholesterol (LDL) and triglyceride results.

Get started today and earn up to $300* this campaign year!
Registration Open
Taking Control of Conflict 02/19/2019 9:00 - 12:00 Conflict can be an obstacle to organizational success and personal job satisfaction. Although you may not eliminate conflict entirely, you can take control of it by creating a positive work environment in which conflict is dealt with maturely and collaboratively. By identifying the source of conflict and implementing resolution strategies, you’ll learn how to handle conflict and prevent unnecessary conflict before it becomes an issue. There is a $75 charge for this workshop.  Once registered, please send your department’s 26-digit budget code to japgar@upenn.edu to complete your registration. Registration Open
Get to Know What is Healthy at Houston Market Tour 02/21/2019 11:30-12 pm Join Dan Connolly, Bon Appétit’s Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, on an interesting tour of the many delicious, healthy options in Houston Market. You will meet Dan at Houston Hall's Information Desk, where he will give a brief history of Bon Appétit and explain the elements of a healthy meal. Then, you'll follow Dan downstairs to Houston Market, where he'll walk you through the various food stations and explain how you, too, can eat healthy at Houston Market! Registration Open
Guided Meditation 02/26/2019 12:30-1:30pm Practice mindful breathing that focuses your attention on the present moment with kindness, compassion, and awareness. Self-massage and gentle mindful movements that promote relaxation and reduce stress may also be included in the workshop. No experience necessary. Registration Open
Nutrition Counseling - Human Resources 3451 Walnut St. 6th Floor B (1:00-2:00) 03/01/2019 1-2 pm Knowing what to eat for your personal nutritional needs can be overwhelming! Benefits-eligible faculty and staff can now receive individualized nutrition counseling on campus on select days each month. A Family Food, LLC, Registered Dietician will work with you to address the nutrition-related questions and concerns you have and tailor a plan specific to you. Family Food dieticians offer nutrition counseling for adults concerned with a vast array of issues, including general healthy eating, cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, weight gain or loss, food allergies and sensitivities, slow metabolism, pregnancy, and much more. Waiting List Only
Nutrition Counseling - Human Resources 3451 Walnut St. 6th Floor B (10:00-11:00) 03/01/2019 10-11 am Knowing what to eat for your personal nutritional needs can be overwhelming! Benefits-eligible faculty and staff can now receive individualized nutrition counseling on campus on select days each month. A Family Food, LLC, Registered Dietician will work with you to address the nutrition-related questions and concerns you have and tailor a plan specific to you. Family Food dieticians offer nutrition counseling for adults concerned with a vast array of issues, including general healthy eating, cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, weight gain or loss, food allergies and sensitivities, slow metabolism, pregnancy, and much more. Waiting List Only
Nutrition Counseling - Human Resources 3451 Walnut St. 6th Floor B (11:00-12:00) 03/01/2019 11-12 pm Knowing what to eat for your personal nutritional needs can be overwhelming! Benefits-eligible faculty and staff can now receive individualized nutrition counseling on campus on select days each month. A Family Food, LLC, Registered Dietician will work with you to address the nutrition-related questions and concerns you have and tailor a plan specific to you. Family Food dieticians offer nutrition counseling for adults concerned with a vast array of issues, including general healthy eating, cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, weight gain or loss, food allergies and sensitivities, slow metabolism, pregnancy, and much more. Waiting List Only
Nutrition Counseling - Human Resources 3451 Walnut St. 6th Floor B (12:00-1:00) 03/01/2019 12-1 pm Knowing what to eat for your personal nutritional needs can be overwhelming! Benefits-eligible faculty and staff can now receive individualized nutrition counseling on campus on select days each month. A Family Food, LLC, Registered Dietician will work with you to address the nutrition-related questions and concerns you have and tailor a plan specific to you. Family Food dieticians offer nutrition counseling for adults concerned with a vast array of issues, including general healthy eating, cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, weight gain or loss, food allergies and sensitivities, slow metabolism, pregnancy, and much more. Registration Open
Nutrition Counseling - Human Resources 3451 Walnut St. 6th Floor B (2:00-3:00) 03/01/2019 2-3 pm Knowing what to eat for your personal nutritional needs can be overwhelming! Benefits-eligible faculty and staff can now receive individualized nutrition counseling on campus on select days each month. A Family Food, LLC, Registered Dietician will work with you to address the nutrition-related questions and concerns you have and tailor a plan specific to you. Family Food dieticians offer nutrition counseling for adults concerned with a vast array of issues, including general healthy eating, cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, weight gain or loss, food allergies and sensitivities, slow metabolism, pregnancy, and much more. Registration Open
Nutrition Counseling - Human Resources 3451 Walnut St. 6th Floor B (3:00-4:00) 03/01/2019 3-4 pm Knowing what to eat for your personal nutritional needs can be overwhelming! Benefits-eligible faculty and staff can now receive individualized nutrition counseling on campus on select days each month. A Family Food, LLC, Registered Dietician will work with you to address the nutrition-related questions and concerns you have and tailor a plan specific to you. Family Food dieticians offer nutrition counseling for adults concerned with a vast array of issues, including general healthy eating, cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, weight gain or loss, food allergies and sensitivities, slow metabolism, pregnancy, and much more. Registration Open
Nutrition Counseling - Human Resources 3451 Walnut St. 6th Floor B (9:00-10:00) 03/01/2019 9-10 am Knowing what to eat for your personal nutritional needs can be overwhelming! Benefits-eligible faculty and staff can now receive individualized nutrition counseling on campus on select days each month. A Family Food, LLC, Registered Dietician will work with you to address the nutrition-related questions and concerns you have and tailor a plan specific to you. Family Food dieticians offer nutrition counseling for adults concerned with a vast array of issues, including general healthy eating, cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, weight gain or loss, food allergies and sensitivities, slow metabolism, pregnancy, and much more. Waiting List Only
Financial Planning for College Workshop 03/04/2019 12:00om - 1:00pm Join our speaker, Albert Corrato, Jr., Certified Financial Planner Professional from Creative Financial Group, MassMutual, for this financial wellness learning opportunity. This workshop provides insight and guidance for the major financial decisions that may have to be made when saving for college. Registration Open
Nutrition Counseling - Human Resources 3451 Walnut St. 6th Floor B (1:00-2:00) 03/04/2019 1-2 pm Knowing what to eat for your personal nutritional needs can be overwhelming! Benefits-eligible faculty and staff can now receive individualized nutrition counseling on campus on select days each month. A Family Food, LLC, Registered Dietician will work with you to address the nutrition-related questions and concerns you have and tailor a plan specific to you. Family Food dieticians offer nutrition counseling for adults concerned with a vast array of issues, including general healthy eating, cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, weight gain or loss, food allergies and sensitivities, slow metabolism, pregnancy, and much more. Waiting List Only
Nutrition Counseling - Human Resources 3451 Walnut St. 6th Floor B (10:00-11:00) 03/04/2019 10-11 am Knowing what to eat for your personal nutritional needs can be overwhelming! Benefits-eligible faculty and staff can now receive individualized nutrition counseling on campus on select days each month. A Family Food, LLC, Registered Dietician will work with you to address the nutrition-related questions and concerns you have and tailor a plan specific to you. Family Food dieticians offer nutrition counseling for adults concerned with a vast array of issues, including general healthy eating, cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, weight gain or loss, food allergies and sensitivities, slow metabolism, pregnancy, and much more. Registration Open
Nutrition Counseling - Human Resources 3451 Walnut St. 6th Floor B (11:00-12:00) 03/04/2019 11-12 pm Knowing what to eat for your personal nutritional needs can be overwhelming! Benefits-eligible faculty and staff can now receive individualized nutrition counseling on campus on select days each month. A Family Food, LLC, Registered Dietician will work with you to address the nutrition-related questions and concerns you have and tailor a plan specific to you. Family Food dieticians offer nutrition counseling for adults concerned with a vast array of issues, including general healthy eating, cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, weight gain or loss, food allergies and sensitivities, slow metabolism, pregnancy, and much more. Waiting List Only
Nutrition Counseling - Human Resources 3451 Walnut St. 6th Floor B (12:00-1:00) 03/04/2019 12-1 pm Knowing what to eat for your personal nutritional needs can be overwhelming! Benefits-eligible faculty and staff can now receive individualized nutrition counseling on campus on select days each month. A Family Food, LLC, Registered Dietician will work with you to address the nutrition-related questions and concerns you have and tailor a plan specific to you. Family Food dieticians offer nutrition counseling for adults concerned with a vast array of issues, including general healthy eating, cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, weight gain or loss, food allergies and sensitivities, slow metabolism, pregnancy, and much more. Registration Open
Nutrition Counseling - Human Resources 3451 Walnut St. 6th Floor B (2:00-3:00) 03/04/2019 2-3 pm Knowing what to eat for your personal nutritional needs can be overwhelming! Benefits-eligible faculty and staff can now receive individualized nutrition counseling on campus on select days each month. A Family Food, LLC, Registered Dietician will work with you to address the nutrition-related questions and concerns you have and tailor a plan specific to you. Family Food dieticians offer nutrition counseling for adults concerned with a vast array of issues, including general healthy eating, cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, weight gain or loss, food allergies and sensitivities, slow metabolism, pregnancy, and much more. Registration Open
Nutrition Counseling - Human Resources 3451 Walnut St. 6th Floor B (3:00-4:00) 03/04/2019 3-4 pm Knowing what to eat for your personal nutritional needs can be overwhelming! Benefits-eligible faculty and staff can now receive individualized nutrition counseling on campus on select days each month. A Family Food, LLC, Registered Dietician will work with you to address the nutrition-related questions and concerns you have and tailor a plan specific to you. Family Food dieticians offer nutrition counseling for adults concerned with a vast array of issues, including general healthy eating, cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, weight gain or loss, food allergies and sensitivities, slow metabolism, pregnancy, and much more. Registration Open
Nutrition Counseling - Human Resources 3451 Walnut St. 6th Floor B (4:00-5:00) 03/04/2019 4-5 pm Knowing what to eat for your personal nutritional needs can be overwhelming! Benefits-eligible faculty and staff can now receive individualized nutrition counseling on campus on select days each month. A Family Food, LLC, Registered Dietician will work with you to address the nutrition-related questions and concerns you have and tailor a plan specific to you. Family Food dieticians offer nutrition counseling for adults concerned with a vast array of issues, including general healthy eating, cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, weight gain or loss, food allergies and sensitivities, slow metabolism, pregnancy, and much more. Waiting List Only
Nutrition Counseling - Human Resources 3451 Walnut St. 6th Floor B (9:00-10:00) 03/04/2019 9-10 am Knowing what to eat for your personal nutritional needs can be overwhelming! Benefits-eligible faculty and staff can now receive individualized nutrition counseling on campus on select days each month. A Family Food, LLC, Registered Dietician will work with you to address the nutrition-related questions and concerns you have and tailor a plan specific to you. Family Food dieticians offer nutrition counseling for adults concerned with a vast array of issues, including general healthy eating, cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, weight gain or loss, food allergies and sensitivities, slow metabolism, pregnancy, and much more. Registration Open
Participating in Performance Appraisals for Staff 03/04/2019 12:30 -1:30 pm Join this workshop to understand the performance appraisal process and learn how you can prepare to have a productive review session. Registration Open
Art of Effective Communication 03/05/2019 12:30 - 1:30 The skill of effective communication is at the forefront of a successful work environment. We utilize these skills to keep projects on task, convey responsibilities, and work with individuals of all hierarchy levels and backgrounds. Learning to develop a personal communication plan, recognize different communication styles, and utilize tools to facilitate effective communication can help individuals to better their working relationship and project plans. Registration Open
New and Expectant Parent Briefing 03/05/2019 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 breastfeeding support and the nursing mothers 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 policies including short-term disability (STD), parental leave, and related sick leave policies. Registration Open
Nutrition Counseling - Human Resources 3451 Walnut St. 6th Floor B (1:00-2:00) 03/05/2019 1-2 pm Knowing what to eat for your personal nutritional needs can be overwhelming! Benefits-eligible faculty and staff can now receive individualized nutrition counseling on campus on select days each month. A Family Food, LLC, Registered Dietician will work with you to address the nutrition-related questions and concerns you have and tailor a plan specific to you. Family Food dieticians offer nutrition counseling for adults concerned with a vast array of issues, including general healthy eating, cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, weight gain or loss, food allergies and sensitivities, slow metabolism, pregnancy, and much more. Registration Open
Nutrition Counseling - Human Resources 3451 Walnut St. 6th Floor B (10:00-11:00) 03/05/2019 10-11 am Knowing what to eat for your personal nutritional needs can be overwhelming! Benefits-eligible faculty and staff can now receive individualized nutrition counseling on campus on select days each month. A Family Food, LLC, Registered Dietician will work with you to address the nutrition-related questions and concerns you have and tailor a plan specific to you. Family Food dieticians offer nutrition counseling for adults concerned with a vast array of issues, including general healthy eating, cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, weight gain or loss, food allergies and sensitivities, slow metabolism, pregnancy, and much more Registration Open
Nutrition Counseling - Human Resources 3451 Walnut St. 6th Floor B (11:00-12:00) 03/05/2019 11-12 pm Knowing what to eat for your personal nutritional needs can be overwhelming! Benefits-eligible faculty and staff can now receive individualized nutrition counseling on campus on select days each month. A Family Food, LLC, Registered Dietician will work with you to address the nutrition-related questions and concerns you have and tailor a plan specific to you. Family Food dieticians offer nutrition counseling for adults concerned with a vast array of issues, including general healthy eating, cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, weight gain or loss, food allergies and sensitivities, slow metabolism, pregnancy, and much more. Registration Open
Nutrition Counseling - Human Resources 3451 Walnut St. 6th Floor B (12:00-1:00) 03/05/2019 12-1 pm Knowing what to eat for your personal nutritional needs can be overwhelming! Benefits-eligible faculty and staff can now receive individualized nutrition counseling on campus on select days each month. A Family Food, LLC, Registered Dietician will work with you to address the nutrition-related questions and concerns you have and tailor a plan specific to you. Family Food dieticians offer nutrition counseling for adults concerned with a vast array of issues, including general healthy eating, cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, weight gain or loss, food allergies and sensitivities, slow metabolism, pregnancy, and much more. Registration Open
Nutrition Counseling - Human Resources 3451 Walnut St. 6th Floor B (2:00-3:00) 03/05/2019 2-3 pm Knowing what to eat for your personal nutritional needs can be overwhelming! Benefits-eligible faculty and staff can now receive individualized nutrition counseling on campus on select days each month. A Family Food, LLC, Registered Dietician will work with you to address the nutrition-related questions and concerns you have and tailor a plan specific to you. Family Food dieticians offer nutrition counseling for adults concerned with a vast array of issues, including general healthy eating, cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, weight gain or loss, food allergies and sensitivities, slow metabolism, pregnancy, and much more. Registration Open
Nutrition Counseling - Human Resources 3451 Walnut St. 6th Floor B (3:00-4:00) 03/05/2019 3-4 pm Knowing what to eat for your personal nutritional needs can be overwhelming! Benefits-eligible faculty and staff can now receive individualized nutrition counseling on campus on select days each month. A Family Food, LLC, Registered Dietician will work with you to address the nutrition-related questions and concerns you have and tailor a plan specific to you. Family Food dieticians offer nutrition counseling for adults concerned with a vast array of issues, including general healthy eating, cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, weight gain or loss, food allergies and sensitivities, slow metabolism, pregnancy, and much more. Registration Open
Nutrition Counseling - Human Resources 3451 Walnut St. 6th Floor B (4:00-5:00) 03/05/2019 4-5 pm Knowing what to eat for your personal nutritional needs can be overwhelming! Benefits-eligible faculty and staff can now receive individualized nutrition counseling on campus on select days each month. A Family Food, LLC, Registered Dietician will work with you to address the nutrition-related questions and concerns you have and tailor a plan specific to you. Family Food dieticians offer nutrition counseling for adults concerned with a vast array of issues, including general healthy eating, cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, weight gain or loss, food allergies and sensitivities, slow metabolism, pregnancy, and much more. Registration Open
Nutrition Counseling - Human Resources 3451 Walnut St. 6th Floor B (9:00-10:00) 03/05/2019 9-10 am Knowing what to eat for your personal nutritional needs can be overwhelming! Benefits-eligible faculty and staff can now receive individualized nutrition counseling on campus on select days each month. A Family Food, LLC, Registered Dietician will work with you to address the nutrition-related questions and concerns you have and tailor a plan specific to you. Family Food dieticians offer nutrition counseling for adults concerned with a vast array of issues, including general healthy eating, cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, weight gain or loss, food allergies and sensitivities, slow metabolism, pregnancy, and much more. Registration Open
PSOM Assertiveness Skills 03/06/2019 12:30 - 1:30 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
Guided Meditation 03/08/2019 12:30-1:30pm Practice mindful breathing that focuses your attention on the present moment with kindness, compassion, and awareness. Self-massage and gentle mindful movements that promote relaxation and reduce stress may also be included in the workshop. No experience necessary. Registration Open
Conducting Performance Appraisals for Supervisors 03/11/2019 12:30 - 1:30 You are supervising or managing other employees and feel the need to learn more about how to prepare for and conduct performance appraisals. This is the course you’ve been looking for! Join us to find out best practices for this important annual procedure. Registration Open
Mindfulness 03/13/2019 12:30-1:30pm 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
Creating and Maintain Your LinkedIn Profile 03/14/2019 12:30 - 1:30 This session will review tips on creating a great LinkedIn profile that will get you noticed by recruiters and industry professionals. Registration Open
STEP UP - Intro 03/14/2019 9:00 - 12:00 STEP UP is a training program for motivated individual contributors who want to lead themselves and others more effectively. Sessions focus on developing skills such as communicating, getting work done, dealing with change, and managing up. The self-paced program consists of eight half-day classroom sessions and seven online modules. By the end of the First Steps to Excellence, you’ll have a deeper understanding of your 5 signature strengths and discover additional ways to take charge of your career at Penn.
Before you attend the classroom session please complete the following steps:
1.) Complete your online StrengthsFinder assessment. You will receive an email approximately two weeks prior to your Intro session with detailed instructions to complete the assessment and a unique code used to access the site.
2.) Take the eLearning module, STEP UP Introduction: First Steps to Excellence Online. Key concepts and other work required for class are covered in the online module.
3.) Complete the pre-work for class.
Registration Open
Biometric Screenings - Houston Hall Hall of Flags A (9:00-9:30) 03/18/2019 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Be in the Know encourages you to have a biometric screening once per year. If you did not complete a screening at an on-campus event last fall (October 9 – November 30, 2018), or submit personal results to AREUFIT on or after September 1, 2018, Human Resources is offering a select number of screening dates in 2019. At our on-campus events, you’ll receive a biometric screening from AREUFIT and earn 50 points toward the first $100 Be in the Know cash incentive.

Please note: Do not register if you’ve already completed a biometric screening, or submitted personal results, on or after September 1, 2018. Participants will only receive credit for one biometric screening during this year’s Be in the Know campaign, which runs September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019.

Start this year’s Be in the Know campaign and sign up for a free and confidential biometric screening, which measures your blood pressure, blood sugar (glucose), and non-fasting total and high-density lipoproteins (HDL) cholesterol. You may also choose to fast to include low-density cholesterol (LDL) and triglyceride results.

Get started today and earn up to $300* this campaign year!
Registration Open
Biometric Screenings - Houston Hall Hall of Flags B (9:30-10:00) 03/18/2019 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Be in the Know encourages you to have a biometric screening once per year. If you did not complete a screening at an on-campus event last fall (October 9 – November 30, 2018), or submit personal results to AREUFIT on or after September 1, 2018, Human Resources is offering a select number of screening dates in 2019. At our on-campus events, you’ll receive a biometric screening from AREUFIT and earn 50 points toward the first $100 Be in the Know cash incentive.

Please note: Do not register if you’ve already completed a biometric screening, or submitted personal results, on or after September 1, 2018. Participants will only receive credit for one biometric screening during this year’s Be in the Know campaign, which runs September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019.

Start this year’s Be in the Know campaign and sign up for a free and confidential biometric screening, which measures your blood pressure, blood sugar (glucose), and non-fasting total and high-density lipoproteins (HDL) cholesterol. You may also choose to fast to include low-density cholesterol (LDL) and triglyceride results.

Get started today and earn up to $300* this campaign year!
Registration Open
Biometric Screenings - Houston Hall Hall of Flags C (10:00-10:30) 03/18/2019 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Be in the Know encourages you to have a biometric screening once per year. If you did not complete a screening at an on-campus event last fall (October 9 – November 30, 2018), or submit personal results to AREUFIT on or after September 1, 2018, Human Resources is offering a select number of screening dates in 2019. At our on-campus events, you’ll receive a biometric screening from AREUFIT and earn 50 points toward the first $100 Be in the Know cash incentive.

Please note: Do not register if you’ve already completed a biometric screening, or submitted personal results, on or after September 1, 2018. Participants will only receive credit for one biometric screening during this year’s Be in the Know campaign, which runs September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019.

Start this year’s Be in the Know campaign and sign up for a free and confidential biometric screening, which measures your blood pressure, blood sugar (glucose), and non-fasting total and high-density lipoproteins (HDL) cholesterol. You may also choose to fast to include low-density cholesterol (LDL) and triglyceride results.

Get started today and earn up to $300* this campaign year!
Registration Open
Biometric Screenings - Houston Hall Hall of Flags D (10:30-11:00 03/18/2019 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Be in the Know encourages you to have a biometric screening once per year. If you did not complete a screening at an on-campus event last fall (October 9 – November 30, 2018), or submit personal results to AREUFIT on or after September 1, 2018, Human Resources is offering a select number of screening dates in 2019. At our on-campus events, you’ll receive a biometric screening from AREUFIT and earn 50 points toward the first $100 Be in the Know cash incentive.

Please note: Do not register if you’ve already completed a biometric screening, or submitted personal results, on or after September 1, 2018. Participants will only receive credit for one biometric screening during this year’s Be in the Know campaign, which runs September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019.

Start this year’s Be in the Know campaign and sign up for a free and confidential biometric screening, which measures your blood pressure, blood sugar (glucose), and non-fasting total and high-density lipoproteins (HDL) cholesterol. You may also choose to fast to include low-density cholesterol (LDL) and triglyceride results.

Get started today and earn up to $300* this campaign year!
Registration Open
Biometric Screenings - Houston Hall Hall of Flags E (11:00-11:30) 03/18/2019 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Be in the Know encourages you to have a biometric screening once per year. If you did not complete a screening at an on-campus event last fall (October 9 – November 30, 2018), or submit personal results to AREUFIT on or after September 1, 2018, Human Resources is offering a select number of screening dates in 2019. At our on-campus events, you’ll receive a biometric screening from AREUFIT and earn 50 points toward the first $100 Be in the Know cash incentive.

Please note: Do not register if you’ve already completed a biometric screening, or submitted personal results, on or after September 1, 2018. Participants will only receive credit for one biometric screening during this year’s Be in the Know campaign, which runs September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019.

Start this year’s Be in the Know campaign and sign up for a free and confidential biometric screening, which measures your blood pressure, blood sugar (glucose), and non-fasting total and high-density lipoproteins (HDL) cholesterol. You may also choose to fast to include low-density cholesterol (LDL) and triglyceride results.

Get started today and earn up to $300* this campaign year!
Registration Open
Biometric Screenings - Houston Hall Hall of Flags F (11:30-12:00) 03/18/2019 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Be in the Know encourages you to have a biometric screening once per year. If you did not complete a screening at an on-campus event last fall (October 9 – November 30, 2018), or submit personal results to AREUFIT on or after September 1, 2018, Human Resources is offering a select number of screening dates in 2019. At our on-campus events, you’ll receive a biometric screening from AREUFIT and earn 50 points toward the first $100 Be in the Know cash incentive.

Please note: Do not register if you’ve already completed a biometric screening, or submitted personal results, on or after September 1, 2018. Participants will only receive credit for one biometric screening during this year’s Be in the Know campaign, which runs September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019.

Start this year’s Be in the Know campaign and sign up for a free and confidential biometric screening, which measures your blood pressure, blood sugar (glucose), and non-fasting total and high-density lipoproteins (HDL) cholesterol. You may also choose to fast to include low-density cholesterol (LDL) and triglyceride results.

Get started today and earn up to $300* this campaign year!
Registration Open
Biometric Screenings - Houston Hall Hall of Flags G (12:00-12:30) 03/18/2019 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Be in the Know encourages you to have a biometric screening once per year. If you did not complete a screening at an on-campus event last fall (October 9 – November 30, 2018), or submit personal results to AREUFIT on or after September 1, 2018, Human Resources is offering a select number of screening dates in 2019. At our on-campus events, you’ll receive a biometric screening from AREUFIT and earn 50 points toward the first $100 Be in the Know cash incentive.

Please note: Do not register if you’ve already completed a biometric screening, or submitted personal results, on or after September 1, 2018. Participants will only receive credit for one biometric screening during this year’s Be in the Know campaign, which runs September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019.

Start this year’s Be in the Know campaign and sign up for a free and confidential biometric screening, which measures your blood pressure, blood sugar (glucose), and non-fasting total and high-density lipoproteins (HDL) cholesterol. You may also choose to fast to include low-density cholesterol (LDL) and triglyceride results.

Get started today and earn up to $300* this campaign year!
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Biometric Screenings - Houston Hall Hall of Flags H (12:30-1:00) 03/18/2019 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Be in the Know encourages you to have a biometric screening once per year. If you did not complete a screening at an on-campus event last fall (October 9 – November 30, 2018), or submit personal results to AREUFIT on or after September 1, 2018, Human Resources is offering a select number of screening dates in 2019. At our on-campus events, you’ll receive a biometric screening from AREUFIT and earn 50 points toward the first $100 Be in the Know cash incentive.

Please note: Do not register if you’ve already completed a biometric screening, or submitted personal results, on or after September 1, 2018. Participants will only receive credit for one biometric screening during this year’s Be in the Know campaign, which runs September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019.

Start this year’s Be in the Know campaign and sign up for a free and confidential biometric screening, which measures your blood pressure, blood sugar (glucose), and non-fasting total and high-density lipoproteins (HDL) cholesterol. You may also choose to fast to include low-density cholesterol (LDL) and triglyceride results.

Get started today and earn up to $300* this campaign year!
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Sleep Awareness Workshop 03/18/2019 12:30-1:30pm Do you have questions about sleep? Are you sleepy and can’t figure out why? Are you having problems with sleep? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions please attend this workshop! We will discuss normal and abnormal sleep in both kids and adults. We will also review common sleep issues in the adult population. Last but not least we will explore what sleep does and why it is so important. Registration Open
Flexible Work Options 03/19/2019 12:30-1:30pm This presentation will provide an overview of Flexible Work Options and provide guidelines for proposing and implementing a flex request including: understanding the applicable HR guidelines and policies, assessing the fit between position and job responsibilities, reviewing a sample proposal, documenting the flexible work option request, and implementing the request. Registration Open
Navigating Difficult Conversations 03/19/2019 9:00 - 12:00 Difficult conversations are inevitable in any workplace. Those conversations can create unhappiness, stress, and tension. While you can’t avoid these conversations, you can learn how to handle them more effectively. Developing the ability to handle these challenges will offer increased confidence, improved relationships, higher productivity, and better career opportunities. There is a $75 charge for this workshop.  Once registered, please send your department’s 26-digit budget code to japgar@upenn.edu to complete your registration. Registration Open
Gentle Yoga 03/21/2019 12-1pm Let your body reward itself with movement! Join us for this Gentle Yoga session and explore the natural movements of the spine with slow and fluid moving bends and soft twists. During this session, you will flow into modified sun salutations that loosen those tightened muscles and joints of the lower back, neck, shoulders, and wrists. And as an added bonus, you’ll get a workout in the process. Mats and props will be provided. Registration Open
Get to Know What is Healthy at Houston Market Tour 03/21/2019 11:30-12 pm Join Dan Connolly, Bon Appétit’s Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, on an interesting tour of the many delicious, healthy options in Houston Market. You will meet Dan at Houston Hall's Information Desk, where he will give a brief history of Bon Appétit and explain the elements of a healthy meal. Then, you'll follow Dan downstairs to Houston Market, where he'll walk you through the various food stations and explain how you, too, can eat healthy at Houston Market! Registration Open
Navigating the Tuition Benefit and Financial Aid for Your College Age Dependents 03/25/2019 12:30-1:30pm Join staff from Penn’s Student Financial Services (SFS) and Human Resources Tuition Benefits Offices to learn more about the tuition benefit program for dependents and the financial aid process. The session will provide an overview of Penn’s two dependent child tuition benefit plans and help to clarify how the tuition benefit interacts with financial aid packages. This session will also offer tips for reading and comparing financial aid package components and communications with financial aid offices. Registration Open
Guided Meditation 03/26/2019 12:30-1:30pm Practice mindful breathing that focuses your attention on the present moment with kindness, compassion, and awareness. Self-massage and gentle mindful movements that promote relaxation and reduce stress may also be included in the workshop. No experience necessary. Registration Open
Resiliency: Secrets of Successful Employees 03/27/2019 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
Assertiveness Skills 03/28/2019 12:30 - 1:30 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
INDOOR - March Wellness Walk 03/29/2019 12-1pm March is National Nutrition Month: Meet the Center for Public Health Initiatives Staff inside the Palestra and walk a one mile or two mile route while chatting about nutrition and how you can develop a mindful eating pattern that includes nutritious and flavorful foods. We hope you will be able to join us. Bring your water bottle and don’t forget your sneakers! Registration Open
Guided Meditation 04/02/2019 12:30-1:30pm Practice mindful breathing that focuses your attention on the present moment with kindness, compassion, and awareness. Self-massage and gentle mindful movements that promote relaxation and reduce stress may also be included in the workshop. No experience necessary. Registration Open
Chair Yoga 04/03/2019 12-1pm Interested in trying yoga but don't know where to start? Join us on Wednesday, April 3 for a wonderful class of chair yoga. 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. Registration Open
Gentle Yoga 04/04/2019 12-1pm Let your body reward itself with movement! Join us for this Gentle Yoga session and explore the natural movements of the spine with slow and fluid moving bends and soft twists. During this session, you will flow into modified sun salutations that loosen those tightened muscles and joints of the lower back, neck, shoulders, and wrists. And as an added bonus, you’ll get a workout in the process. Mats and props will be provided. Registration Open
Ted Talk Tuesday: How to Use Others’ Feedback to Learn and Grow 04/09/2019 12:30 - 1:30 Title: How to use others’ feedback to learn and grow
Most efforts to improve individual and organizational learning focus on teaching people how to give feedback. In this Ted Talk, Sheila Heen explains why, if you want to improve learning in your organization, the smart money is on figuring out how to receive feedback and use it to fuel growth.
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Mindfulness 04/10/2019 12:30-1:30pm 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
Get to Know What is Healthy at Houston Market Tour 04/11/2019 11:30-12 pm Join Dan Connolly, Bon Appétit’s Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, on an interesting tour of the many delicious, healthy options in Houston Market. You will meet Dan at Houston Hall's Information Desk, where he will give a brief history of Bon Appétit and explain the elements of a healthy meal. Then, you'll follow Dan downstairs to Houston Market, where he'll walk you through the various food stations and explain how you, too, can eat healthy at Houston Market! Registration Open
PSOM Fundamentals of strategic planning 04/11/2019 12:30 - 1:30 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
Zumba 04/11/2019 12-1pm Perfect for everybody and every body! Each Zumba® class is designed to bring people together to burn calories. We take the "work" out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Registration Open
Retirement Lifestyle Planning 04/16/2019 12:30-1:30pm This workshop reviews the six phases of retirement from a social perspective: everything from pre-retirement planning, to the honeymoon phase, and ultimately to reorientation and development of a new lifestyle. For many people, a major concern is how they will handle the emotional stages of retirement. How will they create a new identity? This workshop reviews all of these stages, from the imagination stage (which can begin 5-15 years prior to retirement) to the reconciliation stage (which can last up to 15 years or more after retirement). Registration Open
Gentle Yoga 04/18/2019 12-1pm Let your body reward itself with movement! Join us for this Gentle Yoga session and explore the natural movements of the spine with slow and fluid moving bends and soft twists. During this session, you will flow into modified sun salutations that loosen those tightened muscles and joints of the lower back, neck, shoulders, and wrists. And as an added bonus, you’ll get a workout in the process. Mats and props will be provided. Registration Open
Models of Excellence - 20th Anniversary Celebration 04/23/2019 5-7:30pm The Models of Excellence Award program celebrates the extraordinary achievements of full- and part-time staff across the University's schools and centers. Registration Open
SMART Goals 04/23/2019 12:30 - 1:30 SMART is an acronym for the five characteristics of well-designed goals: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-bound. It’s a simple tool used to go beyond the realm of fuzzy goal-setting into an actionable plan for results. Put yourself on the fast-track of success by applying the SMART principles to every project or goal on your plate. Registration Open
Guided Meditation 04/24/2019 12:30-1:30pm Practice mindful breathing that focuses your attention on the present moment with kindness, compassion, and awareness. Self-massage and gentle mindful movements that promote relaxation and reduce stress may also be included in the workshop. No experience necessary. Registration Open
Take our Children to Work Day 04/25/2019 8:30-5pm Penn understands the importance of providing children with positive, productive experiences in their formative years. That's why we host the annual Take Our Children to Work Day, an event that encourages and inspires youngsters, and introduces them to the workplace. Each year on the fourth Thursday in April, Penn provides an exciting array of activities on campus for children ages 9–15. Please note, all participants must have supervisory approval and must accompany their young guests to all activities. Watch for details on the next Take Our Children to Work Day in the Spring of 2019. Registration Open
April Wellness Walk 04/26/2019 12-1pm It has been proven that spending more time outside reduces stress, increases energy levels, and boosts immunity. We would like to help you achieve these goals by inviting you to join us for our first OUTDOOR wellness walk of 2019. Meet the Center for Public Health Initiatives staff at 12 noon in front of College Hall by the Ben Franklin statue for a 2-mile walk (you may exit the walk at any time). We hope you will be able to join us. Bring a colleague, your water bottle, and don’t forget your sneakers! Registration Open
Admissions Brown Bag-Making the Most of the Campus Visit 04/29/2019 12:30-1:30pm Faculty and staff with college age dependents are invited to join Penn’s undergraduate admissions office to discuss the importance of the campus visit. The session will cover helpful information to assist you and your child in planning and making the most of campus visits. Registration Open
Spin 04/29/2019 11:30-12:15pm Pedal your way to a fantastic workout indoors! With the use of stationary cycles, each class is led on a “virtual” outdoor road, complete with a variety of exercises. This class will give you an energizing, calorie-burning, fun workout and it is great for all fitness levels because you will always ride at a self-directed pace. Registration Open
Creative Problem Solving 04/30/2019 9:00 - 12:00 While problems come in all shapes and sizes, knowing how to overcome them in a creative way can help find new solutions in various situations. This program will identify roadblocks that prevent creative thinking, rediscover your creative ability, learn techniques to recognize and identify problems, and explore ways to manage creative people. There is a $75 charge for this workshop.  Once registered, please send your department’s 26-digit budget code to japgar@upenn.edu to complete your registration. Registration Open
Guided Meditation 05/01/2019 12:30-1:30pm Practice mindful breathing that focuses your attention on the present moment with kindness, compassion, and awareness. Self-massage and gentle mindful movements that promote relaxation and reduce stress may also be included in the workshop. No experience necessary. Registration Open
Chair Yoga 05/02/2019 12-1pm Interested in trying yoga but don't know where to start? Join us on Thursday, May 2 for a wonderful class of chair yoga. 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. Registration Open
Important Resources for Family Caregivers 05/07/2019 1-2 pm As family caregivers, we are often confronted with a confusing array of choices. How can you sort out the various senior living arrangements, in-home services and care options, so you can determine what’s best for your loved one? How do you find the right support for yourself so you can handle your caregiving responsibilities along with everything else? Learn about the long-term care landscape including resources and costs so that you can be an informed and proactive caregiver. Registration Open
PSOM Behavioral Interviews 05/08/2019 12:30 - 1:30 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
Gentle Yoga 05/09/2019 12-1pm Let your body reward itself with movement! Join us for this Gentle Yoga session and explore the natural movements of the spine with slow and fluid moving bends and soft twists. During this session, you will flow into modified sun salutations that loosen those tightened muscles and joints of the lower back, neck, shoulders, and wrists. And as an added bonus, you’ll get a workout in the process. Mats and props will be provided. Registration Open
Spin 05/13/2019 11:30-12:15 pm Pedal your way to a fantastic workout indoors! With the use of stationary cycles, each class is led on a “virtual” outdoor road, complete with a variety of exercises. This class will give you an energizing, calorie-burning, fun workout and it is great for all fitness levels because you will always ride at a self-directed pace. Registration Open
Getting Work Done 05/16/2019 12:30 - 1:30 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 earn ways to achieve an acceptable work life balance. Registration Open
Mindfulness 05/17/2019 12:30-1:30pm 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
Gentle Yoga 05/23/2019 12-1pm Let your body reward itself with movement! Join us for this Gentle Yoga session and explore the natural movements of the spine with slow and fluid moving bends and soft twists. During this session, you will flow into modified sun salutations that loosen those tightened muscles and joints of the lower back, neck, shoulders, and wrists. And as an added bonus, you’ll get a workout in the process. Mats and props will be provided. Registration Open
Managing Teams 05/23/2019 9:00 - 12:00 Whether you’re a seasoned manager or leading a department project, knowing how to effectively manage teams is an essential skill in today’s workforce. Understand ways to manage teams by learning the various aspects of team leadership such as establishing groups, clarifying roles, facilitating meetings, handling conflict and rewarding accomplishments Registration Open
Guided Meditation 05/28/2019 12:30-1:30pm Practice mindful breathing that focuses your attention on the present moment with kindness, compassion, and awareness. Self-massage and gentle mindful movements that promote relaxation and reduce stress may also be included in the workshop. No experience necessary. Registration Open
Why We Struggle with Tough Decisions 05/29/2019 12:30 - 1:30 Knowing how to make a high-impact decision that is effective, practical, and successful can be a challenging feat. During this course, we will look at how you can enhance your confidence and skill at making–and implementing–tough decisions by allowing you to increase your value to your organization and actively contribute to its success. Registration Open
Strengthening Your Relationship 05/30/2019 12:30-1:30pm We all want a strong, loving relationship, but why can it be so difficult to keep it that way? This workshop reviews what goes wrong in relationships, and explores the destructive patterns that can interfere. Participants will gain a greater understanding of how to sustain a loving, healthy, and long-lasting relationship. Registration Open
May Wellness Walks 05/31/2019 12-1pm Spring has sprung, so let's get outdoors and do some walking! Our wellness walks encourage participants to increase their physical activity by stepping outside to pump up their heart rate by walking through Penn's beautiful campus. What better way to get motivated and gain energy for the day! Meet the Center for Public Health Initiatives staff at 12 noon in front of College Hall by the Ben Franklin statue. The walk will be approximately 2-miles and we will inform you when we have reached the 1-mile mark in the event that you need to exit the walk early. We hope you will be able to join us. Bring your water bottle and don’t forget your bring along a colleague and your sneakers! Registration Open
PSOM Challenging Negative Attitudes 06/04/2019 12:30 - 1:30 By challenging 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 negative people more effectively, and learn coping tools for dealing with change. Registration Open
Digital Distraction - When Technology Takes Over 06/06/2019 12:30-1:30pm Digital distraction or “information addiction” is a timely topic that can help employees increase their awareness of their time spent online whether engaging in social media, surfing the internet, gaming, checking messages compulsively, spending time on dating sites, etc. When does technology move from being a tool to taking over a person’s life? This seminar increases awareness of this modern dilemma while sharing specific strategies for employees to consider in order to experience a more balanced life where technology enhances versus detracts from being their best on the job, spending quality time with family and friends, and/or enjoying hobbies and other interests outside of the virtual world. Registration Open
Guided Meditation 06/07/2019 12:30-1:30pm Practice mindful breathing that focuses your attention on the present moment with kindness, compassion, and awareness. Self-massage and gentle mindful movements that promote relaxation and reduce stress may also be included in the workshop. No experience necessary. Registration Open
How To Help Your Parents Live at Home as They Age 06/11/2019 12:30-1:30pm Ninety percent of seniors want to remain in their homes as they age, but supports may be needed to make this possible. Successful aging requires knowing what resources, tools and technology are available to help keep a loved one stay safe in their home. This seminar will address where to start if a loved one wants to remain at home as they age, promoting healthy aging, and resources available to keep mom or dad safe at home. Registration Open
Fundamentals of Strategic Planning 06/12/2019 12:30 - 1:30 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
Mindfulness 06/12/2019 12:30-1:30pm 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
Navigating Your Career at Penn 06/17/2019 12:30 - 1:30 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
New and Expectant Parent Briefing 06/18/2019 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 breastfeeding support and the nursing mothers 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 policies including short-term disability (STD), parental leave, and related sick leave policies. Registration Open
Guided Meditation 06/19/2019 12:30-1:30pm Practice mindful breathing that focuses your attention on the present moment with kindness, compassion, and awareness. Self-massage and gentle mindful movements that promote relaxation and reduce stress may also be included in the workshop. No experience necessary. Registration Open
Flexible Work Options 06/25/2019 12:30-1:30pm This presentation will provide an overview of Flexible Work Options and provide guidelines for proposing and implementing a flex request including: understanding the applicable HR guidelines and policies, assessing the fit between position and job responsibilities, reviewing a sample proposal, documenting the flexible work option request, and implementing the request. Registration Open
Chair Yoga 06/26/2019 12-1pm Interested in trying yoga but don't know where to start? Join us on Friday, September 15 for a wonderful class of chair yoga. 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. Registration Open
How to Make Yourself Indispensable 06/26/2019 12:30 - 1:30 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
Alzheimers Disease and Dementia: Caregiving Challenges and Strategies 08/06/2019 1-2 pm There are more than 5 million Americans currently living with Alzheimer’s disease and more than 15 million family caregivers who help them in the U.S. Within the next 10 years, that number is projected to increase by 40 percent. This seminar will review the different forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s, and signs your loved one may have the disease. Despite the devastating nature of Alzheimer’s disease, there are supports out there that can make a difference and help you continue to connect with your Mom or Dad. Learn about caregiving strategies and types of care that can improve the quality of life for both you and your parent. Registration Open
Maximizing Quality of Life as You Age 11/05/2019 1-2 pm Whether retirement seems far away or just around the corner, it’s important to maximize quality of life as we age. In order to do that, it’s helpful to consider how best to enhance wellbeing, independence and social connection. This seminar will cover topics such as livable communities, in-home supports, technology resources and the cost of long-term care. Registration Open