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Event Name Event Date Event Time Description Status
Assertiveness Skills 09/18/2019 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
Challenging Negative Attitudes 10/01/2019 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
Managing Teams 10/08/2019 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. 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
Emotional Intelligence as Vital Skills - Responding in Difficult Situations or in Times of Change 10/09/2019 12:30 - 1:30 This brown bag is designed to give you tools you need to respond in difficult situations or in times of change, bringing the participant to a new level of self-awareness. Participants will leave with a better understanding of stress and emotions – why they matter,  and how to express and manage emotions. Registration Open
Tools for Career Assessment and Development 10/09/2019 12:30 - 1:30 In this program we will examine questions for assessing and developing your career. You will contrast your career options by utilizing a variety of tools. By the end of the session you will have the resources needed to develop a plan for career success. Registration Open
Sparkhire Video Interviewing 10/11/2019 12:30 - 1:30 Spark Hire is Penn’s video interviewing technology. In this session we will provide an overview of video interviewing and how job candidates use the system. We will also provide some tips and techniques for creating a great video interview. Registration Open
Managing Up 10/17/2019 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
Presentation Skills 10/29/2019 12:30 - 1:30 Successful completion of this course will increase your knowledge and your ability to define the objective of your presentation to keep your efforts on target, keep the interest and the attention of an audience with a well-paced presentation that meets the demands of today’s listener, and identify types of post-presentation follow-up that may be applicable to fully satisfy your objective Registration Open
Navigating Difficult Conversations 11/05/2019 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
The Gift of Feedback 11/05/2019 12:30 - 1:30 Feedback can be an amazing gift that helps improve performance, but many managers feel challenged by giving and receiving feedback. In this session managers will learn how to frame feedback as a gift that creates productive dialog and improved performance. Additionally, we will cover how managers can solicit feedback from staff in order to become a more effective leader. Registration Open
How to Make Yourself Indispensable 11/06/2019 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
Connection and De-escalation in Communicating through Crisis or Conflict 11/08/2019 12:30 - 1:30 Participants will learn about the significance of making connections with people when not in crisis or conflict.  They will learn about de-escalation and how to help bring a conflict to a halt and key strategies to help should one arise. Registration Open
Ted Talk - How to Train Employees to Have Difficult Conversations 11/19/2019 12:30 - 1:30 The information we use to effect change and help others comes from everyday employees asking everyday people questions that may not be easy to ask or answer. Thorough, in-person training is necessary for employees to be prepared to navigate questions about race, gender, ethnicity, and more in a respectful and engaging way. That’s why Tamekia MizLadi Smith came up with “I’m Graced” training, guiding employees through difficult conversations face-to-face. Registration Open
Psychology of Job Performance 12/03/2019 12:30 - 1:30 Successfully overcoming performance issues in the workplace requires a basic understanding of how the human mind works. In this hour-long session, we will discuss how job performance intersects with concepts within the field of psychology, such as behavioral science and motivation. We will discuss how these concepts form a framework that can be used to diagnose performance issues and realize the most efficient and effective ways to overcome them. Registration Open
Assertiveness Skills 12/04/2019 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
Develop Your Presentation Skills 01/14/2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm Fear. That’s the main reason most people won’t make presentations - or make them poorly. By following some simple lessons anyone can conquer presentation phobia and go on to make his or her case successfully and professionally. Registration Open
Your Career @ Penn 01/14/2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm Navigating Your Career at Penn has been developed to assist staff in building their careers at Penn by helping to connect your skills and abilities with career opportunities. The session will be facilitated by Penn HR. Topics include: Increasing Your Marketability at Penn and Internal Job Strategies. Registration Open
Fundamentals of Strategic Planning 01/16/2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm 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
Art of Effective Communication 01/28/2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm 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
Challenging Negative Attitudes 02/04/2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm 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 their own negative thoughts more effectively, and learn coping tools for dealing with change. Registration Open
Leading with Emotional Intelligence 02/04/2020 9:00am - 12:00pm Learn how emotional intelligence factors in at work and discover concrete techniques for raising your own emotional quotient (EQ). This includes perceiving yourself accurately, exercising emotional self-control, practicing resilience, and developing empathy. Then turn those lessons around to build your awareness of others and learn to inspire helpful communication and manage conflict.

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
Tools for Career Assessment and Development 02/12/2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm In this program we will examine questions for assessing and developing your career. You will contrast your career options by utilizing a variety of tools. By the end of the session you will have the resources needed to develop a plan for career success. Registration Open
Getting Work Done 02/18/2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm Throughout a normal workday, there are multiple distractions that can get many of us off task and behind on our to-do lists.  In this course, we’ll review tactics to help you stay on target with the many moving pieces of your role.  You’ll identify your biggest time sponges and ways to manage them, create priority lists, understand ways to delegate when not in a position of authority, and learn ways to achieve an acceptable work life balance. Registration Open
Assertiveness Skills 03/04/2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm You may experience situations when you need to utilize assertiveness to complete a task, goal or project. In this class, we will identify personal blocks to assertiveness, identify both assertive and non-assertive language and behaviors, and learn ways to use assertiveness in everyday situations. Registration Open
Navigating Difficult Conversations 03/05/2020 9:00am - 12:00pm 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
Participating in Performance Appraisals for Staff 03/10/2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm Join this workshop to understand the performance appraisal process and learn how you can prepare to have a productive review session. Registration Open
Project Management 03/17/2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm Not everyone who has to manage a project knows how to do it well. This brief session will provide solutions for project leaders to better manage your team and meet your objectives and timeline. Registration Open
Conducting Performance Appraisals for Supervisors 03/23/2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm 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
TED Talk Tuesday: Confessions of a Recovering Micromanager 03/24/2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm "Think about the most tired you’ve ever been at work. It probably wasn’t when you stayed late or came home from a road trip -- chances are it was when you had someone looking over your shoulder, watching your each and every move. ’If we know that micromanagement isn’t really effective, why do we do it?’ asks entrepreneur Chieh Huang. In a funny talk packed with wisdom and humility, Huang shares the cure for micromanagement madness -- and how to foster innovation and happiness at work." Registration Open
Coaching Skills for Managers 04/07/2020 9:00am - 12:00pm This course is designed to help managers encourage individual performance as a means for increasing engagement productivity. Workshop participants learn the key elements of building a successful coaching relationship and how to best implement them using a step-by step coaching process as well as strategies for overcoming common coaching challenges.

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
Develop Your Presentation Skills 04/16/2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm Fear. That’s the main reason most people won’t make presentations - or make them poorly. By following some simple lessons anyone can conquer presentation phobia and go on to make his or her case successfully and professionally. Registration Open
Art of Effective Communication 04/23/2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm 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
Creating and Maintain Your LinkedIn Profile 04/24/2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm This session will review tips on creating a great LinkedIn profile that will get you noticed by recruiters and industry professionals. Registration Open
Setting SMART Goals 04/28/2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm 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
Using the Tuition Benefit for You and Your Family 05/05/2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm The University offers employees and their families tuition assistance. Join this session to learn more about the tuition benefit program and how you can use the benefit for yourself at Penn, or how the tuition benefit can support your dependents or spouse in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree. At this session, you will learn more about coverage, how to request the benefit using the online tuition management system and tax implications if you are using the benefit for a graduate program. Registration Open
Challenging Negative Attitudes 05/06/2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm 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 their own negative thoughts more effectively, and learn coping tools for dealing with change. Registration Open
TED Talk Tuesday: How To Multiply Your Time 05/12/2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm In this challenging and counter-intuitive video, Self-Discipline Strategist and New York Times bestselling author of Rory Vaden, shows you why you can’t solve today’s time-management challenges with yesterday’s time-management strategies. More importantly he explains why procrastinating on purpose is the key to being able to multiply your time. Registration Open
Getting Work Done 05/14/2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm Throughout a normal workday, there are multiple distractions that can get many of us off task and behind on our to-do lists.  In this course, we’ll review tactics to help you stay on target with the many moving pieces of your role.  You’ll identify your biggest time sponges and ways to manage them, create priority lists, understand ways to delegate when not in a position of authority, and learn ways to achieve an acceptable work life balance. Registration Open
Taking Control of Conflict 06/11/2020 9:00am - 12:00pm 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
Project Management 06/16/2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm Not everyone who has to manage a project knows how to do it well. This brief session will provide solutions for project leaders to better manage your team and meet your objectives and timeline. Registration Open
Assertiveness Skills 06/18/2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm You may experience situations when you need to utilize assertiveness to complete a task, goal or project. In this class, we will identify personal blocks to assertiveness, identify both assertive and non-assertive language and behaviors, and learn ways to use assertiveness in everyday situations. Registration Open
How to Make Yourself Indispensable 06/25/2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm Indispensable employees perform with a mindset that drives them to think, act, and behave differently. In this seminar, you’ll learn how to: take ownership of your responsibilities and results, take initiative to go above and beyond what is expected of you, expand your sphere of influence, perform well under pressure, adapt to changing situations, and avoid being irreplaceable. Registration Open