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Category: Professional Development
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Event Name Event Date Event Time Description Status
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