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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
Telephonic Guided Mindful Meditation with Sandra Herman 04/07/2020 12:30-1:30 pm This workshop is offered twice a month for participants to practice present moment awareness with kindness and compassion. The guided meditation will focus on the breath and being in the body. Self-applied massage and gentle mindful movements that promote rest and relaxation, and reduce stress may also be included in the workshop. No experience necessary. All are warmly welcome. BlueJeans instructions will be emailed the day before the session. Registration Open
Vanguard Live Webinar - Volatile Markets: Principles of Investing Success 04/07/2020 Multiple This webinar will teach you how to set clear investment goals, create a broadly diversified mix of investments, keep costs low, and invest for the long term.
12-1 pm ET Registration Open
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Virtual Nutrition Counseling 04/07/2020 Multiple 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.
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Webinar: Prevention Resources and Education for Parents and Caregivers 04/08/2020 12-1pm Parents and caregivers are the most powerful influence in deterring their children from alcohol, nicotine, and other drug use. When parents and caregivers have skills, knowledge, and resources regarding substance use and prevention, their influence on their children’s actions and decisions increases. This program for parents, grandparents, and other caregivers provides information that research shows can reduce the chances that young people will engage in substance use. Registration Open
Vanguard Live Webinar - Volatile Markets: Principles of Investing Success 04/09/2020 Multiple This webinar will teach you how to set clear investment goals, create a broadly diversified mix of investments, keep costs low, and invest for the long term.
12-1 pm ET Registration Open
4-5 pm ET Registration Open
TIAA Live Webinar - Tax Planning in 2020 04/14/2020 12-1 pm ET Learn about income tax planning strategies for 2020, including the impact of estate, gift, or generation skipping transfer (GST) taxes. Registration Open
TIAA Live Webinar - The starting line: Why and how retirement savings begins now 04/14/2020 3-4 pm ET Learn how to evaluate and manage debt, find additional ways to save, create a budget and begin to plan for retirement. Registration Open
TIAA Live Webinar - Quarterly economic and market update 04/15/2020 12-1 pm ET Take a closer look at TIAA's views on the financial markets, including key market drivers, U.S. economy, policy and politics, and investing in public markets. This webinar will also cover the challenges that investors face and how to navigate them. Registration Open
Virtual Chair Yoga 04/15/2020 12-1 pm Interested in trying yoga but don't know where to start? Join us 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. An email with log-in information will be sent the day before the workshop. 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
TIAA Live Webinar - Looking to turn your retirement savings into a paycheck for life 04/16/2020 3-4 pm ET Learn how creating a diversified income plan—one that uses a combination of income sources and includes annuity income that’s guaranteed for life*—can help reduce the risks you may face in retirement and ensure you have income that never runs out. Registration Open
TIAA Live Webinar - Understanding Medicare 04/16/2020 12-1 pm ET Paying for healthcare in retirement is a critical part of financial planning and it is important to understand how Medicare operates and what choices you have. This webinar will help you understand some aspects of Medicare including eligibility and what plans are available to you. Registration Open
Webinar: Digital Distractions: When Technology Takes Over 04/21/2020 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
Canceled: PNC: 5 Threats to Your Retirement 04/22/2020 12:30-1:30 pm Retirement planning is more complicated than it is ever been before. This seminar identifies five main threats to a successful retirement; knowing the risks allows you to better prepare for them. Registration Full
Virtual: Investing 101 - With a Focus on Market Volatility 04/22/2020 12-1 pm None 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
Telehphonic Guided Mindful Meditation with Sandra Herman 04/24/2020 12:30-1:30 pm This workshop is offered twice a month for participants to practice present moment awareness with kindness and compassion. The guided meditation will focus on the breath and being in the body. Self-applied massage and gentle mindful movements that promote rest and relaxation, and reduce stress may also be included in the workshop. No experience necessary. All are warmly welcome. BlueJeans instructions will be emailed the day before the session. Registration Open
Telephonic Positive Momentum-4-Session Mindfulness Course 04/27/2020 12:30-1:45 pm This 4-session mindfulness course offers participants an opportunity to practice calming and effective awareness activities adapted by Jennifer Schelter, Best of Philly, Radiant Retreat - your fullest gifts, self-care and creativity retreat. Sessions will begin with a brief guided meditation to feel present. Following this mediation, participants will experience a short journaling exercise to clarify your most cherished gifts or current goals (health, career, community, relationship, etc.). The group will also discuss how to apply mindful awareness to everyday life for greater ease, natural evolution, and self-development. The session will conclude with a simple body scan, visualization of successes and communal gratitude circle. No experience necessary. Participants must attend all 4 sessions to earn 30 BITK Bonus Action Points. Registration Open
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
Virtual: Smart Money Moves Early in Your Career -Tips for Surviving in any Economy 04/29/2020 12-1 pm None Registration Open
Guided Mindful Meditation 05/05/2020 12:30-1:30 pm This workshop is offered twice a month for participants to practice present moment awareness with kindness and compassion. The guided meditation will focus on the breath and being in the body. Self-applied massage and gentle mindful movements that promote rest and relaxation, and reduce stress may also be included in the workshop. No experience necessary. All are warmly welcome. Registration Open
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
Webinar: Dad Wants to do it Alone: When a Parent Will Not Accept Help 05/05/2020 1-2 pm You’ve been concerned about your loved one living at home now that they’re older and having trouble getting around, and you’ve come up with the perfect plan to support them. There’s only one problem – they are refusing to acknowledge anything is wrong and won’t accept help. What now? So often our loved ones do not accept care supports because it can feel like a loss of control and independence. This webinar will address how to support your loved one’s autonomy, even when they need help and strategies to introduce beneficial care options in a non-threatening manner. 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
Virtual: Smart Money Moves Late in Your Career - Tips for Surviving in any Economy 05/06/2020 12-1 pm There are 10 key practical financial and retirement planning tips to consider in your 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond. From managing taxes and having the right asset allocation to setting realistic goals, this workshop will cover them all. BlueJeans instructions will be emailed the day before the workshop. Registration Open
Communication Improved-Conflict Reduced 05/11/2020 12:30-1:30pm Effective communication is essential not only for our professional life, but for our personal life as well. This interactive workshop focuses on non-verbal communication, active listening and barriers to effective communication. It explores how we can learn to effectively resolve conflicts more productively and prevent conflict from occurring, with a greater understanding of our conflict styles and methods of communication. Registration Open
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
Chair Yoga 05/13/2020 12-1 pm Interested in trying yoga but don't know where to start? Join us 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 05/14/2020 11-12 pm 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
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
Your Dependent with Special Needs: Making Their Future More Secure Financial Wellness Workshop 05/14/2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm Join our speaker, Albert Corrato, Jr., Certified Financial Planner Professional from Creative Financial Group, MassMutual, for this financial wellness learning opportunity, sponsored by MetLife. This workshop is designed for caregivers of special needs dependents and covers critical issues such as protecting eligibility for government benefits, such Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid, providing lifetime care with special needs trusts, selecting appropriate funding vehicles to fund special needs trusts, including life insurance, and choosing a trustee, guardian, or conservator. Registration Open
Mindfulness 05/15/2020 12:30-1:30 pm 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
Guided Mindful Meditation 05/27/2020 12:30-1:30 pm This workshop is offered twice a month for participants to practice present moment awareness with kindness and compassion. The guided meditation will focus on the breath and being in the body. Self-applied massage and gentle mindful movements that promote rest and relaxation, and reduce stress may also be included in the workshop. No experience necessary. All are warmly welcome. Registration Open
Gentle Yoga 05/28/2020 11-12 pm 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
New and Expectant Parent Briefing 06/01/2020 12:30-1:30pm This is an introductory resource briefing designed for expectant parents and those who are new to parenting or child care. Participants will learn about local and university childcare and parenting resources including the lactation program, childcare locators, back-up care, adjusting to new schedules, flexible work options, among other topics. This session will also cover Penn's time away from policies including short-term disability (STD), parental leave, and related sick leave policies. Registration Open
Positive Momentum: 4-Week Mindfulness Course Ongoing Online Course 12-1:45 pm This 4-session mindfulness course offers participants an opportunity to practice calming and effective awareness activities adapted by Jennifer Schelter, Best of Philly, Radiant Retreat - your fullest gifts, self-care and creativity retreat. Sessions will begin with a brief guided meditation to feel present. Following this meditation, participants will experience a short journaling exercise to clarify your most cherished gifts or current goals (health, career, community, relationship, etc.). The group will also discuss how to apply mindful awareness to everyday life for greater ease, natural evolution, and self-development. The session will conclude with a simple body scan, visualization of successes and communal gratitude circle. No experience necessary. Participants must attend all 4 sessions to earn 30 BITK Bonus Action Points. Registration Full
Caring for Loved Ones with Dementia 06/09/2020 12:30-1:30pm 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. In just 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. This seminar will address helpful strategies that can improve the quality of life for you and your loved one, the effect Alzheimer’s and dementia have on the brain, care options, and how to connect emotionally and creatively with your loved one. Registration Open
Guided Mindful Meditation 06/10/2020 12:30-1:30 pm This workshop is offered twice a month for participants to practice present moment awareness with kindness and compassion. The guided meditation will focus on the breath and being in the body. Self-applied massage and gentle mindful movements that promote rest and relaxation, and reduce stress may also be included in the workshop. No experience necessary. All are warmly welcome. Registration Open
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
Stress Management 06/15/2020 12:30-1:30pm It is natural to become stressed when the demands on time and energy have become too great. This can happen both at home and at work, and can severely limit productivity and effectiveness. This workshop shows the physiological stages of stress development, and its harmful effects on the body. It also addresses the defining symptoms and different sources of stress. This useful information is incorporated with helpful stress relievers and imagery techniques. Registration Open
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
Chair Yoga 06/18/2020 12-1 pm Interested in trying yoga but don't know where to start? Join us 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
Mindfulness 06/19/2020 12:30-1:30 pm 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
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
Guided Mindful Meditation 06/26/2020 12:30-1:30 pm This workshop is offered twice a month for participants to practice present moment awareness with kindness and compassion. The guided meditation will focus on the breath and being in the body. Self-applied massage and gentle mindful movements that promote rest and relaxation, and reduce stress may also be included in the workshop. No experience necessary. All are warmly welcome. Registration Open
Mental and Physical Health: Making the Connection 06/29/2020 12:30-1:30pm There is more and more growing evidence of the connection between our mental health and our physical health. How can we be more focused on the areas that can impact across mind and body? Recent wellness studies show the interconnection between fitness, nutrition and mental health. Examples include emotional under or overeating, depression following a medical diagnosis, how exercise can improve mood, etc. Learn to be empowered to make better choices for a healthier you…even during times of stress! This workshop takes a look at your health– from the inside out, by exploring the connection between mental and physical health. Registration Open
Flexible Work Options 06/30/2020 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
Webinar: Choosing the Right Care Providers for your Loved Ones 08/04/2020 1-2 pm If you’re a family caregiver, you may be making decisions without enough information to get it right. For example, if your mother needs help at home, where do you go to find the best care? How can you hire a caregiver with the right skills and personal touch? Perhaps your father wants to downsize and move to a senior care community. How can you help him manage this life transition and find an appropriate setting? Researching care options can be time-consuming and confusing. In addition, one size does not fit all. It’s important to choose a care provider that best meets the needs of your loved one knowing that those needs may change down the road. Registration Open
PNC: The Role of Insurance in Your Financial Plan 08/26/2020 12:30-1:30 pm You might be saving for retirement through a 401(k) plan or an IRA. But have you considered what might happen if you were unable to keeping earing enough to fund your plans? Life insurance may provide for your family if something happens to you before you reach your goals. Registration Open
PNC: The Role of Social Security in Your Retirement Income Strategy 10/28/2020 1230-1:30 pm This seminar identifies the current rules surrounding Social Security, as well as specific collection strategies geared towards helping you make the most of your benefits. Registration Open
Webinar: Sharing the Caregiving: Managing Sibling Disagreements 11/03/2020 1-2 pm Siblings can be our best friends and partners in crime growing up. But as adults, siblings can make caring for an aging parent challenging and stressful. You think Mom needs in-home care, your brother wants assisted living and Mom doesn’t want help at all! Sound familiar? How can you and your siblings get on the same page, help Mom find the right care and not get entangled in simmering past resentments? This webinar will discuss how to create a care team, delegating responsibilities, managing sibling conflict, and coping with your own stress. Registration Open