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January (INDOOR) Wellness Walk 01/17/2020 12:00pm The holidays are over, and the New Year has begun! For everyone who overindulged this holiday season (and even those that didn’t!), we invite you to get moving and kick off your 2020 with our monthly wellness walk. Each January, roughly one-third of Americans resolve to better themselves in some way and even fewer follow through. This month’s New Year’s Resolution themed walk, held in the Palestra, will occur rain or shine – No excuses not to come! Whether you wish to lose weight, have more energy, or just be healthier, it is important to remember to reach your goals one step at a time. We hope you will be able to join us for this Human Resources and Center for Public Health Initiatives co-sponsored event. Bring your water bottle and don’t forget your sneakers and a co-worker! Registration Open
Mindfulness 01/21/2020 12:30-1:30 pm This monthly workshop will offer participants an opportunity to practice awareness activities adapted from Jon Kabat-Zinn's Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. During the first part of our practice, we will begin with a guided meditation focusing on the breath. The second half of our session will focus our attention on a guided exploration of the body, bringing awareness to the different areas of the body, and allowing ourselves to experience how each part feels, without trying to change anything. No experience necessary. All warmly welcome. Registration Full
PNC: Retirement Planning 01/22/2020 12:30-1:30 pm Everyone has a unique vision of what their retirement is going to look like. However, achieving that vision takes careful planning and dedication. The Retirement Planning seminar offers you the knowledge and tools that can help you take crucial steps towards achieving the retirement you are envisioning. Registration Full
Creating a Positive Outlook 01/23/2020 12:30-1:30pm This workshop provides tools to help participants live life in a more positive way, even when faced with negative people and experiences. They will better understand the causes of negativity, learn how self-talk affects attitudes, and gain tips to be their best selves possible. Registration Full
Gentle Yoga 01/23/2020 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 Full
An Introduction to WELL Building Concepts 01/27/2020 12:30-1:30pm Join Penn staff from Facilities, the School of Arts & Sciences, and Wharton to discuss the WELL Building Concepts. This introduction will discuss examples of projects at Penn and provide participants with tips and strategies to improve employee health and well-being in workspaces using the WELL Building Standard as a guide; including air, water, nutrition, light, fitness, comfort, and emotional health. Registration Full
Guided Mindful Meditation 01/29/2020 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 Full
Admissions Brown Bag: Navigating the High School Curricular Waters 01/30/2020 12:30-1:30pm It’s time for your high school student to pick classes for the next academic year and what choices will they make? Faculty and staff with college age dependents are invited to join Penn’s undergraduate admissions office to discuss preparation and tracking. Registration Open
Gentle Yoga 01/30/2020 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 Full
Faculty and Staff Family Days with Penn Basketball - Men's Basketball vs. Dartmouth College 02/01/2020 7pm The Division of Human Resources and Penn Athletics invite benefits-eligible faculty and staff to cheer on the Penn Women's and Men's basketball teams at the Palestra. Faculty and staff tickets include a discounted game ticket, compliments of Penn Athletics, and a $5 concession coupon redeemable for food and beverage, compliments of the Division of Human Resources. Tickets are required for each game. The maximum number of discounted tickets each eligible employee can purchase is four tickets for each game. Order tickets online and enter the code FAMILY or in person at the Penn Athletics Ticket Office in Weightman Hall, located at 235 S. 33rd Street, between Walnut and Spruce Streets. The Ticket Office is open 10 am-5 pm, Monday through Friday. Order tickets by January 8 for the Women's Game and by January 29 for the Men's Game. Registration Open
Nutritin Counseling - Human Resources 3451 Walnut St. 6th Floor B (11:00-12:00) 02/03/2020 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 (1:00-2:00) 02/03/2020 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) 02/03/2020 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 (12:00-1:00) 02/03/2020 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) 02/03/2020 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) 02/03/2020 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) 02/03/2020 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) 02/03/2020 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
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
Mindfulness and Anxiety 02/04/2020 12:30-1:45pm Anxiety motivates us to get things done but it can interfere with what we want to do at home and at work, and how we interact with people and circumstances. In this experiential workshop, you'll see, feel and practice how mindfulness can help you to improve your ability to reduce anxiety. Participants will learn: how to be intentional, stay present, observe our thoughts and manage our feelings. Participants will enjoy learning how to let go of negative emotion in favor of more positive emotions like courageousness, acceptance and peace. No prior meditation or mindfulness experience necessary. Bring a journal and pen. Registration Full
Nutrition Counseling - Human Resources 3451 Walnut St. 6th Floor B (1:00-2:00) 02/04/2020 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 (11:00-12:00) 02/04/2020 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) 02/04/2020 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 (3:00-4:00) 02/04/2020 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) 02/04/2020 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) 02/04/2020 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
Webinar: Planning for the financial and legal aspects of long-term care 02/04/2020 1-2 pm Our population is aging at an unprecedented pace. While many older adults will remain hale and hearty into their eighties and beyond, 70% will need some type of long-term care in their lifetime. Planning ahead is the key to making good choices about long-term care and securing your financial future. Yet all too often people wait until a crisis occurs and have limited options. Join us to hear from two leading experts about how you can plan ahead for the financial and legal aspects of long- term care including the various options for care, different payers and resources, how to financially prepare for long-term care, and essential documents everyone over 55 needs. Registration Open
Posture Strengthening in Your Workspace 02/05/2020 12:30-1:30pm Did you know your posture affects your mind, mood and emotional well-being? Join Chloe Cole, Assistant Director of Fitness & Wellness at Penn Campus Recreation, for this experiential workshop where she will share tips and exercises to loosen up muscles, increase body awareness, and strengthen your core to support a healthy posture in your workspace. The workshop will conclude with a short chair yoga session with a yoga instructor. Registration Open
Gentle Yoga 02/06/2020 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
Mindfulness 02/07/2020 12:30-1:30 pm This monthly workshop will offer participants an opportunity to practice awareness activities adapted from Jon Kabat-Zinn's Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. During the first part of our practice, we will begin with a guided meditation focusing on the breath. The second half of our session will focus our attention on a guided exploration of the body, bringing awareness to the different areas of the body, and allowing ourselves to experience how each part feels, without trying to change anything. No experience necessary. All warmly welcome. Registration Full
Nutrition Counseling - Human Resources 3451 Walnut St. 6th Floor B (10:00-11:00) 02/07/2020 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) 02/07/2020 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) 02/07/2020 12-1pm 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) 02/07/2020 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
Vanguard Live Webinar - Principles of Investing 02/07/2020 9-10 am ET Learn how to choose investments to create a diversified, low-cost investment portfolio with an appropriate level of risk. Registration Open
Vanguard Live Webinar - Principles of Investing 02/07/2020 12-1 pm ET Learn how to choose investments to create a diversified, low-cost investment portfolio with an appropriate level of risk. Registration Open
Vanguard Live Webinar - Principles of Investing 02/07/2020 3-4 pm ET Learn how to choose investments to create a diversified, low-cost investment portfolio with an appropriate level of risk. Registration Open
Flexible Work Options 02/10/2020 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
Vanguard Live Webinar - Principles of Investing 02/10/2020 2-3 pm ET Learn how to choose investments to create a diversified, low-cost investment portfolio with an appropriate level of risk. Registration Open
Vanguard Live Webinar - Principles of Investing 02/10/2020 5-6 pm ET Learn how to choose investments to create a diversified, low-cost investment portfolio with an appropriate level of risk. Registration Open
Vanguard Live Webinar - Principles of Investing 02/10/2020 8-9 pm ET Learn how to choose investments to create a diversified, low-cost investment portfolio with an appropriate level of risk. Registration Open
BODYPUMP 02/11/2020 12-1 pm A toning and conditioning class with weights that is for everybody! It’s perfect for anyone who wants to add strength training into their aerobic workout. You won’t know if you don’t go. So meet the challenge and reap the rewards! Registration Full
Oral Health 101-All You Want to Know About Your Teeth and More 02/11/2020 12:30-1:30 pm Dental Health and Overall Health - Healthy mouth, healthy body: The link between them may surprise you. Taking care of your teeth isn't just about having a nice smile and pleasant breath. The condition of your mouth is closely tied to your overall health. Find out how oral health is linked to diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and more at this interactive seminar with experts from Penn Dental Medicine. Registration Open
TIAA Live Webinar - Introduction to trusts 02/11/2020 12-1 pm ET Learn about the different types of trusts and how they may meet your particular needs, protect your assets and ensure your wishes are met. Registration Open
Guided Mindful Meditation 02/12/2020 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
TIAA Live Webinar - Market-proof your retirement 02/12/2020 12-1 pm ET Learn how to create your own “personal pension” with TIAA Traditional, a fixed annuity issued by Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America (TIAA).* Registration Open
TIAA Live Webinar - She's Got It: A woman's guide to saving and investing 02/12/2020 3-4 pm ET Discover saving and investing strategies developed especially for women and how you can put them into action. 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
Financial Footsteps I (2-part series: Feb 13 and 27) 02/13/2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm THIS IS A TWO-PART SERIES - PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS:
  • Part I: Thursday, February 13, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Irvine Auditorium, Amado Recital Hall
  • Part II: Thursday, February 27, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Houston Hall, Ben Franklin Room

You've got a lot on your plate - work, taxes, family responsibilities, a house, 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
TIAA Live Webinar - Cybersecurity at home 02/13/2020 12-1 pm ET Learn what cybercriminals are after and steps you can take to help secure your identity and help protect your finances. Registration Open
TIAA Live Webinar - Transitioning from career to retirement 02/13/2020 3-4 pm ET You can plan ahead to help make the most of your retirement—from paying yourself to allowing for taxes, healthcare and estate planning wishes. Registration Open
Mindfulness and Anxiety 02/17/2020 12:30-1:45pm Anxiety motivates us to get things done but it can interfere with what we want to do at home and at work, and how we interact with people and circumstances. In this experiential workshop, you'll see, feel and practice how mindfulness can help you to improve your ability to reduce anxiety. Participants will learn: how to be intentional, stay present, observe our thoughts and manage our feelings. Participants will enjoy learning how to let go of negative emotion in favor of more positive emotions like courageousness, acceptance and peace. No prior meditation or mindfulness experience necessary. Bring a journal and pen. Registration Full
Admissions Brown Bag: Undecided about program of study? and the Liberal Arts? 02/18/2020 12-1pm Undecided about program of study? and the Liberal Arts? Faculty and staff with college age dependents are invited to join Penn’s undergraduate admissions office to hear from several admissions officers about the liberal arts, their experiences, advising, and the breadth of possibilities. 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
Spinning 02/18/2020 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 Full
Chair Yoga 02/19/2020 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
February (INDOOR) Wellness Walk 02/21/2020 12-1 pm 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 21st between 12:00-1:00 pm. Although candy hearts and heart-shaped boxes of chocolate are often the main features 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
Retirement Planning: An Emotional Perspective 02/25/2020 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
Guided Mindful Meditation 02/26/2020 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
Financial Footsteps II (2-part series: Feb 13 and 27) 02/27/2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm THIS IS A TWO-PART SERIES - PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS:
  • Part I: Thursday, February 13, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Irvine Auditorium, Amado Recital Hall
  • Part II: Thursday, February 27, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Houston Hall, Ben Franklin Room

You've got a lot on your plate - work, taxes, family responsibilities, a house, 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
Gentle Yoga 02/27/2020 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
Dealing with Difficult People 03/02/2020 12:30-1:30pm We all work with a variety of personalities in the workplace. Coworkers or clients who are difficult or impossible to work with can affect your job and productivity. Effectively coping with difficult people is an invaluable skill. This workshop addresses how focusing on the issue, not on the anger or strong emotions conveyed by others, can lead to a more productive work environment. Clear and open communication, as well as customer satisfaction, can be increased through active listening and being more assertive in difficult situations. Registration Open
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
Gentle Yoga 03/05/2020 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
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
New and Expectant Parent Briefing 03/09/2020 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 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 from policies including short-term disability (STD), parental leave, and related sick leave policies. Registration Open
BODYPUMP 03/10/2020 12-1 PM A toning and conditioning class with weights that is for everybody! It’s perfect for anyone who wants to add strength training into their aerobic workout. You won’t know if you don’t go. So meet the challenge and reap the rewards! Registration Full
Guided Mindful Meditation 03/10/2020 1230-1:30 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
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
Chair Yoga 03/11/2020 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
Sleep Awareness Workshop 03/13/2020 12-1 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.q Registration Open
Biometric Screenings - Houston Hall Hall of Flags A (9:00-9:30) 03/16/2020 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 8 – November 26, 2019), or submit personal results to AREUFIT on or after September 1, 2019, Human Resources is offering a select number of screening dates in 2020. 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, 2019. Participants will only receive credit for one biometric screening during this year’s Be in the Know campaign, which runs September 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.


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) 03/16/2020 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 8 – November 26, 2019), or submit personal results to AREUFIT on or after September 1, 2019, Human Resources is offering a select number of screening dates in 2020. 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, 2019. Participants will only receive credit for one biometric screening during this year’s Be in the Know campaign, which runs September 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.


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) 03/16/2020 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 8 – November 26, 2019), or submit personal results to AREUFIT on or after September 1, 2019, Human Resources is offering a select number of screening dates in 2020. 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, 2019. Participants will only receive credit for one biometric screening during this year’s Be in the Know campaign, which runs September 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.


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 03/16/2020 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 8 – November 26, 2019), or submit personal results to AREUFIT on or after September 1, 2019, Human Resources is offering a select number of screening dates in 2020. 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, 2019. Participants will only receive credit for one biometric screening during this year’s Be in the Know campaign, which runs September 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.


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) 03/16/2020 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 8 – November 26, 2019), or submit personal results to AREUFIT on or after September 1, 2019, Human Resources is offering a select number of screening dates in 2020. 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, 2019. Participants will only receive credit for one biometric screening during this year’s Be in the Know campaign, which runs September 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.


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) 03/16/2020 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 8 – November 26, 2019), or submit personal results to AREUFIT on or after September 1, 2019, Human Resources is offering a select number of screening dates in 2020. 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, 2019. Participants will only receive credit for one biometric screening during this year’s Be in the Know campaign, which runs September 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.


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) 03/16/2020 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 8 – November 26, 2019), or submit personal results to AREUFIT on or after September 1, 2019, Human Resources is offering a select number of screening dates in 2020. 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, 2019. Participants will only receive credit for one biometric screening during this year’s Be in the Know campaign, which runs September 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.


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) 03/16/2020 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 8 – November 26, 2019), or submit personal results to AREUFIT on or after September 1, 2019, Human Resources is offering a select number of screening dates in 2020. 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, 2019. Participants will only receive credit for one biometric screening during this year’s Be in the Know campaign, which runs September 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.


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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Resiliency: Secrets of Successful Employees 03/16/2020 12:30-1:30pm Studies have found that when the same events happen to different people, it’s the individual’s response that makes a difference in terms of staying healthy, and using the experience in a positive way in order to grow and thrive—also known as resiliency. What’s the secret? This seminar explores this dynamic and what we can learn from those who are successful at surviving whatever life throws their way and developing their resiliency. The good news is, resiliency can be learned, and many examples exist where it has made all the difference. Participants will leave with tips and techniques for maximizing their own resiliency and positively influencing those around them. Registration Open
Biometric Screenings - Houston Hall Hall of Flags A (9:00-9:30) 03/17/2020 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 8 – November 26, 2019), or submit personal results to AREUFIT on or after September 1, 2019, Human Resources is offering a select number of screening dates in 2020. 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, 2019. Participants will only receive credit for one biometric screening during this year’s Be in the Know campaign, which runs September 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.


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) 03/17/2020 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 8 – November 26, 2019), or submit personal results to AREUFIT on or after September 1, 2019, Human Resources is offering a select number of screening dates in 2020. 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, 2019. Participants will only receive credit for one biometric screening during this year’s Be in the Know campaign, which runs September 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.


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) 03/17/2020 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 8 – November 26, 2019), or submit personal results to AREUFIT on or after September 1, 2019, Human Resources is offering a select number of screening dates in 2020. 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, 2019. Participants will only receive credit for one biometric screening during this year’s Be in the Know campaign, which runs September 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.


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 03/17/2020 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 8 – November 26, 2019), or submit personal results to AREUFIT on or after September 1, 2019, Human Resources is offering a select number of screening dates in 2020. 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, 2019. Participants will only receive credit for one biometric screening during this year’s Be in the Know campaign, which runs September 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.


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) 03/17/2020 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 8 – November 26, 2019), or submit personal results to AREUFIT on or after September 1, 2019, Human Resources is offering a select number of screening dates in 2020. 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, 2019. Participants will only receive credit for one biometric screening during this year’s Be in the Know campaign, which runs September 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.


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) 03/17/2020 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 8 – November 26, 2019), or submit personal results to AREUFIT on or after September 1, 2019, Human Resources is offering a select number of screening dates in 2020. 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, 2019. Participants will only receive credit for one biometric screening during this year’s Be in the Know campaign, which runs September 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.


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) 03/17/2020 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 8 – November 26, 2019), or submit personal results to AREUFIT on or after September 1, 2019, Human Resources is offering a select number of screening dates in 2020. 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, 2019. Participants will only receive credit for one biometric screening during this year’s Be in the Know campaign, which runs September 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.


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) 03/17/2020 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 8 – November 26, 2019), or submit personal results to AREUFIT on or after September 1, 2019, Human Resources is offering a select number of screening dates in 2020. 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, 2019. Participants will only receive credit for one biometric screening during this year’s Be in the Know campaign, which runs September 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.


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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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
Spinning 03/17/2020 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 Full
Biometric Screenings - Irvine Auditorium - Café 58 A (9:00-9:30) 03/19/2020 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 8 – November 26, 2019), or submit personal results to AREUFIT on or after September 1, 2019, Human Resources is offering a select number of screening dates in 2020. 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, 2019. Participants will only receive credit for one biometric screening during this year’s Be in the Know campaign, which runs September 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.


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 - Irvine Auditorium - Café 58 B (9:30-10:00) 03/19/2020 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 8 – November 26, 2019), or submit personal results to AREUFIT on or after September 1, 2019, Human Resources is offering a select number of screening dates in 2020. 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, 2019. Participants will only receive credit for one biometric screening during this year’s Be in the Know campaign, which runs September 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.


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 - Irvine Auditorium - Café 58 C (10:00-10:30) 03/19/2020 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 8 – November 26, 2019), or submit personal results to AREUFIT on or after September 1, 2019, Human Resources is offering a select number of screening dates in 2020. 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, 2019. Participants will only receive credit for one biometric screening during this year’s Be in the Know campaign, which runs September 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.


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 - Irvine Auditorium - Café 58 E (11:00-11:30) 03/19/2020 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 8 – November 26, 2019), or submit personal results to AREUFIT on or after September 1, 2019, Human Resources is offering a select number of screening dates in 2020. 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, 2019. Participants will only receive credit for one biometric screening during this year’s Be in the Know campaign, which runs September 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.


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 - Irvine Auditorium - Café 58 F (11:30-12:00) 03/19/2020 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 8 – November 26, 2019), or submit personal results to AREUFIT on or after September 1, 2019, Human Resources is offering a select number of screening dates in 2020. 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, 2019. Participants will only receive credit for one biometric screening during this year’s Be in the Know campaign, which runs September 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.


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 - Irvine Auditorium - Café 58 G (12:00-12:30) 03/19/2020 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 8 – November 26, 2019), or submit personal results to AREUFIT on or after September 1, 2019, Human Resources is offering a select number of screening dates in 2020. 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, 2019. Participants will only receive credit for one biometric screening during this year’s Be in the Know campaign, which runs September 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.


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 - Irvine Auditorium - Café 58 H (12:30-1:00) 03/19/2020 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 8 – November 26, 2019), or submit personal results to AREUFIT on or after September 1, 2019, Human Resources is offering a select number of screening dates in 2020. 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, 2019. Participants will only receive credit for one biometric screening during this year’s Be in the Know campaign, which runs September 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.


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 - Irvine Auditorium - Café 58l D (10:30-11:00 03/19/2020 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 8 – November 26, 2019), or submit personal results to AREUFIT on or after September 1, 2019, Human Resources is offering a select number of screening dates in 2020. 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, 2019. Participants will only receive credit for one biometric screening during this year’s Be in the Know campaign, which runs September 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.


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.

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Webinar: Working through Stressful and Changing Times 03/19/2020 12:30-1:30pm Change is all around us, and without it we would be stagnant as individuals and organizations. We all respond differently to what we call “change,” so how can we make it work for us? This workshop examines what change means for employees and organizations, and how can they can get on the same page when discussing and understanding its attributes, benefits and pitfalls. For most people, adjusting their perception and viewpoint can help them adapt more successfully to changing roles and environments. Registration Open
Mindfulness 03/20/2020 12:30-1:30 pm This monthly workshop will offer participants an opportunity to practice awareness activities adapted from Jon Kabat-Zinn's Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. During the first part of our practice, we will begin with a guided meditation focusing on the breath. The second half of our session will focus our attention on a guided exploration of the body, bringing awareness to the different areas of the body, and allowing ourselves to experience how each part feels, without trying to change anything. No experience necessary. All warmly welcome. Registration Open
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
Spinning 03/24/2020 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 Full
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
Investing 201 Financial Wellness Workshop 03/26/2020 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 best for those who have attended our Investing 101 workshop, or have general investment knowledge. It will include in-depth information on investing, tax implications, performance measurement, managing risk, determining the right investments, and common investing terminology. Registration Open
March (INDOOR) Wellness Walk 03/27/2020 12-1 pm March is National Nutrition Month: Meet the Center for Public Health Initiatives Staff and walk 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 Mindful Meditation 03/31/2020 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 04/02/2020 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
Positive Momentum: 4-Week Mindfulness Course 04/06/2020 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
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
Guided Mindful Meditation 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. Registration Open
PREP: 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
Estate Planning Financial Wellness Workshop 04/09/2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm Everyone needs to have an estate plan. Join Albert Corrato, Jr., Certified Financial Planner Professional from Creative Financial Group, Mass Mutual, for this financial wellness workshop, sponsored by MetLife. In this workshop, you will learn about establishing and prioritizing goals, today's estate tax landscape and what it means for you, and how to avoid common mistakes people make with their estates. Registration Open
Gentle Yoga 04/09/2020 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
Mindfulness 04/14/2020 12:30-1:30 pm This monthly workshop will offer participants an opportunity to practice awareness activities adapted from Jon Kabat-Zinn's Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. During the first part of our practice, we will begin with a guided meditation focusing on the breath. The second half of our session will focus our attention on a guided exploration of the body, bringing awareness to the different areas of the body, and allowing ourselves to experience how each part feels, without trying to change anything. No experience necessary. All warmly welcome. Registration Open
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. 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
Gentle Yoga 04/16/2020 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
Introduction to Mindfulness Presentation 04/16/2020 12-1 pm This one-hour presentation will provide an introduction to the practice of mindfulness and how it can be utilized as a tool to manage stress in personal and professional settings. *Attendance at one of the one-hour presentation sessions is required for acceptance into the eight-week Mindfulness in the Workplace program which begins in May. Registration Open
April Wellness Walk 04/17/2020 12-1 pm PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS WALK WILL TAKE PLACE INSIDE THE PALESTRA IF THERE IS INCLEMENT WEATHER. Take a wellness break and meet staff from Campus Health and Human Resources at 12:00 pm, inside The Palestra, for an invigorating two-mile walk. Bring a colleague, your water bottle, and don’t forget your sneakers! Registration Open
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
Spinning 04/21/2020 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 Full
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
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
Take Our Children to Work Day 04/23/2020 8:30-5 pm None 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
Guided Mindful Meditation 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. Registration Open
Models of Excellence Awards Ceremony 04/28/2020 4-7:30 pm The Models of Excellence Award program celebrates the extraordinary achievements of full- and part-time staff across the University's schools and centers. The celebration will take place on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, at 4 pm in Irvine Auditorium. Please register to attend at www.hr.upenn.edu/attendmodels. Registration Closed
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
Admissions Brown Bag: Making the Most of the Campus Visit 04/29/2020 12-1pm 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 making the most of campus visits. Registration Open
Gentle Yoga 04/30/2020 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
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
Mindfulness in the Workplace: 8-week cohort 05/05/2020 2-4 pm This eight-week program offers an introduction to mindfulness-based stress management. This structured and foundational process supports participants to learn mindfulness-based tools and apply 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 retreat on the weekend before week seven of the course. All class materials are provided, including weekly practice assignments and guided audio meditation practices. You will be eligible for 60 Bonus Action points for the Be in the Know Campaign if you complete all eight sessions. Registration Closed
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
Gentle Yoga 05/07/2020 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
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 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 from policies including short-term disability (STD), parental leave, and related sick leave policies. Registration Open
Caring for Loved Ones with Dementia 06/09/2020 12:30-1:30pm None 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.
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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