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Nov. 02, 2012
CONTACT: K. E. Schwab

PASSHE offers employee-training

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education is again promoting its ongoing PASSHE Academy Training Programs for faculty and staff. The Academy offers programs ranging from "Arthritis Management and Prevention" to "How to Become a Whole Brain Thinker."

The pre-recorded training programs, available online, are scheduled through spring semester. Most originate fromWest Chester University.

Among the upcoming programs are sessions titled "Forgiveness Therapy and Hypnosis" presented by Ed Mackey at WCU. The session will show how the mind and body can benefit from forgiveness therapy and hypnosis and what participants can do in the comfort of their own home that improves mind and body interaction.

Cathy Toner, also from WCU, will offer five steps to delivering constructive feedback in "How to Build and Lead High Performance Teams" and "Succeeding in an Uncertain Economy: Improve Your Operations."

Becky Ross, WCU's director of the Twardowski Development Center, will teach listeners about three resume format choices and offer guidelines behind writing a well-polished resume. The program includes the chance to view a variety of prepared resumes.

Samples of other sessions include, "Adult CPR Certification," "Eat Well for Life," a series of "LGBTQ 101" sessions and "Strengthening Your Leadership Backbone." Sessions on "Microsoft Access, Basic Report Building," "How to Become a Dynamic Networker," "Optimal Business Writing Skills," "How to Raise a Healthier Family" and a host of others are planned.

The PASSHE Academy was designed to offer personal and professional development and wellness programs to employees. The program is open to all PASSHE employees, but some programs have prerequisites or restrictions. A number of health-related programs are also open to the employee's spouse or partner.

The teleseminars and webinars may be viewed in the office or at home and most are available on a 24/7 basis. Some require supervisor approval.

Registration can be completed online, with the participants receiving email notification once the process is complete. Most programs are free.

For a complete list of offered programs and other details, visit:

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