Time Management

Date & Time

Tuesday, 2 February 2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Location

Thea's Lounge, Graduate Student Centre, 6371 Crescent Road, UBC, Point Grey campus

Organizer

Postdoctoral Fellows Office, Graduate Pathways to Success, and Mitacs Step

 

 

This session is being offered in collaboration with the MITACS Step program. Mitacs Step offers a holistic, inter-disciplinary approach to professional skills development. The workshops that are offered provide practical tools in business, communications, and project management through experiential learning from industry professionals in an interactive environment, arming graduate students for success within or beyond academia.

Workshop Objectives

To identify procrastination triggers and over scheduling tendencies as well as to learn innovative time management techniques that enhance productivity and reduce stress within and outside the workplace.

Learning Outcomes

You will learn to:

  • Identify and correct behaviors that lead to procrastination
  • Prioritize deadlines in the face of competing priorities, taking into account values, resources and skills
  • Employ available technologies and use them appropriately
  • Drive results

Key Topics:

1. Focus on Results

  • Time-management concepts in the face of present-day challenges
  • The power of SMART goals and progressive elaboration
  • The Project Management Institute’s foundational concepts
  • Prioritize your day

2. Corrective & Effective Action

  • Behaviours that lead to procrastination and how to correct them
  • Dealing with distractions
  • Saying “no”
  • The “Not-Do” list
  • When to use technology

3. Efficiency and Quality of Life

  • The pillars of energy
  • Aligning activities with personal values, resources and skills
  • Creating a personalized, sustainable time-management system
  • Time opportunities for a healthy and balanced lifestyle

Facilitator

Rose Hastreiter

Rose Hastreiter is a professional project manager, programme manager, pm advisor, entrepreneur, creative professional and international facilitator who helps organizations develop their plans through the development of their people, processes, and the relationships in-between. Dynamic + engaging, her live workshops are inspiring, insightful, practical, and committed to bridging practical information with real-world application and human understanding. Her facilitation style is entertaining yet intelligent & pragmatic, with great testimonials from many of over 10,000 participants to date, in various sectors and fields of expertise.

Registration

Registration for this workshop is required, and is now open. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from all BC post-secondary institutions will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Successfully registered postdocs will receive a confirmation email from the PDFO one week prior to the workshop. All cancellations must be received no later than 24 hours in advance of the workshop.

Graduate students, please register through the Graduate Pathways to Success Program.

Testimonials

'Engaging, productive, good content, and lots of good tools.'

'Rose delivered an excellent presentation of material that is applicable across every field.'

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