Time Management

Date & Time

Tuesday, 02 February 2016
09:00 to 17:00


Thea Koerner House, 6371 Crescent Road, Point Grey Campus

Offered by

Graduate Pathways to Success, Postdoctoral Fellows Office and Mitacs Step

Registration Closed / Past Event


* 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.

This workshop gives you real tools to measurably improve your productivity, performance and reduce stress within and outside the workplace.

Learn how to get your projects and activities done on time, what makes a successful action plan or to do list, and how to implement your plans effectively. Manage time thieves such as procrastination, distractions, interruptions and over-commitment. Discover effective time management tactics that work for our modern world.

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


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 Information

Registration opens on Monday, January 25 at 9:00am.

NO SHOW FEE: This is one of our most popular workshops and we must run a full session of 24 students. No shows are costly for our program and, most importantly, leave students on the waiting list. Students who register and do not attend will be charged a $25 no show fee. To avoid this fee, please cancel at least 48h in advance by e-mailing graduate.pathways@ubc.ca. This will allow us to add someone from the waiting list and run a full session. If we are able to fill your spot from the waiting list, you will not be charged.

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from all BC post-secondary institutions are eligible to register. If you are non-UBC student and would like to register, please send an email to: graduate.pathways@ubc.ca. For UBC students, the workshop registration form will appear at the bottom of the event page on community.grad.ubc.ca. If you do not receive a registration confirmation or waitlist e-mail from lina.yu@ubc.ca or graduate.pathways@ubc.ca within 2 working days of registering we recommend e-mailing us to follow up as this indicates we have not received your registration submission.

For postdoctoral fellows, please register via the Postdoctoral Fellows Office.


If you have a disability or medical condition that may affect your full participation in the event, please email graduate.pathways@ubc.ca, 604-827-4578, well in advance of the event.