Date & Time
*This session is being offered in collaboration with MITACS Training (formerly Mitacs Step). Mitacs Training provides professional development training to advanced degree graduates, supplementing their education and research experience with the tools necessary to succeed in today’s workforce.
If you find yourself frequently running out of time on a project or impending deadlines are making you anxious, this workshop is for you. You’ll learn how to make the most of every minute, avoid procrastination and other “time thieves,” and create achievable plans and schedules, based on project management best practices.
To deepen participants’ understanding of the time management techniques and knowledge that they need to set clear goals, break down work tasks, and estimate task duration.
You will learn to:
- Accurately organize & estimate your workload
- Boost performance and productivity
- Drive the results that matter to you
- Take effective action to help follow-through
Key Topic Areas
Define & Clarify What Matters
- Create daily routines that fuel your energy and action
- Learn some Project Management best practices to help you accurately plan
- Create effective Action Lists that drive results
- Apply tactics to help prioritize and defend action
- Define and decide what is important and urgent for you
Implement Effective & Sustainable Action
- Establish a weekly routine that quickly corrects and adapts your plans
- Self-correct behaviours around time thieves such as procrastination & distraction
- Self-Negotiate the first 15 minutes of important-but-not-urgent action
- Introduce controls to minimize interruptions, distraction, and procrastination
- Learn how to Assess before saying “Yes” to a new commitment
- Learn effective tactics that help negotiate your time with colleagues or managers
Boost Performance & Productivity
- Effective “Counterbalancing” : Learning how to task-switch for performance improvement
- Learn how to effectively drive sustainable action over the long term
- Introduce ways to switch tasks so that you recharge energy and enhance daily performance
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 opens on Monday, November 20 at 9:00am.
NO SHOW FEE: 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 email@example.com . 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. Priority will be given to currently registered UBC graduate students. If you are a non-UBC student or a postdoctoral fellow and would like to register, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org after the registration open date/time stated above. If you do not receive a registration confirmation or waitlist e-mail from email@example.com within two working days of registering, we recommend e-mailing us to follow up as this indicates we have not received your registration submission.