Time Management - Halifax (May 14, 2015)

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Time Management - Halifax, NS

When: Thursday, May 14, 2015

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (Registration opens at 8:45am)

Where: Dalhousie University - Mona Campbell Building

Room: Coburg Boardroom (room 3107)

Cost: This workshop, as with all Mitacs Step workshops, is free for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. However, the preauthorization of a valid credit card is required as part of the registration process.
A $50 penalty will be applied to all late cancellations (cancellations that are not made 5 days or more before the workshop date), no shows, or incomplete attendance. These penalties are only charged after the completion of a workshop and no charges are ever made to those who participate in full. For answers to some frequently asked questions, please visit our help page: http://step.mitacs.ca/faq

Workshop Objectives

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.  Learn what makes a successful action plan or to do list, and then 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.

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

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

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

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

If you have any questions please contact the Step team at step@mitacs.ca. Please also contact us if you have a serious allergy or dietary condition at least one week prior to the workshop and we will do our best to accommodate you.


Class Date: 
Thursday, May 14, 2015 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Dalhousie University - Mona Campbell Building, Coburg Boardroom
1459 Lemarchant St.
B3H 3P8 Halifax, NS