Time Management - Vancouver (March 7, 2018)

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*Registrations for this workshop are handled by Postdoctoral Fellows Office at the University of British Columbia.

Time Management – Vancouver, BC

When: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm (Registration starts at 8:45am)
Where: UBC Robson Square / 800 Robson Street / C400

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This energetic, intensive one-day workshop will sharpen your professional time management skills and optimize your working week. Building on the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) best practices, methodologies, and productivity tactics, the workshop provides tools and techniques that can be applied to a partner industry project or employment-based role. Whether you’re handling dynamic timelines alone or within a team, you’ll be able to reach your project targets with the knowledge gained in this workshop.

Workshop Objective:

We will review and apply relevant time management processes within a project management context. We will also cover successful productivity optimization and performance improvement tactics. We will focus on professional scenarios from individual and team perspectives.

The tactics shared in this workshop can improve your ability to focus, follow through, take effective action, manage your energy, schedule with increased accuracy and agility, and help ensure a more successful outcome.

Learning Outcomes:

You will learn to:

·         Optimize your professional days and weeks

·         Effectively define targets and goals so that they are clear and sustainable

·         Accurately estimate activity duration

·         Improve focus and better manage interruptions

·         Reduce corrective communication 

·         Better defend project schedules without sacrificing relationship quotient

·         Improve and leverage personal energy for sustainable follow-through on activities

Key Topic Areas:

Defining time management:

·         PMI definitions and process review

·         Identifying key symptoms of poor time management

·         Key differences between individual and team-based approaches

Defining Goals with clarity to uncover potential costly assumptions

Action Logic: Breaking Down Work effectively to better organize action

Designing Activities for effective follow-through

·         Estimating Duration more accurately

·         Visual Plotting techniques and tools

Dynamic Iterative Planning

Activity Optimization: Top Tactics for personal & professional success

·         5 Keys to action follow-through

  • Improving Focus Management -  Tactics
  • Reducing Corrective Communication Time (Written & Meetings)
  • Reducing Overallocation & Scope creep: Assess Before Yes

21 Day Challenge:

  • Review & Rank 3 key tactics to apply over the next 21 days

This session is being offered in collaboration with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at the University of British Columbia (UBC).  Within the Faculty both the Graduate Pathways to Success (GPS)  and Postdoctoral Fellows Office (PDFO)  programs host  a palette of non-credit workshops, seminars and other activities designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.


Class Date: 
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
UBC Robson Square
800 Robson Street
Vancouver, BC