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Getting Things Done: Time Management and Productivity for Scientists (303)
26 January and 16 February 2023
|Lang||Workshop language is English|
Dr Djahane Banoo Salehabadi
The researcher's work environment demands a high level of self-direction, agility, and creativity. PhD students have to manage long and complex projects without the many externally set structures, benchmarks, accountability prompts, and clearly defined working hours common in other workplaces.
In this workshop, participants will learn to cultivate laser-like focus, gain more control over their day and increase their productivity. This workshop blends practical insights and tools with a powerful reflection on individual habits, beliefs, and processes.
Participants will learn how to distinguish between value-adding work and support activities through a systematic analysis of their workflow. Through this process, they will also uncover and uproot hidden distractions (beyond the obvious, such as social media), non-value-adding habits, and limiting beliefs that are deeply ingrained in their daily routine. Participants will understand their unique work process and individual strengths and challenges. A second series of exercises enable participants to apply personal prioritization strategies, articulate SMART goals, break large tasks into manageable steps, and, most importantly, learn to effectively manage their time, energy, and attention within their unique context.
• Define their goals in terms of well-being and productivity • Be able to identify and manage their unique personal and situational obstacles to productivity and well-being
The workshop consists of two sessions with a month between them. Participants are required to do about 1-2 hours of 'fieldwork' between sessions.
In this session, participants will define their goals in terms of productivity and well-being. Next, we explore what is getting in their way, including limiting beliefs regarding well-being and productivity. Participants are then introduced to a menu of strategies and best practices that they can apply in individualized combinations to suit their specific needs. At the end of the first session, participants will have a concrete plan that they will pilot between the two sessions.
In this session, participants start by analyzing their pilot plan and reflecting on what worked and what didn't. They will systematically analyze this 'data' through a structured peer-reflection exercise. Based on their analysis, they will create a new plan. The instructor will give tailor-made inputs and offer additional strategies and resources based on the "hot spots" identified such as procrastination, loss of motivation, overwhelm etc. Finally, participants will be introduced to the concept of energy management and how they can apply this idea to their day-to-day lives as a mean to increase their productivity and mental focus.
Date: Thursdays 26th January and 16th February 2023
Schedule: 9 am to 1 pm
Place: Online !
As both an academic and a professional coach, Dr. Djahane Banoo Salehabadi has a profound grasp of the many dimensions that make up the academic experience. She has developed her coaching style and workshops based on years of experience working at universities and coaching students, postdocs, researchers, and professors. In addition to her work as an academic coach and trainer, she is the Managing Director of the Graduate School for Environment, Society and Global Change at the University of Freiburg, Germany, where she supports over 200 Ph.D. students and postdocs on their academic journey.
She received her B.A. from Dartmouth College, Magna Cum Laude, and Phi Beta Kappa and received her M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University in Development Sociology and Science and Technology Studies.