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Time Management for Busy Professionals. Dr. Lynn Larsen, Ph.D. Associate Dean and Faculty, School of Education, Brandman University, Part of the Chapman University System. Presentation Goals. Help you identify organizational needs Share strategies for organizing work tasks To-do lists

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Time management for busy professionals

Time Management forBusy Professionals

Dr. Lynn Larsen, Ph.D.

Associate Dean and Faculty,

School of Education,

Brandman University,

Part of the Chapman University System


Presentation goals

Presentation Goals

  • Help you identify organizational needs

  • Share strategies for organizing work tasks

    • To-do lists

    • Folders

    • E-mail

  • Share strategies for

    managing your work time


The many hats i wear

The many hats I wear

  • Mom/wife

  • 9th grade twins: gymnastics, guitar, golf, school activities

  • Coach, Program coordinator

    for Odyssey of the Mind

  • Associate Dean

  • Full-time education faculty

  • Performing Arts program coordinator and director

  • Church volunteer


Time management for busy professionals

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Time management for busy professionals

Coach, Coordinator


Time management for busy professionals

Associate Dean overseeing Special Education, School Counseling/ Psychology, and Education Master’s degrees at all of the California campuses for Brandman University


Time management organization

Time Management/Organization

  • Share: What aspects of time management and work organization are the most difficult for you?


Time management

Time Management

  • The difference between “clock” time and “real” time (http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/219553)

  • Clock time

    • 60 seconds in a minute, etc.

    • Cannot manipulate it

  • Real time

    • all time is relative

    • can fly or drag depending on what you’re doing or what deadline you have looming

    • You can manipulate it!


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Time Management

  • Biggest factor in time management is organization

  • If you know what you have to do and when it has to be completed, then you can manage your “real” time

We know some mess = creativity, but….


Getting your day started

Getting your day started

  • Always start your day by reviewing what has to be accomplished

    • Tasks

    • Meetings

    • Appointments

    • Work on longer-term projects

  • Map out your day either

    mentally or in written form

  • To-do lists can be a big help!


To do lists

To-Do Lists

  • Your to-do list

    • Customize for your job responsibilities

    • Color-code for urgency

    • Organize by day, week, project

    • Prioritize each section

  • Google “to do list template”

    • Free templates for Word, Excel

  • Always check things off or

    move them to a completed

    list so you can see what

    you have accomplished!


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To-Do Lists

  • Great article about managing to-do lists, includes a free template:

    • http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newHTE_05.htm

  • Web-based to-do lists:

    • www.todoist.com/

    • http://www.toodledo.com/

  • Outlook Mail has a To-Do bar

  • Printable to-do lists

    • http://www.printabletodolist.com/

  • Of course there are apps!

    • To Do Apps


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    To-Do Lists

    • Quick brainstorm:

      • How would you organize your to-do list?

      • What would go on your to-do list right now?

      • How would you prioritize your to-do list?


    Email

    Email

    • Use your email’s features to help you stay organized and manage your time

      • Calendar – color coding

      • Task/appointment reminders

      • Appointment scheduling assistant

    • Do a screen capture/save or print your calendars regularly so you have a record of what you have accomplished


    Email1

    Email

    • Calendar – color coding


    Email2

    Email

    • Calendar – task reminders

    • Calendar – color coding


    Email3

    Email

    • Calendar – Scheduling Assistant


    Email4

    Email

    • Organize your email – use folders!

      • Create the number of folders you can manage

      • Use them!

      • Don’t forget to sort your “sent” mail

    • Don’t let your inbox get too full


    Back up important files

    Back up important files

    • Do this regularly!!

      • Flash Drive(s)

      • www.dropbox.com

      • http://www.mypcbackup.com/

      • http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-best-sites-10gb-free-online-storage/


    Summary

    Summary

    • Create a to-do system that works for you

      • Use it!

    • Organize your email and appointments

    • Use organizational tools to manage your time

    • Back up important files

    Remember!!


    Time management for busy professionals

    Thank You !

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