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"Sustainability and the Productive Life: A New Approach to Time Management" Workshop

April 5, 2019 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

Dr. Daniel Wong: "Sustainability and the Productive Life: A New Approach to Time Management," (flyer)

Hosted by the NSF-CREST Center for Cellular and Biomolecular Machines (CCBM) at the University of California, Merced

Co-sponsored by the Merced nAnomaterials Center for Energy and Sensing (MACES), UC Merced Venture Lab and Graduate Division 

Contact: Carrie Kouadio, CCBM Executive Director, (o) 209-228-3608, (c) 217-898-3522, (e)

Friday, April 5, 2019
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
SE 1, 160

Do you find yourself lacking motivation? Are you “burned out” by the pace and volume of your workload? “Sustainable Productivity” is a philosophy for transforming the way you think about time management and motivation. By adopting a process-driven mindset that prioritizes “Deep Work,” you can more reliably generate meaningful results while increasing the quality and quantity of your work output. We will examine the rationale behind this approach as well as discuss ways of implementing this practice on a regular basis.

Daniel Wong currently serves as Director of Mentoring and Bridge Programs in the Graduate College Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at the University of Illinois. The DEI Office strives to broaden participation in graduate education by recruiting and supporting students from historically underrepresented populations at Illinois. In his current role, he and his staff oversee a portfolio that includes two summer-long research programs for underrepresented graduate and undergraduate students, respectively, and a suite of academic-year mentor-training workshops and mentoring programs including the Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP), now entering its fourth year. He is an in-demand speaker and is regularly asked to present to both on-campus and off-campus clients on the topics of “equity and inclusion,” “sustainable productivity,” and leadership. He received his bachelor's degrees in Biochemistry and English from the University of Kansas and his PhD in English Literature from the University of Illinois.

You are welcome to bring your lunch. Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided. Space is limited.