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

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

Daniel Wong, director of Mentoring and Bridge Programs in the Graduate College Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of Illinois, presents "Sustainability and the Productive Life: A New Approach to Time Management," a guest lecture hosted by the NSF-CREST Center for Cellular and Biomolecular Machines (CCBM) at the UC Merced.

The event takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, in S&E1, Room 160. It is co-sponsored by UC Merced Venture Lab and the Graduate Division.

Contact: CCBM Executive Director Carrie Kouadio at (o) 209-228-3608, (c) 217-898-3522 or (e) ckouadio@ucmerced.edu.

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.

Wong is the director of Mentoring and Bridge Programs in the Graduate College Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at the University of Illinois. His 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 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 earned his bachelor's degrees in biochemistry and English from the University of Kansas and his Ph.D. 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.

Location

Science and Engineering Building 1, 160

Contact Information

CREST Center for Cellular and Biomolecular Machines (CCBM)