Time to Think: The Importance of Focus (and How To Find It In Our Busy Interconnected Lives)
Wednesday, August 31 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
(A recording will be available under the CALL Academy People Connect Institute category one week after delivery)
“I just need to focus, and I will get this done!” We set out with the best of intentions, but it is a distracted world in which we live. Whether it’s the dings and alerts from our phone and email or co-workers and customers needing our attention, making time for focused work can be a challenge.
Join time management aficionado Brenda Hough for 60 minutes that will be an investment in your future work life. She will describe some of the key elements that keep us from being able to focus and will share techniques that you can use to improve your ability to avoid distractions and interruptions. In addition to ideas for individuals to implement, suggestions for making our workplaces more “focus friendly” will be covered, too.
Attendees will learn how to:
- Identify common challenges that hinder your ability to focus
- Create a work environment that helps your attention span
- Communicate with others about expectations and needs related to focus
Presented by :: Brenda Hough
Brenda Hough is a librarian, writer, and learning professional with 25 years of professional experience working in and supporting libraries by providing training and consulting services. She is the author of Crash Course in Time Management for Library Staff and the co-editor of WebJunction’s Competency Index for the Library Field. She is an adjunct instructor for Emporia State University (KS). She has worked on projects for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, WebJunction, the Public Library Association, Infopeople, California Libraries Learn (CALL), the State Library of Arizona, the State Library of Oregon, the Northeast Kansas Library System, and more. She is the owner of EluciDare Learning.
CALL SPONSORED: This webinar is sponsored by CALL for California library staff. Register to attend live or visit the CALL Academy one week after delivery for a recording.