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Stress, Your Brain, & Productivity

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Presented by: Porter Knight, Productivity Vermont

Friday May 2, 2014 from 9:00 -11:00 a.m. Location: Library 201

Workshop Overview

When you’re overwhelmed and feeling stress, it’s hard to stay focused and productive. This workshop will show you how to think and organize yourself out of chaos. Understanding neuroscience and the physiological responses of your brain will allow you to boost awareness and hone decision-making, increasing productivity. Click here to register

 

The 50 Point Energy Plan (a way to manage your hectic life)

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Presented by: Sara Daly, Physical Therapist and Spa Owner

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 from 9:00 -11:30 a.m. Location: Axinn 220

Workshop Overview

Are you overwhelmed?  Do you feel stressed out? Life feeling out of balance? Stop drinking the “stress cocktail” of being overwhelmed and imbalanced – learn about The 50 Point Energy Plan, the antidote to our hectic lives. The 50 Point Energy Plan is a tool to budget, track, and manage personal energy to decrease the stress that is making us sick.

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Stress, Your Brain, & Productivity

Categories: Midd Blogosphere

Presented by: Porter Knight, Productivity Vermont

Friday May 2, 2014 from 9:00 -11:00 a.m. Location: Library 201

Workshop Overview

When you’re overwhelmed and feeling stress, it’s hard to stay focused and productive. This workshop will show you how to think and organize yourself out of chaos. Understanding neuroscience and the physiological responses of your brain will allow you to boost awareness and hone decision-making, increasing productivity. Click here to register

 

Mindfulness, Stress Relief and The Art of Being Enough

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Do you ever feel like the pressure and high stakes of college are weighing you down? The Counseling Center presents an 8-week interactive workshop that will give you tools and strategies designed to help ease your stress, quiet your inner critic, and enhance your personal wellbeing and academic success. Lessons, discussion and practical exercises will cover a range of topics, including: Introduction to Mindfulness; The Pressure of Perfectionism; Letting Go of “Should”; The Pros and Cons of Worry; Shifting From Anxiety to Excitement.

Thursdays, 1:00 – 2:30 pm, February 27 – April 24; Forest Hall, East Lounge

For More Information or To Register: mnash@middlebury.edu  or 443-5143

 

Sub Sandwich? Noooo Subpage (Drupal Classes and Work Sessions)

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Needing to learn how to edit your Department’s webpage? Want to know how to add sub pages, pictures and sidebars?  Checkout go/lisworkshops for upcoming Drupal Intro classes and Work Sessions.  From basic content to sidebars, the intro class will give you what you need to get started.  Join us for a Drupal intro class and, for you more advanced users, bring your challenges to a work session and we’ll help you work through them.

Winter Term Workshops: 2014

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Here’s your chance to broaden your horizons and/or develop a new interest! This January is your big opportunity to participate in Winter Term Workshops offered by Student Activities. Be sure to take advantage of this year’s series of non‐credit workshops ‐ open to the entire College community ‐ and make the most of Winter Term.  For more information about what workshops are being offered, go to go/wtw and click on the Winter Term Workshop Catalog.  Registration begins December 1, 2013 at midnight.

Workshop Offering: Organize Yourself & Work Better with Others

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Presented by: Porter Knight, Productivity Vermont

Monday October 28, 2013,  9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Location: Middlebury campus, space to be determined

Register

Workshop Overview

The hours in a day are finite yet the demands on your time seem limitless.  How can you effectively get your work done when you’re pulled in so many different directions?  This workshop will put you back in charge of your day so you can focus on what’s important.  You’ll learn:

  • The one tool you need to make every day sane
  • Six steps to managing flow of paper and data
  • The real problem with email and how to conquer it
  • Five strategies to counteract the myths of time management
  • Three components of a “balanced” schedule

Once you’ve mastered your own productivity, how can you best interact with others?  Getting results is what matters.  But productive communications is more than getting people to do what you want – it’s a two-way street that requires thought and skill. We’ll teach you strategies to:

  • Manage expectations with two magic words
  • Hear and be heard every time
  • Cope with interruptions
  • Say “No” effectively
  • Minimize conflict and maintain your cool

 Join us for this lively and interactive program.  We’ll include time for discussion so that you can plan how best to apply these ideas.  You’ll leave with tools you can put in place immediately for a more effective and peaceful work day.

*Though there is some new material, this workshop includes most of the core components that Porter Knight has presented in past years and in other formats, including:  GEARS of Organizing, RRRIPP through paper, RRRIDD yourself of email, TrueTime Planning.

*What’s in this session that is also in the Stress, Neuroscience & Productivity session: small reference to brain function, point of the decision, balanced scheduling, and dealing with conflict.

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Questions? Contact Sheila Cameron scameron@middlebury.edu or x5190