Principal Investigators Association

Time Management Toolkit for Scientists

Time Management for Scientists
All too often scientists are stretched wearily thin by competing demands in their academic and personal lives. Whether your struggle is overseeing a multi-million dollar grant, having a heavy teaching and/or advising load, or finding time to socialize outside of the office, frequently your academic and personal selves can appear to be at odds—if you allow them to be!
Make 2016 the year you achieve your professional and personal goals! With this Time Management Toolkit for Scientists, you gain an instant resource, packed with time management how-to advice and best practices you can implement right away.

Live or On-Demand Webinar Time Management for Researchers: Getting Your Time Organized and Keeping It That Way! (a $199 value)

We all have only 24 hours in a day and must make the most of each minute. Managing multiple priorities in the time available while keeping our balance regarding personal goals and commitments is a challenge every busy researcher faces.
During this 2-hour live Webinar, your expert presenter provides key concepts and practical suggestions and tips to make effective use of every minute of the day. Several time-management strategies, such as how to manage a meeting agenda or a time-wasting boss, will be described and illustrated.
Key Take-Aways:

  • How to develop and keep a flexible schedule
  • How to build meeting agendas, assign action items and follow through
  • How to delegate and to whom
  • Defining priorities and following through to keep your research moving
  • Recognizing productivity blocks
  • Learning how to set SMART objectives and then planning around them
  • How to identify and eliminate time wasters

Who Should Attend:

All who must schedule resources, personnel and assets, throughout the day or week. PIs, post-docs, and graduate students would benefit from learning how best to manage their time and multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.

Format: This 2-hr on-demand Webinar is
available in CD, MP4 or PDF Transcript.

Time Management ReportSpecial Guide: Making Every Minute Count: How PIs Can Fit 28 Hours Into a 24 Hour Day 
(a $99 value)

.You are pulled in all directions from finishing an experiment to writing test questions to mentoring a postdoc. How often do you find yourself running out of time? Weekly, daily, hourly? For most busy scientists, it seems there is never enough time in the day.
You must manage your lab, write grant applications and do research — all in the same day.
Take the first step and get this easy-to-read time management survival guide with over 45 pages of the valuable methods and expert tips to gaining control over your day. Conquer the time wasters that are slowing you down and make every minute count. 
Become a master of these skills and say goodbye to being stretched too thin:

  • Managing multiple priorities
  • Turn every 24 hour day into 28 hour day by getting more done
  • Identify and eliminate time wasters
  • Recognizing and overcoming productivity blocks
  • Defragment your day by overcoming the disorganization
  • Define priorities and follow through to keep research moving
  • Learn time saving “to do” list techniques
  • Tips on brainstorming for time saving ideas – how to get your team involved.

Format: This 45-pg report comes in digital (PDF) format.


On-Demand Webinar On-Demand
Webinar: Balancing
Your Academic and
Personal Lives:
How to Maintain
Equilibrium on the Road to Tenure
and/or Promotion

($149 value)
Granted, there are times when particular deadlines or activities require late nights/early mornings, or even work on the weekends. However, scientists need to identify boundaries between their academic and personal lives, setting standards for what is and is not acceptable, and then consistently enforce those ideals.
During this interactive Webinar Dr. Brawner identifies challenges PIs face on the road to tenure and/or promotion, and offers suggestions toward maintaining equilibrium in your academic and personal ventures.
5 Key Take-Aways:

  • Strategies to carve out “sacred time” for your own physical, mental, spiritual and emotional restoration
  • Ways to discern if, when and how to say “no” in a politically correct manner
  • Development of targeted plans to stay on top of tenure and promotion expectations, while seeing projects and “to do” list items through to timely completion
  • Identify the importance of not allowing your career to define who you are—it should complement, not define you
  • Learn how to strive for equilibrium in your academic and personal lives, with “self-temperature checks” when one indefinitely appears to be taking precedent over the other

Format: This 60-minute on-demand Webinar is available in CD, MP4 or PDF Transcript.

On-Demand Webinar On-Demand
Stress Management for Scientists: When Deep Breathing is Not Enough
($129 value)
Many busy scientists feel overwhelmed by the amount of work they need to get done every day.Between managing deadlines, mentoring a postdoc, and balancing the demands of work and home — how often are you finding yourself stressed out?
Take the first step into effective stress management today and learn from Dr. Duffy, stress management expert, as she reveals common themes which add to stress and ways to avoid them, and provides step-by-step guidance on how to organize, partition and manage your every day responsibilities so that you rid yourself of stress and reach a balanced life, with time for work, family, relaxation, and fun — plus the resilience to hold up under pressure and meet challenges head on.
5 Key Take-Aways:

  • Daily organization of tasks, a primer to follow for maximal efficiency
  • Ways to manage smart phone technology to your advantage
  • Ways to transition from the career/life balance you have to the career/life balance you want
  • How to manage guilt
  • How to identify the most helpful people to have in your life.

Format: This 60-minute on-demand Webinar is available in CD, MP4 or PDF Transcript.

Limited-Time Offer Until August 25th!

Get the entire toolkit—a $500+ value—in your preferred
format (CD, MP4 or PDF Transcript) for only $199 $99!

Please note the following for the On-Demand Webinars in this toolkit: CDs are mailed within 48 hours via US Mail, MP4 and PDF Transcripts are available for download immediately after purchase.

These educational products are brought to you as a training tool by the Principal Investigators Association, which is an independent organization. The information presented and its contents are not connected with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or the National Science Foundation (NSF), nor are they endorsed by these agencies. All views expressed are those personally held by the author and are not official government policies or opinions.


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