How do we identify those tasks that are most important? How do we remain motivated to seek greater heights in work and life? Where do we begin when swamped by a mountain of tasks and obligations? This workshop presents the concept of “Deep Work” as a strategy for addressing these questions and more. Rather than focusing on increasing our productivity and output as such, an emphasis on Deep Work can help to concentrate our efforts on those activities that have the greatest impact, allowing us to effectively leverage our time and attention. Through an interactive workshop and discussion, we will explore why Deep Work is an effective concept and begin implementing it in our daily work and lives.
Daniel Wong serves as the inaugural Director of Graduate Student Recruitment and Retention in the Graduate College at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He and his staff oversee a suite of programs designed to attract and support students, particularly those from populations underrepresented in graduate study at Illinois. He also an in-demand speaker and is regularly asked to facilitate workshops both on campus and nationally on topics including “student-centered mentoring,” “addressing equity and inclusion,” “sustainable productivity” and “conflict resolution.” He received 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.
All are invited to attend. Registration encouraged.