Time Management; including When to Say “Yes” and How and When to Say “No”
Tuesday, November 12 · 9:00 – 10:00am
621 W. Lombard Street, SMC Campus Center, Room 351
This session addresses some of the most difficult scenarios facing new faculty: when to say “yes” to requests for service, teaching, collaborating, etc., and when – and how- to say “no” to requests, especially when these requests are made by senior faculty/your chairman. Early stage faculty face many demands on their time, and need to be strategic in identifying requests that are appropriate and which they can fulfill, as well as those which are beyond their field of expertise or may be too time consuming at an early stage in their career. This session provides criteria for identifying requests that may further a junior faculty member’s career – as well as those which may not be in the faculty member’s interest at an early stage of their career development. This session includes tips for declining requests professionally, and in a way that leaves the door open to opportunities subsequently. This session concludes with tips for managing your time strategically.
Margaret McCarthy, PhD, James and Carolyn Frenkil Dean’s Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology, UMSOM