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Time to Think: The Importance of Focus (and how to find it in our busy interconnected lives) -  (PCI Webinar)

Time to Think: The Importance of Focus (and how to find it in our busy interconnected lives) - (PCI Webinar) Online

The Massachusetts Library System is pleased to announce that we have contracted with PCI Webinars to provide our members with access to their live webinars.  These webinars are free to MLS members who register through our calendar.  Because we are working with an outside vendor, it is important that you cancel your registration in the event that you are unable to attend the live webinar.  A recording of the webinar will be available on the PCI Webinars Niche Academy website about a week after the live webinar.  If you have any issues registering or signing into the PCI Webinars Niche Academy website, please let us know.  Please do not contact PCI Webinars or Niche Academy directly about their live webinars or webinar recordings.     

“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 afficionado 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

Brenda Hough ~ Biography

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.


Wednesday, August 31, 2022
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
This is an online event.
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