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RISE workshop: The Productive Researcher – Fast Track Impact

26th November 2020 @ 09:30 - 16:30

Interested to find out how you can become significantly more productive as a researcher in a fraction of your current working day?

We kindly invite you to attend the RISE workshop: The Productive Researcher

Rather than learning (yet more) time management techniques, in this course you will learn new ways of thinking that will reframe your relationship with work!

The workshop is based on Prof Reed’s book, The Productive Researcher, in which he draws on interviews with some of the world’s highest performing researchers, the literature and his own experience to identify a small number of important insights that can transform how researchers work.

Date: 26th November 2020
Time: 09.30-16.30 (with breaks from 11.00-11.30, 13.00-14.00 and 15.00-15.30)
Maximum Number of participants: no limit
Costs: Free of Charge

To register for the workshop, please click here >>

The workshop is open to everybody working at the Faculty of Science, Leiden. So, please feel free to forward this message to anybody you feel that might be interested.


The Trainer
Mark Reed is Professor of Socio-Technical Innovation at Newcastle University and Visiting Professor at Birmingham City University and the University of Leeds.

Prof Reed works 37 hours a week and never works weekends, and yet over the last two years he published three books, 23 peer-reviewed papers in international journals and won 7 new grants bringing in almost £2M to his institution as part of projects worth over £30M in total. He did this while pursuing international impacts from his research and running spin-out company, Fast Track Impact, through which he personally trained >5000 researchers during this period.


How does it work?

The workshop works by shifting you from focusing on tasks to focusing on priorities, linked to your values and identity. By working regularly on your most important priorities, even if only for a small proportion of the working day, you can become increasingly motivated to make time for these priorities, creating a powerful positive feedback loop. Rather than encouraging you to extract ever more productivity from your working life, the emphasis is on using your new-found productivity to get better work-life balance, and by resting well, working even more effectively.

In 4 sessions you will learn to be more productive, more satisfied with what you produce, and enable you to be happy working less, and being more.

Session 1: Work less to achieve more
Session 2: Taking achievable action towards SMART goals
Session 4: Time savers
Session 5: Next steps




26th November 2020
09:30 - 16:30