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LEAD - Time Management and Work/Life Balance

October 2016

Module Objectives:

After participating in this module, participants will be able to:

1. Describe why time management and work/life balance are important
2. Examine baseline effectiveness at time management by identifying where time is currently spent
3. Identify and reflect on barriers to effective time management and identify methods by which time management skills may be improved
4. Develop and execute a project management plan
5. Establish priorities and boundaries in both professional and personal life


Module Presenter/Faculty:  

   Jonathan D. Ference, PharmD, BCPS

Associate Professor and Director of Pharmacy Care Labs, Wilkes University – Nestbit School of Pharmacy. 
Learn more about Jon at http://www.papharmacists.co/?page=LEADpresenters
Jon may be contacted at jonathan.ference@wilkes.edu


Recorded Webinar: 


Suggested Readings

1. Hammer DP. Time management/organizational skills. In: Desselle SP, Zgarrick DP, eds. Pharmacy management: Essentials for all practice settings. 2nd edition. New York: McGraw Hill; 2009. p. 211-231.

2. Covey, Stephen R. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Restoring the Character Ethic. New York: Free Press, 2004.

3. Drucker, Peter F. The Effective Executive. New York: Harper & Row, 1967.

4. Morgenstern, Julie. Time Management from the Inside Out, Second Edition: The Foolproof System for Taking Control of Your Schedule- and Your Life. New York: Holt, 2004

5. Paul, Marilyn. It’s hard to make a difference when you can’t find your keys: the seven step path to becoming truly organized. New York: Penguin Compass, 2004

6. White, SJ. Working efficiently. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2007;64(15):1587-91.


Additional Interactions:

Your faculty member suggests that you consider reaching out to at least one of the following individuals who have agreed to serve as additional contacts on this subject matter, to help both in your comprehension of this subject matter and build up your pharmacy network.


In addition to emailing and connecting with your presenter, here are two additional individuals to contact on this topic:


1.  Dan Longyhore,Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice, Wilkes University.  His email is daniel.longyhore@wilkes.edu

2.  Stephanie Smith Cooney, Pharmacy Owner, Gatti Pharmacy and on the PPA Board of Directors as well as the Foundation Board of Directors.  Her email is smithcooney@gmail.com


Reflections and Experiences:

Your Program Leaders will explain in more detail how to implement each of the following:


1. Perform a personal time analysis and respond to reflective questions on the LEAD module website.

2. Establish your personal mission statement and SMART goals for yourself.

3. Organize and prioritize your tasks, using a system of your choosing

4. After two months of using your time management system, complete the guided reflections on the LEAD module website. 

Conference Call

A recap of the discussion call at the end of the month:  https://fccdl.in/RvFC0idXU



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