Time management tips from NEACRAO

September 20, 2016
  • AACRAO Connect
  • Professional Well-Being
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by Ari Kaufman, NEACRAO President 

NEACRAO (New England) recently had a terrific summer workshop at Fitchburg State University in Fitchburg, MA, led by Bonnie Joy Dewkett, "the Joyful Organizer."

The workshop focused on innovative ideas for time management and workspace organization. Dewkett spoke on the many opportunities to better manage one's time professionally and personally. Here are just two of the many tangible ideas Dewitt imparted:

1. Purchase a "Time Timer", portable timer that shows vividly in color how much time has elapsed in a meeting.

2. Use automated "out of office" email messages for shorter times away from email. Typically these messages are used for vacations or days off. But Dewkett also recommended using an automated reply if a person is occupied, even for just a portion of a day such as for a project or a long meeting. 

Visit neacrao.org and register for NEACRAO's Annual Conference and Reverse College Day which will be taking place from November 2 - 4 at the Radisson Downtown in Manchester, NH. Reverse College Day, which won AACRAO's Ockerman Award in 2008, is unique opportunity for college admissions representatives to engage with high school counselors all across New England in a college fair format.