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OCN 750 Class #6: February 13 Work-Life (Im)Balance Housekeeping/Announcements Activity 1: Choosing career for lifestyle/values Break Activity 1: reports.

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1 OCN 750 Class #6: February 13 Work-Life (Im)Balance Housekeeping/Announcements Activity 1: Choosing career for lifestyle/values Break Activity 1: reports back Activity 2: Time management brainstorm Upcoming assignments; Mini-Reflections

2 Housekeeping & Announcements Assignments Due today: Reflection #1 on applying Theme I skills & concepts Revised grading scheme for class! 3 credits: 90% = A; formal project eval 2 credits: 80% = A; minimal project eval 1 credit: 70% = A ; no project eval required Manoa Experience, Feb 23, looking for volunteers!! Booth or activity – hour shifts OK Contact Johanna Wren (jwren@hawaii.edu) or Michelejwren@hawaii.edu Any questions or comments? Barb?

3 Broader Impacts Science Communication Outreach Diversity Mentoring How balance all this? How balance research alone? Other interests?

4 Work-Life (Im)Balance http://breadcrumz.blogspot.com/2010/09/work-relationships-or-health-choose-two.html

5 How choose a career in line with your lifestyle/values? 1. Evaluate your skills, affinities, personal goals 2. Research your career possibilities 3. Talk with people in the field Network (broadly) Informational interviewing (more specifically) 4. Earn & market your knowledge & experience (as described in Getting What You Came For (Robert L. Peters), What Color is Your Parachute (Richard N. Bolles), & others

6 From What Color is Your Parachute? (WCIYP) 1.Evaluate your skills, affinities, personal goals Everything about yourself on 1 piece of paper Use a graphic Prioritize this info

7 Seven parts of diagram 1. Favorite Values 2. Favorite Interests 3. Favorite Skills 4. Favorite People Environment 5. Favorite Working Conditions 6. Salary & Level of Responsibility 7. Geography

8 Activity 1: Define career + personal goals Start filling out your “flower diagram,” 1 petal at a time 7 stations for 7 petals, with more info on each one posted there Rotate through as many as you can: complete diagram = due next week Spend ~20-30 minutes … then we’ll take a break

9 Flower diagram example (printed out on tables)

10 Part 1: Favorite Values Help people in need Become master of a field Do work that brings more beauty to the world (art, etc) Raise a family Do something that everyone said couldn’t be done Pioneer some new technology Become good at working as part of a team

11 Part 2: Favorite Interests Can be professional, personal, or both … e.g.: Gardening Languages History Study & sports related to ocean Crafts Travel

12 Part 3: Favorite Skills 1. Physical Using instruments Making crafts (creativity) 2. Mental Researching Synthesizing Designing new ideas 3. Interpersonal Individuals, one-on-one Groups, organizations (WCIYP, pages 234 – 239)

13 Part 4: Favorite People Environment Which types of people do you enjoy most? (pick 3) investigative artistic realistic social enterprising conventional http://tlc-kdu.blogspot.com/2010/01/holland-code-party.html

14 Part 5: Favorite Working Conditions Supervision – a little or a lot? Opportunities for creativity Flexible vs fixed working hours Work outside vs indoors Work mostly alone vs with others

15 Part 6: Salary & Level of Responsibility Head vs. member of a team Supervise others? Size of workplace Salary Min/max Need to support travel, expensive hobbies, family?

16 Part 7: Geography Close to vs. far from family New vs. familiar place Climate Ideal location for partner? Big city vs. small town

17 Break

18 Seven parts of diagram: reports back 1. Favorite Values 2. Favorite Interests 3. Favorite Skills 4. Favorite People Environment 5. Favorite Working Conditions 6. Salary & Level of Responsibility 7. Geography

19 How choose career in line with lifestyle/values? Career choice pathway: 1. Evaluate your skills, affinities, personal goals 2. Research your career possibilities 3. Talk with people in the field Network (broadly) Informational interviewing (more specifically) 4. Earn & market your knowledge & experience

20 Activity 2: Time Management Brainstorm http://chrisandlouisa.com/category/work-life-balance/

21 Brainstorm: things you need/want to do

22 The 4Ds DO: Tasks (20%) that support your most valuable work– eg high priority emails – deal with ASAP to keep important projects moving DUMP: Doesn’t pertain to your priorities Doesn’t require follow-up Doesn’t support your goals DELEGATE: Requires attention or action Doesn’t end up on your “do” list Can be handled by someone else DELAY: Few things should fall into this category File, print, or store for another time http://www.medicinethatspeaks.org/433/evpma-newsletter-may-2011/

23 How do you decide what to “do”? http://www.free-time-management-tips.com/fulfillment-pyramid.html

24 http://zengirlinthecity.tumblr.com/post/21912544864/how-to-focus-in-the-age-of-distraction

25 Other tips & ideas?

26 Assignment due Feb 20 Work-Life Balance Reflection Two parts (1 page each): 1.Complete your “flower diagram” or similar version (can be hard copy or electronic, whichever is easiest). 2. In 1 polished page, please address these questions: For each of the 7 “flower diagram” petals, what are your top 1-2 priorities, in either your career or personal life? Include some of your reasoning in how you chose these priorities. Which of these work-life balance issues would you like the class career panel to address on 3/13?

27 Upcoming classes & assignments Feb 20: Barb, Michele, & some class members gone – at ASLO Deanna Pasternak (ITS, UH) on Cybersecurity Mid-course evaluation – bring your laptop (there will be a few laptops + iPads available, too) Chance to network with each other re: projects? Feb 27: Draft CV due to us before class – whatever you have now is OK!! Bring also your CV on laptop if possible, or hard copy

28 Day 6 Mini-Reflection In the next month: 1. What’s 1 thing that you’ll do for your health? 2. What’s 1 thing that you’ll do to support your relationships with other people? Please include your name, enough info so you remember the question, & today’s date (Feb 13) * We’ll hand these back in a few weeks as a gentle reminder *


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