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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 back Activity 2: Time management brainstorm Upcoming assignments; Mini-Reflections
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 or Any questions or comments? Barb?
Broader Impacts Science Communication Outreach Diversity Mentoring How balance all this? How balance research alone? Other interests?
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
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
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
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
Flower diagram example (printed out on tables)
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
Part 2: Favorite Interests Can be professional, personal, or both … e.g.: Gardening Languages History Study & sports related to ocean Crafts Travel
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)
Part 4: Favorite People Environment Which types of people do you enjoy most? (pick 3) investigative artistic realistic social enterprising conventional
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
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?
Part 7: Geography Close to vs. far from family New vs. familiar place Climate Ideal location for partner? Big city vs. small town
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
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
Activity 2: Time Management Brainstorm
Brainstorm: things you need/want to do
The 4Ds DO: Tasks (20%) that support your most valuable work– eg high priority s – 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
How do you decide what to “do”?
Other tips & ideas?
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?
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
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 *