The Effective, Successful, Happy Academic: Key approaches, tools, and resources

The Effective, Successful, Happy Academic: Key approaches, tools, and resources
Monday, August 19, 2019 (1 p.m. - 4 p.m.)
Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA) L1-190

The demands on academic settings and those working in them continue to rise. Publishing, funding, engagement, and mentorship - social media, mass media, leadership, and teaching - the demands on academics increase, diversify, and evolve. Concurrently: jobs, resources, and institutional / research funding are becoming more scarce. More needs to be done better with less and by fewer academics.

In this interactive workshop, engage with and harness the best and latest thinking, research, and approaches to help support you and your workplace be effective in the new realities of the modern academic workplace. Consider how you can meet the diverse demands of the changing academic workplace and take your career, research, and teaching to the next level amidst this complex and demanding context. Develop and consolidate your knowledge, skills, and strategies to meet the challenge of becoming, being and staying effective, successful, and happy.

Alex Clark and Bailey Sousa, founders of The Effective, Successful, Happy Academic, share a passion for effectiveness, teamwork, and aspiration in work and workplaces. Drawing on their work on professional and work skills, they have led hundreds of interdisciplinary workshops worldwide on research, leadership, personal effectiveness, writing, and academic work - and have been featured in the Guardian, Times Higher, and numerous professional journals. Alex, a health services researcher by background, is Professor and Associate Vice President (Research) at the University of Alberta, and is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader / Young Scientist. Bailey is the Director of the Peter Lougheed Leadership College at the University of Alberta - a lifelong entrepreneur, she was recognized as Edmonton's Avenue Magazine's 'Top 40 Under 40' for her contribution in her work and to her city.