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Take Charge of Your Time!

June 7, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm EDT

In this workshop we will examine and apply time-management best practices to our work in nonprofit agencies, where competing priorities and the need to constantly “fight unexpected fires” have become the norm. In these kinds of work environments, building the strategies and awareness that can help you prioritize your work and get the most important things done well, is more important than ever. These strategies and awareness will help you finish your work day with a sense of completion, giving yourself permission to turn off your work brain and focus fully on your personal life.

In this workshop, we will:

  • Identify the factors that interfere with your ability to accomplish what you’d like at work
  • Discuss specific strategies and tools that can help you plan your work and organize your time for maximum effectiveness
  • Discuss best practices related to email – that important, but time-sucking tool most of us spend way too much time on
  • Develop your ideal weekly accomplishment schedule


Melissa Shillingford is the Founder and Chief Project Management Consultant of Make Ideas Work, where she delivers trainings on Project Management and on Asset Based Community Development to social change agents. Melissa is a Board Member for Evaluate for Change, a non-profit that teaches leaders from nonprofits to use data and evaluation in their practice. Melissa is also the Training and Logistics Coordinator at JustLeadershipUSA (JLUSA) where she organizes leadership development trainings across the country for formerly incarcerated leaders and advocates through the Leading with Conviction and the Emerging Leaders programs. Prior to joining JLUSA, Melissa was the Director of Fellowships at the Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. There, she was responsible for developing and managing several fellowship programs for students passionate about youth justice, advocacy, and philanthropy. Before PRI, she served in AmeriCorps at the Center for Civic Engagement at Northwestern University where one of her main projects was to develop and manage music mentorship programs for incarcerated young men at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center. Melissa earned a Project Management Certificate from Baruch College, CUNY, a joint Master’s degree in Human and Community Development and Urban and Planning with concentrations in Community Studies and Outreach & Community Development for Social Justice from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and earned her B.S from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.


**Our registration system is not available, please email [email protected] to register for this workshop**

Under $200,000 (or individual/student)$110
$200,000 to $1 million (or consultant)$190
$1 million to $5 million$242
Over $5 million$263


June 7, 2019
9:30 am - 1:00 pm EDT
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