Empowering your time:

Practical Strategies to live more aligned with your values

Originally Aired on Thursday, March 30, 2023 12:00pm - 3:00pm

💻 Hybrid Event

This event was generously supported by the Department of Medicine. 

Within this recorded event, Dr. Christina Shenvi will guide us to discuss the need and strategies to intentionally manage and empower your time in your daily work and life.  There are thematic videos and resources for your reflection. 


Video list:

Video1: Empowering your time: Introduction 

Welcome to the first video of Empowering your time series, from which you would be able to explore efficient and practical strategies to create a value-based schedule for your work and life. Dr. Christina Shenvi walked us through a 4-step framework: decide-plan-do-reflect and you will learn how to determine your actions to get the results that you want. 

Video 2: Empowering Your Time Step1: Decide 

What are your concrete goals for this year in different areas (work, new projects, family, personal, health)? By watching this video about the first step of the empowering your time framework, you will learn how to strategically define your big values and align your time to them. 

Video 3: Empowering Your Time Step2: Plan (Part 1) 

Practical strategies for planning are important to align your schedule with your big values and goals. We moved on to discuss several frameworks and tools that help plan and examine your time expenditures. You will learn more about the deep work and shallow work in this Part 1 video and the Part 2 next. 

Video 4: Empowering Your Time Step2: Plan (Part 2) 

In this video, Christina continued to share more on the second step: PLAN, of the empowering your time framework. The focus would be on how to work efficiently with all the shallow work around us and build the resilient schedule to plan the deep and shallow work. 

Video 5: Empowering Your Time Step3: Do 

Habits account for ~50% of our action. We shift our attention from decide, plan to action in this video and discuss several frameworks that help understand better what habit means for our future. 

Video 6: Empowering Your Time Step4: Reflect 

Reflection turns our experience into insight. In the last step of the empowering your time framework, Christina guided us with practical strategies to actively manage our mind. 


Christina L. Shenvi, MD, PhD, MBA, FACEP

Dr. Shenvi is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. She currently serves as director of medical student case-based learning, an 18-month curriculum in the pre-clinical years. She has previously served as Director of the UNC Office of Academic Excellence for the School of Medicine, Associate Residency Director, EM clerkship director, and president of the Association for Professional Women in Medical Sciences. She is fellowship-trained in Geriatric EM, launched the Geriatric EM podcast, GEMCAST, and has served on the board of governors for the ACEP Geriatric ED accreditation. Dr. Shenvi is a passionate educator and has received multiple institutional and national teaching awards. She has a passion for teaching, learning, deliberate practice, and innovative pedagogy.


Dr. Teresa Chan (@TChanMD) is an associate professor in the Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine at McMaster University.  She is the assistant dean for McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences Program for Faculty Development (@MacPFD).  She is an avid scholar in health professions education and works with the MERIT group (@MERIT_McMaster), and conducts research and scholarship within this area.