Banishing Busy: Procrastination and Time Management Workshop

Dates and Time: x4 Sessions, September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2020 - 7:30pm – 8:30pm EDT GMT-4

Registration fee: $275 + HST (13%) for all 4 session dates

💻 Zoom Virtual Event

This workshop uses interactive live sessions, asynchronous video content, and weekly worksheets to help you optimize performance. The content is grounded in evidence and mixes theory, application, and best practices. Consider this a personal training program for your life and time management. Whether you are a beginner at time management and a professional at procrastination, or at the elite level of time management, this workshop will help you better understand your own mind and change it to develop more effective time management habits. The workshop focuses on a four-part, iterative model for improvement.

  • Identifying vision and values, and setting short-and -long term goals

  • Moving from goals to tasks to schedules

  • Self-regulation, habit formation, motivation, and meta-cognition

  • Deep work, environment modification, and efficiency

Learning objectives

At the end of this learning activity the learners will be able to:

  • Identify and articulate the reasons for their own procrastination using the frameworks of expectancy theory, self-worth theory, and self-regulation. SMART goal: Participants will completely weekly worksheets that will include a procrastination journal that will evolve in sophistication as the participants learn more of the theories and concepts listed above.

  • Develop 1, 5, and 10-year goals and steps to accomplish those goals. SMART goal: Participants will create and submit the goals and steps worksheet, and discuss them with a mentor.

  • Create a value-based schedule through identification of their own life values and mission, and through step-wise, intentional scheduling processes. SMART goal: Participants will articulate their own life values and mission. They will create weekly calendar plans and identify how items on their calendar are in line or are not in line with their values and mission.

  • Use the self-awareness skills developed in the class to identify their procrastinatory thoughts, emotions, impulses and rationalizations. Apply the tools taught and practiced in the class to overcome the impulse to procrastinate. SMART goal: Using the framework of self-regulation theory, participants will assess their own success at overcoming procrastination, specifically through self-awareness, intentional management of thoughts and emotions, creation of implementation intentions, and other skills and attitudes learned through the course.

Procrastination workshop one-page infosheet


Carol Stewart, CMP, CHSE Coordinator

Phone: 905-525-9140 ext 20052


Accreditation Statement

McMaster University, Continuing Health Sciences Education Program (CHSE) is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) to provide CFPC Mainpro+ and RCPSC Maintenance of Certification (MOC) study credits for Continuing Medical Education.

This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the McMaster University Continuing Health Sciences Program for up to 4.0 Mainpro+ credits.

This activity is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and approved by McMaster University, Continuing Health Sciences Education Program for up to 4.0 MOC Section 1 hours.

Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at

Each attendee should only claim the hours they attended.


Dr. Shenvi (@clshenvi) is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. She serves as the Associate Program Director for the EM residency program. She also serves as Director of the UNC Office of Academic Excellence for the School of Medicine, coordinating coaching and academic support programs for the students. She runs the Geriatric EM podcast, GEMCAST, and has spoken on other podcasts such as EM:RAP, ERCast, and Stimulus. Dr. Shenvi has received multiple teaching awards including the the 2015 UNC Academy of Educators teaching award, 2017 CORD national faculty teaching award, the 2019 ACEP national junior faculty teaching award, and the 2020 UNC Academy of Educators GME teaching award. She co-directs the national ACEP Teaching Fellowship and has a passion for teaching, learning, deliberate practice, and innovative pedagogy. She is particularly interested in helping individuals optimize their performance through time management using cognitive, motivational, and organizational strategies.