Work Smarter, Not Harder: The Tools, Methods and Technology to Increase Productivity!

(90 minutes) Have you ever been working on a project or process and known there must be a better way?  Are you tired of spending hours brute forcing a solution to a problem?  Is your office full of administrative fires that keep cropping up at 4PM for a 5PM deadline? This webinar will address the history and theory of working smarter using tools and processes available to anyone at any level.  You have the power to implement these types of changes, even if you don’t have backing from your department.

Level: Intermediate

Pre-Requisites:
Participants should have an introductory knowledge of administrative functions and principles and a basic knowledge of current common computer software.

Speakers:

Hollie Schrieber
Director of Sponsored Programs
University of Tennessee

Abby Guillory 
Assistant Director for Education and Training, Research Operations and Communications
North Carolina State University

Thomas Spencer 
Associate Vice President of Research Operations / Assistant Professor, Office Of Academic Information Services
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Handouts will be available 24 hours before the live webinar. 

Closed Captioning for the live presentation is available at no additional fee. Sign in and click on "Closed Caption" in the Handouts of the webinar room to access this feature. 

Member Price: $125.00
Non-Member Price: $150.00

NCURA AFTER THE SHOW FORUM – 3:35 – 4:30  PM EASTERN

NCURA now offers an additional 55 minute forum for webinar participants to continue the conversation and share information as a part of the webinar registration fee.

At the end of our 90 minute webinar, we will take a 5 minute break and then participants can rejoin us and talk directly to the webinar faculty and each other!  Sign up for After the Show is not required. Login information will be sent to all participants the week before the show.


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Participants will:

  • Learn the history and theory of “Work Smarter Not Harder” through examination of related research administration case studies 
  • Learn methods of organizing work to be more effective, efficient, and productive 
  • Learn tools and tricks that increase productivity and save time, including software and technology 

Hollie Schrieber

Director of Sponsored Programs

University of Tennessee

Abby Guillory

Assistant Director for Education and Training, Research Operations and Communications

North Carolina State University

Thomas Spencer

Associate Vice President of Research Operations / Assistant Professor, Office Of Academic Information Services

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Participants receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credits = .2 CEU's for each webinar.

You can access your certificate from the box on the right side of the screen, after filling out the webinar evaluation.

Watching in a group? Everyone watching the presentation can request a CEU certificate by writing down the verification code at the end of the webinar. Please make a note of the verification code as it will not be available after the webinar.

The main registrant can access instructions on the Group CEU tab for group participants to receive CEU certificates.

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  • We recommend a wired connection. A wired connection gives a consistent signal and consistent bandwidth. A wired connection provides a better experience.
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