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NORDP 2020: "Right-scoping" RD: Reduce Burn-out Risk While Maintaining Satisfaction and Effectiveness
Monday, August 24, 2020, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
Category: Virtual NORDP 2020

Many Research Development (RD) professionals face heavy workload and deadline pressures, resulting in a high risk of burnout. To tackle these challenges, RD professionals can “right-size” the scope of their work by strategically re-designing their work to improve sustainability (i.e. reduce burnout risk) while maintaining or improving their satisfaction and effectiveness. We represent an RD office that began a comprehensive “right-scoping” effort in 2018 using an iterative, data-driven process-improvement approach. We are now applying lessons learned and creating materials to improve office sustainability and enhance staff on-boarding and professional development.

Through a combination of pre-work, real-time presentation and interaction, and post-work, we will use the framework and resources of our right-scoping process to guide participants through crucial steps for reconsidering their own work.  Attendees will create their own paths forward to address their individual situations, identifying their challenges and goals, important partners, sharable knowledge, key work processes, and next steps toward more sustainable RD work. This online event will be relevant to NORDP members of all career levels and at all institution types who find themselves wanting to formally reconsider how they carry out their RD responsibilities. 

Registration details are available here.

Contact: [email protected]