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UCLA Staff Assembly L@L: 30-Minute Success — How to Focus in a Distracted World

April 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

UCLA Staff Assembly & UCLA Campus HR Training & Development are pleased to introduce a new Learn-at-Lunch series, “30-Minute Success,” which aims to teach participants one measurable, marketable skill in only 30 minutes. This installment will center on “How to Focus in a Distracted World.”

In today’s workplace, distractions are everywhere. The daily barrage of emails, texts and the pull of social media can make it challenging to stay focused and get things done. It’s no surprise that 54% of office workers say that distractions make them less productive than they’d like to be.

One solution is attention training. In this session, you’ll learn why distractions can be so frustrating and how to use a simple attention training practice that, when taught to students taking the GRE, increased both their concentration and their test scores by 16%.

In this 30-minute session, you’ll:

  • Discover why multitasking doesn’t work
  • Learn how your focus can be trained like a muscle to concentrate longer on projects or in meetings
  • Practice a research-based 2-minute attention training exercise

This session will include a presentation, group discussion, and practice exercises. Additional reading references will be sent to all participants.

Presenter: Darlene Mininni, PhD, MPH, UCLA Training and Development

12pm-12:15pm: Guests arrive
12:15-12:45pm: 30-minute program
12:45-1pm: Q&A / Networking

UCLA’s comprehensive training program offers job-relevant and career-building classes across the full spectrum of professional development. In partnership with other central service providers inside and outside Campus Human Resources, programs range from computer desktop software mastery, supervision, management development, professional development, business operations, academic and staff personnel and research administration.

Event venue possible with support of UCLA Library.

Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: UCLA Young Research Library (more info)

RSVP for this Learn at Lunch.


April 24
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Charles E. Young Research Library, Main Conference Room
280 Charles E Young Dr N
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
(310) 825-4732


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