• CSAE Alberta Chat & Cheers

    Join the free virtual networking events hosted each month by local CSAE Network Councils and take part in facilitated conversation about a current topic relevant to association professionals. All are welcome to this event at no charge (both members and non-members).


    Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021 — 4:00 to 5:00 pm MDT

    What We Will Talk About

    Focus Framework: Attention is Your Currency. How do You Spend it?

    As leaders and knowledge workers your attention is pulled in many directions. You face digital distraction and decision fatigue every day. With so much competing for your brainpower, it’s crucial to have productive habits and a practical toolkit to ensure you can do the satisfying and impactful work you are meant to do.

    In this highly interactive workshop, we’ll explore brain science and best practices to:

    Understand the importance of attention and how to foster excellent focus habits.
    Appreciate the cost of multitasking and how to move towards more productive mono-tasking.
    Design your day to align your most important tasks with your peak energy for joyful momentum and excellent outcomes.

    During the workshop, you will create your own personal Focus Framework, identifying 1-3 small but significant behaviour shifts to ensure fewer distractions and support more high-value work in your future.

    About the Speaker

    Dawn O’Connor
    Chief Focus Bubbles Host, Productivity Trainer & Process Consultant, WPO Chair, Calgary I & II

    Dawn is deeply curious about how people work. She employs a strengths-based approach to help her clients simplify workflows and tap into their productivity super powers.

    In her 30-year career Dawn has trained and coached over 10,000 people locally and internationally, to help them get organized, save time, reduce stress and enjoy playful, productive momentum.

    In response to her client’s needs during the early days of the pandemic, she introduced anew service called Focus Bubbles – hosted virtual co-working sessions – to provide community, connection and accountability. The demand was so great she launched it as a new business in Jan 2021.

    All of Dawn’s workshops and consulting engagements are based on current research, extensive experience, and learnings from real-life client scenarios. The teaching is always practical, applicable, and often fun!