Okanagan: Breaking Patterns of Procrastination

Presented by: 
Alex Abdel-Malek
Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 12:00pm
Okanagan Campus
Arts Building, Room 202
Focus Area: Resilience and Self-Management

Program Description

Putting things off to the last minute? Having a hard time starting a project? Or is it hard to finish and actually put a close to something you are working on? This workshop is here to help you procrastinate less and get more done.  Contrary to what most people think, procrastination is not fundamentally a time management problem, which is why just trying to manage your schedule better is limited in effectiveness in changing this pattern of behaviour.

What You Will Learn

  • The factors that drive and maintain procrastination
  • The psychology of avoidance
  • Effective, concrete strategies to help you put a major dent in procrastination patterns

How You Will Learn

  • Large and small group discussion
  • In-class exercises
  • Theory bursts

Audience /Context

This session is designed for AAPS members who would like to gain a better understanding of the psychology behind procrastination and prefer sessions that are short-format. This session is part of the Notions of Power Series. A series of five professional development sessions that focus on helping AAPS members better understand their personal power to in the workplace in order to build personal productivity, resilience, and better work relationships. If you have any questions about the series or this particular session, please contact us at aaps.pd@ubc.ca

About Your Facilitator

Alex Abdel-Malek, MSW, RCC, is a psychotherapist, critical incident specialist, and professional trainer and speaker. He is devoted to understanding how meaningful choices affect our health and wellbeing. In addition to his own clinical practice, Alex is a sessional instructor at Simon Fraser University. He has developed programs for numerous organizations and trained professionals working in the public sector, including the CBC, Crown Counsel of BC, Thompson Rivers University, and UBC.

Event Details

Breaking Patterns of Procrastination
Facilitated by Alex Abdel-Malek
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Time: 12pm–2pm

Location: Okanagan Campus
Building: Arts Building
Room: 202

To Register

Follow this link to register.

All registered attendees will receive a confirmation notice.

Please note this session is available exclusively to AAPS members and there is no cost to attend.

Read about the full Notions of Power Series here.


Cancellations: Please remember all events are costly to set up, even those which are offered at no charge. If you do not anticipate attending the session you registered for, please cancel in a timely manner by emailing aaps.pd@ubc.ca. We encourage you to contact us with any questions about the AAPS PD Program.

Photography: Please be advised that photos may be taken at this event for use in AAPS communications materials.