Breaking Patterns of Procrastination (encore)

Presented by: 
Alex Abdel-Malek
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 9:00am
Point Grey Campus
Liu Institute for Global Issues, Multi-Purpose Room
Focus Area: Resiliency in the Workplace

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

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
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Session A: 9am–11am or
Session B: 12pm–2pm

Building: Liu Institute for Global Issues
Address:  6476 North West Marine Drive at West Mall [MAP]
Room: Multi-purpose room

To Register

Please register for session A or join the waitlist for session B here.

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 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.