This session was delivered at the Georgia Association for Women in Higher Education annual conference on Thursday, February 27, 2020. This meeting took place in Athens, GA at the Special Collections Library.


Accomplishing goals and keeping to deadlines on both big and small projects can be challenging to balance with our recurring tasks. Making effective use of a few on-point tools can be the key to avoiding burnout and making sure your personal bandwidth doesn’t throttle. This session will use the two presenter’s preferred platforms to show specific examples of how to manage workflows using a selection of apps to tackle business as usual, short and long term work, and major special projects. You will learn which tool is best for generating documentation, collaborating with multiple individuals, syncing with other apps, and even automating reminders for tasks you need to handle at various intervals. The applications that will be compared for pros, cons, and their integration with one another are:

  • Slack
  • KanbanFlow
  • Trello
  • Google Suite
  • Moleskin Journey

In addition to apps, presenters also share mantras for prioritizing tasks both in the office and at home, insights into how they juggle motherhood and work-life, and suggested reading materials for understanding the cognitive load and managing the stressed of being a woman in higher education.

handout-avoiding_overload.pdf (114 kB)
Infographic Handout / Worksheet