Downstate Central Region - The Myth of “Multitasking” (And What to do Instead)

Presented by the Downstate chapter

Downstate chapter

Thursday, November 10, 2016, 11:30 AM–1:00 PM


Jim's Steakhouse
110 SW Jefferson Ave
PeoriaIL 61602

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  • Members $ 20.00 Before Nov 10, 2016 Members $ 20.00
  • Government / Partner Colleagues $ 25.00 Before Nov 10, 2016 Government / Partner Colleagues $ 25.00
  • Non-members $ 30.00 Before Nov 10, 2016 Non-members $ 30.00

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This session will discuss how to handle the sheer volume of information and decision-making leaders are faced with in the Digital Age. The talk centers on built-in reserves our brains are designed with, what drains them, and how to retrain our brains to refresh those reserves throughout the work day. 

Learning Objectives: Participants completing this session will be able to:

1. Identify three reasons why "multitasking" adds mental stress while reducing efficiency;
2. Name two processes that make the human brain unique, and that differentiate it from computers, which can do multiple tasks simultaneously;
3. Understand key brain structures involved in attention and decision-making, and how to use the brain's unique processing capabilities to handle stress;
4. Identify three methods for organizing information and five strategies for decision-making that reduce mental stress in the age of "more with less, 24/7"; and,
5. Explain the concept of sustainable mental stress loads and the use of technology to build an environment of superior responsiveness to clients.

Speaker: Steven A. Hamon, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist, President, The Antioch Group

Intended Audience: Finance Professionals
Delivery method:
Program Level: 
No prerequisites required 
Advanced Preparation: 
No advanced preparation required
Field of Study:
Personal Development
Earn about 1.0 CPE credit

CPE hours: 1.00

For more information

Eric Dubrowski

Registration and cancellation policy

Registrations are accepted on a first-in, first registered basis. Payments by check should be mailed in advance or made at time of registration by credit card. 

IGFOA Members are those individuals from the Public Sector, Partner, and Individual Firm specifically listed in the IGFOA Membership Directory. IGFOA Government staff member rate applies to staff, appointed officials, and elected officials of a government with a current IGFOA membership. If you have questions about your membership, contact IGFOA at 630-942-6587. The IGFOA reserves the right to apply the non-member fee to any individual or government that has not paid dues for the current year.

If you are unable to attend, please contact IGFOA at 630-942-6587 or as soon as possible.  A $10 cancellation fee will be charged for cancellations up to November 3, 2016. Cancellations after November 3, 2016 and no-shows are responsible for the full tuition.

IGFOA Downstate Chapter reserves the right to modify the agenda, cancel the event due to low enrollment, or to close registration if full. Should IGFOA Downstate Chapter cancel an event, cancellation notice will be sent to the email address provided by each registrant and prominently posted at the IGFOA website page announcing the event. 

By submitting this registration, the applicant agrees to the registration and cancellation policy above.

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