Managing Time & Stress


Date(s) - April 17, 2019
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

EDC of Elkhart County


Each of us have the same amount of available time in a day, yet some seem to get a lot done while others struggle to accomplish simple tasks. This session will provide a framework you can use to set priorities and use your time more effectively. Stress is often related to ineffective time management, but there are many reasons why leaders experience stress. Join us as we share tools for identifying sources of stress and ways to manage personal stress. You’ll also have the opportunity to select the key skills to better manage your available time and control the stress in your life.



– Use the “Urgent and Important” matrix to organize and prioritize tasks and activities.

– Practice a simple method for more effective planning.

– Identify sources of stress and strategies to control stress.

– Plan for hands-on application steps to practice the key skills to manage time

and minimize stress.


Intended audience:

New and experienced managers and leaders who want to develop or improve their time and stress management skills.

Also suitable for experienced individuals who are in need of new practical ideas for managing time and stress in the modern manufacturing environment.


Meet the Instructor:


Joe McMurry – Peer Group Solutions Consultant


Joe serves as the Peer Group Solutions Consultant for Purdue MEP. In this role, he is responsible for the development and implementation of CEO Roundtables for small and mid-sized companies throughout the state. Joe oversees Purdue MEP’s ExporTech offering, a national export assistance program that helps companies enter or expand in global markets. In addition, he provides Purdue MEP clients with Leadership Development and Training services.


Joe has held several executive positions overseeing all aspects of business, including: operations/manufacturing, engineering, hardware and software development, quality assurance, project management, purchasing, material control and distribution, organizational development and human resources, sales and marketing, contract negotiation and accounting.

Joe also teaches undergraduate courses in organizational leadership and industrial technology at Purdue University for both traditional and nontraditional students.

Joe has a Master’s in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN, and a Bachelor of Science in General Management, Purdue University, Krannert School of Management, West Lafayette, IN.

Skills & Expertise:

  • Global Indy Council member
  • IN District Export Council
  • Outstanding Lecturer
  • Project Management
  • Leadership
  • Manufacturing
  • Exporting
  • Facilitation
  • Engineering
  • Product development
  • Quality assurance
  • Purchasing
  • Distribution
  • Organizational development
  • Human Resurces
  • Sales and marketing
  • Contract negotiations
  • Accounting


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