What is Academic Clutter (& Do I Have Any?)

  • Academic clutter includes those things that constrain or otherwise impede your growth, such as physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual detritus.
  • This clutter may include paper, files, books, and other materials in your physical space.
  • It may also comprise digital items that clutter up your hard drive and online storage systems, e.g., emails, files, folders, programs, and virtual versions of documents.

However, be very clear that academic clutter is about so much more than the “stuff” you have physically or virtually lying around.

  • Academic clutter includes vestiges of conversations, beliefs, hopes, and experiences, which are tangled in with all the rest of what you may think about as “clutter.”

It’s time to shed the s**t you’re schlepping around.

Designed and Facilitated by

Meggin McIntosh, PhD

The PhD of Productivity®

Dates: Various throughout the next 12 months.

See Specific Dates and Class Details
  • Thursday, December 7, 2017 - “Academic Decluttering for Your Calendar System”

    If your calendar seems much too full for a quick class, then may I suggest you sign up for the first stand-alone webcast in the academic decluttering series. We will get to the learning, the actions, and the mindsets about your calendar quickly. You will receive actionable suggestions to get you out of calendar chaos today. You may expect straightforward strategies to help you maintain peaceful, predictable productivity tomorrow, next week, and next year.

  • Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - “Let’s Empty Some Buckets”

  • Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Additional classes to be announced. There will be one class each month, on different days and at different times.

Who is this program for??

  • Dedicated, intense graduate students;
  • Faculty;
  • People who began a doctoral program and didn’t finish;
  • Post-docs;
  • Those with advanced degrees who chose not to enter the academy;
  • People who left the professoriate;
  • Researchers;
  • People recovering from the tenure process (regardless of the outcome);
  • Anyone who has ever labeled him or herself as an academic.

“Meggin is a gem! She is brilliant, delivers professionally with just the right touch of personal connection to her audience.” -Lorna McCarty

“Dr. McIntosh is so engaging and easy to follow.  Her teaching style is comfortable, i.e., enjoyable to listen to and with the right balance of talk and interaction.” -Past Participant

Register for Session 1 - Declutter Your Calendar
Register for All 12 Sessions and SAVE 50%

When you click one of the buttons to register, you will be taken to my secure shopping cart. Your registration will be acknowledged immediately by email.

This series will not be “decluttering lite.” Yes, we will talk about paper and other physical stuff that is clogging up your office and home. Yes, we will talk about email and digital clutter. And, we will also talk about commitments, promises, hostility, stories, roles, planners, to-do lists, and more. Your learning will be framed using these six principles: courage, authenticity, service, truthfulness, love, and effectiveness (CASTLE® Principles).
  • Some of the learning will be fun.
  • Some of the learning will be painful.
  • Some of the learning will be easy.
  • Some of the learning will be hard.
  • Some of the learning will be scary.
  • The results will be freeing, which is where we’ll focus our intention.
If this speaks to you, sign up.  I’m drawing on 7 years as a classroom teacher, partially overlapping with 8 years as a grad student, 15 years as a professor and center director, and a dozen years working with academics all over the world through workshops, consulting, and coaching. We will not be messing around.  Life is short.  You need to get to what matters most without delay.

“Meggin is very collegial, warm, friendly, and professional, yet frank and direct.” -Patrice Noel

About the Facilitator

Meggin McIntosh is known as The PhD of Productivity® and is a former teacher, university professor, and founding director of her university’s Excellence in Teaching Program, all of which were incredible stages in her career.  As the president of Emphasis on Excellence, Inc. (Reno, NV, USA) her mission is inspiring joyful work.

Meggin says, “If this is the first you’ve heard about the ‘academic decluttering’ project (which I’ve been working on for about four years), some of what you may want to know is:

  • This project is part of my legacy work.
  • There will be a dozen classes (one per month) over the next 12 months.
  • Each academic decluttering class is a stand-alone class.
  • You may choose to sign up for individual classes or for the entire series. It’s up to you.
  • All classes will be recorded so you may access them at any time.
  • Because each class is created as a stand-alone class, you may listen to them in any order.
  • In each class, you will learn ways to reduce, rebuff, and release academic clutter.
  • Throughout the series, there will be strategies for dealing with physical, mental, and emotional clutter (plus a few other kinds!)
  • The classes and materials will be fun and are based on deadly serious situations, struggles, and soulwork.”

You may sign up for one class at a time for $39 or for all 12 classes for only $239 and save 50%. Your choice.

Register for Session 1 - Declutter Your Calendar
Register for All 12 Sessions and SAVE 50%

When you click one of the buttons to register, you will be taken to my secure shopping cart. Your registration will be acknowledged immediately by email.

“Meggin is great and so helpful. Her classes help me refocus.  She gives useful, simple solutions.” -Zehdra Ahmed

“Meggin’s presentations are motivating and energizing.  You feel ready to put the information into action when you leave.” -Elizabeth Hassen

“Inspiring, organized, interesting, and just plain fabulous!” -Past Participant

“Engaging, encouraging, real.  Informed about the pressures we experience.” -Past Participant

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