Organizational Skills Workshop

Course Duration 1 Day 

Developing good Organizational Skill is an investment that will provide benefits for years. To be
successful means to be organized. These skills will filter through all aspects of your participants professional and personal lives. Throughout this workshop your participants will be given the tools necessary in developing better Organizational Skills.

Through Organizational Skills your participants will encounter improved productivity, better
management, and an overall increase in professional growth. Every day people waste numerous amounts of time looking for items. So stop looking for those important items, and start knowing where they are by getting organized.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course participants will be able to :

  • Examine current habits and routines that are not organized
  • Learn to prioritize your time schedule and daily tasks
  • Determine ways of storing information and supplies
  • Learn to organize personal and work space
  • Learn to resist procrastination
  • Make plans to stay organized in the future

Course Outline

Remove the Clutter

Just Do It

You Don’t Have to Keep Everything

Three Boxes: Keep, Donate, and Trash

A Place for Everything and Everything in its Place


Write It Down

Urgent/Important Matrix

Divide Tasks

80/20 Rule

Scheduling Your Time

Have a Master Calendar

Setting Deadlines

Remove or Limit the Time Wasters

Coping With Things Outside of Your Control

To Do Lists

Use a Day Planner

Finish What You Start

Focus on the Important

Do Quick Tasks Immediately

Paper and Paperless Storage

Find a System that Works for You

Make it Consistent

Make it Time Sensitive

Setting up Archives

Organization in Your Work Area

Keeping Items Within Arm’s Reach

Only Have Current Projects on Your Desk

Arranging Your Drawers

Organize to Match Your Workflow

Tools to Fight Procrastination

Eat That Frog!

Remove Distractions

Give Yourself a Reward

Break Up Large Tasks

Organizing Your Inbox

Setting Delivery Rules

Folder and Message Hierarchy

Deal With Email Right Away

Flag and Highlight Important Items

Avoid the Causes of Disorganization

Keeping Everything

Not Being Consistent

Not Following a Schedule

Bad Habits

Discipline is the Key to Stay Organized

Stay Within Your Systems

Learn to Say No

Have Organization Be Part of Your Life

Plan for Tomorrow, Today

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Organizational Skills Outline – Full Day