Personal Productivity Workshop

Course Duration 1 Day 

Most people find that they wish they had more time in a day. This workshop will show participants how to organize their lives and find those hidden moments. Participants will learn how to establish routines, set goals, create an efficient environment, and use time-honoured planning and organizational tools to maximize their personal productivity.

Personal Productivity is a goal most of us have. Through this workshop your participants will be
on the right track in achieving that goal. Some people blame everything that goes wrong in their life on something or someone else, but through this workshop your participants will take ownership and begin to lead a more productive life.

Course Objectives

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

  • Set and evaluate SMART goals
  • Use routines to maximize their productivity
  • Use scheduling tools to make the most of their time
  • Stay on top of their to-do list
  • Start new tasks and projects on the right foot
  • Use basic project management techniques
  • Organize their physical and virtual workspaces for maximum efficiency
  • Take back time from e-mail and handheld devices
  • Beat procrastination

Course Outline

Setting SMART Goals

The Three P’s


Prioritizing Your Goals

Evaluating and Adapting

The Power of Routines

What is a Routine?

Personal Routines

Professional Routines

Six Easy Ways to Simplify Your Life

Scheduling Yourself

Clear and Defined

The Simple Secret of Successful

Time Management

Developing a Tracking System

Scheduling Appointments

Scheduling Tasks

Keep Yourself on Top of Tasks

The One-Minute Rule

The Five-Minute Rule

What to do When You Feel like You’re Sinking

Tackling New Tasks and Projects

The Sliding Scale

A Checklist for Getting Started

Evaluating and Adapting

Using Project Management Techniques

The Triple Constraint

Creating the Schedule

Using a RACI Chart

Creating a Workspace

Setting Up the Physical Layout

Ergonomics 101

Using Your Computer Efficiently

Organizing Files and Folders

Organizing Paper Files

Organizing Electronic Files

Scheduling Archive and CleanUp

Managing E-Mail

Using E-mail Time Wisely

Taking Action!

Making the Most of Your E-mail Program

Taking Time Back from Handheld Devices

Tackling Procrastination

Why We Procrastinate

Nine Ways to Overcome Procrastination

Eat That Frog!

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Personal Productivity Outline – Full Day