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-honored planning and organizational tools to maximize their personal productivity.

 

Course Outline


INTRODUCTION
Course Objectives


MODULE 1
Setting SMART Goals
The 3 P's
The SMART Way
Prioritizing Your Goals
Evaluating and Adapting
Knowledge Check


MODULE 2
The Power of Routines
What is a Routine?
Personal Routines
Professional Routines
Six Easy Ways to Simplify Your Life
Knowledge Check


MODULE 3
Scheduling Yourself
The Simple Secret of Successful Time Management
Developing a Tracking System
Scheduling Appointments
Scheduling Tasks
Knowledge Check


MODULE 4
Keeping Yourself on Top of Tasks
The One-Minute Rule
The Five-Minute Rule
What to do When You Feel like You’re Sinking
Knowledge Check


MODULE 5
Tackling New Tasks and Projects
The Sliding Scale
A Checklist for Getting Started
Evaluating and Adapting
Knowledge Check


MODULE 6
Using Project Management Techniques
The Triple Constraint
Creating the Schedule
Using a RACI Chart
Knowledge Check


MODULE 7
Creating a Workspace
Setting Up the Physical Layout
Ergonomics 101
Using Your Computer Efficiently
Knowledge Check


MODULE 8
Organizing Files and Folders
Organizing Paper Files
Organizing Electronic Files
Scheduling Archive and Clean-Up
Knowledge Check


MODULE 9
Managing E-Mail
Using E-mail Time Wisely
Taking Action!
Making the Most of Your E-mail Program
Taking Time Back from Handheld Devices
Knowledge Check


MODULE 10
Tackling Procrastination
Why We Procrastinate
Nine Ways to Overcome Procrastination
Eat That Frog!
Knowledge Check


ASSESSMENT
Post-Test

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