Get It Done: A Primer in Personal Productivity

Learning Path: Personal Skills Builder

Duration: 2 Day(s).

Course Overview

Starting a new career is an exciting time that can also be a bit overwhelming. You will have a new routine, new tasks, and new goals, along with a full list of to-do items as you settle in. You also still have your personal and family life routine and tasks.  How you get everything organized, stay productive, and keep your life in balance requires solid personal productivity skills. You'll find many time management strategies and tools to help point the way. But, in the end, you must create a method and use techniques that work for you.
Over the next two days, we will explore a variety of tools and techniques. You'll build a unique personal productivity plan that will help you achieve your goals, stay focused, stay productive, and keep your life in balance.

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Learning Objectives

  • Identify skills and attitudes that can improve personal productivity
  • Discover how having long-term goals affects short-term efficiency
  • Define the 80/20 rule and learn how to apply it for effective planning
  • Identify the parts of a good organizational system
  • Create and maintain an efficient workspace
  • Apply a system that will help you prioritize and process information that crosses your desk, including email, documents, voice mail, text messages, and drop-in visitors
  • Use the Eisenhower principle to prioritize your tasks
  • Learn when and how to say “No”
  • Use routines to simplify your life

Target Audience 
Those who need to strengthen their inner qualities and invest some quality time on themselves.


Course Calendar

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Course Outline

Unit One: Understanding Personal Efficiency
What Does Personal Efficiency Mean?
Develop the Right Attitude and Skills
Unit Two: Building the Foundation
Create a Personal Vision Statement
Bring It All Together
Bring Your Dreams to Life
My Dreams and Goals
Unit Three: The Building Blocks of a Good Organizational System
Pareto’s Principle
Characteristics of a Good Organizational System
Unit Four: Organizing Your Workspace
4 Steps to Garbage Out!
Lay Out Your Workspace
Set up a Daily System
Set up a Filing System
Organize Your Electronic Files
Unit Five: Making Your Email Program Work for You
Unit Six: Setting Up Your Information Center
Key Components of a System
Unit Seven: Managing Information in Six Easy Steps
Manage Your Email Messages
Digging Samy out of the Hole
Unit Eight: Prioritizing Your Tasks
The Urgent-Important Matrix
Put Tasks in Their Place
Learning When and How to Say No
Unit Nine: Creating Routines to Simplify Your Life
Unit Ten: Tackling Procrastination Now (Not Later!)
A Challenge to Change
Unit Eleven: Applying Your Lessons at Home

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