Getting Stuff Done – Personal Development Boot Camp


Lesson 1: Course Overview

You will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.

Lesson 2: Understanding Personal Efficiency

To start, participants will explore what personal productivity means to them and others, and what it might feel like. We’ll also discuss how personal productivity is similar to (and different from) basic time management.

Lesson 3: Developing the Right Attitude

This session will give participants some useful attitudes to cultivate and some skills that they might want to work on. You will also discuss why multi-tasking is a myth.

Lesson 4: Laying the Foundation

Your daily and weekly task lists are in fact only the tip of your personal to-do list. This session will show participants how to create a strong foundation for their daily plan: a vision statement, dreams, and goals.

Lesson 5: The Building Blocks of a Good Organizational System

After the lunch break, participants will brainstorm a list of characteristics of a good organizational system. You will also explore Pareto’s principle, also known as the 80/20 rule.

Lesson 6: Creating the Right Environment

This session will focus on how to purge a workspace, design it for efficiency, and re-organize it. We will also introduce our filing system and our daily information management system: the incubator.

Lesson 7: Setting Up Your Virtual Environment

Next, we will take a closer look at organizing electronic files and e-mail.

Lesson 8: Setting up Your Information Management Center

Day Two will begin with an overview of the four components of an information management center: calendar, to-do lists, communications log, and project notebook. To reinforce learning, participants will review three case studies and then create their own.

Lesson 9: Managing Information in Six Easy Steps

This session will introduce the GOPHER model of handling information. Participants will then apply the knowledge to a case study.

Lesson 10: Prioritizing Your Tasks

Next, participants will learn how to prioritize work with the Eisenhower principle, also known as the urgent-important matrix.

Lesson 11: Saying No

In this session, participants will explore different ways of saying no.

Lesson 12: Creating Routines

Participants will discover the importance of routine through an exercise and a large group discussion.

Lesson 13: Stopping Procrastination Now (Not Later!)

This session will give participants some ways to tackle those tasks that they have been putting off. Participants will also complete a Challenge to Change.

Lesson 14: Applying Our Lessons at Home

The final session of this workshop will give participants to organize key areas at home, including chores, exercise, and meals.

Lesson 15: Workshop Wrap-Up

At the end of the course, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.

Price: $495.00
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