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Productivity Training Courses Directory

Productivity and Time Management Courses Directory

Are you wondering where the day went or running faster and still falling behind?  Lessons in productivity may be the solution.  From time management training to organizational skills, several of our productivity courses and workshops can help people get a handle on their tasks, get the right things done, and better manage their stress.

Additionally, many of our programs address the eleven-hundred-pound gorilla that lives in most workplaces: the meeting.  From learning to invite the correct people and controlling the agenda to taking accurate meeting minutes, our programs can help you to better manage this ubiquitous beast.

Your need determines which facilitator is assigned to your project.  If improving organizational skills is an essential topic, we will send you a professional organizer.  On the other hand, if you need training for your group of administrative assistants, you will work with someone who truly understands the challenges that people in that role face every day. 

The fact is, every client and every situation is a just a little different.  To get the most out of training, you need session leaders with extensive subject knowledge and the ability to pass on what they know.   This is where working with seasoned professionals makes a difference. 

COURSE CATALOG AT A GLANCE

To review course overviews for our existing time management and productivity training programs, click on the links to the right.  Alternatively, review the short descriptions found on this page. 

If you find an exact fit, contact us to discuss program tailoring or fully customized content.

Format Key

B – Conference Breakout Session or Lunch Program
H – Half-Day Training Course
F – Full-Day Training Course
M – Multi-Day Training Course
W – Webinar
W2 – Multi-Session Webinar
O – Self-Paced Online Course 
 
 

PRODUCTIVITY AND TIME MANAGEMENT COURSES

Taming the Time Monster: How to Stop Procrastinating, Start Planning, and Get More Done

 

H

F

     

Getting Things Done with Only Two Hands: Time Management Systems and Solutions for Busy People

B

H

   

W

 

Off My Plate: Effective Delegation Techniques

B

H

   

W

 

Digging Out: How to Get Organized and Get Control When You Are Overworked, Overcommitted, and Overwhelmed

 

H

   

W

 

A Clean Desk Is Possible: Organizing for the Overwhelmed

B

H

   

W

 

The Polished Administrative Assistant: Keeping Those Around You Organized, On Time, and On Track

 

H

F

   

O

The Attitude Day Spa: Managing Stress, Building Self-Esteem, and Staying Positive at Work

B

H

   

W

 

Making Meetings Work: How to Plan, Conduct, and Manage Group Discussions

B

H

F

 

W

 

Minute by Minute: Distilling and Documenting Meeting Conversations

 

H

F

 

W

 

Time Management (Partner Course)

         

O

Leaders and Work-Life Balance (Partner Course)

         

O

SHORT COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Taming the Time Monster: How to Stop Procrastinating, Start Planning, and Get More Done

This time management workshop is one of our oldest and most popular.  It explains the benefits and drawbacks of various calendar systems, explores how to work better with others through delegation, demonstrates the use and organization of a to-do list, and aids in developing a personal action plan for better time management skills. By the end of this high-energy course, participants should be able to stop procrastinating, prioritize their tasks, say no to time wasters, and feel more in control of their lives.

Getting Things Done with Only Two Hands: Time Management Systems and Solutions for Busy People

Getting organized is often a big part of winning the time management battle. This training seminar takes a practical approach to helping people learn new ways of managing their time.  The program evaluates the participants' current approaches to achieving tasks, looks at different time management styles, discusses goals and goal setting, reviews different systems for staying organized, and introduces the four-d system of do, dump, delay, or delegate.  This is an excellent course for groups who have already completed our Taming the Time Monster seminar and want a refresher or for those with only two to three hours to invest in training.

Off My Plate: Effective Delegation Techniques

Too often people burnout and don't move forward in their careers because they don’t know how to delegate.  This course explains an eight-step process for effective delegation. During this hands-on program, learners will discover how to recognize and avoid the common pitfalls, give better instructions for better results, ask better questions, and listen more effectively. By the end of this workshop, participants should have a clear idea of what to delegate and how to do it.

Digging Out: How to Get Organized and Get Control When You Are Overworked, Overcommitted, and Overwhelmed

This organizational skills class addresses the importance and use of a to-do list and demonstrates strategies for reducing clutter in the workspace. The course also demonstrates the ABC prioritization technique. By the end of this seminar participants should be able to use various methods for reducing electric and paper mail, manage voicemail to reduce time spent checking messages, understand the benefit of SMART goals, and implement goals created during the session.

The Polished Administrative Assistant: Keeping Those Around You Organized, On Time, and On Track

Sometimes training for executive assistants focuses too much on systems and computers and not enough on the people skills needed to get the job done.  We developed this workshop in response to the need for people skills training several of our clients expressed over a decade ago.  This popular course discusses methods for improving communication skills, describes basic time management, and explains how to deal with difficult people. The program can be tailored for groups of experienced and new administrative assistants alike.  It covers the use of a phone in a business environment, explains barriers to listening and how to overcome them, and discusses techniques for rephrasing blunt messages for better communication. 

The Attitude Day Spa: Managing Stress, Building Self-Esteem, and Staying Positive at Work

A little stress is great.  A lot?  Not so much.   This high-energy program explores the ins and outs of stress and stress management.  By the end of this course participants should be able to create reachable goals, employ physical and mental techniques for coping with stress, better manage their time and priorities, and demonstrate techniques for interacting with difficult people.

Making Meetings Work: How to Plan, Conduct, and Manage Group Discussions

In many organizations meetings are frequently dreaded, unproductive, and poorly attended.  In addition to costing millions of dollars in lost productivity, chronically bad meetings are bad for morale.  Our meeting management workshop teaches best practices for running successful meetings.  From the invitation list to the agenda, participants will learn how to position their meetings for success.  During hand-on practice, they will also learn how to drive a discussion forward, manage peripheral issues, and handle difficult personalities and behaviors.  

Minute by Minute: Distilling and Documenting Meeting Conversations

Too often people are assigned to the role of minute taker with little or no training.  They don't know what they should record and what they should leave out.  This onsite course reviews the ins and outs of taking professional minutes.  

Get It Done: The Basics of Project Management

This project management course is designed for people who wish to incorporate some proven processes for getting things done into their lives.  The program looks at project definition, scheduling, anticipating surprises,  and maintaining relationships throughout the process.

The Polished Administrative Assistant: Keeping Those Around You Organized, On Time, and On Track

Based on the onsite program with the same title, this course covers the essential communication skills needed to be a successful administrative assistant.

Time Management (Partner Course)

Covering many of the topics addressed during onsite training, this online time management course provides an overview of time management theories and best practices, reviews common tool for managing time and tasks, discusses tactics for managing interruptions and distractions, and provides suggestions for running effective meetings.

Leaders and Work-Life Balance (Partner Course)

Balancing work and home is not always easy.  And when one area of life becomes disproportionately important, stress usually ensues.  This online course identifies the sources that create a lack of balance in the workplace and examines solutions for making choices and aligning behaviors to achieve greater personal fulfillment.

TIME MANAGEMENT AND PRODUCTIVITY TRAINING
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