Getting Organized and In Control – 1 Day Online Workshop (PV793)
Powerful Techniques to Maximize Your Productivity
This course will be delivered two ways:
• Live, instructor-led session online • In person (in classroom) in Ottawa
Please check available dates in the two sections on the right, and click the corresponding REGISTER ONLINE button for your choice.
A recent study suggested that the average office worker receives 190 pieces of information a day and wastes as much as 150 hours a year looking for “stuff”. Another study suggests that at least 10% of all documents are lost or misfiled.
With information overload growing and budgets tight, you can’t afford the wasted time and lost productivity that comes from a cluttered desk, messy files, or no system of personal organization.
At this workshop, you’ll develop organizational skills: learn to how to streamline daily tasks, organize personal space, effectively use calendars, communicate using the appropriate means, and more.
This is a one-day virtual live workshop.
Space is still available for all course dates listed, unless otherwise noted.
By the end of this virtual workshop, you will be able to:
List barriers to successful organization
Develop an action plan for reducing clutter
Understand and demonstrate the use of the productivity cycle
Explain the benefits and drawbacks of various organization systems
Understand methods for reducing electronic mail
Write SMART goals and explain their benefit
Begin implementing goals created during the session
Establishing Your Priorities
Goal Setting for Peak Performance
Setting short and long term S.M.A.R.T. goals and objectives
Integrating a productivity system that works for you
Applying these goals to your task system
Participants will Identify/understand procrastination and why we procrastinate (assess your procrastination style)
Participants will identify their organizational pitfalls, explore the benefits of being organized, and understand the importance of respecting themselves enough to adopt new work habits
Participants will assess their skills in Organization, Attitude, Delegation, Information Integration & Productive Systems to find out what stands in their way from being organized and productive
What style of procrastination do you use
Managing Your Workload
Using the time matrix model to plan, schedule and implement your action items
Planning the important tasks to work
Tips to Organize your workspace and stay productive / Cleaning out Personal Space
Techniques for understanding office tools and setting up the office. These techniques help reduce or eliminate unneeded paperwork, files, pictures, notes, personal treasures, and other items that clutter workspace.
For hybrid workers: tips to stay organized between two work spaces
Email Management and controlling clutter on your computer
Techniques for organizing electronic files, folders and email
Matching paper and electronic files/ inbox filing for easy retrieval
Don’t use your inbox as a To-do list
A few tips on how to organize your inbox with Outlook
How to stay on top of appointments, keep track of contacts, and other critical information
Guidelines for establishing e-mail best practices
Creating a personal action plan for getting organized and staying organized
To begin please select your organization's billing address province from the drop down list.
(Note: If you are not with an organization, or you are registering personally, please select your own mailing
address province.) If you are from out of Canada, please select ‘Out of Canada’ in the drop down.
Once you register the first attendee, you’ll have the ability to add additional attendees or purchase
Sorry, to proceed with online registration you must select your location first. If you are unsure you may still register by phone or email.
Anyone who has felt the frustration of being overworked, over-committed or overwhelmed and wants to develop an effective system for staying organized.
Does This Course Address Your Competency Development Needs?
This training workshop addresses:
• Achievement / Results Orientation
• Adaptability / Flexibility
• Analytical Thinking
• Change Management and Leadership
• Client Service
• Computer and Digital Technology
• Decision Making / Decisiveness
• Document Use
• Innovation and Initiative
• Management Excellence
• Planning / Organizing
• Reading Skills
• Working with Data and Numbers
• Workload and Time Management
November 30, 2023 9:00 am - 4:00 pm - EST
Course dates listed above will be held live online via Zoom.
Participants agree: This course is suitable for online delivery.
“The topics covered were very good and quite useful for the typical office worker as well as how anyone can use these tips at home (COVID or not). However, what made this workshop the success that I feel it was, was how dynamic, knowledgeable and fun Samantha made it! Not only did she bring her expertise to the session but her energy and her commitment to ensure that participants got the most out of an online session.” – Joanne Collin, Health Canada
Overall Satisfaction Level
Only $595 plus applicable taxes
Participant manual and other course materials
Personalized certificate of completion suitable for framing