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
Explain strategies for reducing clutter
Develop an action plan for reducing clutter
Understand and demonstrate the use of to-do lists and the ABC prioritization technique
Explain the benefits and drawbacks of various calendar systems
Understand methods for reducing electronic and paper mail
Manage voicemail to reduce time spent checking messages
Write SMART goals and explain their benefit
Begin implementing goals created during the session
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
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
Controlling Clutter on Your Computer
Techniques for organizing electronic files, folders and email
Matching paper and electronic files for easy retrieval
Calendars, Lists, Personal Organizers
How to stay on top of appointments, keep track of contacts, and other critical information. The instructor will emphasize selecting the right format (electronic or paper), deciding on the right size, and setting up a system that is flexible, easy-to-use, and convenient
Effective Office Communication
Techniques for handling all types of communication – voice mail, email and snail mail — for maximum effectiveness
Guidelines for establishing e-mail best practices
Goal-Setting for Peak Performance
Setting short and long term S.M.A.R.T. goals
Applying these goals to your task system
Creating a personal action plan for getting organized and staying organized
Include physical, electronic and task management in this plan
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, overcommitted 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, 2022 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 $495 plus applicable taxes
Participant manual and other course materials
Personalized certificate of completion suitable for framing