Productivity with Purpose

Based on the iconic bestseller by David Allen, the skills taught in Getting Things Done® have been shown to relieve cognitive load, allow for increased focus, even result in optimal experience and peak performance.

What you’ll learn

Go beyond productivity tips and learn a personal workflow management system through instruction, application, and coaching.

CAPTURE
Direct everything to a few chosen capture tools that you empty regularly
CLARIFY
Identify the very next action that would move you toward closure
ORGANIZE
Sort next actions by context rather than topic to make completing them easier
REFLECT
Scan your calendar and lists at the right times
ENGAGE
Use your system to take appropriate action with confidence
REVIEW
Make time each week to conduct a formal review of your tasks and goals

Course Agenda

6 Lessons 5-7 hrs.

1. Introduction

1 hr.

  • Learn how the CCORE methodology can help you achieve the ideal productive state

2. Capture

1 hr.

  • Avoid keeping tasks and to-dos in your mind

  • Collect all the inputs that have your attention

  • Direct everything to a few chosen capture tools that you empty regularly

3. Clarify

1 hr.

  • Take time to decide what each item means to you

  • Identify the very next action that would move you toward closure

  • Process the items in your inboxes regularly and effectively to avoid fatigue and backlog

4. Organize

1 hr.

  • Utilize your calendar more effectively to free up more time

  • Sort next actions by context rather than topic to make completing them easier

  • Create and track a complete inventory of all project outcomes

5. Reflect & Engage

1 hr.

  • Scan your calendar and lists at the right times

  • Use your system to take appropriate action with confidence

6. Renew Through Review

1 hr.

  • Review your system weekly so it’s always current

  • Make key connections between short-term tasks and longer-term goals

  • Commit to implement GTD and follow-up with an accountability partner

Course Agenda

4 Sessions 8 hrs.

1. Introduction & Capture

2 hrs.

  • Learn how the CCORE methodology can help you reduce stress and increase productivity at work and at home.
  • Develop a better alternative to keeping tasks, to-dos, and essential information in your head.
  • Systematically collect and direct all the inputs that eat at your attention.

2. Clarify

2 hrs.

  • Learn how to decide what each input in your life means to you.
  • Practice identifying the very next action that moves a task towards closure.
  • Develop a personalized approach to processing inputs which helps you avoid fatigue and backlog.

3. Organize

2 hrs.

  • Begin using your calendar more effectively.
  • Learn the efficiency hack of sorting next actions by context rather than topic.
  • Create and track a simple, personalized inventory of your projects.
  • Kickstart your trusted system, including a list-management tool.

4. Reflect & Engage / Review

2 hrs.

  • Scan your calendar and lists at only the right times.
  • Allow your trusted system to guide your actions.
  • Keep your system current through a Weekly Review.
  • Make key connections between short-term tasks and longer-term goals.
  • Commit to implement GTD and follow-up with an accountability partner.

Course Agenda

6 Lessons 8 hrs.

1. Introduction

9:00 am

  • Learn how the CCORE methodology can help you achieve the ideal productive state.

2. Capture

9:30 am

  • Avoid keeping tasks and to-dos in your mind.
  • Collect all the inputs that have your attention.
  • Direct everything to a few chosen capture tools that you empty regularly.

3. Clarify

10:45 am

  • Take time to decide what each item means to you.
  • Identify the very next action that would move you toward closure.
  • Process the items in your inboxes regularly and effectively to avoid fatigue and backlog.

4. Organize

1:15 pm

  • Utilize your calendar more effectively to free up more time.
  • Sort next actions by context rather than topic to make completing them easier.
  • Create and track a complete inventory of all project outcomes.

5. Reflect & Engage

2:45 pm

  • Scan your calendar and lists at the right times.
  • Use your system to take appropriate action with confidence.

6. Renew Through Review

4:20 pm

  • Review your system weekly so it’s always current.
  • Make key connections between short-term tasks and longer-term goals.
  • Commit to implement GTD and follow-up with an accountability partner.
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How could your team improve with Getting Things Done?

EFFICIENCY

Nine of ten GTD graduates report permanently changing a time-management behavior. They also report that their new time management skills save them an average of 21 to 40 minutes EACH DAY.

EXECUTION

Our research shows people who use the GTD skills are 55 times less likely to say they start projects that never get finished and 18 times less likely to say they often feel overwhelmed.

PERFORMANCE

At Qualtrics, 100% of GTD graduates improved their ability to hit deadlines and deliver on commitments. And 96% said GTD helped them improve their daily effectiveness or ability to execute and stay on course.

TIME MANAGEMENT

At MasterControl, 80% of GTD graduates said they are better at processing their email inbox. They also reported a strong correlation between their new GTD skills and a positive trend in customer feedback.

Engagement

Teams that have a shared process for managing and executing work foster cultures of trust and engagement. At Menlo Innovations, the GTD skills not only generated results, but also reduced stress and increased joy in the workplace.

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