Personal Productivity
LevelAll levels
ContentText / video
Study time3-4 hours


Most people find that they wish they had more time in a day. This course will show you how to organize your life and find those hidden moments. You will learn how to establish routines, set goals, create an efficient environment, and use time-honored planning and organizational tools to maximize your personal productivity.

Personal Productivity is a goal most of us have. Through this course you will be on the right track in achieving that goal. Some people blame everything that goes wrong in their life on something or someone else, but through this course you will take ownership and begin to lead a more productive life.

Course Objectives

  • Set and evaluate SMART goals
  • Use routines to maximize their productivity
  • Use scheduling tools to make the most of their time
  • Stay on top of their to-do list
  • Start new tasks and projects on the right foot
  • Use basic project management techniques
  • Organize their physical and virtual workspaces for maximum efficiency
  • Take back time from e-mail and handheld devices
  • Beat procrastination


Module One: Getting Started

Course Objectives

Module Two: Setting SMART Goals

The Three P’s
Prioritizing Your Goals
Evaluating and Adapting
Case Study
Module Two: Review Questions

Module Three: The Power of Routines

What is a Routine?
Personal Routines
Professional Routines
Six Easy Ways to Simplify Your Life
Case Study
Module Three: Review Questions

Module Four: Scheduling Yourself

The Simple Secret of Successful Time Management
Developing a Tracking System
Scheduling Appointments
Scheduling Tasks
Case Study
Module Four Review Questions

Module Five: Keeping Yourself on Top of Tasks

The One-Minute Rule
The Five-Minute Rule
What to do When You Feel like You’re Sinking
Case Study
Module Five: Review Questions

Module Six: Tackling New Tasks and Projects

The Sliding Scale
A Checklist for Getting Started
Evaluating and Adapting
Case Study
Module Six: Review Questions

Module Seven: Using Project Management Techniques

The Triple Constraint
Creating the Schedule
Using a RACI Chart
Case Study
Module Seven: Review Questions

Module Eight: Creating a Workspace

Setting Up the Physical Layout
Ergonomics 101
Using Your Computer Efficiently
Case Study
Module Eight: Review Questions

Module Nine: Organizing Files and Folders

Organizing Paper Files
Organizing Electronic Files
Scheduling Archive and Clean-Up
Case Study
Module Nine: Review Questions

Module Ten: Managing E-Mail

Using E-mail Time Wisely
Taking Action!
Making the Most of Your E-mail Program
Taking Time Back from Handheld Devices
Case Study
Module Ten: Review Questions

Module Eleven: Tackling Procrastination

Why We Procrastinate
Nine Ways to Overcome Procrastination
Eat That Frog!
Case Study
Module Eleven: Review Questions
Wrapping Up

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