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Productivity Training Courses Directory

Productivity and Time Management Courses Directory

Knowing how to focus, prioritize, and appear calm and collected is half of the battle to staying productive and adding value to any organization.

For that reason, Business Training Works’ productivity training courses and workshops address a range of essential workplace skills: time management, organization, delegation, and project management. 

In addition to those universal topics, we offer workshops that address subjects specific to niche populations: administrative professionals, minute takers, and leaders who are interested in better managing their time.

Depending on the needs of the group with which we are working, we can run the programs as described in the program outlines, tailor them to address specific points of concern, or create custom content if we don’t have something in our existing library that will address a team’s specific training goals.

To review our workshop outlines, read the short course descriptions found on this page, or click on the course links to see the complete program overviews.

If you would prefer to talk with someone, please contact us, and we will set up a call for you to speak with a facilitator about your goals and objectives.

We look forward to hearing from you and learning more.

COURSE CATALOG AT A GLANCE

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

 

 

F  

 

 

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 productivity training programs.  It covers the ins and outs of productivity. Through a series of interactive exercises, the workshop 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

Choosing a system and sticking to it is 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 participants’ current approaches to achieving tasks, looks at different time management tools, discusses goals and goal setting, 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

Few people can get everything done by themselves. For that reason, knowing how to delegate is an essential workplace skill.  This course explores the ins and outs of effective delegation and tactics for assigning the right tasks to the right people. Through a range of exercises and activities, during this interactive workshop participants will explore such topics as letting go, generating buy-in, communicating authority, monitoring tasks, using questions to coach, and monitoring delegated tasks. 

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

Whether you’re unable to find information or a physical item being disorganized is no fun! This interactive workshop tackles the ins and outs of organizing physical and virtual spaces. The program explores the freedom that comes from editing and curating the “stuff” with which we surround ourselves and tools and tactics for making the process easier. To get the most from this course, participants are strongly encouraged to bring their organizational challenges to the session and work on developing a plan for improvement during their time in the program.

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

While certainly important, technical skills are only a portion of what’s required from a first-rate administrative or executive assistant. This course addresses the soft skills people expect from those who support them. The program looks at personal credibility, language choices, professional presence, email etiquette, and tools and tactics for handling difficult personalities and challenging situations. By the conclusion of this workshop, participants should have a renewed sense of purpose and new ideas for supporting others back on the job.

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 recognize what causes them stress, make changes to their physical environment to reduce stress, practice physical exercises for relieving tension, and use a variety of mental techniques for feeling in control and reminding themselves of what’s good about what they do and where they work.

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

Meetings can be a dreaded workplace activity or a forum for getting people on the same page, making decisions, and determining a direction. This interactive course explores the skills masters of meetings employ to ensure they get the most out of the time they spend around a conference table. The workshop looks at such topics as the ideal meeting size, elements good meetings contain, guidelines for creating a climate for productive discussions, and tools for soliciting a range of opinions and considering multiple points of view.

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

Since the beginning of time, people have been putting tasks in order, delegating them, and ensuring work stays on schedule. Despite how it might appear on the surface, most project management isn't rocket science. Using easy-to-understand examples and interactive activities, this project management course introduces a range of tools in a down-to-earth manner. During this workshop, participants will learn about gathering requirements; asking the right questions; communicating clearly; documenting plans, progress, and problems; creating a work breakdown structure, managing scope creep and other issues, leveraging interpersonal skills, and closing out a project when it comes to an end. 

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

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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