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Getting Stuff Done – Admin Assistant Bootcamp (2 days)

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Why are there so many different organizational systems and time management methods out there? The answer is simple: it’s like any other personal challenge, like weight loss or money management. There is no simple, one size fits all answer. You must build a solution that works for you.

Over the course of this two-day workshop, we will explore various time management and organizational tools and techniques so that you can build a customized productivity plan for your personal and professional lives. At the end of the course, you will emerge with a plan that works for you, so that you can start regaining control of your life!


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Specific learning objectives include:

  • Understand the importance of professional presence on the job
  • What personal efficiency is, what skill sets can improve personal productivity, and what attitudes they should cultivate
  • Why multi-tasking is a myth
  • What role long-term goals play in short-term efficiency
  • How to set a personal vision and develop dreams and goals from it
  • The 80/20 rule and how it should affect planning
  • The characteristics of a good organizational system
  • A plan for an efficient workspace, including a customized information center and a filing system
  • A system that will allow you to process any type of information that crosses your desk, including e-mail, electronic files, paper files, voice mail, text messages, and drop-in visitors
  • How to use the Eisenhower principle to prioritize work
  • Ways of saying no
  • How routines can simplify their lives
  • How to identify why they procrastinate and methods for tackling tasks

Course contents

Introduction and Course Overview

You will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.


Personal Best, Professional Best

To begin, participants will discuss what affects a first impression and how they can improve the impression they give to others.


Understanding Personal Efficiency

Participants will explore what personal productivity means to them and others, and what it might feel like. We’ll also discuss how personal productivity is similar to (and different from) basic time management.


Developing the Right Attitude

This session will give participants some useful attitudes to cultivate and some skills that they might want to work on. You will also discuss why multi-tasking is a myth.


Laying the Foundation

Your daily and weekly task lists are in fact only the tip of your personal to-do list. This session will show participants how to create a strong foundation for their daily plan: a vision statement, dreams, and goals.


The Building Blocks of a Good Organizational System

After the lunch break, participants will brainstorm a list of characteristics of a good organizational system. You will also explore Pareto’s principle, also known as the 80/20 rule.



2 days
28 October 2019 to 29 October 2019
8:30am - 4:30pm