Personal & Professional Development

Franklin Covey 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity

Course Code: 01-14-PS24
Move from being buried alive to extraordinary productivity. When we deliberately pay attention to the most important things amidst the distractions, we can harness the opportunities and technologies available today and soar to creative and innovative heights.

The difference between sinking and soaring is our ability to make wise choices. In FranklinCovey’s 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity course, participants learn a process which, when followed, will dramatically increase their ability to achieve life’s most important outcomes. Backed by science and years of experience, this course will produce a measurable increase in productivity and an inner sense of fulfillment and accomplishment. This time and life management workshop will help you make the right choices as you plan your day, week and life. You will align your daily and weekly tasks with the most important goals. You will move from being buried alive to extraordinary productivity!

A critical part of this workshop involves a pre-work assignment to be completed before the class. You will be receiving information about 2 weeks before the workshop from the instructor outlining the pre-work assignment that includes a benchmark assessment.

Performance Objectives: Upon completion of this course you should be able to:

  • In today’s world there are so many options about how to spend one’s time and energy. You will learn to approach each day with an 'importance mindset' and to identify and eliminate those activities that distract you from achieving your organizations most important goals.
  • Clearly defining the highest aspirations and desired outcomes in your professional and personal roles provides direction and motivation for achieving extraordinary results. You will define extraordinary outcomes for your roles which help you focus your efforts to measure day-to-day decisions.
  • Consistently planning activities around identified 'most important outcomes' creates a pattern of focus and success. You will learn the process for creating weekly and daily plans that will produce extraordinary outcomes.
  • Building reliable email, task, calendaring, contracts and notes processes that support achieving important outcomes is essential to the ability to focus. You will learn rules to maximize the use of platforms such as Microsoft Outlook in building a reliable personal information system.
  • Constantly and consistently renewing oneself ensures there will be plenty of energy throughout the day to focus on important activities. You will create a plan that will ignite your body’s mental, physical, emotional and spiritual energy.

Competencies covered in this course: Personal Skill Development

Intended Audience: Public sector employees