Improve your priority planning process and enhance your focus
At a Glance
Who Should Attend:
Individuals, supervisors and senior managers who must understand the strategic direction of their business and create an effective plan for execution.
One-day, instructor-led session
Follow-up coaching session to reinforce learning
Comprehensive Learning Guide and Resource Manual
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Learn to make effective choices when faced with increasing demands and responsibilities. Select the right tasks, at the right time, every time.
Discover a proven, small project management process including the importance of action planning, and acquire the tools you need to make things happen.
This course will help you:
Deliver improved results
Overcome barriers to achievement
Recognize what's urgent and what's important
Turn intentions into actions
Learn how to plan your projects
Handle higher volume at a faster pace
Commit to values and goals
Focus on your business' strategic direction
"The Priority Planning course has allowed me to use that personal productivity and organization to take a structured approach to meeting my goals. The results have surpassed my expectations. Richard provides excellent post training support, which I have also found an invaluable aid to implementing the techniques. What was evident during the courses is that Richard really understands his subject area and knows how to apply that knowledge. In addition he has a relaxed style that works well with the subject matter."
EMC Computer Systems
The Priority Planning Workshop is designed to help you develop the knowledge and the skills required to maximize your performance and productivity at work.
At the end of the workshop, you will be better able to choose the right task, use the right tools and apply the right process to achieve great results.
Unit 1: Workshop Goals
Introduces you to the program materials, processes, tools and goals. Core competencies are highlighted for each unit and workshop exercises are designed to apply best practice behaviours.
Unit 2: Self-Assessment
Provides an opportunity to surface challenges both at work and at home and examines your current skill level to meet them. Results are plotted onto the WorkSkills Matrix.
Unit 3: The Productivity Formula
Emphasizes that while task achievement is a top priority, the processes and tools you choose are critical to the accomplishment of your desired results.
Unit 4: Define Your Purpose
Identifies and clarifies the key organizational strategies and aligns specific tasks and activities that support their achievement. You select a key strategy for application of the Priority Planning process.
Core Competencies: Independence, Innovation, Conceptual Thinking
Behaviours: Confidence, Balance, Focus
Unit 5: Establish Your Goals
Examines the Decide-Do-Deliver model of work. You will learn how to develop a strategic goal to enhance performance within your chosen key strategy, and gain commitment from others with a process for team decision-making.
Core Competencies: Strategic Thinking, Flexibility, Results Orientation
Behaviours: Goal Setting, Decision Making, Planning
Unit 6: Turn Intentions Into Actions
Focuses attention on the process and tools to make things happen back on the job. You learn the importance of action planning with a proven small project management process.
Core Competencies: Thoroughness, Efficiency, Concern for Impact
Behaviours: Project Planning, Delegation
Unit 7: Deliver the Results
Emphasizes the needs for good communication, including influencing.
The meeting process is reviewed and you learn the skills necessary to better coordinate the commitments of others.
Core Competencies: Influencing, Persuasion, Initiative
Behaviours: Communication, Meeting Planning, Teamwork
Unit 8: Learn From Experience
Develops a specific process to highlight what we have learned in order to evaluate the experience of proper planning and to continuously improve the process.
Core Competencies: Ability to Learn, Self-Development, Flexibility
Behaviours: Continuous Improvement, Self-Appraisal, Coaching
Unit 9: Team/Company Assessment
Re-visiting the WorkSkills Matrix™ in order to assess your team's specific challenges and skills related to the Priority Planning process.
Unit 10: Learning Transfer - Back On The Job
Summarizes the workshop highlights and provides a simple transfer of the action plan back to the workplace.