2012 Productivity Series

Each month, the 2012 Productivity Series offers a ninety-minute session on timely topics in productivity, workflow, efficiency, satisfaction and time management. Events are held on the first Thursday of each month at 4:00PM at 2450 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208.

The Power of “No”

Thursday, May 3 at 4:00PM

Learning to say “no” is one of the best ways to improve productivity at the office, but doing so can be incredibly difficult. In this session, we will talk about the true meaning of “no”, show how “no” actually shows loyalty, focus, and specialization, discuss strategies for saying “no” in a positive way and use “no” to separate real urgency from false urgency. Register now

Escaping Death by Meeting

Thursday, June 7 at 4:00PM

This program helps participants learn ways to improve how to spend time face-to-face. We cover effective agenda planning, creating meeting documentation, systems for motivating attendance and techniques for improving meeting culture. Register now

Productivity for Non-Profit Pros

Thursday, July 5 at 4:00PM

In the non-profit world, time spent at our desks battling email, processing paperwork or answering phone calls can feel a world away from the important work of our cause. Learn techniques for increasing productivity that can help you get more done so you can help other achieve their goals. Register now

No More Duct Tape: Ending Half-Baked Procedures

Thursday, Aug 2 at 4:00PM

It’s important be creative at work, but not when you are doing something you do every day. If you’re frustrated by “half-baked” procedures that are informal, take too much time, or are never done consistently, come to this workshop! You will learn tools for taking control of broken processes. Register now

The Battle for Your Inbox: Managing Email

Thursday, September 6 at 4:00PM

No force in the modern workplace is more daunting than email. This seminar provides a comprehensive plan to help you regain control -not through a handful of tricks, but by adopting a new perspective. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops so that we can spend some time developing personal strategies. Register now

Email Advanced: Mastering Outlook

Thursday, October 4 at 4:00PM

Microsoft Outlook remains the dominant software application for managing our professional correspondence and activities. Learn advanced features of Outlook including shortcuts, message conversion, delayed delivery, keystroke automation and more! Bring your laptop to the session to put these ideas into action. Register now

Social Media: Productive or a Waste of Time?

Thursday, November 1 at 4:00PM

The social web can be source of progress, not a waste of time. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media services have incredible hype. But can these tools actually benefit you and your business? Learn how to make your use of social media productive in this interactive seminar. Register now

Time Management in Stressful Times

Thursday, December 6 at 4:00PM

“The modern office” writes CNN contributor Jason Fried, “is an interruption factory.” With electronic gadgets, endless meetings, overflowing email and unbelievable demands, managing time today may be more difficult than ever. Relearn how to focus and be productive despite our overstimulated world. Register now

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