coursePersonal Development: How to set goals, effective planning & Strategy Training 5 Course Bundle

Get Getting Stuff Done - Personal Development Boot Camp, Goal Setting, Effective Planning and Scheduling, Strategic Planning, and Time Management - Get Organized for Peak Performance in this Bundle

Getting Stuff Done - Personal Development Boot Camp: Explore What Personal Efficiency Is All About

Like any other personal challenge, time management requires a customized system that works for you. This course will give you a number of organizational tools and techniques to consider. At the end of the course, you will have a personal productivity plan that you can apply right away.

To start this course, you’ll explore what personal efficiency is all about, as well as useful attitudes and skills that you might want to develop. Then, you’ll outline your vision statement, dreams, and goals. Next, you’ll learn about the 80/20 system, what characteristics your organizational system should have, how to design a functional workspace, and techniques for organizing your daily to-do items. You’ll also learn how to set up and maintain information management systems (both physical and virtual), prioritize tasks, create routines, and tackle procrastination. Finally, you’ll learn how to get organized at home.

Goal Setting: Turn Your Dreams Into Reality

We all have things we want in life. This course will show you how to take the things that you dream about and wish for, and turn them into reality.

In this course, you will create your personal vision, identify your values, and make a bucket list. From there, you’ll create goals with SPIRIT, set up support systems, learn how to deal with setbacks, and identify ways to get started on your journey right now.

Effective Planning and Scheduling: Learn How To Use Planning And Scheduling Tools

Creating an accurate schedule is more of an art than a science. However, there are some tools and techniques that you can use to be as precise as possible. This course will introduce you to the most commonly used tools and show you how to apply them to everyday scenarios. We recommend that you complete “Intermediate Project Management” before beginning this course.

This course will teach you how to use a variety of planning and scheduling tools, including the work breakdown structure, network diagrams, program evaluation and review technique (PERT), and Gantt charts. You will also learn how to properly estimate time, schedule resources, identify task dependencies, manage risks, communicate your schedule, and keep the schedule updated.

Strategic Planning: Learn How To Strategize A Solid Plan For Your Business

A solid strategic plan is essential for business success. It should outline your values, mission, vision, strategy, and your plan for getting there.

If you and the people who work with you don’t understand where the company is going, they may all develop their own priorities and actually prevent you from getting where you need to be. Part of getting everyone on board is creating a strategic plan complete with the organization’s values, vision, and mission. Then, there’s the challenge of bringing these principles to life in a meaningful way that people can relate to. This course will help you describe what you want to do and get people where you want to go.

A good strategic plan describes what the owners want the business to do and how to get there. This course will help you identify all the pieces of a strategic plan and how to put them together to create something meaningful.

Time Management - Get Organized for Peak Performance: Make The Most Out Of Your Time

Time is money, the saying goes, and lots of it gets lost in disorganization and disruption. This course will give you some ways to get organized and make the most of your time.

In this course, you will learn how to organize your workflow and office space, use your planner effectively, and delegate some of your work to other people.

Recognition & Accreditation

These courses are internationally recognized and accredited by the International Association of Online Training Standards (IAOTS). The courses offered by e-Courses4You are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily, so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. e-Courses4You is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.

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What The Course Will Teach You:

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  • Tackling Procrastination
  • Understanding the Importance of Goal Setting
  • Creating Your Personal Vision Statement
  • What is a Work Breakdown Structure?
  • Understanding Strategic Planning
  • Much more...

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Units Of Study

Course 1 - Certificate In Getting Stuff Done - Personal Development Boot Camp

Session 1: Course Overview

Learning Objectives
Pre-Assignment: Purpose
Pre-Assignment: Steps
Pre-Assignment: Images

Session 2: Understanding Personal Efficiency

Defining Personal Efficiency
In the Groove
A Holistic Approach
Time Management vs. Personal Productivity

Session 3: Developing the Right Attitude

Useful Skill Sets
Useful Attitudes
Why Multi-Tasking is a Myth

Session 4: Laying the Foundation

Creating a Personal Vision Statement
Step One: Identifying Your Values
Bringing It All Together
Step Three: Put it all Together
Making Connections
Identifying Dreams and Setting Goals
Getting Some Ideas
SPIRIT
Putting it All Together

Session 5: The Building Blocks of a Good Organizational System

Pareto's Principle
Characteristics of a Good Organizational System
Building a Customizable System

Session 6: Creating the Right Environment

Garbage Out!
Step Two: Make an Action Plan
Step Three: Get Started, Part One
Step Three: Get Started, Part Two
Step Four: Finish the Task
Laying Out Your Workspace, Part One
Laying Out Your Workspace, Part Two
Re-Designing Your Workspace
Setting up a Daily System
Priority Tray
The Incubator
Sample Incubator
Using the Incubator
Using the Incubator Each Day
Setting up a Filing System
Four File Types
Filing Tips
Putting Everything Back Together
Putting it in Action, Part 1

Session 7: Setting up your Virtual Environment

Organizing Electronic Files
Tips and Tricks
Making Your E-Mail Program Work for You
Commit to Your E-mail Program
Take Some Training
Set Up Folders
Schedule Backups and Archives
Automate What You Can
Use Time-Saving Tools
Exploring Applications
Top Applications

Session 8: Setting up Your Information Management Center

Key Components of a System, Part 1
Key Components of a System, Part 2
Case Study: Sarah the Salesperson
Case Study: Walter the Writer
Case Study: Edna the Executive Assistant
Making Connections
Lessons Learned, Part 1
Lessons Learned Part 2

Session 9: Managing Information in Six Easy Steps

GOPHER It!
Processing E-Mail Messages
Digging Donald out of the Hole
Problem One
Problem Two
Problem Three

Session 10: Prioritizing Your Tasks

The Urgent-Important Matrix
Matrix Overview
Quadrant 1: Urgent and Important
Quadrant 2: Important but Not Urgent
Quadrant 3: Urgent but Not Important
Quadrant 4: Not Urgent and Not Important
Putting Tasks in Their Place

Session 11: Saying No

Techniques for Saying No, Part One
Techniques for Saying No, Part Two
Techniques for Saying No, Part Three
Techniques for Saying No, Part Four

Session 12: Creating Routines

Why Routines?
Start of Day Routine
End of Day Routine
Dealing with E-mail

Session 13: Stopping Procrastination Now (Not Later!)

Tackling Procrastination
A Challenge to Change, Part 1
A Challenge to Change, Part 2
A Challenge to Change, Part 3
A Challenge to Change, Part 4

Session 14: Applying Our Lessons at Home

Meals
Exercise
Fun Stuff
Children
Chores
General Organization

Session 15: A Personal Action Plan

Starting Point
Where I Want to Go
How I Will Get There

Course 2 - Certificate In Goal Setting

Session 1: Course Overview

Learning Objectives
Pre-Assignment
Making Connections

Session 2: Pre-Assignment Review

Pre-Assignment Review Questions

Session 3: Self-Understanding

Understanding the Importance of Goal Setting
Choosing a Mentor
Making Connections

Session 4: Laying the Foundation

Creating Your Personal Vision Statement
Step One: Identify Your Values
Step Two: Define Your Values
Step Three: Put It All Together
A Closer Look
Where our Values Live

Session 5: What’s In Your Bucket?

The Bucket Principle
Digging Deeper into the Bucket
Steps to Success

Session 6: Getting Down to Business

Identifying Goals
Goals in Real Life
Stretch Goals and Risk Taking
The Big Picture
Goals with SPIRIT
My Dreams and Goals

Session 7: Getting Started Today

Ready, Set, Go!
Prioritizing Tools
Visualization Techniques
Trying it Out
Support Systems
Action Planning and Follow-Through
Motivators

Session 8: Dealing with Setbacks

Everyone Has Setbacks

Session 9: A Personal Action Plan

Starting Point
Where I Want to Go
How I Will Get There

Course 3 - Certificate In Effective Planning and Scheduling

Session 1: Course Overview

Learning Objectives
Pre-Assignment

Session 2: Projects and Schedules

Making Connections

Session 3: The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

What is a Work Breakdown Structure?
Sample WBS
The Role of a Work Breakdown Structure
Creating a Work Breakdown Structure
Steps for Creating the Work Breakdown Structure
Types of Work Breakdown Structure Diagrams: Deliverable-Based
Types of Work Breakdown Structure Diagrams: Activity-Based
Types of Work Breakdown Structure Diagrams: Deliverable/Activity-Based
Work Breakdown Structure Formats
Indented List
Spreadsheet
Organizational Chart
Work Breakdown Structure Numbering
Sample Numbering
What is a Work Breakdown Structure Dictionary?
Samples
Work Breakdown Structure Exercise

Session 4: Estimating Activity Durations

Estimating Tips and Techniques
Sample Spreadsheet
Gathering Resources
Activity List
Resources
Estimating Activity Durations
Tips for Increasing Estimation Accuracy

Session 5: Camping Case Study

Camping Case Study

Session 6: Identifying Task Dependencies

About Task Dependencies
Washing a Car
Key Questions
Dependency Definitions
Task Dependency Types
FS: Finish-to-Start
SF: Start-to-Finish
FF: Finish to Finish
Case Study: Trip to New York

Session 7: Aligning Resources with Activities

Definitions
Resource Breakdown Structure
Sample Resource Breakdown Structure
Creating the Resource Breakdown Structure
Availability and Skills, Part One
Availability and Skills, Part Two
Availability and Skills, Part Three
Resource Calendars
Stages of Resource Scheduling
Definition
Allocation
Aggregation
Leveling
Considering the Constraints
Resource Turnover
Case Study: Planning an Outdoor Concert
Task Two
Task Three

Session 8: Project Planning

Network Diagrams
About Activity on Node Diagrams
Sample Activity on Node Diagram
About Activity on Arrow Diagrams
Sample Activity on Arrow Diagram
Critical Path Method
Sample Project
Creating a Network Diagram
Starting Network Diagram
Perform Forward Pass through Network
Perform Backward Pass through Network
Determine Slack
Establish the Critical Path
Critical Path Exercise
Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT)
The PERT Formula
Creating Time Estimates
Making Connections
The Value of PERT
About Gantt Charts
Sample Gantt Chart One
Sample Gantt Chart Two
Gantt Chart Exercise

Session 9: Scheduling Software

Choosing the Right Tools
How Do You Know What Software is Best For You?
Open Workbench
Microsoft Project

Session 10: Uncertainty and Risk Management

About Risk Management
Sample Risk Register
Risk Management Planning
Identification of Risk
Quantification of Risk
Responding to Risk
Monitoring and Controlling Risk
Mini Case Study
Pre-Assignment Review

Session 11: Communication Strategies

About Communication
Purpose
Information Required
Frequency
Method
Tips for Successful Communication
Team Members
Project Stakeholders
Project Team
Other Special Target Groups/End Users
Cross-Functional Teams
Communication Exercise

Session 12: Creating a Viable Schedule

Creating a Schedule
Common Scheduling Problems (Part One)
Common Scheduling Problems (Part Two)

Session 13: Updating and Monitoring the Schedule

Schedule Updates
Frequency of Updates
Receiving Updates
Format for Updates
Format for Updates
Better Predicting
Schedule Monitoring
Case Study
Questions

Session 14: A Personal Action Plan

Starting Point
Where I Want to Go
How I Will Get There

Course 4 - Certificate In Strategic Planning

Session 1: Course Overview

Learning Objectives
Pre-Assignment

Session 2: Understanding Strategic Planning

Understanding Strategic Planning
Understanding Your Stakeholders
Getting Focused
Making Connections
Pyramid Structure

Session 3: Identifying Our Values

Pre-Assignment Review
Option B
Creating Value Statements
Making Connections

Session 4: Designing Our Vision

The Vision Process
Case Study
Moving Forward
Moving Forward
Defining Your Vision

Session 5: On a Mission

Defining Your Mission Statement
Examples
Designing a Mission Statement

Session 6: Performing a SWOT Analysis

What is a SWOT Analysis?
SWOT Matrix
SWOT Checklist
Individual Analyses
SWOT Ratings
Part Two: Reflection

Session 7: Setting Goals

Fitting into the Plan
The Four Perspectives
Timeline for Your Plan
Goals with SPIRIT
Getting Into It

Session 8: Assigning Roles, Responsibilities, and Accountabilities

Who Does What and When?
Making Connections
Establishing Priorities
Types of Decisions
Rephrase the Problem
Rephrase the Problem
Expose and Challenge Assumptions
Use Facts
Grow Your Thinking
Shrink Your Environment Temporarily
Practice Multiple Perspectives
Turn it Upside Down
Frame the Problem Purposely and Positively
Summary
Problem Solving in Action

Session 9: The Full Picture

Strategic Planning Snapshot

Session 10: Gathering Support

Introduction
Accountabilities
Complete
Putting It Into Practice

Session 11: Making the Change

Getting Ready
Case Study
Making Connections
The Three Phases
Endings
Transitions/Neutral Zone
Insights
Control and Change

Session 12: How Does It Look?

Presenting Your Ideas
Infographics
Presentations
Creative Considerations

Session 13: Getting There

Planning for Problems
Security Considerations
Making it Great
Sample Strategy Map
Sample Strategy Map
Sample Balanced Scorecard

Session 14: Mocking Up the Process

Case Study
SWOT Analysis 1
SWOT Analysis 2
Strategic Planning Framework

A Personal Action Plan

Starting Point
Where I Want to Go
How I Will Get There

Course 5 - Certificate In Time Management - Get Organized for Peak Performance

Session 1: Course Overview

Learning Objectives
Pre-Assignment

Session 2: The Power of a Change

Your Bucket List
1 to 10
11 to 20
21 to 30
31 to 40
41 to 50
Pre-Assignment Review

Session 3: Changing Our Perspective

Making Changes
Connecting with People
Paperwork
Reading
Exercise
Summarizing the Priorities
Case Study, Part One
Case Study, Part Two
Questions

Session 4: Setting Goals

The Dot Exercise
Setting Goals
Setting Goals with SPIRIT
Setting a SPIRIT Goal

Session 5: Planning Tips and Tricks

Guidelines for Efficient Planning
Using a Guideline
Making Plans
Organizing Your Work Area and Your Paperwork
Using a Tip

Session 6: Setting Up a Routine

How Routines Can Help You
Creating a Routine
What to Include?
Creating Your Routine

Session 7: Doing it Right

Balance
Balancing Your Week
Organize Your Time
Organizing Yourself
Let Things Go
Delegate
Five Levels and Five Steps of Delegation
Delegating Work
The Story
Managing Time
Questions, Part 1
Questions, Part 2
Discussing Sheila

Session 8: Putting an End to Procrastination

Eating a Frog
Choose the Ugly One
Clearing Out the Frogs

Session 9: Getting Organized

Surface of the Desk
Contents of the Desk
Getting Rid of Clutter
Guidelines for Keeping a Piece of Paper
Cleaning Up

Session 10: Organizing Your Files

Sorting Based on File Type
File Categories
Working Files
Reference Files
Archive Files
Disaster Files
Your Filing System
Electronic Files
Your Electronic Files
Briefcase
The Batching Technique
Batching Tasks

Session 11: Managing Your Workload

Managing E-mail
Looking at Your E-mail
Working Effectively with E-mail
Mary Marvelous
Question
Our Recommendation
Next Steps
Workload Analysis
The 168 Hour Plan
Using Your Time
More or Less
Happiness and Me Time
Regrets

Session 12: A Personal Action Plan

Starting Point
Where I Want to Go
How I Will Get There

Training Features

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Our courseware includes instructor-led demonstrations and visual presentations that allow students to develop their skills based on real world scenarios explained by the instructor. eCourses4You always focuses on real world scenarios and skill-set development.

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eCourses4You’s custom practice exams prepare you for your exams differently and more effectively than the traditional exam preps on the market. You will have practice quizzes after each module to ensure you are confident on the topic you have completed before proceeding.

This will allow you to gauge your effectiveness before moving to the next module in your course. eCourses4You Courses also include practice exams designed to replicate and mirror the environment in the testing center. These exams are on average 100 questions to ensure you are 100% prepared before taking your certification exam.

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Windows:

Microsoft Windows XP, or later
Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS:

OSX/iOS 6 or later
Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems:

Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities (We recommend Google Chrome)