: 9am - 4:30pm | Monday 1/12/09 or
Where: Council for Entrepreneurial Development
How: Register online...
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Each workshop is strictly limited to 30 people to promote close interaction with the instructor. You must sign up by January 9th to attend the workshop. So register now to reserve your spot!
This workshop will help any professional looking to improve productivity and effectiveness while reducing stress and overload. The concepts are relevant to those in user experience, product development, and related disciplines--including researchers, information architects, designers, analysts, and managers.
About the Workshop
Start the year by freeing up your brain so you can think clearly, do more, and work creatively!
In this fast-paced full-day workshop, you will learn modern techniques to juggle and prioritize all the information constantly coming at you: dozens of projects, round-the-clock demands for your attention, and the perpetual overload of email and IM.
You'll apply the concepts using hands-on exercises at the individual, small group, and large group levels. You'll leave with a solid system for doing your job more productively, with less effort, and a greater sense of control.
What You'll Learn
Just as there are principles and guidelines for designing user interfaces, there are smart approaches for designing and managing your personal workspace and system. Matthew Cornell will introduce concrete techniques that will help you…
- Channel the flow of all incoming work, including email, calls, and paperwork,
- Capture the loose ends that occupy your mind and hamper your creativity,
- Reduce stress and overload at work and improve your work-life balance,
- Turn anything requiring your attention into clear, actionable work,
- Create a comprehensive inventory of your projects, actions, and delegated tasks, and
- Start implementing a customized system with your favorite tool - Outlook, Gmail, or iPhone.
At the end you'll have learned in detail all aspects of managing the "incoming stuff" in your life, how to more effectively follow through, and how to make consistent progress on simultaneous projects. Finally, you'll experience the relief of capturing everything that was on your mind, and have the confidence of knowing how to handle whatever comes at you in 2009.
About the Speaker
Matthew Cornell is a consultant specializing in productivity. He has worked with executives at NASA, Dr. Hauschka Skin Care, and the National Science Foundation's prestigious CASA Engineering Research Center. He contributes expert opinions to media (including Men's Health magazine) and his work is regularly featured on leading productivity sites such as 43 Folders and Lifehack.com. He has degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and more than 20 year of experience in software development. Matthew resides with his family in Western Massachusetts.
Matthew's influential blog has gained thousands of readers, thanks to insightful articles like "Add, subtract, multiply, divide: Productivity lessons from basic math".
What UX professionals are saying about Matt…
"Matt guided me through the process of organizing my office and taught me how simple it can be to keep my desktop clean, my email inbox empty, and my mind focused on the task at hand. He is a knowledgeable, patient teacher who offers wonderful insight and guidance about modern productivity techniques."
-- Liza Cunningham, President, FireHaus Studio, Inc. | User Experience Design