Workplace Effectiveness Workshop: Solutions for Today’s Ultra-Busy Professionals


Training to Improve Workplace Productivity & Personal Effectiveness

Learn more than just time management techniques.

Missed deadlines, churning priorities, and long hours plague today’s top achievers. This novel, control-point technique obsoletes traditional time and task management and helps today’s busy professionals manage multiple priorities and projects with ease.

This is not just another Time Management Training Session.

We call it: Control-Point Time & Task Management Solutions

This course was developed and exclusively facilitated by Ron Black.


Participants learn how to get in control of the results that really count to improve their productivity, effectiveness, job satisfaction, and sense of well-being. Combining the best of traditional time management approaches and the control-point management technique delivers practical strategies, tactics, tools and techniques that can be quickly learned and applied. 

Learn to implement new time management techniques and strategies:

  • How to use time control points to add hours back to your week 
  • Traction point thinking - that eliminates your “time wasters” 
  • The most common stressors – and how to bust them 
  • Overcome the “big three” productivity killers: procrastination, disorganization and interruptions


Discover how to take control of your time

Manage priorities

Eliminate time wasters

Control your work space and

Get more done and get home with more energy left to live.


Who Should Attend

Executives, managers, supervisors and all staff members who want to get more done with less stress and effectively balance work and personal priorities. This course is packed with tips and “how-tos.”


Training Benefits

  • Apply a “control-point” time and task management solution
  • Set clear and realistic personal and professional goals 
  • Apply the strategic principle of urgency vs. importance in your daily work 
  • Describe the Pareto principle and how it can be used to prioritize work 
  • Recognize the four common productivity killers and implement strategies to deal with them 
  • Describe how workload, productivity and stress are interrelated 
  • Describe three ways to reduce stress 
  • Utilize the four key elements of an effective work plan 
  • Identify and communicate to colleagues and clients the realistic time-frames for tasks and deliverables 
  • Apply best practices for using email, personal organizers and phones
  • Implement best practices for meetings, web-meetings, teleconferences
  • Create a personal action plan for applying your learning


Overview of Concepts and Deliverables Provided

Module 1: Best Work Habits Module: Personal Efficiency and Effective Work Practices, to address the principles of effective work practices, including:

  • Creating Success
    • Five Daily Productivity Imperatives
    • The Golden Rules of Achievement
  • The Elements Of Achievement
    • Definitions—the Vocabulary of Success
    • Characteristics of Effective Goals
    • Right-Sizing Your Goals
    • Communicating Time Milestones
    • Focusing on the Results You Want
  • Balancing Your Time
    • Important vs. Urgent Decision Matrix
    • Pareto’s Principle
    • Parkinson’s Law
  • Productivity Principles
    • Conventional Prioritization
    • Importance x Urgency = Priority
    • Slight-Edge Theory
    • Know Your Energy Cycle
    • Strategic Reserve Time
  • Control-Point Time And Task Management
    • Establishing Daily Focus Zones
    • Activity and Task Control Points
    • Communicating the Control Points
    • Managing Productivity with Milestones
    • Managing Workloads During Change 

Module 2: Paperwork and Personal Organization Module: Efficient Office, Desk and Personal Workspaces. By understanding the principles of how to manage one’s desk and paperwork, participants will recover time and increase their effectiveness.

  • Control-Point Management For Small Projects
    • Four Keys to Project Success
    • Work Breakdown Structure / To-Do List
    • Creating the Task List Control Chart Exercise
    • Creating a Realistic Schedule
    • Gantt, Network and Sticky-Note Schedules
    • White-Board Planning

Module 3: Electronic Module - Effective use of e-mail, voicemail and electronics. Most people are bogged down with overflowing e-mail and voicemail inboxes, and spend most of their time reacting to interruptions rather than focusing on the work that matters. Participants will learn how to use their electronic systems more effectively and develop solutions to organize and control electronic information flow and communications.

  • Dealing With Productivity Obstacles
    • The Big Four Productivity Killers
    • The Productivity/Stress Continuum
    • Dealing with Stress
    • Interruptions: Outcomes and Options
    • Using Email Effectively
    • Mastering Electronic Calendars and Organizers
    • Defeating Disorganization with Systems and Spaces
    • Leading Productive Meetings, Web-Meetings and Teleconferences


Everyone leaves this session with specific and practical how-to’s to take control of their time, priorities, tools and workspace to get more done and get home with more energy left to live.