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5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity


In today's world, there is a greater abundance of opportunity for both organizations and individuals to accomplish extraordinary goals. However, all too often, the demands of our jobs, coupled with the barrage of information coming at us from so many sources (e.g. texts, emails, reports, tweets, blogs, web-sites, etc.) is overwhelming, exhausting and distracting. The sheer volume of distractions threatens our ability to think clearly and make good decisions. If we react to these stimuli without careful discernment, we will sink into a sea of irrelevancy and fail to accomplish the things that matter most in our professional and personal lives.  The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity enables a significant amount of time and energy to be spent on life’s most important objectives.


When we deliberately pay attention to the most important things amidst the distractions, we can harness the opportunities and technologies available today and soar to creative and innovative heights. The difference between sinking and soaring is our ability to make wise choices. In Franklin Covey’s 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity course, participants learn a process which, when followed, will dramatically increase their ability to achieve life’s most important outcomes. Backed by science and years of experience, this course will produce a measurable increase in productivity and an inner sense of fulfillment and accomplishment. This time and life management workshop will help you make the right choices as you plan your day, week and life. You will align your daily and weekly tasks with the most important goals. You will move from being buried alive to extraordinary productivity!

 December 1, 2015

Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm

Facilitated by:
Lorea Belle Seidel,
Associate Director of Human Resources
Mary Stall, HR Specialist, Organizational Effectiveness

Location: HR Training Room, 208 Expressway Tower

Parking: Park in the All-University Parking (AUP) east of the building.

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Dress: We encourage you to dress in layers to ensure your comfort in the room throughout the day.

If you have taken the Focus: Achieving Your Highest Priorities class in the last 2 years, we ask that you not sign up for 5 Choices at this time. This will allow your colleagues who have not had benefit of this content to attend the course. 5 Choices will be replacing Focus as an updated version of Franklin Covey’s deep dive into Habit 3 – Putting First Things First – from the timeless 7 Habits of Highly Effective People course.