This activity-based, half-day Taking Productivity to the Next Level training course explores two main ideas: how do people make choices about how they spend their time? And how can they ‘get in flow’ to maximise their productivity in the time that they have?
The myth of multi-tasking will be exploded and replaced with mindfulness – enabling focus in the moment. Participants will explore how mindfulness can be applied to problem solving, conflict management and empathy – leading to greater understanding, faster results and greater harmony.
The research of psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, the father of ‘flow’, will be used to give participants the tools to get in a flow state where their productivity is optimised.
Mindfulness and flow are fantastic tools and ways of being, but when should someone use them? The course looks at the other major impact on productivity; time - how to decide what to spend it on?
Participants will leave an action packed half-day with both tools and strategies to optimise their productivity.
We use secure Video Conferencing with interactive features such as live polling, screen sharing, whiteboards, live chat and breakout sessions. Please discuss your preferred platform, most commonly we use Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business, Webex or Zoom upon request.
These courses are facilitated in English, and are open to people from different industries across New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong - this is a short but powerful learning experience that gives you global collaboration opportunities. Our trainers and processes have been refined to give you a personalised learning experience where it is specifically targeted to your needs.
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|Advanced Skills for Elite Personal Assistants and Executive Assistants - 3hours||0.5 day course||14 July|
|Coaching and Mentoring Training - 3hours||0.5 day course||12 August|
|Communication Skills Training - 3hours||0.5 day course||12 July|
|Conflict Resolution Training - 3hours||0.5 day course||20 July|
|Dealing With Difficult People in the Workplace - 3hours||0.5 day course||26 August|
|Email Etiquette Training - 3hours||0.5 day course||7 July|
|Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Training - 3hours||0.5 day course||21 July|
|Foundation Skills for Elite Personal Assistants and Executive Assistants Training Course - 3hours||0.5 day course||12 August|
|Giving Constructive Feedback Training - 3hours||0.5 day course||14 September|
|Knowledge Management (KM) Training - 3hours||0.5 day course||3 August|
|Minute-Taking Training - 3hours||0.5 day course||15 July|
|Negotiation Training - 3hours||0.5 day course||29 July|
|Sales Training - 3hours||0.5 day course||19 July|
|Supervising Others Training - 3hours||0.5 day course||19 July|
|Time Management Training - 3hours||0.5 day course||2 August|
|Assertiveness and Self Confidence Training - 3hours||0.5 day course||4 August|
|Business Writing Essentials for the Modern Workplace - 3hours||0.5 day course||27 July|
|Customer Service Training - 3hours||0.5 day course||22 July|
|Leadership Development Training - Become THE leader - 3hours||0.5 day course||5 August|
|Leadership Development Training - Managing your Team - 3hours||0.5 day course||5 August|
|Professional Telephone Skills - 3hours||0.5 day course||28 July|
|Managing Difficult Conversations Training - 3hours||0.5 day course||21 July|
|Body Language Training - 3hours||0.5 day course||9 August|
|Behavioural Interview Techniques Training - 3hours||0.5 day course||5 July|
|Facilitation Skills Training - 3hours||0.5 day course||9 August|
|Effective Delegation Training - 3hours||0.5 day course||13 July|
|Business Ethics Training - 3hours||0.5 day course||8 July|
|Overcoming Objections Sales Training - 3hours||0.5 day course||22 July|
|Recruitment and Selection Training - 3hours||0.5 day course||18 August|
|PPA - Building Team Synergy - 3hours||0.5 day course||3 August|
|PPA - Identifying Difference as Opportunities - 3hours||0.5 day course||12 August|
|PPA - Problem Solving with a Growth Mindset - 3hours||0.5 day course||9 August|
|PPA - Resilience and You - 3hours||0.5 day course||9 August|
|PPA - Taking Productivity to the Next Level - 3hours||0.5 day course||12 August|
|Managing Workplace Diversity Training - 3hours||0.5 day course||20 July|
|Managing Virtual Teams Training - 3hours||0.5 day course||28 July|
|Job Search and Application Skills - 3hours||0.5 day course||29 July|
|Job Interview Skills - 3hours||0.5 day course||29 July|
|Achieving better Time Management while working from home - 3hours||0.5 day course||2 August|
|Master Virtual Training - 3hours||0.5 day course||18 January|
|Practical ways of becoming more Resilient Training Course - 3hours||0.5 day course||9 August|
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|Active Listening Training - The secret of great communicators! - 3hours||0.5 day course||12 July|
|Change Management - Understanding Change (90 Mins)||0.1 day course||14 July|
|Influence and Persuasion at Work Training - 3hours||0.5 day course||15 July|
This Course will provide practical skills and techniques to help people improve their workplace performance in the following areas:
Every Live Online Class Booking Entitles
you to a $100 discount on an
in-person public class.
(Discount valid for 18-months)
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Maximising Productivity, Proactivity and Quality
In this half-day, workshop-style training session we explore the concept of "Multi-tasking" and how a better approach to improving productivity is to replace 'multi-tasking' with 'mindfulness' and focus on being 'in the moment'.
Next we explore the concept of 'flow' and how to best align yourself with being 'in the flow' when conducting work-related tasks. The lesson touches on how managers can improve the 'flow' of their team members.
Finally we consider on the concept of 'time' and how to avoid procrastination while focusing on, and developing priorities, which aid in maximising both personal and team-based productivity while improving the quality of outcomes at the same time.
PD Training's new signature series program - Productive People Advantage brings together the best activity-based learning, incorporates practical workplace tools, and leverages the latest research in neuroscience, psychometric profiling and emotional intelligence in new ways to develop and measure previously elusive to target or measure capabilities.
In collaboration with our clients, trainers, participants across the globe and our research & development partners (The OrgDev Institute and Leading Dimensions Consulting), PD Training has developed Productive People Advantage (PPA), designed for the needs of today to prepare your people and organisation to have a sustainable advantage tomorrow.
In conjunction with the other PPA courses, this helps give people and organisations a competitive advantage through more productive people.
PPA - Taking Productivity to the Next Level - 3hours - Lesson 1
Learn to focus for productivity and quality
PPA - Taking Productivity to the Next Level - 3hours - Lesson 2
Getting in flow
PPA - Taking Productivity to the Next Level - 3hours - Lesson 3
PPA - Taking Productivity to the Next Level - 3hours - Lesson 4
When you want a tailored learning experience targeting exactly what you want without bringing everyone physically together, the best choice is a Live Online Class run by PDT.
We tailor the content and activities to be specific to your current needs and the needs of the people and run the course in our usual activity-based workshop style training, however, the participants can all be offsite, or some can be in the room with others offsite.
We use secure Video Conferencing such as Microsoft Teams or Zoom on request that includes enhanced collaboration features such as One-click content sharing, real-time co-annotation (people can work together in activity files), and digital whiteboarding, we also include things like live polls and group chats so you virtually have the same collaborative learning experience of attending a course in a room with other people.
We have delivered these 100's (if not 1000's) of times, and get great outcomes. We achieve great outcomes because we keep our learner centric approach - just because it’s delivered through a screen to some or all participants doesn’t mean it needs to be less tailored or less personalised.
You still have an expert trainer who talks to you prior to the session and tailors the delivery to use your terminology, ensure activities are relevant and directly applicable and ensures an engaging learning experience that provide people with skills and techniques they can apply the very next day.
A hybrid class is with some people dialling in, and some people physically together in the same room.
We provide the Training Management Centre which is an information hub before, during and after training.
(Let us know if there’s parts you don’t want to use)
Invites people to training
(So you don’t have to)
Generates Sign in Sheet
(So you don’t have to)
Generates Branded Flyer
If you want to ‘promote’ internally
PDF’s of Certificates
(can be co-branded with your logo)
Collects and Reports feedback
(So you don’t have to)
Complete Results Dashboard
(including trainer insights)
At the completion of training participants are encouraged to create an action plan, and invite an accountability buddy via their Orgmenta App.
In your Training Management Centre you have transparency to the action plans so you can see what people are going to do differently.
Our systems and people make it easy to identify how you’ll be able to measure impacts,
and then report on the success in the weeks or months after training.
It’s surprisingly easy to make it so that your system can automatically be up to date with all the training record details you need.
To Be Engaged All Day
Activities and discussion for engaged learning all day.
An outstanding trainer
On average PDT trainers have 15 years industry experience and 7 years training experience.
Focussed on you
We always tailor activities and scenarios to be relevant to you.
100% Transfer Policy
If an unforseen event prevents public class attendance, no problem. Transfer to new person, course, date or city.
Refresher Course $0
In-House and Public Class participants are welcome to join a public class in the same topic for 12 months.
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