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    Improve Productivity … Reduce Stress
    Provider   Organisational and Staff Development Unit

    Join this interactive course as productivity expert David Longstaff, teaches how to manage a complex workload in a world of change. These live hands-on events include how to set up tools such as MS Outlook, OneNote and To Do. Note: previously under the title of Focus! Plan! Attack!

Duration 3 sessions

Course Type Series

Booking Status Waiting List

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Target Audience: All staff at all levels


 Note: previously under the title of Focus! Plan! Attack!

·        Teams are doing even more with less

·        Many spend their day swamped in email

·        Back-to-back meetings add challenges

·        Work encroaches on personal life

·        To-do lists feel overwhelming

How can we effectively manage an ever-increasing and complex workload, in a world of unprecedented change … and still have time for personal life?

Positive People have developed this live, hands-on programme to support executives at all levels, providing an approach which puts you in control, improves productivity while reducing stress.

Session 1 (Perspective – focus on priorities) 


Session 2 (Workflow – handling a busy workload)

Session 3 (Systems – customising Microsoft tools) 



  •        Skilfully manage a busy schedule.
  •        Feel on top of work and home life.
  •        Get the inbox back to empty.
  •        Get the best from Outlook, OneNote and other tools.
  •        Effectively plan and progress projects.
  •        Clarify roles, prioritise goals, learn to say “No!”
  •      Increase creativity.






Delivered By: David Longstaff (www.linkedin.com/in/dslongstaff)


Preferred if all join all 3 sessions, Cancellation Policy When applying for a course, you should note that there will be a £50* to your department if you cancel within 5** working days or you do not attend, and a £25 charge for cancellations/ non-attendance between 6 and 10 working days. There will be no charge for cancellation made 10 or more working days before the event. Notifications should be made to OSDU@strath.ac.uk A department is welcome to send someone else in your place if they wish without incurring a charge, providing that person has the necessary pre-requisites for the course. In the case of courses split over more than one day, you must attend ALL parts of the course. If you fail to attend any part you will be charged as outlined above. *This is the standard charge for cancellation or non-attendance of course of 1 days duration or less. For some courses there may be a higher cancellation charge and if this is the case you will be advised of this at the time of booking. **Any bookings made within 10 days of the event will incur the charges as specified.