Priority Planning

Improve your priority planning process and enhance your focus

Learn to make effective choices when faced with increasing demands and responsibilities. Select the right tasks, at the right time, every time.

Discover a proven, small project management process including the importance of action planning, and acquire the tools you need to make things happen.

This course will help you:

  • Deliver improved results
  • Overcome barriers to achievement
  • Recognize what's urgent and what's important
  • Turn intentions into actions
  • Learn how to plan your projects
  • Handle higher volume at a faster pace
  • Commit to values and goals
  • Focus on your business' strategic direction

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Who Should Attend:

Individuals, supervisors and senior managers who must understand the strategic direction of their business and create an effective plan for execution.


  • 1-day or 1/2-day workshop where participants create a plan for key business objectives

Tools Provided:

  • Comprehensive Learning Guide and Resource Manual
  • Business planning tools

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Priority Planning Testimonials

Client: EMC Computer Systems

"The Priority Planning course has allowed me to use that personal productivity and organization to take a structured approach to meeting my goals. The results have surpassed my expectations. Richard provides excellent post training support, which I have also found an invaluable aid to implementing the techniques. What was evident during the courses is that Richard really understands his subject area and knows how to apply that knowledge. In addition he has a relaxed style that works well with the subject matter."

EMC Computer Systems

Priority Planning Detailed Synopsis

The Priority Planning Workshop is designed to help you develop the knowledge and the skills required to maximize your performance and productivity at work. At the end of the workshop, you will be better able to choose the right task, use the right tools and apply the right process to achieve great results.

Unit 1 Workshop Goals:

Introduces you to the program materials, processes, tools and goals. Core competencies are highlighted for each unit and workshop exercises are designed to apply best practice behaviors.

Unit 2 Self-Assessment:

Provides an opportunity to surface challenges both at work and at home and examines your current skill level to meet them. Results are plotted onto the WorkSkills Matrix.

Unit 3 The Productivity Formula:

Emphasizes that while task achievement is a top priority, the processes and tools you choose are critical to the accomplishment of your desired results.

Unit 4 Define Your Purpose:

Identifies and clarifies the key organizational strategies and aligns specific tasks and activities that support their achievement. You select a key strategy for application of the Priority Planning process.

Core Competencies: Independence, Innovation, Conceptual Thinking

Behaviors: Confidence, Balance, Focus

Unit 5 Establish Your Goals:

Examines the Decide-Do-Deliver model of work. You will learn how to develop a strategic goal to enhance performance within your chosen key strategy, and gain commitment from others with a process for team decision-making.

Core Competencies: Strategic Thinking, Flexibility, Results Orientation

Behaviors: Goal Setting, Decision Making, Planning

Unit 6 Turn Intentions Into Actions:

Focuses attention on the process and tools to make things happen back on the job. You learn the importance of action planning with a proven small project management process.

Core Competencies: Thoroughness, Efficiency, Concern for Impact

Behaviors: Project Planning, Delegation

Unit 7 Deliver the Results:

Emphasizes the needs for good communication, including influencing.

The meeting process is reviewed and you learn the skills necessary to better coordinate the commitments of others.

Core Competencies: Influencing, Persuasion, Initiative

Behaviors: Communication, Meeting Planning, Teamwork

Unit 8 Learn From Experience:

Develops a specific process to highlight what we have learned in order to evaluate the experience of proper planning and to continuously improve the process.

Core Competencies: Ability to Learn, Self-Development, Flexibility

Behaviors: Continuous Improvement, Self-Appraisal, Coaching

Unit 9 Team/Company Assessment:

Re-visiting the WorkSkills Matrix™ in order to assess your team's specific challenges and skills related to the Priority Planning process.

Unit 10 Learning Transfer - Back On The Job:

Summarizes the workshop highlights and provides a simple transfer of the action plan back to the workplace.

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We would be delighted to set up an executive briefing for your organization either online or in person at your convenience.

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