Published: Jan. 11, 2022

Getting Things Done (GTD)  is often quantitative. However obtaining the skillset to make it a qualitative action can produce deeply impactful results. Our calendars are packed with meetings and our files are brimming with projects but it can be challenging to engage with the work in ways we wish we had the time for.

As a remote or hybrid worker, now more than ever you're responsible for managing your own tasks and priorities. The GTD method relieves the mental energy wasted on "did I remember X?" It's a trusted system that lets you know where things are at the moment you need to address them. By learning how to capture, clarify, and organize incoming requests, people are more likely to make strategic decisions about where to invest their time and energy, focus on the right priorities, and prevent critical projects from slipping. They are also likely to experience less stress and burnout.

Getting Things Done is for individual team members looking to improve execution, engagement, performance, efficiency and quality. Participants will practice new behaviors to engage more effectively with their to-dos and commitments, so they can focus on things that matter most. GTD is a system that teaches skills to manage the constant flow of requests, tasks, and interruptions. 

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • Create a trusted organization system
  • Create a system to effectively and regularly process their inbox
  • Utilize their calendar effectively to free up time
  • Create and track project outcomes
  • Reduce and relieve cognitive load to allow for increased focus

Dates & Time: Feb. 8, 10; 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. AND 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. each day; Zoom

Cost: $185​ (Market value at over $750, University of Colorado Boulder employees save over $600)

Register for Getting Things Done

  Feedback for Getting Things Done from UCB Colleagues

"I liked the opportunities to immediately transfer the concepts we learned (which are already really helpful on a conceptual level) into my own work, tools, etc. Having the timed opportunity to get a 2-min task done or to just do a mindsweep with the template provided was super useful and made implementing GTD all feel real and possible rather than a lofty goal."

"It is really easy to apply it to my work life and personal life."

"The simple approach to making big changes."