Get Organized (Time Management)

Our “Get Organized” workshop was developed and honed through coaching hundreds of business people on how to be more effective with one of their most important commodities – time

Paradoxically, poor organizational habits are often encouraged by the same technology that was designed to make us more effective:  it is not uncommon for people to spend most of their days swamped with e-mail, meeting requests and piles of paper around the office. This typically results in a reduced ability to get work done (particularly strategic work), coupled with high levels of stress and even burnout.

This course will help participants develop superior organizational skills by providing a simple, yet effective workflow system that is integrated with standard tools and technology such as Microsoft Outlook.

Results You Can Expect

  • Productivity gains of 20-80%
  • Greater ability to get strategic work done
  • Greater accountability and ability to meet commitments
  • Reduced stress

Key Focus Areas

  • Self-analysis of current workflow
  • Prioritizing the important
  • How to stay focused
  • Managing expectations with others
  • Managing information for effectiveness at the organizational level
  • Delegation and letting go
  • Managing interruptions
  • Dealing with email and meeting overload
  • Implementing an ideal workflow in Microsoft Outlook
  • Creating a productive office layout

Target Audience

This course is applicable to all people that work at desk jobs with a computer, from front-line to senior management. It may not be applicable to field workers and tradespeople.

Formats – more

In-house (on-site or virtual)
  • ½-day workshop plus optional 90 min. group coaching
  • Blended learning
  • Online video course
Public Enrolment (virtual)
  • ½-day workshop


Kwela has delivered a time management and personal effectiveness program to many Hydro staff over the years. The deskside coaching is particularly helpful for operationalizing the classroom concepts. I personally have continued to use their expertise post-course – even years later.

Nicole Liddell
(former) Manager, Leadership & Talent Programs
BC Hydro