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From Distracted to Productive
Thursday, December 13, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM EST
Category: Events

From Distracted to Productive:
Finding Your Productivity and Focus in a Hyper-Interrupted, e-Distracted World

Get a head start on your New Year's resolution during this bonus education session

12.13.18 | REGISTER TODAY | Earn 3.5 CAE Hours

E-mail. Texts. Interruptions. Phone Calls. Project Transitions. Office Clutter. Social and Other Media. Smart Phones and Apps. Even Family and Friends. These common distractions make it almost impossible to get anything done. It seems like there is always SOMETHING getting in the way of what you really need to do. But with some forethought and effective strategies, as well as some discipline, it is possible to find your focus, even in a hyper-distracted world.

Close out 2018 by exploring new "game plan" ideas for getting and keeping your distractors under control, as well as finding critical "focused productivity" time every day, leading to both performance but also clarity of mind and purpose. Seating is limited so register today.

During this highly-engaging, interactive program, "Totally Obsessed' Time Management Guy and Email Sanity Expert" Randy Dean, MBA will cover:

  • The state of interruptions and distraction in today’s professional world
  • The two key ways e-mail distracts you (and solutions for managing that!)
  • Dealing with other common office inputs efficiently (voice mail, documents, e-documents, faxes, texts, “stacks and piles”, etc.)
  • More effectively dealing with unexpected interruptions(phone calls, “stop by’s”, texts) and project transitions to maintain “traction” and reduce distraction
  • Reducing the e-distraction of smart phones, tablets, and apps (and enhanced productivity tips for these same devices)
  • A few key office/info clutter strategies for better organization
  • A discussion on what really happens when people try to “Multitask” and perhaps a better idea?
  • “Game plan” techniques for better managing the start of your day and your work/information through the day for higher productivity, more focus, and less distraction

When: Thursday, December 13, 2018 | 1-4:30 p.m.

Where: Indiana Bankers Association | 8425 Woodfield Crossing Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46240 | Please note seating is limited

Cost: $49 for ISAE members; $79 for non-members

CAE Credit Hours: 3.5


About Randy Dean, MBA

Randall Dean, MBA, and author of the recent #1 E-mail Bestseller, Taming the E-mail Beast, has 25 years of experience using and teaching an advanced time management/personal organization system, including systems for effective e-mail management, office clutter reduction, optimizing your Outlook and/or Gmail/Google usage, and getting the most from affiliated smart phone and tablet devices. He has taught different versions of his time & e-mail management systems for many prominent organizations including Procter & Gamble, Michigan State University, University of California Berkeley, Westinghouse Electric Company, Volvo, The Global Business Travel Association, the Graduate Management Admissions Council, The University of Pittsburgh, Ohio State University, the Institute of Management Accountants, the National Association for Legal Career Professionals, the Michigan Association for Continuing Education & Training, and The Michigan, Indiana, Texas, and Iowa Societies of Association Executives for groups as small as five and as large as 550.

His speaking and training programs are consistently some of the highest-rated programs for the many conferences and clients he speaks for, including major conferences, Fortune 500 organizations, top universities, governmental agencies, and leading nonprofits -- basically anyone struggling to better manage their time, e-mail, smart phone/tablet devices, Google productivity apps, and/or Microsoft Outlook. (And he makes these topics fun and engaging too!)

He has previously been interviewed by the Washington Times, Detroit News, The Globe and Mail, Business Week Online, and numerous other media outlets, including radio, television, newspaper, and blog sites. He is an active member of the National Speakers Association (NSA) and Michigan Society of Association Executives.

Domain: Various

CAE Hours: 3.5

As a CAE Approved Provider of educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, each attended session of this program may be applied for 3.5 credit hours toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.

Note: This program is not endorsed, accredited, or affiliated with ASAE or the CAE program. Applicants may use any program that meets eligibility requirements in the specific time frame towards the exam application or renewal. There are no specific individual courses required as part of the applications – selection of eligible education is up to the applicant based on his/her needs.