FULL! Part 1: Productivity and Self Management™ (2-part Series)

Presented by: 
Tim Stringer of Technically Simple
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 9:00am
Point Grey Campus
Student Union Building, 6138 Student Union Blvd.— Room 2301
Focus Area: Work/Life Effectiveness

Program Summary

The Productivity and Self Management™ course is designed to provide you with methodologies and practical strategies to achieve optimum levels of productivity in both your personal and professional environments. The course is built on the Holistic Productivity™ approach that is based on the premise that humans are multifaceted by nature and that a positive shift in one area of life will positively impact all other areas of life to a small or large degree. For example, a positive shift in the area of health (e.g. engaging in an exercise regime or getting more sleep at night) will tend to create a more relaxed focused state that will positively impact productivity in the workplace.

The course has two distinct parts. The focus for the first part is on the theoretical practices and the self-awareness/management that supports productivity, and includes an overview of David Allen’s Getting Things Done® (GTD®) methodology. With a theoretical foundation in place, the second part delves into applying GTD principles, the effective use of technology and the cultivation of effective new habits.

The Productivity and Self Management course is designed to have a lasting impact. You’ll leave the course with a process to apply in the 90 days following the course that will give the opportunity to practice what you've learned while creating a positive shift in one or more areas of your life.


This highly participatory 2-part series is designed for AAPS members who would like a deeper understanding of productivity and want the opportunity to practice implementing what they have learned, get further feedback, and work with their colleagues.

What You Will Learn:

  • The fundamentals of the Holistic Productivity™ approach
  • How to get to the root of inefficiencies and procrastination
  • The basics principles and terminology of the highly acclaimed Getting Things Done (GTD) methodology
  • Best practices for implementing GTD using Windows®, Mac®, mobile and web-based technologies
  • Practical strategies for using technology effectively, including a focus on e-mail management
  • Techniques for implementing positive new habits in all areas of your life

How You Will Learn:

  • Self-analysis
  • Small and large group discussions
  • Theory bursts
  • Practice

About Your Facilitator

Tim Stringer is a veteran of the technology industry, a professional coach and a recognized productivity expert. He graduated with a degree in Engineering (1990) and has worked as a software engineer, development manager and project manager. Tim founded Technically Simple in 2003 and works with individuals and organizations to become productive while making more effective use of technology. He developed the Productivity and Self Management course and the Holistic Productivity approach based on the profound lessons he learned when he came face-to-face with an aggressive form of cancer in 2008. He’s a called upon public speaker and was interviewed by David Allen as part of his In Conversation series on GTD Connect. Tim has also been teaching yoga since 1999 and believes that a healthy, balanced lifestyle is a key component to productivity.

Learn More:

Coaching for Leaders — 151: How To Be More Productive

Constant Clients Show — #016 Tim Stringer On Holistic Productivity And Technology/Life Balance

Project Management for the Masses — Episode 48: Holistic Productivity with Tim Stringer

Event Details

Productivity and Self Management™  (2-part Series)
Facilitated by Tim Stringer of Technically Simple
Part 1: Wednesday January 21, 2015 (2 sessions to choose from)
Part 2: Wednesday January 28, 2015 (2 sessions to choose from)
Location: Point Grey Campus
Building: Student Union Building, 6138 Student Union Blvd [view location Map]
Room: Party Room (2nd floor)


Please note you must participate in Part 1 to be eligible to participate in Part 2. Both sessions are full, please email us to be put on the wait list.

FULL! Session A: Wednesday January 21, 2015 and Wednesday January 28, 2015, 9:00am-12:15pm

FULL! Session B: Wednesday January 21, 2015 and January 28, 2015, 1:00pm-4:15pm

This session is open only to members of AAPS and is offered free of charge as part of the AAPS PD Program.

Cancellations: Please remember all events are costly to set up, even those which are offered at no charge. If you do not anticipate attending the session you registered for, please cancel in a timely manner by emailing aaps.pd@ubc.ca. We encourage you to contact us with any questions about the AAPS PD Program.

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