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The 5 Choices Essentials (1-day)


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In today's world, there is a greater abundance of opportunity for both organizations and individuals to accomplish extraordinary goals. However, all too often, the demands of our jobs, coupled with the barrage of information coming at us from so many sources (e.g. texts, emails, reports, tweets, blogs, web-sites, etc.) is overwhelming, exhausting and distracting. The sheer volume of distractions threatens our ability to think clearly and make good decisions. If we react to these stimuli without careful discernment, we will sink into a sea of irrelevancy and fail to accomplish the things that matter most in our professional and personal lives.


The 5 Choices Essentials enables a significant amount of time and energy to be spent on life’s most important objectives.

When we deliberately pay attention to the most important things amidst the distractions, we can harness the opportunities and technologies available today and soar to creative and innovative heights. The difference between sinking and soaring is our ability to make wise choices. In FranklinCovey’s 5 Choices Essentials course, participants learn a process which, when followed, will dramatically increase their ability to achieve life’s most important outcomes. Backed by science and years of experience, this course will produce a measurable increase in productivity and an inner sense of fulfillment and accomplishment.This time and life management workshop will help you make the right choices as you plan your day, week and life. You will align your daily and weekly tasks with the most important goals. You will move from being buried alive to extraordinary productivity! This training course is taught as a one-day in-person or one-day online (three 90-min sessions), facilitator-led workshop

You Will Learn To:

1. ACT ON THE IMPORTANT – don’t react to the urgent

    In today’s world there are so many options about how to spend one’s time and energy. Course participants learn to approach each day with an "importance mindset" and to identify and eliminate those activities that distract them from achieving their organizations most important goals.

2. GO FOR THE EXTRAORDINARY – don’t settle for ordinary

    Clearly defining the highest aspirations and desired outcomes in one’s professional and personal roles provides direction and motivation for achieving extraordinary results. Class participants define extraordinary outcomes for their roles which help them focus their efforts to measure day-to-day decisions.

3. SCHEDULE THE BIG ROCKS – don’t sort gravel

    Consistently planning activities around identified "most important outcomes" creates a pattern of focus and success. Class participants learn the process for creating weekly and daily plans that will produce extraordinary outcomes.

4. RULE YOUR TECHNOLOGY – don’t let it rule you

    Building reliable email, task, calendaring, contracts and notes processes that support achieving important outcomes is essential to the ability to focus. Class participants learn rules to maximize the use of platforms such as Microsoft Outlook in building a reliable personal information system.

5. FUEL YOUR FIRE – don’t burn out

    Constantly and consistently renewing oneself ensures there will be plenty of energy throughout the day to focus on important activities. Class participants create a plan that will ignite their body’s mental, physical, emotional and spiritual energy.

What You Receive:

  • The 5 Choices Planner
  • Participant Guide
  • Technical Guide
  • Includes instructions on how to maximize use of platforms such as Outlook, Lotus Notes, Google Apps, etc.  
  • The 5 Choices mini-book and Notebook
  • 3 Bonus Modules
  • Video-based mini- courses with toolkits on office organization, brain health, and goal setting
  • Access to the 5-Choices website
  • Access to assessments, instructions on how to apply the content to SMART phones, tablets, and web-based applications such as Google Apps

Length of Training:

Live – In Person

1 day

Workshop Tuition

1 Person$445 CAN
2-4 People$420 CAN each
5+ People$399 CAN each

Also Available as:

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In the morning

  • Foundation: Understand the key productivity problems of the 21st century
  • Choice 1: Articulate the language and methodology of "discerning" important from less important
  • Choice 2: Structure what extraordinary looks like in their current, most important roles

In the afternoon

  • Choice 3: Implement Weekly and Daily Q2 Planning processes to identify, schedule and execute on high-impact priorities
  • Choice 4: Explore how to manage appointments, tasks, contacts, notes, and documents. Apply demonstrated Outlook or Lotus Notes and planning systems to align your technology
  • Choice 5: Understand the impact of brain health and the 5 Energy Drivers on day-to-day performance

Who Should Attend

This 1-Day Essentials Course gives individuals, teams and organizations the tools to maximize productivity and achieve the extraordinary. This training course is also taught as a one-day online (three 90-min sessions), facilitator-led workshop as well.

This is just the beginning

This Course kicks off a 5-Week Quickstart that helps you apply the 5 Choices throughout your work and life

The Process

Assessment: 5 Choices Benchmark 

Learning: 1-Day Essentials Course 

Implementation: 5-Week Quickstart Plan 

Reassessment: 5 Choices Benchmark 

At the conclusion, you will understand how to apply The 5 Choices to achieve extraordinary results and share your success with others.

Continuing Education Credits:

6 Contact Hours
.6 CEU

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