The format of some of the non-lecture portions led to diminishing returns by the second day."Break into small groups, and take 5 minutes to summarize the 2 minute video you just saw, then write your summary on a flipchart then each group spends ten minutes reading the flipchart summary of the 2 minute video to the rest of the class" grew very tedious. The depth of the material presented did not lend itself to that kind of summary. Especially for choice 5 - Really? A half-day on "eat right, exercise, and get some sleep!"?Even some of the off-book examples were unnecessary - did we need to take time to show the basketball example of setting goals? A simple PPT slide would have sufficed. (and there were *many* simple PPT slides!)Facilities issue - not Joe's fault - the hotel informed us that since we hadn't purchased catering from them we could not bring in outside food (most folks purchased individual lunches outside of the hotel and brought them back into the room - it's not like we hired our own outside caterer!). If you're going to use that hotel again, please square this away and give clear communication.Overall Joe was an effective and knowledgeable presenter. I wish he were given a different format and some flexibility to be allowed to read the room and maybe omit some of the small group nonsense.The task planning system presented in Choice 4 was essentially Getting Things Done by David Allen, albeit with different terminology overlaid. Was that intentional?I don't know
Joseph was very engaging, he took time to get to know us as well as listen. He explained everything in a way that was very effective.
Excellent presentation and timing of all the content.
I will definitely use the tools and skills learned in this class. Thank you!
A very comprehensive overview of the techniques we should be employing to better manage our day to day and overall be more effective.
Fantastic course! Back to basics, easy-to-use concepts and tools to reclaim control of your life!
Kurt was very knowledgeable. He explained the productivity strategies very clearly. The course was easy to follow. Kurt was so friendly and easy to talk to. I really feel like I have learned great tools to improve my productivity that I will actually use in my daily life.
The scope and material of the program was very good. Kurt, the instructor, was excellent! We all had a lot of confidence in him because of his education (PhD) and his candor.A few things that would be of better help would be:A. Structuring the program over 3 days instead of 2. The principles covered in the class are fundamental life lessons. In fact, this material should be taught in schools. Having more time would allow for more individual reflection of the material.B. Create more time for individual one-on-one coaching/ Q&A. During the class, many questions came to mind that would have been best answered while covering specific material, and within the atmosphere of the class.C. A lot of people use a hybrid of iOS on iPhones and MS Office on their work computers. The Technology section needs to address maximizing personal mobile devices and native apps. instead of being very MS Office- desktop centric.If you are planning on taking this class, hurry up and register. I also suggest that you do 2 things:1. get a notebook with certain sections to quickly jot ideas down in the following categories: i. deeper questions, ii. Ideas to implement immediately, iii. Conversations you need to have, iv. Ideas to meditate and ponder on later.2. Stay at a hotel nearby and block the time outside of class to study more of the material.Overall, Awesome Class!
I am very energized from what I learned and excited to apply to my personal and professional life
Location was good, course was good, instructor was great
The instructor was great. He was very knowledgeable about the subject and he made the course fun.
Training was really well executed. Kurt did a wonderful job in captivating our attention and making the class enjoyable. The only downside for me is having done the 7 Habits of highly effective people, the 1st day of this training was about the TIME MATRIX and so it was a recap for me and not anything new. Day 2 is where I learned new skills with the use of outlook. I wish I had 2 days of new content.
Great presentation- easy to understand material
This course is not just about productivity, the foundation of lifestyle and time management it fosters are insightful tenets to live by.
Enjoyed instructor very knowledgeable and presented material very well.
Good take away tips for immediate use. Outstanding content!
Really valuable information, presented clearly, credibly, and in an engaging way.
Online course was great - would have liked a little more interaction with the team virtually to help drive home some of the points. Info was great but felt like we still just hit the tip of the iceberg of the 5 Choices.Participant books that were sent were different versions Mine was 184.108.40.206 and a colleagues was 220.127.116.11 - some pages were different. We received our booklets within a week of each other. Consistency here would be great.
I truly enjoyed this training. Very engaged the whole time. Joe was a amazing instructor.
I learned many new ideas that I believe will help me create new behaviors and alter some old ones, allowing me to be more productive at work and home. I also look forward to sharing with others in my organization and personal life.
Excellent course. Pauline was AWESOME.
Incredible inspiring course leader- Sydney
Sdyne was excellent and ran the course like a seasoned pro. Very good information and will be able to apply it in real life situations
Lots of take always. Instructor was full of energy and kept the class from getting dull.
The class was great! "The 5 Choices of Extraordinary Productivity" Seminar was enlightening, and was taught in a way that was easy to understand and readily applicable to both my work and personal life.
Pauline was a very dynamic and engaging facilitator for a program full of teaching and tools to take ownership of my productivity. I loved it!
The course was well structured and the course leader Pauline was very knowledgeable. She facilitated the course very well. I learnt how to better prioritize and how to use tools and techniques to organize my workload. The course prework could have been shared earlier to allow colleague feedback and if snacks or fruit could have been included that would have made it better.
Great course! I came away with many actionable items.
Sydne did a great job keeping us on track and made each topic entertaining. The topic of the training applies to wide variety of professions and can be applied easily. I enjoyed the science behind each of the choices.
TONS of good ideas. It will take some time and effort to implement but I really want to use these in my everyday life.
Excellent presentation and personal examples.
The topic and material met my expectations of what I thought I would be learning
I loved the class, the instructor was very clear and I very much understood the class.
There were a lot of useful tips and tools I learned from this seminar. Some of the information was review, but it was a good reminder of those things to do them consistently.
Joe, did an excellent job of involving all of us into the program.
Amazing format, powerful life changing information yet so simple. Joseph was an excellent presenter and very relatable. I will recommend the course to others.
Janet has a nice calming demeanor and a nice style of delivery
Both, the course and instructor were awesome! The facility was super nice and the beverage area was a nice touch!
Abdul Aziz A.
The information was very useful for me professional and personal.
Kurt was great. Definitely the right person to lead this class.My suggestions are to lengthen the amount of time spent on the section that involves technology and even teaching about more functions that may be able to help in that area.For the last section - most of us are aware of the necessity and benefits of eating properly and exercise, so I wouldn't spend that much time on it.I also wish we had spent more time on best practices/methods for planning.Overall, the course was good. I enjoyed the different teaching methods involved (video, partner interactions, group discussions, etc.).
Cynde was very well versed on the 5 Choices, she was engaging and made the course meaningful.
This is a very good class for prioritizing tasks and identifying important vs urgent. The outlook tools are excellent.
Very beneficial. Gave you insight on things that are not important in life.
Very interesting, got several helpful tips and ideas to bring back to my plant and my personal life.
Great for maximizing meaningful activities
Not rocket science, but it sure puts all of this practical information together in a format that can be life changing if applied.
This course provided tips to assist with both personal and professional work balance. Very happy I was able to attend.
Anything Covey is excellent time spent with holistic insights to easily apply to every area of life!
Instructor was very engaging, which can be hard in a live online environment. Some of the videos were a bit too long. Could have called on participants to speak more, since we went through the trouble of setting up mics but very few actually were called on.
fantastic content and delivery
Provided a lot of food for thought information and ways to use tools that I have but have not had time to learn how to use them. Re-emphasized some things I know but had not yet put into practice. This course will help me in my overall day to day responsibilities, i.e. organization, prioritization, follow up, re-identify my roles in life and learning how to say No.
Good flow of information and referral/direction of tools to support utilizing the 5 choices. Only downside was not having the slides available to use as a resource at a later date, but understand the need for Franklin Covey to put restrictions on their usage.
Joseph was an incredible instructor, who was able to captivate my attention despite the lack of a face-to-face classroom experience. It felt like we were in the same room.
Organized, relevant, good interaction (for online course), Joseph great facilitator.
Very helpful in putting much of what we already do into a defined process.
Very Helpful, I feel like there could be (2) different courses here though with one that has people who kind of have all the tools and need help with specifics versus a more broad plan (similar to the one we took).
The instructor was pleasant.
The instructor was very good and applied real life experiences which is always good. The class actually made you think and be self-aware.
It was ok, I found about half of it helpful
I think it was well done. I just wish we had the slides in advance. Otherwise great supplements. Less group and team sharing more lectures and examples.
I felt lucky to enjoy the teaching of Henry. He was forthright and helpful and caring. And invested in the work an material. I feel better equipped to schedule out my days and weeks, and mindfully prioritize work effectively thanks to this class.
Great examples, generated a great dialogue which greatly enhanced my experience. When he got to the technology section, he discussed options - targeted training.
great facilitator / host. gracious, patient, engaged all. like videos. nice focus on what matters most to manage time most productively.
Mike was engaging and a truly knowledgeable presenter. The interaction with the class was on spot with lecturing broken up with audience interaction. He was really able to explain some complex concepts in an easy to digest manner.
Mike was a great instructor. I loved the format of the training. The pace was good. I learned a lot of helpful information.
This was a good mix of reinforcing things I already do, new concepts I wasn't familiar with, and teaching me how to use current tools better
It was good and beneficial
I learned tools that will help me focus on Q2 and reduce the amount of time that I spend working on Q3 and Q4 items. I also really liked the Outlook tools shared to help reduce the "noise" called by our emails.
This was the first time I tried an online training class and it was extraordinary and very engaging!
got great interactions from this online course. It was very helpful as well.
The teacher was great, she had us all up on our feet and thinking constantly. Very good class.
The class was much better than I anticipated. It offered practical ways to get important stuff done without having to cut everything else out of your lifeâ€”even allowing for "distractors" in limited doses.
The class and instructor were excellent. Only issue was that I didn't get a booklet due to extra people signing up for the class.
The instructor was great. I picked up a lot of things to use in my professional and personal life.
Our presenter was fantastic. Her name is Pauline. She knows her subject very well, kept our attention, and made the class fun. It was refreshing.
Length of training was appropriate; materials used were effective; Pauline was superbly effective.
Small class size. And hands on learning activities were helpful. I enjoyed this course!
my training on the 5 choices was a life changing experience. I would recommend everyone to take this class. It would be beneficial to anyone not only in their work life but also their personala life. Out of all the classes I have taken at AMA, this is the one that hit home in a very effective way. The technical guide is great. I am starting today on my Q2 life! Thank you for the great couse
Very interesting course that helps me to be more organized
Awesome class which I needed desperately! I will put everything I learned to work for me, I'm sure!
Such a very informative and positive class! Great information.
Great information, but I felt like a lot of conversation was irrelevant to my position because it got very job specific. Would have enjoyed taking and studying the materials independently.
Useful, and the instructor was awesome.
Great class. Very applicable!
I found the course to be extremely helpful and the tools and tips translated well into what I was already using to increase my productivity.
Very informative instructor!!
Dr. Reedâ€™s level of engagement as a speaker and expertise as a professional and thought leader made this a great course, along with the course materials.
It was very helpful and practical; I am very excited to use the new "choices" in my own life.
The instructor was engaged and enthusiastic about the class content and this spilled over the the attendees. Curriculum moved along and was interesting and applicable to life/work right now.
Excellent training! I will use this in my day to day planning and will utilize the tools. This is a great course for anyone wanting to be more organized and increase their productivity.
I enjoyed this conference and found it very useful. The hands-on work in Microsoft Outlook is something I can implement right away.
Great instructor. The only feedback I have is that most of the videos are not available to me once I leave the class. I understand that Franklin Covey is [probably] trying to protect the intellectual property in the videos; however, being able to review the videos outside of class once the course is complete would be very beneficial to me. Additionally, there were some slides in the PowerPoint presentation that were not in the book...slide like prompt questions or examples. Like the videos, I think if these slides were in the book, it would be helpful to me when reviewing the material after the class.
good session. hard to follow if you don't have a book
A lot of good information in short period of time. In terms of productivity, I left the training with a clearer idea on what should be prioritized and what actions will yield the highest ROI. Also incorporating these tools into your personal life will help de-clutter our thoughts and become more focused throughout our entire day.
The instructor was very engaging and knowledgeable on the subject matter. The topics were very relevant in today's business environment and I got a lot out of the course.
class was great would have liked more time to work on the Outlook organizing on the computer
Kurt was very knowledgeable and highly engaging. Course materials were very interesting and useful.
I had a great time in the course. Very relevant information.
the place was nice and private
Great content - applicable to work and personal life; engaging course materials; good mix of videos, group discussion, and lecture. I love how Janet included research and tips from her own life to amplify what we were learning.
This training was very helpful to me, I learned a lot of new ways to organize my self and set my priorities straight
Very educational its going to benefit me in my personal and professional life.
Joe is very knowledgeable and his course was very useful. I had the pleasure to attend and learn from his pleasant manner of teaching.
Joe was awesome! This course was very informative.
Time Matrix is very helpful in better investing your time.
It was awesome. I just hope my work will embrace what I have learned.
Very helpful - well organized - very intuitive instructor
The instructor was great. Day 2 was a little weaker than day 1. A lot of it was based on tips using Microsoft outlook (which I don't use), so I took most of that time doing other things rather than focus on something that doesn't pertain to me. The end was also based on different apps and such; not the most effective use of time given the cost of the program.
Very Good content; the videos helped to introduce and/or reinforce topics. The exercises were well-designed to help you learn and put into practice the 5 Choices. I did not rate it Excellent because the course could probably be condensed into 1 day, still be very effective, and be more economical for participants.
Good tools but seemed to basic for me.
Desiree the instructor was fantastic very well prepared
I have learned several tips to be better organized in my daily life.
Easy and higher effective tools and communication to help your personal and professional life. Highly recommend this course.
I enjoyed the videos, got a lot of good tips & will be trying & hopefully keep on with the 30/10!
Very informative. i learned a lot and Desiree was a wonderful teacher. My only issue was that since i joined the class last minute i did not receive all my material in time. That was my error but it did hurt my learning :/
Best Seminar yet
She explained everything tremendously with great energy.
a must have training course. you will learn not only haw you will be reductive but also tools to help you achieve high productivity.
Very practical and can be implemented.
Good material and great instructor. The time went by quickly, everyone in the class was engaged.
Expected sharing more of real cases not just depending on book or video.
Technology section will be very useful.
Perfect pacing. Great mix of high-level, psychological concepts and practical tips. Good opportunities to practice the tips in the seminar too.
I thought that the course information was very helpful and useful in my every day work
A well taught, interactive seminar that had a great impact on the way I do my daily tasks and goal thinking.
Deb is amazing! not only does she have full understanding of the topic; her passion really shows through.
Instructor was very personable. Encouraged classmates to communicate in a variety of ways with one another. Class participation was 100%. Opportunities were provided to examine areas requiring development/improvement. Also, ways/methods on how to take the next steps for improvement were discussed.
I really liked the presenter and the constant engagement with participants.
This is what I need when I take an AMA course. It balances the practical work skills (Outlook) with the self-help aspects of life improvement.
The instructor was excellent! The use of videos, chat boxes and verbal class participation was a perfect mix to facilitate learning and keep you engaged. I really cant say enough good things.
I really enjoyed the instructor and the content. This is a very well done course. This course taught good basics in making the right choices for what is most important to you and how you manage to get it all done.
The second of two Franklin Covey courses I took, and this course was nothing short of phenomenal. Exceeded my expectations, and the useful tools can be applied anywhere. The individual lessons were perfectly paced, excellent class activities.
I knew going in that most of the content would be intuitive. I was hoping to find a few more tricks and techniques - especially regarding technology, but overall, I thought this was very good. It lead me through some good soul-searching and also motivated me to use more discipline in my approach to planning.
I found the presentations and instructional materials to be clear and easy to follow. Our small group was conducive to open questions and conversations. Good experience - I'm looking forward to implementing some of the recommendations in my life, both work and personal.
I really enjoyed this class, Joseph was an Extraordinary teacher.
Enjoyed the class. Instuctor was dynamic and relatable. Material was relevant.
Excellent class and great participation.
Marche was amazing!
Course provided very good tools, explanation of methdos and strong examples to help participants to improve.
This course provided me the boost I need to get back on track for increased productivity.
Excellent instructor, excellent material
Great course and Joe did an excellent job delivering it.
Great class - I am excited to start practicing what I learned.
Very informative and will help me with my development in my position
I enjoyed the face to face interaction. This was my first classroom attendance and I've attended on line sessions previously with AMA.
I think this was the best class I have taken from AMA. Joseph was awesome in his delivery style, questions, insight. He's fantastic.
This course was very well organized and helped me to recognize some of the things that I have been doing were correct. This course also helped me to know that what I have been doing and WHY it seems to be working. This will help me to better assist others and not just say, well this is what I do but also here is what works.I picked up several new and good pieces of information that I am going to be able to implement in my personal and professional life.
I originally wanted to do this class in-person. Due to a conflict, I had to reschedule to an on-line...I admit, I was skeptical. But this WAS fantastic. It was interactive, and easy to follow. The hard copy materials mailed in advance were perfect for following along. GREAT class.
excellent training! very practical and helpful!
Joe is GREAT!
Very good course with some new nuggets and many reminders of things I should be doing to be more effective. Focusing on your Q2 roles and supporting tasks is key. This is where I will focus immediately.
I left this course feeling energized and motivated to make some positive changes in my professional roles as well as tools I can use in my personal life. I highly recommend this class.
Very beneficial. Look forward to implementing what I learned into practice.
Excellent course, better than the last. Changed my work life! Loved the outlook skills improvement section.
Instructor was very knowledgeable. The pace of the first day was much too slow in my opinion. I would have preferred more time to implement Choice 4.
I thought the training was great and informative
Very interesting content. Pauline was amazing!
Pauline was an excellent instructor and knew how to grab and keep your attention.
Good seminar and instructor!
Super talented. Excellent presenter
Our Instructor Sydne, was very engaging and insightful.
The 5 Choices program is well organized and packs a lot of content in a simple and easy to understand program. Overall the presenter was excellent and having the in-person programs is great to gain insights from other participants as well.The one challenge was that the pre-work came less than a week before the seminar, not allowing sufficient time to have it completed efficiently before the seminar started for most of the participants in our class
The instructor was so knowledgeable and easy to learn from. She presented the info with enthusiasm and had great stories to back up her teaching points.
Desiree was very involved. Took her time to answer everybody's questions, made sure everyone participated, and got the most out of the class. Her realistic and involved approach to teaching is very effective and successful.I would highly recommend her classes, as well as the class format to anyone.
The instructor was fantastic. We had 8 people in the class, which was the perfect size. Lots of excellent information was taught.
I had several good take a ways from this class that I can implement into my work and life.
This course was incredible. I feel empowered to reorganize my priorities through the quadrant framework.
Mary Claire T.
For a productivity workshop that discusses efficiency, the instructor was very inefficient and did not manager her time wisely.
good objectives and ideas
I thought this seminar was extremely interesting and very helpful. It is going to motivate me to make very positive changes.
good content. sequenced well. knowledgeable and articulate trainer.
Received great information and tips from Instructor as well as other students
Enjoyed the course - very informative
This course offered valuable insight on what it takes to achieve great things with practical and timely steps to help me get there. I would definitely recommend everyone take this -- no matter who they are or what they do for a living. We all have potential to do great things, we just have to make different choices to get there.
Very good speaker and very engaging presenter.
I enjoyed the content. It touched on very relevant aspects of professional life. I took away a lot of insights into making changes that will allow better productivity.I realize that time constraints affect how in-depth the course can get, but I felt some deeper exploration of the core values in choices one and two could be beneficial.
James was probably the best trainer i've had so far.
Are there any people teaching courses such as these that concentrate more on mastering the technology rather than deciding whether the task is Q1 or Q2 and then never doing any Q3 or Q4? Seems any course I go to is instructed by some OCD person that is so organized it seems they would have little time to do little else. Not making eye contact is not a good way for me to stop the phone from ringing or stop emails with unreasonable time constraints for a reply.
Overall, this 2-day course was great! Pauline was smart and engaging. She made the material relatable and digestible. This class is great for those who are feeling "burnt out" at work.
Relates to both work and personal lives.
Great class, really helps with time management as well.
Love her energy
I learned a tremendous amount that will help me be really productive but more importantly, better focus my attention on the areas that will create the biggest impact.
Instructor was excellent. Only reason I didn't rate course as excellent was because I thought it could have been just as effective if it were completed in a day or day and a half.
Pauline is great instructor and the material is excellent.
The instructor and the information provided was beneficial. The only part I could have done without is the pairing up activities. Also, I think they may have overlooked telling us to bring our laptops with us to the training.
Didn't really meet my needs.
I loved the material in this training session and can't wait to put it to use.
Sydne was a great trainer and the class was very interesting and helpful.
I thought Sydne was very engaged and gave clear instructions/advice. She also paced the content well, and engaged the students.