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The Together Teacher: Create a Personal Organization System

You will learn to:

  • Design a personalized Weekly or Daily Worksheet that allows you to thoughtfully plan your limited “free time”
  • Consolidate your many school calendars (field trips, testing, holidays and more!) into one Comprehensive Calendar
  • Track long-term to-do’s and brainstorms on an Upcoming To-Do List
  • Create Thought Catchers to capture your thoughts for colleagues and students, notes for written communication and ideas for the future
  • Build an effective Meeting/PD Notes system to follow-up on ideas from staff meetings, coaching sessions and professional development
  • Tame the email monster by reflecting upon your own contributions, developing a strategic plan for how and when to  answer email, and formatting your own messages more effectively
  • Tackle the paper beast by intentionally arranging your teacher desk and  crafting useful systems for paper distribution and transporting work between home and school
  • Position your classroom for maximum efficiency by creating a Teacher Workspace, Distribution Centers, and constructive Classroom Jobs
  • Save time by wisely multi-tasking, outsourcing work to students, or batch processing routine tasks
  • Identify your own habits (the good and the bad), preference for paper or technology-based systems, and awareness of energy levels to support a strong and smoothly-running organization system
  • Fight the demons: perfectionism, procrastination, and distraction

You will receive:

  • A complete electronic package of Together Teacher templates for personal customization
  • A packet with over 50 samples of organizational systems from educators of diverse backgrounds, content areas, and approaches
  • A copy of The Together Teacher: Plan Ahead, Get Organized, and Save Time!
  • A nifty folder including pre-prepped blank templates

Workshop length is 4.5 hours.

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The Together Leader / Professional: Plan, Prioritize and Protect Your Time

You will learn to:

  • Align your time with your priorities by transposing your Ideal Week onto your electronic calendar
  • Consolidate your many calendars into one Comprehensive Calendar with all deadlines included in one place
  • Track your to-do’s and brainstorms with an Upcoming To-Do List
  • Create Thought Catchers to capture your thoughts for colleagues and teams
  • Utilize multiple Meeting Note methods to follow-up on next steps from check-ins and group meetings
  • Tame the email monster by reflecting upon your own contributions, developing a strategic plan for how and when to  answer email, formatting your own messages more effectively, and setting norms with your team
  • Tackle the paper beast by intentionally arranging your desk and work bag, and crafting useful systems for transporting work between home and the office
  • Identify your own habits (the good and the bad), preference for paper or technology-based systems, and awareness of energy levels to support a strong and smoothly-running organization system
  • Utilize Google, Outlook, and other productivity apps with hands-on tutorials
  • Fight the demons:  perfectionism, procrastination, and distraction

You will receive:

  • A complete electronic package of Together Leader or Professional templates for personal customization
  • A packet with over 50 samples of organizational systems from leaders of diverse backgrounds, content areas, and approaches
  • If applicable, a copy of The Together Leader: Get Organized for Your Success – and Sanity!
  • A nifty folder including pre-prepped blank templates

Workshop length is dependent on the number of objectives taught. We have workshops that run 4.5, 6.5 (spanning lunch), or 8 hours.

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The Together Leader / Professional: Align Your Time with Your Priorities

You will learn to:

  • Analyze your time against your priorities and identify where you can  have optimal impact
  • Draft a Monthly Map to clarify your goals for the upcoming month
  • Name your own “priority-killers” and create systems, expectations, and protocols to fight them off
  • Articulate a clear and systematic plan to keep priorities alive through intentional use of meeting structures, personal habits, and physical space

Prerequisites & Pre-work:

The Together Group strongly recommends attendance at a Together Teacher or Together Leader workshop prior to enrollment in Align Your Time with Your Priorities.

You will be asked to:

  • Keep track of how you’re spending your time at work and at home over a 2 – 3 day period
  • Answer a short survey about current priorities and emergencies

Workshop length: This is a 4.5 hour workshop.

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The Together Team: Design Routines to Lead Effectively and Efficiently

You will learn to:

  • Articulate the components of effective team-based systems and understand their purpose
  • Evaluate attributes of team-based systems, such as weekly one-on-one meetings, staff meetings, and project-based meetings
  • Create a Meeting Matrix to articulate the purpose and process for whom you meet with, when and why
  • Develop Communications Agreements that specify how and when to use email, chat, text and phone
  • Set rhythms for planning cycles and goal review by articulating your own Management Plan

Prerequisites & Pre-work:

The Together Group strongly recommends attendance at a Together Teacher or Together Leader workshop prior to enrollment in The Together Team.

You will be asked to:

  • Read and review two case studies and come to session prepared to discuss
  • Complete a team systems self-assessment

Workshop length: This is an 8 hour workshop.

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Ten Steps to Project Plan Heaven: Project Design, Planning, and Communication

You will learn to:

  • Envision and implement projects with clearly articulated objectives, resources, and timelines
  • Break down an upcoming project or goal into bite-size pieces and effectively delegate in multiple directions
  • Successfully communicate with and engage others in the project through design of Kick-Off Meetings, Inspiring and Informative Updates, and Thorough Debriefs

You will receive:

  • A complete electronic package of Together Leader or Professional templates for personal customization
  • A packet with over 50 samples of organizational systems from leaders of diverse backgrounds, content areas, and approaches

Prerequisites & Pre-work:

The Together Group strongly recommends attendance at a Together Teacher or Together Leader workshop prior to enrollment in Project Plan Heaven.

You will be asked to:

  • Bring work samples from past and current projects

Workshop length: This is a 4.5 hour workshop.

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Interested in a Together Group Workshop?

Here are the criteria we’ve found create the most successful trainings:

  1. Your organization has a commitment to Togetherness, even if you may not yet have the skills, tools or time.
  2. Participants have expressed an interest in the topic. We prefer optional, rather than mandatory, attendance.
  3. You are prepared to invest time in helping us get to know your organization.

It’s also helpful for you to know:

  • We are nitpicky about the logistics and operations of our workshops. We apologize in advance, and hope you’ll find the results worth it!
  • We do not offer “train-the-trainer” workshops. Maybe someday!

Still interested? Contact us here.

We also design customized workshops – reach out here to talk further about those.

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