• Clear Your Desk and Clear Your Mind

    These sessions on workspace organization will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, in Room LL02, Binz Refectory, and from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, in Room MPL 253, Minneapolis campus.

    Is your desk stacked with piles of papers? Do you worry that you are missing important deadlines? Do you have trouble finding what you need when you need it? By using the ideas from this presentation you may save between one and three hours per day. You can reduce stress and the quality of your work can improve.

    This presentation includes the following topics:

    • The four steps to mastering a new habit
    • The four ways of keeping track of “to dos”
    • How to keep your desk clear of all papers except the one project you are working on
    • The three types of space in your work area
    • Creating an easy-to-use filing system

    Creating Peace in Body, Mind and Spirit

    These sessions will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, in Room MOH 301, Minneapolis campus, and from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, in Room LL02, Binz Refectory.

    Are you overwhelmed with clutter? Are you so busy with the urgent that there’s no time for the important? Have you lost touch with your purpose and direction in life? People want to be able to find what they need when they need it, meet their deadlines more easily and fulfill their mission. They want to reduce stress and increase satisfaction. If you are looking for ways to create more peace in your life, the ideas from this presentation can help you.

    If you would like to register for or have any questions about either (or both) of these sessions, call Training and Development at (651) 962-6900. The cost of each session is $20 per person to cover the consultant’s fee. Training & Development will cover any remaining cost. However, there will be a concellation deadline. If you need to cancel out of the class, please call Training & Development at least 24 hours in advance of the class. If you cancel out of the class within the 24-hour period or do not show up for the class, your department still will be charged the $20. You will need to know your department account number when you register.

    Karen Kunzman is the owner of Workflow Management Systems, a consulting and training company specializing in time, task and paper-flow management. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the College of St. Catherine with a B.A. in psychology with honors, and is a founding member of the Minnesota Chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers.

    A former legal assistant, Kunzman wrote the chapter on time management for the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Law Office Management Manual, published in March 1995, and she is a frequent speaker and panelist at the MSBA’s “How to Start and Build a Law Firm” seminars. Her published articles include: “The Top Five Reasons People Are Disorganized” and “How to Put Off Procrastination.”

     

     

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