A Unique Video-Conferenced Online Course featuring Mac & iOS Productivity Apps, including OmniFocus, Evernote and MindNode.
This practical and insightful course includes over twelve hours of interactive online learning in a small, video-conferenced group (maximum 10 people), detailed course manuals and workbooks and a 90-day process to support you as you integrate what you’ve learned. Featured Mac and iOS apps include OmniFocus, Evernote, Drafts, Day One and MindNode.
Seven Sessions, 12+ Hours of Interaction
There are three 90 minute sessions approximately 30 days, 60 days and 90 days into the process to support and celebrate your learning. You’ll also be able be able to connect with your group between sessions using a private Slack channel and will have the opportunity to work with a partner from the course as you go through the 90-day process.
This video-conferenced online course is spread across seven sessions and includes over twelve hours of live interactions. The first four 2-hour sessions are one week apart, with each week having a unique theme and emphasis. A 90-day process, which begins with Session 4, supports you in practicing what you’ve learned as you create a positive shift in a specific area of your life.
Session 1 — Introduction and Inner Reflection
A common trend in our modern times is to spend a lot of time engaged in doing without taking a significant amount of time to reflect on life and what’s most important. After having the chance to meet each other, we’ll engage in some practical exercises for pressing the “pause” button on your life in order to gain clarity. We’ll look at the first two pillars of the Holistic Productivity approach, and will explore some Mac and iOS apps that encourage inner reflection and the fostering of new habits.
Session 2 — Best Practices for Living a Productive Life
Owning a calculator doesn’t make you a mathematician. We have a wealth of technology at our disposal and in order to use it in a productive way it helps immensely to develop new habits and structures around this technology is used. During this session we’ll go back to basics and will look at some best practices for living a productive life. Part of this process involves understanding what works best for you and shining a spotlight on some of your less productive habits. You’ll also learn how to use your Mac and iOS device to create mind maps that help bring and maintain clarity.
Session 3 — Creating Structure
This session builds on the learning and insights from Session 2 and creates a foundation for making effective use of OmniFocus, Evernote and Calendar. We’ll go through the process of creating structure in OmniFocus and will look at how Evernote, Calendar and Reminders can be used as a complement to OmniFocus.
Session 4 — the End of the Beginning
This session marks the beginning of the 90-day process. Building on material covered in Session 3, you’ll learn to fine-tune your use of OmniFocus, Evernote and Calendar and will have the opportunity to share the area of life that you’ll be focusing on during the 90-day process and to experience the underlying motivation in a way that naturally leads to inspired action.
Session 5 — Day 30 Milestone
To quote Robby Burns, “The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men / Gang aft agley” . Despite our best intentions sometimes even the most inspired plans fall prey to old habits and the busyness of life. With the support of your leader and your Productivity Pod, this session is an opportunity to acknowledge the progress that you’ve made so far, to identify where you’re feeling stuck and to recalibrate in support of your goals.
Session 6 — Day 60 Milestone
We’ll also meet as a group about two thirds of the way into the progress. This session helps keep the 90-day process alive and kicking, even as old patterns creep in, and provides an opportunity to clarify goals and strategies as we enter into the final stretch of the 90-day process.
Session 7 — Day 90 Milestone
We’ll also be reconvening at the finish line where you’ll have the opportunity to share your progress with the group and, perhaps most importantly, capture the learning that can be applied moving forward.
Online Learning and the Productivity Pod™
Through the magic of video conferencing, all participants are be able to see and interact with both the group leader and each other—asking questions and sharing their learning, failures and successes throughout the course.
Participants will also be encouraged to support each other between sessions with partner work being a focal point for the 90-day process. By offering courses online and dispensing with logistics such as travel and space bookings, it’s feasible to spread out a course over weeks or even months, allowing participants to more fully integrate what they’re learning into their day-to-day life.
To keep the course interactive and personal, enrolment in each course is limited to ten participants, collectively called a Productivity Pod™. Through the magic of video conferencing, all participants will be able to see and interact with the group leader and each other — asking questions and sharing their learning, failures and successes throughout the course as part of creating an engaging and interactive learning environment.
With geographical limitations out of the way this is also an exciting opportunity to bring together people who might otherwise never have met, providing a rich blend of cultures, experiences and skills.
This course goes beyond learning new skills. It's an opportunity to take your life to productive new heights.
Your registration in Holistic Productivity for Mac & iOS includes:
- Over 12 hours of interactive learning in a small, video-conferenced group (maximum 10 people).
- Detailed course manuals and workbooks.
- Full access to Learn OmniFocus for one year. If you're already a member you're eligible for a discount.
- Private access to recordings of all sessions. Please note that these are intended to supplement, not replace the live sessions.
- Private access to a Slack channel so that you can stay connected to your group between sessions.
People all over the world have been participating in Holistic Productivity for Mac & iOS since 2014.
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Each course is limited to ten people (aka a Productivity Pod™). Register early to be guranteed a spot.
It's important to note that registering in this course represents a commitment to both yourself and your group. As part of the registration process, you'll be asked to agree to join with your video camera turned on, to attend at least six of the seven sessions and to keep information that is shared by other participants confidential.