Time is even more valuable in this century than in the last. How effective you manage your time and productivity can affect your business and personal life in so many ways. You’ll get tips and techniques you won’t get anywhere else for managing time and increasing productivity. Whether you are managing your own time, or others’ time, come away with proven tips to put into practice on Monday morning.

One month course, William A. Draves, instructor.


Course Outline

 Unit 1
Time and Productivity Management – Evaluation
  • Time Management Personal Quiz
  • Workday Analysis Exercise
  • Being Busy vs Producing Results
Unit 2
Challenges to Time Management and Productivity
  • Distractions and Interruptions
  • Concentration and Focus
  • Stress Management
  • New Technology and Productivity
 Unit 3
Strategies and Tips to improve Time Management and Productivity
  • Workday Analysis
  • Planning and Prioritizing
  • Techniques and Methods
  • Action Program
 Unit 4
Managing Your Time, Yourself and Others
  • Goal Setting
  • Self Motivation
  • Time Trackers
  • The 4-Hour Workweek

Question MarkAbout online learning

Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends.  It’s easy. It’s fun. 

GearsHow the Course Works

It is easy to participate in your online course. After you register, you will be given a web address to go to get into your online classroom.  You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access.

Once inside the online classroom, here’s what you can expect.

CalendarParticipate when you want

You can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. You decide when you participate.
For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week.

ChecklistWhat you will do

For each Unit, you will:

  • Read the print readings (about 20 pages a week)
  • Have the option of accessing the online readings
  • Listen to the audio presentation for the Unit and view the slides
  • Have the option of taking a self-quiz to see how much you have learned
  • Engage in written online discussion with your instructor and other participants

For best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each week.
The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, at your convenience.


The Discussion for each Unit lasts one week. All comments are made in writing and can be made at any time of the day or night.

Your instructor will log into the Discussion area at least once a day and answer questions, make comments, and respond to comments by you and the other participants.

We encourage you to make 2-3 comments each week to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.

It’s easy. It’s fun.

Next offering(s):

Management Boot Camp
February 2 - 27, 2015
April 6 - May 1, 2015
September 8 - October 2, 2015

Managing Generations in the Workplace
November 3 - 28
April 6 - May 1, 2015
June 1 - 26, 2015
August 4 - 28, 2015
November 2 - 27, 2015

Time and Productivity Management
October 6 - 31

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$195 for individual course ($595 total for Management Certificate)

Ave. hours 16, 1.6 CEUs/ILUs

About Your Instructor

William A. Draves is a business and management speaker, author and consultant. As the CEO of an organization, he created a virtual office to improve productivity and time management for his staff.  He co-authored with Julie Coates the book Nine Shift: Work, life and education in the 21st century. The book’s central theme is the productive use of time in today’s workplace.


Course Objectives
  • To help students understand how the workplace of today demands different time management and productivity strategies
  • To provide students with practical, how to tips on improving time management and productivity
  • To give students a framework for improving both their own time management and productivity, and that of others
  • To provide a key knowledge set in managing others and career enhancement.
Course Outcomes
   At the end of this course, you will:
  • Know how to assess and evaluate time and productivity for yourself and others in the workplace
  • Gain a set of knowledge skills with which to improve time management and productivity;
  • Have the understanding to use goal setting, planning and action strategies to improve productivity;
  • Know how to manage others time and productivity in the workplace.

Completion Requirements