Getting Things Done (GTD) Training

Getting Things Done (GTD) Training

Sat, Feb 15, 2020
8:00am to 3:00pm CT


Note: This event is only open to Mayo Clinic professional and allied health staff, as well as premium or corporate members of the Mayo Clinic Social Media Network. Contact Lee Aase with questions on eligibility.

Given the nature of our work and the accelerating pace of technology, we all face a volume of inputs in a typical day that far exceeds what our parents and grandparents received in a week. This is today’s new normal for those Peter Drucker called “knowledge workers.” A big part of our challenge is not just doing our work, but defining what that work should be.

In three decades of consulting with some of the world’s leading executives and organizations, David Allen observed five behaviors that led to maximized effectiveness without burnout or feelings of being overwhelmed. When we’re at our best we

  • Capture everything that has a piece of our attention,
  • Clarify what it means to us and what related outcome we want to achieve, as well as the next physical, visible action to move us to toward that goal, and
  • Organize those next actions in a trusted system of lists so we can
  • Reflect and Engage appropriately, confident in our in-the-moment intuitive choices of what to do and what not to do.

David Allen outlined his findings in the New York Times Bestseller, Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity. VitalSmarts™ has developed this day-long course to deepen understanding and provide practical experience in implementing the GTD methodology.

Certified trainer Lee Aase will facilitate this course.

Here's what to expect in the training:



In Person

Marycrest Auditorium
St. Francis Building
Mayo Clinic Health System Franciscan Healthcare La Crosse
700 West Ave South
La Crosse, WI 54601.

Questions? Contact:

For course questions, contact Lee Aase
For site logistics, contact Amanda Baumgartner

Can colleagues in our organizations who are not members of the Social Media Health Network also sign up for the class?


This is only for Mayo Clinic staff and premium or corporate members of the Mayo Clinic Social Media Network. I'm not authorized to provide this training outside of those groups. VitalSmarts has authorized me to extend on a limited basis to the MCSMN members because of that relationship with Mayo Clinic and in hopes that other organizations may be interested in offering this to their staff.


Thanks so much for your prompt reply. I still plan on attending; it looks like very relevant training!

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