NCSL Young and New Professionals Training Series: Time Management & Productivity


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What’s in your jar? Getting more done with greater satisfaction

NCSL virtual trainings allow attendees to participate in meetings taking place around the world from the comfort of their desk. They are collaborative, interactive and easy to use.

Are you busy all day (all week?) and yet still feel frustrated that you aren’t making enough progress on the right things? This series of interactive workshops will provide you with techniques and strategies so that you can accomplish more of the right things with your time and have greater satisfaction with your day. Learn to clarify and rank priorities, set meaningful goals, process your inbox more effectively, and create habits to stay on track.

*These trainings are open to NCSL members only and will not be recorded.

A separate registation is necessary for each webinar. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

  • Megan McClure, policy analyst, NCSL
  • Jennifer Lazarow, University of Texas at Austin, Center for Professional Education

Jennifer Lazarow facilitates informative and interactive classes, drawing from more than 20 years’ experience in training and human resource development. Before joining the Center for Professional Education, Lazarow was the manager and producer for a training video production company, training manager for an international gaming corporation, and assistant training director for a top 10 financial services corporation. Lazarow has also served as a volunteer coordinator/trainer for a state-wide suicide prevention and crisis intervention hotline, and a college professor.


Thurs. June 9: Working in alignment

  • Use the jar paradigm to set priorities and manage your time and energy.
  • Recognize the difference between urgent and important tasks.
  • Practice a proven method for getting more done. (prioritized daily task list)
  • Get back on track when life/events/your supervisor foil your “plans for the day.”

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Fri. June 24: Creating time and focus

  • Develop an effective workflow to process your inbox.
  • Recognize the costs of multitasking.
  • Discover a method for increasing your focus.
  • Explore techniques to create focus time and defend it.

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Wed. July 13: Developing effective goals and habits

  • Develop SMART goals.
  • Leverage the 1% difference.
  • Use the power of habit to achieve your goals.

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This webinar is sponsored by the NCSL Young and New Professionals Group. The mission of the NCSL Young and New Professionals is to engage, educate, and support the state legislative leaders of tomorrow through targeted professional development, networking opportunities and recognition.