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Intelligent Productivity: Doing More with Less Stress and Hassle

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Date(s): Jan 28, 2021 - Jan 29, 2021
Time: 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Registration Fee: $229.00
Cancellation Date: Jan 21, 2021
Location: Online

Course Description

Smarter choices equal better performance, better decisions, and better relationships. Most American workers suffer from information overload.  Words like multitasking, distractions, and interruptions dominate our day rather than words like planning, intentional, purposeful, and mindful.  The result is we make poor decisions, communicate poorly, suffer from stress-related illnesses, and compromise our relationships.


This workshop builds on proven neuroscience research, best practices from a variety of fields, and the disciplines of leaders studied over nearly twenty years.  The workshop provides practical applications for making better decisions, increasing energy and attention, achieving more, and developing and sustaining relationships.


Potential CPE Credits: 8.0

Instruction Type: Live
Experience Level: ALL
Category: 02 Auditing

Course Objectives

The goal of the workshop is for participants to have a highly interactive experience where they identify practical ways to become more intelligent in the way they think, manage resources, communicate, resolve conflict, and build their social networks.



·         Apply findings in neuroscience to themselves and others

·         Identify the impact of threat in the workplace

·         Design a personalize system for creating a high-trust environment

·         Develop a customized plan for putting this module of the workshop into action


Manage Resources

·         Create a time management plan by discerning the important from the unimportant and the urgent from the non-urgent

·         Discover strengths and ways to utilize those strengths

·         Identify ways to control technology rather than allowing technology to control us

·         Receive a list of ways to enhance brain function

·         Develop a customized plan for putting this module of the workshop into action



·         Learn a brain-based model of communication, particularly for electronic communication

·         Apply the 7 characteristics of effective communication

·         Learn ways to communicate needs and expectations

·         Develop a customized plan for putting this module of the workshop into action


Resolve Conflict

·         Practice templates for giving and receiving feedback

·         Practice a model for holding successful “alignment” conversations

·         Develop a customized plan for putting this module of the workshop into action


Building Network

·         Awareness that today’s challenges require collaborating with others

·         Practice a process for maintaining and growing one’s network

·         Develop a customized plan for putting this module of the workshop into action



No prerequisites required.


Sherry Yellin

Dr. Sherry Yellin has almost 20 years’ experience designing, developing, and delivering training to both educators and private and public organizations.   She is the owner and CEO of The Learning Connection, Inc., established in 2001, and currently consults and delivers training in the areas of communication, instructional design, performance improvement, and leadership.  Dr. Yellin has a command of brain-based learning, and the application of findings in neuroscience provides the centerpiece for all of her work. Her course specialties include the following: Intelligent Leadership, Intelligent Coaching, Intelligent Communication, Intelligent Performance, and Intelligent Design. (For more details go to


Additional Information

TAC Rule 523.142(g) requires the CPE Sponsor to monitor individual attendance and assign the correct number of CPE credits. Participants will be asked to document their time of arrival and departure in compliance with this Rule. Additionally, attendance will be monitored throughout the day and CPE certificates will reflect actual attendance of each participant.

If you are making travel plans to come to Austin, we recommend making "refundable" air and hotel reservations or waiting until 14 days before the class to actually book your reservations. Courses are occasionally canceled or rescheduled due to low enrollment. We determine whether a course has enough participants 16 days prior to the course date. If we cancel or reschedule, we will email the participant and his or her billing contact no later than 14 days before the original class date.

The course coordinator will contact you with parking information. Handicapped parking is free at the meters around the downtown area.

Vending machines with Coca-Cola products and various snack items are available. There is also a refrigerator and microwave in our coffee bar area. Feel free to bring in your own drinks and food if you prefer.

You might want to bring a light sweater or jacket, as room temperatures vary.

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