Attention Management Workshop Overview:

Welcome to the Attention Management workshop. A distracted workforce is less than effective. Employees who do not pay attention to their work can waste valuable time and make careless mistakes. Attention management is a useful skill that allows managers to connect with their employees on an emotional level and motivate them to focus on their work and how to reach their personal and company goals.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Define and understand attention management.
  • Identify different types of attention.
  • Create strategies for goals and SMART goals.
  • Be familiar with methods that focus attention.
  • Put an end to procrastination.
  • Learn how to prioritize time.

Course Module:

Module One: Getting Started

  • Workshop Objectives
  • Pre-Assignment Review

Module Two: Introduction to Attention Management

  • What Is Attention Management?
  • Stop Thinking and Pay Attention!
  • What Is Mushin?
  • What is Xin Yi (Heart Minded)?
  • Case Study

Module Two: Review Questions

Module Three: Types of Attention

  • Focused Attention
  • Sustained Attention
  • Selective Attention
  • Alternating Attention
  • Attention CEO
  • Attentional Blink
  • Case Study

Module Three: Review Questions

Module Four: Strategies for Goal Setting

  • Listening to Your Emotions
  • Prioritizing
  • Re-Gating
  • Case Study

Module Four: Review Questions

Module Five: Meditation

  • Beta
  • Alpha
  • Theta
  • Delta
  • Gamma
  • Case Study

Module Five: Review Questions

Module Six: Training  Your Attention

  • Mushin
  • Meditation
  • Focus Execute
  • Visualization
  • Case Study(I)
  • Case Study (II)

Module Six: Review Questions

Module Seven: Attention Zones Model

  • Reactive Zone
  • Proactive Zone
  • Distracted Zone
  • Wasteful Zone
  • Case Study

Module Seven: Review Questions

Module Eight: SMART Goals

  • The Three P’s
  • The SMART Way
  • Prioritizing
  • Evaluating and Adapting
  • Case Study

Module Eight: Review Questions

Module Nine: Keeping Yourself Focused

  • The One Minute Rule
  • The Five Minute Rule
  • What to Do When You Feel Overwhelmed
  • Case Study

Module Nine: Review Questions

Module Ten: Procrastination

  • Why We Procrastinate
  • Nine Ways to Overcome Procrastination
  • Eat That Frog
  • Case Study

Module Ten: Review Questions

Module Eleven: Prioritizing Your Time

  • The 80/20 Rule
  • The Urgent / Important Matrix
  • Being Assertive
  • Creating a Productivity Journal
  • The Glass Jar: Rocks, Pebbles, Sand and Water
  • Case Study

Module Eleven: Review Questions

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

  • Words from the Wise