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When: Thursday, March 17, 2016
8:30 AM
Where: Community College of Baltimore County
800 S. Rolling Road
Catonsville, Maryland  21228
United States
Presenter: Joel K. Oppenheimer, PE
Contact: Dawn R. Lipsey

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“Building a Better Life - Concrete Steps for Success”

By Joel K. Oppenheimer, PE

[4 Hour Workshop]



Thurs., Mar. 17, 2016

8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Registration Fee:

$159 - Members

$269 - Non-Members


Community College of Baltimore County
800 S. Rolling Road
Catonsville, Maryland  21228
United States


To have a great day and a great life begins with attitude. We explore being proactive, positive and in control of your thoughts and your life. We address the importance of goal setting and how to write meaningful lifetime and daily goals. We discuss the value of time and how to manage one’s time most effectively including setting and managing priorities. We conclude by putting it all together into how a great day may look!


Detailed Synopsis:

ATTITUDE – We explore being proactive, positive, responsible and in control. We discuss what is success and what a makes a great life. We look at what makes a good habit. We then discuss the Law of Cause and Effect, the Law of Belief, the Law of Expectation, the Law of Attraction, the Law of Correspondence, the Law of Concentration and the Law of Substitution. The overall message is change your thinking and you can change your life.


GOALS – Goal setting is the master skill of success. We discuss the importance of goal setting and value of writing down goals. We discuss how to develop major goals and corresponding detailed plans of action. We will do some exercises in which participants can write out their goals and action plans.


MANAGING PRIORITIES - Do you feel like you never have enough time to get everything done? At the end of a busy day, do you wonder if you accomplished anything important? Do you feel like you are spinning your wheels?  Do you wonder what the top of your desk looks like (is it wood or metal)? This overview of time management looks at life management, setting priorities based on your goals and then offers tips to avoid wasting time. Come listen to how you can improve your life at work and at home by managing your time better.


 Specifically, the time management portion will cover:

·     Definition of Time

·     Life Management versus life leadership

·     Definition of Time Management

·     Keys to Effective Time Management

·     Time Management Matrix

·     7 Ways to Get More Done

·     Delegating

·     Time Wasters

·     Organize Desk

·     Other Time Management Best Practices

·     Meetings

·     Avoiding Procrastination


PUTTING IT TOGETHER TO MAKE A GREAT DAY – We conclude by wrapping attitude, goal setting and time management together and describing what makes a great day.



7:30-8:30        Check-In and Continental Breakfast

8:30-9:45        Introduction and Attitudes for Success

9:45-10:00      Break

10:00-11:00    Goal Setting for Success

11:00-11:15    Break

11:15-12:30    Managing Priorities for Success and Wrap-Up


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