Is the paper in your office out of control? Then this popular workshop is
On 5 October, at Library Association HQ in London
A one day workshop for those wishing to take control of the paper they deal
with, this is a practical workshop which assumes no previous training in
How will this event help you?
It will enable you to reduce the amount of paper that arrives at your desk
and deal quickly and effectively with the paper you have.
By the end of the day, you will be able to:
* reduce the amount of paper received to that which is essential and
* use your diary as a planning tool to prioritise work and achieve
* keep a clear desk and working area, free from paper of every kind
* find and access paperwork easily and quickly
* effectively manage and control the volume of paper you receive
* establish an effective filing system for your unit which is easily
accessible by everyone
Who will benefit most from attending?
Those who feel out of control with the paperwork in and around their desk.
People who want to have no paper on their desk at any time, except for the
tasks they are working on at that point, and to be able to find any piece of
paper relating to 'live' work within 30 seconds and completed work within 1
9.00 Registration and coffee
9.30 Welcome and introductions
What do we want to achieve today?
9.40 n Motivation - facts and figures about paper
* Recognising the signs of out of control paper
* Costs and consequences of out of control paper
* The myth of the cluttered desk - the 'acceptable' inefficiency
* Reducing paper
11.30 Establishing your diary as a planning tool - either paper or
* 'Systems' to avoid
* The 'clear your desk' system
2.00 Golden rules of paperwork
* Single handling
* Act on it, pass it on, file it, bin it
* Scanning and storing reading materials
3.15 Designing filing systems - classification system and filing path
* General rules for filing
* How to get started: personal action planning
* Organisational clear desk policy?
Course leader: Teohna Williams.
Teohna is a trainer for LEVELheaded specialising in all aspects of managing
Places are limited to: 20
LA Personal members £125 plus VAT (£21.87) £146.87
LA Institutional members £150 plus VAT (£26.25) £176.25
Non members £175 plus VAT (£30.62) £205.62
LA Student/Unwaged members £25 plus VAT (£4.37) £29.37
How to Book
To make a confirmed booking simply complete the booking form below and
return it by fax to Professional Development on 020 7255 0561.
Alternatively, to provisionally a place please call us on 020 7255 0560,
textphone 020 7255 0505, or email [log in to unmask]
N.B. Please note that due to building work at LAHQ there will unfortunately
be no lifts available from 17th April until the end of September. Those
booking for Library Association courses should be aware that the only means
of access to all facilities at LAHQ during this period will be via stairs.
This could mean having to ascend and descend 43 stairs at least 7 times
during the day for coffee, lunch tea and comfort breaks. We appreciate that
this may cause some difficulty and apologise for any inconvenience that this
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Workshop: (this constitutes a confirmed booking)
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Cancellation of a confirmed booking on the day will incur the full fee, or
if received 7 working days prior to the event, 50% of the fee will be due.
Please return to:
Professional Development, LA Enterprises, The Library Association, 7
Ridgmount Street, London, WC1E 7AE
or fax us on 020 7255 0561.