Life Skills Workshops

Student workshops designed to increase self-reliance and elevate your decisions.

Workshop Descriptions:

Maximize your time: Focus Funnel: In this interactive workshop you will learn about managing vs maximizing your time and learn principles to increase time management.

Planning and goal achievement:In this interactive workshop, you'll learn the power of setting and achieving SMART goals.

Decision making 8 wastes:This interactive workshop helps you identify areas of waste in your life and how to eliminate or minimize distractions to help you engage in meaningful activities.

Problem Solving:This interactive workshop will help you identify problems and obstacles that get in the way of utilizing your time and how to use the problem solving method to use your time better.

Maximize your time: RAC method:This interactive workshop introduces you to the RAC Method of time management. This method will teach you ways identify time wasters in your life and help you to make changes to lead a more meaningful life.

Strengthening Roomate Relationships and Friendships:This interactive workshop teaches you how to overcome obstacles in your relationships and how you can be a better roommate and friend.

Realizing your potential:This interactive workshop will help you understand why you are here at BYU-Idaho and how the university can help magnify your abilities to reach your potential. 

Decision Making- Pugh Matrix: This interactive workshop teaches you a method to help make an informed decision by helping you to weigh different options and identify the best decision.

Decision Making- Standard Work:This interactive workshop will teach you the importance of standardizing your life and how to implementing standards will help you to increase efficiency and effectiveness in completing tasks.

Decision Making- 7S: This interactive workshop introduces students to an adaptation of a process called 7S that is used by many top businesses around the world to help make their companies more effective and efficient.

Choose a Workshop

Find a workshop in the table below that interests you, then prepare for it by following the instructions in the "how to prepare" section.

Workshop

Date

Time

Location

How to Prepare

Maximize your time: Focus Funnel

1/31 9am MC 176 C

Watch Rory Vaden's TED talk: How to Multiply your Time.

Planning and goal achievement

1/31 2pm

MC 176 B

Prayerfully consider and write down three goals you have and bring them to the workshop.  

Decision making 8 wastes

2/7 9am MC 176 A Think back on the last week and try to identify at least 5 activities you participated in that you feel did not add to your productivity. Why do you choose those activities? Would you been willing to eliminate them from your plans in future weeks?

Problem Solving

2/7 2pm MC 176 B Create a list of obstacles or challenges you face with managing your time. Come prepared to discuss these with a small group and/or all the workshop attendees. 
Maximize your time: RAC method 2/14 9am MC 176 C Watch the quote from Elder Neal A. Maxwell’s address https://youtu.be/ZyiFViIrUBQ?t=1453 (24:12-24:55) Consider the following questions as you heard the quote: Why do we live on a timetable here if we will not in the next life? What are you currently doing to manage time productively?
Strengthening Roomate Relationships and Friendships 2/14 2pm MC 176 B Ponder what an ideal roommate and friend would be for you.
realizing your potential 2/21 9am MC 176 B Watch the Get Connected History video and then ponder the following questions: What part of this message meant the most to you at this time?  What about this video helps you realize your potential? 

Decision Making- Pugh Matrix

2/28 9am MC 176 C Think of a big decision that is coming up in your life, this could be internship options, what major to pick, where you should live, etc. Once you have picked a decision list all the options you have for this choice. Come to the workshop prepared to talk about your choice and work through these options to make a choice.

Decision Making- Standard Work

2/28 2pm MC 176 B Consider the following questions before coming to the workshop: What standards do you live by in your life? Why do you choose to follow those standards? How often do you evaluate the standards you live by?

Maximize your time: Focus Funnel

3/7 9am MC 176 C Watch Rory Vaden's TED talk: How to Multiply your Time.

Decision making 8 wastes

3/7 2pm MC 176 B Think back on the last week and try to identify at least 5 activities you participated in that you feel did not add to your productivity. Why do you choose those activities? Would you been willing to eliminate them from your plans in future weeks?
Problem Solving 3/14 9am MC 176 C Create a list of obstacles or challenges you face with managing your time. Come prepared to discuss these with a small group and/or all the workshop attendees. 
Decision Making- 7S 3/14 2pm MC 176 B

Make a list of areas of your life, including daily routines, that you feel can be eliminated, simplified, or otherwise improved. Some examples may include study habits, meal preparation, and time management. Come to the workshop prepared to share some of the areas that you listed.

Maximize your time: RAC method 3/21 9am MC 176 C Watch the quote from Elder Neal A. Maxwell’s address https://youtu.be/ZyiFViIrUBQ?t=1453 (24:12-24:55) Consider the following questions as you heard the quote: Why do we live on a timetable here if we will not in the next life? What are you currently doing to manage time productively?
Decision Making- Pugh Matrix 3/21 2pm MC 176 B Think of a big decision that is coming up in your life, this could be internship options, what major to pick, where you should live, etc. Once you have picked a decision list all the options you have for this choice. Come to the workshop prepared to talk about your choice and work through these options to make a choice.
Decision Making- Standard Work 3/28 9am MC 176 C Consider the following questions before coming to the workshop: What standards do you live by in your life? Why do you choose to follow those standards? How often do you evaluate the standards you live by?
Problem Solving 3/28 2pm MC 176 B Create a list of obstacles or challenges you face with managing your time. Come prepared to discuss these with a small group and/or all the workshop attendees.