The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People Workshop Series

Course# TD1012

Note: This course is capped at 16 participants.

Competency:    Work/Life Wellness - Advanced
                            Customer Service - Intermediate

Type: All Inclusive Series
To maximize the collaborative learning, please review your calendar before registering to ensure you can attend all sessions.

Total Series Time: 24 Hours (eight 3-hour sessions)

Make-Ups: Make-ups may be available for this series. Please contact Suzanne Vance ( or 84101) to check on availability of make-up sessions.

Pre-requisites: None

Workshop Description: The objective of the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People is to empower people and organizations to significantly increase their performance capability as they work to achieve worthwhile purposes through understanding and living Principle-Centered Leadership. This program emphasizes the principles underlying the basic habits of highly effective people and aims to help individuals across a wide range of self-development levels enhance their personal and interpersonal effectiveness.

Presented by: Tiffany Newbold, Academic Advisor, Department of Nursing; and Kathy Thompson, Assistant to the Dean, The Graduate School

Session Information:

Thursdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30 AND February 6, 20, 27, 2014 (Feb. 13th session was cancelled due to inclement weather)
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Thursdays, September 4,  11, 18, 25 AND October 2, 9, 16, 23, 2014
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Foundational Principles and Overview of Habits
This part of the workshop will provide participants with the universal principles from which each of the habits is based. Participants will then be able to: explain the Maturity Continuum; define principles, paradigms and processes, understand the P/PC Balance: the Principle of Effectiveness; and be familiar with each of the Seven Habits.


Habit 1: Be Proactive
This part of the workshop will focus on the underlying principle that individuals are responsible for their own choices and have the freedom to choose. Participants will then be able to:

  • Recognize reactive tendencies and develop proactive responses
  • Increase their Circle of Influence
  • Become a transition figure to benefit yourself and others
  • Exercise the human endowments through conscious choice in decision making


Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind
This part of the workshop will be a time to discuss how mental creation precedes physical creation. Participants will then be able to:

  • Create and apply personal and organizational mission statements as constitutions for daily living
  • Envision the desired results and important values to guide activities


Habit 3: Put First Things First
Participants will learn to identify their First Things. It will also be a time to learn how to live an effective life in Quadrant II by balancing important relationships, roles, and activities. Participants will then be able to:

  • Focus on the truly important and say no to the unimportant
  • Focus on the Quadrant II activities
  • Plan weekly and implement daily based on their mission, roles, goals, and priorities by using the Six-Step Process


Habit 4: Think Win-Win
This part of the workshop is a time where participants will learn how to balance courage and consideration in seeking mutual benefit and persist in looking for win-win outcomes. Participants will then be able to:

  • Identify the Six paradigms of Human Interaction
  • Understand Win-Win Rescripting
  • Know the four dimensions of Win-Win


Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
This part of the workshop will focus on the challenges of communication and the importance of first listening to understand before solving the problem or offering advice. Participants will then be able to:

  • Identify the levels of listening
  • Describe the four autobiographical responses
  • Use empathic listening


Habit 6: Synergize
This part of the workshop will help participants develop the underlying principle that says the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Participants will then be able to:

  • Apply win-win thinking (Habit 4) and empathic communication (Habit 5) to seek synergistic outcomes, including the Third Alternative (Habit 6)


Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw
In this part of the workshop, participants will learn the importance of production (results) and that it requires development of Production Capability (resources). Participants will then be able to:

  • Identify the four dimensions of renewal
  • Develop and renew personal resources to create better P/PC balance
  • Set and achieve goals for renewal in the physical, mental, spiritual and social/emotional dimensions

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