What’s On Your Plate?

What’s on your plate? Partner, parent, volunteer, business owner, employee. All of these roles put responsibilities on our “plate.”    Are you spending the right time on the right tasks? Join this interactive workshop and reflect on what’s on your plate, both personally and professionally, and assign priorities to your tasks. Learn about the Urgent/Important Matrix and how it can help you focus on what really needs to be done.

Who should attend?

  • All are welcome!
  • Entrepreneurs
  • People interested in improving managing responsibilites

Learning Objectives

  • Reflect on what tasks are on your plate
  • Identify priorities
  • Use the Urgent/Important Matric to increase effectiveness

Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • What’s on your plate?
  • Urgent/Important Matrix
  • Tips & techniques
  • Summary

Delivery Options

This workshop can be delivered virtually or in-person. It makes a great learning workshop for an organization’s professional development day, conference, or team-building event. It can be customized to meet your needs.


Duration: 90 minutes

What is Urgent/Important?

In a 1954 speech to the Second Assembly of the World Council of Churches, former U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who was quoting Dr. J. Roscoe Miller, president of Northwestern University, said: “I have two kinds of problems: the urgent and the important. The urgent are not important, and the important are never urgent.”