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Getting Things Done for Engineers and Land Surveyors

Helen Chen, Ph.D., PE

As technology evolves and systems become more and more complex, engineers and land surveyors are constantly looking for ways to stay productive. This course summarizes the main ideas of the New York Times bestselling book Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen, one of the world's most influential thinkers on business and personal productivity. He developed a time management system called the Getting Things Done (GTD) method. In this course, you will learn the five essential elements of the GTD method: capturing, clarifying, organizing, reflecting, and engaging in addition to a few common GTD terms such as open loops and vertical thinking. Furthermore, you will become familiar with a few extra strategies that you, as a design professional, can use to improve your productivity and the quality of your work. The skills you gain from this course will make you better at managing your professional and personal activities and help you realize your vision and life purpose.

The course has a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

* This course is acceptable to all the state PE boards except the New York State PE & PLS Board.

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NY PE & PLS: You must choose courses that are technical in nature or related to matters of laws and ethics contributing to the health and welfare of the public. NY Board does not accept courses related to office management, risk management, leadership, marketing, accounting, financial planning, real estate, and basic CAD. Specific course topics that are on the borderline and are not acceptable by the NY Board have been noted under the course description on our website.