Outlook Productivity works for more than 12 000 people in 320 medium-size and larger businssses in 12 countries, including 67 of the Top 500 best-managed companies in South Africa.
“Through numerous conversations with chief learning and human resource officers from companies around the globe, it has become quite clear that corporate education and training will never return to the in-person classroom.
Sure, there will be exceptions where training will be necessary in-person (think physical equipment, medical labs, etc.) – but any education and training that can be done online will be done online, always, from this point forward.
The reasons for this are simple: companies have realized they can do it faster, more effectively and less expensively online while their employees also widely prefer it too.” – Brandon Busteed. Forbes. 16 May 2020.
Since March 2020 our Outlook Productivity workshops have all gone from "classroom" to "online room".
We create private, custom hybrid online courses for our medium-size and larger business clients who want to give 10 or more of their people the opprtunity to get and stay even more productive.
As a result they save their business time and money worth one month of those people's payroll - every year.
The 'hybrid' format gives students the inedependence and flexibility to master the content in their own time with short video-based lessons. We then meet as a group to take the learning to a higher level with discussions, Q&A, value-adding tips, and review.
Our clients love it.
"The combination of individual learning activities (reading and watching videos with step-by-step guidelines) reinforced by group interaction worked really well for the group. We want to thank you for the valuable and pleasant learning experience.” - Dr Henriëtte van den Berg | Senior Management | University of the Free State
“The team is very excited and appreciative of the skills acquired from the training received. They enjoy the self-study supported by online group conversations”. - Ms. Kgadi Senyatsi | Head: Business Development | SAPPO
“I enjoyed the ‘hybrid’ programme as it allowed flexible time for self-study and practice. I also enjoyed and appreciate that the facilitators kept us smiling and motivated with words of wisdom during every discussion session.” Prof Hesta Friedrich-Nel | Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences | Central University of Technology
“… the best thing about this course: It bridges the gap between the theory and putting it into practice! This is the best course BY FAR that I ever attended. Thanks again for guiding my team and me through this course.” - Casper Steenkamp | Director: Culminit - Solutions Not Software
Clearly this format is a winner.
You may want to use our voucher system to purchase seats at our public Outlook Productivity Advanced courses in advance and enrol participants as required.
Or, for 10-15 people per group, we can co-create a private, custom in-house course just for you.
Leverage the investment already made in MS Outlook.
Save time and money worth one month's payroll of Outlook users - every year.
Employees have less unnecessary negative stress.
Improved, more efficient workflow management.
… you will save up to 40 minutes every day. And stop wasting away one month every year.
… be in control of your Inbox. No more overwhelm.
… transform chaos into order. You are in charge.
… leave your desk with the day’s work done.
… get into your bed at night with a smile on your face because everything you wanted to do that day has been done. No more “I’ve been so busy today – but what I actually achieve?”
What does the enrolment fee cover?
The enrolment fee of (excluding VAT) R1800 per person (R1995 from 1 October 2020) gives : 12 months access to the content | Five live faclitatorl-led online workshops | Bonus workshop on managin informaiton for small projects | Fortnightly Outlook Productivity Refresher Webinars | Email and phone support | Exclusive online Outlook Productivity community
Is my enrolment and login access permanent?
The course contgent remains available for 12 months.
What support do I get?
Communicate wit facilitators and fellow students - offline and in real time. | Email your course leaders at any time. | Join an exclusive online open forum Outlook Productivity community. | Fortnightly Outlook Productivity Refresher webinars.
Can I not just search the Internet and get the content for free?
Of course you can. It will, however, take you a lot of time, effort, and some money, to synthesize it all into the course similar to the course you get at the Online School of Productivity. Our course does not just give you the information. It is structured so you get the transformation from your current situation to where you want to be: getting your right things done - with as little effort as possible. Also, the typical Internet solutions do not give you live support and interactive online workshops unique to this course.
Will this course work with my version of Outlook?
We created the videos using Outlook 365, and that's what you will see on the course. Due to frequent updates the user interface may be slightly different. Everything you learn works on all versions from Outlook 2010 and later.
How long does it take to complete the course?
The duration of a private in-house hybrid course is determined by the agreed schedule. Self-study takes as long as individuals want it to take. In all cases the content remains available for 12 months.
Can I do this on a mobile device?
The Thinkific platform doesn't currently offer an app, but is mobile responsive so you will be able to take your course on any phone, tablet, or computer.
Can I apply this course in Outlook for Mac?
Is a certificate awarded?
Yes, on completion of all modules students receive a certificate. For private in-house hybrid courses the certificate can be customised.
All you have to do to schedule our conversation to see if and how we can help you help your company and colleagues:
No more email- or phone-tag to find a time. A few clicks and it's in both our calendars.
As the voicemail message on his cell phone says:” If I can’t take your call I am either in a workshop or out cycling!”
Duncan’s industrial engineering background and his love of the “ooh” and “aahhh” moments when people learn a really cool trick in MS Outlook, are his inspiration and motivation in helping people use their technology in ways that make them more productive.
Was there life before the Internet, cell phones and gadgets? Duncan’s glad he missed it!
Gerrit is a hardworking lazy guy - working very hard all the time to find ways in which to get the right things done easier, faster and better. To achieve optimal productivity with minimal effort.
What brings him great joy is that the quality of life of every person who implements even a little bit of what they get iduring a course, will improve.
Thank you for visiting the Online School of Productivity in your quest to help improve your company's results and help make life easier for you and your colleagues.
Feel free to contact me on 08 2 PERFORM (082 737 3676) or email me so I can clarify any questions or concerns you may have.
Wishing you a purposeful, productive and fulfilling day.