Personal Effectiveness

To whom:

Executives, experts, and professionals whose volume of works create a risk of overload and burnout.


In the 21st century, the professional’s workday is full of planned and unplanned tasks, fires to be extinguished urgently and environment, which creates uncountable irritations.

How to achieve your goals, do not burn out during the process, and take back “the control of your life?”

Answers to these challenges are hidden in more nuanced questions. How to organize priorities? How to understand what not to do? How in a shorter time do more? How to decrease the environment affect to work rhythm? How to keep productivity and energy level in the long run?

Answers to these and other questions in Personal Effectiveness workshop of Kārlis Apkalns.


Improved productivity and stress resilience of participants through:

  • the most frequent productivity errors and ways to avoid them;
  • world-tested productivity principles and techniques;
  • practical testing of the most actual tools;
  • handy materials for repeat and skills maintenance.

Kārlis Apkalns

  • Lecturer at Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL), Stockholm School of Economics in Riga (SSE Riga).
  • Has worked with Coca-Cola, Electrolux, Statoil, SEB, Rietumu banka, AB.LV and other leading advertising agencies.
  • Has been IBM and Scania Marketing Manager in Latvia.
  • Has been a TV announcer for Latvian television.
  • Has conducted similar training for the State Chancellery of Latvia, Latvenergo, University of Latvia Administration, Jeld-Wen, Klondaika, Lattelecom, Sadales tīkls, State Administration School, Ministry of Environment and Regional Development, Red Cross Medical College, Nuclear Medicine Center, SAF Tehnika, BTA, White, Ergo, Latio, TEVA, Mylan, Olainfarm, Rolling !, Lanordia, Hanseatic, VISMA, Nord Connect, Ramirent, Wurth and other organizations.
  • Requested speaker of the most popular conferences in Latvia.
  • Writes a blog about productivity and effectiveness related topics.

One training day/8 academic hours






8 academic hours


Introduction – What can and cannot be managed?
  • Current issues of the participants/ questions
What should be done? What should not be done?
  • Important/Urgent matrix in the real life

How in a shorter time do more?            

  • Getting Things Done etc. principles
How do I prevent ambient noise?
  • External environmental disturbances, its control

How to do everything and not to burn out?

  • Dimensions of the internal balance, its maintenance

  • Personal effectiveness plan                           


Major barriers to productivity


Grouping and analysis of professional works


Plan for completing balance dimensions                       


Opportunities for improving productivity and plan                                  

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