Do you feel constantly busy, but the needle never seems to move?  Anxious and overwhelmed the minute you hit the start button?

We used to make only a few high-value decisions each day, but with unlimited information and instant communication, we are now forced to make decisions all day long. We don’t stop to consider the value of the decisions, we just react. And the most important decisions pass us by. Did you know the average office worker gets only three minutes of work time before being distracted? Our brains are wired for distraction, and the ability to think is overwritten by the need to react.

We’ve moved from the age of physical labor to mental labor. And now, just as we need our minds the most, our ability to think is under attack. The pressure to make good decisions while our attention is under attack is exhausting. We come to work burned out and disengaged. We are not able to give our best, even though we want to.

The Community Foundation of Elkhart County has partnered with FranklinCovey to present “The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity.”

This workshop combines timeless principles with current neuroscience research to help better manage decisions, attention, and energy to consistently make choices that give the greatest return on time. Built into this session is a process that will dramatically increase your ability to achieve your highest priorities in the midst of unprecedented distractions.

Choose to be part of the morning or afternoon sessions on January 13 and 14. The morning group will meet from 8 a.m. to noon, and the afternoon group will meet from 1 to 5 p.m. each day. Participants must choose to do either two morning sessions or two afternoon sessions, not one of each.

Participants will receive printed materials for use before, during, and after the workshop. All programming is virtual via Zoom.

The Learning Center (TLC) workshops through the Community Foundation of Elkhart County are free to leaders and employees of nonprofits serving Elkhart County. Those organizations serving outside of Elkhart County are welcome to register for a fee. Due to the limited number of seats, those who cancel or do not fulfill their registration within a day of the event, will be charged $150 cancelation fee.

The presenter for this workshop will be Kevin Ennis, who has been with FranklinCovey for 25 years, working toward inspiring people to see new possibilities, drop their baggage, and get on with living fulfilling lives. Kevin’s sweet spot is working in hospitality, retail roles, and industries, as well as with leaders in supervisory or management roles. Before coming to FranklinCovey Kevin served 20 years in the US Navy and retired with the rank of Commander. Kevin has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in political science and history, and has studied at the master’s level in international human resource management.



Kevin Ennis

Event Agenda

The Community Foundation of Elkhart County is focused on improving the quality of life in Elkhart County by inspiring generosity.