GTD is the renowned work-life management system that has helped countless individuals and organizations bring order to chaos with stress-free productivity.

The Big Idea

Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them. The mind has unparalleled creative capacity, but it is very ineffective at managing commitments. It forgets them until its too late and reminds us to do others at times when we can’t do anything about them. 

Getting Things Done (GTD) allows your mind to do what it does best- think creatively and clearly in a positive state of relaxed control- what the martial artists call a “mind like water.” But this “mind like water” state is inhibited by inappropriately managed commitments, which are a constant source of unproductive worry and distraction. 

Instead, commitments must be captured in a trusted system outside your mind, a collection bucket that you’ll come back to regularly and sort through. GTD is that "trusted system" and by following the 5 steps, a person is able to apply order to chaos.

David Allen is the bestselling author of Getting Things Done, acclaimed as the "definitive business self-help book of the decade." The GTD methodology helps knowledge workers effectively manage the complexity of their responsibilities with more clarity and focus. 

what can a gtd licensee offer?

Licensees can get certified in the Mastering Workflow Series which consists of three sequential levels. Each level includes a one-day seminar, with optional follow-on implementation workshops. 

  1. Fundamentals Critical principles and techniques for gaining and staying in control, day-to-day

  2. Projects & Priorities Key elements for defining and managing one’s complete inventory of multi-step outcomes within an integrated system, providing control and appropriate focus, week to week

  3. Focus & Direction A dynamic model for clarifying and aligning commitments, values, and interests at all levels, joining vision with action and execution, providing lifetime keys for staying positively engaged, no matter what