Job Design Concepts Seminars
Job Design Concepts, Inc presents

Speed Reading On-Site Training

This on-site training class is also available as Public Schedule Seminar.

The Harris technique will enable you to read the easiest or the most difficult texts more quickly, while gaining the comprehension and retention you need.

Course Description/Agenda

Do you have too much to read but too little time to do it?
Have you been unable to keep pace with your reading workload?

You may think of yourself as professional in the work you do, but your reading skills may be developed only to an amateur level.

Reading may be the least advanced skill you bring to the
work place. Good techniques and practice can dramatically improve your ability to read.

The Harris technique will enable you to read the easiest or the most difficult texts more quickly, while gaining the comprehension and retention you need.

• Read 50 - 150% faster

• Improve your comprehension and retention

• Eliminate wandering attention

• Increase concentration

• Learn an "attack strategy" to keep on top of your reading

• Enhance your leisure reading

Workshop Outline

9:00 AM
Test of reading speed and comprehension
Diagnosis of traditional reading
Explanation of Harris technique and principles
Hands-on speed exercises using the new technique

10:20 AM - Break (On average, participants are reading 15-20 % faster by
this point)

10: 35 AM
Questions and answers
Intermediate steps, speed exercises integrated into own reading
Reading environment and obstacles - lighting, noise, posture, eye care
Test of reading speed and comprehension

12 noon
Lunch (On average, participants are reading 40-50 % faster by this

1 PM
Questions and Answers
Speed exercises
Reinforcement of concentration, memory and retention
Attack strategy, improvement of comprehension in difficult material

2:30 PM - Break

2:45 PM
Pacing strategy
Reading-time management exercise
Test of speed and comprehension

4 PM
Closing (On average, participants are reading 80-100 % faster by this
point with comprehension as good or better than at the beginning of the

About The Facilitator

Steve Harris is a bilingual speed reading specialist. Since 1981 he has researched, developed and taught the applications of speed reading to work, study and leisure.

He teaches speed reading at Carleton, Ottawa, McGill, Queen's and Guelph Universities. He is a continuing education instructor for the City of Gatineau and the Ottawa-Carleton Board of Education. He is a frequent instructor to Executive MBA programs at University of Ottawa and Queen's University.

He has worked with the following organizations: Auditor-General of Canada, Bell Canada, AIT Corporation, Lockheed Martin , MDS, Mitel Corporation, Nortel, Superintendent of Financial Institutions, and many federal and provincial agencies and departments.

Value Added Option:

Participants at each training workshop are encouraged to send an email within three months following the workshop and expect a personal reply to assist with their learning experience.

Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Madison Centre, 4950 Yonge Street, Toronto
Fee: $399.00 (5% discount for groups of 3 or more)


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