Anybody recognizes that if things were better organized, people would be better off. We have all had experiences with bureaucratic red tape, impersonal government agencies or careless commercial enterprises. The problem of poor organization is serious and costs trillions in waste, inefficiency and lowered productivity.
On a more individual level, organization is a key—and often missing—factor in personal success. It is also a necessity for a flourishing family. Attainment of one’s goals, no matter how small or how large, requires a knowledge of organization. How do you most efficiently and productively manage your time, your activities and your resources? How do you minimize distractions? And how do you align your strengths in order to accomplish your purposes?
L. Ron Hubbard recognized that man was as lacking in understanding of how to organize his activities as he was about his true spiritual nature. And a sizable portion of his research was devoted to clarifying the subject of organization, a task he fully accomplished.
This course and corresponding booklet contain only some of the most basic principles of the organizational technology he developed, but these fundamentals are, by themselves, enough to greatly enhance the activity of any endeavor, whether that of a group or of an individual. Chaos and confusion are not natural conditions of life. They only exist when natural laws are not understood and followed. Here are some of the natural laws of organization and organizing.
This course is laid out in a step-by-step manner, with a sequence of reading assignments and practical exercises.
Before you begin, you create your own personal account on the Volunteer Ministers website. Once logged in, the online program will guide you through each step of the course to full completion, with all course materials provided from within the Volunteer Ministers website.
4 to 6 hours. You may, however, do the course at your own pace. In other words, it is not timed. The course is our service to you, free of charge.
Booklet: Basics of Organizing
or The Scientology Handbook
Your course materials are also integrated within the online course. In other words, once logged on, you may read the materials from within the online course program as you do each step.
Upon completion of The Basics of Organizing Course, you will receive a certificate by e-mail.
The services of our online courses are always available to you. If at any time you need assistance with your course assignments, do not hesitate to contact your online course supervisor, whom you can reach using the 'Need help?' button in your online course program.
“I have acquired a greater knowledge on the subject of organizing, which was very limited in the past. Now I am confident on this subject and whenever going for any activity, I organize myself with the twenty-one departments from the booklet, and start accomplishing the work properly.
“I am applying this in my personal life, family life and also in my organization where I am working and getting positive results. I have changed the organization board of my company, and everybody appreciated the initiative.
“As we specified the functions and jobs to be completed by all departmental posts and their co-workers, the monitoring of work has become more specific and effective.
“I hope to develop myself in practicing this knowledge in every aspect of my life, and also to teach others. Thanks for your kind cooperation and support.” — E.M.
“It is a very powerful opportunity to learn how can I improve my quality of life, by putting these methods of the Basics of Organizing into practice.
“It was a wonderful course—it taught me how to organize myself better to be able to produce, and I realized how lost I was with regards to being organized in all aspects of my life.
“Discovering all this was a whole experience and with this knowledge I can help others to know about this course and so help themselves to grow and improve their lives as people and as leaders. But first, one has to organize oneself to be an example for the rest.
“My world has changed 180 degrees with this course—it is an organizing process in all aspects of my life. Thank you for this course, as I start to live life from a new point of view.” — H.P.
Is the disorganization in your life getting the best of you?
Organization is a subject that can be applied to the smallest activity or the largest. Try to cook a meal without having a recipe, all the ingredients or a place to prepare it. Those elements constitute organization; and while the needs, materials and scope might be different, it’s no different setting up a plant to manufacture cars.
Whatever the activity, without proper organization, success can be difficult to achieve.
The laws that underlie the subject of organization are isolated here. This course introduces you to information anyone can apply to achieve success in their own life or even to build a prosperous and expanding business.
On the free online course, Basics of Organizing, find out: