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GTD|REFRESH: Capturing / Collecting | GTD Pittsburgh
Ubiquitous capture is one of the hallmarks of getting your Getting Things Done practice into motion. And, that's the focus of this month's Getting Things Done Pittsburgh Productivity Group Meetup event! Each Meetup from January to May will cover one of the steps in the GTD workflow diagram/map. Join us! I. Agenda, Introductions & Challenges Forum (6:30 PM-7:20 PM) Please arrive between 6:15 PM and 6:35 PM to get your name badge, buy a snack/drink to support our host venue, mix-and-mingle, and complete the Challenges Forum signup form so we can start promptly at 6:45pm with Introductions! A. Mix & Mingle - Time to get coffee or a snack, settle in and complete the Challenges Forum signup form before the GTDPGH Meetup begins. Please arrive in enough time so we can secure the appropriate seating! B. Introductions - Each member will introduce yourself briefly, tell us what you do professionally, your GTD experience, and a recent success with your productivity implementation and/or life. I'll also go over the programmatic details of the GTD Meetups and other GTD and productivity events available to you! C. Challenges Forum - We'll give a few minutes to have the group help each member with solutions to challenges we may be facing currently with life or work circumstances with our productivity system. These are specific productivity challenges and only one challenge per member for time's sake. II. Discussion: GTD|REFRESH: Capturing / Collecting (~7:20 - 7:45 PM) As part of our regular discussion series on core Getting Things Done (GTD) principles, we will be discussing the first step in the GTD Workflow diagram/map, capturing (or, collecting). Capturing is a skill that you must learn, then a habit you need to develop, in order to get into that first stage of stress-free productivity promised by Getting Things Done ( We will cover the following concepts in the discussion: • defining and honing your capturing in different work and personal environments; • collection buckets and capturing tools; and, • the concept of "ubiquitous capture" for getting to Getting Things Done. Please feel free to bring your copy of Getting Things Done ( for reference, your questions and recommendations as well! Your conversation contributions are what make the discussions awesome! III. GTD Resource Sharing (7:45 PM) -- CATEGORY: Calendar, Time Tracking & Scheduling This is where everyone can offer a book title, recent blog or magazine article, tip/trick/hack, tool, smartphone app, service or item that has helped them in their life productively either with GTD or otherwise. The above category is a recommended focus for sharing, but you may share any productivity resource that has helped you on your GTD journey. I encourage everyone to bring some kind of GTD or personal productivity resource they know about or use to offer to the group! IV. Announcements / Closing Remarks (7:50 PM) Upcoming Meetup events, and additional programs, announcements will be given. If you are not receiving the Meetup notifications about Meetups and our other productivity activities (e.g., Productivity Book Group (, #ProdChat, the weekly Twitter chat (, and Productivity Café (, please sign up directly here for email notifications ( All announcements must be sent to the Meetup Organizer via a Meetup message to announce to the group, at his/her sole discretion. Thank you! Do you mind helping support this Meetup? This Meetup can now receive small contributions to help it grow. Chip in here! (

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3401 Blvd of the Allies Quality Inn-University Center Hotel (Oakland) · Pittsburgh, PA

Respond by: 1/2/2019

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What we're about

Getting Things Done Pittsburgh (GTD PGH) Productivity Group is a community of local personal productivity enthusiasts who enjoy discussing and sharing ideas/resources centering on David Allen's work, started with his well-regarded book on personal productivity, Getting Things Done®, in and around the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania metropolitan area. It's that simple!

We do this by...

1) discussing components of the Getting Things Done methodology at the group meetups;
2) discussing, publishing and publicizing new GTD concepts/products of David Allen & Co. (as well as others) that improve upon members' GTD implementations;
3) inviting members (those new and old to GTD) to the group to share their background with GTD, challenges they are currently facing, and information and resource collaboration; and,
4) providing an online platform to connect outside of our monthly meetups about your ideas, challenges, SUCCESSES, and more with GTD.

Once a quarter (and sometimes more often) we host seminars and workshops by GTD experts to teach Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced level material to members interested in growing in their GTD practice.

Who should join?

If you have ever thought, "I could be more productive." Or, "I need to stop procrastinating on major goals in my life." Or, "Where did all this clutter come from?" you're a good candidate for this Meetup. If you have read David Allen's materials, or even tried to implement GTD into your life, work or personal, join us. If you are a GTD black belt ninja and would like to share your GTD skills and knowledge with others. Well, this is the Meetup for you too!

When do we meet?

Our meetups are posted on the meetup site as scheduled, so check the main page often to see when they're announced!

If you have any questions, please message Ray Sidney-Smith (, the Founder/Meetup Organizer.

Note: GTD® and Getting Things Done® are registered trademarks of the David Allen Company. This group is not affiliated with or officially endorsed by the David Allen Company.

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