Time Management

Time is one of the most important assets at work and everyone has a responsibility to ensure it is well managed.  This doesn’t always mean being ‘maxed’ out – it’s about getting balance into your life to ensure your priorities are taken care of.

This one day programme will help you develop a strategy for ‘event control’ and give you a range of tools and techniques to help you plan and organise yourself to be effective

Outcomes

You will learn about:

  • your own work style and how this helps and hinders your time management

  • how to establish and plan in your own priorities

  • how to plan work around your most productive times

  • how to deal with interruptions so they cause minimal impact

  • avoid procrastination and ‘swallow the frog’!

  • setting goals with time lines and milestones

  • how to decide if a task is urgent , or important or both

  • how to make  your outlook or diary work for you

Who should attend?

Time management is a key competency for all people at work and this programme will benefit anyone who has any element of control and influence about when they do things.

Course content

- Current audit

  • areas I’m good at/ not so good at?
  • the impact of personal work style

- Procrastination

  • favourite areas?
  • ‘swallow the frog’ – do it now

- Planning & Prioritising

  • what prompts my choice?
  • understanding my work categories
  • analysing my time log (pre-work)
  • making ‘me time’

- Deadlines

  • best practice to follow/ pitfalls to avoid
  • keeping on track
  • managing the flow of work  

- Outlook use

  • Daily planning
  • Schedule the balance  

- Interruptions

  • saying no nicely
  • limiting the damage

- Work area & communication tools

  • desk; and paperwork routines
  • voice mail and telephone disciplines
  • email and web control
  • working from home

- Personal action plan

  • review of your  action points to work on
  • letters to self of actions to work on

Pre-work

Participants will be required to log their work activities for a typical day or two, prior to the programme.  This will be analysed during the event to help see what happens during a typical working day and where improvements can be made.

Post course actions

At the end of the day participants will be asked to write a letter to themselves of actions and good intent – these will be collected and returned six weeks afterwards to help reinforce the lessons learnt!

Duration: 1 Day Credits: 1.4
CPD Points: 6.5 Member Cost: £210.00+VAT
Max. Delegates: 12 Non-Member Cost: £315.00+VAT