Time Management Training Course

This course is now part of our online training calendar - book below!

 

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 training course 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 this training course?

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.

I found this course very refreshing. When I set out to pursue this, I was expecting some diary management processes and tools which I thought would be good for the test team. In fact what we got was way better.

The training course revolves around understanding behaviours. This includes your own behaviour and interaction with other people’s behaviours that can cause time management to be impacted by various types of distraction.

There was also a good section on understanding what the difference is between important and urgent and how to manage it.

The trainer created a good environment where everyone was able to contribute and learn.

I think anyone that regularly finds themselves under pressure with priority tasks, tight deadlines and works in an open plan office could benefit from this course.

 

Training 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)
  • Creating opportunities for ‘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 starting.  This will be analysed during the event to help see what happens during a typical working day and where there's opportunity for improvement.

This training is delivered to individuals or provided for in house teams to your bespoke requirements.


Online Course Outline

 

There never seems enough time in the day; we can’t create more of it, so we have to get better at using what we have. These workshops are designed to give you strategies to help combat the pressure, bad habits and people who “steal” away your precious time. We will also touch on the particular challenges of working from home.

The programme comprises of two virtual sessions (interactive, facilitator lead) combined with pre and post exercises/activities structured and designed to make this as real life and relevant as possible to each individual in order to bring about real, sustainable change.

Objectives

By the end of these sessions you will be able to:

  • Understand and work with your own behavioural preferences of how you manage your time

  • Establish and manage priorities, both professional and personal

  • Plan your time more effectively

  • Manage interruptions and beat procrastination

  • Set achievable goals

  • Work more effectively with others; when and how to delegate

Programme Structure

Session 1:
Understanding the challenges to effective Time Management: Personal and Professional 
Session 2:
Working more efficiently
Content:
  • What makes it hard? Examining the issues
  • My attitude: Am I working in the way that works best for me? 
Content:
  • Prioritisation
  • Managing interruptions
  • Avoiding procrastination
  • Maintaining a work life balance
  • The art of delegation
Pre/Post work:
  • Personal challenges to working from home
  • Driver questionnaire
  • Time log
Pre/Post work:
  • Personal Eisenhower Matrix
  • Ted Talk – gaining control
  • Intent – personal reflection, action planning

 

Online course details:

Duration: 2 x 3 hour sessions + pre and post work Credits: 1.9
CPD Points: 6.5 Member Cost: £290+VAT
Max. Delegates: 8 Non-Member Cost: £435+VAT

 

Face to face course details:

Duration: 1 Day Credits: 1.9
CPD Points: 6.5 Member Cost: £290+VAT
Max. Delegates: 12 Non-Member Cost: £435+VAT

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