What is this course about?
We may all have different jobs to do but one thing we all have to be is organised. Never before have we been under so much time pressure both at work and at home, just managing to stay on top of our time feels like a full time job!
This course has been designed to help you use your time in the most efficient and effective way possible now and to help you decide what may need to change to enable you to get the most out of this extremely precious resource.
Key topics covered
- Background to the importance of time management
- Questionnaire – ‘How good a time manager am I currently?
- Workshop – Identifying and remedying time management problems
- The vital importance of prioritising
- Use of the ‘task priority grid’
- The 10 commandments of effective time management
- Stress management
- Achieving the balance between business and social
- Setting and achieving goals
- Set your objective – an exercise in time management
- Making the daily to-do list really work
- The 4 elements of an effective time management method
Who would benefit?
Anyone who needs to organise their resources to achieve objectives.
By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
- Effectively plan and confidently prioritise tasks
- Implement new systems to improve performance
- Minimise interruptions and make the best use of the telephone
- Handle written material efficiently
- Identify and remove unnecessary ‘time stealers’
- Plan to meet key deadlines which determine success
- Use thinking time more effectively
- Get more out of meetings
- Use delegation when appropriate
- Keep one step ahead and support your manager(s) in a more proactive way
- Develop the principles of time management so that they become common practice
Key topics covered
1. Background to the importance of time management
- The many benefits of effective time management
- Making time work for you
2. Questionnaire – ‘How good a time manager am I currently?
- Assessment of current skill level
3. Workshop – Identifying and remedying time management problems
4. The vital importance of prioritising
- Why prioritising is necessary at all times
- Constantly reviewing and updating your priorities
5. Use of the ‘task priority grid’
- Identifying the main priorities
- Grouping priorities in order of importance and value
6. The 10 commandments of effective time management
- An analysis of 10 behaviours common to all good time managers
- Self-assessment – how many commandments are you breaking?
7. Stress management
- The main causes of stress
- Strategies for reducing stress
- Making stress work as a positive force
8. Achieving the balance between business and social
- Work / life balance
- Identifying business and social times
9. Setting and achieving goals
- Goal definition
- Identifying goals
- Setting achievable goals
10. Set your objective – an exercise in time management
11. Making the daily to-do list really work
- Strategies for making the most of the resources you have
- Quick win tips to take away
12. The 4 elements of an effective time management method
13. Summary, review and close
Are you interested in running this course for your team or organisation?
This programme can be delivered on a date of your choice and at a location of your choice, in other words exactly where and when you need it!
From the outset we will provide you with expert advice and you will be assigned your own personal training adviser who will stay with you throughout the process. Every team is different so we will provide you with a tailored training programme, designed around your team’s needs and focused on your desired outcomes.
All courses are followed up by a full training evaluation report and certificates of learning for each delegate. For groups of up to 12 delegates per course, our in-company training is a very cost-effective way to develop your people and improve team performance.
Get in touch today for a full quotation to suit your budget. To discuss your requirements in more detail with one of our friendly advisers please call on 0845 130 5714 or email one of the team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively you can complete the short contact form below.