Introduction

Learn how to use your time most effectively on this 1-day course.

When you have full control of your diary and time you are able to relax, confident that you are focused on your most important tasks.

Our expert trainers will show you how to ensure that you are focusing your time and energy correctly and how to spot and avoid ‘time vampires’ that eat up your time.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand clearly how you have been spending your time and how you could improve that
  • The difference between Urgent and Important, and the impact that has on reaching your goals.
  • How to avoid and manage distractions to maximise your focus and productivity.
  • How to plan your time while remaining flexible for the changes that life inevitably throws up.
  • Diary management and delegation to ensure your time is being used most effectively.

Is This The Right Course For Me?

There are no prerequisites for this course as it is aimed at individuals who would like to manage their time more effectively primarily at work, but the techniques learnt will also be beneficial in all aspects of delegates’ lives.

 

The Training Day

Our courses run from 9.30am to around 4.15pm.

You don’t need to bring anything with you we provide everything that you will need for a great day’s training.

That includes:

  • Plenty of tea, coffee and biscuits throughout the day.
  • A tasty, freshly prepared lunch.
  • Comfortable, fully air-conditioned training rooms.
  • A certificate of attendance.

Please come wearing whatever you are comfortable in. We don’t have a dress code.

This course runs in conjunction with our sister company, Development Academy, which is focused on professional development training.

  • Objectives
    By the end of this course you will be able to:
    • Understand clearly how you have been spending your time and how you could improve that.
    • The difference between Urgent and Important, and the impact that has on reaching your goals.
    • How to avoid and manage distractions to maximise your focus and productivity.
    • How to plan your time while remaining flexible for the changes that life inevitably throws up.
    • Diary management and delegation to ensure your time is being used most effectively.
  • How You Currently Spend Your Time
    • Understanding what’s important to you
    • how your personal values impact your time
    • Time Stealers
    • Procrastination
  • Planning Your Time Whilst Remaining Flexible
    • Prioritising – Urgent vs important using the Eisenhower Matrix
    • Planning tools and tips including the four D’s of time management
    • avoiding or managing distractions
    • Dealing with time vampires
    • Keeping deadlines and promises
    • Being able to say NO assertively
    • Coping with the unexpected
    • Learn how to harness your energy
  • The Art of Delegation
    • The benefits of Delegation
    • What to delegate
    • when to delegate
    • How to and to whom
  • The Importance of Personal Goals
    • One month goal plan
    • My one year goal plan
    • More ways I can make extra time