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This time management course is for people who want to take some time to look in detail at how to get the most from their time.

This is a practical training course focused on role-playing and the day-to-day practicalities of putting good time management into practice.

By the end of this course you will:

  • Understand your key stumbling blocks with respect to time management.
  • Practical ways that you can manage those stumbling blocks.
  • Have practiced putting into practice the key techniques to manage your time management issues.
  • Have produced a personal action plan so that when you return to work you are crystal clear on how you will change your behaviours in the future.

The Trainer

Jo has been a professional development coach and trainer for over 20 years. She is Chartered Institute of Professional Development (CIPD) certified.

She started her career in engineering before trasfering to a leading pharmaceutical company. She spent 18 years there in a number of leadership and technical roles across a number of departments including HR, customer service and training.

Course Details

Over the two days of this course, you will have the opportunity to explore in-depth how you use your time currently, how to make better use of your time and to investigate and apply what you’ve learned to produce a detailed plan for you to implement when you return to work.

There is lots of time to consider how the various techniques might work for you, and in your work environment, and to also share ideas with other participants as well as learning from your experienced trainer.

Please click on the sections below to see more detail about this course. Please note that the exact format of the course will be customised in order to focus on delegates’ biggest time management stumbling blocks.

The first day of this course focuses on understanding everyone’s particular problems and how these problems can be systematically addressed.

  • The paradox – we cannot manage time so what do we need to manage
  • Compare a typical week with an ideal week
  • Your values and their impact on your time
  • Why is it that we “lose” time, what are our time vampires and how can we deal with them?
  • Prioritising and other task management techniques (including the Eisenhower matrix) and focussing on the important before it becomes urgent
  • The 4 D’s (Do, Defer, Delete, Delegate) and how to delegate effectively
  • Overcoming procrastination and other self-defeating behaviours
  • Understanding and working with your natural energy levels to achieve results
  • Reducing meeting time and making your meetings more productive

Day 2 of this course is where ‘the rubber hits the road’.

Having looked at the theory of prioritisation on day 1, we start day 2 by looking at how this can be put into practice. This includes role-playing in practical scenarios to practice using those techniques.

We then look at dealing with other people and how to manage them so that you can deliver your best work.

We finish Day 2 with a review and also creating individual action plans for how you will implement what you have learned on your return to work.

Key topics covered include:

  • Managing the expectations of others and increasing your confidence in dealing with them
    1. Discussing your workload and priorities with your manager.
      • Evaluating how much work you truly have to do and how to discuss this with your manager
    2. Saying no (or not yet…)
      • Giving yourself the time to consider the implications of requests for additions to your workload before committing yourself
  • Hints and tips for planning and getting more out of your day
  • Setting goals and objectives, and a plan to achieve them
  • Breaking down tasks to make them more manageable
  • Keeping track of your tasks and your progress – The value of lists
  • Maintaining your motivation
  • Taking time to reflect, recharge and refocus
  • Why breaks, lunch and changes in focus can cause you to be more productive
  • Producing your action plan
  • Concrete steps that you can implement straight away when you get back to work to get the maximum benefit from what you’ve learned

The Training Day

We provide everything you’ll need for 2 really fun, productive days of training.

Our courses run from 9.30 am to around 4.30 pm.

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. (unfortunately we can’t offer this during Covid)
  • 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.

Is This The Right Course For Me?

This course is for anyone who struggles with the day-to-day implementation of good time management practices.

If you ever feel any of the below, despite having a good understanding of time management techniques, you will find it very helpful:

  • You wonder where the day went and why you’ve still not tackled your to-do list.
  • You feel stressed and overwhelmed by multiple demands on your time.
  • You find that you have to work late and struggle to hit deadlines.

COVID Measures

  • Maximum number of delegates who can attend has been reduced to 4 or 5 depending on location
  • Temperature checks on arrival
  • Desk distancing complies with guidelines
  • Hand sanitising on arrival
  • Facemasks available
  • In the training room, all training equipment and furniture are sanitised thoroughly after use
  • Stationery used by the delegates during training will be disposed of at the end of the day if delegates choose not to take it with them
  • The building cleaning staff regularly disinfect all doors, handles, stair handrails, etc.
  • During this time lunch is not provided