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Effective Time Management

 A hands-on one-day course with free eLearning revision after your training and pre-course online skills testing 
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Quality, flexible training course for time management skills

We feel we provide the best time management training courses you can find, so ask us if you need help


Full details of modules and topics covered in this one-day course

Blended learning

Note: Free eLearning revision is available with this course: click the blue "More Information" tab above for more details.


This is a one-day training course structured into 13 modules


This one-day workshop is designed to provide delegates with the skills required to analyse their use of time and to give practical tools to improve their own self-management.


Anyone who needs to manage their time ! This includes senior managers, line managers and supervisors, administrators, project managers and many more

MODULE 1:  Introduction and Course Overview
MODULE 2:  Left Brain/Right Brain
Learning outcomes:
An analysis of your current perceptive abilities. Discover how you view current processes and then we discuss how to expand skillset by widening your view.
Topics covered:
  • Left and Right Brain Types
  • Left Brain/Right Brain Quiz
  • Left and Right Brain Styles of Working
  • Using Left and Right Brain Styles Together
MODULE 3:  When Time Isn't Managed
Learning outcomes:
Work through a typical study and identify where it all went wrong and where improvements could be made.
Topics covered:
  • Case Study: Another Day at the Office
MODULE 4:  Time Robbers
Learning outcomes:
Self-inflicted or Imposed by Others. Discuss and evaluate the interventions that can side track and derail us throughout the day. Awareness can greatly affect the outcome.
Topics covered:
  • Time Robbers Imposed by Others
  • Self Inflicted Time Robbers
MODULE 5:  Prioritising Your Work
Learning outcomes:
Designing a prioritised task schedule based on Urgent versus Important, and Benefit versus Effort.
Topics covered:
  • The Prioritisation Grid
  • Urgent versus Important
  • Benefit versus Effort
  • Other Applications of the Prioritisation Grid
MODULE 6:  Planning Your Work
Learning outcomes:
From analysing planning tools to setting up a process that's right for you, this module opens the discussion on a variety of common options.
Topics covered:
  • Benefits of Planning
  • Guidelines and Tools for Efficient Planning
  • Using a Planner
  • Exercise: Planning a Get-Together
MODULE 7:  Assertiveness and How to Say No
Learning outcomes:
Understanding what activates our interaction is one of the best opportunities to discover a better attitude for a variety of situations, and produce more consistent results.
Topics covered:
  • Aggressive Behaviour
  • Passive and Passive-Aggressive Behaviour
  • Assertive Behaviour
  • The Three Step Approach to Assertiveness
  • Assertiveness Practice
MODULE 8:  How to Delegate Effectively
Learning outcomes:
To develop the skills for incorporating individual strengths into a team dynamic with achievement can be a powerful tool to maximise time efficiency. This module will discuss the core essentials.
Topics covered:
  • What is Delegation?
  • The Five Levels of Delegation
  • Five Steps to Delegation
  • Maintaining Responsibility
  • When Delegation isn't Possible
  • Overcoming Barriers to Delegation
MODULE 9:  Setting SMART Goals for Yourself
Learning outcomes:
Understand the importance of systematic setting of SMART goals and achievement through completion.
Topics covered:
  • The Importance of Setting Goals
  • Knowing What You Want to Accomplish
  • The Three Ps of Goals
  • SMART Goals
MODULE 10:  Techniques for Getting Organised
Learning outcomes:
Sometimes choice is everything. Learn how to organise your workspace, control the effect of emails and managing your work processes through batching are covered in this module.
Topics covered:
  • Strategy, Choice and Making a Difference
  • Organising your Day
  • Using a "To Do" List
  • Pareto - the 80-20 Rule - and Quick Wins
  • Organising your Workspace
  • Effective E-mail Operation
  • The Batching Technique
  • Getting Rid of Distractions
  • Meetings and Phone Calls
  • Streamlining Your Approach with STING
  • Your Chosen Techniques
MODULE 11:  The Four D's
Learning outcomes:
Can you decide how to selectively improve how you value each task? This straightforward method will empower you with a mind-set to allocate a priority through a four phase value system.
Topics covered:
  • Do, Dump, Delay, and Delegate
  • Guidelines for Keeping a Piece of Paper
MODULE 12:  Managing your Workload
Learning outcomes:
This module will analyse a case study and then offer areas for discussion on how to realise the problem areas and find the appropriate solutions.
Topics covered:
  • Case Study: Dealing with Overload
  • Analysing Your Workload
  • The 168 Hour Plan
MODULE 13:  Your Personal Action Plan
Time Management Basics (Half Day)

[Duration: half day]


  • Introduction and Course Overview
  • Time Robbers
  • Prioritisation Grid
  • Planning
  • Setting Goals
  • Getting Organised
  • The Four Ds
  • Your Personal Action Plan




Helen Sutherland, Jul 6 2016
Course rating of 3 stars
"Overall satisfied with the course and feel that I have learned some good techniques for better time management. Thank you!" Ellicia Pendle, Jul 6 2016
Course rating of 4 stars
"Our trainer, Anthony, was very friendly, and conducted a thoughtful, well-organised and well-planned training session. He encouraged all of us to play an active role in the session, and this made sure that we all got the most out of the day's training. I would definitely recommend this course to my colleagues." Nicola Farrell-Deveau, Jun 30 2016
Course rating of 5 stars
"Really impressed with this course." Michael David Smith, Jun 15 2016
Course rating of 5 stars
"The training was well presented and met my training needs." Jean Williams, May 23 2016
Course rating of 5 stars
"I recommend it to everyone who needs help in time management." Jasmine , May 23 2016
Course rating of 5 stars
"The person that led the training was very engaging and paid attention the entire way through. He provided clear examples demonstrating to us the best ways each of could approach certain situations. " Joanne Cook, May 11 2016
Course rating of 5 stars
"very good and lovely trainer" David Webster, May 11 2016
Course rating of 5 stars
"Very impressed with what was delivered. Would recommend and will be back for further training later in the year." Esther Domson, May 9 2016
Course rating of 4 stars
"Excellent trainer - very helpful to adjust topics to suit specific issues that were most important to our organisation. " Dr Neville Cameron, May 5 2016
Course rating of 4 stars
"I would highly recommend this course. The trainer, Ray, had a vast knowledge of the subject matter, was very well prepared and it showed in his presentation style. The course passed very quickly as a result and was highly enjoyable." Hannah Mathiot , Apr 28 2016
Course rating of 5 stars
"I was very pleased with the trainer and the course overall, I would recommend it to others in the future." Jackie Gorham, Apr 26 2016
Course rating of 4 stars
"Very nice to be in a small group. Nice to be with people working from different environments and yet we all had the same goals." Sarah Harris, Mar 31 2016
Course rating of 4 stars
"The trainer, Simon, was excellent, very knowledgeable and very engaging." Michael Ekpo, Mar 7 2016
Course rating of 4 stars
"The trainer showed great knowledge and understanding of the subject and provided some useful insight and phrases which will stick with me forever." Steven Rigby, Mar 3 2016
Course rating of 5 stars
"Ivor was a fantastic course leader and I would recommend the course to other people looking for a Time Management Course."


Blended learning
FREE eLearning Revision

With our latest Time Management courses, you get free eLearning revision for 14 days after your class so you can reinforce the knowledge you have gained.

Access is simple: go to and log in using your email address.   This will give you free access to our eLearning revision modules.

Note: These have been developed and written exclusively by Activia to maximise effectiveness, by matching the eLearning exactly to what you cover in class.   We hope you have fun, on the day of the course and with honing your knowledge afterwards!

General Information

All Activia time management training courses have been created, reviewed and developed to ensure up to date provision and constantly improving standards of content. Our Time Management training is interactive and classroom-based which maximises learning through the ability to ask questions and discuss specific issues.

Class Sizes

Maximum class size for Time Management courses is 10 delegates, which ensures that attendees get adequate time for personal attention from the instructor. At some of our centres, the maximum class size is 12 delegates.

Note that we never cancel our scheduled classes -- even if there are only one or two delegates -- so once you have booked, your place is assured.

For training at your offices, we can deliver classes of up to 15 delegates, though with bigger class sizes you must understand that there is less time for questions from delegates, and this may affect the quality of their experience.

How to book
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Decide on the Time Management course you want, the date(s) you can attend, and the number of delegates involved
Training location
Also decide whether you want training at your offices or at one of our centres
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Note: With non-credit card bookings you must sign and return a Booking Form before we can confirm your training.

Also note: If you are a private individual you must pay by credit card at the time of booking.

The confirmation process
Course places allocated
Your place is allocated, along with workbooks (and lunches if it's at our centre)
Booking confirmation
You receive an official confirmation, with joining instructions (and directions if it's at our centre)
Training invoice
You receive a VAT invoice

Note: Please allow 1 - 2 working days for your confirmation and invoice.

What happens on the day

If you are coming to our centre, dress code is smart casual.   Refreshments and a free buffet lunch will be provided, but please note that, as a training company who relies on caterers, we are unable to reliably provide for differing dietary requirements, so if you are in any doubt then please bring your own.   The timetable is as follows:













Note: break times can vary according to the needs of the training, and course duration for smaller class sizes are usually shorter because fewer delegates have fewer questions !

For training at your offices, this itenerary can be varied by prior arrangement.

What you get

With your Time Management training course from Activia, you get a free workbook, so you can review and revise afterwards to reinforce your knowledge. With all Time Management courses, you are also given 14-day access to free eLearning revision which will further help you to reinforce the lessons you have learned.

Every delegate on a Time Management course also gets an Activia Training Attendance Certificate.

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We can enhance your skills with training course for time management skills at any of our twelve training centres UK wide, or we can come to your offices: if you have groups of three or more staff who need training, this is a very convenient, flexible and cost effective option. Moreover, most of our time management courses are 1 day, which keeps "out of office" periods for attendees to a minimum.

We have been delivering effective time management all over the UK since 1995 and have continually developed our philosophy of high quality, flexible and results-driven provision of training courses for Time management to ensure constantly improving standards of quality.   So you can be confident that we have the expertise, and the experience, to give you a great return on your investment in courses for managing Time.

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