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EFFECTIVE TIME MANAGEMENT

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A hands-on one-day course with free e-learning revision after your training and pre-course online skills testing
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COURSE OUTLINE

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

Blended learning
FREE E-LEARNING REVISION

Note: Free e-learning revision is available with this course: 12 months of access for each delegate on scheduled public (open) classes and standard on-site/private classes (not available for bespoke courses) .

DURATION

This is a one-day training course structured into 10 modules

COURSE AIMS

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.

TARGET AUDIENCE

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

WHY TIME MANAGEMENT TRAINING ?

Do you:

  • Procrastinate ?
  • Often run late ?
  • Overschedule yourself ?
  • Feel that you are forced to rush jobs ?
  • Lack real control of your workload ?


Time management has been in existence for a long time, but the term creates a false impression because time cannot be managed : we can only manage ourselves and our use of time.
So time management is actually self management, and all time management skills can be learned.
We teach you how to build time management techniques into your daily routine so you can recognize and solve personal time management problems, staying in control of your working day.
The result ? Your working day will be less stressful, more productive and much more enjoyable.


MODULE 1:  Introduction and Course Overview
MODULE 2:  How to Prioritise
Learning outcomes:
Understand the importance of defining priorities, and how to apply different approaches to the Prioritisation Grid that make your time much more productive.
Topics covered:
  • Why We Need Time Management
  • Values and Priorities
  • The Prioritisation Grid
  • Urgent versus Important
  • Benefit versus Effort
MODULE 3:  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
  • Time Robbers Imposed by You
MODULE 4:  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
  • The Difference Between Planning and Scheduling
  • Five Minutes Before the Hour
MODULE 5:  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:
  • Dump, Delay, Delegate and Do
  • Using the 4 Ds
  • Guidelines for Keeping a Piece of Paper
  • What makes the 4 Ds easy
MODULE 6:  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
  • Keeping Responsibility
  • When You Cannot Delegate
MODULE 7:  Setting SMART Goals for Yourself
Learning outcomes:
Understand the importance of systematic setting of SMART goals and achievement through completion.
Topics covered:
  • Why You Need to Set Goals NOW
  • Knowing What You Want to Accomplish
  • The Three Ps of Goals
  • SMART Goals
MODULE 8:  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:
  • The Need for Organisation
  • 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
  • Streamlining Your Approach with STING
  • Meetings and Phone Calls
MODULE 9:  Time Mapping
Topics covered:
  • What is a Time Map?
  • Scheduling of Demanding Tasks
  • Productivity Analysis
  • Using Technology
MODULE 10:  Your Personal Action Plan
RELATED COURSES

Time Management Basics (Half Day)

COURSE OUTLINE
[Duration: half day]

Time Management Basics (Half Day)

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

DELEGATE FEEDBACK FOR OUR
EFFECTIVE TIME MANAGEMENT COURSE

AVERAGE REVIEW: 4.5 out of 5  BASED ON 165 REVIEWS

Ann Gay , Mar 16 2017
Course rating of 4 stars "The course was well presented as it was kept moving by the presenter in an inspiring way."

 
Malkit Bhogal, Mar 9 2017
Course rating of 5 stars "Very knowledgeable trainer."

 
Chris Brown , Mar 8 2017
Course rating of 4 stars "A good general course to attend for all levels for an understanding of workload principles and management"

 
tracy fabien-green, Mar 8 2017
Course rating of 4 stars "good overall course"

 
Alison Haines, Mar 8 2017
Course rating of 3 stars "The trainer was good, made the day interesting and encouraged each person to become involved."

 
Emma Harris, Mar 8 2017
Course rating of 5 stars "Kenny was a very animated trainer, he engaged really well with the team and made the day a lot of fun as well as informative. Thank you very much!"

 
Uril Edwards, Mar 8 2017
Course rating of 4 stars "The course was very interesting and informative. I should have attended ages ago !!"

 
Helen Gibson , Mar 6 2017
Course rating of 3 stars "Course was very informative and the course tutor was incredibly knowledgeable. "

 
kayleigh mayo, Feb 9 2017
Course rating of 5 stars "Ivor was not only funny but so knowledgeable and made the coarse a delight to be on. I learnt so much that I have been able to take away and implament in my job. "

 
Moira Thornhill, Jan 30 2017
Course rating of 5 stars "Excellent trainer, very happy with the level of support given."

 
Owen Jones , Jan 30 2017
Course rating of 5 stars "Excellent trainer, I found the course very helpful."

 
Michelle Davies , Jan 26 2017
Course rating of 5 stars "Excellent trainer. Made course easy to understand and used a lot of scenarios to deliver the main key points. He engaged all participants with the workbook topics throughout the day, comparing real life day to day situations with theory outlined in the training material. Thoroughly enjoyed the day - I can't praise the trainer enough! "

 
Felicity Fowler, Jan 12 2017
Course rating of 5 stars "The course and trainer Victoria were an amazing help. I have taken a lot away from this course and i cant wait to see the changes in myself!"

 
Ann Fagg, Jan 12 2017
Course rating of 5 stars "Excellent course, I will be passing on details to our HR department for future reference. Would definitely recommend to other staff."

 
Jacque Wall, Jan 11 2017
Course rating of 5 stars "Leesa was very interactive and gave every the opportunity to participate and also enjoy the course."

 

MORE INFORMATION FOR
EFFECTIVE TIME MANAGEMENT

Blended learning
FREE E-learning Revision

With our latest Time Management courses, you get free e-learning revision for a full 12 months after your class so you can reinforce the knowledge you have gained.

Access is simple: go to www.activia.co.uk/login/ and log in using your email address.   This will give you free access to our e-learning revision modules.

Note: These have been developed and written exclusively by Activia to maximise effectiveness, by matching the e-learning 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
Course, dates and delegate numbers
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
Speedy course booking
You can use the Speedy Quote option to contact us for a quick price, or you can book online from the schedule on this website
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if at any time you want help or advice, or you want to book on the telephone, just call us on 0333 6000 111 to speak to one of our friendly training advisors

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:

9:15

ARRIVAL TIME

9:30

TRAINING STARTS

11:00

MID-MORNING BREAK



1:00

ONE HOUR LUNCH BREAK

3:15

MID-AFTERNOON BREAK

4:30

WRAP UP

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 12 months access to free e-learning 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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EFFECTIVE TIME MANAGEMENT

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 Training Courses for Time Management from Activia.

Why not contact us today to see how we can help with providing your courses for managing Time ?


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