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Effective Time Management
Effective Time Management


The best source of Time Management Training Courses

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

Note: this Effective Time Management course is CPD certified.
It is available as either a classroom course with online revision, or an online course.
This means that not only has it been rigorously assessed in terms of content and quality, but it comes with a FREE CPD Certification certificate, as well as an Activia diploma of completion.
We are a corporate member of the CPD: the highest level of association available.


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

Blended learning

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) .


This is a one-day training course structured into 10 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


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.

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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:
  • Benefit versus Effort
  • Urgent versus Important
  • Why We Need Time Management
  • Values and Priorities
  • The Prioritisation Grid
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:
  • What makes the 4 Ds easy
  • Guidelines for Keeping a Piece of Paper
  • Dump, Delay, Delegate and Do
  • Using the 4 Ds
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:
  • Using Technology
  • Productivity Analysis
  • Scheduling of Demanding Tasks
  • What is a Time Map?
MODULE 10:  Your Personal Action Plan

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Effective Time Management
Sep 30, 2019
Manchester Piccadilly
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Oct 9, 2019
Birmingham Queensway
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London Victoria
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Oct 18, 2019
Bristol Easton BS5
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Leeds West One
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Tower Bridge
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Time Management Basics (Half Day)

[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



Sarah Mackintosh
, Jul 18 2019
"Trainer and other trainees were very helpful and encouraging of each other. It was nice to know we all have similar issues with time management and the world of worK!"

Course rating of 4 stars
Oliver Whiteley
, Jul 8 2019
"As the only attendee my training was tailored very closely to my own situation. Vivian (apologies if spelt wrongly) asked lots of questions and listened intently to understand the scope of my job role. As we went through the workbook she highlighted particular areas that were suited to my needs. She also had many anecdotes which helped understanding the training a lot easier one might have missed with another trainer. I have already started my activity log which has been insightful from day one."

Course rating of 4 stars
Laura-Pauline Adcock-Jones
, Jun 27 2019
"Patrick was engaging and really knowledgeable. "

Course rating of 4 stars
Demi Wright
, Jun 3 2019
"Ann was simply amazing and delivered the training in such a positive, exciting, inclusive and interest way"

Course rating of 4 stars
Vinita Crowley
, May 16 2019
"Excellent trainer - very motivated"

Course rating of 4 stars
Duncan Percival
, May 15 2019
"Excellent and informative course and very well delivered."

Course rating of 4 stars
Darren Ridgway
, May 14 2019
"Course was well delivered. "

Course rating of 3 stars
Heather Nielsen
, May 7 2019
"Thank you"

Course rating of 4 stars
Andrew Holloway
, May 3 2019
"Great course, learned a lot of useful things to take forward."

Course rating of 3 stars
Paul Waters
, Apr 15 2019
"Excellent teacher, explained everything in great detail and was able to involve the whole group no matter what their background / job role was. 100% would recommend this course."

Course rating of 5 stars
Barbara Hunter
, Apr 9 2019
"Would recommend this course and trainer to my colleagues"

Course rating of 4 stars
Gabriela Cristea
, Apr 3 2019
"Paddy was wonderful, very engaging, lively and made the course fun."

Course rating of 5 stars
Sharon Mitchell
, Mar 13 2019
"Dave was very engaging and the day went by in a flash, all comments have been positive thank you"

Course rating of 5 stars
Michael Bradley
, Mar 13 2019
"Very good course and excellent trainer"

Course rating of 5 stars
Verona Fearon
, Mar 11 2019
"Great Trainer"

Course rating of 5 stars
Leanne Turner
, Mar 7 2019
"The trainer Karl was exceptional and I enjoyed the small group atmosphere, which allowed everyone to share their stories and learn from each others experiences. Karl ensured he helped individuals with their personal difficulties."

Course rating of 5 stars
Eugene Hamlyn
, Mar 6 2019
"The presenter is very good! Enjoyed this practical and useful training."

Course rating of 5 stars
Megan Bonhomme
, Mar 6 2019
"The trainer was lovely"

Course rating of 3 stars
Richard Gilbert
, Feb 21 2019
"Will book future courses."

Course rating of 5 stars


Blended learning
FREE Online Revision

With our latest Time Management courses, you get free online revision for a full 12 months 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 e-learning revision modules.

Note: These have been developed and written exclusively by Activia to maximise effectiveness, by matching the online content 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
Call us
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 the trainer, workbooks and exercise files if appropriate
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 in the form of tea/coffee will be provided for morning and afternoon breaks, but please note that we do not provide lunch.   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 itinerary 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 courses, you are also given 12 months access to free online 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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