Training Courses for Time Management from Activia

Effective Time Management

A 1-Day Training Course

Course Content

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.

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.

Who Should Attend

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

Course Outline
This course is a 1-day training course structured into 13 modules.
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

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