Effective Time Management

In-Company Course Overview

This time management training course is designed to help people improve their personal effectiveness through better management of their personal resources. Participants will identify barriers to their effectiveness caused by themselves and others. Practical techniques will then be explored to help reduce non productive activity so increasing productivity and performance.

Who Should Attend

Managers and executives at all levels who want to increase their personal effectiveness and productivity.

Course Objectives

After attending this course, participants will have the ability to:

  • Identify and remove barriers to their personal effectiveness
  • Plan, prioritise and achieve their objectives
  • Manage interruptions
  • Run shorter and more productive meetings
  • Delegate but not abdicate.

Course Programme

Develop A Personal Sense Of Time
Time and effectiveness, strengths and weaknesses
Time logs
Review and reflection
Efficiency and effectiveness

Identify Long-Term Goals
Translating corporate purpose into more definite directions and aims
Clarifying goals, targets and objectives
Life planning in perspective

Make Middle-Term Plans
Identifying key result areas
Setting ‘Smarter’ objectives
Reviewing progress

Plan The Day
Urgent/important matrix
Setting priorities and deadlines
Learning to say ‘No’
Linking medium term objectives with the daily plan
Make the best use of your best time
Energy curves and planning high quality time
Prepare to principle
Protecting quality time

Organise Office Work
The electronic office, managing the desk, paperwork, writing and reading effectively,
making the telephone work for you, managing E-mail, controlling interruptions

Manage Meetings
Clearly defined objectives
Planning and preparing the agenda and the art of minuting
The role of chairperson, actions and responsibilities
The costs of meetings

Delegate Effectively
Decide what to delegate
The skills of delegation
Decision-making and problem-solving
Creative thinking

Make Use Of Committed Time
Travel; meetings, waiting time

Manage Your Health
Sleep, exercise and diet
Coping with stress
Reflection and holidays

Personal Development Plan
Develop an individual action plan for implementation back in the workplace

To discuss how this management training course could improve your personal effectiveness or to talk through your requirements, including tailoring this course to suit your exact needs, please contact:

Claudine McClean
E: claudinem@structuredtraining.com