Time is one of the most important assets at work and everyone has a responsibility to ensure it is will managed. This doesn’t always mean being ‘maxed’ out – it’s about getting balance into your life to ensure your priorities are taken care of. 

This one day programme will help you develop a strategy for ‘event control’ and give you a range of tools and techniques to help you plan and organiser yourself to be effective.

You will learn about:

  • your own work style and how this helps and hinders your time management
  • how to establish and plan in your own priorities
  • how to plan work around your most productive times
  • how to deal with interruptions so they cause minimal impact
  • avoid procrastination and ‘swallow the frog!’
  • setting goals with time lines and milestones
  • how to decide if a task is urgent, or important or both
  • how to make your outlook or diary work for you

Who should attend?

Time management is a key competency for all people at work and this programme will benefit anyone who has any element of control and influence about when they do things.

Course content

Current audit

  • areas I’m good at / not so good at
  • the impact of personal work style

Procrastination

  • favourite areas
  • ‘swallow the frog’ – do it now

Planning & Prioritising

  • what prompts my choice?
  • understanding my work categories
  • analysing my time log
  • making ‘me time’

Deadlines

  • best practice to follow / pitfalls to avoid
  • keeping on track
  • managing the flow of work

Outlook use

  • daily planning
  • schedule the balance

Interruptions

  • saying no nicely
  • limiting the damage

Work area & communication tools

  • desk and paperwork routines
  • voice mail and telephone disciplines
  • email and web control
  • working from home

Personal action plan

  • review of your action points to work on
  • letters to self of actions to work on

To register your attendance for this event, please follow the link provided on the right hand side. Alternatively, to contact the organisers directly, please use the contact information also provided on the right hand side.