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Time Management Training Course - One Day

Learn practical tools that you can use in real-life situations. Time Management Training
  • Learn the most powerful time management techniques
  • Prioritise your work so you do the most important things first
  • Common time management mistakes and how to avoid them
  • Delegate the right task, to the right person
  • Distinguish "busy work" from "productive work"
  • SMART targets as you've never seen them before
  • Identify your own time saving tips
Learn in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere with people who are facing similar situations as you.

Time Management Training - One Day Course

About this Time Management Training Course

Training to help improve your efficiency with these unique time management tools and techniques. Dodge time stealers; eliminate procrastination, Plan, prevent, prioritise and delegate.

The purpose of time management training course is to achieve a higher level of productivity. If you improve your time management skills, you will make more progress in less time.

Effective Time management means: operate according to your plan, not your mood.

Some people put-off the tasks that they don’t feel like doing:
They procrastinate. We must avoid procrastination. Procrastination is the way NOT to manage your time.

Good time management implies Prioritisation.
Since you cannot do everything simultaneously, you must prioritise your working day.

Many people do not prioritise well. So, they tend to do any random task at hand.
That is poor time management. Personal Effectiveness means working NOT in a random order.

This Time management course includes information of proper Planning. Many people do not plan ahead sufficiently.

A lack of planning results in higher stress levels: a feeling that there are never enough hours in the day.

Poor time management skills lead to “firefighting”, which means dealing with problems as they arise rather than strategically planning to avoid them.

Some people have following bad time management habits:
Procrastination. Too easily distracted. They take on too much work, (They can’t say No). Poor memory. They are disorganised or Lazy.

Effective time management is about eliminating the above list of bad habits and replacing them with good time management techniques:

Prioritisation. Planning. Preparation, Prevention. Organisation. Delegation. Memory. Recuperation. Energy.

This time management skills training course will help you to get more from each day, by managing three aspects of your work environment: We call these elements, SOS Time stealers.

SOS Time stealers means:

  • SELF - How you can improve yourself, and your own time management habits?
  • OTHERS - How you can stop others from wasting your time?
  • SYSTEMS- Which are your worst systems that waste your time?

You will love this Time management and personal effectiveness course which is designed to provide the time management tools, techniques, information, skills and knowledge you need to radically improve the quality of your working day.

Please read the full course description of the time management techniques, and then reserve your place on this informative time management skills course, today.

The course content was broader than I expected, but still focused on a number of areas that were highly valuable to me. The trainer's presentation was a very good mixture of academic material, backed up by good anecdotal evidence. Excellent presentation, well received.

Customer Reviews

Time Management Training - One Day Course Overview

This effective time management course has been designed to provide the skills needed for you to make more progress in less time and how to use your time effectively.

You will learn how to handle people and situations that sometimes take you off-track and on occasion, waste your time.

Day One - Morning

  • How can I manage my time better?
  • Prioritise. Do things in the right order
  • Manage the Three Time Wasters: S.O.S.
  • Self: Others: Systems
  • Identify time management mistakes
  • Avoid procrastination – Develop a “Do it now” attitude
  • Stop people wasting my time
  • Inefficient systems that waste time
  • How to set specific goals
  • Delegate the right task, to the right person
  • Handle interruptions. Manage distractions
  • Personal time-saving tips. Manage my time better
  • What is the Pareto Principle; 80–20 rule?
  • How can I make the right decision?
  • Time management action plan

Day One - Afternoon

  • Personal effectiveness training
  • Attitudes affect results
  • Create and sustain a positive mental attitude
  • Improve productivity by managing moods
  • Avoid the “afternoon slump”
  • Generate more energy
  • Conversation control. Keep conversations on-topic
  • Improve other people’s time management
  • Base team action on the five-part success formula
  • Purpose, Plan, Action, Feedback, Change
  • How to bounce back stronger after a setback
  • Develop confidence, optimism and wellbeing
  • Design a better future
  • Write my Personal effectiveness action plan

Available Dates and Locations

2 August
Birmingham
£450 +VAT
21 August
London - Central
£450 +VAT
13 September
Manchester
£450 +VAT
18 September
London - Central
£450 +VAT
More dates and locations available
Save £50 on this course

Next Open Course Starts in 14 days, Birmingham, places available Book Now >

Please note all our training courses include optional three months FREE telephone coaching to answer any on-going questions.

Course Timings: Start 09:00 - Finish 16:30. Lunch at 13:00, Tea Breaks at 11:00 and 15:00.
6 trainer-led hours, additional 2-3 via post-course portal independent learning

We currently offer training courses in: London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Maidstone, Scotland, Kent, Reading, Dublin, Ireland, Leeds, Gloucestershire

The course content was excellent, very relevant and useful. The trainer delivered the course in a really engaging and interesting manner. It is one of the best courses I have ever been on.

Customer Reviews

Time Management Training Course Content

Time Management Training - Day One - AM

Productive Zone - Higher value, But not yet deadline driven, The key zone. Crisis Zone - Higher value, Higher deadline pressure, Crisis management. Fruitless Zone - Lower value, Gossip, Office politics, Pity parties. Busy Zone - Lower value, But deadline driven, Busy but non-productive.

Introductions

When at work, you would like to get the best performance from yourself and others - to manage your time effectively.

You need to make the most progress in the least time and effort.

How could you do that?

It is vital that you prioritise correctly.

This course will help you to prioritise properly; and take back control.

The first thing to understand that all tasks must be judged according to:

  1. The value of the task
  2. The deadline pressure of the task.

These two criteria help us to build the following time management grid.

Four types of activity

  • High value, late work - Q1 Crisis
  • High value, not yet late - Q2 Productive
  • Occupied but not productive - Q3 Busy Zone
  • Low value waste of time - Q4 Fruitless Zone

Many people spend their time working in Q1 crisis and Q3 busy-work, chasing tight deadlines - this is bad project management and poor time management.
They fail to do enough Q2 planning and problem prevention; thus, they sow the seeds for a fresh crop of Q1 crises.

We need to spend more time in the High value, not deadline driven Q2-Productive zone.
This is the P list. Profitable. Purposeful. Prioritisation. Planning. Preparation. Prevention of avoidable error.

The P LIST is your key to avoiding poor time management:

The enemy of the Q2 P-list is the Q3 busy work.
Q3 Busy work is “the stuff that gets in the way” of high value productive work.

Your mission is to do the high value Q2 work, in advance of need, by controlling the trivial many Q3 work.
We will help you to do that.

Identify people who waste your time (the time stealers); and what you can do about it.

We need to identify all the things that stop you from being on the P-List activities.

We call this: Time management SOS: Self, Others, Systems.

  1. Self: Your own bad habits.
  2. Other people
  3. Systems: Inefficient work systems

We will help you to address your poor time management problems and replace them with good time management skills.

Time management skills questionnaire.

We have a great time management questionnaire for you which will help you to identify any bad habits that you, or your colleagues, may have.

We will help you to eliminate the time management problem by identifying the causes of poor time management and help you better manage your time.

Prioritise your work, so you always get the most important task done - good project management.

Prioritisation is the heart of good time management.

You must prioritise your tasks, because you cannot do everything simultaneously.

We will help you to prioritise your tasks into value order and logical order.

Prioritisation method

We will show you a time management tool which will enable you to properly prioritise your tasks.

  • On paper
  • On computer
  • With a time-management APP on your mobile device

Avoid procrastination and concentrate on the most valuable tasks.

Get yourself back on track. You should always have “a mental track to run on”.

Use SMART Goals in your time management

One way to improve your time management skills is to be clear on your goals

One way to help other with their time management is to set them clear goals. (delegate!)

Delegate the right task, to the right person, for the right reasons

Delegate the right task, to the right person, for the right reasons

There are many good reasons to delegate to reinforce your good time management skills:

  • Delegation frees you up for other work
  • Delegation is a form of training
  • Get the best production from the whole team
  • Delegation helps you to balance the load
  • Delegation can reduce your stress levels if done correctly

Distractions, interruptions and the biggest time stealers

Resist being distracted off topic; how to keep your mind focused onto the task at hand.

Apply the 80–20 rule to your own time management

The 80 20 rule says that 80 percent of the value in contained in 20% of the content.

The 80 20 rule asks you to find the 20% of your activities that will account for 80% of your value to your organisation.

Learning and applying the 80-20 rule will help you get more hours in the day.

Solve problems more quickly and effectively

Problems solving is an important skill.

We will help you to solve problems and we will help you to encourage your colleagues to solve their own problems, so they don’t keep interrupting you to solve their problems for them.

Handle interruptions quickly, without causing any offence to the listener.

Interrupt the interrupter and gain the maximum value in the minimum time without causing offence.

Summary of morning session, action plans

The course was a great combination of practical tips and also psychology; the reasons why we do the things we do and what affects our decisions. I thought it would be a little boring, but it totally exceeded my expectations. Really interesting and kept my attention throughout. The Trainer was awesome! His background gave me confidence that he knew what he was talking about. He was very direct, clear and concise. When people asked questions, he gave clear definitive answers with no room for misinterpretation.

Customer Reviews

Time Management Training - Day One - PM

The EDISON success formaula

Personal effectiveness training for time management skills

Personal effectiveness. Your effectiveness has an emotional component. We will look at the role that emotions have in a person’s productivity and effectiveness.

You are a union of mind and body.

You need a healthy mind and healthy body.

Let us take a look at the issue of healthy body.

We will quickly ask you to check your energy levels and health habits.

We will help you with your Nutrition, sleep and exercise.

Improve your productivity by managing your mood

We will examine how your productivity is affected by your emotions and how your emotions are affected by your mind set.

Maintain a positive mental attitude

Your mind set affects your willingness to act. And your mind set affects your relationships with other people, and therefore your productivity.

  • We will examine the role of worry, stress levels, fear, anger, upset, and how it negatively affects output.
  • We will examine how higher levels of confidence, optimism and happiness positively affects output.

Master the art of Conversation control

  • Keep office conversations on productive, rather than non-productive topics
  • In your place of work, how much time is wasted in negative, go-nowhere conversations? We will help you to refocus office conversations onto productive topics.

Use the continuous improvement cycle: Purpose, Plan, Action, Feedback, Change

All successful action can be seen as the application of a simple five-part cycle.

Purpose, plan, action, feedback change.

Learn the success formula

  1. Purpose: Set the goal
  2. Plan: Formulate your best plan in writing
  3. Action. Take decisive action
  4. Feedback: Gather and evaluate the feedback. Both positive and negative
  5. Change: Make progress by continually adapting and evolving.

Recognise that the success formula is a continuous process.

Confident emotions - Effective actions - Better results - Confident thoughts

How to use feedback to improve results

Feedback comes in two varieties: Positive and negative.
We will help you to make better use of feedback and decrease your stress levels.

How to make the future better than the past.

We will show you how to use all the above information to ensure your future is much better than your past.

Summary / action planning / close

The course content was concise and practical as related to my business. It contained information that I had not seen in 48 years in the business world. The trainer's presentation was straightforward, understandable, relevant and well structured.

Customer Reviews

The Course Training Method

The training method follows this general pattern - the training is very interactive and interesting:

  1. The trainer gives a clear explanation of the point in question with specific examples.
  2. Then, the delegates practice by doing an exercise with each other.
  3. The delegates practice by doing an exercise with the trainer.
  4. All points are supported with full written notes to take away.
  5. Delegates are asked to write down an associated action, for each point made.
    (At the end of the day, we have about twenty such actions, from which the delegates choose six which are the most personally meaningful).

Note: we do not believe in placing people in any situation of embarrassment by demanding that they 'perform' in front of the whole group. So you can relax: come on this course and be at ease; ready to learn new skills!

CPD (Continuing Professional Development) Endorsed Course

CPD Accredited Member

This course, content and delivery has been checked and endorsed by the CPD certification service. They have checked our content training style and organisational methods and venues. CPD have accredited the high quality of our courses.

More information about CPD and The Continuing Professional Development Certification Service can be found here.

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Open Training Course Pricing and Availability

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2 August
Birmingham
£450 +VAT
21 August
London - Central
£450 +VAT
13 September
Manchester
£450 +VAT
18 September
London - Central
£450 +VAT
More dates and locations available
Save £50 on this course

Next Open Course Starts in 14 days, Birmingham, places available Book Now >

The open training course costs only £450 +VAT per delegate. For this price we provide:

  • A full day of quality training
  • Tea, coffee and cakes
  • Lunch
  • Full colour course handbook
  • Written action plan
  • Certificate
  • Training articles and newsletters
  • Access to additional free training material* after the course

Plus, 3 months free telephone coaching

To answer any on-going questions, you will also receive email and telephone support from your trainer after you have attended the course. Whilst you are implementing what you have learned we will be there to help you if you need us for advice, guidance and coaching.

Course Timings

Start 09:00 - Finish 16:30.
Lunch at 13:00, Tea Breaks at 11:00 and 15:00.

6 trainer-led hours, additional 2-3 via post-course portal independent learning.

After the course, how can you keep the training-momentum going?

We understand that it is important to keep the momentum of the training going, in the weeks after the course. The ideas and methods that you learnt during the course need to be implemented, not just for the two weeks after the course, but for all time!

In order to make that happen, we will give you continued, on-going support after the training course has finished.

* This support comes in the form of...

  • PDF download of the training handbook
  • Newsletters containing training blogs and articles, which will provide you with ongoing training and good ideas, whenever you need them.
  • Fun questionnaires that are designed to tease out your strengths and weaknesses and then give you ideas as to how you might improve your performance.
  • Decision matrices that will allow you to make decisions and prioritise tasks into the correct order.
  • Summary diagrams and mind maps from the course.
  • Conflict scripts that give you examples of how the conflict method can be used, in real life situations.
  • Free eBook the effective leader manager.

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In-House Training Course Pricing and Proposal

This course is also available from just £1,950 +VAT per day as a bespoke in-house group training course in the UK and worldwide.

It has been designed to provide a similar experience to our open courses, however we can tailor the content to fit your specific needs. In-House Group training costs from just £1,950 +VAT per day for up to 20 delegates (international training price varies). Plus, hotel accommodation for trainer if necessary. (Premier Inn type: not the Hilton!)

This price includes:

  • Quality training delivered by an experienced trainer
  • Full colour course handbook
  • Personal written action plans
  • Access to additional free training material after the course
  • Three months free telephone coaching

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Time Management Training Course Quiz

Improve your good time management skills with our popular and highly practical training course. Take this quiz to see how much you could improve your time management.

Take this course quiz to see where you have good time management techniques and where you are NOT so strong.

View this page on your computer to complete the quiz!

Score yourself out of 10 for each of the following questions. With 10 representing excellence and 0 representing terrible.

1. Getting things done

To what degree do you always get the most important task done? Or are your days too often filled with busy work, which keeps you from doing what you originally intended to do?

Score higher if you always get most important tasks done, and lower if you don’t

2. Ability to prioritise and stick to the plan

To what degree are you good at prioritising tasks and doing them in the order of importance? Or do you tend to do whatever is in front of you?

Score higher if you are good at prioritising by importance and deadline (you avoid procrastination), and lower if you tend to do tasks almost at random

3. Ability to handle interruptions

To what degree are you free from interruptions and distractions: or is your day filled with constant interruptions, and people who waste your time and increate your stress levels?

Score higher if you are free from interruptions and lower if you are always being interrupted

4. Delegation

To what degree are you good at delegating lower value tasks so you can get on with higher value tasks. Or are you a bit fearful of delegating?

Score higher if you delegate the right tasks to the right people, and lower if, for whatever reason, you don’t

5. Set and achieve targets

To what degree are you setting and achieving specific measurable goals and hitting your targets? or not?

Score higher if you are hitting your targets, and lower if you are not

6. Conversation Control

To what degree are the conversations in your office productive and on-topic, and to what degree are the conversations off-topic and you feel they are time wasted?

Score higher if your conversations are on topic and lower if they are not

7. Positive working environment

To what degree is the atmosphere in your office, positive (cooperative), and to what degree is it negative (uncooperative).

Score higher if the atmosphere is positive and lower if it is negative

Time Management Tool - Decision Making - Prioritisation by Importance

Prioritisation is the art of putting jobs into the right order.

Now you can use this fantastic prioritisation app to put your tasks into the right order.

Decision Making Tool - Prioritisation by Importance

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