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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

About this Time Management Training Course

Training to help learn new time management tools and techniques to become more productive. Eliminate time stealers; avoid procrastination. Plan ahead, prioritise and delegate.

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

Effective Time management suggests that you: 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 learn to avoid procrastination. Procrastination is how NOT to manage your time.

Prioritisation is part of good time management.
Since you cannot do all tasks at the same time, you must prioritise your working day.

Many people do not prioritise their work well. So, they do ANY task at hand, in a random order.
This is not good time management. Personal effectiveness implies working is a logical order.

Time management courses should include tips on Planning. Many people fail to 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 spot on. Covered everything I will need to help and support my own time management and those of my team. Trainer's presentation was excellent; Great methodology, ways and tactics to help you remember, so you have a fighting chance of putting most elements into practice back at the office.

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

18 January
£450 +VAT
Course Full
22 January
London - Central
£450 +VAT
31 January
Manchester City
£450 +VAT
5 February
£450 +VAT
More dates and locations available
Save £50 on this course

Next Open Course Starts in 34 days, London - Central, 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, Reading, Dublin, Ireland, Luton, Bedfordshire, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Leeds, Gloucestershire

Following this course, I feel now I can prioritise and plan my work in a more specific, measurable way, whilst obtaining clear objectives by revisiting the plan. The trainer's presentation was clear, correct pace, precise.

Customer Reviews

Time Management Training Course Content

Time Management Training - Morning

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.

Definition: What is time management training?

Time management training explains how to achieve maximum productivity, in a limited amount of time. It includes instruction on goal-setting, prioritisation, delegation and prevention of avoidable errors. Effective time management improves your organisation’s efficiency.

Time Management Prioritisation Grid

All tasks should be judged according to two criteria:

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

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

The Time Management Grid Generates 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 time management. They fail to do enough Q2 planning and thus, they sow the seeds for a fresh crop of Q1 crises.

They should be spending more time in the high-value, not deadline driven, Q2-Productive zone.

The Productivity P-List

Progressive. Profitable. Purposeful. Prioritisation. Planning. Preparation. Prevention of avoidable errors.

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.

What can I do about people wasting my time?

Counter-measures you can use to stop people wasting your time.

What are my bad time management habits?

How to identify the distractions that take you from the P-List activities.

We call this the time management SOS: Self, Others, Systems.

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

Eliminate poor time management habits and replace them with good time management skills.

Time Management Skills Questionnaire

A time management questionnaire to identify bad habits that you or your colleagues, may have.


Prioritisation is the key skill of good time management.
Because you cannot do everything simultaneously, you must prioritise your tasks.

Prioritisation Method

A time management prioritisation tool, which will enable you to properly prioritise your tasks:

  • On paper
  • On computer and
  • Via an app on your mobile

Decision Making

Your effectiveness ultimately depends on your ability to make the right decision and solve your problems. There are five types of decisions you must master:

  1. Prioritisation by value
  2. Prioritisation by logical sequence
  3. Yes or no decisions
  4. Which one, What kind decisions
  5. Problem – Cause – Solution analysis


Definition: The act of entrusting a task to another

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

Reasons to delegate:

  1. Delegation frees you up for other work
  2. Delegation as a form of training
  3. Delegation ensures maximum productivity from the team
  4. Delegation helps you to balance the load
  5. Delegation can reduce your stress levels, if done correctly

How to delegate:

Use 8-Part SMART.
Eight questions that need to be answered in order to properly delegate a task.

Why some people are afraid to delegate

A discussion on the excuses people use to avoid delegating.

SMART Targets as a Goal-Setting Tool

Time Management depends on being goal-focussed.

Handling Distractions and Interruptions

Distractions and interruptions are one of life’s biggest time stealers.

Find out how to interrupt the interrupter, to gain the maximum value in the minimum time.

Apply the 80–20 rule to your own time management

The 80 20 rule says that 80 percent of the value is contained in 20% of the content. Apply the 80-20 rule and maximise your efficiency.

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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 - Afternoon

Personal Effectiveness Training

Confident emotions - Effective actions - Better results - Confident thoughts

Definition: Personal effectiveness is a measure of your ability to achieve the maximum progress in the minimum time, money and effort. It is the result of a productive state of mind, combined with an effective set of actions.

Productive State of Mind

Your effectiveness has an emotional component.

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

How your physical health affects personal effectiveness

"A healthy mind in a healthy body" (“Mens sana in corpore sano”).

Keeping your body healthy with exercise, is essential to keeping your mind in a positive state.

How to improve your energy levels and health habits.

How to maintain a positive mental attitude

We will examine the role of worry, stress, fear, anger, upset, and how it negatively affects productivity.

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.

The Continuous Improvement Cycle

The EDISON success formaula

All successful action is the application of a simple five-part cycle:
Purpose, plan, action, feedback, change.

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

Putting the success formula into practice

The success formula as a series of eight questions which you ask and answer every day.

Feedback vs Failure

Feedback comes in two varieties: Positive and negative.
We will help you to make better use of both types of feedback.

How to make the future better than the past.

We will show you how to use the information on this course, to ensure your future is much better than the past.

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

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.

Express an Interest

If you feel you would like to attend but cannot yet commit to a secured booking, you can express your interest here.

Open Training Course Pricing and Availability

You are able to book this course online today.

18 January
£450 +VAT
Course Full
22 January
London - Central
£450 +VAT
31 January
Manchester City
£450 +VAT
5 February
£450 +VAT
More dates and locations available
Save £50 on this course

Next Open Course Starts in 34 days, London - Central, places available Book Now >

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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.

All Open Course Dates and Locations

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Date Area Location Cost Availability

January 2019

18 January 2019LutonLuton Hilton Garden Inn, Luton (LU2 8DL)£450 +VAT£450 +VATCourse Full
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February 2019

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March 2019

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April 2019

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May 2019

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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 days training
  • Full colour course handbook
  • Preparation work
  • Travel costs and time
  • Written action plan to take away
  • Access to our post course portal
  • Access to our on-line leadership and management decision matrix templates and tools
  • Plus three months FREE telephone coaching to answer any on-going questions

In-House Proposal Document

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Contact Us Today

Please call us on +44 (0)20 3856 3037 to discuss your requirements for the in-house training course.

If you want to know more about any other Management Training Courses, or their suitability for you or a colleague, call us on +44 (0)20 3856 3037.

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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

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