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Time Management Training

- One Day Course
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.

About this Time Management Training Course

Time management is about making more progress in less time and effort.

Time management training may be very beneficial to you, because many people have “busy but non-productive days”.

Do you ever have days that are busy, but are NOT very productive?
These days are our most hated enemy.

You may be looking for some good time management training; to find ways to improve your ability to get more done, in less time.

This wonderful time management and personal effectiveness course will show you precisely how to improve your efficiency by eliminating old bad habits and replacing them with new time management skills.

Actually, Time management training is not just one skill. It is based upon the application of many skills: those skills include planning, prevention of error; prioritisation; delegation; and good decision making.

If you do not plan ahead and prepare this week, then you will feel more stressed next month.

You will really love this time management and personal effectiveness course because you will learn everything you need to know to make huge improvements in your ability to get more done, in less time.

Please read the full course description; confirm the excellence of the course content, and then reserve your place on this informative time management course, today.

Who should attend the course?

If you need to:

  1. Get the most value from every hour at work
  2. Work to tight deadlines
  3. Work intelligently in a sometimes chaotic environment
  4. Work with people who sometimes occupy your time without adding value to your day.
  5. Find yourself having a “busy but non-productive day”.
  6. Find yourself being too easily distracted by non-important things
  7. If you have trouble with the sheer volume of work that you have to do.
  8. If you have a boss that interferes too much with your day.
  9. If you tend to spread yourself too thinly across too many tasks simultaneously, and therefore make little progress on them, instead of remaining more focused on a restricted number of high value tasks and making good progress on the most important things.

If any, or all, of these statements apply to you: then you would definitely benefit from attending this time management training course.

Benefits of this time/emotional management course

Our time management training course will help you to become:

  • More productive but less busy
  • More organised
  • Less stressed
  • More motivated

The course was well structured and it opened my eyes to the potential causes of failure, within both the company projects and my personal projects. It also taught me things that I will definitely apply to make myself and my team way more productive! The Trainer was very personable, and did well keeping the group engaged and the content interesting.

Customer Reviews

Time Management Training - One Day Course Overview

This Time management training will help you make more progress in less time.

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

Day One - Morning

  • Distinguish between "busy work" and "productive work".
  • Identify people who waste your time; and what you can do about it.
  • Prioritise your work, so you always get the most important things done.
  • Avoid procrastination and concentrate on the most valuable tasks.
  • Use SMART targets to aid in your time management.
  • Delegate the right task, to the right person, for the right reasons.
  • Identify your own personal, time-saving tips.
  • Resist being distracted off topic; how to keep your mind focused onto the task at hand.
  • Recognise the work-systems that waste your time, and what you can do about them.
  • Apply the 80–20 rule to your own time management.
  • Solve problems more quickly and effectively.
  • Handle interruptions quickly, without causing any offence to the listener.

Day One - Afternoon

  • Personal effectiveness training
  • Improve your productivity by managing your mood.
  • Maintain a positive mental attitude.
  • Manage yourself so that you never run out of energy.
  • Keep office conversations on productive, rather than non-productive topics.
  • Use the continuous improvement cycle: Plan, Action, Feedback, Change.
  • How to use feedback to improve results.
  • How to make the future better than the past.
  • Develop a personal action to take away.

Available Dates and Locations

30 January
Maidstone Kent
£450 +VAT
Course Full
30 January
London - Central
£450 +VAT
31 January
Manchester City
£450 +VAT
6 February
Bristol
£450 +VAT
More dates and locations available
Save £50 on this course

Next Open Course Starts in 11 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, Kent, Glasgow, Scotland, Leeds, Gloucestershire

The course contained lots of valid points, which were put across in an easy to understand manner. Would highly recommend. The trainer explained everything in an engaging way. Happy to take on everyone's thoughts.

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.

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.
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 better 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; 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 time management problems.

Time management 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.

Prioritise your work, so you always get the most important things done.

Prioritisation is the heart of time management training.

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 neat trick to 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 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.

  • 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

Distractions and interruptions

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.

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 training course content was thorough and just what I needed, but I now need to be disciplined to go through it again and again. I have the motivation to do so. Trainer’s presentation was great. Very informative and an engaging method of presentation. Thank you.

Customer Reviews

Time Management Training - Day One - PM

The EDISON success formaula

Personal effectiveness training

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, 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.

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 very clear, explained well and addressed the areas that I hoped it would. Gave time management a structure which will enable me to move into the 'box'. The trainer's presentation was clear, well controlled. Helpful to get us all to be involved and explain ideas to each other.

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.

Open Training Course Pricing and Availability

You are able to book this course online today.

30 January
Maidstone Kent
£450 +VAT
Course Full
30 January
London - Central
£450 +VAT
31 January
Manchester City
£450 +VAT
6 February
Bristol
£450 +VAT
More dates and locations available
Save £50 on this course

Next Open Course Starts in 11 days, London - Central, 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 notes
  • Written action plan
  • Certificate
  • Additional training material by means of monthly updates
  • Access to the Post Course Portal

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. The support comes in the form of the Post Course Portal.

The Post Course Portal is a web page that contains a review of all the course material, plus the following:

  • 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.

In-House Training Course Pricing and Proposal

This course is also available as a bespoke in-house group training course in the UK and worldwide.

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).

This price includes:

  • Full days training
  • Full course training manual
  • Personal written action plans
  • Access to the post course portal
  • Three months free telephone coaching

In-House Proposal Document

Download the in-house training proposal document

Contact Us Today

Please call us on +44 020 3856 3008 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 +44 020 3856 3008.

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Time Management Training Course Quiz

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

Take this course quiz to see where you are strong 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 things 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 things 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, 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?

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?

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