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CERTIFICATION

This course is CPD Certified with each day equivalent to 6.5 hours of CPD

Time Management 

Duration : 2 days 

Time Management Practice that Improves Productivity and Drive for Great Results

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

 

Staff at all levels in the organization that wants to improve their time management competency so that they can get the very best results from their leadership, teams and colleagues in pursuit of maximum personal growth and the organization’s goals.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

Increased efficiency at work through better time management will lead to a happier, more rewarding and prosperous work life. If you plan and organize yourself effectively then you can significantly reduce the time and effort required to achieve your goal. Mastery of self and time management is vital for job satisfaction, career progression, effective leader and leadership and overall positive personal growth.

Time Management is a proven practical approach to personal efficiency that covers the fundamentals of the time management process with particular attention given to personal action planning, organization of work and delegation at it is in these areas where we often see personal efficiency fail. The program takes a holistic view of personal productivity at work and introduces the delegate to the knowledge, skills and attitude required to behave effectively and deal efficiently with daily work routines..

 

The program is well researched, knowledge-based and designed with the individual learner at the centre of the learning process which means that the course is extremely interactive and practical.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

 

By the end of this course delegates will be able to:

 

✓ Determine time management

✓ Determine the attributes and barriers of greater efficiency

✓ Develop tactical strategies for efficiency improvement

✓ Develop key self and time management tools and techniques

✓ Practice self and time management before returning to work

✓ Produce drive to self-develop in time management

✓ Produce positive impact on the overall performance of each delegate and the organization

 

COURSE CONTENT

 

DAY 1 TIME MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS 

 

Relevance and Importance of Time Management

  • Agreeing definition of ‘Time Management’
  • The True Cost of Time
  • The Benefits of Effective Time Management

 

Time Management Competency

  • Exercise: Characteristics of Great Managers of Time
  • Activity: individuals complete a SWOT analysis of themselves
    • Result of this activity highlights potential training needs for the individual
  • Exercise – Plot your character (Assertive, Passive or Aggressive); discuss with group
  • Overcoming your limitations (linking your beliefs to your behaviour)

 

Time Management Process

  • Time Management Process
    • Analysis, Action Plan and Control

 

Your Role and Time Management

  • Direction, Purpose and Values (Alignment)
  • Exercise – Construct your weekly work mix (daily takes and time spent on each); discuss results with group
  • Exercise – Identify key tasks and opportunities to save time

 

Planning and Time Management (Your Action Plan)

  • Goals and their effect on individual performance
  • Setting SMARTER Goals
  • Video – Developing Action Plans
  • Exercise – Constructing your objectives and your action plan; discuss results with group

 

Time Management and Productivity

  • Productivity Drivers
    • Opportunities and difficulties, invest to improve
  • Productivity versus Efficiency
  • Systems and their benefits
    • Diary; Schedule; Email Management; Checklists

 

Working With Others for Maximum Productivity

  • No Conflict, Values (Rules), Develop Your People and Motivate
  • Combating Time Wasters
  • Delegation and your time management (foundations for development on day 2)

 

Motivation

  • Video- Daniel Pink “Drive- The surprising truth about what motivates us”

 

DAY 2 TIME MANAGEMENT IN ACTION

 

Relevance and Importance of Delegation in Time Management

  • Agreeing definition of ‘Delegation’
  • Common Managerial Concerns About Delegating
    • What To Delegate and What Not to Delegate
  • The Benefits of Effective Delegation

 

Effective Delegation Process

  • Understanding the 7 Steps for Successful Delegation
  • Delegation Contracts

 

  • Why People Fail to Delegate
  • Exercise – Knowing your strengths and weaknesses in delegation

 

Persuasion Techniques

  • What is Persuasion?
  • Video – The Science of Persuasion
  • Exercise: Delegation through persuasion

Working in small groups construct a discussion to persuade a colleague to help you (scenario to be provided on the day).  Discussions to be presented to the whole class to see if they are ‘persuaded’

  • Gaining trust
  • Resolving conflict and dispute

 

  • Activity- “Don’t Mistake Activity For Achievement”

Teams critique an individual performance appraisal session where planning and organizing work has been identified as an issue (case study will be given on the day). Each team then produces and presents a personal efficiency improvement plan for the subordinate in the case study.

 

Objectives

  • To reinforce the value of time management
  • To practice identifying time wasting activity at work
  • To practice development of a productivity action plan
  • To discuss and debate key insights and learning gained through this activity

 

Self-Regulation Process (Control)

  • Control
    • Evaluation and Review
  • Build on Change

 

Key Learning Review

  • Group discussion and professional feedback to consolidate key learning. Delegates will leave the day with a list of development activities to improve their time management competency back at work.

 

IN ADVANCE

 

Each delegate will be asked to complete a pre-course questionnaire to determine their individual learning objectives. These will be used by the trainer to give on track training that is focused on the individual learner attending.

 

ON-TRACK FOR GROWTH

 

The individual leaves this program with a Personal Action Plan to encourage immediate transfer of training to the job.

 

REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE

 

To register for this course please review the grey box above. If no public course is listed or the location and dates shown don’t suit you then please request a proposal for this course either as a public training course or if you have 6 delegates or more as an in-company training course by clicking on Request a Proposal.

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