Improve your ability to plan and prioritise work and achieve all your goals
This course will give you the insight you need to efficiently and effectively manage your time.
You'll find out which time management issues apply to you, and put together a plan designed to work for you.
- Explore Time Management Issues
- Plan and Prioritise Work
- Setting Clear Goals
- Minimize Wasted Time
- Distractions in the Workplace
- Avoid Being Deflected
- Getting Your Priorities Right
- Unexpected Time Stealers
- Tools and Techniques
- Effective Delegation
- How to Say 'No'
What Our Delegates Say:
"I really enjoyed the course. Finally, I’m able to breakdown the bigger projects into smaller tasks and set deadlines for each one. I’m actually making headway and I don’t feel that have a huge project hanging over me."
Lucy Rossiter - Sales & Marketing Consultant - Abercrombie & Kent
"I went into the day with a clear idea of what I wanted to change without knowing how to do it and left with a treasure chest of new ideas to manage my time easily and effectively. Thank you again!"
Lexi Campbell - Membership & Events Manager - APG
"Impact Factory's time management course was life-changing for the better, I am extremely glad I invested just one day to learn and discover how to become significantly more efficient".
Robert Desmond - CFO - StoryTerrace
We tailor all our courses to reflect the needs of the delegates on the day.
We will include many of the exercises listed below, and any additional material that the trainers feel is relevant.
We'll start the day with a light-hearted and energising warm-up exercise designed to highlight commonalities shared by delegates.
We begin with a discussion about the time management issues delegates face.
Delegates will be asked to identify the key challenges they face and the things they find difficult so that the time management day can be shaped to their needs.
A Day in the Life
In pairs, and with reference to your time log, we'll ask you to outline your typical day.
This is an awareness building exercise to allow delegates to gain a sense of what they do in a day and the pressure additional requests may place on their time management.
Seeing Time Differently
Einstein's Relativity or... It's all in the Way You See It
Why do you think it has to be that way?
In a light-hearted exercise, we'll look at the worst case scenario by creating a time management catastrophe.
What would happen if you...?
In this section of the day, we'll give you a chance to consider just how real your beliefs about your time dilemmas are.
Here delegates will identify the three things they'd like to change about their time management.
How do you decide to juggle priorities in a way that gets everything done?
Having time to stop and think is often the biggest problem!
In this part of the course, we'll offer our Filling the Vase and The End of the Line strategies.
Two quick and easy techniques for prioritising tasks that take just a few minutes to do but can give a great handle on which job really should be done first.
The "V" of Well-being
So now we know what our priorities are, all we have to do is stick to them, right?
Sometimes that's the hardest part of all.
Here, we look at what goes on for you both emotionally and physically when you're overloaded and the consequence on your professional and personal life.
Then we'll offer a simple and practical time management tool to help you stay at your most effective.
Here's where we take a look at the cousin of getting overloaded at work - procrastination.
Sometimes we immerse ourselves in the little jobs because they're easier all the while letting the bigger, maybe even more important tasks, get the better of us.
Here you will develop an awareness of your diversionary tactics and personal motivators and how to use the latter to tackle tasks head-on.
It's a useful skill to develop and can mean the difference between getting things done and eternal time wasting!
What's the Plan for making sure things happen?
We'll look at a number of tools and techniques for planning tasks and scheduling events so that relationships between different tasks are recognised.
Understand how a delay in one area, affects others - the critical path.
We'll also explore the merits of planning both forwards and backwards.
With the best will in the world - and the best plan - sometimes things just seem too big and overwhelming to get started.
With this time management technique - chunking down - delegates may eat that elephant after all.
How often do we get to the end of a day and find that our time has been whittled away by little things that have stolen our time?
This is where we 'out' the time bandits and then look at how to manage them more effectively.
Working in pairs, you'll spend time looking at your time bandits and 'hooks'.
So, how do you handle that tricky art of saying no?
We'll explore some of the techniques that will help you say 'no', often without ever using the word.
We'll use various situations delegates identify when they said 'Yes' instead of 'No' to look at what could be done differently in future.
We'll also look at which techniques fit different people's styles.
One great frustration is delegating something that then doesn't get done.
What do you do?
Here we look at a variety of ways to delegate to others in a way that is empowering and empathic to the delegate.
We assume that having delegated something to someone, we will be clearly understood, and can turn our attention to our next task.
In reality what we say and what we mean are often different from what someone hears and what they do!
Delegates will have a go at creating their view of the Ideal Delegation Cycle.
The Next Step
Here you'll identify what you'll do differently.
You'll make a seven-day commitment based on the three important changes you identified at the beginning of the day.
You will identify what will stop you putting this into practice and what support you need going forward.
We will give out Impact Factory documents to support the course.
Time Management Course
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Freephone: 0808 1234 909
The Time Management team:
- Sheila Neville'I am both pleased and proud to be involved with a company delivering high-quality training to people who intend to achieve above and beyond their existing capabilities.'
- Tom BodellTom's expertise is in Presentation Skills, Communication Skills and Storytelling. He also has a fondness for Time Management.
Attend this Time Management Course risk-free
We are so confident in our trainers and the quality of our Time Management Course that we guarantee it will make an impact.
If you attend this training and believe you have not benefited, let us know and we can arrange a refund or a free placement on a more suitable course.
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all our Open Courses are evaluated and accredited.
This accredited course is suitable for corporate and public sector Continuing Professional Development Plans and Portfolios.