Managing time and priorities
Type: In-house. 0.5 day workshop
Cost: £900 for a minimum of 6 delegates. Additional delegates £100 per person
Min Number: 6 delegates
Max Number: 18 delegates
Have you ever wondered how it is that some people seem to have enough time to do everything that they want to, whereas others are always rushing from task to task, and never seem to finish anything? Is it just that the former have less to do, or is it that they are using their time more effectively and practicing good time management skills?
In this interactive workshop, we will discuss the challenges in using time effectively and efficiently in the workplace to maximise outputs and the common areas of waste, such as procrastination and interruptions. We will reveal ways in which an individual can plan and organise their time, incorporating interactive activities where delegates are required to prioritise tasks and justify their decisions. We will make the distinction between efficiency and effectiveness, and the difference between important and urgent when faced with conflicting priorities. We will also address steps to effective delegation to help individuals manage their workload by maximising the strengths of others, and using technology to assist with effective time management.
To determine delegates’ skill levels in time management, we will conduct a short assessment in the form of a questionnaire on time management, to identify areas that could be improved and developed upon. The session will culminate with a review of what delegates have learned and look at actions to enhance their personal effectiveness in the workplace.
Designed for all levels of employees from Graduate Induction Cohorts to Senior Level Executives
- Understand the principles and benefits to effective and efficient time management;
- Understand how to address conflicting priorities and align them to goals and objectives;
- Understand how to delegate to others effectively;
- Understand how to use technology to support effective time management.
By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
1 - Implement strategies to plan and organise effectively;
2 - Identify and resist common areas of time wastes – perfectionism, interruptions and procrastination;
3 - Use technology to help manage their time effectively.
The course consists of both theory and practical sessions, a range of exercises and questionnaires are used within the course, as well as practical scenarios to enable you to practice the skills you are learning.
Competencies & Skills Developed
Knowledge of how to manage time at work effectively with strategic planning, objective setting (SMART model) and the use of technology. Understand the distinction between priorities and how to manage them.
Transfer of Learning into the Workplace
All delegates will leave the course with individual action plans and time management strategies for implementation in the workplace. It is likely that they will have identified a situation within the workplace, where they can use the skills they have learnt from the workshop which they can discuss with their manager and/or colleagues.
Pre-requisites for attending the programme
Course duration: 0.5 day
Group size: Minimum of 6 delegates and maximum of 18 delegates
Format: Classroom, Interactive workshop