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Effective Time Management

DURATION: 1 DAY

Course Overview

Time is money, the saying goes, and lots of it gets lost in disorganization and disruption. We also deal with a constant barrage of technology, people, and tasks that can contribute to that disorganization. Many people find that they flit from one task to another, trying to get everything done.

In this workshop, you will learn how to make the most of your time by getting a grip on your workflow and office space, using your planner effectively, and delegating some of your work to other people.

You will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Participants will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.

Course Objectives

This one-day workshop will help teach participants how to:

  • Better organize yourself and your workspace for peak efficiency.
  • Understand the importance of, and the most useful techniques for, setting and achieving goals.
  • Identify the right things to be doing and develop plans for doing them.
  • Learn what to delegate and how to delegate well.
  • Take control of things that can derail your workplace productivity.

Target Audience

All individuals and organizations wanting to develop or manage their time management skills skills

Prerequisite

There are no prerequisites for this course

Course Outline

The Power of a Change

To begin, participants will use their pre-assignment to identify areas where they want to change their time management approach. They will also have an opportunity to write out a bucket list, which will help them identify long-term goals.

Changing Our Perspective

Next, participants will explore four priorities that we find to be most neglected: connecting with people, paperwork, reading, and exercise. Then, participants will apply their knowledge to a case study.

Setting Goals

During this session, participants will learn how to set goals with SPIRIT to help them manage their time better.

Planning Tips and Tricks

This session will explore different planning tools and their uses.

Setting up a Routine

To wrap up the morning, participants will discuss how routines can help them manage their time.

Doing it Right

Sometimes we need to approach things with a bit of attitude in order to get things done and do them well. We’re recommending to be a bit playful with this and to be BOLD.

Putting an End to Procrastination

This session will give participants some ways to tackle those tasks that they have been putting off.

Getting Organized

This session will give participants a plan to organize their work area.

Organizing Your Files

During this session, participants will explore ways to manage paper and electronic files, including e-mail.

Managing Your Workload

To wrap up the day, participants will help Mary Marvelous manage her workload. Then, they will complete a 168-hour plan to see where their time is being used up.

Workshop Wrap-Up

At the end of the day, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.

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