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Effective Time Management

Effective Time Management


Lack of time is frequently quoted as a reason why things can’t or haven’t been achieved.  In a few cases this is true but all too often it is more indicative of poor time management.  Effective Time Management is about improving the use and effectiveness of one of the most valuable and frequently undervalued, resources individuals and business process. 

This workshop demonstrates how and where time is often lost and the simple actions and techniques that allow this valuable resource to be used to best effect. 

Learning Objectives

Delegates will understand or understand better a range of practical techniques and strategies for planning workloads on a daily, weekly and monthly basis

Who would benefit from attending this workshop?

A one day course for Managers and Staff at all levels


This course comes with a practical toolbox with 116 ideas for managing time at work and dealing effectively with:-

  • Paperwork
  • Schedules
  • Time at meetings
  • Telephone and face to face communication
  • E mails
  • Interruptions
  • Saying No
  • Appropriate Delegation

The afternoon session includes a lively “in tray” exercise with dozens of competing items and priorities encourages delegates to practice what they have been studying, discussing and learning; helping to improve application on return to the work place.

Session One – Why bother?

  • Why Time Management is increasingly important
  • The true costs of Salary and Time
  • The difference between “effective” and “efficient”
  • Cost benefit analysis

Session Two – The common enemies and friends

  • A look at the 8 big time bandits and strategies for dealing with them
  • The priorities and problems against the backcloth of:
  • The 6 time savers
  • The 6 time wasters

Session Three – Fail to Plan – Plan to Fail

  • Application of the SMARTER framework when planning work and targets
  • Use of the GANT Chart
  • A look at SWOT in a Time Management context
  • Systems and Procedures
    • High Urgency v Low Urgency
    • High Important v Low Importance
    • Daily
    • Weekly
    • Monthly system

Session Four – Going live

  • Your “In Tray” today
  • Applying the techniques and strategies for dealing with a huge in tray
  • Observation and Feedback

Session Five – Tooled up – Ready to go!

  • A good dip into the Time Toolbox.
  • 116 ideas
  • Choose five and explore how to apply them and when
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This workshop is  Price Band B 

Workshop Style

This training course is delivered in a workshop style. It is highly participative with a blend of presentation, group exercises and debate.  A comprehensive delegate pack is included. .


To ensure effective levels of delegate participation, involvement and interaction, delegate numbers are restricted.  This workshop is suitable for groups of 2 to 20 delegates.


Formal CPD certificates are provided after the event in a form which is acceptable as CPD evidence to many professional bodies and institutions.


The facilitator for this workshop is a highly experienced trainer with in-depth subject knowledge.