What is the “time management training” course all about? Who should attend the course? Why? What for?
Time management training is a method of prioritising so
that you are doing more productive work per hour: i.e. you stop allowing
your own bad habits, or other people or poor systems to waste your time.
Remember over the long stretch, people who are
operating in a systematic, organised and planned way: are far more
productive than an equally intelligent person who is operating in an
UN-systematic, DIS-organised and chaotic way.
Who should attend the Time management training course? If you need to:
Get the most value from every hour at work
Work to tight deadlines
Work intelligently in a sometimes chaotic environment
Work with people who sometimes occupy your time without adding
value to your day.
Find yourself having a “busy but non-productive day”.
Find yourself being too easily distracted by non-important things
If you have trouble with the sheer volume of work that you have to
If you have a boss that interferes too much with your day.
If you tend to spread yourself too thinly across too many tasks
simultaneously, and therefore make little progress on them, instead of
remaining more focused on a restricted number of high value tasks and
making good progress on the most important things.
If any, or all, of these statements apply to you: then you would
definitely benefit from attending this time management training course.
Benefits of this time/emotional management course
Our time management-training course will help you to become:
More productive but less busy
Time management course objectives
To learn the difference between being “busy” and “productive”
To learn the time management matrix
To apply the Pareto principle (80/20 Rule) to time management issues
How to prioritise using decision matrices
How to beat the three most common time wasters
How to plan ahead
How to handle interruptions
How to maximise your personal effectiveness
How to say “no” to time wasters
How to delegate in the right way for the right reasons
Develop your personal effectiveness to get more done in the same amount of time.
Develop your personal initiative and beat procrastination
Develop a positive mental attitude and use ambition as the motivator rather than fear.
Develop your own individualised plan of action.
Interesting and very broad content. The trainer's presentation: Excellent, very clear and concise
Delegate: Esme Inegbu Company: Prudential
Time management and personal effectiveness course content
Time management training AM
What is the most VALUABLE use of your time right now?
Use the two principles of 'deadline pressure' and 'value' as key
Four types of activity Q1 Crisis zone Q2 Productive zone Q3 Busy zone Q4 Fruitless
Distinguish between being 'busy' and being 'productive' Your most hated enemy - the 'busy' but 'non-productive' day.
(Ever had one?)
Time management goal - To maximise your time in
Q2 productive zone, by managing your Q3 busy work,
and minimize your time on Q4 fruitless tasks.
How to win - Handle the big three time wasters 1.
Other people - who waste your time 2. Your own bad habits - where you
waste your own time 3. Poor or nonexistent management systems - that
waste everyone's time!
Win through delegation 1. Good reasons to delegate
2. Bad reasons to delegate 3. How to delegate 4. Why people who
should delegate - don't delegate
Win through better prioritisation Manage your
priorities by means of a decision matrix. Answer the question - What is
the most valuable use of my time right now?
Three types of decision matrix 1. 'Which one / what
kind?' decisions 2. 'Yes / no?' decisions - 'Should we / should we not?'
decisions 3. 'What order is it?' decisions
Manage interruptions by means of the 80 / 20 principle 1. The Pareto time management principle states that 80% of the
value comes from 20% of the causes 2. 80% of the value of the
interruption will be in 20% or less of what they say 3. Manage the
interruption using the 'Pareto question'
The law of diminishing returns More is NOT better
Mental mapping To map out the problem, list the
causes and identify the solutions.
Time management tips Fifty one-line tips of time
management advice in the form of a questionnaire Example: Do you tidy
up as you go, or do you leave a trail of destruction?
Action planning Commitment to implement the most
personally relevant parts of the material.
Personal Effectiveness Training - PM
Create and sustain a Positive Mental Attitude
Positive Mental Attitude: How it affects tangible results 1. Positive mental attitude. How it works 2. Positive mental attitude techniques
3. Manage your own mind. (Do not allow your thoughts or language to be become destructive)
Learn the EDISON success formula 1. Know your outcome
2. Formulate your best plan in writing 3. Take decisive action
4. Gather and evaluate the feedback. Both positive and negative
5. Make progress by continually adapting and evolving 6. Recognise that the success formula is a continuous process
Avoid the opposite: How to fail… 1. Indecision or unclear targets
2. No written plan - wing it 3. Procrastination – put it off 4. Become too disheartened in the face of setbacks and disappointments
5.Stand still. Do the same thing this year as you did last year
Final summary How will this training help you to get the best from yourself and others?
Summary / action planning / close
The training method follows this general pattern:
The training is very interactive and interesting
The trainer gives a clear explanation of the point in question with specific examples.
Then, the delegates practice by doing an exercise with each other.
The delegates practice by doing exercise with the trainer.
All points are supported with full written notes to take away.
Delegates are asked to write down an associated action, for each point made.
(At the end of the day, we have about twenty such actions, from which the delegates choose six which are the most personally meaningful).
Note: we do not believe in placing people in any situation of embarrassment
by demanding that they 'perform' in front of the whole group. So you can
relax: come on this course and be at ease; ready to learn new skills!