Effective Time Management (2 days)

Strategies and tools to achieve your goals

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Course overview

Good time management enhances the overall effectiveness and efficiency of individuals and organisations. This interactive and practical two-day course has been designed for professionals from non-profit and international organisations to provide practical strategies, good practices, tools and tips to improve the use of their time.

The course features presentations, experiential learning experiences, facilitated discussions, individual and group activities.

Who should attend

The course will benefit in particular:

  • Individuals who want to improve their time management

Learning Objectives

Following this course participants will be able to manage the more efficient use of their time. More specifically, participants will be able to:

  • Analyse individual time management practices and differences
  • Apply time management tools and tips to improve individual and team time management practices
  • Recognise and tackle time wasting activities
  • Develop action plans drawing on time management principles
  • Manage their own workloads with greater confidence
  • Identify and address time management issues with supervisors, colleagues and subordinates

Course programme

The training course is based on a series of modules, which can be adapted to the requirements of the course participants. The emphasis is put on practice and hands-on exercises and includes:

  • Group-work
  • Brainstorming
  • Questions and answers
  • Role play
  • Simulation
  • Short presentations

 

DAY 1

Introduction to time management

The principles of time management

  • Goal and priority setting: individual and team approaches

  • Planning and scheduling your time

Time management review

  • Review of work routines and analysis of personal time management practices

Good practices in time management

  • Recognising and capitalising on individual preferences

  • Tips for working effectively: managing yourself, your environment, email and paperwork; multitasking; using the telephone; organising, managing and participating in meetings; and working in teams (delegation, collaboration and task distribution)

DAY 2

Good practices in time management (continued)

  • Addressing time management challenges: procrastination, interruptions, distractions and other time wasters

  • Time management strategies and tools

Getting it done

  • Choosing your approach: putting time management strategies and tools into practice

  • Formulation of individual action plans for improved time management

Course preparation

Participants are asked to monitor the use of their time prior to the course. Specifically, participants are requested to maintain a personal time management log for between one and two weeks of how they spend their time. An optional format is provided for this. Alternatively, participants can use their own format however their log should provide sufficient detail for a participant during the course to review their own use of time.

Interested in having this course conducted tailor-made for your organisation? Please contact us.