Time management and prioritisation training
This practical course will show attendees how to take more control of their time through use of proven tools and techniques that enable prioritisation. Poor time management can lead to missed deadlines, a reduction in work quality and feelings of being overwhelmed. Behaviours that encourage good time management and prioritisation will also be addressed in this course.
- What is time management?
- What does effective time management look like?
Assess how well you manage your time
- Understand the ‘risks’ to effective time management. - Internal and external
- Complete a time-log to understand how these risks impact your ability to manage time.
Planning your time
- Learn to plan your day and week effectively.
- Learn how to use your O365 calendar to maximise efficiency.
- Useful project planning tools in MS Excel
- Planning for meetings and phone calls
- Setting the tone for efficient communication with others
- Telephone calls
- Email organisation and rule setting
- Face-to-Face conversations
- Creating boundaries and controlling your reachability
- Managing interruptions
- How and when to say ‘no’
- Organising your file system
Effective note taking
- Paper or Digital? Introduction to OneNote
- Setting and agreeing deadlines
The key to prioritisation
- How to decide what the priority tasks are
- Multi-tasking vs Single tasking
- Perfectionism vs the 80/20 Pareto Principle
The power of delegation
- Delegation as a leadership function
- How much time can I save by delegating?
- Delegation planning
- Top time saving tips.
- Introduction to useful digital applications
By completing this course, delegates will:
- Be able to take more control of their time management and prioritise to meet important deadlines
- Create order and set effective boundaries to ensure the right work gets done
- Be able to use a range of tools and techniques that can be cascaded throughout the organisation
- Understand how to delegate effectively to free up their time and develop others to take additional responsibilities.