Time management: define your strategy

Introduction

Time management training courses are often limited to help you use the agenda and teach you more or less sophisticated priority-setting techniques.
This training course deals with the subject in a completely different way, helping you to answer questions such as:

  • How do I use my time?
  • How many types of time do I encounter during my day?
  • What is the most valuable type of time?
  • How can I get the most of it?


Aims

This training course aims at helping you to define a strategy of managing time that will allow you to improve personal performance and contribute substantially to the organisational functioning.


Who should take this course?

The course is intended for all roles in the organisation.


Contents

The most common errors in time management

  • Never do now what you can do later. Or tomorrow!
  • Why you can always find a good reason not to set priorities
  • When you’re in a hurry, do you always know where you’re going to?
  • For what reasons we do not take the time to save… time!
  • The social network trap
  • The trap of the illusion of being multitasking

Time and awareness

  • Private time and professional time: what are the boundaries?
  • Identify the different forms of professional time
  • Define priorities among the various kinds of professional time
  • Define your time management strategy

How to deal with time management

  • Peculiarities of time management: before doing, think!
  • Is it better to continue cutting the tree or sharpening your saw?
  • Would you attend a marathon without training?

Meetings: a tool or a tragedy?

  • We always know when meetings begin, never when it is going to end
  • Guidelines to set the agenda
  • Tips to end a meeting within the scheduled time

If your boss makes you waste time…

  • … are you sure it’s all his fault?
  • Tips for managing your boss
  • My very personal strategy for managing the boss

If your colleagues delegate their work to you…

  • … what are you doing?
  • Tips for not accepting inappropriate delegation
  • How to “convince” colleagues to take their responsibilities and improve their performance

Tools to improve time management

  • Are you sure you know how to manage your agenda effectively?
  • The priorities: are they the real ones
  • Listening and taking notes: tools we don’t use enough
  • Tools you can use to speed up the solution of a problem
  • Tips for managing priorities and activities more effectively


What about the learning material?

  • Course slides
  • Exercises
  • Articles about time management
  • Cartoon strips
  • Recommended movies and books


Teaching method

  • This course has been designed and structured to promote complete immersion in the topic and the individual experience
  • The participants will face situations through exercises and video clips that reproduce moments similar to the ones they face daily.
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Final test and certificate

At the end of the course, participants take a test; after passing it, they may download their certificate of attendance.


Duration

Sixteen hours or more.

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