Personal Development

Time Management Skillset (E1921C)


Time management training most often begins with setting goals. These goals are recorded and may be broken down into a project, an action plan, or a simple task list. Activities are then rated based on urgency and importance, priorities assigned, and deadlines set. This process results in a plan with a task list or calendar of activities. Routine and recurring tasks are often given less focus to free time to work on tasks that contribute to important goals.

The time management course will cover strategies to help you to learn crucial time management skills. You will be given a skill set that includes personal motivation, delegation skills, organization tools, and crisis management. Personal time management skills are essential for professional success.This entire process is supported by a skill set that should include personal motivation, delegation skills, organization tools, and crisis management. We’ll cover all this and more during this course.

Course Objectives:
· Plan and prioritize each day’s activities in a more efficient, productive manner
· Overcome procrastination quickly and easily
· Handle crises effectively and quickly
· Organize your work space and workflow to make better use of time
· Delegate more efficiently
· Use rituals to make your life run smoother
· Plan meetings more appropriately and effectively
Encourage participants to write their own workshop objectives in their guide

Course Outline:
Module One: Getting Started

Module Two: Setting SMART Goals
The Three P’s
Prioritizing Your Goals
Case Study
Module Two: Review Questions

Module Three: Prioritizing Your Time
The 80/20 Rule
The Urgent/Important Matrix
Being Assertive
Case Study
Module Three: Review Questions

Module Four: Planning Wisely
Creating Your Productivity Journal
Maximizing the Power of Your Productivity Journal
The Glass Jar: Rocks, Pebbles, Sand, and Water
Chunk, Block, and Tackle
Ready, Fire, Aim!
Case Study
Module Four: Review Questions

Module Five: Tackling Procrastination
Why We Procrastinate
Nine Ways to Overcome Procrastination
Eat That Frog!
Case Study
Module Five: Review Questions

Module Six: Crisis Management
When the Storm Hits
Creating a Plan
Executing the Plan
Lessons Learned
Case Study
Module Six: Review Questions

Module Seven: Organizing Your Workspace
Managing Workflow
Dealing with E-mail
Using Calendars
Case Study
Module Seven: Review Questions

Module Eight: Delegating Made Easy
When to Delegate
To Whom Should You Delegate?
How Should You Delegate?
Keeping Control
The Importance of Full Acceptance
Case Study
Module Eight: Review Questions

Module Nine: Setting a Ritual
What is a Ritual?
Ritualizing Sleep, Meals, and Exercise
Example Rituals
Using Rituals to Maximize Time
Case Study
Module Nine: Review Questions

Module Ten: Meeting Management
Deciding if a Meeting is Necessary
Using the PAT Approach
Building the Agenda
Keeping Things on Track
Making Sure the Meeting Was Worthwhile
Case Study
Module Ten: Review Questions

Module Eleven: Alternatives to Meetings
Instant Messaging and Chat Rooms
E-Mail Lists and Online Groups
Collaboration Applications
Case Study
Module Eleven: Review Questions

Module Twelve:
Words from the Wise

  • Time Management
  • Coursebook
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever