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Effective Time Management

This course helps to answer the age old question of “Where does all my time go?” It identifies how precious time is and gives you proven techniques to effectively protect and manage it.

Through practical exercises and examination of proven time management tools and techniques the course will give you the ability to plan and prioritise effectively.

This is a highly practical workshop which shows you how and where your time is lost and what impact that has on you and others.


Learning Objectives

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Regard time as a resource to be managed.
  • Identify and focus on your objectives and key areas of responsibilities. 
  • Idebtify time management strategies that suit you.
  • Establish and overcome the causes of poor time management. 
  • Identify and deal with time stealers. 
  • Prioritise your tasks and the unexpected. 
  • Increase personal and team productivity to achieve a greater work/life balance.


This course is for busy people who want to be able to manage their time in the most effective way possible.

Participants will need to identify what the key areas of work they consider to be the most important and the most urgent prior to attending the course (they may be one and the same or very different!)

Course Content

  • Personal objectives for the course
  • Review of pre-course time-logs
  • Completion of personal time profiles
  • Principles of time management
  • Setting SMARTER goals
  • Planning for maximum effect
  • The LEADS process
  • The four Ds of time management
  • Setting priorities - defining urgency and importance
  • Identify your patterns of behaviour and focus
  • Developing an effective 'to-do' list
  • Determining your working style and time management
  • Work the 'Pareto Principle' to best advantage
  • Tools, tips and resources for time management
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