Date: May 26, 2018

Time Management Essentials


You Will Learn How To

  • Master your time by integrating proven time management techniques into your daily life
  • Make informed choices about what you do and when
  • Apply a structured whole-brain process to shape your current and future commitments
  • Proactively schedule tasks, construct weekly plans and daily to-do lists
  • Adopt strategies and techniques to handle procrastination and interruptions
  • Develop a personal action plan to reap the most benefit from your efforts

Course Benefits

The productivity of individuals and organizations hinges greatly on their ability to plan and manage time effectively. Harnessing this critical resource increases both employee output and organizational competitiveness. In this live, online instructor-led course, you gain the personal insight and practical skills to develop and implement a framework for successful time management. You adopt proven tools and techniques to make better day-to-day choices about investing your time and achieving your goals.

 

Who Should Attend

Those who want to increase their productivity through live, online training by proactively choosing how to invest their time, and those wishing to develop more balance and control in their lives.

 

 

Extensive individual and group activities immerse you in a live, online instructor-led learning environment, enabling you to take control of your unique time management challenges. This course incorporates the following tools and technologies:
  • Chat pods to maximize individual contributions
  • Custom-made streamed video
  • Virtual whiteboard for sharing ideas with your peers
  • Online audio breakout rooms for team collaboration
  • Technology-based job aids
  • Interactive live surveys
  • Real-time instructor feedback
  • Virtual time management toolkit

 

Important Course Information

  • This course is tailored to an online audience.
  • Course includes virtual breakout rooms and whiteboards, in-class online surveys and technology-based job aids in a live, instructor-led environment.
  • Learning Tree AnyWareTM—our live, online instructor-led training—enables you to receive the full benefit of Learning Tree's interactive training exactly as if you were in the actual classroom—regardless of your location.


Course ST002 Content

Introduction

  • Perceiving time as life
  • Adopting a whole-brain approach

Evaluating How You Manage Your Time

Essentials of time management

  • Avoiding the psychological time trap
  • Taking control of your life through the choices you make

Determining your time style

  • Evaluating your current strengths
  • Assessing the effect of your time style on others

Gaining control over your time

  • Appraising your situation with an Issues/Impact matrix
  • Targeting factors that adversely impact your time

Live, online activities

  • Characterizing your personal style of time management
  • Identifying your unique pivotal time-related issues

Structuring Your Responsibilities

Incorporating a time-planning process model

  • Harnessing the power of a structured approach
  • Customizing the model to fit your style and needs

Determining your primary purposes

  • Mind mapping your current situation
  • Defining the purpose for each of your commitments

Assessing your realities

  • Making choices in a planned way
  • Deriving tasks—the raw material of time planning

Live, online activities

  • Assessing clarity of purpose
  • Creating a visual image of your current situation

Creating Your Powerful Future

Envisioning where you want to be

  • Leveraging the power of imagination
  • Articulating your personal mission

Formulating challenging goals

  • Generating personal momentum for action
  • Setting WISE goals

Live, online activities

  • Initiating changes to your situation
  • Selecting steps and actions

Organizing Your Schedule

Focusing your attention

  • Aligning tasks with your high and low energy periods
  • Taking steps to boost your concentration

Proactively identifying your priorities

  • Maximizing the Important/Urgent matrix
  • Applying The Pareto Principle for the greatest results

Building your schedule

  • Scheduling to create greater work/life balance
  • Creating a dynamic to-do list

Live, online activities

  • Profiling your energy levels
  • Assigning tasks into a weekly and daily schedule

Techniques for Controlling Your Time

Overcoming procrastination

  • Identifying the root causes of inaction
  • Approaching your tasks positively

Diffusing the impact of others

  • Handling interruptions constructively
  • Asserting yourself politely and calmly

Dealing proactively with information overload

  • Stepping off the "e-mail-go-round"
  • Evaluating your information flow and retrieval process

Live, online activities

  • Debating the pros and cons of procrastination
  • Collaborating to develop workspace best practices

Investing Your Time for Optimal Results

Changing your time habits for the better

  • Comparing planned vs. actual usage with a time log
  • Exercising the freedom to do it your way

Live, online activities

  • Calculating potential time savings
  • Declaring your Personal Statement of Commitment

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