Time Management course

one day course

Course Objective

Using a range of engaging and thought provoking practical activities the participants will examine how to organise themselves and their workloads more effectively.

The course will provide the participants with the essential tools and techniques to be more effective at planning, organising and time management, whilst gaining a deeper understanding of their personal behavioural characteristics that may help or hinder them.

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

Make effective use of ‘to do’ lists

Prioritise tasks in regards to their level of urgency and importance

Identify their individual traits that may hinder performance

Define the difference between ‘urgent’ and ‘important’ tasks

Recognise the importance of planning prior starting new tasks

Develop strategies for managing themselves more effectively

Course elements

Defining effective Planning and Organising

To open the workshop the group will be asked to define effective planning and organising, highlighting all of the essential behaviours and characteristic that are required in order for a person to be efficient and effective in this particular discipline.

Managing Time Activity

The participants will begin by working in small teams to complete a planning and time management activity.

Review Managing Time Activity

In this session the participants will review the results of the managing time activity, examining how effectively they gained the information they needed to complete the task. The review of the activity will provide links to the next session where the participants will explore a framework for effective time management.

Urgent vs Important

Participants will investigate the difference between both urgent and important tasks. They will then use the activity outcomes to define the tasks that fall into each category and determine how to deal with them once they have understood the Urgent vs. Important framework. These principles can be easily applied to their day to day challenges.

Using ‘to do’ lists

The aim of this session is to highlight the importance of using a daily ‘to do’ list to track the achievement of both tactical and strategic tasks. The participants will examine their own ‘to do lists’, if they currently use one, and discuss and compare how they use them.

Unhelpful Behaviours

During this session the participants will be introduced to a range of different thinking types and behavioural preferences that people commonly fall into. In examining some real life examples of ‘the perfectionist’, ‘can’t say no’s’ and the ‘less structured’, participants will begin to recognise some of their own hindering traits and will talk through various strategies and new approaches to help them become more effective in planning and organising their time.

Putting new skills to the test

Now that the group are equipped with some practical tools and new approaches, they will be presented with a planning and organising challenge in which they will need to effectively coordinate and manage a mass of data and personnel in order for them to succeed.


The debrief of the above activity will focus on the approach the group had taken, looking at what worked well and what changes they would make in hind sight. They will recognise the need for good planning and structure when approaching tasks rather than jumping straight in to the detail.

Action planning

In this final session individuals will be invited to holistically evaluate various elements of their personal performance – they will be introduced to a tool that will help them to identify the more specific things they will need to work on in order to become more effective and efficient in their planning and organising.

What to expect?

We only pick the best venues for your development, our flagship venue, CitizenM, provides the most ideal space for learning; tea’s, coffee’s and refreshments are on tap and lunch is provided.

We aim to have no more than eight participants on our management training open courses, allowing us to work through live scenarios with each individual making the experience as personal and tailored as we possible can.

We’re well aware how challenging it can be to implement new skills and techniques, so we offer ongoing (telephone and email) post course support by the trainer to anybody that attends one of our courses.

Ready to take your learning to the next level?

For more information, or to book this course, please contact us. We are happy to discuss the various options and even tailor something to your specific learning requirements.