Time Management: Managing Multiple Priorities

  • 1 day(s)Duration
  • MDI137Course Code
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Course description

Increased productivity, reduced stress, greater confidence; these are some of the benefits of gaining control of your workspace and your workload. This one-day course provides practical skills, such as identifying time-wasters, being proactive, and maintaining effective electronic and paper filing systems, that will enable you to get organized and stay organized. The tools and techniques, as well as their examples discussed in this class, will examine several of the most successful organizational systems in numerous aspects of the participant ’s office space and office-related activities. Exposure to these systems will allow participants to choose the systems that work the best for them and customize them to meet their needs.

Who should attend

Individuals who wish to increase their time management, productivity, and effectiveness will benefit from this course.

What you will achieve

  • Identify how you spend your time.
  • Understand the power of planning and prioritizing.
  • Get a complete picture of your workload in order to set priorities.
  • Analyze and manage procrastination.
  • Deal with interruptions and disruptions without destroying your productivity.
  • Clearly define work assignments and break them into manageable tasks.
  • Manage incoming and outgoing e-mail more efficiently.
  • Identify the high cost of unfocused meetings.
  • Plan more effective meetings with specific outcomes.

What you will learn

Course Outline
Module 1: Foundation
  • Objectives
  • What Do You Want to Learn?
  • Personal Productivity Assessment
  • Change Model
  • Time Matrix
Module 2: Planning and Prioritization
  • Sources of Responsibility
  • Weekly Planning
Module 3: Procrastination and Interruptions
  • Procrastination
  • Multitasking
  • Interruptions
  • Saying No
Module 4: Delegation and Assignments
  • Delegation
  • 5 Ws
  • Scope Statement
  • Work Breakdown
Module 5: E-Mail
  • E-mail
  • Etiquette
  • Organization
  • Checking versus Processing
Module 6: Meetings
  • Meetings
  • Costs
  • Purpose
  • Outcomes
  • Planner
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • General Format