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.
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 workshop.
Key Objectives Of The Course:
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 workspace 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
Follow the suggested order or choose your own.
Designed to help you practice and apply the skills you learn
Highlight your new skills on your resume or LinkedIn.
Module One: Getting Started
The Parking Lot
Module Two: Setting SMART Goals
The Three P’s
The SMART Way
Prioritizing Your Goals
Module Three: Prioritizing Your Time
The 80/20 Rule
The Urgent/Important Matrix
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!
Module Five: Tackling Procrastination
Why We Procrastinate
Nine Ways to Overcome Procrastination
Eat That Frog!
Module Six: Crisis Management
When the Storm
Hits Creating a Plan
Executing the Plan
Module Seven: Organizing Your Workspace
Dealing with E-mail
Module Eight: Delegating Made Easy
When to Delegate
To Whom Should You Delegate?
How Should You Delegate?
The Importance of Full Acceptance
Module Nine: Setting a Ritual
What is a Ritual?
Ritualizing Sleep, Meals, and Exercise
Using Rituals to Maximize Time
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
Module Eleven: Alternatives to Meetings
Instant Messaging and Chat Rooms
E-mail Lists and Online Groups
Module Twelve: Wrapping Up
Words from the Wise
Review of Parking
Lot Lessons Learned
Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations
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