Time management

“A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life.” Charles Darwin

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  • Online, On-site, One to One
  • Academy Professional development
  • Duration 1 week
  • Location London, Riyadh
  • Course Ref PD-9

Good time management lies at the heart of personal effectiveness and organisational success. Everybody needs to make the best of their own time and talent and those of the people around them if they, the team, and the organisation are to achieve their objectives and business goals. If you can’t manage time, you can’t manage anything.

This intensive and comprehensive programme allows participants to explore the fundamental principles of time management, assess their current working practices, and determine actions to enhance personal, team, and organisational effectiveness.

Emphasis is placed on managing one’s time and helping others manage theirs. The programme also focuses on personal effectiveness skills, such as communication, practical business writing skills, efficient reading, managing information overload, and proactive self-development.


  • To help participants manage time better (their own and other people’s)
  • To provide an opportunity for participants to explore the skills and principles of time management and exchange ideas, tips and techniques
  • To provide an opportunity for participants to take stock of their current working practices and decide on an action-based strategy to ‘work smarter.’
  • To encourage participants to be proactive in their continuous professional development and to provide them with a range of tools to support their learning


Day One

Dimensions of Time Management & Personal Effectiveness

  • Programme introduction and objectives
  • Action planning and enhancing personal and team effectiveness
  • Making the most of office technology
  • Time-stealers and costs of poor time management
  • Priority setting – rational and emotional approaches
  • Ten principles of effective time management
  • Handling and making requests
  • Behavioural analysis and time management

Day Two

Personal Planning Systems/ Interruptions/Project Planning/Stress

  • Getting the best from diaries and to-do lists
  • Proactive planning to meet fundamental responsibilities
  • Developing time-based planning – daily, weekly, monthly plans, etc
  • Handling interruptions – developing a time-sensitive culture
  • Planning project-type work
  • Principles of Critical Path Analysis and implications for priority setting
  • Understanding stress
  • Managing stress in self and others
  • Dealing with change – taking and getting a positive response

Day Three

Getting the Best from Other People/Communication /Meeting Skills

  • Delegation – giving and receiving
  • Team-working and team-building
  • Improving communication and working relationships
  • Assertiveness
  • Effective and efficient meetings – ‘everybody’s a chair body’

Day Four

Office Ergonomics/ Managing Information/ Efficient Reading & Writing

  • Optimising the office environment
  • Handling the paper load and developing paperless systems
  • Managing e-mails
  • Improving the efficiency of management reporting
  • Using and developing relational databases
  • Business writing and the principles of ‘rapid composition’
  • Rapid and efficient reading – digesting and retaining  information
  • Mind-mapping

Day Five

Developing Creativity/Continuous Improvement/ Self-Development

  • Developing creativity in self and others
  • How the brain works and creative thinking techniques
  • Developing a culture of continuous improvement
  • Implementing change initiatives
  • Influencing skills – making a case and managing the ‘politics’
  • Continuing professional development – a proactive approach
  • Programme review and action plans

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