Summary

Time Management

Time is money, the saying goes, and lots of it gets lost in disorganization and disruption. We also deal with a constant barrage of technology, people, and tasks that can contribute to that disorganization. Many people find that they flit from one task to another, trying to get everything done, but often falling short. You will learn how to make the most of your time by getting a grip on your workflow and office space, using your planner effectively, and delegating some of your work to other people.
In this course you will learn how to make the most of your time by getting a grip on your workflow and office space, using your planner effectively, and delegating some of your work to other people.

Introduction

Learning Objectives
– Better organize yourself and your workspace for peak efficiency
– Understand the importance of, and the most useful techniques for, setting and achieving goals
– Plan and schedule your time efficiently
– Learn how to set priorities
– Discover the ingredients for good decision-making
– Learn what to delegate and how to delegate well
– Take control of things that can derail your workplace productivity
– Create order and get organized
– Manage your workload

Outline

  • Session One: Course Overview

    • Learning Objectives
    • Pre-Assignment
    • Pre-Course Assessment
  • Session Two: What Is Time Management?

    • Pre-Assignment Review
    • Why Time Management Is Important
  • Session Three: Setting Goals

    • Goals and Targets
    • Setting SMART Goals, Part One
    • Your Own SMART Goals
  • Session Four: Planning Tips and Tricks

    • Planning Tools
    • Case Study
    • Case Study Questions
  • Session Five: Setting Priorities

    • Prioritizing Your Tasks
    • Matrix Overview
    • Your To-Do List
    • Managing Interruptions and Distractions
    • Tips for Controlling Disruptions
  • Session Six: Making Decisions

    • Eight Ingredients for Good Decision Making
    • Weighing the Pros and Cons
  • Session Seven: Delegating

    • Assigning Tasks
    • Guidelines for Success
    • The Story about Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody
    • Case Study: What Should Sheila Do?
  • Session Eight: Scheduling

    • Organize Your Time
    • Creating a Schedule
  • Session Nine: Putting an End to Procrastination

    • Eating the Frog
  • Session Ten: Creating Order

    • Decluttering
    • Making Connections
    • Organizing Your Work Area and Your Paperwork
    • Guidelines for Keeping a Piece of Paper
  • Session Eleven: Organizing Your Files

    • Sorting Based on File Type
    • File Categories
    • Electronic Files
    • The Batching Technique
  • Session Twelve: Managing Your Workload

    • Managing Email
    • Tips for Tackling Your Email
    • Case Study: Mary Marvelous
    • Workload Analysis
    • The 168-Hour Plan
  • 13. Personal Action Plan

    • Starting Point
    • Where I Want to Go
    • How I Will Get There

Course Schedule

DATES
LOCATION
START
END
STATUS
12/07/22 December 7, 2022
Lexington
9:00 am
4:30 pm
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12/21/22 December 21, 2022
Virtual
9:00 am
4:30 pm
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01/11/23 January 11, 2023
Lexington
9:00 am
4:30 pm
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01/16/23 January 16, 2023
Virtual
9:00 am
4:30 pm
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02/14/23 February 14, 2023
Lexington
9:00 am
4:30 pm
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02/24/23 February 24, 2023
Virtual
9:00 am
4:30 pm
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03/21/23 March 21, 2023
Lexington
9:00 am
4:30 pm
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03/31/23 March 31, 2023
Virtual
9:00 am
4:30 pm
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*Indicates a course that spans over multiple days.

**Indicates a course that is only a half day.