Duration 1 Day

Who Should Attend?

The course is aimed at anyone who needs an introduction to the basic ideas and practices of effective modern time management, including those managing other people.

Learning Objectives

  • State the cost of failing to manage time effectively
  • List three of the main ‘stealers of time’
  • Demonstrate methods for dealing with interruptions
  • How to handle email communication
  • Demonstrate methods for planning the use of your time
  • Use Outlook To-Do Lists
  • Understand the importance of delegation
  • Use Outlook Calendars to organise meetings
  • Improve the time-effectiveness of meetings

Course Content

  • Time the most precious resource
  • Properties of time and the cost of failing to manage it effectively
  • The three most common ‘time thieves’
  • Dealing with interruptions
  • Handling Emails – Prioritising
  • Planning the use of your time
  • Outlook To-Do lists
  • Delegation – why and how
  • Calendars – Appointments and Meeting requests
  • Maximising the time-effectiveness of meetings
  • Time management tips