Time Management Systems Training

Getting Things Done with Only Two Hands: Time Management Systems and Solutions for Busy People

Course Outcomes

This time management course will:

  • Help participants commit to making changes as to how they manage their time.
  • Offer an overview of proven best practices.
  • Provide tools for managing tasks.
  • Suggest strategies for avoiding burnout in a world that is connected 24 hours a day.

Course Overview

“Time is money,” and lots of both get lost because of disorganization and disruption. In this basic time-management course, participants will learn how to make the most of their time by getting a grip on their office space, organizing their workflow, learning how to use their planner effectively, and delegating some of their work to other people.

Program Objectives

At this program’s conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Better organize workspace for peak efficiency.
  • Understand the importance of and the most useful techniques for setting and achieving goals.
  • Identify the right things to be doing and develop plans for doing them.
  • Explain what to delegate and how to delegate well.
  • Take control of things that can disrupt workplace productivity.

The following outline highlights some of the course’s key learning points. As part of your training program, we will modify content as needed to meet your business objectives. Upon request, we will provide you with a copy of the participant materials prior to the session(s).

Workshop Outline

Committing to Get Something Different: The Power of Change

To kick off this course, participants will pinpoint areas where they want to change their time-management approach.  This part of the program may or may not include a formal assessment.

Understanding Yourself: Recognizing Where You Are

Next, participants will discuss the left-brain and right-brain approaches to time management to determine which one they use most often.

Setting Goals: Articulating Accountability

During this segment of the workshop, participants will learn how to set SMART goals to help them better manage their time.

Planning Pointers: Choosing the Right Tools

This section of the seminar explores different planning tools, their uses, and the benefits and limitations of each.

Establishing a Ritual: Making the Plan Stick

In this portion of the program, participants will discuss how establishing rituals and routines can help them manage their time and become more productive.  They will set some specific goals related to making changes as a result of participating in this workshop.

Practicing the Ds: Do, Dump, Delay, or Delegate

Moving tasks is part of following a system. Here, participants will explore the four Ds: Do, Dump, Delay, or Delegate. They will also learn to get control when they are feeling overwhelmed and overworked.

Organizing Files and Workspaces: Putting Things in The Place

This final part of the program investigates ways to organize information and apps and tools that can make keeping track of tasks and information easier.

At the program’s conclusion, participants will have an understanding of basic time-management techniques: how to use a to-do list, set goals, stop procrastinating, and get organized.

Available Formats

  • Half-Day Training Course

Onsite Training Course Reminders

Our instructor-led training courses are available to private groups.  These workshops are not offered in a public seminar format.  Please contact us to speak with a facilitator about your needs and bringing training to your organization.

We offer training in the District of Columbia and the following US states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

We also travel to Africa, Australia and New Zealand, Asia, Canada, Central America, Continental Europe, the Middle East, and the United Kingdom.

Please contact us about your location.

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