Course Highlights

This time management systems course will:

  • Provide an assessment to help participants identify their productivity opportunities.
  • Help participants identify their preferred time management approach.
  • Outline eight goal-setting frameworks.
  • Suggest ten systems for prioritizing and visualizing work.
  • Introduce best practices for creating rituals and routines.
  • Offer best practices for organizing physical and digital items.
  • Provide a template for streamlining meetings and enhancing accountability.

Course Overview

Effective time management is critical for success and well-being in our fast-paced world. “Time is money,” as the saying goes, and both are often lost due to disorganization and disruption. This course will equip participants with a comprehensive understanding of various time management systems, goal-setting frameworks, and organizational strategies. These tools are intended to enhance productivity and enable participants to take control of their work and personal lives.

The workshop includes an in-depth exploration of various goal-setting frameworks. During the session, participants will learn to craft SMARTER goals and explore other models such as CLEAR, FAST, DUMB, OKRs, BHAGs, and WIGs. These frameworks provide a structured approach to setting, pursuing, and achieving personal and professional objectives, thereby turning aspirations into tangible successes.

Throughout the program, we will introduce various time management systems designed to tackle specific challenges and workstyles. These systems range from traditional methods like the Eisenhower Matrix and ABCDE to innovative approaches such as time blocking and the Pomodoro technique. The diversity of approaches will ensure that every participant can find and tailor a system that resonates with his or her unique needs and preferences.

The course also emphasizes the importance of personal accountability in time management. Participants will discover strategies for enhancing their accountability by ensuring they plan their time effectively and follow through on their commitments.

Additionally, the program covers essential organizing strategies for keeping track of both physical and digital items.

Program Objectives

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

  • Identify opportunities to improve productivity.
  • Create an approach to time management that leverages stylistic strengths.
  • Discuss strategies for enhancing personal accountability.
  • Write SMARTER goals.
  • Explain other goal-setting frameworks: CLEAR, FAST, DUMB, OKRs, BHAGs, WIGs, and more.
  • Implement various time management systems: ABCDE, Eisenhower Matrix, time blocking, the Pomodoro technique, and other methods.
  • Follow the do, dump, delay, or delegate methodology.
  • Explain best practices for establishing routines and rituals.
  • Outline best practices for organizing physical and digital items.
  • Streamline meetings.

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

The program kicks off with an insightful self-assessment, guiding participants to reflect on fourteen common time management pitfalls. This self-evaluation sets the stage for personal growth, helping participants recognize the frequency and impact of these pitfalls in their daily lives.

Understanding Yourself: Recognizing Where You Are

In this segment, participants delve into the left-brain and right-brain approaches to time management. This exploration aids in understanding personal tendencies and preferences. Participants will engage in discussions and activities that reveal how to work effectively with their natural cognitive styles, rather than against them.

Setting Goals: Articulating Accountability

This workshop module explores eight goal-setting frameworks. Participants will not only learn about the nuances of each framework, from SMARTER goals to BHAGs but also engage in exercises to determine which framework aligns best with their objectives and circumstances.

Planning Pointers: Choosing the Right Tools

With a focus on practical application, this part of the program introduces ten different frameworks for prioritizing and visualizing tasks. Participants will learn how to select and blend these systems to create a personalized and effective time management strategy that caters to their unique needs and work styles.

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

This segment introduces the “Do, Dump, Delay, and Delegate” framework, a strategic approach to categorizing and tackling tasks based on urgency and importance. Participants will learn how to combat procrastination and enhance their decision-making skills through practical examples and interactive exercises.

Establishing a Ritual: Making the Plan Stick

In this program module, participants will discuss how establishing rituals and routines can help them manage their time and become more productive.  Next, they will identify either a ritual or a routine to implement.

Organizing Files and Workspaces: Putting Things in The Place

Efficiently organizing physical and digital items is crucial for maintaining productivity and reducing stress. This final part of the program investigates ways to organize physical and digital spaces.

At the program’s conclusion, participants will be able to implement a host of time management systems.