Do you find that your to-do list keeps growing? Unfortunately, time is finite. But you can manage it better to achieve more. All you need is a bit of know-how, a touch of technology and a few practical strategies under your belt. The trick is to control time and not let it control you!
Strategic Time Management is a professional development course that will develop your schedule management skills and goal setting techniques to help you deliver under pressure.
In this time management course, you’ll explore how to leverage your personality traits to boost productivity, beat fatigue, maintain focus and decline work-related tasks. You’ll also discover how to implement organisation techniques, meet targets, achieve goals, and track your progress.
On completion of this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge required to manage tasks and time to boost your productivity.
Unit - Time Management
Unit 1 – Nature and Scope of Time Management
Outcomes of good time management
Importance of good time management at school or college
Importance of good time management at work
Importance of good time management at home
Links to work-life balance
Work-life balance & health
Relaxation & reflection
A few cautionary notes
Unit 2 – Obstacles to Time Management
Identifying your time management personality type
Multitasker or over-committer
Under-estimator or perfectionist
Procrastinator or improvisor
Over-sharer or early bird
Turtle or researcher
Conscious and unconscious barriers to time management
Needing to be needed
Not good enough
The consequences of poor time management
Poor quality output
Poor work relationships
Loss of opportunities
Damaged personal relationships
Loss of reputation
Increased stress levels
Loss of energy and sleep
Lowered morale or motivation
Unhealthy eating habits
Difficulty making decisions
Poor work/life balance
Inability to set, keep or reach personal goals
Unit 3 – Time Management Strategies
Planning, setting goals and adjusting smart goals
Time management at home and at work
Reserve time for communication
Develop a schedule that works for you
Encourage other family members to develop schedules
Organise your home
Reward yourself for completing tasks
General tips for students
Objectives, routine habits, weekly timetable
Reward system, avoid distractions
Time management techniques
Sequential scheduling – batches
Critical path analysis and PERT
Line of balance
Basic activity on arrow notation
Unit 4 – Time Management Assessment Tools
Time management skills and practices
Auditing your time
Benefits of a time audit
Identifying potential timewasters
Frequent checking of emails
Unnecessary or overlong meetings
Working without a timeframe
Distractions and phone calls
Disorganisation and clutter
Online gaming / apps
Overlong exercise regimes
Unit 5 – Prioritising Time
Introduction to prioritising
How to prioritise
Techniques for prioritising
Covey’s time management matrix
Moscow prioritising technique
Workload management skills
Build in reflection at the start
Identify capacity and capability
Understand deadlines and milestones to completion
Assign priority tasks first
Assign hard tasks early
Check if the workload is achievable
Find ways to encourage focus
Discourage long hours
Unit 6 – Maintaining Productivity
Cost-benefit analysis using the following formula
Team feedback/peer assessment
Get things done
Find the right form of motivation
Identify who needs attention
Recognise that engagement surveys don’t always work
Adjust performance review processes
Adopt realistic goals
Prioritise the work/life balance
Objectives and key results (OKR)
Scrum (developing team work)
Maintaining energy levels
Unit 7 – Effective Delegation
What is delegation?
Reasons why managers fail to delegate
How delegation helps with time management
Problems associated with failure to delegate
Micromanagement & poor time management
When to delegate
Benefits of delegation
How to delegate
Provide a definition of success
Delegation process phase
Unit 8 – Other Time Management Tools
Other time management tools
Calendars, planners and diaries
Time tracking software
Staying on track with calendars & planners
Review your calendar weekly
Organise similar activities together
Prioritise important work for most productive times
Remove consecutive appointments
Don’t restrict yourself to pre-set timeslots
Don’t just use calendars for tasks and events
Use a coding system
Decide who can manage calendars
Use time zones
Keep your calendar updated
Estimated duration 50 Hours
Course Delivery and Start
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Assessment will be comprised of written exercises, including short-answer questions, reflective tasks, short reports and/or projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
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