Effective Time Management

Summary

You will identify effective time-management strategies, including defining personal and professional goals, establishing priorities, and identifying the tasks that will be critical to achieving those goals. You will create a personal time-management action plan.

Introduction

Time is a form of currency, and the ways that we talk about it illustrate its value: we say “Time is money,” and “My time was well spent,” or “It's a waste of time.” Like most professionals, you've probably struggled with managing this resource effectively. In this course, you will practice techniques that will help you achieve more effective use of your time so that you can direct your energy towards the activities that will further your professional and personal goals.

Instruction Method

Instructor-Led

Outline

Lesson 1: Defining Goals

  • Topic 1A: Define Time ManagementTopic
  • 1B: Describe Your Dreams
  • Topic 1C: Identify RegretsTopic 1D: Articulate Goals

Lesson 2: Analyzing Energy Allocation

  • Topic 2A: Identify How Energy Is Spent
  • Topic 2B: Analyze Tasks
  • Topic 2C: Analyze Time Usage
  • Topic 2D: Analyze Energy Flow

Lesson 3: Identifying Personal Style

  • Topic 3A: Review a Successful Day or Project
  • Topic 3B: Analyze Your Preferences
  • Topic 3C: Identify Personal Strengths
  • Topic 3D: Identify Personal Motivators
  • Topic 3E: Reduce Time Wasters

Lesson 4: Assembling the Toolbox

  • Topic 4A: Negotiate for Success
  • Topic 4B: Delegate Tasks
  • Topic 4C: Choose Tools that Work for You

Lesson 5: Creating an Action Plan

  • Topic 5A: Create the Action Plan
  • Topic 5B: Evaluate the Time-Management Process

Duration (in days)

1