Time Management

Time management training course

Projects and other work seems to be under time pressure all the time: Deadlines are usually a stress factor, projects come so often on top of daily work and often more than 1 project needs to be done at the same time. How do we get all the work synchronised ?

In this course we look at systematic support of our personal effectiveness: how to get more work done in less time? Time management (setting priorities) is closely connected to attention management (how to create focus in a world of technological gadgets and fast information available everywhere).

How to get control back in our own hands? How to organise my day and not get interrupted. How to ban multitasking? How to negotiate my workload and manage realistic expectations?

Costs
€ 595 excl. VAT (€ 719.95 VAT incl.) or
€ 654 exempt from VAT
All course materials, lunch, coffee and tea included

Timing
The one-day course is split into of 2 blocks of 3 hours + 1 hour lunch break.

The training runs from 10:00 till 17:00 o’clock. All training locations are easily accessible by public transport.

In this course we list a number of best practices of time management. As there is a lot of time management tools and techniques available, we will find together what suits you best. Using Agile or Scrum techniques may be good examples for this purpose. But there are more options out there. Let’s see what works for you and your situation?

Parts of the course

  • Set and maintain priorities
  • Taking control over deadlines proactively
  • Keep your email under control
  • Integrate email with your personal planning
  • Use Outlook in a smart way
  • Recognise time wasters and tackle areas for improvement
  • Deal with work pressure and create peace in your mind
  • Forget less through effective ToDo lists (e.g. Kanban board)
  • Plan your work despite the daily ‘unforeseen’ events
  • Responsible handling through better follow-up
  • Saying “no” assertively and constructively
  • Become aware of modern information and communication technology and it’s impact

Form

The course consists of an interactive workshop in which participants work with examples from their own experience. They will apply concepts and techniques of time management in their own situation through examples, short discussions and exercises.

For who?

This course is aimed at anyone who is looking for new insights into organizing his/her own work and collaboration with others within a professional context. By following this training you will increase your personal productivity.

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The program

Part 1 : Time management

  • Awareness: you cannot manage time itself, but you can determine your own (re)actions
  • Overview: 7 traits of the most effective managers as a foundation
  • Managing deadlines: student syndrome & Parkinson’s law
  • How to create FLOW (Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi)
  • Exercise: combat procrastination
  • The power of progress reporting

Part 2 : Attention management

  • Tools: 10 super useful tips in Outlook
  • The human brain can’t multitask?!
  • Application: dealing with interruptions (Pomodoro and mind dump techniques)
  • Working memory has a very limited capacity
  • Application: a prioritized to-do list
  • The JEEP 4X4 + GPS working method

Course material

The course material includes the powerpoint slides and a workbook in which participants can take notes at their own discretion. It also contains a number of concrete checklists and template documents as well as a bibliography of interesting books and websites. The participants compile their own list of tips & tricks during the course. Ideas and concepts will be tested and ideas will be exchanged with the other participants. You will create a list that serves as a self-evaluation tool on which you can fall back on after the course.

Trainer Tom Jacobs
Tom Jacobs

The trainer

The training is given by Tom Jacobs who has been active in this field for more than 20 years. Trained as a psychologist-pedagogue, he is particularly interested in the scientific foundation of most methods. His teaching style is characterised by experience, practicality and infectious enthusiasm.

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