The term 'Time Management' is actually misleading, because we can't manage time - we can only manage ourselves. So, Time Management is really Self-Management. But before you can improve anything, you have to understand where you are going wrong. This course will give you the tools and techniques to identify for yourself where you need to improve and how to make changes that will bring real benefits straight away, and leave you with the time to get done what you have to, and what you want to.
Each module is followed by an assessment to ensure delegates have understood the material. Some modules follow on from each other, as can be seen in the summaries below, but some can be viewed stand-alone so each delegate can move at their own speed and manage their own training around their daily tasks. The whole course will take around two and a half hours to complete.
At the end of the course delegates will understand why Time Management is so important to their job roles and also how time can be wasted so easily. They will be equipped with a range of tools to enable them to work smarter and to control their time far more effectively. They will also have learned what to do if they believe they have too many tasks to complete in a given time and how to approach this in a professional manner. They will have learned how to approach goal-setting and how to enhance their chances of success with any given goal, and how that translates from their professional to their personal life. Planning will have been explored fully and delegates will be able to apply this to their work load.
The USP online time management training course contains 19 modules, numerous assessments, tools and comes with a full downloadable manual.
The course includes ongoing assessment and upon successful completion, all users will receive a personalised certificate that can be used for CPD purposes.
Module 1 - Introduction and course objectives
Module 2 - Left brain / right brain
Module 3 - Case study
Module 4 - Time Robbers
Module 5 - Time Tracking
Module 6 - Goals
Module 7 - The 4 D's of Time Management
Module 8 - Planning and organisation
Module 9 - Workload
Module 1 forms an introduction to Time Management and the objectives of this course.
Module 2 introduces the concept of left brain/right brain and how this affects our behaviour. The left brain/right brain concept can explain the behaviours exhibited by people when they are left or right brain dominant and how this can dictate how they work and how they operate, such as tidy desks and multi-tasking.
Module 3 is a case study of an office worker called Gordon and how his days develops, leaving him wondering why he never has time to do everything. What we learn is that Gordon does not make the best use of his time at work, and there are working practices that can be implemented that will improve his working life.
In module 4 Time Robbers similar to those that Gordon experiences in the previous module are laid bare: the things that cause us to waste time or not use it as effectively as we could. Recognising Time Robbers is vital to enable us to avoid them. This module is split into three parts for delegates' convenience.
Module 5 is split into 2 parts to tackle time tracking, when you need to do it and how useful it will prove to be in allowing you to understand how you use your time and therefore how you can make changes to use it more effectively.
Module 6 is split into three parts for convenience and introduces the topic of goals, why goal setting is important and how to set goals that can be achieved. SMART goals are explained and why it is so important to place measures and time limits to goals, using specific historic examples of how this makes a difference.
Module 7 discusses the 4 D's of time management Part 2 specifically examines delegation in detail. It also demonstrates the STING Formula as a task management tool.
Module 8 looks at planning and organisation, how being organised is a choice. Getting your workspace organised is highlighted, why it is important in Time Management and how to do it. Part 2 shows you how to plan effectively, short and long term, using Do lists and a master calendar and how to introduce weekly planning to your work life.
Module 9 starts with a case study examining the situation of a worker given too much to do and how she should handle the situation. A method of recording tasks with their deadlines is given and demonstrates a professional, credible method of explaining work overload to a person above you who is in a position to help.
Module 9 part 2 explains the number of hours in a week and encourages delegates to log their weekly activities to better understand how theyspend their time and where they can make changes.