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Time & Priority Management - Increasing Productivity for Greater Results


Course Overview:

This practical and intensive course is for those who want to take more control of their workloads by organising tasks, people and themselves more effectively. In today’s busy fast paced environment, time is a very precious commodity, but one that can be misused. This course sets out the very latest thinking in time management so “not having enough time” will cease to be a problem.

The course contains modules on effective delegation and assertiveness and benefits of attending will include increased effectiveness and success for both yourself and your department and a feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction at the end of every day Who will benefit from attending this Training? Managers, team leaders and professionals who need to manage time more effectively to enhance their own performance and that of their team.

Course Content:

Managing Your Job

  • Managing yourself and the resources at your disposal
  • What are you and your team trying to achieve?
  • Defining your objectives and key result areas
  • Establishing responsibilities and priorities

Practical Time Management and Planning Activities

  • Effective use of diaries, time planners, time logs, etc.
  • Criteria for prioritising - urgent and important
  • Planning and scheduling your activities
  • Dealing with interruptions and distractions - staying focused
  • Managing time under pressure
  • Developing a proactive approach to short, medium and long term plans

Managing Yourself

  • Investing time and effort in order to achieve more in the future
  • Your time management behaviour - preferred working styles
  • Personal effectiveness - a guide to self-discipline
  • Highlighting personal 'time-stealers' and areas of weakness

Managing Others and Meetings

  • Managing people managers, colleagues, team members and customers
  • Getting more things done through assertive behaviour
  • Making the most of meetings as participant or chairperson

Effective Delegation

  • The rules of effective delegation - overcoming personal preferences and prejudices
  • Using delegation as a means of co-ordinating the workload of your team/department
  • Delegation - freeing up your time and developing staff
Personal Development:
  • Action planning - the essential next steps
  • Continuous professional development - what next?
By the end of this course you will be able to:
  • Recognise the value of effective time management to yourself, your team and your organisation.
  • Clarify your own and your team's objectives, key areas of responsibility and priorities.
  • Identify and overcome the primary causes of poor time management for yourself and your team.
  • Identify time wasters and personal preferences that affect performance in the workplace.
  • Prioritise your tasks and cope more effectively with day-to-day demands and pressures.
  • Learn to plan ahead and use your time more effectively to increase personal and team productivity.
  • Release more time to manage and delegate tasks effectively.
  • Become more assertive and disciplined, achieving greater control through improved personal organisation, resulting in a healthier, more productive lifestyle both at work and beyond.
Training Methodology:

The training process is based on a carefully planned mix of succinct tutor input - with practical illustration of tools and concepts, group work on case studies (all video based - and lively), feedback, and selective work on individual issues in pairs. Team involvement and working enable a strategy to be created from start to finish. The Training is based on the 4 mat systems to enable complete learning. There will also be some opportunity for role play. You will receive an electronic toolkit within the material for subsequent everyday use.

We can come to you !

Did you know Synergy can come to you and deliver this workshop ‘In Company’ at your own venue or location. If you have three or more people who you would like to benefit from attending this workshop our trainer can travel to you and deliver the same specification of course for your staff at a fraction of the overall cost.

If you’d like to know more about this option email us at  – our operations team manages all of our ‘In Company’ events and we can talk you though the logistics, pricing and whether you’d like the workshop as advertised here or something tailor made just for your business.

We have several packages on offer so contact us today.

What is Continuing Professional Development (CPD)?

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a personal commitment to keeping your professional knowledge up to date, improving your capabilities, proving commitment and competency in your profession. It focuses on what you learn and how you progress throughout your career, helping you gain more credibility within your industry, with your employer, clients and gain competitive edge over your peers.

Being actively committed to CPD may in the future:
  • Improve your Resume
  • Maintain professional recognition
  • Showcase your achievements, attributes and your brand
  • Accelerate your career prospects
  • Deliver job satisfaction: ensuring you are Career focused
  • Reassure your Employers and Stakeholders that you are upto date and competent
How do I gain CPD recognition:

By attending Synergy Courses you can be assured that attendance, completion and certification will be rewarded by CPD points. To help advance your professional status CPD recognition is awarded on both public workshops and in-house courses, being dependent on the number of hours spent learning. On request Synergy Training Group will provide a certificate of attendance for you to use as evidence and to attach to your record card.

A number of our courses are accredited, endorsed or approved by a number of Learning & Development and Professional Bodies and Associations for more detail please contact us at 

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