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Time Management

Chicago, Los Angeles

The benefits of effective time management include increased productivity, less stress and a much happier workforce. Training in Time Management can save companies large sums of money every year. Our 1-day workshop is ideal for anyone feeling overwhelmed by their existing workload.

Onsite training available countrywide.

Course summary

Effective Time Management Techniques

This course teaches students the fundamentals of good time management. Participants will learn how to evaluate the use of time, set goals and priorities eliminate time wasters and develop an overall time management plan.

1 Day | $350.00

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What's Included

Certificate of Course Completion
Training Manual
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Learning objectives

Upon successful completion of this course trainees will be able to:

  • Do a time audit on their existing time usage
  • Identify ways to better utilize their time
  • Develop a time management plan by setting priorities
  • Identify and avoid common time wasters
  • Overcome procrastination
  • Increase productivity by controlling interruptions and meeting management
  • Maintain a reasonable workload by saying "no"
  • Deal with information overload
  • Use technology to save time

Detailed course outline

  • Time Management Principles
    • The Basics of Time Management
    • What Controls Your Time?
    • Three Tests of Time
    • Benefits of Better Time Utilization
    • Prime Time
    • Setting Priorities and Goals
    • Criteria for Setting Priorities
    • How to Control Your Use of Time
    • Tips for Effective Time Management
    • Exercise: Analyze your existing use of time
  • Time Management Techniques
    • Planning
    • Long-Term Planning Aids
    • Short-Term Planning Aids
    • Characteristics of Good Planners
    • Exercise: Develop a Time Management Plan
  • Avoiding Wasted Time
    • Common Time-Wasters
    • Self-Generated Time-Wasters
    • Environmental Time-Wasters
    • Control Interruptions
    • When Things Go Wrong
  • Meeting Management
    • Deciding if a Meeting is Necessary
    • Using the PAT Approach
    • Building the Agenda
    • Keeping Things on Track
    • Making Sure the Meeting was Worthwhile
  • Dealing with Procrastination
    • Why We Procrastinate
    • Nine Ways to Overcome Procrastination
  • Crisis Management
    • When the Storm Hits
    • Creating a Plan
    • Executing the Plan
    • Lessons Learned
  • Organizing Your Workspace
    • De-Clutter
    • Managing Work Flow
    • Dealing with E-mail
    • Using Calendars
  • Information Overload
    • Identify the causes of information overload and how to avoid it
    • Control paperwork by organizing your office and filing system
    • Communicate effectively to increase productivity
    • Maintain a reasonable workload by saying "no"; when appropriate
  • Technology and Email Management
    • Use a computer and telephone to save time
    • Email Prioritizing
    • Using Email Features
    • Email Paragraph Structure
    • Writing Emails clearly and efficiently
    • Organizing time slots to check emails
    • Email follow up

Our outlines are a guide to the content covered on a typical class. We may change or alter the course topics to meet the objectives of a particular class.

Timetable

Chicago

230 W Monroe St
#610
Chicago
IL 60606View Map

Guaranteed to Run Limited Seats Left

Class times: 9.00am to 4.30pm

Servicing Arlington Heights, Aurora, Bollingbrook, Chicago Loop,
Deerfield, Des Plaines, Evanston, Highland Park, Joliet, Naperville,
Schaumburg, Skokie, South Chicago and surrounding areas.

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Los Angeles

915 Wilshire Blvd
#1800
Los Angeles
CA 90017View Map

Guaranteed to Run Limited Seats Left

Class times: 9.00am to 4.30pm

Servicing Anaheim, Burbank, Covina, Downtown, Fullerton,
Irvine, Long Beach, Northridge, Pasadena, San Bernardino,
Santa Monica, Van Nuys, Ventura and surrounding areas.

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Meet the trainers

Jeannette

"Business skills play a vital role in the success of an organization. No matter what industry you are a part of, there are definite skills you need to possess in order to provide a high level of service. I have been working with organizations for the last 18 years to improve communication, productivity and and service levels."

Juana

"My passions are writing, public speaking and coaching. Knowing how to communicate with clients and peers is key to your success in today's business world. I look forward to helping you reach your potential on one of my classes."

Recent student feedback

"I was very engaged in the class. Juana was very personable. She has a great personality and uses a lot of real world examples to explain the tools learned in class to really help them to sink in. I would recommend this class to anyone that would like to learn effective time management skills. It opened up my eyes to areas that were taking up my time that I never even considered. The facility was also very nice and I was impressed with the classroom setting. It did not feel like I was sitting in a classroom at all." Ralph Strzewski - Porter Pipe & Supply Co.

"This course was far better and more helpful than what I expected. My instructor Juana was encouraging, engaging, challenging, and inspirational. I will take away many new ideas to ponder and strategies to try which I expect will help me to improve both my professional and personal life. I would recommend this class to anyone who is serious about making the most of their time. " Evan Kaufmann - Cleverbridge

"The instructor was very good at providing real life examples of the concepts that were discussed. There were very useful tips provided for Outlook use. Also, several worksheets alternatives that are likely to be useful in my daily work." John Briers - Schneider Electric

"Instructor was great, fun, and very informative. A positive energy, wonderful class." Raymond Jimenez - American Red Cross Los Angeles Region

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