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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
FREE Class Repeat

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.



230 W Monroe St
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
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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"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."


"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

5.0 stars I am a operations manager for a fortune 200 company. My daily tasks are seemingly endless. I felt that I was productive but I knew that I could be more effective. I found TC online and registered. I have learned some very useful methods to help prioritise tasks and actually be more efffective. Jeannette kept on task while keeping the coure fun. I will be back for other classes. What a great source to have. A great little secret to success!!
5.0 stars I really enojy classes at Training Connection. This is my second class, and I have learned many concepts that I will take into the field. Allyncia has opened my eyes to concepts and ideas that I would not have thought about on my own, even though I have extensive PM training.
4.5 stars Jeanette was about as good a instructor as you could ask for when it comes to time management. It's a breath of fresh air when an intructor brings in their own experience and metholody to a course as opposed to just following the training materials. A good instructor uses those materials as a base to build their course and expand in the most relevant areas. This course really helped me step back and take a look at myself and how I handle my day-to-day work. Now I'm just excited to get out there and use these new skills.
5.0 stars I really enjoyed this class. I was able to finally use real-world examples that impact my specific situation. I was lucky enough to have a small class. this made it comfortable.

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230 W Monroe Street, Suite 610
Chicago IL, 60606

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Los Angeles CA, 90017

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