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In this training course, you learn to develop a clear sense of purpose, structure priorities, overcome negative behaviour patterns, and leverage practical strategies, tools, and techniques to develop and implement an effective time management framework.

  • Course Start Date: 2019-12-16
  • Time: 09:00:00 - 17:00:00
  • Duration: 2 Day(s)
  • Location: Virtual
  • Delivery Methods(s): Virtual Instructor Led
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Course Outline


Effective time management helps professionals make better decisions, meet deadlines, and achieve their goals. In this training course, you learn to develop a clear sense of purpose, structure priorities, overcome negative behaviour patterns, and leverage practical strategies, tools, and techniques to develop and implement an effective time management framework.

You Will Learn How To
  • Manage your time by implementing a framework to achieve goals
  • Make decisions about what you do and when
  • Apply a structured whole-brain process to shape your current and future commitments
  • Proactively schedule tasks, construct weekly plans, and create to-do lists
  • Adopt strategies and techniques to handle procrastination and interruptions
Course Outline

Evaluating How You Manage Your Time

Essentials of time management

  • Contrasting time planning and time management
  • Avoiding the psychological time trap
  • Taking control of your life through the choices you make

Determining your time style

  • Evaluating your current strengths
  • Characterizing your personal style of time management
  • Recognizing opportunities for improvement
  • Assessing the effect of your time style on others

Gaining control over your time

  • Identifying your unique pivotal time-related issues
  • Appraising your situation with an Issues/Impact matrix
  • Targeting factors that adversely impact your time
Structuring Your Responsibilities

Incorporating a time-planning process model

  • Harnessing the power of a structured approach
  • Reusing the model throughout your life
  • Customizing the model to fit your style and needs

Determining your primary purposes

  • Assessing clarity of purpose
  • Mind-mapping your current situation
  • Defining the purpose for each of your commitments

Assessing your realities

  • Weighing the value of current efforts
  • Making choices in a planned way
  • Deriving tasks — the raw material of time planning
Creating Your Powerful Future

Envisioning where you want to be

  • Leveraging the power of imagination
  • Articulating your personal mission
  • Choosing a future that works for you

Formulating challenging goals

  • Creating a sense of direction
  • Generating personal momentum for action
  • Setting WISE goals

Moving toward your goals

  • Initiating changes to your situation
  • Selecting steps and actions
Prioritizing and Scheduling

Focusing your attention

  • Taking steps to boost your concentration
  • Profiling your energy levels
  • Aligning tasks with your high and low periods

Proactively identifying your priorities

  • Maximizing the Important/Urgent matrix
  • Applying the Pareto Principle for the greatest results
  • Developing the habit of immediate attention

Building your schedule

  • Assigning tasks into a weekly and daily schedule
  • Scheduling to create greater work/life balance
  • Creating a dynamic to-do list
  • Reducing mental clutter
Techniques for Controlling Your Time

Overcoming procrastination

  • Identifying the root causes of inaction
  • Beating the deadline-driven trap
  • Approaching your tasks positively

Diffusing the impact of others

  • Asserting yourself politely and calmly
  • Conquering overcommitment

Dealing proactively with information overload

  • Customizing your workspace
  • Stepping off the "email-go-round"
  • Evaluating your information flow and retrieval process
Getting the Best Return on Your Time Investment

Analyzing your progress

  • Conducting regular reviews
  • Comparing planned vs. actual usage with a time log

Changing your time habits for the better

  • Calculating potential time savings
  • Exercising the freedom to do it your way

Course Tuition Includes:

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

Free Course Exam

You can take your course exam on the last day of your course and receive a Certificate of Achievement with the designation "Awarded with Distinction."

Training Hours
Standard Course Hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
*Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

FREE Online Course Exam (if applicable) – Last Day: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
By successfully completing your FREE online course exam, you will:
Have a record of your growth and learning results.
Bring proof of your progress back to your organization
Earn credits toward industry certifications (if applicable)
Make progress toward one or more Learning Tree Specialist & Expert Certifications (if applicable)

Enhance Your Credentials with Professional Certification

Learning Tree's comprehensive training and exam preparation guarantees that you will gain the knowledge and confidence to achieve professional certification and advance your career.

Cancellation Policy

We require 16 calendar days notice to reschedule or cancel any registration. Failure to provide the required notification will result in 100% charge of the course. If a student does not attend a scheduled course without prior notification it will result in full forfeiture of the funds and no reschedule will be allowed. Within the required notification period, only student substitutions will be permitted. Reschedules are permitted at anytime with 16 or more calendar days notice. Enrollments must be rescheduled within six months of the cancel date or funds on account will be forfeited.

Training Location

Virtual - AnyWare Centre

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About Learning Tree International


Established in 1974, Learning Tree is a leading provider of IT training to business and government organizations worldwide. Learning Tree provides Workforce Optimization Solutions – a modern approach to delivering learning and development services that improves the adoption of skills, and accelerates the implementation of technical and business processes required to improve
IT service delivery.  These services include: needs assessments, skill gaps analyses, blended learning solutions, and acceleration workshops.


Over 2.4 million professionals have enhanced their skills through Learning Tree’s extensive library of proprietary and partner content including: web development, cyber security, program and project management, Agile, operating systems, networking, cloud computing, leadership, and more.

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