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Practical Time Management

Training coursse in time management

Learn to take control of your time

Half Day Course

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  • Develop an awareness of priorities and high value tasks
  • Understand the difference between important and urgent items
  • Manage your workload


This fast paced, highly interactive half-day workshop shows participants how to improve their personal effectiveness, in both their work and personal lives, through improved planning. The course introduces delegates to systematic time planning techniques and highlights the methods available for effective scheduling and prioritisation. The workshop also considers how to deal with interruptions and distractions (including how to deal with email.)

Learning objectives

By attending this highly interactive half-day course you will:

  • Gain an insight into the key principles involved in managing time effectively
  • Acquire an insight into your core values
  • Master an elegant process for setting long and short term goals
  • Appreciate how to take charge of your calendar (including your email)
  • Discover the importance of ‘batching’ in structuring your day

Who should attend?

Anyone who wants to develop their knowledge and understanding of Time Management tools and techniques.


Saying ‘No’ and negotiating deadlines

The key Time Management skills is learning to say “no” to being overloaded with too many tasks. It means negotiating deadlines with your friends, your peers, your manager and also yourself!.

  • The Three-Step Assertive Technique
  • Rapport Based No

Exercise: practising the Rapport Based No

Whole life planning

The starting point for any attempt at improving personal effectiveness is to set goals based on the most important aspects of your work and social life.

  • Understanding core values
  • The Wheel of Life technique
  • The Stretch Goals concept
  • Setting short term SMART goals

Exercise: the Wheel of Life exercise

Setting priorities

Highlighting the tasks that need to be done in order to start to achieve the priorities.

  • ‘Urgent’ vs. ‘Important’ items
  • The 80/20 rule
  • Managing your energy
  • Managing your career

Exercise: managing your energy more effectively

The batching concept

Understanding the importance of grouping similar items together and working on them in a batch.

  • Primetime
  • Handling email and the Variable Rewards Schedule

Exercise: working with Primetime

Using your calendar

How to stay in control of your day.

  • Scheduling disciplines
  • Making ‘space’ work for you

Exercise: improving your calendar ‘hygiene’

Using lists

Effective Time Management involves having all tasks captured as part of one system. It’s vital to keeping control of the ‘big picture’ and avoiding ‘overload’ and ‘burnout’.

  • Lists and stress management
  • Three types of list
  • The daily ‘to-do’ list

Exercise: making lists work for you

Rituals and transitions

How habits and routines can enhance your personal effectiveness.

  • Using Rituals
  • The power of Transition Rituals

Exercise: developing a customised Transition Ritual


Feedback is based upon peer review, group discussion and comments from the Course Director.

Remote Training

All of our workshops can be delivered as Remote Training via e-learning modules plus Zoom based virtual workshops. Please see our Virtual Training page for more information.


Further information on this course is available by contacting
Boulden Management Consultants:
via our Contact form
Tel: 0844 394 8877