Why are there so many different organisational systems and time management methods out there? The answer is simple: it’s like any other personal challenge, like weight loss or money management. There is no simple, one size fits all answer. You must build a solution that works for you.
Over the course of this two-day workshop, we will explore various time management and organisational tools and techniques so that you can build a customised productivity plan for your personal and professional lives. At the end of the course, you will emerge with a plan that works for you, so that you can start regaining control of your life!
You will spend the first part of the day getting to know other participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Participants will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.
Understanding Personal Efficiency
To start, participants will explore what personal productivity means to them and others, and what it might feel like. We’ll also discuss how personal productivity is similar to (and different from) basic time management.
Developing the Right Attitude
This session will give participants some useful attitudes to cultivate and some skills that they might want to work on. You will also discuss why multi-tasking is a myth.
Laying the Foundation
Your daily and weekly task lists are in fact only the tip of your personal to-do list. This session will show participants how to create a strong foundation for their daily plan: a vision statement, dreams, and goals.
The Building Blocks of a Good Organisational System
After the lunch break, participants will brainstorm a list of characteristics of a good organisational system. You will also explore Pareto’s principle, also known as the 80/20 rule.
Creating the Right Environment
This session will focus on how to purge a workspace, design it for efficiency, and re-organise it. We will also introduce our filing system and our daily information management system: the incubator.
Setting Up Your Virtual Environment
Next, we will take a closer look at organising electronic files and e-mail.
Setting up Your Information Management Center
Day Two will begin with an overview of the four components of an information management centre: calendar, to-do lists, communications log, and project notebook. To reinforce learning, participants will review three case studies and then create their own.
Managing Information in Six Easy Steps
This session will introduce the GOPHER model of handling information. Participants will then apply the knowledge to a case study.
Prioritising Your Tasks
Next, participants will learn how to prioritise work with the Eisenhower principle, also known as the urgent-important matrix.
In this session, participants will explore different ways of saying no.
Participants will discover the importance of routine through an exercise and a large group discussion.
Stopping Procrastination Now (Not Later!)
This session will give participants some ways to tackle those tasks that they have been putting off. Participants will also complete a Challenge to Change.
Applying Our Lessons at Home
The final session of this workshop will give participants to organise key areas at home, including chores, exercise, and meals.
At the end of the course, participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.
For details on the differences between “in-house” and “all-inclusive” please see below
We’re keen to ensure that all the participants get the most out of the day, so ideally, we would love to have a room that has natural daylight, space to move, sit and write / work in small groups and utilise the wall space.
It helps to have the equipment provided but we can provide screen, projectors, flip charts and sound etc.
The “in-house” price includes training materials for all participants and a brilliant trainer… come coach… come facilitator.
The price excludes facilitator travel / accommodation (if required) and VAT.
Quite simply, we take all the hassle, stress and time required to organise your course off-site.
We will provide;
We think this is great value and ideal for companies who do not have the resource or time to organise the training.
Please see “Terms” for specific details on our all-inclusive offer.
Full Course Terms and Conditions are available upon request and are provided during the booking process.
Coming Soon! Our “Back to School essential Business Skills Lessons.
A range of short classroom based sessions that can be delivered in just 40 minutes!
Back to School allows every learner to create a personal “school” timetable based on the learning topics / lessons they need the most. They just attend the classes and then go back to work, minimising time away from the day job whilst picking up top tips on personal effectiveness, soft skills and leadership / management.
Fast, interactive and energising ways to learn through Ican Development
Ican Development are a recognised Chartered Management Institute Centre offering a targeted range of high quality qualifications in Coaching and Mentoring as well as Leadership and Management.
We’re also very proud of the way we deliver our programmes with an emphasis on face to face learning using highly engaging and experiential approaches.
We are currently offering qualifications from Levels 3 to 6