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MGTSK - Skill Development module

Time Management: Efficiently Managing Time, Priorities & Activities

Duration: 1 days
Target population: All staff members
Cost: $0
Course objectives:
As we all face increasing demands to do more with less and increase our effectiveness, what are some ways that we can gain better control over our time in order to boost our productivity and performance - and feel more satisfied with our workday? This full day workshop will give participants the opportunity to examine and improve their time management methods and tools (with emphasis on how to more effectively use Outlook and the function tasks), and learn strategies to create a more favourable and productive working environment. This will include learning to use various tools in accordance with fundamental principles of time management; understanding and applying certain work productivity principles; getting a better understanding of common time wasting situations and how to deal with them; learning to better manage telecommunications (telephone and e-mail) and interruptions; and improving the ability to organize work load and set priorities.


By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

• Organize the workspace and filing system (electronic or paper)
• Get rid of piles, paper or virtual
• Identify and control the time management process
• Master electronic tools (Outlook, Lotus Notes or Group wise) and time management process
• Manage emails efficiently
• Manage and control multiple projects
• Control internal and external communications
• Reduce any time consuming actions
• Control emergencies and contingencies
• Control and manage deadlines
• Make good follow-ups
• Avoid oversights
• Think « tasks »
• Plan the short medium and and long term
• Control the workload

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