Effective Time Management

Impact on the Organization

Everyone has 24 hours in a day. Why can some people accomplish so much more in the same amount of time? As our lives get busier and busier, gaining control over how we spend our time becomes ever more important. This module shows how to consistently apply the highest-value time management techniques, including: setting priorities, assessing value, eliminating time wasters, planning, and delegating effectively, It will also help managers show their employees how to manage their own time more efficiently.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the hidden assumptions we make about time
  • Define Time Management
  • Master effective tools and techniques for setting priorities
  • Learn strategies for overcoming procrastination
  • Identify and respond appropriately to interruptions and other potential or recurring time wasters
  • Delegate more effectively
  • Learn more efficient and effective telephone techniques
  • Learn to say “no”

Program Description

This highly interactive module introduces several powerful ways to gain mastery over how you spend your time. Participants discuss their unspoken assumptions about time, learn proven strategies for effective time management, and master a complete time management system. They also learn powerful techniques for eliminating procrastination and other time wasters.

Participants investigate effective delegation skills and tools, and learn how to apply them. They learn how to set priorities and create an action plan for each day, and then practice these skills. Finally, they discover when and how to say “no,” as part of a broader time management plan. Throughout this module, participants interact actively with the instructor and each other. They participate in appropriate simulations, exercises, and practice sessions, and learn how to apply them meaningfully to everyday work situations.

Time Investment

Typically 4 hours.


This program can be customized to reflect your organization’s procedures, policies, cases, examples, and terminology. Please inquire about these optional consulting services.